Here is my initial DRAFT.
“April, her mom, Debra, her daughter, Makella, her son, Justin and their 3 little dogs seemed to be the perfect guests, even letting me know that Phillipe, Justin’s friend was came to hang out for a few hours until dinner the day of check-in. Since she let me know, and it was for a short time, I did not charge the extra guest fee. However, it turns out that he never left and she never paid the authorized guest fees so I had to request the much more expensive unauthorized guest fees indicated in the House Rules. So, instead of being honest and paying $60 for him for the 3 nights, it came to $150. Other hosts are welcome to contact me to see how she handles the situation when determining whether or not to accept them at their house, since I felt like I needed to write the review before charging her, in order to avoid a bad review.”
Obviously most of us agree that it needs to be shorter. An additional negative detail to note is that although they were great about all going to the road to smoke (no smoking allowed anywhere on the entire property per House Rules) there were several times where her mother would light up on the porch (right in front of the camera) before walking out there. And a minor complaint is that several of them slept either on top of the top sheet and under the comforter (blankets are in the closet if they want them since it is summer) or on top of the comforter (only because it just isn’t how bedding is supposed to be used).
On the positive side I expect it is a glowing review as she was nothing but complimentary to me the entire time and I had actually offered to her to contact me directly to save when booking in the future. Had I not found out about the lying with the unauthorized guest I really would have been happy. She left her review on Wednesday at 1551 and I have 2 days to leave mine.
Finally, I am trying to decide on actually charging her BEFORE writing the review so that if she pays it I can change the review to include how she handles it, if she does before my review deadline. IF I knew there was NO WAY she could change her review I would prefer to charge first and review after.
Thoughts and suggestions, fellow wise hosts? Thanx in advance.