I really just needed a couple quiet weeks in a pool house. Here's how it played out:
I am one adult, no visitors, no car, a dream tenant that a landlord will basically just print money off of for almost 3 weeks.
Step One: Make sure you know who you're talking to. There are 3 people on this property you can contact, depending on who you ask, but make sure you know who to contact and when, from the time you show up from a long travel day to find no one there, to everything else. Bobby (the neighbor) and Cheryl (Richard's wife) were unfailingly helpful. Richard (the host) has a VERY short fuse, and unrealistic expectations. The rest of the comments apply ONLY to him.
Step Two: Don't ask for anything.
(We're talking ANYTHING: this includes toilet paper, Kleenex, a fork for the "kitchenette," what have you.) "This is not a hotel." (This is true. I have spent most of my adult life in hotels. Every other AirBnb has been far superior to a hotel.) You will soon be told, "You have been a nightmare from Day One."
Step Three: Also, don't use anything without permission. (We're talking the hot tub and the fire pit, both right outside your tiny house. You must get permission for everything, unless you like being yelled at, regardless of what the ad says. You will again be told, "You have been a nightmare from Day One.")
Step Four: And, most importantly, don't ask for ANYTHING to be fixed. I'm talking about the fact that BOTH overhead lights in the tiny house you're inhabiting do not light up (which might not be that big a deal, unless, like me, you're suffering from insomnia, so you basically sit in the dark from 2:30 AM until sunrise).
Those non-functional lights are both attached to ceiling fans, which would be lovely, except for the fact that one of them is ALWAYS on and can't be turned off (which gets pretty dicey, because I'm 6 feet tall and you have to step UP to go into the bathroom and might get decapitated) , and the other one just doesn't work at all (the one you really need, right over the bed).
None of these problems were ever addressed. Oh, and the AC unit is growing things on its front and just can't keep up, poor fella.
(I did try to get out of the contract a few days early, when communication failed. It would have cost me a ton, but it didn't matter to me at that point. To no avail.)
Basically, don't ask anything, or do anything. You have no control. Enjoy your stay. Oh, and there's no smoke detector. Sleep well.