Air BnB has apologised to a family who discovered they were being secretly filmed by a hidden camera at their accomodation in Cork.
Nealie and Andrew Barker from New Zealand - who were travelling Europe with their three kids - found the device in a smoke alarm in the property last month.
The father saw something called "IP Camera" linked to the house wi-fi - when he connected to it, a live feed of his family in the oher room popped up.
Air BnB's given them a refund and removed the home from its site.
Nealie said in a Facebook post: “We are avid Airbnb users. We love the platform."
"We just found a camera hidden in a smoke alarm case in the private living room of a listing. We were travelling with children."
"The host admitted to the concealed camera over the phone, only after presented with our irrefutable proof."