Airbnb horror: Horse and animal skeletons found by a young family on the Hunter Valley property

Couple fleeing Airbnb for $500 a night after encountering a ‘creepy murder barn’ and animal skeleton yards from the house – and owners REFUSE to pay them back

  • Young family shocked by animal skeletons on Airbnb
  • Found next to the ax just meters from the house
  • The family paid nearly $1,600 and received no refund

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A young family has cut short their countryside Airbnb experience after finding a “murder shed” in the backyard just meters away from the property.

The family paid more than $500 a night for the Hunter Valley property in NSW and checked into the mansion on Dec. 2.

Upon arrival, they were immediately greeted by a sharpened ax and skeletons of horses and other animals just meters from the house.

The family vacated the property after just one night, berating the host for their apparent ‘lack of transparency’ and saying the ad failed to mention numerous ‘oddities’ in the property.

A young family (pictured) vacationing in the Hunter Valley for a friend's wedding is horrified after finding animal skeletons and an ax on their over $500 pet night Airbnb

A young family (pictured) vacationing in the Hunter Valley for a friend’s wedding is horrified after finding animal skeletons and an ax on their over $500 pet night Airbnb

The mud house, set on 100 acres of private land, was described in the Airbnb ad as “quirky” and “unique.”

However, father and husband Matthew said it could only be described as “just creepy.”

“We immediately stumbled upon a literal murder shed, complete with a sharp ax in the open,” Matthew recalled Yahoo News.

“Our four-year-old daughter picked up the ribs off one of the dead horses when we turned our backs and we had to get her in quickly.”

With no blinds or curtains on the windows, the family felt they had no privacy either.

The skeletons resembled those of horse remains (pictured) and were left just meters from where the family had to park their car, while their four-year-old picked up one of the bones

The skeletons resembled those of horse remains (pictured) and were left just meters from where the family had to park their car, while their four-year-old picked up one of the bones

The skeletons resembled those of horse remains (pictured) and were left just meters from where the family had to park their car, while their four-year-old picked up one of the bones

The ad also stated that the property has no Wi-Fi or TV reception, but made no mention of the lack of phone reception at the property.

“We’re on different networks, my wife and I, and we literally had no signal within a 10-minute drive of the house,” said Matthew.

“We have a four-year-old in a place where we were so isolated and couldn’t interact with anyone.”

The family spent nearly $1,600 on their stay and received no refund from the hosts or Airbnb.

“We contacted the host to tell them we were the first to leave the next morning, but they refused to offer any kind of support,” said Matthew.

There are no descriptions, photos, or even reviews that mention animal remains or a “murder barn” on the listing of the property on Airbnb.

The family left after one night, citing a lack of transparency from the hosts as the listing makes no mention of the property's drawbacks, such as skeletons or no cell reception

The family left after one night, citing a lack of transparency from the hosts as the listing makes no mention of the property's drawbacks, such as skeletons or no cell reception

The family left after one night, citing a lack of transparency from the hosts as the listing makes no mention of the property’s drawbacks, such as skeletons or no cell reception

‘The pictures [in the listing] were precise in what they wanted to emphasize. But what they didn’t take pictures of is why people wouldn’t choose the property,” said Matthew.

The family found another place to stay the same day they left the Airbnb and were able to attend their friend’s wedding.

In a statement, Susan Wheeldon, Airbnb’s Country Manager for Australia and New Zealand, said the homeshare company was investigating.

“All hosts of places to stay must not only behave in accordance with our Community Standards, but also ensure they meet our Host Reliability Standards, which include commitments to the accuracy of advertising and communications,” she said.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Airbnb and the property manager for comment.

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