Awe! Very sweet! That’s why we are here you know! The owner of this forum funds it out of his own pocket (and it’s not cheap) so that we may all have a place to connect host to host. I know for me, I would just like to save new hosts the trouble of a learning curve that I had. It’s not always well received when we give advice… but we often have hosts who want to learn the hard way come back and say… ooops you guys were right!
I am a host in Kona Hawaii… I do not have a fancy resort room. It’s a clean, serviceable space near the a secluded beach. Lots of privacy. I really want to help guests make the most of their trip here affordably. The big resorts, especially at this time of year (sold out for the most part) are not affordable and there is a $40 daily mandatory resort fee added to your bill. Plus you are always driving in traffic.
My guests are the USUALLY the type who want an authentic Hawaii experience away from the hustle and bustle of downtown. I just had a guest describe the downtown as “Breckinridge.” In other words, overbuilt, crowded, and touristy. That is not what they were looking for.
Cannot please everyone of course. But one thing that didn’t pay off for me was trying to do extras. To do extras and then get cracked HARD in a review about something else was disheartening and once or twice was enoug. Never again!