This wasn't our best Airbnb accommodation. While we understand that we are occupying someone's home, we do expect our hosts to do a little bit of work to to their house to make it guest-friendly. We arrived to find laundry in the clothes dryer, which we folded up so we could use the dryer ourselves. The washer/dryer is in the kitchen, which is pretty normal in Europe, but we did move the two hampers of their dirty laundry out of the kitchen and out of the way. We also found dishes and utensils in the dry rack which we had to put away. Those were all firsts for us.
The house is just jam packed with stuff everywhere. The clutter made it a challenging stay. Keep in mind that we were five people staying for 4 nights and spending nearly $200 per night.
For instance, in the master bedroom not only was there zero empty drawers and zero available closet space for our clothes, but there was a large rolling rack of our host's extra clothes perched at the end of the bed that bid us goodnight each evening and was there to greet us first thing each morning. On the floor next to the bed were magazines and a hair dryer. We avoided the laundry tub full of clothes and plastic shopping bag full of who knows what on the floor in the corner. Instead, we lived out of our suitcase.
The dining area is combined with a sitting area with a sofa and a fireplace, so it it small to begin with. But in addition, there were 7 or 8 very large plastic storage bins full of stuff in there, and a big tottering and unseemly pile of stuff on the floor; it was a squeeze just to get everyone around the table and then we were sharing our meals in with our hosts' storage containers.
There was virtually no pantry space in the kitchen for us to put away groceries, and there was hardly any counter space either because there was just so much stuff everywhere. The 2nd bedroom was also filled with toys and games, but no shelf, drawer, closet, or even an available flat surface space for us. Our daughters' lived out of their suitcase on the floor. The refurbished top level was a much more open, but all the closets and furniture were packed with yoga gear for our host's business. Behind the door was crammed with more stuff. Our son also lived out of his suitcase.
Finally, while there are two bathrooms, the lone shower is on the third level. The other bathroom has only a tub.
So, even though the house was clean it was far from tidy. I understand that sometimes in a small home, especially when your family is growing, there is not much extra room. But as an Airbnb rental, there should be some accommodation to create some extra living space for your guests.