Hello fellow hosts,
I need some help wording a review. In the past, when I have had a less than stellar guest, I have simply stated “better suited to a hotel” and left it at that. The guest who checked out today stole as much as she could fit into her big shopping bag on wheels, so being better suited to a hotel won’t do anything to warn other hosts. (Yes, she does also belong on the private bad guest list, and I’m happy to add her!)
Among items stolen were towels, washcloths, toiletries and a Victoria’s Secret bathrobe.
I did just call Airbnb but they suggested calling the police, getting a police report, then opening a resolution etc etc. I have no interest in all that, I don’t want to be compensated as I believe it was my own fault for not checking the room with her before she left. My only concern is warning other hosts that this woman is a thief.
Here’s what I’ve got so far: SS stayed with us for two nights. It was a troubled stay with a lack of communication from the outset. When SS finally arrived well after midnight, she was disrespectful and loud, and had no luggage. I was so uneasy about her, and a previous bad review, that I chose to sleep on the couch with one eye open. Next day she stayed in her room until 4:30 pm, going out then to meet her friends. I saw from the deck that the bedroom window was open, so let myself in to close it. I found the big tabletop fan plugged in and going full belt. (I did close the window and put the fan back in the closet). She arrived back after midnight, with an oversized empty plastic shopping bag on wheels. This morning, after failing to successfully negotiate a late checkout, she left. I did notice that her shopping bag was overfilled, but she said she had bought presents for her children. She left the guest room in a dreadful state, with lipstick on the pillow covers, hand cream and lipstick on the sheets and quilt. The carpet was wet in places, and she had thrown garbage on the floor. The little garbage basket was overflowing with old make-up, papers, sunglasses and empty lotion bottles. All the towels appeared to have been piled on the floor, but when I picked them up to put in the laundry, I noticed there were only two, not six. Only one washcloth remained. A white Victoria’s Secret bathrobe was gone. Silly things were taken from the bathroom, like soap and toilet paper. S is not a good candidate for staying in anyone’s private home. Communication -0/5, Cleanliness -0/5, Observance of House Rules -0/5