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Offline eyeball

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« Reply #270 on: May 28, 2022, 07:49:45 pm »
I'm planning my staycation for August and pretty much everywhere in BC is around 500/night now. It's 400 if I buy with no cancellation clause. I mean for a decent place, not even 5 star or anything.

This is nuts, cheaper to buy an RV and pay to park it somewhere most of the year.
We still only jack our place up to $300 in the summer and we don't need a cancellation clause.  Anything that cancels in the morning is usually booked by nightfall or the following day.
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Offline Squidward von Squidderson

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« Reply #271 on: May 29, 2022, 12:40:59 am »
We still only jack our place up to $300 in the summer and we don't need a cancellation clause.  Anything that cancels in the morning is usually booked by nightfall or the following day.

BC Cheque should get a forum discount too…. 🤷‍♂️
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« Reply #272 on: May 29, 2022, 09:43:31 am »
Everyone knows you need to be BC_cash to get a discount. ...I'll see myself out.
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« Reply #273 on: May 29, 2022, 01:25:36 pm »
JFC downtown Vancouver condos are 600+, I think I need to get into the AirBnB business. Many are $1000/night!!

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« Reply #274 on: May 29, 2022, 01:36:19 pm »
We still only jack our place up to $300 in the summer and we don't need a cancellation clause.  Anything that cancels in the morning is usually booked by nightfall or the following day.

Air BnB’s aren’t as ridiculous, I know. I was trying to find a hotel with a pool because my kids are different ages with different interests but they both love the pool. Apparently this is how things are looking everywhere now:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-05-25/us-hotel-prices-rise-as-labor-market-upends-hospitality-industry

I think I’ll have to rethink the Air BnB

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« Reply #275 on: June 01, 2022, 09:53:03 am »
I'm planning my staycation for August and pretty much everywhere in BC is around 500/night now. It's 400 if I buy with no cancellation clause. I mean for a decent place, not even 5 star or anything.

I just came back from Whistler and even there everything is pretty close to 500 too. I stayed at the Pan Pacific at least I got a free parking (EV) and breakfast included. Hilton is 400 plus parking so it made sense. The location of the Pan Pacific is pretty central in the village.

This is nuts, cheaper to buy an RV and pay to park it somewhere most of the year.

Looking just at hotels in the core of a big city or are you looking at VRBO or Air BnB? Places that are worth going to are expensive, especially in the Summer.

That being said. . .
https://www.vrbo.com/en-ca/cottage-rental/p9666511?adultsCount=2&arrival=2022-08-07&departure=2022-08-14&uni_id=8748795

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Re: Travel Culture
« Reply #276 on: June 01, 2022, 12:03:43 pm »
Looking just at hotels in the core of a big city or are you looking at VRBO or Air BnB? Places that are worth going to are expensive, especially in the Summer.

That being said. . .
https://www.vrbo.com/en-ca/cottage-rental/p9666511?adultsCount=2&arrival=2022-08-07&departure=2022-08-14&uni_id=8748795

I'd love a quiet peaceful cottage myself but I'm going with my kids who are different ages with different interests. I was looking for a hotel with a pool, something we used to be able to do for ~$300-$400/night every summer until 2019.

I've decided to have a true 'staycation' though. I'm going to take time off, put the work laptop away, and tourist in my own town with water slides, playland, Stanley park, canoeing, pools.

I'm not going to spend 5K to go to the island or the okanagan. That's nuts.

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« Reply #277 on: June 05, 2022, 09:06:58 pm »
JFC downtown Vancouver condos are 600+, I think I need to get into the AirBnB business. Many are $1000/night!!
So...the place that sold next door was put up on Airbnb two months before the closing date 4 days ago. The house was fully booked all summer long weeks ago at $486 a night.

There's no operating permit, no caretaker will be on site, the septic system is on a single 60" x 130" lot that was designed for a 2 bedroom house. The old house is still in there but it had another house tacked up around it. I think there's 5 bedrooms now.

I doubt the septic system will last a month before it collapses under the load, assuming the Regional District hasn't shut it down or the neighbourhood hasn't burned the place to the ground.

I mean I guess I get the math...$800 K for the house and lot...$486 a night in revenue...so what could go wrong?