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OwnerRez question about Extra days between bookings

Replies: 3 - Pages: 1 - Last Reply: Sep 18, 2020 8:09 AM by: Ken T
Rich S
Registered: 12/28/18
OwnerRez question about Extra days between bookings

Chris/Ken/Paul - can y'all provide specific instructions to us (me ;-)) about how to configure OwnerRez to prevent back to back stays?

In my case I want to have the following:

- Guest books Mon-Wed and leaves Wed by 10am. Unit remains empty Wed
- Cleaners clean sometime Thur. Unit remains empty through overnite
- Earliest next booking can start is 4pm on Fri

So essentially this is a 2 day gap following each booking.

I'm personally using the API for Airbnb and channel bridge for VRBO. I can do blocks manually for any direct booking guests I receive, mostly worried about Abnb and vrbo.

In addition I have the issue with ResortClean where it seems to create cleans for blocks, not sure if their upcoming changes that they announced will change that. So assuming that OR creates blocks after a stay I will need to delete the associated booking in ResortClean.

Final request - I plan to leave the blocks in place forever as an indication of the dates being unavailable for booking. If y'all can think about the implications of having so many blocks scattered among legitimate bookings we might avoid some unexpected issues with running reports in the future. Not sure what this might be, I haven't thought it through, but if I get 20 bookings in July I'll have 20 blocks and I imagine many reports will be affected. Maybe some kind of tag on these blocks along with a customized title could help so that at least in the future I can distinguish them from legitimate blocks that I use for myself for repairs and improvements and/or personal stays.

E & R Vacation R
Registered: 1/4/20
Re: OwnerRez question about Extra days between bookings

I wish the block titles would carry over when I export my calendar to my husband. He needs the info in the titles. I can't figure out how to use a customized field for this.

Ken T
Registered: 8/7/19
Re: OwnerRez question about Extra days between bookings

You should be able to do this using a custom iCal calendar export, where you've selected the option to include booking information and notes. I don't see any custom iCal calendar exports in your account - give that a try and see if it does what you're after.

https://www.ownerreservations.com/support/articles/bookings-display-for-cleaners

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