So my husband and I recently started doing airbnb. We have a toddler at home so we are “more select” about who stays with us. We ask a lot of questions and if we have an iffy feeling we just say “no thank you” I would like to copy my correspondence with my guest below and would like your opinion about whether or not you would accept this guest.
Hi Katie. Thank you so much for offering me a room! Me and my boyfriend live in Dunwoody and would line to stay in the highlands and close downtown as we are thinking about moving there. I look forward to seeing you this weekend!
Today at 8:58 AM
***Note: Dunwoody is only about 30 minutes away from our house without traffic. 90 minutes in rush hour, but shouldn’t be experiencing that on the weekends.
Your message has me a bit confused. Have we spoken before?
Today at 9:01 AM
No we have never spoke before.
Today at 9:04 AM
Oh, okay. I’m sorry it’s just you said “Thanks for offering me a room” so I was afraid maybe we had spoken and I had forgot. Yes so I’d be happy to help you out, but I want to make sure you are aware we are not in the highlands.
Today at 9:06 AM
In fact it’s about 3.5 miles from our house to get there… so a bit of a walk. Our neighborhood is great and we have a lot of great things to offer, but I just want to manage your expectations.
Today at 9:08 AM
Oh Yes. Kirkwood is near old fourth ward correct? That’s one of the areas we are looking at as well
Today at 9:08 AM
***Note: Kirkwood(where we live) is about the same distance from Old 4th Ward as Virginia Highlands.
I took a look on the map. The location is fine
Today at 9:11 AM
Okay. Great! Did you see on our description where we have a small toddler at home? I just want to make sure to point this out in case that is an issue for you. Also what time will you be checking in/out?
Today at 9:13 AM
Yes. I also read it in your reviews. We are thinking about checking in sometime 2pm-3pm and checkin out Sunday 3pm. Does that work?
Today at 9:15 AM
***Note: Our checkin time is 5 pm and our checkout time is 11:00 am.
I wasn’t really suspicious at first but then my husband started asking some questions like why does she need to stay at our house if she only lives 30 minutes away? Why is she not checking out until 3 pm? If she is looking to live in the city don’t you think she would know where Old 4th Ward is? Also, she has no reviews and her location on her profile is listed as IL (we live in Atlanta, GA).
Your thoughts on this matter are welcome.