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  Topic: Guest booked for 4 adults over Xmas, but 6 turned up!
Martha

Replies: 14
Views: 1351

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Managing your guests
   Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:17 pm   Subject: Guest booked for 4 adults over Xmas, but 6 turned up!
Don't you take a deposit? I had over-occupancy happen once, the wife was (I think genuinely) mortified and said the husband was supposed to have told me. They said they were relatives but it was an ex ...
  Topic: Artificial grass
Martha

Replies: 8
Views: 758

PostForum: Managing your garden and pool   Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:55 pm   Subject: Artificial grass
I have several friends with dogs who have artificial grass for low maintenance! I'm sure there are various brands, can't help you there...but they all love it. You would probably need to check after e ...
  Topic: Ski bookings winter 2018
Martha

Replies: 7
Views: 2986

PostForum: Alpine   Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:00 pm   Subject: Ski bookings winter 2018
We are slow this year...odd as you'd think last year's snowmageddon would have increased things a little. I keep getting four or five enquiries for the same weeks :/
On the other hand our pics are l ...
  Topic: How do you get rid of people ?
Martha

Replies: 6
Views: 1087

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Managing your property
   Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:06 am   Subject: How do you get rid of people ?
Same as Mouse - I used to get lingerers a lot until I did this.

If I'm around and it seems like they'd like to chat, I'll drop in the evening before.

But the main thing is the reminder. I have ...
  Topic: When they lie about the age of the baby?
Martha

Replies: 21
Views: 2138

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Managing your guests
   Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:10 pm   Subject: When they lie about the age of the baby?
For the baby, I wouldn't be too concerned, babies are way less trouble than toddlers, I've found! As long as you're clear about what you do and don't provide it should all be good.

For the visitin ...
  Topic: France where do you buy bedlinens
Martha

Replies: 4
Views: 849

PostForum: France   Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:21 pm   Subject: France where do you buy bedlinens
King od Cotton are in France now, might have what you need?
https://www.kingofcotton.fr
  Topic: HA payment issues - check your details...
Martha

Replies: 5
Views: 766

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Rental listing sites
   Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:10 am   Subject: HA payment issues - check your details...
HA have just whacked me with nearly 40% charge for a ten day booking in August Shocked Lucky I checked the breakdown!

They said it's an ongoing issue and they'll correct it. I do wonder if they w ...
  Topic: Is it possible to earn a profit if you use a mgmt co.?
Martha

Replies: 15
Views: 2305

PostForum: UK & Ireland   Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:55 pm   Subject: Is it possible to earn a profit if you use a mgmt co.?
Depends on the mortgage situation but if it's the kind of fairly typical setup you have in your list, then I would say no. As a way to finance your own life in a place you love, it works. Or if you ha ...
  Topic: How does Damage Deposit work ?
Martha

Replies: 7
Views: 766

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Rental listing sites
   Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:10 pm   Subject: How does Damage Deposit work ?
HA take it, the guest pays it with the deposit as I remember, and then you have to refund it.
TA I am not sure but I suspect that's how it works. I don't think (?) they actually pay it.

Possibly ...
  Topic: Duvet protectors
Martha

Replies: 4
Views: 806

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Managing your property
   Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:44 pm   Subject: Duvet protectors
Interesting! I was mulling over getting some actually, washing the doubles is a real chore. Nappy pins sound like a good idea.
  Topic: Dog policy
Martha

Replies: 16
Views: 1834

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Managing your property
   Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:21 pm   Subject: Dog policy
"[on holiday] I like to be lazy and letting the dog out for a quick wee should be possible"

I think this is the exact point, very well put. It's not an unreasonable thing to want to do. Your holid ...
  Topic: Dog policy
Martha

Replies: 16
Views: 1834

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Managing your property
   Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:43 pm   Subject: Dog policy
I feel your pain! As a dog owner I think your rules are absolutely fair. Perhaps as Zebedee says, a little more clarity in the rules, with photos etc. Some people really need it spelling out, they are ...
  Topic: One Week Minimum
Martha

Replies: 12
Views: 1478

PostForum: Bookings   Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 6:43 pm   Subject: One Week Minimum
I find winter still books sat-sat but or summer I've been flexible for ever and it's always been better. I prefer it too, avoids the lunatic changeover Saturdays and I end up with more bookings so it ...
  Topic: Waste paper baskets
Martha

Replies: 15
Views: 1659

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Managing your property
   Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 4:41 pm   Subject: Waste paper baskets
A small thing that I am pondering.
I provide a small wicker waste paper basket in every bedroom. I think it's mostly because I've just had them for years. I bought them when we kitted the place out. ...
  Topic: Owners Direct / Homeaway collecting now Taxe de Sejour!
Martha

Replies: 9
Views: 1095

PostForum: France   Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:42 am   Subject: Owners Direct / Homeaway collecting now Taxe de Sejour!
Airbnb already do it. The lady at the Mairie told me when I went to pay mine this December so I guess there has been some liaising at least.
I imagine it's in order to avoid possible legal action ove ...
 
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