I am an in home host with a private bath (first level) and private room (second level) for guests. My own, private room with separate bath are on the second level. I have a framed sign on my bathroom door, “Host’s Private Bath. Please use the guest bath on the main level. Thank you!”, and usually keep it shut when I have guests so the sign is clearly in front of them should they approach it. My listing has a picture of their private bath, it’s location is written in the description, and I also reiterate in my welcome message where their bathroom and bedroom are. To be even more clear, my manual in the room, and in my listing states all the rooms and outside spaces that are shared (all spaces with the exception of my bedroom and bathroom).
This morning I came back from walking my dog, and thought the guests were still asleep as I’d not seen them. I ran up to my bathroom, and opened the CLOSED door (with the SIGN on it) to find a woman sitting on my toilet! I was startled to say the least. I’d met the man/husband (who booked) when I’d come home from work around 6:30 pm the night prior for about 1 min before taking my dog out. They never came down until I went to my room to watch a movie that night, and used the kitchen to share a light meal (I have a Nest cam faced to the front door which shows part of the kitchen). How much MORE clear can I be about PRIVATE bathroom. Door closed with a sign stating such, and ppl STILL choose to use my bathroom. They had, for the record, showered in their bath at some point in the evening, so knew it was designated for them.
I’m seriously losing my shit with guests lately (hosting 3.5 years now) - am I just burnt out or are there more entitled, non-listing reading, non-message reading guests these days? I used to enjoy hosting immensely!
Rant done, suggestions welcome . . . LOL