I got another 5-star overall review (yay!), but I had another guest only give me 4-stars for value. I only have 76% of my ratings as 5-stars for value. My guest’s comment - “Including all the mark-ups, this was fairly expensive for a night.”
From what I can see, she paid me $110 per night plus a $30 cleaning fee for Sunday night, New Year’s Eve. I have a private 2-bedroom suite with their own private entrance, a living room with fireplace and two bedrooms plus a private bath. They are also right above the Pacific Ocean with their own deck. I have a private room since I have no kitchen and they are in the bottom floor of my home.
I keep checking my pricing and I seem to be competitive but there are not a lot of private rooms in my area. It is mostly entire houses. I cannot see what she ended up paying but I would assume it was another 10% lodging tax plus the Airbnb fees, so it could have been $20 on top of that for a total of $160.
The hard part for me is I can lower my price so she pays less, but I am not getting all the extra fees obviously. She pays less but I get less.
I would love some feedback on this. Here is my listing, if you want to see it as well. I really want to have consistent 5-stars on value some how.