When Karumah booked for a party of 4 adults and 2 children, we were not expecting to have 4-5 times that number of people hanging out and crashing in every room of the house. The Villa is a totally off-grid property, which is clear in our listing. It currently has limited power for large parties, which is why we denied Karumah's request to host a large gathering when she asked just a few days before she arrived. She decided to host a wedding reception at the Villa anyway, without notifying us or paying any additional per person charges. In fact, she requested and received a large refund due to the lack of Wi-Fi before even settling into the Villa . . . all the while planning this secret wedding reception, which resulted in additional cleaning bills and neighbor complaints for us, and brought about power shortages for overnight guests.
We did not advertise Wi-Fi on the listing as an amenity, but we do have it now. We will be upgrading the off-grid power systems later this year. When that occurs, we will be able to host events and parties, but the cost per night will be higher. In the meantime, we are offering a very reasonable price per night for a 6500 square foot luxury property in this area. All of our guests to date have been very appreciative for the opportunity to stay at a property as beautiful as the Villa: they love the peace and quiet of a vacation away from their devices and city noise. It hearkens back to a time not many get to experience anymore . . . there are few places in this country that provide such a respite so close to amenities (the town of Lyons is just 5 minutes away). Without the constant hum of the electric grid, most people experience a profound state of relaxation and well-being . . . but such experiences are not appreciated by everyone. While we regret that Karumah had this experience, it was due to a lack of abiding by our house rules and their reservation contract.