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The Unintended Stars of Craigslist Rental Photos

Due to the amateur hour nature of many Craigslist housing posts, there are often unidentified, random people in the listing photos. We often wonder whether they come with the place (a highly improbable, yet oddly possible scenario), spitefully refused to move out of the photographers way or are intentionally there as a staging prop. Here are five of the unintended stars of Craigslist rental photos:

The above Brewster listing, "a little piece of paradise on Cape Cod," is for a year-round rental with four bedrooms, three and a half baths, a two-car garage, two fireplaces, access to two ponds, and one front yard guardian under a tree. Actually, we have no idea whether the woman doing the chicken wing pose and looking ready to yell "You kids get off my lawn!" comes with the $4,500 per month rental or if she's just in charge of interviewing potential renters.

Provincetown knows how to party so the owners offering this cottage as a New Years rental want to be clear - the unit is "steps away from the Boatslip and town, but located all the way in back on the property so it is very private and quiet." Don't mind the random woman walking down the path, she's both private and quiet.

A picture perfect junk mail and fruit composition ruined by a doorway lurker.

As the man sat watching four screens, he had no idea his home was being offered up to complete strangers.

For this Sandwich abode, "Renter is responsible for basic yard maintenance, including mowing and snow removal." No, the kid won't be there to help shovel.
· Renters Week 2013 [Curbed Cape Cod]