The perfect springboard place for foliage, hiking, biking, day trips and more! Comfortable and spacious with full bed on a quiet residential street. Hardwood floor, fun décor; pretty view out the east window.
There is a small futon chair in the room suitable for a child age four to nine or so; twin floor mattress may also be available by reservation.
Check our weekly and monthly discounts, and our reviews-- lots of people return to stay with us-- and our other listings at this location too :)
This is our home... we love it and according to most we keep it reasonably tidy. At the same time, we lead rich lives and try not to stress if things get backed up now and then. Rest assured that our listing rooms and linens are always cleaned before the arrival of each new guest. Same goes for the guest bathroom upstairs-- however, it is a shared space and may at any time reflect some use! If we're around, please let us know if it needs attention; if not, there are cleaning supplies in the hall closet just outside the bathroom :) There are still a few places in our home awaiting renovation, mainly in the way of “finishing touches”. Each area has full functionality. PLEASE NOTE: If you book within 24 hours of arrival, we may not be able to clean your room until the late afternoon. You are still welcome to arrive as early as 1 p.m. and use the facilities.
Our property includes over an acre of outdoor space with beautiful views and plenty of sun, shade, lawn chairs, a tree swing and a fire pit to use at your leisure. We can help you set up a fire if we're available-- the more advance notice, the more likely we can!
Between May 1st and October 15th, we also include the use of our kayaks and canoe, paddles and lifejackets; these must be reserved at the time of booking if available. Local and regional river and lake access options are plentiful.
The kitchen is available for use anytime-- feel free to rummage through cabinets and drawers for cookware, dishes, utensils. You are very welcome to use our fridge, tiny French press, small drip coffeemaker and other appliances; we provide free coffee (in the freezer), plus sugar, creamer, tea and instant oatmeal (upstairs hall).
Please note that our kitchen is NOT the main focus of the listing, and it is likely to be in various states of "lived-in" at any given moment!
Laundry may also be available depending on timing; please check with us about it, and plan to leave a dollar in the hall basket for each load.
Children are always welcome. They must be supervised at all times; the house and grounds are not childproofed.
Pets are welcome, as long as they don't have any habits that might disturb other guests or damage our property. We ourselves have pet rats, who are completely contained in a cage in the Rat Room. Please keep pets and children out of that room; you are also welcome to close it off and latch it from the outside (top left of the door).
There is plenty of space within the home and outdoors to keep pets and/or guests separate as necessary. Let us know your needs and preferences at the time of booking and we can easily find ways to help ensure your comfort.
Общение с гостями
We may or may not be present during your stay. One of us will be available most of the time through this website, or we will arrange an alternate communication plan with you. We also have a few good friends who visit the house frequently; we'll put you in touch with one of them if it looks like we may be unavailable at any crucial times during your stay. If we are around, we'd love to get to know you! Always feel free to make yourself at home in the shared spaces of the house :) Please let us know if anything needs to be fixed, cleaned, tidied or otherwise cared for, and we will take care of it promptly if at all possible. Fair ratings from guests are important to us, and we prefer to learn about a problem sooner rather than later, in case there is any chance we might be able to take care of it. For long-term guests receiving our weekly or monthly discount: Unless we're expecting other guests to arrive, we clean the bathroom thoroughly every two weeks. Please feel free to use the supplies in the hall closet if you think it needs attention before that. You can also let us know if you'd like us to vacuum your room every two weeks, or if you prefer, you are welcome to use one of our vacuum cleaners at any time. We do reserve the right to enter the room at any time and check that our property is being well cared for. To respect your privacy, we will try to give you at least a day's notice if we intend to do this.
Другие важные подробности
This is a musicians' household, with rehearsals and house concerts from time to time. We'll let you know at the time of booking if there are any such events scheduled during quiet hours for the time of your stay. If there is no music previously scheduled and you prefer the home to stay quiet during your stay, please let us know. Most of our band rehearsals and all of our events are open for listeners-- feel free to join us if we're having one :)
*Please test all outside doors to make sure they are FULLY LATCHED when closing them, even if it seems loud-- we'd rather be woken up now by the brief noise than later by a door banging in the wind, or by a draft because all the heat is getting out!
*Please remove dirty, wet or snowy footwear and leave it just inside the front door.
*Please clean up after yourself and others in your party, and please take extra care to clean up food and/or drink spills upstairs.
*Please HANG ALL WET ITEMS on the hooks and bars provided in your room and the bathroom, and promptly wipe up any water from the wood floors and furniture.
*Please do not remove any of our personal items from the premises, i.e. drinking glasses, kitchen utensils, linens, etc.
*Please do not leave the premises if your vehicle is parked in the driveway behind another in case someone else needs to leave.
*In the interest of conservation, please SHUT DOWN OR UNPLUG ITEMS NOT IN USE including lights, fans, equipment chargers and our heating system.
*Please keep the heat thermostat upstairs between the "highest" and "lowest" settings we have marked.
*If you are not in the room to monitor the weather, please CLOSE ALL WINDOWS in the cold or if there is any possibility of a rainstorm.
*Please observe QUIET HOURS between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. unless otherwise arranged.
*Please refrain from smoking within 50 feet of the house.
*You must receive our permission in writing before using any open flame (such as a lit candle) inside the house.
*You must get our approval in advance if you would like to have any events or other guests here during your stay; you are fully responsible for the conduct and rules communication for each visitor you invite.
*Please keep any SHEDDING PETS off the furniture, including the beds; let us know before your arrival if you pet sheds so we can plan accordingly for cleaning up after your departure.
*PLEASE SUPERVISE CHILDREN AT ALL TIMES as the house and grounds are in no way childproofed. Do not allow children or pets to interact with our pet rats without our supervision. We feel very strongly about this; let us know if you have any questions.
We are musicians and educators who love to travel and make friends wherever we go. We're also very rooted in our regional community and relish any opportunity to share it's beauty and diversity with people from all walks of life.