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  Topic: Managing the changeover - sharing our thoughts here
chipiechoo

Replies: 55
Views: 7149

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Managing your property
   Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 5:59 pm   Subject: Managing the changeover - sharing our thoughts here
SPJ I am not decrying anything you suggest but wonder if you would be better off delaying your guests for the next few months or even cancelling them? It is obviously causing you concerns that can't b ...
  Topic: Coronavirus - is it affecting your bookings?
chipiechoo

Replies: 107
Views: 16276

PostForum: Bookings   Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:23 pm   Subject: Coronavirus - is it affecting your bookings?
Good question, we haven't yet been asked but not certain how to respond either. These are direct bookings so how are others handling this?
  Topic: Sofa bed in the living room
chipiechoo

Replies: 7
Views: 1574

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Just starting out
   Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:55 pm   Subject: Sofa bed in the living room
Also agree with Moliere.
We do have a sofa bed in the livingroom but have never advertised the fact, it has been called into use on two extending situations in 14 years.
But having had to replace i ...
  Topic: Mark Cooker
chipiechoo

Replies: 5
Views: 2052

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Scam email enquiries
   Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:44 pm   Subject: Mark Cooker
I would say proceed with caution BUT in all our enquiries from either NZ or Australia they always quote the dates as shown in your original email. What they actually mean is they will leave on the 21s ...
  Topic: HomeAway Email re payment after check in
chipiechoo

Replies: 28
Views: 4797

PostForum: 
Rental listing sites
   Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:29 pm   Subject: HomeAway Email re payment after check in
Sam we made the decision 2 years ago that the big sites were not working for us, the policies they introduced were not something we were prepared to partake in.
So if you stick with them you get what ...
  Topic: Do you get fed up..............
chipiechoo

Replies: 21
Views: 5633

PostForum: 
Managing your guests
   Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:11 pm   Subject: Do you get fed up..............
Many thanks GillianF
  Topic: Do you get fed up..............
chipiechoo

Replies: 21
Views: 5633

PostForum: 
Managing your guests
   Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:50 am   Subject: Do you get fed up..............
Pleased for you Gillian that this awful saga is drawing to an end and overall you have managed to correct most of the problems, draining to say the least.
Out of interest what method did you use to c ...
  Topic: English TV here in France
chipiechoo

Replies: 13
Views: 3335

PostForum: France   Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:12 pm   Subject: English TV here in France
In response to your question Moliere, our month long guests have bought Skygo with them, not even at our suggestion and reception at the moment seems fine.
They are happy campers and so are we, thank ...
  Topic: I am wishing to attract American clients.
chipiechoo

Replies: 10
Views: 2276

PostForum: France   Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:37 pm   Subject: I am wishing to attract American clients.
I have been told from a 100% reliable source in the last month that gite de France are now in link with Expedia who are US based, so if you really want guests from that country they would be your best ...
  Topic: The things a guest does ..........
chipiechoo

Replies: 22
Views: 6297

PostForum: 
Managing your guests
   Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:06 pm   Subject: The things a guest does ..........
Oh GillianF, you have our sympathy!
Please tell me they have returned home to whatever country they came from as we have a dreaded 4 week booking coming up in 3 weeks time, from a couple that sound v ...
  Topic: Laundry change for long stays
chipiechoo

Replies: 10
Views: 1372

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Managing your property
   Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:07 pm   Subject: Laundry change for long stays
Hello Lotboy47
We advise our guests to leave anything they would like replaced in a laundry basket we have in the gite (outside) after 7 days of stay and we will bring around replacements, they do th ...
  Topic: August Slow to Book
chipiechoo

Replies: 20
Views: 5255

PostForum: Bookings   Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:35 pm   Subject: August Slow to Book
We need your advice and suggestions.
For the first time in 13 years we have no bookings for the entire month of August, though fully booked after. Our price has not changed for three years and we are ...
  Topic: 2 weeks in the life of a holiday home owner
chipiechoo

Replies: 15
Views: 2998

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Managing your property
   Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:00 pm   Subject: 2 weeks in the life of a holiday home owner
Oh so empathise with you both KathyG and Mouse, you do reach that point when you have had enough!
Finally we have both reached the decision that early next year is the time our property looks at its ...
  Topic: Good commission sites
chipiechoo

Replies: 2
Views: 1274

PostForum: 
Rental listing sites
   Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:20 pm   Subject: Good commission sites
HFD work for us and we are nowhere near their ports, charge 34 per booking and the enquiry comes direct. Plus they are very approachable and helpful.
  Topic: First guests, first night... and we have a leak!!
chipiechoo

Replies: 12
Views: 2839

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Managing your guests
   Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:49 pm   Subject: First guests, first night... and we have a leak!!
Feel for you, early days are a nightmare and we had plenty.
You have to get to know your property and know thow everything works, it all pans out fairly quickly with every problem but, you do get mor ...
 
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