Kenneth, I understand your concerns since you originally wanted to stay in the entire place apt. and not in the private room inside the main house. I tried to accommodate your friends for your event so you guys could stay together. The reason for the pet gate is to keep my dog from bothering people and from running away from the main door. People are free to use the common spaces such as living room, dinning room, kitchen or laundry. Some people like their privacy and prefer entire place type. Also, I have a small fridge, microwave and Keurig for guest convenience and so far everyone loves it, but you. I've stayed in many private rooms through AirBNB and the size rooms are average to mine. I don't share your comment, but we all have have our opinions.