My property is located very close to my country's international airport so from the moment I listed it on b.com I started getting lots of bookings but most of them for one night stays. During most months I hardly have a day with no bookings. The thing is that if prospective guests list the airport as the location, my property is there in the first page. However, I feel that I am missing out (as are prospective guests) by considering my place as just a stopover place before they leave or arrive in my country. This is because the property is centuries old - in the core a 14th century village and within walking distance of world heritage sites and magnificent scenery. There is no ' city buzz' but it is a quiet place and some would consider it romantic.
The thing with one night stays is (1) They are far more disruptive and depend on flight departures and arrivals so my check in and check out times sometimes feel to me as if they're there just to be ignored (2) My costs are higher as is my workload as I have to have rooms cleaned, linen changed etc every day.
I have tried limiting some dates to at least 2-night stays but I get less bookings. At the same time, I cannot raise my prices that much to compensate for the extra work and costs that one night stays involve as I then get pushed down in the listings. In the photos I supplied and the details, I show the beauty of the area but it is just an area which is not in the tourist books as there are no hotels. Mind, I then get top reviews for location.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.