I understand but want to give the benefit of the doubt about maybe the host not being appropriate, or even truthful. I did have that with one previous guest who had a bad review and it turned out it was from someone who no longer hosts because they were so bad and hadn’t been ready to begin with and the guest had only booked because it had been a friend of a friend. In both cases there is no initial review of host from the guest. In the previous case the guest did respond to the bad review and did give me a sufficient explanation and ended up being ok (not perfect but it worked out ok and I made a good bit of money). I have read several posts on this forum where hosts are sometimes the problem.
This may or may not be the case again but I do through the ball back in the requesting guest’s court to convince me to accept (I have never had to actually hit the decline button on a request to book).
This was my response to her request:
I would love to host you here at the farm but am concerned that neither of us will be happy based on your horrible review. Can you help me be comfortable with having you at the farm where I have animals and animal hair, as well as that you have read the listing and House Rules and will follow them and continue to be a good communicator with me and not leave a mess behind you when you leave? If so, and that does play out I can also possibly help you with looking for places to rent. I look forward to hearing from you and hopefully an enjoyable stay with me and my barn friends!