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#327

I’m thrilled to have another DC host on board!!

You have a lovely listing. Everything looks clean and bright. I like that fact that you mention the license, as well as the issue of some hosts operating against condo/apartment building rules. I also mention the license, insurance, and taxes in my listing. Few people will make note, but it’s part of educating the public, which will help make airbnb successful.

Edited to add: I would remove the ‘in-law’ from your description. That may confuse people who don’t know the term. Search this site for the post on ‘suite or apartment’ and you’ll see that even the word ‘suite’ means different things to different people. I never did get a consensus on what I should call my place.


#328

Thank you!

We’ve just started and have had a good experience so far.

We’ve really been fortunate to find a home that has the space that allows us to rent out our extra space and is new construction, to boot.

I get what you’re saying regarding calling it at an “apartment” versus an “in-law” suite and part of it is my concern that advertising it as an “apartment” might get me in trouble with the zoning folks. My “in-law” suite is part of our house and covered by our Certificate of Occupancy. If I were to rent the downstairs as an “apartment” I’d have to arrange for a full inspection and possibly have to install a full stove (I have a kitchenette right now). That’s the reason for now we’re pushing it as a private in-law suite with its own entrance. I’m certainly open to tweaking the text as we get more visitors and their feedback.


#329

Yeah, I totally get it - I would just remove the ‘in-law’ part. Suite is a safer way to describe it. Personally I’m using both words - suite in the heading ‘2 bedroom suite in our home’ and ‘apartment in our home’ in other places.

Either way, your photos and information give a good idea of what someone is renting. Good Luck!

Have you seen this? http://travel.usnews.com/Washington_DC/When_To_Visit/ I was using a pricing service (Beyond Pricing) but I realized that I NEVER got the inflated prices they would calculate if there was a special event in town. What happened is the rooms would go unbooked, then they would drop my price dramatically since it was coming up soon. I decided to set a ‘shoulder’ ‘high’ and ‘low’ season price and use this chart as a guide. For some dates like the inauguration and the fourth I did, of course, bump up the price.


#330

I just helped my mother set up her house in Bristol, England on AirBnB as she’ll be traveling for a few months this winter.

Any feedback or advice would be hugely appreciated as i’m struggling to figure out what sorts of people are looking for short term rentals in a city like Bristol that isn’t exactly a tourism hot spot.


#331

What a lovely place. Lots of people go to Bristol :slight_smile:

Could I write an article about it on my website?


#332

Absolutely, that would be very much appreciated, thanks!


#333

I’ll enjoy it :slight_smile:

One question - will your mother have a manager locally to look after guests when she’s away or will it be text/ Airbnb platform communication?


#334

A neighbor will be handling the housekeeping and any emergencies, but the guests won’t be greeted by a human, just a lock box and nice handmade guidebook.


#335

Perfect! I’ll write an article in the next few days. Honestly, Bristol is terrific :slight_smile:


#336

Hi There,
I’m brand new to this and finding this forum really helps!
Here is my listing:https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/15699728?preview


#337

Making it a link for you: AniaMS Listing


#338

This is my first Airbnb listing, and also where I live with my wife :slight_smile:

These are other listings near my area ( Tokyo! )


This one’s in Okinawa.


#339

Thanks smtucker!:slight_smile:


#340

Charming place. I’d love to visit. It’s just my style.


#341

Here is my listing https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2220660


#342

Here’s my Zen Garden Courtyard apt. Be honest, folks.


#343

What a fine place. Only $79 a night? Is that at the upper end in price in your particular area?


#344

How do I get a shorter my link to my Airbnb when I copy link it’s so long ???


#345

You can go to Tinyurl.com and get a custom tiny url!


#346

Or bit.ly. But everything after and including the ? is not necessary so your listing URL shouldn’t be too long. It will be something like airbnb.com/rooms/[then the number]