My whole house rental is listed as three bedrooms each with a queen bed. Max occupancy is 6 people.
However I happen to have a full sized futon couch/bed in a small alcove room between the two upstairs bedrooms. The previous owners left it behind because getting it down the stairs was more trouble than it was worth to them. The mattress was old so I threw it out but the frame is quite nice. It is a study Mission style.
In the two years I’ve rented the house out I’ve made the bed up once because the guy who booked my place failed to ask everyone in the party if they minded sharing beds and when they got to my place it was revealed that one person did. I suggested the futon as an alternative to the person sleeping on the couch. At the time I didn’t have a proper futon mattress so I used an air mattress which worked but I imagine it wasn’t the most comfortable.
I’ve decided to get a proper mattress for the frame to provide an additional sitting area upstairs and have it ready on the off chance I end up with another situation where not everyone wants to share. The room it is in is small with no windows. It does have a double sliding door which opens to the hall between the two bedrooms and looks straight down the stairs. When the bed is folded out there is enough room to walk around two sides of the bed with the other two sides against the wall. There is also room for a couch side table with a lamp and a small stool to sit on or place luggage etc. on. I have hooks on the wall for wet towels or what not and a ceiling fan to facilitate air flow. All in all it’s not bad but I don’t consider it a proper room, more of a “just in case” space.
So here’s my question:
Do I indicate on my listing that it is available? I will not rent to more than 6 people and don’t want to have argue with someone who says “you have the room for more” so I’m in a bit of a quandary about it.
I think it would be helpful for people to know it’s available when they are reviewing my listing but then again I don’t feel right listing it as a bedroom. It is a small windowless room with something to sleep on if necessary.
What do you think?