I feel sorry for Jordan because he did not read the description and his stay (and the review) was affected because of it.
To clarify: the description was accurate and nobody is disputing that.
Here is my response:
1. The kitchen was not on the list of Guest access and therefore, nothing related to the kitchen of cooking should be mentioned here, including the cat's activities/toys
2. When Jordan realized that he made a mistake, instead of sending me an apology, he asked if he could sell his food to the long term tenants. I asked him not to do that. If you were a guest here and some stranger would approach you and ask you to buy his food, how would it make you feel? I will protect anyone here from soliciting.
3. Nobody said anything about Jordan's cooking on the first day apart from another Airbnb guest who also also came for the Regatta weekend. I believe she was the one who communicate with him about it. If anyone else saw him cooking and looked surprised, it does not mean "people did not want him there" but maybe "you are breaking the rules". This is my only explanation why he felt he did not belong here. But again, nobody said anything about any of the guests so I am not sure how it came about.
Jordan suggested to include this in my own words and I thought the same at first. But, in the past, it did include the exact words "No cooking apart from microwave", but guess what? It made no difference for those who did not read it. Due to the Airbnb description character limits, I decided to write other important info instead.
4. Apart from kitchen use, Jordan was aware of "Quiet house", agreed and followed the rules. If he did not like the idea, he should have booked a different place. The review is not a place to vent nor judge nor express dislikes AFTER one agreed to the rules and description because it was accurate. Nobody said anything to anyone. But the house is quiet as a library. Naturally, most people become aware of it and try to fit in. Most people like it, especially those who are not from the US. The description was accurate and there is no dispute about it. I understand that Jordan felt restrained but it is nobody's fault, just a new life's experience for a young person. It is possible that Jordan did not know what it feels like to live in a quiet house and he did not know that he will not like it, but again, it is a part of life's learning experience. I should not be punished for that and the listing should not get low rating because of it.
5. The place is attractive to those who wants clean and quiet place to stay without disturbance. It is an alternative to the hostel that does not provide kitchen nor quiet space. Every room is private and yes, the bathrooms are shared, it is clearly stated in the description. If one wants a private bathroom and private kitchen, one books a private apartment. No hotel/ motel in the area will provide the kitchen. The rooms are priced according to the market demand and daily Airbnb suggestions. We have an ideal location for Head of the Charles Regatta and especially those who needed to be close to their starting/finishing points. I don't believe there were much choices because Jordan took a few days to decide if he wanted to book or not. We exchanged a few emails and I asked if he read the description. He confirmed that he has. But at that time, his main concern was a convenient location. I drove by the point where he needed to be and made sure the (Hidden by Airbnb) maps gives me the right information and so it has.