Don't Rent From This Guy!
I get to the listed place. I'm greeted by a door man, who calls Michael on his cellphone. He tells me to wait 10 minutes. I do, and he does arrive in about that time. Once, he gets there he tells me some weird story about how his previous tenant is still in the apartment. He had an emergency, with relatives and they're stopping by to see him. It was definitely a lie.
He then invites me to come to his personal apartment to stay, Telling me I won't have a bed, but he has pretty nice. . ."never finished the sentence" He just mumbles, he a has pretty nice. . .three more times.
Finally, I let him know it's OK. I'll find somewhere else to stay and he insists that I stay at his apartment. Didn't feel comfortable with him or that idea at all. I walk away from the apartment building.
I get two blocks down the street, and I hear my name being called. It's Michael, with a strange man in a mustang. I wave him off and keep walking. After walking about another two blocks, i hear my name again. It's Michael, standing behind me.
This time he's trying to buy me a hotel room for a few hours, Then he says, he'll pick me up at 11pm that night to bring me to the apartment that I requested on Airbnb. I became stern with him, letting him know i didn't need his services.
To some this may seem he was showing nothing but hospitality, and courtesy and trying to make up for a bad situation. But, to me it was a completely sketchy situation. He was being awkward, shaking, and he had another guy out in the car the whole time. I didn't trust it at all, and I received nothing but bad vibes from him. Don't rent from him. His ill prepared, and is a bad host. Lima is already a super sketchy place, he didn't make it any better.