The Swellesley Report reports residents of a street just off Rte. 9 flooded police and selectmen with complaints about a house rented on Airbnb for a party that left the neighborhood streets covered in vomit and red Solo cups. And the noise, noise, noise.
Himmelberger said neighbors have apparently been advised by the house’s owner that it was purchased with the intent to rent it out on Airbnb. “I don’t think that comports with our residential neighborhoods,” said Himmelberger, who urged the board to consider assembling some sort of committee with the Planning Board to address this situation and possible future issues in other neighborhoods across town.
Of course, there are two sides to every story. The house's owner, who, in fact, lives in California (who thoughtfully advises prosepective guests "please do not walk naked in front of open windows facing my neighbors because they all have young children") writes in a review of the woman who rented the house:
She did an amazing job of cleaning up my house after what neighbors tell me was a party of several hundred people with the only trace being 4 or 5 party cups under or behind furniture, my daughter's high chair in the garden, two empty bottles of hard liquor behind where it would not be easy to see at a casual glance, and vomit in my laundry basket and corner of the basement. I had a hard time believing my neighbors story because there were very few cracked windows and it was obvious someone fell into the wall of the basement stairs because it is loose and the bottom stair is more cracked open. The only smell was very slight of beer in a sink that became slow to drain. My neighbors claims that they were smoking weed inside but each room smelt as fresh as a summer breeze even though they turned off all my air purifiers and fans however I found a pack of papers used to roll up joints behind an appliance in the basement. My neighbors said all the party goers were courteous and respected the police who came twice to break up the party which last only until 2 AM, a perfectly respectful hour for some neighborhood but my neighbor let me know that it was too late for a neighborhood full of families with young children. The amount of garbage wrapped up very nicely in big black garbage bags and left in a spot that would be easy to spot is not consistent with the what may be a tall tale of my neighbor of hundreds of people.
H/t Suzanne B. for finding the owner info.