Hi fellow helpful hosts. I enjoy your answers on here. It is much appreciated!
What do you guys do in case of enquiries with young children?
I have had it a couple of times now, where a couple has looked to stay with a young child (between 6 - 21 months old!!). AND after talking for a bit, finding out that they intend to sleep with the child in between the parents in our bed. Which is standard King (Double).
Not being a parent (Yet - one on the way), I am dubious about having the risk of child being smothered by bedding or body… I am on the understanding it is relatively common for parents to do it, but is it really risky or not?
Alongside that, I know young children are messy and can cause (unintentional) damage to walls etc… What is people’s opinions on that?
My house is not exactly certified for accommodating (other people’s) young children. We dont have baby gates, high chairs, cots, plug socket covers etc… and I am not sure that Airbnb insurance would cover any issues involving minors, does it?
Some of the requests have been for a whole week whilst looking to finding proper accommodation prior to relocation to the area. I see that as they would want to be in our house a lot. What do people think to charging extra cleaning costs due to this?
(This is rooms in my house, not an “entire place” rent.)
Thanks all in advance!