I had a Roger inquiring about my Suite. She is a girls scout leader who will be taking 5 girls to go camping and would treat them to a nice stay at my place, along with 3 adults. Don't worry that my place only accommodates up to 2 people, since they will be bringing their own sleeping bags and really, the girls don't mind to sleep on the floor. They are girls scouts after all, and they've been working hard this year. So can you please offer a half price discount?
When I told her I only seriously accommodate up to 2 people, she went ballistic and told me that my calendar was wide open (somehow the sync feature from Airbnb to Flipkey didn't work), and no wonder why. Because I was such an indecent human being for not willing to be nice and kind and generous to HER cause!
Hi Deborah, testing from the phone. I had good laughs over your guest types as I had every single one of them requiring. The first one, Get a Monthly Price for the RegularSingle Week, never booked after being told "Fine, book the first weeks at regular rates and when you spent a month in total you get a disvount for the ladt week (or variants of that). Those types spot new listings on every platefirme I do take the fearful ones, sometimes they bloom being reassured and taken on a 10 minutes stroll and a coffee. That's very funny to watch and gratifying. The elder ones stay fearful though, may be even jealous and annoyed about a fearless host and take it out in the stars. Never in the text though, to afraid to write bad reviews also. Not glorious either. I take the messy artists for short stays - funny that you take the bad Language skills for a telltale. In hindsight, you are right, it's a symptom. For short stays, they are ok for me. May make me angry, threw my planning to the ortis but fun yo remember 2 days later. No lasting damage, probably less dirt than others, not much text in the review and that with strange priorites, but 5 stars throughout (don't bother to evaluate and diversity) besides it's good for me, helps keeping me from turning completely control freak and Mr Monk.
I mentioned on the Airbnb Group that my husband was recently a Fred. He booked a nice two-bedroom apartment in Muenster for a week for himself and our 7-year-old son. Two days later, our girl decides to join from Berlin. Oh, by the way, can my 20-year-old daughter stay as well for five days? Host says sure, and we pay the extra guest fee. A few days later, Oh, by the way my brother and his 7-year-old daughter decided to join us in Muenster--would it be okay if they stayed here too or should we find them a different place? Host graciously gets an airbed to accommodate everyone. We pay the extra fee. All seems well.
Then our daughter mistakes the electric kettle for a regular kettle and melts it on the stove. Text the host, should we replace it or would you rather have payment? No answer for a few days, turns out it's an 80 Euro kettle. The host said she'd stop by to take a look and settle up. Unfortunately, the host's sister comes by when my husband isn't there. Apparently there was a bit of an unpleasant exchange with my brother-in-law, where the sister felt pressured into accepting a lower amount for the kettle. You know it's never going to be a good outcome when the host and responsible guest haven't worked out the issue directly with each other, and now familial loyalties creep into what should be a fairly straightforward transaction.
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Raymond & Elaine Any way of making this obligatory reading before publishing the listing?
Deborah :-))) Thank you for the compliments, Elaine! Well, if we can fantasize for a moment and enjoy imaginative reverie....." If it were me running Airbnb".....then, it would quite likely be a more folksy, earthy, salty type of company. I would love to give people truly useful tips and advice, but I would also allow people space to make their own mistakes. I would encourage them to not think of AIrbnb as their big Mommy or Daddy, always there to hold their hand and clean up their messes when they get into trouble by trying to start hosting before they know the least thing about what they are doing. I would suggest "you're on your own, kiddo...." and to help emphasize that, I would not be meddling with hosts and pushing them to be superhosts or get better star ratings. I would leave hosts alone as much as possible and thus teach them to be adults in this big wide world.
helga Haha, Elaine, you made me laugh! Imagine how hard the competition were if everyone knew everything;-)
Zacharias Very good read and quite funny. I feel sorry for some hosts who have to deal with those types of guests. I get the hagglers and if its slow or only for a few days i tend to accommodate their request.
Post by High Priestess on Dec 11, 2015 3:26:03 GMT
Jeannette's encounter with a Rainbow being (guest #2, "Join the Fans of Roger Fan Club"):
Jeannette shared Dec 10 2015 OMG Deborah, just had your Peace Rainbow New Age guest check out ...
Or a variation thereof, from your classic Fourteen Guests You Don't Want blog entry.
