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1064 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Jun 26, 2012 3:44 PM by lovewnc RSS
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May 15, 2012
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Jun 26, 2012 2:02 PM

Reservation Calendar

I'm still learning and have a question about updating the reservation calendar.  There are days when I do not wish to rent out our efficiency because we are not around or we may have friends/relatives using it.  Up to this point I simply blocked the days on the calendar.  I'm wondering if this is the correct way to block the days.  At the end of the year, would it look like I had income during those days since I blocked them via the VRBO web site? 

  • msdebj Senior Contributor 1,353 posts since
    May 25, 2011
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    Jun 26, 2012 2:28 PM (in response to lovewnc)
    Re: Reservation Calendar

    love,  great question!  Here is what I do:


    When I update my calendar ( on HA, VRBO & others sites) & create a new reservation I do not provide any info (email addresses, etc.) in those fields. I have a "code" of sorts for each name and  enter that.  If I block off dates for me,family or friends I use my dog's name.


    Of course, I keep  a master calendar in several places - both hard and soft copy. It's important to have a way to double check yourself!


    Hope this helps!


  • thaxterlane Active Contributor 779 posts since
    Jul 27, 2011
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    Jun 26, 2012 3:31 PM (in response to lovewnc)
    Re: Reservation Calendar

    Similar to msdebj's practice, I also enter "codes" into the calendar.  I don't believe there is a correct way to use the calendar.  Use it however it works best for you.  I block off weeks, as they are rented, to provide homeaway and vrbo users with an up-to-date calendar, without entering identifying information about the renter to the site administrators.  I maintain my own calendar with the names of guests and other relevant information for each rental period.  The importance of the homeaway/vrbo calendar is in marking off the weeks that are available/not available.  (Until required to do anthing more.)  That's all. 

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