I am happy they had a nice stay. However I wouldn’t recommend them as guests for the following reasons:
1. They could not control their kids and one of them ended up needing stitches from running into the bed. There aren’t sharp objects but it’s true that the corners of furniture aren’t child-proofed.
2. We had just had new curtains installed and we pointed this out to them at the start of their stay, yet at the end there was still rips, as well as oil and wax stains on the upholstery. There was sand all over the floor and lots to clean up after their stay, as well as the broken glass frame on the wall and deep scratches in the wall. If these are “signs of use” then I can’t imagine how much more damage their would have been had they stayed longer!
3. Despite how helpful I was and how much time I spent giving them advice, inviting them for coffee, lending them my personal coffee maker, and being there at the right time to advise them where to take their injured child, giving them a band aid, I feel that the 2 star rating is not deserved at all.
We have decided not to accept guests with small children as a result of this bad experience.