Reservation request for tomorrow (Wednesday 12th October). But the guest wants to arrive today. There’s nobody here, so not an issue if I book it starting today. I assume the guest didn’t book starting today, because I’ve blocked same day booking requests on my listing.
The guest suggested giving cash for the extra night, which I suppose is an option. But I think on balance I’d rather do it through Airbnb to keep things simple.
Option 1: Accept the reservation and then alter it from my end, if that is possible (I can’t remember).
Option 2: Send the guest a special offer.
I think option 2 sounds better, and I just wrote to the guest suggesting that. Thoughts?
ADDENDUM: I’m trying to figure out if it is possible to make this guest a special offer instead of accepting his booking? I don’t see an obvious way on this page. Help?
ADDENDUM 2: Looks I may have to accept the reservation and then submit a change request, per https://www.airbnb.co.in/help/article/35/how-do-i-send-a-guest-a-special-offer and https://www.airbnb.co.in/help/article/50/can-i-change-a-reservation-as-a-host. Can anyone confirm?
ADDENDUM 3: The Airbnb site thought this would be a good time to be flakey. Yay.