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by Mouse
Tue Oct 19, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Buying/selling your home
Topic: We've sold Estuary House
Replies: 5
Views: 1326

Oh Kathy....its a dilemma isn't it and when you do sell of course it's natural that the happy memories and the positives are in your thoughts. Everything will feel raw for you at the moment but gradually your emotions will adapt. You've had the experience of owning a beautiful property that gave a l...
by Mouse
Tue Mar 16, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Just starting out
Topic: Ever dealt with a hostile neighbour?
Replies: 13
Views: 1720

Yes we had a very awkward neighbour that upset us in the first few years of renting. I think there's even a thread I started on LMH asking for advice. With him it was an (unreasonable) noise issue (we ensured always that neighbours weren't troubled by guests noise). He did allsorts of nasty tricks a...
by Mouse
Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: OTAs: Airbnb, Vrbo, Booking, Tripadvisor, etc.
Topic: Tripadvisor/holidaylettings listing fee
Replies: 8
Views: 1416

Although I didn't get many enquiries from TA, because their commission on top of my prices really made us expensive, I would always quote the real price on my reply but say the price quoted by TA would be more expensive as of course that was the commission they charged. It was my way of making sure ...
by Mouse
Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Just starting out
Topic: Kitchen design
Replies: 10
Views: 1146

I would recommend Howdens. It's reasonable quality and price. They also do their own appliances which are competitively priced. They only work through tradespeople I think, so your kitchen fitter/chippy would have to purchase but they have a wide choice of styles and colour. We have just had a Howde...
by Mouse
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: The Cafe
Topic: Thank you all!
Replies: 10
Views: 2868

Yes good luck Apex! Hope it all goes well for you both. Everyone involved in this business deserves their retirement! I still marvel at not having to worry about guests or grapple with changeovers in 80% humidity! GB totally understand where you are. We were a bit like that with our sale, we didn't ...
by Mouse
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: The Cafe
Topic: Thank you all!
Replies: 10
Views: 2868

So, exciting moves a foot for you too GB! Fingers x'd things start to happen for you soon. Are you staying in the same area?

Mousie
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by Mouse
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: The Cafe
Topic: Thank you all!
Replies: 10
Views: 2868

Aww best of luck for the future Isy! I remember you coming on the forum and enjoyed your posts over the years, like us it seems like you sold at the right time.
Here's to the next chapter!

Mousie
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by Mouse
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: The Cafe
Topic: We've done it!
Replies: 32
Views: 8233

Thanks Isy, n&p and pw! And Mols....yes, you're so right about the timing! I sometimes get short of breath when I think how it could have gone. It was so close. All's going well so far thanks. We are having a house built in the Dales and hopefully moving in this September. Even with lockdown we ...
by Mouse
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Spain
Topic: Mallorca now on full mask rule
Replies: 5
Views: 1367

Masks are to be worn everywhere bar the beach when sunbathing or doing sports, also when eating or drinking.

The heat and humidity there is awful in summer without a mask so I can't imagine it being very comfortable.

Mousie
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by Mouse
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Managing your garden and pool
Topic: garden furniture - advice needed
Replies: 7
Views: 1401

Agree with the others....comfy setting is expected now and depending what price bracket you are in also dictates the quality level I think. Kettle is an upmarket brand, great stuff but expensive. In Ibizan we had the plastic rattan effect outdoor stuff. It was left out constantly and is great. It is...
by Mouse
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Spain
Topic: Corvid 19
Replies: 52
Views: 9211

Have to agree with CSE. I had granite worktops and bleach was no problem. I also tended to use those kitchen wipes too....anti bacterial. No issues.

I also had unpolished marmol in some of the bathrooms....again I used bleach on occasion (more normally bathroom cleaner).

Mousie
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by Mouse
Wed May 20, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Bookings
Topic: Changeover day
Replies: 9
Views: 3293

Hi Gems....just seen this and wanted to say that some friends of ours had a Friday arrival day with their 2nd villa on Ibiza and had no trouble filling it over the years they rented it out. I think it can depend on the property. If its attractive enough people will go along with a non-Saturday arriv...
by Mouse
Wed May 06, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Spain
Topic: The old normality!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1243

Yes....great news!

Mousie
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by Mouse
Tue May 05, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Spain
Topic: The old normality!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1243

Its the desire for power and control over sense. Mr M is currently being paid via the Spanish furlough scheme. The co he works for is in tourism. If they don't extend the state of emergency then the likelihood is the furlough payments will stop. Yet his company can't go back to earning any income as...
by Mouse
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: OTAs: Airbnb, Vrbo, Booking, Tripadvisor, etc.
Topic: Sykes, Exedia, hotels.com: The Guardian 19/12
Replies: 9
Views: 3542

Thanks Andrew. I know a lot of my enquiries via those sites came direct. Of course I did get a few who didn't see the hints or preferred to go via the website, which is fair enough.
Direct guests often couldn't believe the 100's of £'s difference in price.

Mousie
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