It is strange- it looks like all the horror guests use AirBnB. For 5 years we only used VRBO and the worst thing that ever happened was a lost key and a broken shower curtain for $5,-
Then we started to offer our studio on Airbnb as well and one guest after the other turned out weird. One obese lady climbed through the windows after sending us a message that she could not open the door (we live next door and could have opened the door within a minute). Then there was a homeless party in a vehicle which was literally falling apart, replacement body parts on the roof. They stayed only 3 nights but after they checked out we had to replace the mattress because it was stained all over. Not sure if they were cooking or eating on the mattress or both. Sunday evening the wife left with the family vehicle, leaving her husband with the baby in the studio. She returned in the morning, we were wondering what kind of job she was doing. Her husband seemed to do drugs, he used the BBQ once and broke it. The trash was all over after they checked out, they would not even try to use the trash bags under the sink (there was an entire roll). This was not the only homeless party, a week prior there was another guest who allegedly lived in Seattle but booked one Airbnb after the other in Seattle.
Airbnb doesn’t seem to care about what kind of people use their services, we are considering to drop them and stick with VRBO, even if we get less bookings.