A couple staying in a remote Airbnb country stumble upon a ‘creepy killing shed’ and animal carcasses: ‘Our daughter picked the ribs off a horse’
- Young family horrified by animal carcasses on Airbnb
- Found next to an ax a few meters from the house.
- Paying almost $1,600, the family received no refund
A young family cut short their rural Airbnb experience after finding a “killing shed” in the backyard, just a few feet from the property.
The family paid more than $500 a night for the property in Hunter Valley, New South Wales, and checked into the cottage on December 2.
Upon arrival, they were immediately greeted by a sharp ax and skeletons of horses and other animals just yards from the house.
The family vacated the property after just one night, criticizing the host for his apparent “lack of transparency” and saying the listing failed to mention numerous “quirks” at the property.
A young family (pictured) vacationing in the Hunter Valley for a friend’s wedding was horrified after finding animal carcasses and an ax in their $500+ Airbnb pet night.
The adobe house, situated on 100 hectares of private land, was described in the Airbnb listing as “quirky” and “one of a kind.”
However, father-husband Matthew said it could only be described as “just plain creepy”.
“We immediately stumbled upon a literal killing shed, complete with a sharp axe left out in the open,” Matthew said. Yahoo News.
“Our four-year-old daughter picked up the ribs from one of the dead horses when we turned our backs for a moment and we had to rush her inside.”
With no blinds or curtains on any of the windows, the family felt they also had no privacy.
The carcasses resembled the remains of horses (pictured) and were left just yards from where the family was told to park their car, their four-year-old son picking up one of the bones.
The listing also stated that the property does not have Wi-Fi or TV reception, but did not mention the lack of phone coverage at the property.
“We’re on different networks, my wife and I, and we had literally zero signal within a 10-minute drive from home,” Matthew said.
“We have a four-year-old in a place where we were so isolated and had no way of contacting anyone.”
The family spent nearly $1,600 on their stay and was not issued a refund by the hosts or Airbnb.
“We contacted the host to tell them we had checked out early the next morning, but they refused to offer any support,” Matthew said.
There are no descriptions, photos, or even reviews mentioning animal remains or a “killing shed” in the property’s listing on Airbnb.
The family left after one night citing a lack of transparency from the hosts, as the listing doesn’t mention any of the property’s faults, such as dead bodies or lack of mobile reception.
‘The pictures [in the listing] They were precise in what they wanted to highlight. But what they didn’t take photos of is why people wouldn’t choose the property,” Matthew said.
The family found a different place to stay the same day they left the Airbnb and were able to attend their friend’s wedding.
In a statement, Airbnb’s country manager for Australia and New Zealand, Susan Wheeldon, said the housing-sharing company was investigating.
“All hosts of places to stay, in addition to conducting themselves in accordance with our Community Standards, must ensure that they adhere to our Host Reliability Standards, which include commitments on listing accuracy and communication, among others,” he said.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Airbnb and the property manager for comment.