Nick, in addition to many of the falsehoods you mentioned, you also failed to give all the facts, so we will so the whole story is told.
You arrived on May 22.
You were our very first guest.
We had the bathrooms totally remodeled the day prior to your arrival.
You stated on July 2 (more than a month after being in the home) that there was an issue with the shower door handle and shower head.
So after brand new amenities and renovation work was done in mid May, (and everything was in brand new condition), for over 1 month you didnt report anything. The damage really turned out to be you manipulating the shower head to the point it broke and fell from the wall slot. I think it's reasonable that we seek reimbursement for that. You clearly feel that damage caused by a guest should be covered by ... the host?
Additionally on May 25 we reached out to see how your stay was going, you said: "Hey, everything is well." A perfect opportunity to relay messages about damage to material features of a home, like a showerhead. No?
Then on June 4 you asked to extend your stay another month. Thats an odd request for someone who deemed our home to be just 'ok' and 'quickly made' and have new items that are in damaged and non-fuctioning states.
And you didnt extend for a day or two, but the home was so mediocre and your experience with us so poor, that you added a whole additional month. Furthermore, in that conversation you then asked about an additional 6 month stay. My, that is certainly indicative of someone that did not enjoy our home or us as hosts or all of the broken items throughout.
Additionally, over the course of your stay at our home, you messaged us 24 times AFTER your check in and before your check out. You had no issue communicating to us timely and likewise us to you. We were responsive and managed your many special requests (early check in, mail delivery, AC repairs (it was a clicking noise - not non functioning), etc.) timely and professionally.
Again, you never once mentioned the breakage/damage until well over 1 month after staying in our home.
So while you may wish to tarnish our reputation or the quality of our home, it's in fact not supported by any of your own words or actions during your stay and only being used in retaliation because we are seeking to recover a minor monetary reimbursement -- we didnt even seek the cost of the installation for the new shower head or the new value but instead a compromised amount so that all was fair.
It's not surprising when our neighbors shared with us about how you were foul smelling in person and loud during your stay, that you reminded them of a "thug from the streets", and that you generally weren't fit to stay in anyone's trash dumpster let alone their AIrbnb. We had to respond to people over and over about the 'dirty' guy who looked like he belonged in an alley and acted like he was raised in a barn. Their words, not ours. We of course, have no idea where they would get that from.