I am Ashley Akhtar. I along with my husband Kamal and our daughter Vienna reside in St. Peters, a suburb of St Louis. We both are Nurse Practitioners, working in OB/GYN and Emergency Care.
We started out by renting these houses on short term vacation rental sites. Over the course of last three years we have hosted many guests and received five star reviews with excellent feedback. We realized that we have developed homes and an experience that guests enjoy and appreciate. Our goal from the beginning has been to treat our guests and give them the experience that we look for. We realized while using commercial booking sites there are multiple barriers for guests and in turn the hosts. There are many additional expenses the commercial booking sites add to the guest's cost, these are unassociated with the hosts costs. Communication is often challenging with barriers from the booking sites. The cancellation fees for guests are unfair and prevent the host from providing flexibility for guests on this. We decided to provide direct booking to help guests with these frustrations that in turn give less restrictions to us as hosts to give our guests the wonderful experience we would like to provide.