This was the worst stay of my life. In November 2012 I had booked several nights here. After four days I finally realized what the strange rash was that I kept getting, my first encounter with bed bugs. They were everywhere in the mattress.
What was even worse was the landlord's reaction. He accused me of having brought them, told me he would not reimburse me for what I had paid up front, and so on. He didn't sound surprised, so I assume he has had this problem several times. He also would only do something the next day, since he didn't want to drive in all the way.
So I was forced to move out. I later received a partial refund, the landlord talking about me having damaged the TV, which I didn't even turn on once. I contact the Ontario Landlord and Tenant board, but it did not fall in their responsibility because of the short term rental nature.
I had to clean my laundry several times, keep everything quarantined in plastic bags. I did manage to not spread the pest, this is the only thing good about the whole stay.
I can safely say this was, by far, the most unpleasant experience I have ever had.
(In case you do not care about bed bugs, here is something that did not bother me but might bother others, in particular women: the house is in a very sketchy area, with a homeless shelter right across the street.)
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