Do you have to pay if you visit a friend’s vacation rental?


ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) – Wednesday’s 98.3 TRY social dilemma came from Evvy. It’s about visiting a friend on vacation.

Hi Jaime. I have a real dilemma for you. A few weeks ago a friend of mine went on vacation with her husband and two older children. They rented a nice house on the beach. Anyway, at one point she invited over for a few days to visit him while they were there. At first I wasn’t going to go but with the summer we had, I thought being by the ocean would be good! Anyway, they stayed there for two weeks. I went to visit for three days. When I was leaving they told me I owed them $ 330 for the three nights I spent. I was shocked. They had never talked about money before, and they were going to be there anyway. I never would have gone if I had known I would have to pay them. I told them I would take care of them when we got home, and she said okay, and I left. As soon as they returned from vacation, I received a note from them asking for the money. It was written in a very nice way, but I was still shocked, so I left a check in their mailbox and haven’t spoken to them since. Do you think this is normal? If you invited someone to visit you on vacation, would you expect them to pay? I’ve never heard of it, so I thought I had your opinion. Thank you very much Jaime

~ Evvy

Well, as someone who visited me on vacation and as someone who visited others on vacation, I have NEVER asked anyone to pay and none of my friends have me. NEVER asked to pay. I can’t believe this. Am I alone in this case? I mean, if they’d told Evvy beforehand, she wouldn’t have left. I think it’s a little crazy.

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