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  Topic: Complaints about cold shower
Cymraes

Replies: 5
Views: 168

PostForum: 
Managing your property
   Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:29 am   Subject: Complaints about cold shower
I think you've answered your own question - yes a sign in the bathroom reminding them to let the water run hot.

As for the sign - well Etsy is full of craftspeople making signs. Pick one whose styl ...
  Topic: Payment by Credit card
Cymraes

Replies: 6
Views: 300

PostForum: Bookings   Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:32 am   Subject: Re: Stripe
Hi all,

Hope everyone is well during these crazy covid times.

Anyone else been having problems with Stripe?

They are having problems verifying my account and have a large amount of money o ...
  Topic: Letting from a distance
Cymraes

Replies: 10
Views: 349

PostForum: 
Just starting out
   Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:39 pm   Subject: Letting from a distance
Oh it's do-able ( I do it) but you need an excellent reliable cleaner and a little black book of reliable trades.

We have a second keysafe for the use of trades ( or guests who lock themselves out ...
  Topic: Sykes Price Increase
Cymraes

Replies: 6
Views: 377

PostForum: 
Rental listing sites
   Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:08 pm   Subject: Sykes Price Increase
It's raising guest expectations crazily high though and they are likely to be disappointed if they are paying 2K for what is 800 accommodation.

That's likely to be reflected in the reviews
  Topic: Pricing
Cymraes

Replies: 7
Views: 433

PostForum: 
Managing your property
   Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:36 am   Subject: Pricing
I'd sell out very fast for the summer and be empty for the rest of the year.

There is a reason why pricing is seasonal. Summer period is where I make enough to make the whole business viable. I wo ...
  Topic: Staying over to maintain a property
Cymraes

Replies: 8
Views: 404

PostForum: 
Managing your property
   Posted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:14 am   Subject: Staying over to maintain a property
The article references Britain when it actually means England!

I am not allowed to travel into Wales to have a holiday at mine until at least the 12th April.

In fact I've had to carry out our re ...
  Topic: How should I take payment?
Cymraes

Replies: 4
Views: 262

PostForum: 
Just starting out
   Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:04 am   Subject: How should I take payment?
If you use PMP (promotemyplace) for your site then you get basic guest management software and credit card processing thrown in.

I use Stripe linked to my PMP website which works like a dream and ...
  Topic: Electric car chargers
Cymraes

Replies: 21
Views: 923

PostForum: 
Managing your property
   Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:05 pm   Subject: Electric car chargers
Whilst we will be accounting for it in our overall charging structure at the moment, as soon as someone comes up with a suitable card/coin meter we'll be installing it, if demand becomes heavy enough ...
  Topic: Electric car chargers
Cymraes

Replies: 21
Views: 923

PostForum: 
Managing your property
   Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:06 pm   Subject: Electric car chargers
We don't charge extra for it at the moment but it's factored into next years pricing tariff as another overhead.

Guests really like it when such things appear "free" although in practice of course ...
  Topic: Covid-19 roadmap to lifting lockdown.
Cymraes

Replies: 3
Views: 546

PostForum: UK & Ireland   Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:46 pm   Subject: Covid-19 roadmap to lifting lockdown.
At the moment, Boris's roadmap is the best we can expect and it gives us something to work to. Most of our customers come from England and we have bookings from Easter onwards. I would rather blame Bo ...
  Topic: Covid-19 roadmap to lifting lockdown.
Cymraes

Replies: 3
Views: 546

PostForum: UK & Ireland   Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:01 pm   Subject: Covid-19 roadmap to lifting lockdown.
By your post location you are in Wales.

We have no re-opening date yet from Drakeford. Yesterday's announcements relate only to England and has no bearing on what the rules will be here in Wales. W ...
  Topic: PAT testing
Cymraes

Replies: 3
Views: 538

PostForum: UK & Ireland   Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:06 pm   Subject: PAT testing
Not actually compulsory by law but considered good practice

Yes anyone can carry out a PAT test with the appropriate training

We have it done annually by an electrician who gives us a spreadshee ...
  Topic: Booking com - the adventure continues...
Cymraes

Replies: 7
Views: 1088

PostForum: 
Rental listing sites
   Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:38 am   Subject: Booking com - the adventure continues...
And now Booking.com have completely ridden roughahod over cancellation deposit policies by scrapping most of them. Also from 17th May 2021, deposit policies must match cancellation policies, so if you ...
  Topic: Booking com - the adventure continues...
Cymraes

Replies: 7
Views: 1088

PostForum: 
Rental listing sites
   Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:37 am   Subject: Booking com - the adventure continues...
And now Booking.com have completely ridden roughahod over cancellation deposit policies by scrapping most of them. Also from 17th May 2021, deposit policies must match cancellation policies, so if you ...
  Topic: Tripadvisor/holidaylettings listing fee
Cymraes

Replies: 6
Views: 615

PostForum: 
Rental listing sites
   Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2021 2:05 pm   Subject: Tripadvisor/holidaylettings listing fee
I'm amazed by the premium people seem happy to pay on TripAdvisor - they pay 100s more than they need to for my cottage. I actually feel quite guilty at times when they realise afterwards.

I do t ...
 
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