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Holiday cottage with friends - pay per person or per room

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mum1979100 Mon 25-Mar-13 12:24:48

group of friends, some in couples, some single. No kids yet.
Single people get to have their own room if only other single is opposite sex.
Cottage is only accommodation- does not give any extras like access to pool.

I'm happy to have pay per person set up as it works out cheap anyway. And for the sake of friendship it's unfair to expect singles to pay more. Plus kitchen, living room, garden are all shared.

Can I ask Is this the general view of you lot?
I'm one of the couples btw.

kinkyfuckery Mon 25-Mar-13 12:28:21

Yep, accommodation should be split evenly by everyone that is going. You'll need to discuss how food/drink is being paid beforehand.

BoysAreLikeDogs Mon 25-Mar-13 12:28:41

we pay (family group rather than friend groups) per bed

so divide rental by number of people sleeping

tis fairest I feel, however open to persuasion smile

catgirl1976 Mon 25-Mar-13 12:28:56

Per person I think although I don't think I would mind either way

LoopaDaLoopa Mon 25-Mar-13 12:30:01

Per person

BoysAreLikeDogs Mon 25-Mar-13 12:31:17

oh yes, food

we have a kitty, to pay for main meals, folk pay for their own ice creams/coffee when out and about.

Sometimes we do a supermarket delivery to the cottage, with meal planning but this sometimes goes tits-up if you don't specify THOSE sausages are for BBQ not breakfast kinda thing.


PicaK Mon 25-Mar-13 12:32:25

I think that the goodwill from the single person will be well worth whatever the diff in price is.

If you have a friend going who objects to a cost split per person then you need to have a quiet word about being grateful they've got someone - not financially penalizing there friends for not having a partner.

WallyBantersJunkBox Mon 25-Mar-13 12:32:28

I have always paid by room but that's including kids. So we went to a villa LY and my DS had his own room, but our friend's DD's shared a room so I felt it only fair that we pay by room IYSWIM.

However if the single people are payng per room and getting an inferior room because that's where the single bed is, then it's not really fair.

So if you pay per person, then couples can claim the best rooms space wise, as they have sacrificed the same cost and have to share with snoring OHs.

BMW6 Mon 25-Mar-13 12:34:41

Per person

mum1979100 Mon 25-Mar-13 12:38:51

Thanks. I suppose it does depend on the situation. I absolutely think per person. Although I did wonder if the singles should maybe offer to pay extra - at which point couples would insist not! Thought it might be polite. I'm not that bothered though. Was just curious on others thoughts.

CornMonster Mon 25-Mar-13 12:39:54

Definitely per person

Tailtwister Mon 25-Mar-13 12:41:46

I would say per person, but I suppose you could make a case for singles occupying their own room paying a singles supplement. That's what happens when booking most hotels isn't it?

For the sake of maintaining friendships though, I think per person is best.

stressyBessy22 Mon 25-Mar-13 12:59:55

Per room

ENormaSnob Mon 25-Mar-13 13:02:31

We often split per room but have equal people per room iyswim?

I think if we were going with single people then per person would be fairer. Unless you were expecting my 3dc to share one room in which case I would be peeved at paying 3x as much as someone with a room to them self.

mum1979100 Mon 25-Mar-13 13:05:47

Once kids arrived, I suspect per room seems more fair, in most cases.

MrsMarigold Mon 25-Mar-13 13:10:01

Arghhh I hate these things then there is room allocation, inevitably there are some ghastly rooms. We vowed last year never to go on one of these things again, unless we stay in separate accommodation near by.

janey68 Mon 25-Mar-13 13:39:17

If you're a group of adults, I would say per person . A holiday cottage is the same price regardless of whether it's singles or couples renting
It, there would never be single room supplements as in a hotel so it's not really comparable. And you're not just paying for the bedroom but the whole shebang- kitchen, sitting room, garden, views, electricity...

bedhaven Mon 25-Mar-13 13:55:42

Per person, unless you draw straws on rooms and the couples don't mind the usually not so swish twin rooms wink

Costypop Mon 25-Mar-13 14:00:25

By person. All put the same food money in a jar for food for the week, whatever is left gets shared at the end. If someone buys a chocolate bar just for themselves they pay for it out their own money not from the kitty. If everyone agrees beforehand there is no issues. But if its out of kitty money it's for everyone.
Been on a few mates breaks like this and all sorted out over a drink before going so everyone is happy. No problems on the hol then

Costypop Mon 25-Mar-13 14:02:21

Oh and when do kids ones, the kids go at half adult price, some couples have 2, others 1, that's how we have always sorted it out

znaika Mon 25-Mar-13 14:06:12

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2rebecca Mon 25-Mar-13 14:07:41

Per person as couples often get nicer rooms and for use of other rooms you use it twice as much if 2 of you.

abbyfromoz Mon 25-Mar-13 14:17:10

Double rooms= higher price
Single rooms= lower price
Or if singles are also sharing rooms split evenly per person.

Binkybix Mon 25-Mar-13 16:29:10

We always do per person (not including babies, which are the oldest that go on these trips at the moment).

Often means 6 foot something male friends sleeping in bunks!

SunRaysthruClouds Mon 25-Mar-13 17:53:37

I wouldn't worry about it either way because you won't be talking to each other by the end of it anyway wink

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