The couple’s horror of finding a SPYCAM in their Spanish rental villa
ScareBnB! The couple’s horror to find a SPYCAM in their Spanish rental villa…moments after making love on a sofa bed
- Mike and Michaela Kennedy, from Cardiff, were on holiday in northern Spain
- They decided to book the tiny £130 a night villa in Zaralejo for three nights
- They say when they arrived they found the property in ‘disgusting’ condition
- Mr Kennedy said the “icing on the cake” was the small camera, disguised to look like a motion sensor or air freshener, mounted near the top of the living room.
- He realized that they had made love “in front of the camera”
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A British couple have revealed their holiday horror after spotting a hidden camera on the wall of their Airbnb – shortly after making love on the sofa bed.
Mike and Michaela Kennedy, from Cardiff, were driving through northern Spain when they decided to book the tiny £130-a-night villa in Zaralejo for three nights earlier this month.
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But the couple say when they arrived they found the property in a “disgusting” state and had to deal with “heaps of garbage” and dead flies, The sun reports.
Despite photos on Airbnb showing a clean house surrounded by beautiful gardens, conveniently located just 25 miles from Madrid, in reality the garden was overgrown and the couple had to spend the first hour of their stay tidying up, they say .
And Mr Kennedy, 55, said the “icing on the cake” was the tiny camera, disguised to look like a motion sensor or air freshener, mounted near the top of the living room wall – which they had discovered after an impromptu sex session. on the sofa bed.
Mr Kennedy said: ‘I noticed the camera on the living room wall, pointing straight across the living room. It was small enough that we thought it was a motion sensor, it looked like a phone camera.
Mike and Michaela Kennedy, from Cardiff, were driving through northern Spain when they decided to book the tiny £130-a-night villa in Zaralejo (pictured) for three nights earlier this month
He realized that they had made love “in front of the camera”.
The Kennedys also say they had to endure a terrible night’s sleep because an “industrial pump” in the bathroom kept making noise all night after starting at 11 p.m.
Despite booking the property for three nights, the couple left the first morning after finding the camera, and Mr Kennedy complained to the property owner, Luis.
But the owner said the couple should expect flies as the house was in the countryside.
Mr Kennedy complained to Airbnb, calling his customer service experience ‘shocking’, saying he was initially told hosts were allowed to have cameras for ‘security reasons’.
The company then allegedly offered him a 50% refund and closed the case, but Mr Kennedy persisted with them and later received a full refund, and the company offered to reimburse any additional expenses the couple incurred.
“I told them this property should not be listed, it is so run down. It needs a complete overhaul, it looks disgusting,” Mr Kennedy said.
He and his wife Michaela, 57, checked into a hotel after the ‘traumatic’ experience and paid £110 a night for their stay.
Airbnb says surveillance devices are allowed in common areas, but hosts must fully disclose any surveillance equipment in the property listing.
Concealed devices, and those located in private areas such as bedrooms or bathrooms, are not permitted.
An Airbnb spokesperson told The Sun Online: ‘We have suspended this host while we investigate and provide the guest with our full support. We enforce strict policies on recording devices and take action on rare issues that come to our attention.
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