So I live in a narrow, downtown house with very limited (indoor and outside) storage space and we can all hear each other quite easily.
This doesn’t happen often, but it’s happened a few times over the past few years. I’ve decided to write about this now because my (very friendly, messy, here for a week) guest -after checking with me AFTER her arrival as she hauled her guitar inside about if it was okay for her to play it here - to which I replied, “It’s okay, but only before 9 p.m. and after 8 a.m.” (as is clearly stated in my house rules where every guest has to confirm that they’ve read them prior to my accepting their booking requests) has just come home and started belting out the tunes.
It’s 10 p.m. Her room is below mine and I can hear her loud and clear (even with ear plugs). She was so loud on the phone the other night (at midnight), that I had to go down and knock on her bedroom door.
My other (lovely, quiet) guest has her room next to this guest’s (hasn’t said anything) but wakes up at 5:30 a.m. for work (as do I, but am sick at home).
I’m trying to be a bit lenient as I know she has an audition tomorrow - HOWEVER, she didn’t disclose that she was coming here with a guitar/for a musical audition, so not my problem, I know. I’ve sent her an email (yes, yes, I hear you, of course, ALWAYS on the Airbnb message stream), reminding her, and she’s still playing, but much, much quieter. I’m tempted to just let it go as long as it’s not disturbing my other guest. She’s here for one more night (upstairs, next to my room as that room she’s currently in was booked from tomorrow prior to her booking). Into which I will pop a little note (that I always do if someone is upstairs next to my room) reminding them about quiet hours.CORRECTION: She stopped playing right away. The new tenants from the house behind mine are playing Patsy Cline very loudly. While I do like Patsy Cline, I’d like her more if it was earlier on a weeknight or on a weekend.
Also? I had a guy show up a few months ago (showing up from overseas) with a bicycle. He showed up at 10 p.m. at night, no prior warning about a bike. I was pretty stunned as there’s no outdoor storage space and I resented the assumption. I managed to find somewhere for him to keep it but was less than pleased that this wasn’t disclosed prior to his arrival. Is this yet something else to put in the rules in my listing? Do you have rules around these kids of things?
Have you had anything like this happen in a shared space/in a way that directly affected you?