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I’ve often thought that our two apartments, taken together, would be good for friends holidaying together but who want a bit of privacy, or a family with adult children, but I don’t know how it would be possible to list it.
The configuration is a bit unusual. We have a 3-storey (US: floor?) house built on a hillside. The main floor, at street level is our part of the house. Below us, at garden and pool level is the larger apartment (El Apartamento) which sleeps two, has a largeish lounge/kitchen and an unfenced patio which gives onto the garden and has seating for four. Above us is the Atico, which was a bedroom with en-suite but is now a studio with a kitchenette, living area and balcony. What connects all these levels is an internal spiral staircase leading from the Atico to the garden which bypasses our floor and which we can access by a door from our kitchen but which we mostly don’t use.
So a party of 4 (or possibly 5 since there’s a sofabed in the apartment) could have their early morning coffee and perhaps breakfast in their private rooms, join up for sunbathing round the pool, lunch, drinks and whatever. It would be like a large apartment … but separated by 27 steps.
And that’s the problem with listing … although the apartments are separately listed as “Entire spaces” I’m not sure how appropriate this would be for the two together. Separately, the Apartment gets about 25% more bookings than the Atico and I’d like to increase this.
So, if anyone has a similar situation or indeed any ideas, I’d welcome them!
Not quite the same thing, but several homes in our neighborhood have a cottage/
“maid’s quarters” in addition to the main house. They advertise as sleeping the total of the two combined, but disclose in the listing that two people have to sleep in another building.
So you can advertise it as an entire space, with one bedroom separated from the other by the spiral staircase.
Oh, and as long as they do not need to enter your space to get from one part to the other, you should be able to list on Vrbo/HomeAway, if you’re interested.
Yes, that’s what I thought of doing, Joan. I was sort of waiting to see if my chums here all shouted “No, not possible, bad idea” but with the ideas here I’m keen to try it.
I think if both places separately were 85-90% booked I wouldn’t bother since the more people holidaying together = the more possibilities for drunken pool parties, but it will be worth a try next year.
Thanks for your input, everyone.
Oh well, that’s just fine then, John, since as Mediamarkt says "Yo no soy tonta"1