I just realized this was your process. You also pontificate about wanting your guests to be satisfied.
By not attempting to make sure your guests are informed and will be happy, it appears you really just want the money and be able to say “I told you”.
Also listen to @KenH—I too would find a way to cancel my reservation if I received the message from you that presented earlier. I’m sure I could find something under the extenuating circumstances to apply (everyone else seems to be able to).
I can appreciate needing a break and snoozing a listing. I’ve had my condo on VRBO & Airbnb. VRBO guest don’t read either. Also I found that VRBO for my area tends to be great if you have a large rental for the grandparents to book so they can have kids & grandkids at the beach for a week. Budget rentals seem to do better on Airbnb.
Please consider changing your home description and accepting the feedback this thread has offered about your communication with guests or VR BO will be as difficult for you as Airbnb.