Fellow hosts, some of you may have read my earlier posts - I am remote hosting with the help of an airbnb property manager. The first 2 bookings (currently also the only 2) I received were longer than usual stays. The first booking was for 9 days and the second reservation was for a whopping 45 days - smells like my place is significant underpriced.
The month of June/July is supposed to be a lull period and while I should be ecstatic at the booking, i’m actually nervy and feeling very uncomfortable, not to mention the 45 day booking actually left me out of pocket after deducting 20% management fee and a crazy 15% discount on an already low price. The 45 day reservation is for a family of 4. I’m really worried about them thrashing up my place - I know airbnb hosts should be prepared for damages, but after all the love i’ve poured into dressing up the place, just the thought of them messing up my place leaves my heart feeling very heavy. I’m particularly nervy because guests which stay longer than a few days tend to start messing around like shifting furniture and treating the place with less respect.
Any experienced hosts care to share their thoughts. Should I limit future bookings and if so, to how many days? Or maybe this airbnb business is just not suitable for me.