If a guest searches for listings and the dates are a week or longer, the discounted price shows.
For instance, my rate is $79 for May. However, if I choose a stay of 8 nights, the price that shows up on the search is $67. (Yes, I’m fixing that right now!)
When guests book for that many nights, their rate is based on the discounted rate factored PER NIGHT. This happened last night. A family of three instant-booked for 8 nights in May and the nightly rate (because of the discount) was ridiculous. It was an eye-opener. (So I’ve raised my rates and reduced the discount).
Like Kona said, if I’m priced right, I’m priced right. While longer stays save me the cleaning, it can cause other problems, so I’m not going to discount it so much. AND, if you charge a cleaning fee, the discount isn’t necessary at all. They are, in a way, getting the discount because they pay the same cleaning fee as the person staying 1 night is.
I hope this helps, cabinhost!