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We spotted creepy spy camera in our Airbnb after having sex on the sofa

A BRIT couple have described their horror after spotting a spy camera in their Airbnb homejust after romping on the sofa.

Mike and Michaela Kennedy from كارديف, ويلز, said the experience at the £130-a-night home ruined their يوم الاجازة.

Mike and Michaela Kennedy had their holiday ruined after making a traumatising find

Mike and Michaela Kennedy had their holiday ruined after making a traumatising findالإئتمان: Mike Kennedy
They discovered a hidden camera on the wall of the property

They discovered a hidden camera on the wall of the propertyالإئتمان: Mike Kennedy
The home looked beautiful online, but the reality was very different

The home looked beautiful online, but the reality was very differentالإئتمان: Mike Kennedy

الثنائي, who run and manage campervan rental company Sunshine Campers, were driving across northern إسبانيا when they decided to book the small villa in Zaralejo, حول 25 miles northwest of مدريد.

Pictures on the popular short-term holiday rentals website Airbnb showed a clean and pretty home surrounded by beautiful gardens, conveniently located as a base during their visit to the Spanish capital.

But when they arrived, they discovered the property was a far cry from what they were expecting.

The house was dirty and rundown, the garden was overgrown and neglected, and the couple were forced to spend the first hour of their stay cleaning up dead flies.

But what horrified the Kennedys most was what they discovered hidden on the wall, after they’d enjoyed an impromptu الجنس session on the sofa bed in the living room.

Mounted near the top of the wall, disguised to look like a motion sensor or air freshener, was a small white camera.

As Mike, 55, أخبر The Sun Online, they had already had a horrible experience at the property, and finding the hidden camera wasthe icing on the cake”.

هو قال: “When we got there the place was rough, but we didn’t have anywhere to go.

It was a s***hole, miles from how it was described in the photos, and at £130 a night it wasn’t exactly cheap.

As well as dealing with the dead flies and “أكوام من القمامة” in the property, the Kennedys also had a miserable night’s sleep after anindustrial pumpin the bathroom started up at 11pm and continued through the night.

When we were packing up the next morning, I noticed the camera on the living room wall, pointing straight through the living area.

It was small enough that you’d think it was a movement sensor, it looked like a phone camera.

The invasion of privacy was all the starker after he realised thatwhere we had sex was straight in view of the camera”.

Where we had sex was straight in view of the camera

Mike KennedyBrit holidaymaker

Although they had booked the property for three nights, they left the first morning after discovering the camera.

Mike complained to the owner, لويس, the following morning, and said they were leaving early.

But rather than apologise, he told Mike that he should expect flies and ants because the house wasin the countryside”.

Mike went on: “We contacted him the morning we were leaving. He said the place is in the countryside and you should expect flies. We’ve heard nothing from him since.

He said that he didn’t bring up the camera with Luis, because he didn’t want to let on that he had seen it.

But he included it in his complaint to Airbnb.

Describing the customer service he received as “مروع”, he said that at first, he was told by a call service worker that Airbnb hosts are allowed to have cameras forsecurity reasons”.

They subsequently offered him a 50 per cent refund, and closed the case, until he persisted with them.

He has since been given a full refund, while the company has also offered to reimburse any of the Kennedysadditional expenses.

The gardens were overgrown and neglected

The gardens were overgrown and neglectedالإئتمان: Mike Kennedy
داخل, the house was dirty

داخل, the house was dirtyالإئتمان: Mike Kennedy
The camera is well hidden near the top of the living room wall

The camera is well hidden near the top of the living room wallالإئتمان: Mike Kennedy
Airbnb has since taken down the advert

Airbnb has since taken down the advertالإئتمان: Mike Kennedy
They were kept awake all night and complained to the property owner

They were kept awake all night and complained to the property ownerالإئتمان: Mike Kennedy
The owner told them to expect bugs because it's 'in the countryside'

The owner told them to expect bugs because it’s ‘in the countrysideالإئتمان: Mike Kennedy

It ruined my holiday,” هو قال. “It’s been a traumatic experience.

I told them that this property shouldn’t be listed, it’s so run-down. It needs a complete refurbishment, it looks disgusting.

It didn’t even have a kettle or toaster, meaning they couple were forced to return to their campervan for breakfast.

What made the experience all the more shocking was that previous Airbnb properties he had stayed in had all been top-notch.

I’ve stayed in Airbnbs all around the world and this is the first bad experience I’ve ever had. The only reason we even stayed one night was that we’d been driving all day in the campervan and were exhausted.

Otherwise we’d have turned around and left there and then.

Mike and Michaela, 57, later drove to a hotel which they described aspristine”, in a better location and, at only 128 euros (£110) a night, was cheaper than the Airbnb.

An Airbnb spokesperson told The Sun Online: “We have suspended this Host while we investigate and are providing the guest with our full support. We enforce strict rules on recording devices and take action on rare issues brought to our attention.

The company says that while monitoring devices are allowed in common spaces such as in this case, hosts must fully disclose any security camera or other surveillance equipment at the property in their listing.

Devices are not allowed to be concealed and are also prohibited in private spaces such as bathrooms, غرف نوم, or other sleeping areas.

The company has also launched a law enforcement portal و 24-hour Safety Line for guests and hosts for any crises that arise during a stay.

More than one billion check-ins have been made on Airbnb to date, and less than 0.1 per cent of reservations result in a safety report.