I’ve had a guest here well over a month, ok guest. Brought in an unauthorized visitor for a weekend, but we let it slide since the guest was long-term.
Guest was supposed to have another reservation here for all of November. Guest cancelled today, only <1 week before his next check-in/renewed reservation, because his job transferred him to another city.
NEVER, NEVER again will I set the cancellation policy to “Moderate.”
“Strict cancellation” policy it is from now on for us. And I’m no longer taking bookings more than a few months out either, since the hosts have zero recourse if guest cancels too advance of bookings.
We also added an “additional guest” fee and made it very clear “no unauthorized guests or visitors on the premises at any time during your confirmed airbnb reservation.” We once had a small group try to stay here, knowing we only accept 1 guest. I can’t believe some guests don’t even try to respect their host’s rules.