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- April 16, 2007 at 1:41 pm #251580Guest
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”
> 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
> (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
> You should also get license plate numbers for all the vehicles,
> drivers licenses for all the people staying in the house. This
> 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
> 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”
> > 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
> > tournament coming up in my town in August, and many people will
> > out their homes for big bucks that week. Last major tourney we
> > folks close to the country club who were getting over $5000 for
> > week! My house isn’t as fancy as those are but it is clean and
> > and still less than 5 miles from the tournament site, and the
> > hotels in my area are charging $1750 for that week for a simple
> > My house is a big three bedroom with sleeper sofas in the den
> > living room, so that would be five separate rooms that would
> > sleep 2 people, plus there would still be space for air
> > needed. It is also dog friendly. I have a small hot tub and a
> > grill on the patio for cooking. I would even take my vacation
> > off work and provide “extras” like transportation to and from
> > golf course or to shopping, etc. and airport transfers with my
> > minivan, “doggie sit” and do maid service while they were gone
> > 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
> > 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
> > paypal or something similar?
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