I just posted the other day about how all of my VRBO requests come from people who either don’t read my rules before booking, or think that they are exempt and try to book anyway. I have been contemplating removing my VRBO listing because its been more frustrating for me than positive.
I finally received a request from 2 “professional” females looking for a few days girl getaway. It appeared as though they read the rules because they addressed many of the things I had written in the description. The guest I was communicating with said she lived about an hour away and didn’t want to stay in a hotel.
They arrived and greeted my partner who told me that they seemed very nice. I was busy so couldn’t greet them but 10 minutes after they checked into the house they texted me to say that they saw the rules I had written in the house book that says no guests are allowed on the property other than those on the booking, but that they had already invited a friend to visit the following day and they “didn’t see it” on VRBO, and that the friend isn’t staying overnight. I was pissed but said that I would make a one time exception.
So the following day, the guest who booked the house left the house while leaving her traveling companion alone in the house. She drove off and 10 minutes later a second car pulled in and a man got out and went inside. They stayed inside for hours, and when he finally left, the female guest who left them alone all day returned. Perfect timing.
This morning they checked out and I went to say goodbye. The woman who had the male friend visit waiting inside until I was gone to continue loading her car, but the other woman told me everything was great but that some of the build in ceiling lights were not working in the spare bedroom.
They left and I went inside and saw that the bed in the spare bedroom was over 1 foot from where I keep it centered. All the ceiling lights were loose and I had to open up the panels and push them back in. This could only happen from sex or repetitive slamming doors. The washing machine was also on the “whites only” setting, and I had left it on bulky. This tells me that the bed sheets were washed and then placed back on the bed before they left, which is against the house rules because we wash all sheets in our workshop that has a commercial washer with a sanitary setting.
I am so glad they are gone, but I am pissed and feel taken advantage of. They also are the ONLY group of guests I have had since starting out in May that have not signed the guestbook and left a note, and they were guest group 18. What is wrong with people!!?? What can I do to prevent this from happening again. My husband wants me to leave it in a review for them but I feel like that would be invasive to their privacy. Especially if this guest was helping her friend cheat on someone which is why this was so shady. PISSED!