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  Topic: Homeaway Requesting Review from Guest
petitbois

Replies: 11
Views: 2533

PostForum: 
Rental listing sites
   Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:40 pm   Subject: Homeaway Requesting Review from Guest
encourage guests to write review on trip advisor, most people will look on there first, plus it is a way to remind guests to book direct, thereby saving commission charges
  Topic: 9 Week Booking Enquiry - Alarm Bells Ringing.
petitbois

Replies: 16
Views: 4165

PostForum: Bookings   Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:16 pm   Subject: 9 Week Booking Enquiry - Alarm Bells Ringing.
sounds like a possible work contract - any wind turbines, railway or roadworks about to start in your region???
  Topic: Car charging point?
petitbois

Replies: 12
Views: 1975

PostForum: 
Managing your property
   Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:47 pm   Subject: Car charging point?
just be aware & when sending out confirmation emails mention that you cannot accept electric vehicles. We had a booking via bookingdotcon last year, who fortunately for us called direct to change ...
  Topic: Golf buggy issues?
petitbois

Replies: 6
Views: 1369

PostForum: 
Rental listing sites
   Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:45 am   Subject: Golf buggy issues?
think of it another way - would you let them use your ride-on lawn mower
  Topic: Golf buggy issues?
petitbois

Replies: 6
Views: 1369

PostForum: 
Rental listing sites
   Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:38 pm   Subject: Golf buggy issues?
we have a petrol golf buggy for ferrying stuff around the site...it is strictly for our own use & that of friends here helping us...no way would we let guests use it...had enough trouble with bike ...
  Topic: Airbnb
petitbois

Replies: 8
Views: 1776

PostForum: 
Rental listing sites
   Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:59 am   Subject: Airbnb
Pros:
low commission for owner
Can view reviews about guests before you accept booking
good for filling last minute gaps
Cons:
most bookings are for short stays
need to be 'good value' so diffi ...
  Topic: Booking.com payments
petitbois

Replies: 8
Views: 1272

PostForum: 
Rental listing sites
   Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:57 pm   Subject: Booking.com payments
if bdotcom takes payment, you receive it on 15th of month after....
  Topic: B&Bs South West France open in January
petitbois

Replies: 7
Views: 2247

PostForum: France   Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:58 pm   Subject: B&Bs South West France open in January
Angouleme is our local town for last 15yrs - we love it - always something happening & some fabulous restaurants.
  Topic: B&Bs South West France open in January
petitbois

Replies: 7
Views: 2247

PostForum: France   Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:57 pm   Subject: B&Bs South West France open in January
we have closed our B&B but we stayed at https://www.villadesdemoiselles.com/ in Rochefort - a delightful couple, very welcoming, fabulous location
  Topic: Books about moving to and living in France
petitbois

Replies: 25
Views: 5056

PostForum: France   Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:24 pm   Subject: Books about moving to and living in France
so agree with SPJ...now retiring & closing our B&B/gite business after 15yrs & may reopen gites to regulars only in 2020 (need to change our tax regime or find a buyer) Anyone want to tak ...
  Topic: Guests hide behind reviews
petitbois

Replies: 24
Views: 7685

PostForum: B&Bs   Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:00 am   Subject: Guests hide behind reviews
French guests very rarely score you 10/10 as they do not think anywhere can be perfect. Location is the one we get marked down for, which annoys me as they chose to stay in this location!! watch the ...
  Topic: Travel Insurance
petitbois

Replies: 4
Views: 1998

PostForum: France   Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:49 am   Subject: Travel Insurance
we only do the one trip per year currently, but went with it as had problems getting French Insurance companies to quote & when they did the premium was ridiculous, so we went back to our old Trai ...
  Topic: Travel Insurance
petitbois

Replies: 4
Views: 1998

PostForum: France   Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:58 pm   Subject: Travel Insurance
we use Globelink Annual Travel Insurance - just over 100pounds/yr for 2 over 60s in good health. Staysure is another which offers annual insurance to Uk citizens living overseas
  Topic: Taxe de Sejour from 2019 - surely not 300+?
petitbois

Replies: 91
Views: 13891

PostForum: France   Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:33 am   Subject: Taxe de Sejour from 2019 - surely not 300+?
here in dept 16 there was a meeting at various tourist offices in June when the changes were announced. Effective from January 2019
  Topic: Taxe de Sejour from 2019 - surely not 300+?
petitbois

Replies: 91
Views: 13891

PostForum: France   Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:28 am   Subject: Taxe de Sejour from 2019 - surely not 300+?
the new rate is for unclassified properties, if you have a classification, then rate stays the same, been brought in to encourage eveyone to be classified
 
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