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      with the extra’s you list (called conceirage most the time), I’d say

      charge no less than $3500 for the week.

      — In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, “herberkids3”

      wrote:

      >

      > Hmm… that’s a tough one. First of all, are you prepare to let

      > virtual strangers stay in your home? They’d have access to your

      > home, and everything in it for a week. The money looks good, sure,

      > but I’d be scared of what I might forget to tuck away safely, that

      > they might stumble over.

      >

      > I don’t know about insurance, but at the very least, get

      referrences

      > (multiple), and require a down payment of half the amount you want

      > to charge. For refrences, check it by calling them. Ask for a

      > personal reference, a business reference (maybe?), and a rental

      > reference. Ask that they not be related, and get current phone

      > numbers.

      >

      > You should also get license plate numbers for all the vehicles,

      and

      > drivers licenses for all the people staying in the house. This

      way,

      > if something is damaged, or the price isn’t paid, then you can go

      > ahead and file charges.

      >

      > Ask around at what other people are going to be charging for

      houses

      > similiar to yours. Don’t look at what the closer, nicer, bigger

      > places might get. I’d say at least $2,000 for the week, judging on

      > the hotels charging $1750. They’ll be getting a bigger space, with

      > access to a kitchen, so you should charge more than the hotel.

      >

      >

      >

      > Your best bet on information would be to contact someone who did

      > this last time. They would be able to help with what needs to be

      > done, insurance wise.

      >

      >

      > — In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, “carole” wrote:

      > >

      > > Has anyone ever rented out their house for a week for a special

      > > event? I need some advice on how to do it. There is a big PGA

      golf

      > > tournament coming up in my town in August, and many people will

      > rent

      > > out their homes for big bucks that week. Last major tourney we

      had

      > > folks close to the country club who were getting over $5000 for

      > the

      > > week! My house isn’t as fancy as those are but it is clean and

      > decent

      > > and still less than 5 miles from the tournament site, and the

      > decent

      > > hotels in my area are charging $1750 for that week for a simple

      > room.

      > >

      > > My house is a big three bedroom with sleeper sofas in the den

      and

      > > living room, so that would be five separate rooms that would

      each

      > > sleep 2 people, plus there would still be space for air

      mattresses

      > if

      > > needed. It is also dog friendly. I have a small hot tub and a

      nice

      > > grill on the patio for cooking. I would even take my vacation

      week

      > > off work and provide “extras” like transportation to and from

      the

      > > golf course or to shopping, etc. and airport transfers with my

      > > minivan, “doggie sit” and do maid service while they were gone

      > each

      > > day and prepare dinner for them ahead of time each night for the

      > > right price. I can stay at my aunt’s house about a block away.

      > >

      > > I need advice on:

      > > 1. what I should charge, both for basic rental and for the

      extras?

      > > 2. how to protect myself and my property (special insurance?)

      > > 3. How do I check references?

      > > 4. Do I make them pay all in advance? Can I run their credit

      card

      > via

      > > paypal or something similar?

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