We are renting 3 bedrooms and bath during the summer only. We have had a great first season. Lots of lessons learned. Our reviews have been 4 star. The only complaints are that the rooms are hot and that it is a shared space. Our listing does not offer Air Con as an amenity. We provide fans. However it has been an wild unseasonable hot summer. So I am not unhappy with 4 stars. The shared thing drives me crazy as our listing specifically says shared and says our 25 year old son s on site. Reviews say what a pleasant guy he is so I doubt he is the problem. I think they just assume it is private when they read 3 rooms & private bath. Again, we can live with the 4 stars.
Here is the problem. Just had an email from Air BNB saying our account has been suspended for only having 4 stars. Is 4 stars so awful?
Now we are closed till spring and will plan on getting Air Con units for the space and be even more explicit about it being shared when we start up in May. But someone here was saying new listings get more prominence. Should we shut down entirely and begin again next spring? (Now the 8 months are just blocked off).