This is ridiculous. Just book another night in St. Petersburg if that is the case. Don’t let them back in for all that. If it is strictly about luggage make sure they can’t do all that. I wouldn’t allow them to leave luggage but that is just me.
I tell the story of some obnoxious guests I once had.
About an hour before checkout, I get THE KNOCK on the door… “Just wondering if we can stay longer…our next check in is not until 4 and we want to go to the beach.”
Me: ahh sorry, no, I have someone coming today. I have to get started cleaning.
Him: well can we leave our luggage in the room and our food in the fridge then? Otherwise everything will go bad. And just a quick shower when we get back from the beach? Otherwise we’ll be out of the room.
me. No sorry I have to clean everything starting now.
Him: well what about our food? It will go bad.
Me: really sorry, how about one of those styrofoam coolers from the market?
Him: well can we at least leave luggage.
Me: well not in the room, but up in my carport.
Him: why not the lanai?
Me: (relenting) well okay. (Luggage later found to make marks on the wood, which then needed painting)
Him: oh, we want to use the snorkel gear too, we will return it in an hour.
Me: no, I can’t let you do that.
Him: why not, it’s just sitting there. Promise to bring back in an hour.
Me: well okay, but I don’t really like doing that. If you lose anything then the next guest doesn’t have gear.
Him; just a quick one, back in an hour.
Hours and Hours later… no gear back and does not return it until 15 minutes before next check in at 4. He’d also left all his smoky clothes in the armoire, gross. I had to remove them and lay them on the luggage.
Him: can we use the bathroom?
Me: sorry! It’s just been totally cleaned for the next guest who is about to pull up.
Oh… after the favors I did, and no review at all was left by this clod. He was an unemployed musician and the wife was a professor.
When it’s your time to go, please go. I don’t want to see you hours later when you said it would just be an hour. Asking for favors until the bitter end. No. Go please! What part of check out and leave do you not understand? Didn’t say that but thought it. Kicked myself for lending $50 snorkel sets out to people who should have left at 11. Kicked myself for succumbing to the arguments and pressure of this guest, who couldn’t even bother to leave a review. Never ever ever again. These are the things you live and learn.