Amar cancelled some days and wanted his money back! The previous occasion where I had kept deposit only the agency said it was 'very generous of me'. So I thought it more the norm to not take the hit for a guest's change of mind. Amar left this place with a smile on his face, not really the act of one reflected in the comments above.
Amar's negative response above is nothing but VINDICTIVENESS WRIT LARGE.
Quite honestly anybody who found such problems with a place would have packed up and left instantly or would at least have complained in the proper fashion DIRECTLY to me. Amar had no complaints while here and as I said in my review sat and talked about himself and his book for hours. We had quite a decent conversation ourselves the first night about writing and the literary life in general.
Amar is related to Hanif Kureishi who is famour for writing 'My Beautiful Launderette' and other scripts. Amar is now publishing himself and showed us one of his books.
Talking of things literary. 'Sniffy' is not a word that would be common to my vernacular so I have been definitely wronged in the matter of calling a guest 'sniffy'. Discussing other guests in the negative is also not something I would do in a humurous way/for the sake of a humorous storytelling and, quite the contrary to what Amar thinks my receptiveness to comments from guest is always taken on board. I am constantly re-investing. Amar did not walk the grounds at all as far as I remember. Neither did he make any complaint or suggestion for improvement at all regarding the issues of sought to raise hereabove. As I said, Amar left this place with a smile on his face, not really the act of one reflected in the comments above.
I gave Amar a kind review and the only thing I would add is that from the tone of Amar's emails even before he arrived he appeared to be solipsistic.
The one thing I must say is the house is CLEAN CLEAN (Website hidden by Airbnb) is a new house, seven years old, OAK flooring which is frequently washed. Amars room floor and bathroom floor were all washed before he arrived..cleanliness is and never has been an issue here.....Amars response is vindictiveness writ large.
Privacy is afforted by the LOCATION Amar, there are no neighbours or anybody to look in the window at you. This is an Eco house with lots of lovely bird nests and birds do have a tendency to defecate on exterior seating (and if you sit there sometimes on guest's heads!) like the one outside your bedroom's glass door. But seriously there are three outdoor seating areas and the one outside Amar's door is not really where any guest would choose to sit, (too windy and view of shed) This is a country working house Amar not a hotel, shed is in practical use. (Shed is built in the wrong place - it is going to be moved and made into an Eco Cabin - Rustic Contemporary style watch this space)
P.S. Amar, The Walk-in Shower Room - we happen to call them walk-in shower rooms, maybe you don't have that in Canada but we certainly do; curtainless, great for wheelchair access, great for splashing around. We actually regard them as a bit of a luxury, in our little country.
Privacy - the next house is five minutes walk away - cows don't really poke their heads in any of the windows, they are fenced off in their fields.