Quite unfortunately, we had to deal with quite a bit of drama during Paul’s stay after our upstairs tenant complained about finding both the building entrance door AND the airbnb apt’s door unlocked and wide open. All our guests are made aware of the intrusion risks (very high throughout the entire city and not specific to our neighborhood) and they are kindly asked NOT to leave doors unlocked under any circumstances and to close all windows when not inside the apt. A mouse got in while Paul and his girlfriend were ‘letting fresh air in’ through doors, one of which opens directly onto the street... Thankfully, the only intruder who invited themselves in was a mouse, not a thief. We offered to send an exterminator at our guests’ expense, they declined the offer and decided to resolve the matter themselves only to complain later about our ‘bad faith’. As it turns out, Paul and his girlfriend felt cheated because, as they were chasing out the mouse they let in, they saw we had a couple mouse traps set up behind the kitchen countertop. Well, yes we do bc it’s not the first time a rodent gets in bc a guest has disregarded the house rules. Not to mention that we grew tired of spending our own time and money trying to schedule same-day visits with exterminators bc of some guests’ negligence. When you inconvenience your host - after jeopardizing the safety of their property and disrupting the well-being of their year-round tenant - because you have bypassed clearly enunciated property rules, common sense dictates that you should keep a low profile. Instead, Paul got defensive and even had the nerve to lecture us about the best way to create a draft in our home (window drafts being unsatisfactory to him) and also thought he had quite a bit of advice to offer when it comes to home intrusion prevention in a city (and country) he has zero experience living in. Not to mention that Paul’s hometown in France, Tours, counts 135,000 inhabitants when NYC has a population of almost 9 millions and, subsequently, a higher crime rate.