wow, this is a very interesting review to say the least.
future hosts please avoid cheap Francois and his strange girlfriend! :)
what else can i say. i did not write my review at first even because i was so shocked by their cheap unreasonable behavior.
it is still funny for me as they sure acted very well having a great time with our friends and us all the time...
they are a couple that made a reservation, came for a trip , got a free stay in the other place, then they had made mistake and booked one day less in original room.. :) i had seen the mistake and fortunately i could offer an extra night stay in the same room. well, they did not want to pay for it later calling it an extra...nor did they even ask to compensate a late check out.
They took for granted that i trusted a key to the whole villa and they left at 8 pm to the airport instead of normal 12 o 'clock check out policy and did not even care to ask if it is ok. our cleaner came and could not tidy the place and it caused complications.
well, we have had so many amazing people staying with us and enjoying the special trips and kiting school and more, that this is really the first time that i trusted them to leave and not pay and once they returned to Quebec!!! they did not pay for 2 weeks did not even answer and care, and then just chose to pay 400 dollars less finally after i had to remind them the unpaid bill.
the extras that Francois says- were the kite that he broke, extra night that they had not booked , overstay of the check out time until the night and the food that they consumed during 7 days. we gave them free teaching hours and supervision and rental hours to help along.
we have a special offer for people who come to learn to kite and book in Cabarete to come to the rustic Buen Hombre location which is much easier to learn kite surfing thanks to flat and shallow water and better wind from Cabarete and the stay in Buen Hombre is free with a kite course.
Our guests are super happy to have this opportunity , we have great downwinders and nobody has ever expected to have extra lesson hours of lessons or downwinders with a boat and kite supervision free before. :)
they actually lied to me that i said the downwinder is free, which i can't do as we pay to the boat captain per each person in the boat.
Doing Airbnb you really meet the coolest and the weirdest people at times ( definitely there are way more cool people :)) as well and that is why the world is interesting but nobody likes to be taken advantage of and this is what these guys did with us. had a blast with us and our friends and left without paying a more than 1000 usd bill and then just decided to pay 400 less without any problem or question.
As our kite school is definitely not part of Airbnb, this is just an example of some very irespectful people who have great opportunities.
we are sad and as we worked very hard i wish they wont have clients like this in their business but what goes around comes around...
And our poor dog! :)
Francois stepped on the dog's foot and he jumped up as his paws are very sensitive. well if you really have nothing to say, then the dog gets the attack! :)
how very sad.