Hi there all new to the forums and fairly new to Airbnb (we’ve been hosting since Feb 2020).
Just wondering how you all go about accepting payments and bookings outside Airbnb/Vrbo?
In our first year, a crazy first year with COVID etc… we’ve done better than we had hoped and this coming year is set to be busy too! Fantastic for us.
After speaking to someone who owns a couple of Airbnb properties and has his own ‘platform’ for accepting payments I was wondering how people go about getting bookings away from Aribnb et al? The wife and I were considering doing such a thing but having the ‘backing’ of Airbnb seems a very good thing when it can come to disputes and breakages (luckily we haven’t need to use them yet).
We had one person stay with us (our 4th guest) who wanted the house for a whole month but was very keen to pay outside of Airbnb because of the fees, not feeling comfortable with doing it we just deducted the fee off the total price.
Do you guys have a template contract you just insert the names of the guests too and hope that everything works out?
Thanks in advanced for any tips.