We have a private room listing in our custom home. In the three months we’ve been Airbnb hosts, we’ve already logged some interesting (read: strange) inquiries and requests. Most recently, a local woman wanted to book our home for an all-day photo shoot for a bridal publication. I explained that we are owner-occupants who only rent out a guest suite, and the regular room rate would not be adequate compensation. I told the woman that we’d be open to something like this for $500/day plus a security deposit, partly to dissuade her.
That said, how would you have handled such a request? We have a high-end home with a lot of expensive furnishings and accessories. I don’t think this was an unreasonable counter request, but the woman balked. Thoughts?