When Mary Gaetz-Scholtz planned a trip to Las Vegas, she was not anticipating that her biggest gamble would be on her booking with Airbnb. Unfortunately, this thoroughly unsatisfactory illegal Airbnb rental was anything but a winner, and now Scholtz wants a complete refund. Can we help?
Mention Colorado Springs and you probably think of Pikes Peak, the highest mountain in the southern Front Range of the Rockies, or the Broadmoor Hotel, the historic resort nestled in the hills overlooking the city.
But what happens when you take both of those out of the picture, plus most of the other tourists?
Mandy Fleming’s Airbnb rental couldn’t have happened at a worse place — or time.
Thousands of miles from home, on an extended visit to Hong Kong during the Christmas holidays, she showed up at her apartment with her husband and six-year-old son for an 18-night stay, only to discover the place fell dramatically short of its description.
Now, Fleming has a simple request: She wants to warn others about her substandard accommodations. And she wants my help.
I can’t invoke the British sitcom Fawlty Towers, since this happened at an apartment. But I would if I could. She contacted me a few days after trying, but failing, to fix the many problems in her rental.