How is the rest of the place. I’m thinking 3 stars for cleanliness… max.
You’re generous. I’d leave 1. Look at that grease!
The the rest of the place is fine. They were only here a total of 11 hours. I’m laughing now
Cie la vie!!
Wow, yeah, I’m a curmudgeon, I guess. I’d leave “1”. It is pretty laughable.
This is the type of guest who I don’t trust with his review. So I’m going to review honesty at the last minute. They know what they did was wrong (or didn’t do)
At least I hope so!!
Unfortunately that is good based on some of my guests. At least all the dishes are gathered in the sink. But I probably would give a 4 for cleanliness if everything else was good. 3 or 2 if the food was causing mold or ants or something. I would also give a 4 for House Rules because I request rinse clean and place dishes in the dishwasher.
Wow! Send him a request for money due to the extra cleaning fee.
Me too. I’ve had similar occasionally when guests have been leaving early morning to catch a flight or because the taxi is waiting on the street. No big deal. It doesn’t happen very often here.
I don’t allow guests access to the kitchen anymore because of stuff like this. I get some guests who want to save money while traveling by cooking in. This usually doesn’t help me though so no kitchen access. It still happens from time to time even though I say no kitchen access. I had a sink full of dirty dishes just like this on Monday.
It happened to me as well, kind of like 2-3 per year. In my rules I ask ppl to leave the dishes gathered in the sink or dishwasher so that I could simply run the dishwasher when I get there. Occasionally I get the stovetop greasy and ugly and/or the stove dirty.
It is messy but at least nothing is damaged.
If the rest of the house was fine and the trash bagged and out I’d leave 3* for cleanliness.
In my own house I dont allow cooking anymore, but in the separate house where groups come, they cook. I can’t forbid that, bc I’ll be out of business.
Yes I’m thinking a 2 for cleanliness. I didn’t include a pic of the stove that was really filthy
with stuck on grease. It looks like the short time they were here they cooked two meals.
My little trailer has a full kitchen.
This is the first time for me so I consider myself lucky.
When a coworker moved to Illinois from southern India she wasn’t prepared for the cold. By October she was already wearing a massive shin-length North Face poofy jacket. I gently suggested she needed to pace herself or she’d run out of layers before January.
If some dirty dishes merit a 1*, what do you give a group who leaves the place looking like Animal House? Pace yourself, @mypictonhouse
Well, that’s why I’ve refrained from doing IB and why I converse with everyone prior to booking…to avoid animal houses. No money in the world is worth positioning my self or my home in the line of fire of those folks. My home is sacred space. Everybody’s different : )
No kidding. It sure could be a LOT worse. In addition to the sink full of dirty dishes, you could have: Sheets and towels stained with food and blood. Footprints made from walking in spilled food all over the tile. Food smashed into the carpet in the bedrooms. Sticky drinks spilled on the floors and on every table and nightstand. Pieces of broken glass in every room and on the patios. Leaking bags of garbage left in the dining room and on the patio. Footprints on the walls in the living room and family room. Fruit splattered against the exterior walls and pieces of fruit all over the back yard. Refrigerator full of half-eaten leftovers not in containers (which I provide) and even takeout boxes that were turned on their sides and leaking. That was my 1-star for cleanliness. It was 12 hours of cleaning for 2 people! Compared to this, a sink full of dirty dishes doesn’t even warrant knocking off a star.
this would be for me 1* rating review. that’s disgusting. Occasionally i get sheets or bed covers stained with food/wine/coffee, food dropped on the floor, nail polish on the sofa pillows, scratched walls, leftovers in the fridge… but kind of never all these together.
Yeah - I think a 1 is for an all male student household where the toilet has never been cleaned, there are science projects growing in the fridge and stale bong water in the lounge room with a generous sprinkling of half empty beer cans and cigarette butts.
Hmmm greasy pans! Not the nicest welcome I guess (although it could have been worse)!
Have you thought about a tongue in cheek sign in the kitchen?
Pots and pans, knives and forks,
A plate, a bowl, a cup
Please eat, drink and be merry,
But afterwards wash up!
Your busy hosts x
Worth a try
This is simply a rude guest with no regard for your home. Do you charge a cleaning fee? If not, I’d suggest adding one. If yes, perhaps the cleaning fee is too low.
We all want business, but you have to ask yourself what kind of guests you want and be explicit about your House Expectations, AKA House Rules. The longer I do this the fussier I get, especially since the two rooms we rent are in our home. It only took me two times of cleaning up after people in the kitchen to say NO Cooking. I provide a microwave, mini-frig and a coffee maker close to the rooms.
Thanks for the comments @annettestacy
Yes the cleaning fee is 35.00 . My guess about this guest hes home from college for the summer and probably lives with his parents.
He’s located about 35 miles from my property. The only other “local” also was a hot mess as well
That’s the hospitality business. I still love it!!