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by Bree
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Scam email enquiries
Topic: Do these enquiries ring false?
Replies: 5
Views: 1638

I had the exact same for same dates a few days ago approx half hour apart for same dates end of Sept 2020, I was also wondering? They were also very unusual surnames.. and looking for immediate reply for dates that are so available??
by Bree
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: OTAs: Airbnb, Vrbo, Booking, Tripadvisor, etc.
Topic: Homeaway Payments - Grrr!
Replies: 12
Views: 2957

That is very annoying Sam. I can see lots of glitches with this new system and changeover, it will be important to watch carefully for payments. I wonder will this happen with all payments or is it just a glitch on changeover.. How did you manage that Sunbeam, did they ask you to move to new system ...
by Bree
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: OTAs: Airbnb, Vrbo, Booking, Tripadvisor, etc.
Topic: Lond Distance Host's reviews of Guests
Replies: 12
Views: 2882

Completely agree e-Richard. There is a series on Netflix "Black Mirror" that is based on "what might be" consequences of modern technologies one eposide is where every human is rated by everyone else they interact with on a daily basis & we all have a rating!! We are not far ...
by Bree
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: OTAs: Airbnb, Vrbo, Booking, Tripadvisor, etc.
Topic: Payment by Homeaway
Replies: 5
Views: 1732

The number I have is +44 208 827 1971, but I think at weekends and out of hours it goes to the same call centre, hope you get it sorted.
by Bree
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: OTAs: Airbnb, Vrbo, Booking, Tripadvisor, etc.
Topic: HomeAway Rates
Replies: 6
Views: 2665

Hi Sam,
I was also wondering how can you charge more for short breaks so the only answer I have is to put it in the notes eg short stays of 3 to 6 nights will be extra £xx.
A similar charge to other extras, it is an extra changeover day so costs are more..
Their may be a better way to show it on HA?
by Bree
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: OTAs: Airbnb, Vrbo, Booking, Tripadvisor, etc.
Topic: Homeaway Requesting Review from Guest
Replies: 11
Views: 3121

Thanks Newtimer for GDPR guidelines.. I have only sent to one who missed the review period on HA.. I have just looked at HomeAway and it is only 14 day s if review is submitted by either owner or guest. Guests have told me "it was too late to write a review" I had not checked this before n...
by Bree
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: OTAs: Airbnb, Vrbo, Booking, Tripadvisor, etc.
Topic: Homeaway Requesting Review from Guest
Replies: 11
Views: 3121

Yes that is correct guests can only post a review if they booked through HomeAway and there is a time limit, I think 30 days or approx.
Holiday Lettings / TA allow you to gather reviews from guests that book direct you can send them a link.
by Bree
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Scam email enquiries
Topic: I thought this would amuse...
Replies: 7
Views: 2533

:lol: Thank you for sharing, I am still laughing :lol:
by Bree
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Buying/selling your home
Topic: Selling Estuary House in Brittany
Replies: 12
Views: 4066

Good luck to you both I hope it is a smooth process and it works out for you both. I think summertime is a good time to sell/buy but I know viewings can be difficult. so best of luck..
by Bree
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: OTAs: Airbnb, Vrbo, Booking, Tripadvisor, etc.
Topic: SimplyOwners.Net a new rental listing site?
Replies: 161
Views: 47057

I too would love to see alternative sites succeed, but with this website I don't understand the availability calendar. I have just been looking to book a holiday villa for August it shows many properties are available but once you click on owners website their calendar shows not available, this is c...
by Bree
Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: OTAs: Airbnb, Vrbo, Booking, Tripadvisor, etc.
Topic: Barriers to change
Replies: 21
Views: 3095

I have said "technical qualities of alternatives" For me I look at the filters on the website & availability updates. There is a high price to pay if you do not keep your calendar updated on bigger sites (eg on instant booking etc you know if dates are available). I am also guilty of n...
by Bree
Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Managing your guests
Topic: English guests
Replies: 42
Views: 10671

I did see once in the t&c's of property a note on keeping the place clean that said something like this: "We ask you leave the apartment in the same condition you found it our cleaners allow 4 hours to clean but if more time is needed we will charge €50 per hour from your security deposit&q...
by Bree
Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: OTAs: Airbnb, Vrbo, Booking, Tripadvisor, etc.
Topic: The virtue of booking direct
Replies: 2
Views: 646

Do you know you can send the guest the "reservation request" you don't have to wait for them to send you one.
I think in cases like this where they want to book it looks more professional, you can always cancel it if they change their mind just a thought!
by Bree
Fri May 13, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: OTAs: Airbnb, Vrbo, Booking, Tripadvisor, etc.
Topic: So what next?
Replies: 13
Views: 1836

To answer your question to "what sites are working" I think for a lot of people this year it is trial & error with other websites and local agencies again we have found it harder to find bookings this year but this site is great for ideas. For me I joined lots of other websites costing...
by Bree
Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Scam email enquiries
Topic: Tripadvisor enquiry by email looks very real
Replies: 3
Views: 1272

Thank you very much for email address and I have sent off the email. Maybe they will warn homeowners to log in via the website..