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Lemontree



Joined: 28 Mar 2016
Posts: 6
Location: Hemsby

PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:00 am    Post subject: Group bookings Reply with quote

Morning. I have (at 02:15hrs this morning) received an Air BnB booking for a group of young lads who are having a reunion weekend away together. I have a small terraced cottage in a quiet residential area of Hemsby, Norfolk. The booking was vague (2-4 if us depending on who can get time off work). The Booker has only just joined Air BnB so has no reviews for me to go off. What is your experience (if any) of same sex group bookings? Especially young males? My cottage is a 4 star rated property and I have only ever had families / couples. Grateful for any advice. TIA.
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Cymraes



Joined: 07 Jul 2015
Posts: 438
Location: North Wales

PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't want them!

I have taken group bookings of young men but they were mountain bikers and there for a purpose, not just to drink and hang out.

They filled the recycling bins with their empty beer bottles but they all were far less trouble to clean up after than many families
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gardenboy



Joined: 02 Jul 2011
Posts: 268

PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bikers are ok as you say they have a purpose for being there, will be out all day and be too tired after to party.

I have let to students but only on a separate agreement that any noise complaints i can deduct 500 gbp from the deposit. If they agree then they had no intention of causing trouble.

My worst tenants ever were a family with young children, you really cannot predict it.
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Pixiepower



Joined: 21 Oct 2015
Posts: 17
Location: St Ives

PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Itís difficult to generalise. I guess your willingness to take the booking might depend on if youíre nearby to keep an eye on things (and they know thatís the case).
We had a group of young people that looked like they might have been a concern- boy racer type cars and baseball caps on backwards etc. but they left the house clean and tidy and even sorted out the recycling, so less trouble than some families and groups of older adults.
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CSE



Joined: 06 Nov 2006
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Location: Galicia

PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One cannot ban guests on sexual orientation, gender, race etc.
So if you refuse them think of something that will not get you into trouble.
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COYS



Joined: 06 Jun 2015
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Location: Greek Islands

PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As casasantestevo says, be careful about how you refuse if you so choose.
We have always tried to avoid younger groups, but in hindsight the few that we have had weren't much bother really other than being a bit messy. Hen parties & wedding groups are by far the most chaotic & troublesome & families with sticky kids always make for the longest changeovers.
I'd consider the neighbours & possible disturbance to them but as long as you're up front about what is expected it could be ok.
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Giraffe



Joined: 26 Jun 2016
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Location: Cornwall, England

PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Families with both young children and dogs make for the most mess. I had 4 young men last year - past mates at university who meet up each year. Left the place spotless plus a lovely review.
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LeeH



Joined: 16 Jun 2016
Posts: 18
Location: Scarboough

PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In our Terms we state:
We reserve the right to refuse parties of more than 2 single sex guests, unless as part of a family unit. Single sex families and couples are more than welcome, but Sandy Palms is not party/stag-night accommodation.

that seems to have worked well for us, so far.
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newtimber



Joined: 24 Nov 2012
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Location: Brighton

PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LeeH wrote:
In our Terms we state:
We reserve the right to refuse parties of more than 2 single sex guests..


Most people are a single sex...
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LeeH



Joined: 16 Jun 2016
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Location: Scarboough

PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
Most people are a single sex...

I noticed that as soon as I posted it! Very Happy
(heads off to amend... Very Happy )
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