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Old 08-03-2015, 02:00 AM   #41
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Used it last year in nyc and was great. We are doing another trip end of this month. Picked out a place with sixty good reviews. I have contacted the host twice in the last two weeks about slightly earlier chick in..1 to 2 hour earlier than his stated time. Zero response.

I would rather not call him as that apparantely is only typically for emergencies which is onviously not the case. Makes me very leary but of the reviews posted there was only one moderatly negative and all others were good including comments on how quickly he responds to questions so im scratching my head on this one.

I've used airbnb in the past always with great results. However, I'd be wary of one that didn't respond. For whatever reason. It's not Ike a hotel where if the manager gets sick or dies then the hotel will run fine. There's just one host in airbnb.

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Old 08-03-2015, 02:50 PM   #42
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They probably have someone pick the locks on properties that are vacant while their absentee owners are not in town. VRBN - (vacation rental by non owner).
That would be a good racket. In this case, they had the keys when turning the property over to me. They even sent out a repairman to fix a problem while we were there.

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Old 08-03-2015, 03:34 PM   #43
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That would be a good racket. In this case, they had the keys when turning the property over to me. They even sent out a repairman to fix a problem while we were there.
Sure - the "repairman" is also a locksmith.
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Results of our first AIRBNB reservation

We found the description of the location to be accurate and our host was very helpful when we arrived. We stayed for about 1/2 the price of a modest hotel in the area, and were very pleased with the accommodations overall. We also enjoyed the interaction with our host and his family. Our next two reservations are for a small house in upstate NY and a private apartment in Barcelona next spring. I do agree that one major annoyance is that when we make our reservations, AIRBNB immediately collects the full charge for the stay in lieu of a simple deposit.

We did not mind receiving or sending a review for our stay. The public review you see on the site is augmented by a more detailed questionnaire where you can be a bit more detailed if you have any issues you only want to share with the host.

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