I’m looking at places to stay for a family weekend trip. I’ve contacted a few places, and I was surprised at first that a nice, affordable place had no reviews. Well, this is the message I received back: “We have those dates open. We do our own contract. Our rates for the fall season are 110.00 a night. If you would like a contract sent. Just send me your email. Thanks so much XXX.”
I responded with: “I’m sorry, but as an Air host I do not think it is appropriate that you list on Air and then try to book outside the system. No wonder you have no reviews. I’ll be booking elsewhere.”
I reported him for violating TOS. It’s bad enough that where we’re going is a commercial area and 90% of the listings are professional condos and hotels listed on Air. But then he’s trying to go outside the system and basically advertise for free. Ugh.