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    ok I dont know if this is a stupid question or not

    if we rent a villa how much do we do ourselves? I guess there's no maid service well duh but are we expected to wash bed linen and things like that at the end ?

    Its not that we make a mess, but do we clean floors and kitchen ?

    I just really dont know how much we're expected to do ?



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    We own a villa in Florida although we only rent it out to close friends and family.
    We tell our guests just to leave their used linen in the laundry basket at the end of their stay and our cleaners then do the laundry ready for the next arrival.
    To be honest, those that have stayed at our place have treated it as though it was their own home, and you would hardly notice that they had been there after their stay.
    I doubt whether you would be expected to scrub floors and "go to town" on a mad cleaning exercise while you are there, although I`m sure that you would nevertheless leave the place clean and tidy as a matter of course.





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    we always rent a villa.

    what we do is, wash the linen as we wash our own clothes, hoover all the carpets just as we are about to leave, sweep the kitchen floor as they are usually tiled, then give it a mop over, clean the kitchen so it looks like the day we moved in. basically how you would treat your own home tbh, as you have to remember its someone home too :D.

    there is always cleaning fluids left, we always replace what we use if anything runs out.

    one IMPORTANT thing to do upon arrival is have a good look around the villato see if there is any damage. check all crockery/cutlery is there. so you dont get billed for anything that wasnt done by you
    Mick

    Sunridge Woods Villa Oct 2000 & 2002
    Esprit/Calabay Parc Oct 2004
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    We ask our guests to strip the beds at the end of their stay and put used towels in utility room and if possible start off 1 wash - this helps the cleaners. Also load the dishwasher.

    We wouldn't expect anyone to go round cleaning the floors or hoovering ( Mick you do sooo much and must be the perfect guests :-) )

    I like to thik people would treat our home as thier own and thankfully so far we have been blessed with wonderful guests.

    I think if you walk into a lovely clean house you are more inclined to look after it.

    Sandra
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    sandra we just try to leave them as we find them, we realise they are someone elses homes, what we do doesnt take that long to do anyway :D we had a call from one saying that the cleaners went in and all they had to do was make the beds
    Mick

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    I remember you told me that before Mick. You are very good guests

    Unfortunately they probably still charged the owner the same cleaning fee :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by ukwdwnut, post: 221746
    we had a call from one saying that the cleaners went in and all they had to do was make the beds
    The cleaners were also carpenters too then Mick?





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    Quote Originally Posted by Slowhand, post: 221750
    The cleaners were also carpenters too then Mick?
    You're on a roll today

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slowhand, post: 221750
    The cleaners were also carpenters too then Mick?
    the owner had a walk in wooden shed they didnt have before as well
    Mick

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    Esprit/Calabay Parc Oct 2004
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    Quote Originally Posted by ukwdwnut, post: 221760
    the owner had a walk in wooden shed they didnt have before as well
    ...because you demolished their garage when you drove your car through it?





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