My husband just joked “It takes a village to host a guest…”.
I have an 8 night booking starting in August for a family from Spain. The dad wrote and asked it it was available, the price, and asked what my rules are.
My listing states in 2 or 3 places that children of all ages are considered guests and the reservation must be made for every person coming.
1 bedroom houses 3 people; parties over 3 pay $15 more per person because they get a whole second bedroom.
Upon first inquiry I responded that the reservation needed to be made for all 4 people in their family (one child is 18 months old).
When he booked I responded and told him he had not booked for the right number of people. I then asked if they wanted the second room (with 8 nights and two kids, who wouldn’t?!). If they didn’t want the second bedroom I’d give them a small price break since I don’t have to clean it or make up the beds. But 4 people in that room, 2 kids, is a lot of wear-and-tear, plus they will need to use our upstairs bathroom (with a tub) to bathe their toddler.
Plus, damn, it’s $59 a night for a bedroom, full bath, and kitchen area…why would a family of 4 get something so cheap?
SO - here’s my options as I see it -
Submit a reservation change, and at this point, since he’s ignored my instructions to book for 4, charge the entire $15 extra per night or
Write to AirBnB and ask for their advice.
I will not contact the guest about it a fourth time - that would be silly!
Plus it’s over labor-day weekend - silly me for not blocking the weekend.