Holiday lets - strange requests.

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Holiday lets - strange requests.

Postby Faire d'Income » Wed Mar 21, 2007 2:59 pm

I'm sure there must be others who rent out their homes during the summer but I'm curious as to whether its just us who seem to get all the daft questions/requests?

So far this year:

Q. Do the beds have duvets or blankets?
A. You can have either. Why?
Q. I suffer from arthritis so want to put the duvet under the sheet as Spanish mattresses are too hard.
A. I wouldn't - you'll melt. Anyway, it has an English mattress.

Q. I read on your brochure that you can hear the sounds of goat's bells in the distance, what time do they get up?
A. Eh?

Q. I am thinking of booking in July. Will it be hot?
A. Most likely.
Q. Can you guarantee it?
A. Not really. Statistically it tends to be quite warm at this time of year.

Sometimes I wonder if these people really want to holiday abroad but if anyone has some better ones, feel free to share them.
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Postby dido72 » Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:41 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :shock:

Can't wait for the replies to this one :D

Hopefully I will be in the position to contribute before too long.

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Postby Campo Kenny » Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:51 pm

How do you rent your house out?. What I mean is a freind hinted if him and his family could use ours last year for a couple of weeks, we made excuses and didn't let them have it, the reason being.........

What do you do with all your personal stuff, ie wardrobes are full of our clothes, and theres all sort's of persoal bits scattered about.

The chap who looks after pool for us said we could get top dollar for it during the summer etc., but we've never bothered because of this issue.

What do other folks do?

Kenny

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Postby stellastaff » Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:53 pm

Mum frequently has the following comment after the 8km track road journey to her house: We didn't realise that it would be so far into the countryside...her ad states '8km of dirt track from main road' and 'Very rural setting'! What do people expect! Also she gets 'I thought the pool would be more private'. The ad states 'private pool shared with owners'. There is only my mum and dad living there! :shock:
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Postby TC » Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:12 pm

Campo Kenny wrote:How do you rent your house out?. What I mean is a freind hinted if him and his family could use ours last year for a couple of weeks, we made excuses and didn't let them have it, the reason being.........

Kenny
We have one of the wardrobes with a lock on, and keep our personal stuff in there.
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Postby Campo Kenny » Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:19 pm

The problem with our place is although we have lots of wardrobe space none of my gear manages to get a place in them........they're full :?

I have a wobbly clothes rail in the spare bedroom with all my finery dangling from it.

I tell a small lie, one of my shirts she likes to wear when she gets out of the pool has a parking spec in one of them :wink:

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Postby Faire d'Income » Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:23 pm

Campo Kenny wrote:How do you rent your house out?. What I mean is a freind hinted if him and his family could use ours last year for a couple of weeks, we made excuses and didn't let them have it, the reason being.........
What do other folks do?

Kenny
I use a couple of sites where you can build your own websites and promote those in local media in the UK. I also use an agency that specialises in rural type property who do an excellent job, although they do take a fair whack.

As far as personal effects, I built a shed behind the goatshed which has a lock on the door and we have a special hiding place for food etc. It depends on the type of property you have but generally I've found no problem with clients mainly due to it being out of the price range of chavs who are more likely to damage things. They're also less likely to want to stay out in the campo where there's less lager to get trashed on whilst vomiting on the pavement.

It helps with the upkeep of the property but don't expect to become a millionaire out of it. Once tax and maintenance has been taken care of then you are probably left with half of the income but it does help with the mortgage. I also offer it to the tradesmen I deal with in the UK for some nudge, nudge, wink, wink type holidays.

PM me if you want the website addresses.

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Postby Campo Kenny » Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:34 pm

Thanks for the tips there Faire. Fully agree with you re. the Chavvy type not wanting to rent a country property but you still get @rse***s in all walks of life.
Because we are only out there 10 weeks max per year people keep on saying to us "rent it out", but we just don't seem to do it.

A business partner of my wife has a nice place at Vinuela. Similar to the story above he described his pool as private, the morons who were renting complained it was overlooked by a house further up the hill (probably 400 metres away) and wanted their money back under the description of goods act (the owner is a lawyer by the way)

It's those stories that put me off.................I'd just lose it I'm afraid if that happened.

It does certainly make sense though to do something with it whilst it lies empty for 42 weeks a year .....the jury's out still on this one for us!

Cheers,

Kenny

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Postby Julie » Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:53 pm

Friends of mine shut off a bedroom and put all their personal belonging in to it, so it solves the problem of your items, but i wouldn't want anyone sleeping in my bed, not if i didn't need the money, the though its just awful, that's one of the reasons we bought a , bed you don't know who slept or done what in before you Hanging

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Postby anyroads » Wed Mar 21, 2007 10:07 pm

"Q. I read on your brochure that you can hear the sounds of goat's bells in the distance, what time do they get up?
A. Eh? "

All this to rent or not to rent lark is ok....but
We STILL have not found out what time these goats get up !

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Postby brenda » Thu Mar 22, 2007 4:52 am

¨Your advert said 7 minutes DRIVE to nearest restaurant, but when we WALKED it took us 7 minutes to get to the main road and there wasn´t any sign of a restaurant. Why wasn´t the restaurant there?¨ Couple from UK recently.

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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Postby blondie » Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:26 pm

Sometimes owners can be just as daft.

I remember someone thinking that as they were letting long term they didn´t have to put in sheets and towels! Where the hell are people supposed to sleep and wash then?

Campo Kenny

Postby Campo Kenny » Thu Mar 22, 2007 1:04 pm

:shock: You don't get sheets and towels at ours if you're only there for the weekend :oops:

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Postby blondie » Thu Mar 22, 2007 1:08 pm

How does that work? A weekend break , but bring your own sheets? Thats a bit strange pardon my questioning, thats liek booking a hotel but bringing your own stuff??!!

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Postby blondie » Thu Mar 22, 2007 1:10 pm

Another one I heard, was that on a short let, the owners wanted to tell the tenants how much electric and water to use whilst they were there.

Hang on a minute, they are paying 1800 a week and you wanna stop them leaving the aircon on, are you having a laugh!!

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Postby Campo Kenny » Thu Mar 22, 2007 1:17 pm

Blondie, I was joking :oops: ............I meant that if mates come to stay with us we make them bring sheets, blankets, duvets pillows and there own pans and bog brush on the plane with them :wink:

We don't rent our house out...........it kills it when you have to explain it :wink:

:D :shock:

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Postby blondie » Thu Mar 22, 2007 1:21 pm

sorry, being a bit...blondie

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Postby Campo Kenny » Thu Mar 22, 2007 1:46 pm

:wink:

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Postby Dealer » Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:20 pm

blondie wrote:sorry, being a bit...blondie
Nothing wrong with that, time for a blonde joke me thinks!
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Postby Miro » Fri Mar 23, 2007 1:28 am

Kenny, you don't have to explain to me - must be a Scouse thing. (Scouse by marriage only, BTW - I'm actually a Yid)

We had this a few years back from a nice young lady from Madrid: "Should I bring my own matress? It's no problem, I can put it on the roof of the car."
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