Scottish Airbnb owner horrified over 30 guests show up to seven-person reservation and damage home – The Scottish Sun
A SCOTS Airbnb owner was horrified after more than 30 guests showed up with tents for a seven-person reservation and damaged her home.
Sheri Murphy, 55, criticized the dozens of thoughtless visitors who flocked to the Highlands Glen Etive beauty site – with cops forced to evict them last night after initially refusing to leave.
Real estate developer Sheri claims selfish guests smashed a bed and bench – and also dismantled mirrors from the walls inside the property.
Sheri alleges the group lied about how many people were staying at the Airbnb and threw their tents and several belongings for the owners to clean up after they were removed by police.
She recounted how her heart “sank” when she arrived at the vacation home to see 12 engines lined up outside, with cops telling her there were 34 people in total.
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And she added that she was “shocked” to discover ten tents in the property’s garden – visitors having been sent to pack their bags just a day after arriving.
Sheri told the Scottish Sun: “It has been overwhelming for us. We were able to stop what could have been a lot more damage to our house.
“We got a call telling us there were ten cars in the driveway. We live about an hour from the property. Our hearts sank when we arrived.
“We decided to go in through the side door because we didn’t want them running around and hiding. It was then that we saw the tents. I certainly did not expect it. They hadn’t even been on the property 24 hours.
“The gentleman who booked it said he had mentioned it to one or two people, a few others mentioned it to other people, and it ‘got out of hand.” These were his words.
“They tried to offer me money to stay, but I said no. They asked if the seven who signed up could stay, but I still said no. The police told them they had to clear up.
“They threw the tents in big piles and left them. We have been left to eliminate them all. They left clothes like shoes and scarves.
“They had taken the mirrors off the walls and taken them down. They broke a bed.
“They put some of my indoor furniture outside. There’s a broken bench, but it can be fixed.”
“My husband and his friend spent about five hours cleaning the gardens today.”
Sheri explained that she was also concerned about the enormous size of the visiting group due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
She said: “The guests were from the Manchester and London areas so I’m a little more wary.
“The reason I want to bring him out is so that it doesn’t happen to anyone else.” It was a total disrespect for our house.
“We had a lot of problems in the Highlands with wild camping and people disrespecting the area. Glen Etive was one of the places affected. Seeing this restarted everything.
A police spokesperson said: “We have received a report from a large group of people refusing to leave property in Glen Etive.”
“The officers attended, spoke to those involved, and the group was dispersed.”
An Airbnb spokesperson said, “Unauthorized events are prohibited on Airbnb and we have zero tolerance for violations. We have removed this guest from the platform and are supporting the host. “
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