I want to make sure Airbnb doesn’t remove this review.
We use a ring doorbell camera, which is disclosed in the listing. The guest was going outside a lot at weird hours, like at 2 and 4 A.M. We also noticed a strong pot odor coming from the room, but since it only happened once and some guests smoke off-site and come back smelly, we decided to let it slide. On the night before his check out, we noticed the patio lights were off. When we went out to turn them on, we found a pair of socks with a pipe and marijuana in them.
Marijuana is illegal in my state. Engaging in illegal activities is against my house rules (duh) and smoking or vaping anywhere on or near my property is also against house rules.
We decided not to confront the guest since he was checking out the next day. We photographed the socks and contraband and disposed of them.
On his check out day, he asked me if we had found socks on the porch. Then he denied the socks and pot were his.
There’s more unpleasantness than I want to get into - he wouldn’t check out on time which made me late, I applied a fee, he argued about it, proceeded to argue and lie about his checkout time until I pointed out that our messages were time stamped and his exit from the home (36 minutes late) was also time stamped. He also threatened to leave me a bad review unless I waived the fee (brought this to airbnb’s Attention and they said if he wrote a bad review, it would be pulled down because of his statements in the chat).
So this guy is a lying sack of $h1+ and I want to write an honest review that can’t be pulled by Airbnb. Every time I have a bad guest whose review of my listing had to be pulled because it broke content rules, Airbnb also tells me they have to pull my review. Apparently this doesn’t happen to everyone, but it’s hqppened to me 3 or 4 times.