We're rental a vacation home for a small group later this year. The property owner suggests a tip of $10/day/person. We have 8 adults and are staying for a week. Does $560 in "tips" sound out of line or am I being cheap?
I understand this is divided among the staff, but from what I see of the house there is minimal garden. On-site staff-wise, we've been told there is one go-to gal who will prepare 1 meal a day and also take care of general cleaning/upkeep. She may have someone to assist with a group our size. There is no butler/house man mentioned. I'm sure someone does take care of the pool on a regular (but not full time) basis.
Also, our main house gal will not be available at least 2 days of our stay (Sunday off and recognized holiday).
I don't want to short change the staff, but if I am paying her salary outside of the rental fee, I think it should not be disguised as a tip, which I believe is an extra outside of one's salary. I appreciate your input, particularly from the destination experts.