My inlaws live about 12 minutes away from my husband and me. Last week, while doing Air research, I noticed that the house right next door to theirs is a whole house Airbnb rental. When I say, “right next door”, I really mean it. The houses are close together. You can look out my inlaw’s kitchen window and watch people frolicking in the pool.
This morning at about 12:40 AM my father in law suffered a heart attack. My husband and I arrived at the house at just about 1:00 AM. There were still 2 police cruisers with lights flashing parked in front of my inlaw’s house. Both an ambulance and fire truck has just left the property. Point here is that it was impossible to not know that something bad was happening at the house.
The Airbnb guests were outside in the pool area of the house, partying and playing music from outdoor speakers too loudly for 1:00 AM, let alone for a possible somber event happening at the house right next door. The police on the scene actually asked them to quiet down.
Am I over reacting in thinking that A) people should not be playing music outdoors in a closely packed, otherwise quiet residential neighborhood, and B) that even if they are, they should show some respect when ambulances, fire trucks and police cruisers show up? Maybe I’m just emotional and over tired?
I am all for Airbnb, being a host myself who is generating a fair and very welcome amount of income. That being said, it’s very clear to see why subdivisions, neighborhoods and so on do NOT want Airbnb around.
Last question. Do you think I should contact the host of this property to tell her of her guest’s behavior?