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Old 01-28-2018, 04:18 AM
 
Location: Anchorage
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I am a host, and I would never dream of writing a bad review based on my guests' thermostat settings. (Worst-case scenario: if they left the doors/windows open AND kept the heat on - I'd be upset, possibly ask not to do it again, but would not hold a grudge only to retaliate via review later. That's just stupid and benefits no one. Reflects badly on the host himself, actually)

As most everyone else had said: if it was that important, the host should've put it into his house rules.
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Old 01-28-2018, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Fort Payne Alabama
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I am a host, and I would never dream of writing a bad review based on my guests' thermostat settings. (Worst-case scenario: if they left the doors/windows open AND kept the heat on - I'd be upset, possibly ask not to do it again, but would not hold a grudge only to retaliate via review later. That's just stupid and benefits no one. Reflects badly on the host himself, actually)

As most everyone else had said: if it was that important, the host should've put it into his house rules.
Again....one must remember we are just hearing ONE side of the story, for some reason I am thinking there is quite a bit more to this story.
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Old 01-28-2018, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Boston
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I think skeddy is saying is that if the host had a pattern of complaints about their behaviour, they wouldn't be hosts.
correct, most of the time I spend less than 10 minutes with guests. They didn't rent the property to hang with me. Problems arise when hosts misrepresent their property or are non-responsive to their guests.

Airbnb isn't going to expose themselves to liabilities by advertising miscreants and weirdos. I'm not renting a room for $30, I'm renting a home for $350 a night with a three night minimum. Airbnb handles the money end of it and direct deposits into an account. You pay half at time of booking, half nearer to rental date. No money changes hands between hosts and tenants.

Just a FYI, if you want to rent an Airbnb property near the beach, do it now, I'm 90% booked by April 1st every year. People seem to book early. I've had two bookings this weekend for June and July.
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Old 01-28-2018, 10:34 AM
 
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76 is extremely high for heat and a waste of electricity and money.
I am a heating guy. In those sub-zero temps that we had, the setting on the thermostat means very little. The entire walls and windows radiate cold - very cold, yet the thermostat may be located in a less draft spot. Also, it is very possible that the heat load was so great that the 76 didn't bring it past 70 or 72.

To translate, it would not cost any more to set it at 72 than at 76.

Different story if we were talking 30 or 40 degree weather. But it sounds like the place is not properly insulated and weatherproofed.
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Old 01-28-2018, 11:06 AM
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Location: Texas
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Again....one must remember we are just hearing ONE side of the story, for some reason I am thinking there is quite a bit more to this story.
Then what's the other side of the story?


Sure, we only hear an OP's side of the story because that's all that is available to us in their post. But I don't think it's fair to imply they are leaving out pertinent facts, because they might not be. I personally can't stand it when I post something and someone accuses me of leaving out things and not telling the other side.


I think the OP just encountered a very rude person. Based on what he says, I don't want to rent an Air B&B myself. I'll stick with hotels.
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Old 01-28-2018, 11:18 AM
 
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All other reviews about him were positive. Yes I can leave a reply. But again, I'm a bit apprehensive, and also not wanting to stoop to that level. It just irks me really.
That and this is kind of a lesson learned. That and 54 years old and with a good job is probably not the type of person who should be sleeping in stranger's guest rooms and nickel and dimeing it when there's perfectly good low-priced hotels all around. It's not like I'm 22 and crashing on my buddy's futon to save cash. It kind of felt that way.

Can't you write something short and simple like, " Didn't know the thermostat was going to ruin your life, or I would have left it where it was. Next time throw it in the House Rules so we know"
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Old 01-28-2018, 02:26 PM
 
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Oh! He also said I "was never there" in his review, so why run the heat so "high." Due to his absence, he has no idea how often I was there, other than me saying I shouldn't be there too often, before I rented it. He took it upon himself to assume I was not there and stated as such in his review of me.
Forgot all about that!
He could ask others. He doesn't have to be there to know when others are there.

76 is too high for freezing weather like that. That's a 76 degree difference between outside and inside temperature! 65 would have been more appropriate. Enough for it not to be too cold inside (you stay bundled up inside, when it's zero outside) and to prevent pipes from freezing. But I would think his rules should have stated that. You could have asked, if you aren't familiar with zero degree temperatures, like I'm not.

I would respond to his review, being polite, and explaining that the rules didn't specify thermostat temperature settings, and you are unfamiliar with weather that cold. And make it clear that you were there for the most part, and set it lower when you left.
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Old 01-28-2018, 02:31 PM
 
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I am a heating guy. In those sub-zero temps that we had, the setting on the thermostat means very little. The entire walls and windows radiate cold - very cold, yet the thermostat may be located in a less draft spot. Also, it is very possible that the heat load was so great that the 76 didn't bring it past 70 or 72.

To translate, it would not cost any more to set it at 72 than at 76.

Different story if we were talking 30 or 40 degree weather. But it sounds like the place is not properly insulated and weatherproofed.
It's an old house, so of course it's drafty and not insulated well.

76 is too high, IMO. That's a 76 degree difference from the outside temperature! Yikes! I would've set it at 65 and dressed warmly inside, and then while sleeping I'm under a bunch of blankets, right?

If he had concerns about the cold weather, he could've brought a little electric heater with him. They cost about 16 to 20 cents an hour to run and are great for a small area like a bedroom.
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Old 01-28-2018, 02:38 PM
 
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He could ask others. He doesn't have to be there to know when others are there.

76 is too high for freezing weather like that. That's a 76 degree difference between outside and inside temperature! 65 would have been more appropriate. Enough for it not to be too cold inside (you stay bundled up inside, when it's zero outside) and to prevent pipes from freezing. But I would think his rules should have stated that. You could have asked, if you aren't familiar with zero degree temperatures, like I'm not.

I would respond to his review, being polite, and explaining that the rules didn't specify thermostat temperature settings, and you are unfamiliar with weather that cold. And make it clear that you were there for the most part, and set it lower when you left.
Totally personal preference..I don't change my comfortable winter thermostat setting of 73 whether it is 50 or -10 outside.

Craigiri (a heating expert) and just posted that it may have never gotten warmer than 70 or 72 inside no matter what the thermostat was on.
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Old 01-28-2018, 02:40 PM
 
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If he had concerns about the cold weather, he could've brought a little electric heater with him. They cost about 16 to 20 cents an hour to run and are great for a small area like a bedroom.
You sound like you may be the airbnb host.

Who travels and takes along a space heater ??
And for fire safety I think that is a bad idea anyway.
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