A warm welcome to the Community Center.
This discussion is for introducing yourself to your fellow Airbnb Community members, as well as welcoming and saying hello to newcomers in return. Thanks to all of you who have already introduced yourself and contributed in our previous thread, here.
I'm Lizzie and I am the Community Manager here, along with my teammate @Quincy. I have been managing the Airbnb Community Center since it officially opened in November 2015. It is fantastic to speak with amazing community members here.
To kickstart this topic, I would like to share a few things about myself:
How about you? Any interesting facts or hobbies?
I'm looking forward to hearing from you.
I am new to the community and looking forward to finding out useful tips and hints from other hosts. I've been hosting for several years but it seems the Airbnb platform is constantly changing and guest expectations seem to vary and change quickly, too. So I can use your help!
About me, I love to travel and stay at Airbnbs. I especially like to travel internationally. My rental is a cottage in an area popular for agritourism but we also see a lot of traveling professionals and remote workers. I bought my current Airbnb property in 2020 because of the great rental opportunity, but it's not how I would have designed a property had it been my own place. So I am also looking for property improvement tips that won't break the bank!
Hello everyone 😊
I have read hundreds of threads on this site in the last 6 months, I think every question and problem has been answered, which has been great.
Along with a friend, my husband and I bought a studio flat in the next seaside town to ours in April 21. About 6 months of prep went into this, after a year of saving up, and in that time I did so much research into exactly what to do. I must have easily spent over 200 hours on this site, as well as reading various guides about how to be a good airbnb host.
After getting the keys to our flat, we spent 2 weeks doing it up before we listed it last month, and we currently have our 12th guest in there. We don't live there, it is all self check-in, which makes choosing the guests a lot easier. I don't think I would be brave enough to host in my own home!
I've already experienced some of the challenges, nothing major luckily, but airbnb took a review away because they thought I had paid someone to write a review because the price was so low. I had put the price low for a friend of a friend, so I sent airbnb screenshots of texts from my friend who was there sending me photos of things she liked (she had helped decorate the week before). In the end, they said because she hadn't stayed there and her friend had, that it was a third party booking so they would not reinstate the review. I've also had a person have a 22 message long conversation with me, to then just not book, but I suspect real problems will start when I get my first bad review and will probably stress about it for weeks!
I've just read the last few pages of this thread and it's so cool to see all the different corners of the globe we are all from! I kept thinking "ooh I want to go there!"
Hello, my name is David. My wife and I are Air Bnb hosts in Australia. I have a question regarding the acceptance of reservations for potential guests when you are outside Wi Fi range. My email address is ** Previously before the recent changes that Air Bnb made to their hosting format I was able to pick up and reply to guest's reservations but now I can only see the reservations if I am in Wi Fi range. I am concerned about missing out on a booking if I am outside Wi Fi range, regards, David
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Hi I’m Debi (wife of Dave),
Dave will post from time to time too but I use to help run a large staff on a huge Christian Forum for ten years so it’s likely that I will get involved more in community posting.
We have a beautiful one acre lot in the hills of Vista, Ca. “Close Enough” to the beaches of Carlsbad and Oceanside. We created a beautiful private entry suite that faces valley and ocean views*.
We were going to open over a year ago but with the Covid Shutdown and three family member’s lay-offs, we just hunkered down to take care of each other for the year. Our goal was to open by Memorial Day this year and we did it! And we made SuperHost status in a month too which was soooo exciting!!
Love it! The timing was perfect. And perfectly needed as well. We adore hosting (Dave would not say “adore” but it perfectly describes me😃).
It’s expensive opening an Air BnB. Our goal by next Memorial Day is to have a raised gazebo with a beautiful jacuzzi sitting right in front of that gorgeous view of ours, so our guests can be deported into the sunset every night and relax under the stars out here in the hills of Vista.
Soooooo happy to meet you all!!😀
I’m Cherrelle from Sacramento, CA! I would love to get started, but unsure on how to negotiate with apartments to let me sublet their units.
Anybody in Sac who can help a girl out?!