Today I got this request
:As an AirBnB (Super) host myself, I know that offering up one’s house to strangers is a beautiful experience.
I am in Toronto, but am getting married in Hamilton (Liuna Station reception) on Saturday January 7, 2017.
Is there any way I may rent your home for the one night (check-out Sunday Jan 8) ?
It would be amazing to use your hot tub after a long day of wedding…
If you are flexible with the one day, may you also offer a later check out on the Sunday?
Never hurts to ask
I couldn’t cancel fast enough. It didn’t seem to go through, so I cancelled again.
Three hours later in the middle of hosting a dinner party, I got a message that I should respond to the request. I flew to the phone and called airbnb… after a few minutes I was told it had been done. After several hours I realized it had not. My computer? A glitch at airbnb?
I called again… was criticized by the person at the other end of the phone for not having chrome. Next she insisted on checking to see if I REALLY had a five night minimum…… the implication that I should accept this booking.
It was unpleasant, and for the first time I realized that airbnb doesn’t seem to care about their hosts.