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LiveLean

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Saturday or Sunday check-in for a beach house?
« on: April 14, 2015, 10:49:08 AM »
So the rental agency that manages our second home/beach house rental property, launched an experiment this year. It took about a third of its inventory and made it Sunday check-in, as opposed to the traditional check-in at Saturday at 3 p.m. and checkout the following Saturday at 10 a.m.

Even though my family had owned a home and rented it with this same agency when I was growing up, I decided to give the Sunday check-in a try. (We bought the house last summer). Through the end of March, tihe "Saturday homes" were killing the "Sunday homes" in bookings and I asked to switch. (Since I only had two weekly rentals, both were willing to switch to Saturdays to make the calendar all-Saturday for me.)

One thing I hadn't considered is that if someone is renting a house for Memorial Day or Labor Day week, they probably want to check in on Saturday afternoon, not Sunday afternoon, even though they're staying 7 nights either way. And I would think people driving 4-6 hours to our community (which is typical) would leave at the crack of dawn on Saturday AM, arrive for 3 PM check-in, drive home the following Saturday and have Sunday to recover/get ready for work.

Hopefully I'll have a flood of reservations now that I'm a Saturday. Any thoughts from anyone who rents by the week seasonally?

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Re: Saturday or Sunday check-in for a beach house?
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2015, 12:42:53 PM »
I don't own a weekly rental but in Key West the terms usually run Saturday afternoon to Saturday afternoon.

At the beach town near where I grew up the weekly rentals run Sunday through Sunday. I guess it varies by location.

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Re: Saturday or Sunday check-in for a beach house?
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2015, 02:06:26 PM »
Thanks. This is Virginia Beach where a lot of folks come from PA and OH -- the thought being they're the closest states without their own beaches. But the Saturday tradition seems to be overwhelming the Sunday option for now.