I was travelling in Italy (Milan, Florence, and Rome) from October 16 to October 31 of 2011 and had a great time using Air BnB. I am now back in Washington, DC where I live and happy to rent out my space to visitors to the area.
Ruby - I wish you had brought up some of these feelings to me during our communications and I would have done my best to be of assistance, or figure it out with you. I must say I'm a bit shocked - at the end of the day, the place is my private space in the old neighborhood of Georgetown - and it's an Airbnb, it's not a Holiday Inn, Marriott, etc. Yes it's old and certainly run down in many ways - there's only so much I can do about that reality. The place is cleaned frequently, including in the hard to get to spots, so also not really sure what more I could do. I left you a complimentary bottle of wine and you dissed it. It wasn't old either. Anyway, sorry it didn't work out and I hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in DC.