We do encourage our guests to read the listing page in its entirety prior to making a reservation. We also ask our guests to confirm that they have read the listing page prior to accepting the reservation. One should make sure that a home will satisfy the needs of the guests by checking to see that the amenities that are important to them are listed.
Well, shoot! All of our house rules are revealed on the listing page. No surprises. Or one would think. We even ask potential guests if they have reviewed the page and house rules on a computer vs. a smartphone in order to see all of the details. Our check in policy is also listed on the listing page. During booking we ask for a proposed check in time from our Guests so that we can schedule our time and so that we are prepared to receive our Guests without inconvenience to either party. I guess that being proactive and a clear communicator doesn't work for one and all.
David was asked and affirmed that all was A-Okay during the booking process, he choose a check in time and then when it came to honoring his agreement he became very stubborn almost to the point of hostile. I felt intimidated and asked my husband to be present at the property during check in.
It is true that we do not allow bicycles or strollers in our homes. The dirt from the tires wreaks havoc on the wood floors. We do provide a secure place for both bicycles and strollers. All of our guests have been super understanding and cooperative, well, almost all. It is advised that you let your Host know that you will need accommodations for your bicycles, unicycles, strollers, etc.
My suggestion would be to honor any agreement that you make with your Host. David agreed to a 4pm check in but he arrived at the home at 1pm while we were still cleaning. He was not happy with the arrangements that we offered to stow his belongings. He voiced his displeasure strongly. David then took a bus downtown and announced to us by text that he wouldn't be back until much later than the agreed upon check in time. We had to rearrange the schedule to try and accommodate David's last minute demands.
Please do not agree to policies and then once the reservation is accepted try to force your will upon your Host with strong attitude and demanding nature.
Being a good Host and a good Guest is a two way street. Being cooperative, keeping your word and being friendly and kind go a long way. Intimidation tactics make people feel super uncomfortable.
Some people should just book hotels because hotels have the staff and security available to take care of the demands of a certain type of guest.