We describe Alta Vista Chalet in our dedicated website in much more detail than possible in the Airbnb listing, and we prefer to make our private vacation home available only to family units and to those other groupings who joyfully adhere to our stated preferences and guidelines. When these guest booked, it started with “4 adults,” all about 30 years of age. Then, shortly before arrival time, we received the note, "heads up, we will be having three friends over for dinner on Saturday evening.” This was against our clearly stated Airbnb House Rules (which include no pets and no partying), and we became concerned and reminded the guests of our preferences. Subsequently, the number of overnight guests increased by several additional people. Perhaps we should have declined the booking when we sensed that our preferences were likely not being respected.
The energy and atmosphere at Alta Vista are very important to us. Guests not wholeheartedly adhering to our guidelines will easily find an alternative home that better meets their expectations.