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pilley
We live in a very trendy part of Brooklyn and have constant inquiries if there is room at our house. We confirm specific dates, give them keys and a subway map, let them know we have cats and the best restaurants in the area.
   
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marelar

We too receive requests for visits and although most are from day-visit, only, guests -- there are some overnighters. I honestly don't understand how anyone could have qualms about setting limits even for family members who are clearly treating the visit as a cheap (for them) opportunity to exploit someone's hospitality. There is no reason to just say "no" when it suits the host who is not running a B&B. I think the suggestions above are reasonable, especially the one regarding renting their own car.

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cjrisk
We have a condo directly on the ocean in a popular tourist area. Since it is a second home, we purposely bought a small (870 sq ft) condo with one bedroom and one bath. When people come we host some dinners and a place for beach time (even every day). However, the size of our condo makes it easy to say we don’t have room for overnight guests. The one exception is our children and grandchildren. We have a quality sofa bed so they can stay with us. This has worked well for us.
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