She's gonna be an AirBNB host, she says, in Huntington Beach, Calif. Where she is Right Near a Vortex. (energy field). (eye roll) She sent pre-arrival a kajillion emails saying she was going to be the Best Guest ever, she and her "partner" (a visiting NYC filmmaker and former entertainment lawyer) had read and agreed to the rules, etc. etc. etc. She wanted a gym pass so she and I could play squash.
Turns out her "partner," we can call him J.P., strolled back in after (I thought) leaving @ 11 a.m. (my checkout time) after his paid-for night here, at 2:40 p.m.
Me: "I thought you were gone." J.P.: "I'll be going in a while."
I was stunned in the dining room. Went up after 20 minutes, knocked on the door and went in without waiting for a response. He was lounging on the chaise lounge, shoes off, tablet open, no sign whatsoever of imminent depature.
Me: "M@ri@nne said you had read the rules, but you are here 4 hours later than checkout."
J.P: "Yes but I didn't think you were a stickler for the rules."
I hovered until he was about ready to go, right in his space. Reclaiming it as my space.
Sent M@ri@nne a resolution for another $25 for J.P.'s late checkout. She wanted to pay $7 because he was "just leaving his bag and picking it up." I said, "He was reading his tablet on the chaise lounge with his shoes off."
Then she wanted to pay $15 for another night for him as an extra person.
I said, "AirBNB can charge you 2x the room rate for J.P. being late, and/or cancel the rest of your reservation without a refund, for a serious violation of house rules."
She paid $25.
No squash, obviously.
As Deb noted in her blog:
"If you accept Rainbow as a guest in your home, you might find that he radiates arrogance about the importance of his various New Age missions or products, and correspondingly expresses, in small ways, contempt for the comparatively unenlightened values of you asking guests to clean up after themselves in your home, or respect the agreement that they signed onto."
Jeannette I left out the makeup-smeared brand new white face towel she left, and the fact that she erased the cheery welcome note and the whimsical map of SoCalifornia I put up for her. (<1st time anyone did that ... normally people write profuse thanks on the room whiteboard.)
Jeannette, she needed the whiteboard to map out vortexes.
Jeannette :: slaps palm to forehead :: OF COURSE.
I'm allergic to esoteric types. There is a training center right across a separation wall from our garden - before I always wondered why they closed the door with a wall. Sometimes I get guests for "professional training" and then it turns out their profession will be a thing that I would not call a job. Mostly including energies and directing them somewhere.
Jeannette 'zactly. My next guest checked in -- trying for a spot in internal medicine residency at Johns Hopkins Medical -- first words he said were, "Your manual is SO clear." I told him thanks, my last guest o.m.g., not in the Hopkins orbit -- "And I'm SO glad to meet YOU 'coz ... you are in the Hopkins orbit."
And not weird energies from the astral realm.
helga Such a pity that we can't say The Universe is just! The Energies are in balance: You earned an intelligent person after a weirdo. I'll stick to saying: So glad for you!
Deborah Thank you Jeannette for posting about your encounter with a new Rainbow child!! The promise to be the best guest ever was probably a clue -- to the extraordinary level of -- no, not awareness -- what you see there is EGO INFLATION!!
This one is SO rich: J.P: "Yes but I didn't think you were a stickler for the rules."
That is one of the most inane comments that any guest could possibly make -- particularly if before they book, you ask them to read your rules, and after they book, you tell them to bring with them a copy of the reservation and house rules -- then they arrive and say, I didn't think you meant your rules???!!?? Big butt kick is needed here, rainbow size butt kick.
It's a very good example of the contempt the special poofy doofer rainbow beings have for the ordinary world of business and payments, rules and respect for people whose homes you stay in. They think their vortex awareness implies they dont' have to pay attention to any of that boring stuff. They can live in vortex rainbow world all the time on their special TV channel.
"I hovered until he was about ready to go, right in his space. Reclaiming it as my space." Good for you!! I do the same, try to always do that too, whenever I find that someone is bullying me and pushing me around in my house.
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Post by High Priestess on Feb 22, 2016 14:56:03 GMT
aasthasharma --- so how do you actually get rid of tenants? Your website doesn't really give any details on your process. Is it a spiritual method you use, or a business/legal method? I get the sense from the other problems you mention on your website that you may use more of a spiritual process to do this.