Hello - I thank you in advance for reading!
In an effort to earn some extra money, I am renting out my studio apartment on occasion. I really have to hand it to those of you who do this full time, as you must have to deal with a lot of stresses!
Anyway, all has been pretty good for me, but I am left with a couple of questions.
I have read here and on the site forums about how we cannot refuse to rent based on age. However, for long weekend stays, I would rather not rent to those who are just over 18, as there is just too much room for error. Did this last weekend, and in the grand scheme of things, it wasn’t awful, but they did not lock the door upon checking out, and they smoked pot in here. They left the end of a pot-filled cigar under my table. I saw a Swisher Sweet cigar wrapper, and what I found smelled exactly like pot, and a friend told me that some people will fill a small cigar with pot, so I know I’m not wrong about the pot. They left a wax burner on (my fault for not hiding it…still learning) and had lit decorative candles. They were also very loud on Saturday night, prompting a neighbor to contact me at 1 AM.
Anyway, if I receive a request to book from a seemingly 18-year-old, can I just give a “generic” denial without telling them that they are too young?
Also, I’m sort of torn on how to review them. I don’t want to be too harsh, but I’m also feeling like other hosts should know that the door was not locked. It may not be a big deal in some areas, but it could be disastrous for someone who rents out their personal dwelling.