Response from Simon:
Thank you for your review. We know it was your first Airbnb experience, and you weren't happy not having your own kitchen, front door, and, as you say in your review, 'having to work around the host's belongings.'
We think it is clear on our listing that you are staying in our home with us.
In our experience hosting, and as a guest with Airbnb, staying in a person's home is a great way to get reasonably priced accommodation and 'insider knowledge' on places to see and things to do! We do leave half the wardrobe and drawers in the guest's room free for guest use.
In relation to working, the apartment does not have an office for guests, so if guests want to work they can work easily from their room or the kitchen table as you did. It was the best we could do!
Hope you had a lovely time in Kerry. Pity the weather was not as one would expect for May!
Simon & Siobhan