I am a brand new host is a small summer resort town. A week and a half ago I put up my first listing, and now the room is already booked for 17 nights in July and August. This is turning out well enough that I’m considering listing an additional room in my home.
I have a 4 BR house. The room I currently have listed is a first floor guest room with ensuite bath. The 2nd floor of my home has my master BR with 2 BR’s across the hall that share a Jack and Jill bath. I am considering listing one of those bedrooms, which would have direct access to, and private use of the bath.
My first question is this. Based on your experience or knowledge, are guests comfortable and willing to rent rooms on 2nd floors as long as they are private, even though right across the hall from host’s bedroom? Would they pay as much for such a room as they seem willing to pay for the 1st floor room?
Second, my husband is worried that having more than one “set” of unrelated guests in the house could cause conflict that might lead to bad reviews. I think he means they might be fighting over common areas. For example, we’re going to allow light use of the kitchen, so maybe they might fight over the microwave, or perhaps, there would be turf wars over the chaise lounges on our patio. I think this is ridiculous, but I thought I’d take the question to those with experience. He is claiming I can’t possibly even think of the types of problems that would arise with 2 unrelated sets of people in the home. From my perspective, I can’t see how it’s different from a hotel where you can’t get the lounge chair you want because it’s already been taken.