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My home is close to hiking/biking trails, CSU campus (2 miles) and Old Town (3 miles) on the west side of Fort Collins. **** Couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, groups ( up to six people- there's only one bathroom) and families are welcome. [Note: it is not child-proofed. That's on you.] **** It is not a "pet-free." My two friendly cats live upstairs with me and only come downstairs when invited.
- No shoes are appreciated, but not mandatory. As you enter from the garage, you can take off shoes in the laundry room and hang up coats before heading downstairs if you like.
- You will have the basement to yourselves most of the time. If I need to go downstairs for anything, I'll knock on the wall and call out before coming down to avoid awkward surprises.
- I tend to stay up late most evenings, so noise is not usually a problem. If there are issues, we will talk about it and come to a reasonable agreement.
- I have two very friendly indoor cats, Kuro (small, black, 14yrs) and Momo (small orange tabby, 11 Mo.). I don't let them roam downstairs when I'm not around. I also do not let them outside because there are predators nearby (coyotes, foxes, etc.). Please, if they do happen to sneak downstairs, do not let them outside. You are welcome to herd them back upstairs or let them hang with you if you enjoy their company.
- Parking is allowed on my driveway, in the cutouts along the curbs, and on Elizabeth Street. Things can get a bit crowded in the subdivision because it is under construction and a designated "high density" development.
- NO LAUNDRY between 10 PM and 8 AM!! The washer's high-speed spin cycle is very noisy (sounds like an airplane or something taking off) . Plan ahead and start your last washing load by 8pm to get it dry around 10 PM. Thank you!
I'm semi-retired after a long career in the high-tech industry. I love to cook, go to various meet-ups around town, listen to live music, read, travel, etc., etc.
I'm a relaxed host and don't have a lot of nit-picky rules for you to abide by. I try to think ahead about what you might need so that you can spend your time enjoying the space. I'm happy to either leave you undisturbed or join in on activities from time to time. Of course, I'm learning as I go and your suggestions are welcome.
Most of my travel has been either paid for by work (which took me all over the world) or road trips. I tend to be relaxed and not overly planned when I go somewhere new. I'll be taking my first trip to Italy with a tour group (also a first) in June 2017 and I'm trying to learn a tourist level vocabulary - it's always fun to be able to say a few words in the local language.
Speaking of languages, I have a very limited German (Deutsche) vocabulary, so I won't mark that down as a "language" skill. "Willkommen mien Freund!"