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I think this is a wonderful article, we have a big family and lots of friends. Hard to say no... and charge... but also need help with the extra bills that come with owning a vacation home. With the hot weeks we give our family and friends 20 percent off. To our daughters and there friends, In the off season we charge $10 a night, per person and they are to leave house as found, this doesn't go over to good with them, we have had many confrontations on this subject. The ex pses like paper products ect... adds up. So we have had to stay strong, and if they dont like it, then we tell them " well don't go..."its been tough at times...... any advice?
I've been vacation renting for over eleven years and have had four different properties in different locations. My policy with family and close friends is - if not booked you are welcome to use and pay cleaning costs. The second I get a revenue booking, even last minute, you are out! If they want commitment to be able to stay, they become a regular paying customer. It is how I make my living.
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