On vacation, a million-billion different things may go wrong. N no matter how hard you try, there will always be something wrong. And this woman, who went on holiday with her family, had the same thing. And one family member made the decision to fully disregard the important pet-free policy of their Airbnb. She nonetheless brought her dog with her. Read the story and let us know how you would have dealt with the situation.
I booked an AirBnB retreat for me, my husband, my SIL and her husband about 4 months ago. The AirBnB was not dog friendly and I made that perfectly clear, as my SIL thinks her dog should be welcomed everywhere, no matter the cost. She said she would find a dog sitter and I had no reason to question it.
The AirBnB was out of state, about 15 hours away on a really nice beach in Tampa. My husband and I flew down and my SIL insisted on driving so she left roughly 24 hours prior to our flight. She said it was cheaper to drive than it was to fly. When my husband and I arrived my SIL and her husband were already sitting in the driveway. When they saw me pull in she had asked if we got the keys yet, which we had because we met up with the owner along the way and she said “oh good, give them to me quick so I can get Brute instead without being seen”.
I just stopped dead in my tracks and was like “Are you f***ing kidding me right now?” She kept saying things like “What? I couldn’t find anyone to watch him.” Or “This is f***ing old broken house. I dont know why anyone would be ignorant enough to say no pets allowed.” And basically just kept making excuses as to why she was in the right.
My husband is just sitting there completely dumbfounded and shaking his head. I just got back in my rental car and left. I got a refund from AirBnB and dropped the keys off with the woman and explained the situation. She told me I could still stay there because I’ve been honest but I told her no, the place was too big for just my husband and myself. We ended up staying at a significantly less expensive hotel (I paid almost $4k for the week for the AirBnB but only spent $1800 for the week at the hotel).
During this whole time my SIL is blowing us up saying she can’t afford to stay down here (my husband and I make a lot more than SIL and her husband so we had agreed to pay for everything) and says she didn’t bring anything with her to snack on and couldn’t afford prices of shit here and whatever. I just straight up ignored her because in my eyes, she tried ruining my trip that I 100% paid for. My MIL is down our throats saying the least we could have done was give them some money for food instead of leaving them stranded and I told her “Nope, they can just drive back home and get food there.” I need some advice on if I’m wrong.
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