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I don’t want to cancel the booking, because it will pay for Christmas - it’s the first booking for the WHOLE house, I usually just do the bedrooms only, so I shall be homeless for christmas!
Unfortunately, I’m struck with horror, as I have a very expensive settee, and just noticed that he has kids, 9 and 11. I don’t want Vimto all over the fabric. I could probably have coped asking adults to keep red wine away from it, but not so confidant about a 9 yr old. How far can I go with precautions and warnings?
Yup! I hadn’t really planned on doing the whole house, as it was the ‘marital home’, but I’m single now, so I’m taking the plunge.
Brighton is a tourist town, so most people rent the ‘bedroom only’ option, as they’ll be eating and drinking out - this is the only ‘entire house’ booking, in 5 months of availability! I know adults can spill drinks too, but I hadn’t contemplated 2 kids moving in…
How do hosts in Airbnb Luxe cope?
I will say, my husband would be more likely to spill something on your settee than my eight-year-old! I think if you make it clear during the house tour that it’s your personal home most of the time and point out things like this, you’ll be OK. Also, most things can be got out of upholstered furniture with the proper treatment. Don’t ask me how I know
It’s the biggest settee in the world, and on the first floor. At my ex’s 40th, we hired ‘The Bearded Brothers’ to shift it into the garage for the weekend, and back again. Even they struggled, and I had to get my paintbrush out afterwards
The section that Barrett is snoozing on, and the corner unit next to it, are longer than my kingsize bed
Even if there were to be a spill it could quite possibly be easily cleaned. I hope you and Barrett have a lovely Christmas and do something fun with part of your xmas haul. Will you decorate for the holiday?