I had a 7 people group at my house. I don’t leave there. It is a 4 bd house that can accommodate 8 ppl (2 in each bedroom) plus 2 on an air mattress downstairs. When they arrived I got a text asking where was the air mattress. They didn’t ask ahead of time for me to set it up. I replied in 20 min. Everything seemed to be ok. After they left the guy who booked the house sends me a long list of complaints. It was difficult to find the parking pad (i don’t have a garage) and therefore I need to put a parking sign, the printout instructions I left on the coffee table needed to be laminated, the bulbs should be changed throughout the house, I did not provide check out instructions and they didn’t know what to do with the bed sheets and towel, they couldn’t find the garbage bins - they were on one side of the parking pad they couldn’t find - and after they found it one of the 3 bins had a piece of trash stuck to the bottom and it smelled, I didn’t provide instructions what to do with the recyclables… the water pressure was not to his liking etc. the windowsill was too narrow for a person to sleep on, the living room sofa was too short for a person to sleep on…
Seriously? They were a party of 7. They were supposed to be all fitting in the 4 bedrooms upstairs. How many people did he have in his party that he needed a queen size air mattress and the windowsill? And if I don’t provide check out instructions you don’t know what to do? I thought, look, this guy is a perfectionist. So, I was expecting to have found the place in excellent order. But he forgot the outside light on and the basement one too. I didn’t have the chance to go to the house for two days, so the lights were on the whole time. I was furious.
I mean, the guy expects me to be perfect but he leaves the house ignoring that the outside bulb was on?
I mean, what kind of a person is this, who sees just my shortcomings but not his? “Oh, it was an accident” he said. Yeah and he was grilling me over a piece of trash on the bottom of a bin because the trash people didn’t shake it to well or something. The bins were not even close to the house and were separated by a tall fence.
Bottom line I told him to find another host next year. He got mad, But seriously, it’s my house, my rules and I don;t have stomach for nit picky complainers. basically he argued with me that I should change all the bulbs in the house with led bulbs in which case him leaving the lights on wouldn’t matter. While I ultimately want to change the bulbs i can’t simply throw out perfectly functioning bulbs. I will replaced them with led as they burn out. besides I don’t think he would leave the lights on for two days at his own house or his friends’. To me he was neatpicky and neglectful. what do you think? How should I review him?