Family arrives at holiday Airbnb to find almost every surface covered with ‘insane’


An American Airbnb host has been slammed for leaving their guests with a ‘ridiculous’ amount of rules plastered onto all surfaces of the property, including potted plants and door knobs.

Becky, from Texas, went on a weekend getaway with a her family and a few friends – but the sight of their rental ‘took away the feeling of being on holiday’.

The group was disgruntled to find labels on cupboards, beds, doors, walls, and more with passive aggressive caution notices.

Most of the rules warned renters against touching fragile property – including a supposedly 10,000-year-old room divider that would ‘break’ if looked at the wrong way.

Other notes dissuaded renters from ‘pushing’ or ‘pulling’ the door on the microwave, touching potted plants, or turning the lever on an antique door. 

Becky, from Texas, went on a weekend getaway with a her family and a few friends - but the sight of their rental 'took away the feeling of being on holiday'

Becky, from Texas, went on a weekend getaway with a her family and a few friends – but the sight of their rental ‘took away the feeling of being on holiday’

An American Airbnb host has been slammed for leaving their guests with a 'ridiculous' amount of rules plastered onto all surfaces of the property, including potted plants and door knobs

An American Airbnb host has been slammed for leaving their guests with a ‘ridiculous’ amount of rules plastered onto all surfaces of the property, including potted plants and door knobs

Becky walked through the property and made note of some of the rules, recording her process in a video.

‘I don’t get it, the rules displayed all over the house just killed me,’ she said.

‘It seemed like every room and surface had a note. It almost felt like it wasn’t a vacation with so many rules.’

Some notes were reasonable, such as notifying renters that the microwave was automatic and didn’t need to be slammed, or asking not to clean marble countertops with abrasives. 

But others made Becky question why the property was rented out at all.

Most of the rules warned renters against touching fragile property - including a supposedly 10,000-year-old room divider that would 'break' if looked at the wrong way

Most of the rules warned renters against touching fragile property – including a supposedly 10,000-year-old room divider that would ‘break’ if looked at the wrong way

A note was found on a large wooden display cabinet, saying: ‘Antique and fragile. Please do not attempt to open or pull on knobs.’

All the bedrooms in the property had a large warning stuck above the beds claiming jumping was not allowed, and that ‘any breakage of beds will be immediately passed to renters.’

Shelves with copper utensils and potted plants were deemed for ‘owner use only’ and renters were instructed not to touch them.

The wooden dining table was also deemed fragile, with a large note informing: ‘This was our grandmother’s table. Please be kind to it and use a placemat.’

‘Upon departure please leave all furniture and bedding in respective rooms and houses where originally found,’ the last one said.

Many were confused about the owner’s decision to rent such a fragile property out to strangers. 

‘Sounds like this stuff should not be in an AirBnB,’ a woman said.

‘Never put sentimental, priceless, or antique items in an Airbnb,’ another wrote. ‘There’s a reason they’re all filled with the same IKEA showroom furniture.’

‘I think they are in the wrong business. Maybe they meant to open a museum,’ a man joked.

‘Why the hell do they have so many personal or sentimental items in a space that is rented out?’ a fourth asked.



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