One cool thing I just noticed is that the message page on Airbnb is now telling me exactly how much time I have left to review guests, so I know I have 6 hours to review this pair.
Please see my review below. It’s probably too long. Also, not sure if I’m being just way too picky. These two irritated the hell out of me during their 4 night stay. They were not the world’s worst guests by any means, but compared to the very vast majority of other guests, they were difficult for us. My review, if I post it, will be their first bad one out of 10 Five-Star reviews, which makes me wonder if it’s me.
Martin and his girlfriend were not ideal guests in comparison to the hundreds we’ve hosted. Martin only asked me about storing two bicycles well after booking. We don’t have a secure place for large items outside, so ended up with bicycles in our dining room. They ignored a house rule about turning off lights and fans when leaving for the day, and left the bathroom light and fan running for hours while they were out several times. Martin had difficultly figuring out where to park his car, despite clear instructions, and seemed annoyed when we brought up the issue a couple times. We do offer use of our washer and dryer, but ask guests to let us know beforehand when they want to do laundry. They never asked the first time, and on the eve of departure, thought it okay to start doing laundry, again without asking, at nearly 10PM. Lastly, they took what we felt was, in comparison to other guests, extreme advantage of the breakfast foods provided each morning.