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So another guest asking to stay one night before they fly out of town for 10 days. Since I’m close to the airport they are asking to leave their car at my house when they leave town. The nerve, although I cannot tell them street parking is not allowed because I am not sure. Here’s their message and my reply, offering a long term parking solution.
My friend and I are flying to Costa Rica early morning on Weds Feb 5. Would it be OK with you if we park on the street during our trip, if we book your house that night? We’ll be gone until Friday Feb 14. No pressure whatsoever, I just wanted to ask. We’ll arrive around 8 or 9PM on Feb 4, promptly sleep, and will be very low impact overall. No pressure! I just wanted to ask.
Parking at my property is an amenity I offer to guests. I’d suggest you rent the room until the 14th and then you can park in my driveway.
Street parking is risky as the neighbors may call the county when cars reduce access by parked on the street. The county will not perform trash pickup, not to mention they will not clean the snow off a street with cars on it.
I’m pretty sure it’s illegal for you to charge a guest to park on a public street, so that’s out, and I would want enough street and private spaces available for current guests, so unless you have an extra private space that you know won’t be used, the answer is no.
Long term parking in El Paso is only $5 a day. And then the guest would have to ride share to and from the Airport (although if I were available I’d be willing to provide a ride to and from). So it would have to be longer than 10 days to be worthwhile for most guests. I have one regular who left their car here once, paid me some for parking and stayed here both coming and going. I gave her a ride to the airport but not back. It was definitely a sweet deal for both of us.
I mean, I could envision a scenario where a guest brings their bikes trailered and ends up spilling it on The Sisters and need to lighten the caravan to attend to business … accidents happen there a lot, sadly. When they say the ride is technical and not for novices they aren’t joking.
Yes that would be ideal if they ask " how much" . But they didn’t and I would offer to park for a fee . I already did it once . They parked on my driveway and I made 75$ doing absolutely nothing .
It’s against Airbnb policy to offer guests paid parking after their booking is finished ???
A contract that they would sign, not unlike a parking garage, could absolve you of liability.
While I don’t know your rate structure nor the the cost of the Airport parking, I’d assume that airport parking would be cheaper than renting a room that is not going to be used (+ the cost of Ubering to/from the airport) so offering such seems farfetched and could reflect negatively on you.
The opportunity to offer parking (for a fee) if they book your room, the night prior and the night upon their return may present a business model to consider (if you are that close to the airport)