So I’m curious, how do you handle the late check ins and early check outs and baggage storage for your listing? Because if I could do it at no cost or risk, I totally would.
For example, I live in a major city. My neighborhood is a fairly nice and safe one suburban one, but there are still frequent car break-ins, package thefts, etc in the area. I have fortunately never been affected, but I am wary. I have considered attempting to provide an outdoor luggage storage option, but I can’t think of a way to feel comfortable that it won’t be broken into.
I use virtual check in, so in theory, a guest could drop off their luggage early and put it inside instead of outside. But where would they put it? Their room? That’s dirty and waiting to be turned over by the cleaner (or me, depending on the day)? Even if I had another room available for storage, wouldn’t this basically be like allowing early check in? And once the guest checks in, there are costs involved, like wear and tear, water, electricity… it may seem small, but that adds up. And then I have to reschedule my cleaner or do the turnover myself. And suddenly I feel like I should be paid for the extra trouble… which is why I charge for early check in or late check out.
How do you do it?