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Try Corporate Housing By Owner. I have had excellent success with this site with stays anywhere from one month to six months or longer. The renters have been excellent as they are a business cliental and in most cases the company is paying for the stay so they tend to pay my rate without question. http://corporatehousingbyowner.com/
Thanks so much...I was considering them..I just wasnt sure about keeping it rented for the year. We really need it rented for the year with no interupptions and I was told that they only rent for 3 months at a time..any thoughts on this..also where are you located?Thanks again for your help!Respectfully,Kirsten
Ever since I started advertising on FlipKey / Trip Advisor, I have been getting lots of requests for stays of one month or more. In fact, I got a 4-month booking through FlipKey / Trip Advisor ... and that was all set up up during my 2-month FREE trial period! I could have canceled my FlipKey subscription and kept the 4-month booking, which I would have gotten for free. Of course, I did renew with FlipKey and buy an annual subscription because of all the response I was getting. Thanks to FlipKey, I now have a one-month minimum. I'm fully booked (except for 2 different one-week spots remaining) between now and March 7, 2012. After that, I'm asking for a one-month minimum.
This summer (2011), people have been inquiring about staying for a week or two, in April, May, and June 2012, but I have been turning them down. Thanks to the large amount of requests for month-plus bookings through FlipKey, I'm HOPING I will get the one-month-plus bookings next year. If the one-month-plus bookings don't materialize, then about 6 weeks before March 7, I will start accepting bookings of less than one month.
I am asking for a minimum of one month (30 days).
Otherwise, our calendar will get booked up with smaller bookings. And then .... when the monthly people come a-calling, I won't have a big enough space in the calendar to acommodate them.
Our weekly rate is $900 + 15% tax, so that comes to $1035.
Including tax, the revenue for one month, fully booked with one week sessions is ($900 x 4) + tax = $3600 + $535 = $4135.00 That's what the guests are paying, but of course we only get $3600.
Our monthly rent is $2700, and no taxes, so it's just $2700.00.
We get less money for a monthly renter, compared to weekly renters ($2700 vs $3600), but it's worth it for us, not to have to do so many changeovers. Also, we spend about $200 on maid service, transit passes, welcome gifts, wine, groceries, etc, for each new guest ..... so if we have three less changeovers, that's a savings of $600, compared to $3600. Therefore, when you compare apples to oranges, it's really more like comparing $3000 booked weekly to $2700 booked monthly.