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by Joffan
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: OTAs: Airbnb, Vrbo, Booking, Tripadvisor, etc.
Topic: Airbnb cancellation repercussions
Replies: 3
Views: 1176

Airbnb cancellation repercussions

I may be forced to cancel a booking through Airbnb. I have looked at the penalties and it isn't too daunting. However, it doesn't mention that I will be dropped to the bottom of any searches in future. I feel sure that I have heard this before? Has anyone ever cancelled a booking that they got throu...
by Joffan
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: The Cafe
Topic: I had to laugh....
Replies: 4
Views: 1715

You couldn't make it up :lol:
by Joffan
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Buying/selling your home
Topic: Induction hob - Pacemaker advice
Replies: 5
Views: 3206

Back to original question, does anyone warn guests about pacemakers and induction? I am assuming that many other owners have induction.

Julie
by Joffan
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Buying/selling your home
Topic: Induction hob - Pacemaker advice
Replies: 5
Views: 3206

Guests brought their own pans!! Tea bags to France I understand but PANS !!
by Joffan
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Buying/selling your home
Topic: Induction hob - Pacemaker advice
Replies: 5
Views: 3206

Induction hob - Pacemaker advice

We have just installed a NEFF Induction Hob in our villa. The instruction manual has the following warning. "We advise that you exercise caution using or standing near an induction hob while it is in operation, if you wear a pacemaker or a similar medical device. Consult your doctor or the devi...
by Joffan
Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Managing your garden and pool
Topic: Beat this!
Replies: 9
Views: 3141

You couldn't make it up !!
by Joffan
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Managing your property
Topic: Does it always have to be white?
Replies: 10
Views: 2263

White is the most practical for all the reason above but I also use good quality patterned bedspreads and pillow shams.
by Joffan
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: France
Topic: gite bookings for 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1554

I manage a number of properties and at the beginning of the year I had 30% less bookings but that has steadily improved and as of today I am 10% down on 2016. I think some of it is to do with the poor exchange rate but when this happened a few years ago bookings were received later with people waiti...
by Joffan
Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Managing your property
Topic: Feather bedding and cushions
Replies: 20
Views: 3025

Thank you everyone for the great feedback, I am not able to answer the replies at the moment but appreciate all the info.
by Joffan
Fri Aug 05, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Managing your property
Topic: Feather bedding and cushions
Replies: 20
Views: 3025

Feather bedding and cushions

We have invested in top quality feather duvets, pillows and cushions throughout and we love them. However, current guests have complained that some of the group have allergies and are reacting to the bedding. Is the onus on me to mention the feather bedding on all my ads or is the onus on the guests...
by Joffan
Mon May 16, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Managing your guests
Topic: Overoccupancy
Replies: 10
Views: 2586

I had an enquiry this morning for 10 adults, 6 children and 3 infants. The house is for 10 plus a baby!!! They said they would bring travel cots, airbeds and some of the children would sleep with their parents. We have plenty of crockery and cutlery etc for 19 but the table would be a squeeze. With ...
by Joffan
Mon May 16, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Managing your guests
Topic: What Annoys You The Most!?
Replies: 66
Views: 13653

Tavi - I do the same, we say to guests that we do not charge for the odd glass or plate and they feel happier to own up.
by Joffan
Wed May 11, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: Managing your guests
Topic: What does en suite mean?
Replies: 10
Views: 2018

I have added information to all the websites and stated clearly the bedroom is en suite (no wc).

Would you still wee in it Edinburgh?
by Joffan
Wed May 11, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: Managing your guests
Topic: What does en suite mean?
Replies: 10
Views: 2018

Partial en suite is good
by Joffan
Wed May 11, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: Managing your guests
Topic: What does en suite mean?
Replies: 10
Views: 2018

My problem is the house is not mine, I just manage it and I knew it had 4 toilets and made the assumption that each en suite had a toilet, a toilet in the family bathroom and a separate WC on the first floor. Voila 4 toilets. But the 4th toilet is on the second floor So I advertised it as 2 en suite...