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  Topic: VBRO - Guest staying in my villa without having paid in full
Sunbeam

Replies: 8
Views: 312

PostForum: 
Rental listing sites
   Posted: Sat Jul 24, 2021 4:00 pm   Subject: VBRO - Guest staying in my villa without having paid in full
I wonder if the guest expected to pay the balance on arrival? It seems to be common amongst the Spanish to do so - "perhaps" not understanding the online booking process.

It's unbelievable that thi ...
  Topic: new electricity rates
Sunbeam

Replies: 9
Views: 223

PostForum: Spain   Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2021 11:24 am   Subject: new electricity rates
Am I correct in understanding that these are the two choices for how you pay for electricity?


1/ "PVPC tarif" which was a variable price electricity, depending on demand and so price per kw not p ...
  Topic: air conditioning
Sunbeam

Replies: 9
Views: 198

PostForum: Spain   Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2021 5:45 pm   Subject: air conditioning
Thank you CSE - useful links
  Topic: air conditioning
Sunbeam

Replies: 9
Views: 198

PostForum: Spain   Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2021 5:21 pm   Subject: air conditioning
Thanks costa brava - these rates seem pretty reasonable. Are they variable rates?

I've never quite got to grips with the two different ways of contracting electricity. we go for a fixed rate (whic ...
  Topic: air conditioning
Sunbeam

Replies: 9
Views: 198

PostForum: Spain   Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2021 2:54 pm   Subject: air conditioning
The new tariffs do not affect everyone - we use Endesa Happy Hours (most expensive 50 hours each month are free of charge) and have a fixed tarrif of 14 cents per kw. So are not affected by the change ...
  Topic: Electric car chargers
Sunbeam

Replies: 31
Views: 3560

PostForum: 
Managing your property
   Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2021 8:01 pm   Subject: Electric car chargers
Hi CSE - i think that depends on how you choose to pay for electricity.

We pay a fixed price of about 14 cent per kw - rather than the variable rate that depends on general demand. So our bills ar ...
  Topic: Electric car chargers
Sunbeam

Replies: 31
Views: 3560

PostForum: 
Managing your property
   Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2021 4:18 pm   Subject: Electric car chargers
Hi e-richard

You make a very good point.

And guessing like wifi in the early days - figuring out what kind of router to get, how much download v upload speed etc is the norm - getting a suitabl ...
  Topic: Spain holiday and Bookify
Sunbeam

Replies: 8
Views: 250

PostForum: Spain   Posted: Wed Jun 30, 2021 4:12 pm   Subject: Spain holiday and Bookify


Premium host status on Booking.com and Vrbo

Thank you for the update Vera.

Does this mean there is no point listing on both VRBO and Spain-Holiday?
  Topic: Bed Linen- lost the will to live !
Sunbeam

Replies: 26
Views: 8527

PostForum: 
Just starting out
   Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:34 pm   Subject: Bed Linen- lost the will to live !
good advice from zebedee. investing in good/hotel quality bedlinen will pay for itself in time - not just for the positive reviews but it will last longer. I also agree with zebedee's brushed cotton c ...
  Topic: 2021 - summer cancelled
Sunbeam

Replies: 3
Views: 686

PostForum: Bookings   Posted: Fri Jun 04, 2021 9:55 pm   Subject: 2021 - summer cancelled
From today's Daily Telegraph:

Vaccinated Britons can enter France freely from next week

Travellers with two jabs will only need proof of an antigen test and no longer need to have a "compelling ...
  Topic: Where is everyone?
Sunbeam

Replies: 21
Views: 4693

PostForum: The Cafe   Posted: Thu May 20, 2021 2:33 pm   Subject: Where is everyone?
I had one guest who booked a short spring break follwed a day later by a short autumn break. A few days later she booked another short break about 2 weeks after the first one. All have since been canc ...
  Topic: Where is everyone?
Sunbeam

Replies: 21
Views: 4693

PostForum: The Cafe   Posted: Thu May 20, 2021 1:28 pm   Subject: Where is everyone?
Yes, totally agree Sunbeam.

Have you seen the recent news article showing a happy couple who’ve booked two holidays in the knowledge they’ll cancel one ! They think it’s fine because of course the ...
  Topic: Where is everyone?
Sunbeam

Replies: 21
Views: 4693

PostForum: The Cafe   Posted: Thu May 20, 2021 1:19 pm   Subject: Where is everyone?
If the article was at least about questioning the couple's morals and asking them to think about the impact of their behaviour - sending a strong message that it was absolutely the wrong thing to do - ...
  Topic: Where is everyone?
Sunbeam

Replies: 21
Views: 4693

PostForum: The Cafe   Posted: Tue May 18, 2021 6:00 pm   Subject: Where is everyone?
I think we all used to "broadly" in the same boat - and used the forum to discuss what now seem fairly innocuous issues - how to manage air-con use, late arrivals, cleaning advice etc.

So much has ...
  Topic: Pricing
Sunbeam

Replies: 7
Views: 1650

PostForum: 
Managing your property
   Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:43 pm   Subject: Pricing
that's very true. We operate with three price bands applied to different times of year - and avoids just that.
 
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