Every time I tell myself to ignore your last comment, you come up with one more.
Aside from your assumptions regarding me and my “high end” house (btw, that’s me being sarcastic about your ongoing sarcasm), you have no idea who I am or what my biases are.
So let me spell things out for you to leave no doubt in your mind.
MY CONCERNS RELATE TO THE NEIGHBOURHOOD!
If our house was on a regular road and fully detached, I would only have to worry about parties.
But as our house is in a private compound with neighbours tightly packed on all sides, I have to care about my neighbours and their attitude towards STR. I can’t change their biases. I can’t open their minds. All I can do is avoid having guests that will disturb my neighbours, like the one who walked out of the house in her bra and panties or these who were coming/going in large numbers.
Now, back to your previous post that I had tried to ignore…
This is in your opinion.
My opinion, however, is quite different.
In my opinion, I own the house and I decide who can stay there and who can’t. I also decide what it can be used for and what it can’t. To keep things simple, I’ve taken all of my decisions and simplified them as follows. The house can only be used by up to 9 travellers who want to use it for accommodation – no parties or after parties, no porn shoots, no soirees, no get-togethers. And no-one who might be using a stolen credit card that may result in a charge back. Again, though I shouldn’t need to repeat this, it is my house and I decide who can use it and how.
In my opinion, people often think that rules can be ignored. But, in my house, I won’t tolerate rules being ignored. If I did, then I wouldn’t have any rules. My pre-booking questions are there to help minimise the chances of getting rule-breakers. And, so far, it’s fulfilled it’s job very well. All of the good guests have not minded me asking them at all. As for the 2 bad guests, they helped inform me of matters before they happened. If only I had listened to my gut on both occasions.
As I don’t mind losing such bookings to preserve harmony in my neighbourhood, why should I accept people who are likely to break my rules?