I got the following review and am interested in your thoughts on what to respond with, if at all. I guess I also want your impressions as well since I am intentionally giving no other details up front to cloud any judgements or create any biases up front. Thank you in advance!
“I originally booked this place because I needed a place to stay that would welcome my dog as I searched for a new home. This place seemed ideal because I thought my dog would be able to use the back or front yard to run around. The host expects you to have your dog on a liege or in a crate at all times while in her home. The yard use is not possible unless you are able to schedule a meet and greet with her pets and that is only when she is available. I ended up only going to the house to sleep due to this.
She has an extensive list of rules and is inflexible if any rule is broken. In my opinion it’s over the top. One instance I thought this was over the top was when I went to my car to load a bag and air it out before I put my dog in it. I was literally out of my room for less than a minute when she came running outside to yell at me about leaving my dog unsupervised in my room and when I tried explaining it was just for a minute, she continued to follow me around telling me how I broke her “rule”. It was ridiculous.
I have stayed in many AirB&Bs overseas and never seen this before. Additionally, you only get access to a room and a bathroom and the house looks like a hoarders place. I didn’t really need much use of anything else but it was unpleasant to look at. It was a really the most uncomfortable stay. I booked for 16 nights but only stayed for 6 because I was able to find a house for rent and she was inflexible about refunding any money.
She also offers boarding services but I would never board my dog with her if it means she will keep him in a crate at all times.
I was really disappointed because she was a retired service member and seemed really nice at first. Hope whomever books with her has a better experience than I had.”