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Mutual Blocking Start/Stop dates

Status: Requested 1 Vote
Jerry O
Jan 22, 2023 7:44 PM
Joined Jul, 2020 9 posts

I would like to see a way to limit the timeframe for mutual blocking of parent/child units, or the ability to do it base on seasonal rate schedules

For example - Parent Unit A has child unit b and child unit c - During peak season, we only want to allow booking of the Parent Unit A (keep the child units blocked) but during off season or shoulder seasons, allow guests the option to book either the Parent or one of the children 

Currently, if we set up a mutual block, it applies to all open dates, which causes us to have to block the child units during seasons we want them to be available.  We can only accomplish this be doing manual block/unblock, unless I have missed something.  

Ken T
Jan 23, 2023 11:07 AM
OR Team Member Joined Aug, 2019 1021 posts

I'm not clear on what you're asking for that is not already possible manually?

To use your example - During peak season, we only want to allow booking of the Parent Unit A (keep the child units blocked)

So, during that time, create blocks in OwnerRez on both of the child units so they cannot be booked.  Because of the mutual blocking, doing this would normally also block Parent Unit A.  But, in these new blocks you create, select the "Don't block other properties" option:

https://www.ownerreservations.com/support/articles/combined-properties-blockoff-lockoff#bypass

That will have the result you're looking for.

Jerry O
Jan 23, 2023 12:09 PM
Joined Jul, 2020 9 posts

Thanks Ken,

I'll give it a try, but thus far, I haven't been able to achieve the desired result.  I'll play with it some more and update if I still can't get it to do what I am trying to achieve