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2230 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Jan 26, 2012 12:18 PM by dalinv RSS
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Jan 26, 2012 10:46 AM

Why checkout is so early?

I am going on vacation in a few weeks, but the checkout is too early, is it common to request late check outs? Do owners charge fees?

  • Currently Being Moderated
    Jan 26, 2012 10:48 AM (in response to dalinv)
    Re: Why checkout is so early?

    Owners need to clean the property for the next guest, and a housekeeper must clean this house as well as others in a short time period.

     

    At what time is check out and check in for your vacation home?

      • Currently Being Moderated
        Jan 26, 2012 10:51 AM (in response to dalinv)
        Re: Why checkout is so early?

        9am check out is a bit earlier than normal, but not extraordinary, depending on the area the home is at. That is a 6 hour window to clean a house.

         

        When do you need to check out?

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            Jan 26, 2012 12:11 PM (in response to dalinv)
            Re: Why checkout is so early?

            Your late arrival does not provide you additional benefits at the time of checkout, it is not like a restaurant that the table can take additional guests who would leave before your arrival.

             

            However I would recommend that you talk to the owner, inquire if they have another guest the same day of your checkout, and if so, if he knows the time they would arrive. From your original post, some locations have only late flights and therefore late arrivals.

             

            Also request the owner to allow you to check out offering to throw the towels and sheets in the washer and dryer, which are the most time consuming tasks for the housekeeper.

             

            Finally, even if you negotiate a modest late check out fee, you may work out a deal where you could stay in the public areas of the house while the housekeeper cleans the inside of the home.

             

            Hope these ideas will give you options at the time of negotiations.

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