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What makes travellers come to your unit / location?

What kind of people come to our unit? 

Nature lovers, people who love tramping, water sporters, birdwatchers, photographers, star-gazers.

They choose our unit because we're offering natural bedding, chorine-free water, views, space and quiet, modern facilities, wifi and of course nice hosts. 

I am a birdwatcher, and love photography and nature, so there is always lots to share. 

How about your place? 

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Barry Reilly

Evening Aaltje B.

 

I have had all sorts from :

  •  Italian Young adults coming to Dublin to meet up with friends studying here
  •  Spanish, French, Italian and American couples, as tourists, and branch out to other cities and then return before flying home.
  •  USA Cyclists touring Ireland, last night in Ireland before flying home.
  •  Non English speaking guests, walking around Dublin to see the sights.

 

We are short drive to and from Airport and city Centre, a very ideal location to get best of both worlds; not too close to noisy city centre and not too far either to travel to and from.

Plenty of local idyllic places to see near by from St Anne's Park, to Clontarf Seaview; Golf Courses, Railway link to North Dublin for Malahide Castle and Howth area.

 

Kind Regards

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29 days ago
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Aaltje B.

Sounds like year-round business ? 

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Barry Reilly

Considering I only started in August 2019, it was a feast at first all the booking coming in, then the Irish Famine hit in November onwards and it dwlindled.

 

Spent some time over Xmas and new year tweaking pricing, rate plans and promotions, and now March is nearly fully booked.

 

I implemented a new strategy , set minimum 2 nights for Thursdays, Fridays and Mondays; 

Detached promotions from shorter stays and set them up for the long stays. 

 

It worked well for Jan & Feb weekends so far.

 

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29 days ago
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Aaltje B.

Perfect to be near the airport as well. 

That should help. 

Probably a lot of short stays for them? 

Can you advertise at the airport with a pamphlet of your property? 

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Aaltje B.

Will look into that during ny after season. Good to tweak system now and then . 

It seems to go up in ranking search if you do that too. Correct or does it only look like that. Up season here . Everything is opposite your Northern hemisphere . 

29 days ago
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Don Burns

Our Northern California home's rental suite is like many other partner-hosts who are in semi-remote areas and not in internationally-known California tourist cities (San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, Monterey, Santa Barbara, Napa Valley, etc.).

 

We are one of hundreds of vacation stays in the scenic, alpine mountain region of eastern California, which is 300 miles long and 70 miles wide.  Other than the surrounding pine tree and redwood forests, and maybe a nearby winter ski resort, it can be difficult to make potential guests think our location is more special than other regional mountain communities.

 

My wife and I have only had 44 bookings, since we began renting our home's downstairs guestrooms 20 months ago.  We are listed on Booking.com, Airbnb, TripAdvisor. FlipKey and Expedia; plus, our guestrooms are listed on our local tourism office's website.  Booking.com and Expedia have brought us the most online reservations in the past year.

 

The same is true for guestroom rental owners, whose property is along California's 800-mile seacoast.  To some guests, one California ocean beach can look the same as another coastline many miles away.

 

In my rental suite advertising, I must mention ALL area attractions to make potential guests think there are many more nearby options to explore and have fun:

  • Wine enthusiasts! -- Murphys has fine-dining restaurants and 20 wine tasting rooms, along its historic Main Street (4 miles).
  • Concert goers! -- Outdoor summer concerts at Brice Station Winery (1 mile) and Ironstone Winery (5 miles).
  • Theatre fans! -- Community acting, singing and dancing at their best at Murphys Creek Theatre (4 miles) and Fallon House Theatre in Columbia (17 miles).
  • Nature lovers! -- Majestic, 300-foot-tall, Sierra redwood trees, more than 2,000 years old, and scenic river rapids at Calaveras Big Trees State Park (11 miles).
  • Golfers! -- Sequoia Woods Golf Course in Arnold (8 miles) and Greenhorn Creek Golf Course in Angels Camp (14 miles).
  • Gold Rush history buffs! -- Preserved and rustic, 1850s, living-history town of Columbia State Historic Park (17 miles).
  • Underground explorers! -- Walk deep underground at Mercer Caverns (6 miles) and Moaning Cavern (10 miles).  Also, soar above the foothill valley on Moaning Cavern Adventure Park's zipline ride (10 miles).
  • Feeling lucky? -- Black Oak Casino offers gambling, a 24-lane bowling center, several restaurants and bars, and a live-music stage (32 miles).
  • Snow skiers! -- Bear Valley Ski Resort (33 miles).

 

Does anyone else have this same challenge?

 

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29 days ago
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Aaltje B.

Wow, that is a long and impressive list with activities in your area! 

We have lots of competition lately, within a few years time about 80 new units opened their doors. With no hotels in sight there is a big need for accommodation. 

Many look alike. 

So it is good to have something special, a special feature why you stand out. 

Is it your coffee machine, your hot tub, early check in - late check out, the fire-place? 

People that rent in shoulder seasons use the fireplace in South NZ a lot. And even this summer was so cold, we only just stopped using it! 

I forgot to mention in my list, the fireplace. Defenitely a hit, with stacks of wood too. 

Thanks Don for your contribution! 

 

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29 days ago
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M Adamopoulou

Dear Ella, 

New Zealand is certainly a beautiful country to visit ...but I would visit your country just to meet you to hear you play the flute, taste you delicious pies and to just seat with you watching the birds.... and shoot photos.....not the birds!!!

Thanks for sharing!!!

 

28 days ago
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M Adamopoulou

The Adam's Studio in Oropos is opened from April to the end of October...that means summertime...

April....

1.Many guests come for Easter...mostly Greeks...Greeks prefer to have         Easter in their villages or to places near Athens that are in the country...

2. Only 5 klm from us there are three Boat Yards. 

Yachtsmen from all over the world  come to us and stay for 2-3 nights while their boat is getting ready for them to sail to our beautiful islands... They prefer this place  in Greece where they can leave their boat with complete peace of mind for the winter.  This sheltered location on the coast of the southern Gulf of Evia is ideal for winter dry-berthing of yachts where haul-out and launching is performed.

May...

1. May 1st.......Labor Day... National holiday...No one works.  All        Greeks        are celebrating... It is an Urban holiday and                people traditionally come  to us with family and stay for 2-3          nights.  They prefer the  country   to celebrate and to gather          flowers to make a flower wreath...which they hang in their            front doors for luck...

2. Guests from all over the world that prefer to travel in low seasons...to visit the mountains...the museums...Athens city...

June,July,August, September...

Guests from everywhere, mostly for the sun and sea...swimming, sports activities, relaxing, entertainment, clubbing etc

October

Guests from Italy, Russia, Germany, France, Finland etc. that love the country and just to seat and relax and for sun exposure therapy  before  the wintertime.

After that we close The Adam's Studio in Oropos for guests and the Adam's family move in to relax and enjoy the wintertime....

 

Last but not least....guests from every part of the world come to us for us...

 

 

 

 

 

28 days ago