Hi All: I searched and couldn’t find a similar posting. So sorry if I am being redundant. I had an inquiry for my home at Christmas time and they wanted to have their family over for dinner. They didn’t end up booking but it got me to thinking about this for the future.
First red flag “Can I have a discount because I want to stay 2 weeks” (my max) Sorry no, the price you were quoted is already at a nice discount.
Second red flag “I want to have my family over for Christmas dinner. But other than that, it would just be me and my grandchild” Well, Airbnb TOS states no one on property unless they are on the booking. It would invalidate their insurance (yeah, we all know it is so so in the first place but still) “It would only be a total of 5 people” Coming from a family of a few attorney’s I throw out Would they be willing to sign a waiver? (testing the waters so to speak) Their reply “Would you be able to just leave it at the house?” Hmmmmm 3rd Red Flag It appears they don’t want me to see how many people, maybe? I have front door and back door security cameras LOL The number of people entering the house cannot be hidden.
The point is, would anyone consider allowing a guest to have family over for a Holiday dinner, or just to visit? It feels kind of stodgy to say no, but on the other hand, we do live in a litigious society. What has been your experience with this? Thanks