I hate doing reviews when I am not happy with the people who stayed and also I think they gave me a negative review. These people weren’t “bad” but they sort of took over the house which I didn’t like.Since then I have taken off my “kitchen” as a use thing which was limited and spelled out in the description - but I still allow people the same access I did before - the microwave, utensils, coffee maker. Also - I have never listed the dining room/sunroom as a place for guests even though that is where they enter from.
Anyway - I came home from walking my dog to have everyone in my kitchen and dining room preparing dinner. People were seated in my dining room with even outside chairs they brought in because my dining room is being remodeled - along with my kitchen. The tables weren’t even set up properly because I had a 4th of July Party a few days before and I am having another one shortly. So the tables are in “buffet” mode and against the walls. Regardless - all I have in my dining room at the moment are 6 ft folding tables with table clothes on them and folding chairs.
When I walked in - the one woman asked if I had another sponge because that one had mold on it and the yellow one she threw away because it was “covered in mold” - I told her it wasn’t mold and that I didn’t have another sponge. The fact is I had wiped something off the counter that was like charcoal and it made the sponges black - I even wash them in the dishwasher. She said - “well I’m not using it”. They were prewashing my dishes because they got the dishes out of the dining room - which has one of the doorless kitrchen cabinets that had to be taken down when I had the garden window installed. Those dishes have to be rinsed off because they collect dust . However I do have dishes in the cabinet in the kitchen that do NOT have to be rinsed off because they are enclosed. They didn’t wait to ask me where anything was so they just grabbed stuff whereas if they had asked I could have shown them exactly where everything was.
When I first showed them into their rooms - the one woman asked if I had a scent thing in there and I said yes. She asked if I could unplug it - so I did and put it on the electric heater faux fireplace. I didn’t actually remove it from the room. Anyway - after they checked out - I went up in the room and saw that it wasn’t there - but not only was that one missing, so was the one in the other room. I messaged them asking where it was - but then when I opened the closet, I saw it shoved in the corner in a bag.
Then when the one woman came out of the shower she asked if there was some secret to getting cold water in the shower. I told her I don’t think so. She responded back with “why you haven’t taken a shower in a while” - I said “no, it is that I like hot showers”. I have since asked people about the shower and they all love it - but I think these people like ice cold showers.
I felt like they were very judgemental on everything - even with my watering my flowers and shrubs. The one couple was from Israel and told me how wasteful it was and how there they use underground irrigation systems with pipes that have little holes in them.
I don’t think personality-wise we meshed. They seemed to be an older aging hippie commune type that thinks everyone should be eating organic - and I’m not. And because of the way they spoke and acted - I felt like everything I did was under a microscope. They even made mention of how many potato and other snack chips I had.
I was hoping they wouldn’t review - but now they have and I feel I have to and I have 16 hours to do it before the clock runs out. Or should I just not review and do I still get the opportunity to respond back to their review if I don’t?
This is what I have so far but I really don’t like it and I just stopped and decided to get some feedback here.
“Phillip and his group were friendly - but I think they would have been much more comfortable in a full house. The limits to my kitchen are the coffee maker and the microwave, along with plates and utensils. My dining room/sun room guests don’t use. I came home from walking my dog and everyone was in the kitchen making dinner and going through trying to find the plates and everything because they hadn’t asked.”