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1401 clicks; posted to Business » on 28 Jun 2022 at 10:00 AM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-06-28 10:06:36 AM  
I have a whole-apartment holiday rental that is listed with Booking.com, Vrbo/HomeAway, TripAdvisor, and Airbnb. Booking and Vrbo together send me about 90% of my guests, most of whom come from Booking. TripAdvisor used to send a bunch of guests, but they send us nothing lately.

Airbnb fills in the gaps, but I am seriously considering removing the listing. They send us the worst guests. They ignore arrival information, they ignore house rules, they don't clean up after themselves, and they are personally unpleasant.

We have a no smoking/no open flame rule in the flat. So, we provide a whole bunch of battery-powered candles for evening atmosphere. One Airbnb guest tried to light them with a match. When the first one just smelled funny and wouldn't stay lit, they tried another.

Fark Airbnb.
 
2022-06-28 10:39:09 AM  
Reminds me of the 4 room appt (each with with bunkbeds) a friend rented in Prague. To be fair, no sane person would rent/live in that apartment because it's the ground floor with a tram passing 5 feet from your window 24 hrs a day. The only people who didn't care are bachelor parties too drunk to give a shiat.
 
2022-06-28 11:29:56 AM  

Metastatic Capricorn: I have a whole-apartment holiday rental that is listed with Booking.com, Vrbo/HomeAway, TripAdvisor, and Airbnb. Booking and Vrbo together send me about 90% of my guests, most of whom come from Booking. TripAdvisor used to send a bunch of guests, but they send us nothing lately.

Airbnb fills in the gaps, but I am seriously considering removing the listing. They send us the worst guests. They ignore arrival information, they ignore house rules, they don't clean up after themselves, and they are personally unpleasant.

We have a no smoking/no open flame rule in the flat. So, we provide a whole bunch of battery-powered candles for evening atmosphere. One Airbnb guest tried to light them with a match. When the first one just smelled funny and wouldn't stay lit, they tried another.

Fark Airbnb.



I mean all i can hear is:

We own property
We want to make rules
get the monye
and NOT pay for labor to be ON SITE for rule ENFORCEMENT.


So uhhhh yeah, there it is, rules are followed when there is rule enforcement.
Or did you manage to be here all this time and never once here "no cop, no stop?"
how did you not know what your own common culture is and set your expectations accordingly?

Or was it that as a property owner you were figuring your caste was tempted from some of that?

In a lot of places it's only really a Bed and Breakfast, by legal defection, when the actual operators live on the same property.
And an actual business operating "transient" accommodations would normally fall under various state and municipal regulations and taxes.

Maybe if you were skirting around all that, you should have also assumed your operating environment and typical clientele, would also be a bit different.
 
2022-06-28 11:47:22 AM  

PvtStash: We own property
We want to make rules
get the monye
and NOT pay for labor to be ON SITE for rule ENFORCEMENT.


Yeah, who cares?  Don't expect to use some business to help you make money.  So don't rent your farking house out.  It's not an investment.  It's supposed to be your home.
And if it isn't, and you can't afford to pay for it, you're a dick.  You're part of the problem.
 
2022-06-28 11:54:01 AM  
"Over time, the party ban became much more than a public health measure," said the company in a blog post. "It developed into a bedrock community policy to support our Hosts and their neighbors."

Y'know what would support your neighbors even more? Stop making it attractive for people to buy real estate in our neighborhood to rent out to glorified drifters.
 
2022-06-28 11:57:48 AM  

cryinoutloud: PvtStash: We own property
We want to make rules
get the monye
and NOT pay for labor to be ON SITE for rule ENFORCEMENT.

Yeah, who cares?  Don't expect to use some business to help you make money.  So don't rent your farking house out.  It's not an investment.  It's supposed to be your home.
And if it isn't, and you can't afford to pay for it, you're a dick.  You're part of the problem.


name checks out
 
2022-06-28 12:12:39 PM  
I manage two properties, vrbo provides most of our guests. They allow you to vet guests and interview them. Vrbo guests are considerate of the property and the rules, and take care of the place. Airbnb people disregard the rules, are entitled and arrogant, and write that our rules are overbearing and restrictive. Our rules are in place so we can avoid problems with the city, who will happily and smilingly write a 500 dollar ticket to a guest whose violating the noise regs. If they give the code officer an attitude, the ticket goes to 1000 dollars. We tried evicting out of control people, but if theyve been drinking the cops wont do it, putting drunks on the streets and all.
So yeah, fark airbnb.
 
2022-06-28 1:28:28 PM  
Farkin Airbnb.

"Maximum 20 occupants. No parties."

What, exactly, do you think is happening when 20 people are sharing one house?
 
2022-06-28 1:34:15 PM  
This is just me, but couldn't the renters just lie?
 
2022-06-28 1:54:03 PM  

DanInKansas: Farkin Airbnb.

"Maximum 20 occupants. No parties."

What, exactly, do you think is happening when 20 people are sharing one house?


Family reunion, or any get-together of multiple families. Ex's family used to rent a place every other summer and with all the grandkids it was 18 people. Whether or not that would be considered a party is another question, but it's not the loud drunken party they're trying to prevent.
 
2022-06-28 6:57:04 PM  

Metastatic Capricorn: I have a whole-apartment holiday rental that is listed with Booking.com, Vrbo/HomeAway, TripAdvisor, and Airbnb. Booking and Vrbo together send me about 90% of my guests, most of whom come from Booking. TripAdvisor used to send a bunch of guests, but they send us nothing lately.

Airbnb fills in the gaps, but I am seriously considering removing the listing. They send us the worst guests. They ignore arrival information, they ignore house rules, they don't clean up after themselves, and they are personally unpleasant.

We have a no smoking/no open flame rule in the flat. So, we provide a whole bunch of battery-powered candles for evening atmosphere. One Airbnb guest tried to light them with a match. When the first one just smelled funny and wouldn't stay lit, they tried another.

Fark Airbnb.


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2022-06-28 7:02:35 PM  

skiinstructor: I manage two properties, vrbo provides most of our guests. They allow you to vet guests and interview them. Vrbo guests are considerate of the property and the rules, and take care of the place. Airbnb people disregard the rules, are entitled and arrogant, and write that our rules are overbearing and restrictive. Our rules are in place so we can avoid problems with the city, who will happily and smilingly write a 500 dollar ticket to a guest whose violating the noise regs. If they give the code officer an attitude, the ticket goes to 1000 dollars. We tried evicting out of control people, but if theyve been drinking the cops wont do it, putting drunks on the streets and all.
So yeah, fark airbnb.


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