Angie, I'm sorry that we both had such a negative experience. I want to address some of your statements for future guests, as I feel like they do not adequately or fairly describe my home. All of my rules are clearly dictated in my profile. If you did not like them, you were more than welcome to find a place more suitable to your needs. But to be honest, there really aren't that many rules. They are meant to keep everyone safe, keep the place clean and treat my home and my family with respect. I do require that things such as safety be followed. I let it slide the first few times but I felt it was appropriate to acknowledge it, as once the door was left unlocked the entire day while I was at work. When I addressed this I did so in a kind way that you responded to aggressively. As far as the cameras: they are facing points of entry. I have never been told by a prior guest that they are intrusive, and I am upfront with guests about them. They are for my safety and I feel they are appropriate.
I have a job that does not allow me to be 100% flexible when it comes to check-in but I did try to accommodate your schedule (twice), only to be left waiting and late for appointments twice. I felt this was more than flexible on my part, especially considering you had made the reservation last-minute. You arrived late and you checked-out hours late after I had explained that I had another guest arriving that evening and after you had shared that you were going to leave "early". Based on the nature of your stay and the fact that you had brought the entirety of your belongings with you, I was concerned that you were not going to leave. My suspicion arose and I had several reasons to feel unsafe in my home.
I do not judge someone's unsafe lifestyle choices. I don't feel that is my right. But because I share my home with guests, I fully appreciate honesty and open communication, which was not the case here. I did ask you several questions about yourself, but the same was not reciprocated. I felt that you were dishonest from the beginning, and continued to contradict yourself. You weren't truthful about your occupation. You weren't truthful about your cigarette smoking. You weren't truthful about your living situation. You weren't truthful about your sobriety. All of this coupled with the behavior you exhibited did trouble me and lead me to believe my home and my family were unsafe. I have previously never been made to feel this way by a guest.
To all future guests: I don't foresee this sort of experience to ever be an issue again. I am happy to welcome you and can promise you that this one experience does not embody my ambience as a host. Many Blessings :)