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Important Notice

As part of our ongoing efforts to streamline communication and ensure everyone stays informed, we wanted to let you know that all net updates and important notices will now be available for your perusal here.

Date: 23 May 2024

Subject: 2024 Peak Season & Housekeeping

Dear Homeowners,

 

Thank you to those who have already completed our seasonal availability form. With only six months until the Peak Season Christmas Holiday period, we are already receiving inquiries earlier than usual this year.

 

If you haven't yet provided your Peak Season Availability, please take a moment to complete the form. This will help our bookings team to have your home's available dates ready for potential guest inquiries.

 

Additionally, in our ongoing efforts to enhance the experience for our Guests whilst upholding the highest standards of hospitality, we constantly seek their feedback.

 

One recurring suggestion we have received is the desire for housekeepers to be available throughout the entirety of a guests' stay. Currently, our housekeepers work from Monday to Friday, 8am to 2pm, with slight variations in some homes. 

 

Introducing 7-Day Housekeeping Service:

 

LCE would like all homes to include Housekeeping every day during Guests stay, Additionally, on Weekends, one staff member will be available from 8am to 12pm.

 

So this is why we propose adding R100 to your nightly rate that will go towards the housekeepers additional work over the weekend, as most bookings falls over a weekend. Weekend shifts will be Saturday and Sunday from 8am - 12pm, 

 

Please be aware that public holidays will continue to incur an additional charge of R440 per day, if requested by Guests, and any overtime requested during the week will be charged as per our general housekeeping rates. This will be on Guests account.

 

We kindly request that you discuss with your housekeeping staff how they will be compensated for working on Weekends at a rate of R350 per day, and to the necessary gate access registrations for weekend entry. 

For homes with multiple live-in staff members, please ensure that they alternate weekends to ensure fair distribution of overtime.

 

We believe that these enhancements will contribute to making your Guests' stay truly exceptional.

 

Please let me know if we can go ahead and advertise your house with housekeeping service included 7 days a week?

 

Stephanie De Villiers | Coordinator | Luxury Coastal Escapes

stephanie@luxurycoastalescapes.com
www.luxurycoastalescapes.com

+27 726279181

Date: 26 February 2024

Subject: Staff Working Days

 

Dear Homeowners,

 

In our ongoing efforts to enhance the experience for our Guests whilst upholding the highest standards of hospitality, we constantly seek their feedback.

 

One recurring suggestion we have received is the desire for housekeepers to be available throughout the entirety of a guests' stay. Currently, our housekeepers work from Monday to Friday, 8am to 2pm, with slight variations in some homes. For weekend-only bookings, staff are also available on Saturdays from 8am to 2pm.

 

LCE would like all homes within our Luxury and Comfort Collection to include Housekeeping every day during Guests stay, from 8am to 2pm. Additionally, on Sundays, one staff member will be available from 8am to 12pm.

 

We propose adding R100 to your nightly rate. This adjustment aligns with our planned 2024 rate increase effective from 1st March 2024. If you have already responded to the team regarding the rate increase, the R100 will be added on top of the agreed rate, and no further action needed. 

If you have not yet responded to our email or newsletter, or have not received it, please let us know before 28th Feb 2024 to confirm this adjustment. Otherwise, we will proceed with adding the R100 to your current nightly rate automatically.

 

Please be aware that public holidays will continue to incur an additional charge of R440 per day, if requested by Guests, and any overtime requested during the week will be charged as per our general housekeeping rates. This will be on Guests account.

 

We kindly request that you discuss with your housekeeping staff how they will be compensated for working on Sundays. Options include providing additional holiday dates, granting a day off the following week, or paying a weekend rate of R390 per day. For homes with multiple live-in staff members, please ensure that they alternate weekends to ensure fair distribution of overtime.

 

We believe that these enhancements will contribute to making your Guests' stay truly exceptional.

 

Warm Regards,

Louise Vogt | Owner | Luxury Coastal Escapes

louise@luxurycoastalescapes.com
www.luxurycoastalescapes.com

+27 795177353

Date: 15 February 2024, 11:00

Subject: Rates 2024

 

Dear Homeowners,

 

I hope this message finds you well. We're reaching out to remind you about the pending update to your rental rates for the year 2024. As of today, we have not received a response from you regarding the proposed rates or Seasonal Availability form.

 

We understand that life can be busy, and sometimes things slip through the cracks. 

 

Please be advised that the deadline for responding to the proposed rates is swiftly approaching. We kindly request your attention to this matter and ask that you review the provided rates and communicate your decision to us before 29th February 2024.

 

After this date, we regret to inform you that we will not be able to accommodate any further rate adjustments for the 2024 rate period.

 

Should you have any questions or require assistance in understanding the proposed rates, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our team is here to support you every step of the way.

 

Thank you for your attention to this matter. 

 

If, for any reason, you wish to remove your listing and no longer receive communication from us regarding further information, please don't hesitate to let us know.

 

Warm Regards,

Stephanie De Villiers | Coordinator | Luxury Coastal Escapes

stephanie@luxurycoastalescapes.com
www.luxurycoastalescapes.com

+27 726279181

 

Date: 13 October 2023, 11:00

Subject: Rates 2024

Dear Homeowner,

 

We hope this message finds you well and that you are enjoying the changing seasons. As we approach the end of another year, we wanted to take a moment to express our gratitude for your ongoing partnership and trust in us.

 

In these unpredictable times, we understand that economic uncertainties can weigh heavily on everyone's minds. As responsible stewards of our vacation rental community, we have carefully assessed the current situation and the factors that affect it. After extensive analysis of our booking data from the past few years, we have observed a trend that we feel compelled to address with you.

 

While we all had hoped for a swift and robust economic recovery, the reality is that our region, like many others, has not yet seen the expected resurgence in tourism. Bookings have shown a decrease compared to previous years, reflecting the challenges that continue to impact our industry.

 

In light of these circumstances and our commitment to supporting our homeowners, we have made the decision not implementing a rental rate increase for the upcoming year, 1 March 2024 - 28 Feb 2025. This decision is rooted in our belief that stability can be a catalyst for change. By maintaining our current rates, we hope to offer our guests an attractive and competitive option, ultimately contributing to the gradual revival of our local economy.

 

Please understand that this decision was not taken lightly, and we remain dedicated to providing exceptional service and value to our homeowners. Our priority is to ensure that you continue to reap the maximum benefit from your investment with us.

 

We welcome any thoughts or questions you may have about this decision. Your input is valuable to us, and we are here to address any concerns you may have.

 

Thank you once again for choosing to partner with us. We look forward to the year ahead with optimism and hope, knowing that by staying united, we can navigate through these challenging times and emerge stronger together.

 

Warm Regards,

Stephanie De Villiers | Coordinator | Luxury Coastal Escapes

stephanie@luxurycoastalescapes.com

+27 726279181

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