Hi, sorry for the late reply…I came up with something better!!..the airport in my city has professional, secure luggage storage for a low fee…so I just added that info. to my listings (along with a note on how we cannot accommodate early check-ins/late check-outs) and VOILA! Problem solved. Have not been asked since about luggage. BOOM
Also, have only been asked a few times about early check-in since adding the note. (Before it was a fairly frequent request). Now I just say, “we’ll see what we can do” but we still don’t allow any early check-ins anymore and I’m not going to make any exceptions. This has become a huge red flag: any guest(s) asking for special requests. Especially requests that go against our house rules. These people account for our only reviews of less than five stars…even after we used to (joyfully) accommodated them!! ugh
Makes sense, because it’s a strange attitude to feel entitled to “something more” than what everybody else gets. So nada mas. We provide beautiful accommodations…for less than the price of local motels. That’s my job. The vast majority of our guests are wonderful…and grateful! Am now to the point where I will decline anyone making special requests, as we don’t need their business. Our city and listings are popular now. Who knows in the future if we relax this, but for now, it makes me feel better to not feel put out and stressed for nothing.