My first long term guest has left, and I've had a chance to go over the room from top to bottom. There are several annoying issues, and I'm left wondering, What the HELL is wrong with people?
One thing is a missing bath towel. It's one of the darkest color ones. I'm certain she colored her hair, ruined the towel and then threw it away when I wasn't looking. This woman and I had conversations early in her stay about how we both color our own hair. Think maybe, just maybe, she could have asked if I might have a black towel or something she could borrow? Maybe buy her own dark towel? No. Let's just use my lovely host's towel, she won't notice!
Anyway, the real issue, and topic of this post is the carpet. I have discovered an area next to the bed where the carpet fibers have been somehow melted and singed. My best guess is she was careless with her curling iron and left it on the floor (more than once) before it had cooled off.
Should I bother contacting Airbnb? The damage doesn't show well in a photograph. It's not terrible, but it's there and it's noticeable. It's not something that can just be repaired I don't think, without replacing the whole carpet. Does anyone else have any experience with an issue like this?