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Are there any websites to advertise untaken places in our holiday house booking?

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Kerals26 Sat 28-May-16 14:00:00

Does anyone know whether there are any websites where I can advertise the untaken places in our holiday home? I booked a house with 12 beds for my husband's 40th birthday but loads of friends and family are away at the same time so 5 spaces are unused. The leaving date is only three weeks away now so getting a bit desperate to try and fill the spaces. Any suggestions? I did think about Gumtree and Daily Info etc. but not sure whether that is a good idea. All suggestions appreciated!

BackforGood Sat 28-May-16 23:36:22

Do you mean sharing a house with you and your family ?
Sounds a bit odd - or have I got the wrong end of the stick ? confused

bibbitybobbityyhat Sat 28-May-16 23:37:59

Good luck with that!

Costacoffeeplease Sat 28-May-16 23:45:41

You want to share the house you've booked for your husband's birthday with strangers?


FishWithABicycle Sat 28-May-16 23:58:31

Ummm. I think you probably have to swallow the cost yourself or share it out between everyone who is coming. No one would want to pay any money to stay in a house where the rest of the holidaymakers are a large group of friends and family that they don't know at all getting together for a family birthday party. Sorry.

Plus I think if you did this you might get more cancellations from people who have agreed to come. I wouldn't feel safe in a holiday house share with complete strangers.

You might have better luck casting the net wider among his more distant friends and relations - offering a steep discount on the normal room rate as they won't want to pay top whack for someone they aren't that close to.

20:20 hindsight but didn't you ring around/send out save-the-date cards before booking?

Sunnsoo Sun 29-May-16 00:00:15

Air bnb?

Costacoffeeplease Sun 29-May-16 00:02:57

Are you even allowed to sub let the property?

ReggaeShark Sun 29-May-16 00:06:04

No, you're not allowed to do this. Are you for real?

Sgtmajormummy Sun 29-May-16 00:34:06

Just invite more friends!

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