Brandon, I never had the opportunity to meet you as I would have liked and you were quite disgruntled before you even set foot in the door. I am sorry that you felt so indignant about my asking for some kind of identification so that I could be assured that you were who you said you were. I have never rented my home to anyone who refused to post even a photo of himself or of his family. I see now you have added a photo of your wife and children. That certainly helps. Perhaps those who rent out "corporate rentals" do not care who they have as guests but I am selective because this is my home. Yes, I stay on the property in a separate apartment when I am in town. No one has had a problem with that in the past and I find it strange that you should have felt that I was "watching you". I am a busy professional and have no time or inclination for that.
I did get a chance to meet you wife and she was lovely and very friendly and indicated that all was well except for the stress of house hunting here. I asked that she let me know if she needed anything and texted you as I alway do with guests about letting me know if anything is needed. I would have appreciated your letting me know about the water pressure being low. As is turned out, there was a leak in the sprinkler system for the garden and the low water pressure was the key to finding out about the leak. The resulting flood of water in the master bath could have been averted had I known to call the plumber about problem. Once the plumber did come, the problem was resolved. We texted several times but not until this review did you even mention any problem.
I honestly do not know what to say to such a negative review like this. I have only received positive and complimentary comments from those who view my home in person and those who have stayed as guests. A film star, making a movie in here, rented my home for 2 months last year and had her 2 children and their nanny come visit for 3 weeks. The feedback was very very good.
If you were concerned about allergens you should have asked in advance about any animals I might have. Yes, my cat is in one of the photos. She lives in the apartment on the property but does sometimes come into the main house. My housekeeper is very careful to remove any cat hair. I am surprised if you found any but I believe you certainly might have. If anyone in your family is allergic or susceptible, you should definitely stay only in places that do not allow animals.
I have always asked guests to let me know if there is anything they might need and have very happily provided any special items. I am not going to go further into rebutting your very lengthy and negative review but do resent the personal tone you have presented. I am very sorry for that. I have had really wonderful people stay in my home who have felt like family when they left. For whatever reason, perhaps the stress of house hunting or the great difference in Alaska and New Orleans, whatever the reason, you felt very unhappy in my home and I am sorry for that.