I have often opined that a host needs to frame decisions based on what is best for your business, not to take things personally. Heads in beds.
So my guests who checked in tonight, my 4th guest in my new cabin and the first to bring a dog arrived a couple hours ago and brought a 3rd person to my 2 person only no kids allowed listing. The group consists of two women, a 7-8 year old child and the dog.
I have concluded that there would be no good outcome for me if I enforce my rules and kick them out. I am assured a bad review on my brand new listing. Now I can take a bad review and still keep SH but it would still hurt my listings overall rating.
I feel like we are being extorted by AirBnb to put up with shit like this under threat of a bad review.
I really had to step back and think about this, what is the best business decision? and in this case for me it is to let it go. I will suck it up and not say anything. I am guessing they will leave everything in good order and in the end it will not matter that this kid was there.
I saw them on the driveway camera and the kid was having a blast sledding and building a snowman. I do not think kicking out two women a child and a dog would be good for business or for me personally.
I will review honestly, and even if they leave no trace that they were even here I would not host them again.
So We will see tomorrow how they leave the place and I will seek input on the review.