Atlanta Airbnb host says her home was vandalized by guests

By Elwyn Lopez and Adrianne Haney

ATLANTA — A local Airbnb host said she is dealing with a nightmare situation after she said guests who booked her home left it vandalized.

Spirulina Sims said she is listed as a Superhost on Airbnb, which designates her as an experienced host “who provides a shining example for other hosts, and extraordinary experiences for their guests,” according to the home sharing site

But she said her guests took advantage of her well-kept property off Delmar Lane in northwest Atlanta. 11Alive spoke to the homeowner’s sister, who did not want to give her name out of concerns over retaliation.

“They left the home looking as if something really bad came through here like a tornado,” she said.

The homeowner’s sister said she went to the home to tidy up the space June 29 after the guests left, but was shocked by what she saw. 

“Right away I could see that something bad had happened,” she said.

She said she found trash and wet linens left behind. Tools in the yard. And that’s not all. The woman said when she took a look at the Ring surveillance videos, she was shocked. 

In the videos shared to 11Alive, women and men are seen fighting, throwing wild parties, heard talking of a gun inside the home, and dozens unexpected guests coming in and out of the home. 

Read the full 11 ALIVE article here.

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