Hi, I have 3 new airbnb listings in Kingston, NY. They got listed mid September with bookings starting October 1. Immediately the first 4 weekends got booked, but the last October weekend–Halloween weekend–remained stubbornly silent. Today, I got an inquiry for one of the places saying this: “I’m trying to book for October 29 to 31st but it’s blocking me because of a “party” stipulation or something. I’m a 56 year old non drinker/smoker overall most boring person alive and it will be just me and maybe my 60 year old friend who doesn’t party either. I’m coming to sightsee not party Is there any way to override this?”
I preapproved her and got all sorts of “be careful” warnings which I ignored and overrode. WTH? I sent a note to Airbnb asking if they are somehow blocking reservations for that weekend. Has anyone else heard of this/ dealt with this? My places are small – 2, 4 guests. The largest allows 6. So far I have had very small groups who have been wonderful. They just aren’t party houses and I’m not worried in the least about this!