About this listing
Incredible historic neighborhood right off of WEST END. Very zen environs and set dressings make this an interesting peaceful place to stay with quiet spacious haunts throughout the home.
Large 30's house off of historic west end. 5 minutes from downtown. Easier to get to than most hotels. Bus is right outside the door. Community minded people who enjoy travelers. Main living space is common. Large grand piano and wonderfully cozy vibey kitchen. House is right next to the Greenway and beautiful sidewalks in the historic home district. there is nothing posh here so if you're looking for that please book elsewhere. the charm and warmth of this is that it is not without its eccentricities and fun foibles. We like it that way. come if you like vibe and are kind. If you're not kind (and unfortunately I'm finding this is more and more common), I will kindly ask you to find another place to be.
Cold storage, bedroom, bath and common areas. Wifi. Kitchen is vegan only.
Interaction with guests
I play by ear. If guests would like to hang out, then if my schedule is free, I enjoy hosting and showing folks around.
Other things to note
I love to make breakfast. If I'm here and you're interested, I'll be happy to visit with you over breakfast.
PLEASE READ GENTLY AND FOLLOW DILIGENTLY:
House rules are meant to protect the environment of the people staying here including you. Please respect and adhere closely.
DO NOT TOUCH THE THERMOSTAT - you will lose your security deposit.
When you arrive.. the Front Door is for you. The back door is for me. DO NOT come to the back door or pull your car into my back driveway. Its bad manners and its intrusive and not cool. I don't know you yet.
Spread out in your room, not in my house. You are renting a bed not a time share. Don't come into the kitchen and start moving things around. Won't fly.
Doors are not for slamming. Gently open and close.
Do not disturb other guests.
Clean up after yourself.
Keep room tidy.
Keep dirty luggage OFF clean bed. GRACIOUS its ridiculous that I have to even say this at all. SORRY.
Loud phone conversations that disturb guests are not allowed. It's rude. GOSH and here we go again.
No haters, no complainers. Grateful, kind people need only apply. If I hear from other guests or my assistant that there was problem with you, you will lose your deposit and likely will be asked to leave. If you are kind and your mother is not, LEAVE HER AT HOME!
If you book other guests besides yourself and they don't adhere to the guidebook, you and all in your party will be asked to leave.
10PM to 10AM are the Quiet hours. If you come in late, come in quietly. You'll want to say hello to the dogs when you come in. Not kidding.
No guests in my home other than those in your party. No overnight guests who have not booked or been pre-approved. This is not a party house, it's a place of rest and warmth and love and kindness with intentional efforts made at keeping the energy peaceful. Please respect this and come be a part of it.
If you stay the night out elsewhere, please communicate with me. Coming in at 4am is NOT acceptable behavior.
My refund policy is strict so that does mean I will not refund you if you come to my house and make a fool of yourself and are asked to leave.
Last minute bookings must sign an electronic waver stating they will not give negative review based on readiness of the environment. In other words, don't come last minute expecting 5 STAR environs. There may be dishes to be washed and the housekeeper might not have come to clean the basin. We are accommodating you. Respect that and be gracious.
i don't guarantee satisfaction. I do guarantee warmth and love and acceptance. if you're rude, we can visit about it and perhaps i can help. if you persist, i will THROW you out. read my page and my reviews and see that i am kind. but if you insult me or my people or my house or my dogs, know that i am fiercely loyal. still, please forgive it. i ONLY add this house rule from some rare but unfortunate experiences.
i no longer accept "all-comers." i do however do my best to get a vibe on people and see if they are a fit for this house:
I WILL NO LONGER ACCEPT RESERVATIONS FROM PEOPLE WITHOUT REVIEWS, BACKGROUNDS, SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES, AND OR SOME WAY TO KNOW WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU STAND FOR. I DO ACCEPT KIND EMAILS IN EARNEST, EXPLAINING WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU'RE ABOUT, THAT IS, IF YOU LACK REVIEWS.
ENTITLED PEOPLE, AND SNOBS ARE NOT ALLOWED.
this is not a hotel. clean up after yourself. If you don't clean up after yourself, I will. It's disrespectful to trash what I've worked hard to provide.
And as for the innocent, thank you for hearing me knowing full well that you know all about the very common sense stuff above because you are already excellent people.
oh and please USE DESIGNATED COASTERS. YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR WATER DAMAGE TO FURNITURE.
AND with that, AGAIN my apologies to the innocent, we really do
look forward to you being here! :)
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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