Well, as expected, her review was scathing. But fortunately, so was mine!
She was the first guest EVER who gave us 1 star. I’ve been hosting for over 10 years (before Airbnb even came along), and I’ve never had such a review.
I’ve had two 3-star reviews over the years, a few 4-stars and mostly 5-stars. So, fortunately, with more than 200 reviews on Air, her little 1-star will hardly be noticed and it won’t hurt us a bit. But my bad review of her, being her only review, will surely be noticed.
Honestly, I don’t know why people are so dumb. She must have known that if she just left it alone and didn’t leave a review that I would have done the same - since I hadn’t written one before she did. And she would have saved herself having a horrible review as her only review. But she just had to get in the last word and now she’s sitting there with one horrible review. And we’re sitting here with one terrible review out of 200 mostly great ones.
Oh! And in her review, she didn’t even mention the air conditioning! She just made up a lot of other stuff that had nothing to do at all with her real complaint. And her real complaint wasn’t even the air conditioning really. Her real complaint was that I didn’t jump to her every command and treat her as if I were her humble servant, willing to snap, bend and contort to her every whim.
I agree completely with you on that Kona. To me a big part of the magic of Hawaii is the gorgeous weather. The one time I was there, I was impressed by the fact that big hotels had completely open lobbies. I guess they can close them up if the weather gets bad. But it left me with the impression that for a big part of the year the weather is so perfect you never need to close up and crank up the artificial climate control systems! It did seem heavenly! I mean what’s better than being able to leave all your windows and doors OPEN!!
And to hear the surf - absolutely - who doesn’t want to hear that!?