Evidently Gina was very upset that she did not get the refund she wanted, so now she is using this review forum to be just plain vindictive. It really is amazing to me that she professes to not be dishonest when so many of the statements she makes are outright false. Then there are others that refer to instances that did not even happen to her. She plagiarized another review by a woman that Gina referred to as "very ignorant" - how interesting ! I am referring to her comment that the pool was "frigid". Gina never even stuck a toe in the pool, so she has no idea of its temperature. The pool is surrounded by bushes and trees , and Gina came out early in the morning, before the groundskeeper had a chance to skim off the few leaves. The water was (and always is) crystal clear, just like in the photo.
As far as the the post-its on the cabinets, I put them up before each guest arrives so it makes it easier for them to find things. After they've been here a few days, I take them down. The reason I asked about my cups and spoons is that Gina is a "hoarder". I went to look for a cup to use and found that 5 or 6 or them (more than half of what I had), and several spoons were not available for my use. As she said, she had them in her room, in the kitchen cabinet I gave her to use, and in the refrigerator that she was using. Tying up all these items meant that no one else could use them, which seemed to be her plan.
"Stalking her", that is the farthest from the truth. If anything, I did all I could to stay away from her - it was the only way to stop her incessant talking. I'm sorry, but the only way to get her to stop was just walk away - and even then she continued to talk to the empty room.
Another falsehood is about the steps and the bathroom. There is only ONE flight of steps between the first and second floor. It consists of 14 steps that are divided in half (7 and 7) by a landing. There is only one bathroom on the second floor, and that is the one I use. I do not think I should have to share my bathroom with a stranger, no matter how clean she professes to be. This is especially true since she knew that her private bath was downstairs before she booked the room, and even mentioned she had read that information in another review.
Unfortunately, Gina is absolutely right about my not wanting her here. Everything was fine by e-mail and phone, but as soon as she arrived and I saw her struggling just to get out of the cab, unable to carry her own luggage, and she told me she had "forgotten her cane", I knew it was a HUGE mistake for me to have agreed to allow her to stay in my home, and for her to have booked here. She really needs to be in a place that is handicapped accessible. My listing clearly states that it is not.
In her private comments to me she says I should have provided shampoo as well as the soap provided. What she totally overlooked was the fact that in the kitchen cabinet I provided for her, there was over $30 worth of items such as: sauces, marinades, powdered drink mixes, coffee filters, olive oils and balsamic vinegars. These were for her to use what she needed during her 12 day stay, and then leave the rest for others to use. She only stayed 3 days, and when she left, she took ALL of the items in the cabinet.
I know that she was unhappy about not being provided with a key. Of the 10+ guests I have had here, she is only the second to whom I did not feel comfortable giving a key. She was also bothered by the steps and that the bathroom was not directly attached to her bedroom. The listing says that my home is not handicap accessible, and if the stairs and bathroom location were important to her, she could have asked me about them in our correspondence before she booked.
Lastly, when living in the tropics, it is very important to keep all areas (especially the kitchen) as free of food crumbs as possible to prevent the tiny ants that are so prevalent here. Theresa found my request for her cleanliness to be too extreme. I could never seem to get her to understand the importance of it.
Since she knew I am Jewish, I found her reference to me as a "Nazi" to be a perfect example of her mean personality.