Lights off for neighbors

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If you own an AirBnB, VRBO, HomeAway, guest house, vacation rental or B&B in Fredericksburg and have patio lights that you leave on, could you please consider your neighbors?

In my block, the guesthouse on the block behind us has patio lights that get turned on when the guests are to arrive. Apparently, some guests like lights shining into the bedroom windows. And they like them shining into mine.

Last year, during the holidays, the lights were left on for 10 days.

If you — AirBnB, VRBO, HomeAway, guest house, vacation rental or B&B owner — demand that patio lights be on when your guests arrive, could you build a bigger fence? Because your lights don’t stop at your property line.

I could turn on the floodlight on the back of my storage building that would flood your backyard. And I don’t have to turn it off — like your guests don’t have to.

Do you really want me to become a jerk? Because I will. I don’t mind. Just like you, I don’t mind how you affect me. You can’t leave a review for me. But your guests can leave a review that there is a jerk that lives behind your guesthouse.