Thanks for your kind words and feedback Wendy. I will review the House Rules accordingly, but the House Rules and content within our listing have come about as a result of multiple (over 60) instances of damage to the property.
Jenny and I have been extremely disappointed at how people have treated our beautiful, brand, new home. Whether it's pinching items, damage to walls, doors, architraves, fixtures, fittings or furniture etc., but nothing was as bad as what happened on July 1st, 2017.
Possibly like yourself, I'd seen and read about an Airbnb Host's worst nightmare, but never thought it would happen to us. Long story short, this adolescent lied through her teeth to secure the booking; saying she was babysitting her young nieces and nephews and telling me there would be other adults to supervise. Nothing could have been further from the truth. Her Brother asked her to book it as she was older and he invited friends who invited friends and so on. The first I knew about it was from a neighbour who contacted me the morning after the party via the Airbnb website to say our house had been used as a party venue and 10-12 police vehicles had turned up at 2.30a.m. because the neighbours complained. Apparently, there were 80-100 Sudanese youths in the house!!! Walls were kicked in. Doors were damaged, as were skirting boards and architraves. Drinks were spilt over the carpet everywhere, upholstery and bed linen. As if all that wasn't bad enough, they stole bathrobes, towels, pegs, knives, throws, decorative items, etc., etc. and did well over AUD$3,000 damage! Jenny and I were gutted and needless to say became very strict about who (age limit, etc.) could book our property
Anyway, it took me months to repair everything and try to get it back to how it looked before they arrived. Needless to say, I have a very low opinion of that particular ethnic race of people now. They have been involved in quite a number of Airbnb house demolitions in Melbourne over the past year