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Airbnb recently told me that I can not charge a bed set up fee and that they would shut me down if I did not remove from my listing.
Here’s the space, Room 1 - king bed, Room 2 - set up as a den or 2nd bedroom with twin bed. My rates are based on two people. If a third person is booked, an extra $25 is added per night. This also clues me into setting up the den as a bedroom. No issues.
Previously I would state that your reservation includes the king size bed for 2 people. If three people then the king bed and the twin bed. If 2 people but want 2nd bed there’s a flat rate $10 bed set up fee. (I added this because I have to pay my cleaner more and there is more laundry (Blanket, linens, towels,). I have been doing it this way for nearly 2 years with no complaints.
When I previously charged per person I would sometimes get angry guests and guests that weren’t disclosed so this works out better.
I really don’t want to set up two separate listings for the space.
ABB states that is you list your home as a whole home then the fee you charge is for the complete home not just a portion of it as you have listed. If you want the person to only use one room then you would have to list it that way as a private room in a home. Otherwise your listing would be considered false advertising, the only solution would be to raise your rate $10.00 on your cleaning fee that would cover the cost of the set up no matter whether one bed or two are used. Otherwise, I do not see a work around other than to create two listing one being a whole home and the other an private room listing. You can always link the two so no double bookings.
I would just pay for the extra linen fee’s. You are going to come out ahead by getting good reviews compared to trying to charge extra fees. If you get good reviews you should be able to have higher rates to offset any costs.