I had a group contact me about a month ago asking questions about booking a long weekend in May. I just got an uneasy feeling about renting to them - 12 men in their late 20’s for a guys getaway (minimum age to rent is 25). Sounds like a stag weekend to me, and my rules clearly state that we do not permit stags or parties, we’re in a quiet family neighborhood. I was relieved that he didn’t reply…
… until now. He wrote again a couple of days ago saying he wanted to proceed with the booking. I wrote back, and this time sent him our Rental Policies and asked him to give me detailed information about the guests. (This actually came in through VRBO, but the same principals apply.)
He replied that he read through our policies and agrees to them all. On “paper” they look fine, but I’ve had too many bad experiences with groups of all young men, and (I’m sorry to say) I’ve definitely found that some young men of certain cultures think rules don’t apply to them. The last time I had this scenario they did over $1000 damage to the house.
So I’m looking for some feedback on how to say “no” to this group. My “spidey senses are tingling” and I just know I’d be fretting about this group for the next 5 months if they were to book.