- We charged $85/night for a two bedroom house during the SXSW festival. That is VERY inexpensive. We had explained that to them when they tried to negotiate for price.
- We had actually turned down their booking, twice, because the property was not ready and had told them (politely but firmly) to look elsewhere. In the end they came back to us on the day of their arrival with an urgent request to please accept their booking. This gave us all of three hours to get the place ready for our first booking, rather than the two days that we require for bookings. After their departure, we have had the time to fully prepare the house to the level that we intended all along, including spraying the perimeter of the house for bug control.
While they were good guests during their stay, in the end we should have followed our instinct and not approved the booking because we were not ready at that time.