This review is totally prejudiced and wrong. You can see this by reading all the excellent reviews we have gotten. Ivy moved in right after Barbara and had just the opposite experience.(read her review) We do our best with all our houses to give the guest the best experience
The problem here was that Barbara expected something else and was prejudiced against things in the house,( she is a devout chrisitan), even though our listing clearly states we have lots of Buddhas etc I asked her before if she liked buddhas and she said "Not Much" so I moved as many statues and paintings of buddhas and ganeshas as possible into a locked closet But she moved some of the others onto the floor and then broke one. We have raised 2 children in the Amrit Nivas house and never had a problem with safety. It is the house we live in (Inn and Koko are only rentals) She never asked for child proofing. They didn't have to put the kids upstairs It was their house for the week. I didn't really know how old the children were, and they never said. We have rented to many families with young children. No problem. Also things in her review are just wrong Weedy landscape? Its winter here. People love landscape in summer. Trailer? It is just a storage unit, no one lives there and we are on 5 acres. The neighborhood is very safe and mixed like most of northern NM, trailers next to mansions. Also again it was winter. No one has ever complained about that. In fact they like it since it is the the real NM . Things not fixed? we never said we had a working steam shower. No one has smelled gas in the kitchen so I don't understand why they did. "sharp blade objects"? We put broken pottery as part of landscape, sharp ends in dirt and never glass. Its an artsy house. Most people love that. The outside hot tub is wonderful and we got it ready for them, All linens were washed just before they arrived and we had our cleaning lady come by the do what they wanted. This was not the right setting for them but they would have paid a lot more elsewhere.
What we did do was fix all lights, replace cracked tiles for cosmetic purposes, and many other repairs. Also we put wood in fireplace so they could have a fire right away, and come up and orient them to the house and we proved sleds and snowshoes for the family.. I also came up the next morning and this would have been a good time to find out what they wanted to change
I think if they hadn't broken the beautiful statue and been held responsible for it their slanted review wouldn't have been as harsh and picky. I'm sorry their vacation went badly, we always try and help. Sometimes things just don't go the way you want. Please read the other reviews.