For your amusement, I just got an inquiry where the guest mentioned that she saw in my house rules that I don’t allow parties or events but wondered if I’d make an exception for a “small gathering of close friends and family” for a baby shower. When I pressed further, she said the maximum number of guests would be… 30… yes THIRTY… in my listing for a maximum of 8 guests! I politely declined and she thanked me for the fast responses and that was that.
I got one yesterday for October and one today for December. A birthday party and a first birthday party with “festivities outside (i.e. moon bounce-if permitted, piñata etc.” The one today for the first bday party wanted to rent my smallest and cheapest house the Cottage for this with only 1 bathroom. Asked about guest count, she replied “Not too many only 60-75”. Ah no…
Although I will admit to doing weddings and other events up to 150, but they pay for the party.
If I asked you this and your listing held 8 that would probably cover it, maybe I’d have 10-15 max. Even when hosting the “large” xmas party at my house for school people when I was a teacher we never had more than 30.
I’d think 5 or 6 extra people, not including the staying guests
Having 60 people over and expecting to pay the same price as a much smaller group to just sleep there is absolutely ridiculous. Parks are free if that’s the case.
I just got yet another inquiry for a bridal shower, but with a guest count of 40 this time. At least this guest didn’t try to say it was a “small gathering” but was straight forward asking if I would consider allowing a bridal shower with 40 people on the guest list. Nope.
I just got one for a “celebration of life” for the persons dad, I felt bad her father passed away but I still said no. 40 people is 34 too many for my listing.
3 guests and 3 visitors, at the outside limit. My 1st inquiry was last year for New Years Eve, 12 people over with 2 guests and extra time requested for a re-vow. NOT.
I guess it depends if you are in the accommodation business, or the event business.
LOL, yeah, when all of us have “No parties or events” in our listing, you’d think it would be obvious.
You’re expecting potential guests to read your listing details?
Yeah, but you’ll make an exception for me, right? Because I’m special