We have a maximum length of stay set to fourteen days, this is across all OTA’s, Airbnb, BDC and VRBO; or so I thought!
Turns out that BDC ignore the maximum stay figure from channel managers, if you want to impose a maximum stay figure you have to contact BDC and they set it at their end.
How do I know this? After a few good days on the booking front, OH and I decided to go for a sociable wee wander around our local tabancos, and at about 10:30pm the work phone pinged. Great, it’s another booking!
Only one problem, this new booking is for a complete month, essentially the whole of August.
We don’t do long bookings, I get irritated with guests once they’ve been here for much more then five or six days. My OH is of a similar mind.
That said, with having a buffer day between bookings and a certain wariness regarding travelling to Spain from many, our August would likely be a bit patchy. Last year we were almost always back to back turnarounds.
Can’t cancel it as it’s my fault for not having BDC set the maximum, so stuck with it
The upside though, is that the total cost is several hundred euros in excess of what that apartment brought in last August and it’s also non refundable!!!
The moral of the story here, if you’re on BDC and you want to set a maximum stay, get a message of to CS to have it applied at their end!