Hey Dione, I’m sorry to hear you felt on-call. Only for the sake of prospective hosts do I feel it necessary clarify some things about our stay that I left out of my review. Admittedly there were a few texts back and forth in the first week, but that’s because the kitchen isn't actually ‘fully equipped’ as advertised. It was also a shame for us that there had to be queries regarding the lack of basic kitchen items like a cooking pot, veggie peeler, can opener, grater, no food storage containers etc… Unfortunately we only noticed the lack of items as we went to use them, had I known, I would’ve just made a list and contacted you once. It’s a good lesson that I'll remember for my next extended stay.
To be honest there were many other items that we needed but we didn’t ask about once we had settled in. We just bought them and then gave them away when we left.
I also didn’t mention that the lift was broken for almost the entire duration of our stay and I had to haul my bicycle up and down the fire escape twice a day and that I had to take my laundry to work for drying because your dryer doesn’t work (which you mention in your welcome info). You were not contacted about either of these things, which were quite inconvenient for us.
I always err on the sunny side of looking at life and therefore left off my review that the dishwasher and dryer don’t work and the blinds in the bedroom were broken so we were never able to open them.
When I was formulating my overall response, I wanted to focus more on the fact that when asked, you did bring us a lovely pot and provided a blender. My husband on two different nights had to walk down through the freezing rain to a local supermarket to buy a can opener and a grater after being told “just go buy one” by you. Of course we would contact you before immediately going into the winter rain at night to buy these things for ourselves.
I believe these are all fair reasons to contact a host. I have hosted on airbnb and have never felt put out by guests asking for such things.