It's unfortunate that Diamonasia chose to use her review to say nothing about her experience in my apartment, which I took extra care to prepare prior to her arrival. But, to address her comments above, I did indeed allow Diamonasia to stay at my place, though there were several red flags which raised my concerns:
- She booked the afternoon of the day of her arrival, after I'd already left
- She had only one other review in her profile, which contained no comments, and there was no way to verify who wrote it
- She lives in Brooklyn, not out of town
- She booked it as a single person, but when I spoke to her on the phone, she told me she was bringing both her boyfriend and her toddler son. (This later resulted in her payment being held up, due to the fact that Airbnb normally charges extra for additional guests, but I chose to waive this extra charge as a courtesy)
I spoke with an Airbnb Customer Service representative and shared these concerns with them, and they agreed that there were a number of red flags that would lead many hosts to cancel. Ultimately, I agreed to let Diamonasia stay (along with her son and boyfriend), and it all worked out fine. But, I have now changed my booking setting to avoid these sort of situations in the future.