OP, his wife, and kids went vacationing in a new country for a couple of weeks. They booked a lovely Airbnb for $4000 for two weeks. He says the place was so nice it was completely worth the price.
On top of this cost, they were offered the services of a housekeeper at an additional $20 per day. Little did they know that the housekeeping service would be the reason they would get thrown out.
Giving Weird Vibes
So they arrived and stayed for the first three days when OP decided to call for the housekeeper’s services.
But when she arrived, OP had a weird feeling about her. He did not want to leave her in the house when they were not around. He, therefore, told her to clean for a couple of hours but would receive pay for the whole day.
Who wouldn’t be happy to get a whole day’s pay for just a few hours of work? The housekeeper was unhappy about it and decided to act on it.
She told the house’s owners that OP and the family had ruined the house with much damage. The owners immediately emailed OP, asking him to vacate the house. They added that they would be calling the cops on OP and would not be refunding them a cent.
Being stranded is one thing, but being stranded in another country with your kids is a different level of vulnerability.
Not Without Refunding Me
OP ends up arguing with the owner via email, telling him that they will not be leaving unless they receive a cash refund and that he can go ahead and call the cops.
The owners then send in a property manager who inspects the house and finds no damages. The property manager calls the owners, and they fight over the phone. He ends up refunding OP and canceling the property’s owner as their client.
OP and his family have to leave now that they have received their refund. They booked a motel that was a major downgrade but was the only place available. But before they left the property, OP stuffed a bunch of sausages in the toilet tanks. He was sure the place would stink to high heaven by the time the owners returned. Was this petty revenge worth it?
The Housekeeper Was Definitely up to No Good
OP says he got a bad vibe from the housekeeper, and her reaction at the end of the day proved OP’s instincts right. She was not up to no good, as one commenter said, “She was trying to steal your stuff then, certainly. And judging by the owner’s reaction, they didn’t care and probably let her do it.”
Another user said, “The housekeeper probably wanted to be left alone to go through the guest’s belongings and most likely split the ill-gotten gains with the owner. If you can afford $4000 for two weeks, you’ll probably have some high-end items lying around.”
Full-day Pay for a Couple Hours’ Work? Perfect Deal!
A commenter said, “I don’t like being in other people’s space when they’re not around. I’m afraid of getting accused of something I didn’t do. I also don’t like other people in my space when I’m not around, especially if they’re acting shady or weird. But I would be happy to get sent home from work early.”
Another said, “If someone paid me for a full day and I only had to work two hours, I certainly wouldn’t be angry about it. This part makes no sense.”
Perfectly Executed Scam?
A few commenters thought the owner collaborates with the housekeeper to throw out guests without a refund prematurely. One user with these concerns said, “My suspicion is that this is maybe a scam the owner and housekeeper have. The housekeeper, no matter what will report the users as “messy,” this will “justify” the owner kicking them out and pocketing the money.”
And lastly, “Sounds like a shakedown scam the owner and the “maid” have done before.”
Anyway, OP did not go down without a fight. He was happy about his “small victory” and hoped the smell would serve them well.
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