Love to all.
From the very beginning, I told her our place wasn't a good fit and explicitly refused to rent to her, for her sake and mine. I hit the decline button. I told her that the house might not be clean in time and her group seemed too large and rowdy.
But, then she found another way to book. And she did so because it was a deal. $26 per day per person. She found the best deal on airbnb and I apparently didn't have my settings correct. Val had pleaded with me to host her even though airbnb was going to return the money. I said, "OK", on the condition that they would be "very easy going". Yet all the while, the new cleaning lady cleaned for 6 hours.
After the $26ers arrived, she started mentioning each every issue contemporaneously. Also, she would complain loudly as I entered the room as if I didn't exist. I knew it was going to be death by a 1,000 cuts. Finally, I was frank with her and drew boundaries. I would not say it was hostile. It was like a flight attendant dealing with a unruly traveler demanding first class when we just want to get up in the air. In fact she became very drunk and went off.
When I returned home a huge window was shattered and my roommate's hat was burned. Val's son finally fessed up to the damaged hat and it was replaced. Val told me that she noticed the window broken in the morning as did my roommate and cleaning lady when they returned. Everyone pointed that out including Val and then she changes her story and says the window was broken for several days (Yet all the non-renters hadn't even noticed??) She never did pay me for the broken $297 window but I certainly wasn't hostile about it--I simply filed a report and submitted photos with Airbnb.
There were a lot of details I choose to leave out. But, the moral of the story is: Please folks, if you have a 10/10 cleanliness, I don't think I am there yet. I am 9 out of 10, especially since the travertine marble floors seems to catch sand from the beach. No rowdy folks. Keep the volume reasonable and don't make it into a party. But I don't think the place is dirty. I am quite happy with the $1,000 I spend on cleaning every month. If you drive 2,200 miles with 6 teenagers straight shot, I am not your guy. I am an introvert. I generally just want a little money while I am away at a medical conference or I am on my farm in Costa Rica.