Location was convenient, and the neighborhood was accessible, safe, & friendly.
However, lets get something straight here...I understand that many hosts use AirBnB to generate supplemental income, especially those with investment properties. But please, please do not neglect to conduct adequate oversight/inspection of your property then attempt to extort money from your guests.
When I arrived, the unit had a stale odor throughout. I assumed the smell was from the dirty carpet, which had not been vacuumed prior to my arrival...or maybe it was the rancid set of towels left in the washer.?? No big deal, I was in Huntspatch on TDY for training & that was my primary focus. I purchased candles & incense to cover the odor, left windows open 24/7 to allow fresh air into the unit, wore shoes at all times when walking on the carpet, trashed the stinky towels, and swept the random Xanax tablets further under the bed. On day 2, I spoke with the co-host (as instructed by the welcome letter) regarding my concerns about the cleanliness of the unit & the broken light fixture. Just to make sure that someone was aware of the issue & that I would not be penalized for the existing conditions. Fast forward to the day after checkout....I get hit with a $250 claim!!! The host claims that I broke house rules by smoking in the unit. WTF?!?!
Let's be clear...I did NOT smoke in the unit at anytime, nor did any guest of mine smoke in the unit (there were no visitors). I followed the house rules to a T, and was very respectful of the host's property. All smoking was done outside on the porch; as instructed by the house rules. This suspiciously seems like an attempt to extort money & it pisses me the hell off!!
Charge cleaning fees to guests...neglect to clean after guests checkout...fail to perform preliminary inspections or walk-thru with new guests upon arrival...then attempt to claim damages, and charge guests $250 for mess left by previous guests?!?!?
Nope!! That's not how this works...that's not how any of this works!!! If anything, I should receive a refund of my $30 cleaning fee, since the cleaning fee charged to the previous guest was not used to actually clean the unit.