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Thanks Leandri , that's a great suggestion. I'll give that a go. :)
Hi , I have the second bedroom door locked. I also have a single in the main bedroom with the queen. I have just a coverlet on there and no actual bedding. A few cushions. I also have a security camera in the driveway. If more than the number of guests booked arrive they need permission from us to enter the property. I have this in my terms and conditions which are sent as soon as the booking is made and paid for. Like a back up plan in case they haven't read my rules on their booking form. So far so good. I only leave one towel per guest also. They can ask for more if a longer stay is happening.
Thanks all. It definitely was all ready but I haven't yet installed the power switches that made sense. The electrician is coming next Monday so I did some fancy lighting and which worked out beautifully. The guests left this morning and said it was all perfect. Sensor lights are amazing
I'd like to know too. The other day I got a website booking and noticed that my BDC hadn't closed/blocked the dates so I did it manually . Couldn't afford to take a chance.
Curious. How do you verify a card without charging it? I have a lot of guests who use a debit card which doesn't necessarily have any funds.
Guests who leave no comments does not allow a response to the incorrect public feedback. OR the obvious that they are perhaps leaving a review on a totally different property from the night before or after their stay. Both of the above comments are correct. Many guests don't even read what they book and assume. Example: my last guest asked if I supply bedding? Of course I do. She admitted she hadn't read my listing nor my emails about entering the property for access. Then reviews with what is obviously stated I don't have listed. This is neither helpful to future guests or warming up to me for when she asked if she could return in future. I certainly think that a host should be able to respond to a review of any sort as this is our livelihood. Mine anyway
Location should be dropped on all platforms unless it specifies that it's too noisy etc. Nah then you have the whiners who want complete access to nightclubs but it's too noisy if they want an early night! Definitely our guests see exactly our location and just because they're too cheap to book closer to their sisters house that lives in an expensive accommodation area, doesn't mean we should be dinged on location. It's such a grey area it should be eliminated.
Hi, personally I'm a bit old school. I get a booking and go into every platform I'm on an manually block the dates, send off my welcome letter etc and takes about 10 mins.