Catherine, this is only the second time in four years of renting rooms through Airbnb that the booking individual did not thoroughly read our listing. Our rental space is listed as "private room" not "entire place". Throughout the listing “our home” is repeated several times.
All following notes are copied directly from our listing:
In the initial summary:
“Guests have use of the kitchen.”
In Guest access section:
Guests have use of our public rooms and grounds, …
Guests may use our kitchen, …
Our formal living room doubles as our media room with a 10' screen and surround sound. There are water color paints and art paper, board games, chess and playing cards, as well as many books for our guests' enjoyment. Relax in the sunroom, put your feet up and take a nap. Guests may use our washer and dryer and laundry supplies following my "tutorial".
In Guest interaction:
Our home is spacious and provides opportunity for quiet privacy as well as camaraderie. I follow my guests' lead. I can move about the house quietly, without intruding or comfortably interact with guests. Most guests sit back, relax and make themselves at home. I'm always available to answer questions or tend to concerns.
In Additional rules:
The Simple Rules of This Old Island House
Visiting pets are not allowed.
Please remove your shoes if wet, grassy, sandy or muddy and leave them by the door you enter.
Please do not light candles or matches in the house.
Please do not light fires on our property.
Our home, barn and property are smoke free.
Please be careful on the steep stairs and mind the low overhead clearances. Always hold onto the banister for your safety.
Please tidy up after yourself in the kitchen and bathroom.
Please conserve water, we live on an Island.
99% of our guests have voiced appreciation of the notes I leave about the kitchen.
Sincere thanks for finding us on Airbnb,