Réponse de Lucy :
Elaine- Your angry review is surprising and disappointing, to say the very least. I wanted to take a few minutes to respond to things you mentioned in the hopes that you might re-evaluate your experience. First, your declaration of knowledge of who I am and why I run this listing is absurd, unfounded, and shows your general disgruntled nature clearly. You assert we are "some petite bourgeoise who bought a house just to rent it out at the bloated prices of this site". This is our FAMILY HOME, which we rent while we currently live out of state. This home was purchased years ago and just recently became an Airbnb. Be careful what you assume and declare publicly, as in this case you just confirm your own foolishness. In regards to "bloated prices", this room rents for $39 a night!!!! This is well below any market value, in any town, on any rental site. We intentionally keep our two rooms low priced as to welcome cool individuals into our home and offer an affordable night's stay for folks who just want a place to rest and relax a bit while they explore, rather than breaking the bank with pricey bookings. In regards to your experience of the caretaker not being friendly, I am genuinely sorry that you experienced this. We do mention in our listing, as well as our house manual, that the live-in caretaker is there to help with any emergencies but will generally stay out of your hair. We also note that she can be available for questions if needed on local topics, directions, etc. She is one of the friendliest souls on the planet and has gotten nothing but raving reviews from all our guests- yours being the exception. She approaches each arriving guest with the intention of giving them all the privacy they need, and only interacting if the guest seems interested. Many guests don't, they just want to keep to themselves. Perhaps she made this assessment of you during your brief stay and chose to give you space, which was not from the intention of being rude. Since it is a shared listing (2 rooms in a family home with caretaker, and one shared bath for all), of course full privacy will always be difficult. We ensure each guest has private, locked access to their room, and provide a detailed house manual to ensure all rules are followed by everyone to keep folks safe, comfortable and respected. What exactly violated your feelings of privacy during your stay? You did not reach out to me during or after your stay to mention anything- only leaving this angry review. If your needs were not met during your time there, I wish you would have let me know so I could have addressed it right away. Perhaps you were looking for more of the "couchsurfing" and "hostel" vibes you mention, but this listing is not that. It is a private, quiet room in a beautiful family home, at a price I would challenge you to find anywhere else. I left you a positive review, but now I wish I had better understood your manners. I would advise all Airbnb hosts to be weary of accepting you into their spaces.