Ok this is the situation, I had a inquiry for Thanksgiving weekend and this is how it was worded.
“Hi can we negotiate a price since your location is far from the airport and the port of Miami”
Granted that this guest is from a certain country in South America of which the last 4 guests from this country have left a little dig about my location so I was not going to take any changes.
This is how I declined them:
“I am sorry but this is not a good fit for either you or myself since it is thanksgiving weekend and I did not raise my prices for the holiday . Besides the traffic in Miami is so bad right now that I don’t think you would be happy in my location so I am sorry but will have to decline.”
Well she came back pissed off saying sorry that my question offended you and can you reconsider since I would be staying 5 days.
I have hit the decline button with the reason being not a good fit. Well I since raised the prices accordingly and lo and behold another inquiry for those exact same dates from the same city (not a big city) in the same country but this time it is a man asking. I am a bit weary about this inquiry since it might be the boyfriend’s account and if guests already mentioned the distance I know I will be dinged in a review.
Of course it could be non related so fellow hosts what would you do?