08-29-2016 08:34 AM
We have built in a cleaning fee and have a cleaner who cleans after each guest. I am finding it takes a lot of time to coordinate changing calendars with her as quests book, unbook, etc. I would love some advice from others about how they do this - tips and experiences? Is there a way for our cleaner to see our calendar, but not have access to our whole account?
08-29-2016 09:03 AM
I don't know how unless you export your calendar and send it to her on a regular basis - but that's just as much work as you currently have.
We use ical on our phones and pc/laptops and have set up a separate shared calendar to share just AirBnB booking information between us and another person - however, you still have to enter details (eg name/date/check in and check out time).
08-29-2016 10:47 AM
I searched for this topic and couldn't find anything, so I posted my own but I've had the same question.
Initially, I created a spreadsheet calendar and sent to her at the beginning of each month. When I'm fully booked, that seems to work. I'm able to include the dates, number of guests, and any notes I wanted (like early check-in, etc). However, lately, I've had some last-minute bookings due to open dates and a few cancellations. I have two apartments and I'm about to add two more to my listing, so this is going to be more difficult and the cleaning lady is not too tech savvy.
Other than a spreadsheet, I'm not sure. Using a sync'd calendar sounds good but I'm not sure if she can handle that. I hope Airbnb creates a solution.
08-29-2016 08:04 PM
Just send her an email once a week with what needs to be done and the dates.
It would probably take you about ten minutes to type up, and follow up with a quick phone call to make sure that she has seen it.
08-30-2016 01:31 AM
My bookings automatically appear on a google calendar I set up for this purpose, which I then set up to share with another.
09-06-2016 01:19 PM
As another host mentioned; google clanedar works for me. I'd have to dig back into it to find the right settings, but it is automatically synced and my cleaners can check in on dates there. I've only double checked with them a few times when there's been a short notice reservation.
05-07-2017 07:58 PM
We added our cleaner as a co-host. She has full access to the bookings calendar so she just lets us know what dates she can clean, and we take care of the ones she can't. She receives notifications of new bookings as well, so there is little to manage from our end.