Hey guys so I have started listing my cottage as an entire home, as well as 2 separate listing for my rooms that I do B&B in. I have only had one booking so far, and although it went reasonably well I did have a couple of issues. Firstly, they broke a glass, part of a set that sits in a wicker holder. I know, I shouldn’t have left it for them, but I use it every day when I do breakfast and honestly did not think it would get broken! Second, they went into cupboards that I had tied closed and had my catering sized bottles of ketchup, boxes of dishwasher pods and such in, and helped themselves. They took a massive bottle of ketchup with them when they left.
So, I have changed my booking requirements to, Guests who meet Airbnb’s requirements, and also have:
Provided a government-issued ID.
Am I being overly paranoid and do you think it will lower my bookings. I can’t decide. I do use IB, so I thought this would maybe give me better behaved guests?