Firstly, thankyou to @cabinhost for posting on a separate thread about the tone of some debates on here. I think it probably needed raising.
In that spirit, I would be interested in people’s view of remote airbnb hosting. We are currently Airbnb hosts for camping pods and one cottage. For the remaining four properties we use a mix of booking. com and other listings. However, we live on site and are very aware of the gazillion dumb questions visitors ask, or very simple issues they need us to resolve for them, as they come and ring on our door! We are considering airbnbing a property in France (we are in England). But have some concerns about remote hosting, primarily:
- Loss of quality control with third party cleaners etc
- Ability to resolve problems in a timely fashion.
Also, are there benefits - in terms of expectations - to using Airbnb for remote hosting, rather than booking . com etc? Or do you think people’s expectations of Airbnb are no longer any different to more traditional booking platforms?
From reading threads here, clearly lots of people host remotely, and I would be interested to hear their advice on how you need to do it differently from on-site hosting. Clear and thorough instruction manuals probably being front and centre! TIA