From San Juan Island, Washington. We visit Vancouver a lot...help with teaching Hakomi (a method of assisted self study, based in mindfulness and loving presence) once a month at the Centre for Peace.
Mary and her boyfriend.. We communicated about all the plans as to when they will arrive and little things that I ask them to respect when they are here. The night that Mary was supposed to arrive at 4;15 pm, she lets me know that she missed her ferry and that she wont be there until 7 pmish. This already was a problem as I explained to her that I had a family important event and wouldn't be able to be there until 10 to let them in. She asked if I could leave them a key and I felt uncomfortable doing that as we had not even met yet. She agreed to that as well as everything else that she agreed to including the extra cost of bringing her boyfriend. There was absolutely NO surprises except simple requests like leaving the money on my dresser before they go to sleep. She did not adhere to that nor many other simple requests I had. Instead, she complained immensily how annoyed she was. As well, she had the audasity to write an extremely bad review mocking how dirty the place was and saying that I kept on nagging with requests. Couldnt be farther from the truth, my place is extremely clean and tidy and a very beautiful and comfortable place to live. As well, I was extremely friendly and polite and had explained all my simple requests prior to her arrival. My advise is to make sure she is completely aware of all requests in respecting your place if you plan on letting her stay. All and all, a very unpleasant experience
Wonderful guests - clean, quiet and a pleasure to host. Highly recommended to other potential AirBNB hosts