This is the couch in the sunroom with 2 and 1/2 shared bathrooms and shared common space. Refer to "Description" for specifics.
THIS LISTING IS A COUCH IN THE SUNROOM.
I welcome guests that come for short or long stays. There are 4 bikes that I rent out for $15/-25 day, $100/-175/wk. Cash up front. The home lies on a very nice alley on the north perimeter of the Mapleton Hill Historic District 3 blocks from Mapleton, a quiet yet close-in location. It is also 3 blocks from a trailhead on the mountain backdrop and 7 blocks to Pearl Street pedestrian mall. Shopping with a grocery, coffee house and small scale retail is 5 blocks.
Rm. 1 is a regular separate room. You walk through the edge of Rm. 3 to access Rm. 2. There is a privacy curtain along the path to the door to Rm. 2. This has worked quite well for folks. There is a living room and full bath in the north side of the house where the available rooms are situated and a door between the north and the south side of the house which can provide privacy if needed. The south side of the house has a half bath/laundry, the kitchen/dining area and a sunroom leading to stairway access to my room, which has a 2nd full bath that can be used by anyone at any time. There is a patio, yard and detached garage with a studio on top that is in the process of being finished.
I intentionally live with space for others to share because I enjoy it, not just for income. Some of my interests-- Muncipalization of Boulder's electric supply with the increase in use of frack-free gas bridging to (website hidden)-free agriculture. Thoughtful land use. Ethics. Architecture. World Affairs Conference. Historic Boulder. Chautauqua Music Festival. I do a lot of mostly functional bicycling (the exception of which is the Thursday Cruiser's Ride) or skiing on snow days, which is very convenient at this location. My profession is medical ultrasound imaging. Neighborhood annual EcoPass that is highly discounted is available and bus service is close and frequent.
There are many contraptions for creating edibles, a juicer, Cuisinart, espresso machine, pasta-maker, ice cream-maker, bread-maker, and the requisite microwave, toaster oven, 4-toast toaster and gas range. WIth notice I can even make extra ice cubes should you happen to be traveling with a cooler! Breakfast is provided for those with stays less than 6 days. I am very happy to share acquiring and managing food as it works out.
No drunks, chemical dependencies or smoking.
Leave the space as you found it.
Lynn is an amazing person. She is very kind, helpful, openminded and she cares a lot for the wellbeing of her guests.
I would totally repeat staying at her place!
Lynn was a friendly, laid-back host. Very accommodating. Couch/Futon was firm (the way I like it). There are others to choose from if you prefer softer. Other tenants were quiet and considerate. Overall would recommend her for someone looking for inexpensive base from which to explore Boulder.
Lynn was very nice and accomodating. She made me feel welcome and had no problem with whatever my schedule.
Though I was not there for that much time . the time that I was there was nice Lynn was a great host and smart too. I enjoyed talking with her and meeting her son and his girlfriend. The coffee and breakfast was just what the doctor ordered . I would and might stay there again .
Lynn made me feel so welcome! She was kind, considerate, and caring. She offered me tea and food the second I was settled in, but unfortunately I had just eaten. Lynn has led a good life and has so many fascinating things to discuss with her guests. I was able to take advantage of the breakfast she provided in the morning before I went skiing, and her homemade bread filled me up until dinner! Thank you!
Lynn is a very welcoming host. She cares about her guests and spends time getting to know us as best she can while we are there. I definitely feel I got more than a room out of the whole deal. The place is kept very clean and quite. I would definitely stay with Lynn again when in Boulder.
First, let me be very clear, Lynn is a very good hostess and the problem I had was not with her but with one of her other guests. I make it very clear in my profile and in my initial contact with the host that I am an Executive Chef and I often have to get up between 1-3 am to shower and be at one of the restaurants by 4 am. For me to get up at 3 am, that means, logically, I had to go to bed by 6-7 pm.
When I arrived at Lynn's place after flying in to Colorado and then working 8 hours, I was exhausted and needed to sleep. The sunroom is NOT a room just space attached to the dining room and kitchen. It was 7 pm at night and I needed to sleep immediately as I needed to get up at 1 am to go back to work. The other guests were at the dining room table and seemed to be upset that I needed the lights turned out and to sleep.
Then, at 1 am, I got up and turned the dining room lights on and found my way through the living room where two other people were sleeping to get to the shower. Whilst I was showering, one of the guests shut the door between the living room and the dining room. As a result, I couldn't find my way back into the dining room (no light to guide me) and I cracked my shin on furniture, tripped and feel, and then ran into the door face first. NOT A GOOD START TO MY WORK DAY. The guests then came out to the dining room while I was getting ready to confront me for making noise!!!!????!!!! It was awkward and VERY uncomfortable and NOT a good situation. She wouldn't let me leave by the front door (to go start my car and get it warmed up) and made me leave out the back and walk around the side of the house in the dark at 2 in the morning. So, I packed my things and left. I worked all day and then tried to call Lynn to see if that guest was still there. Unable to get Lynn on the phone, I didn't go back and got a room for the night in other accomodations.
So, ONLY stay here if you have "regular" business hours. Just because Lynn has accepted you doesn't mean the other guests will.
Okay, I was one of the guests present at the time Susen was staying that night. When she arrived, I was in the dining room on my laptop finishing my essay. At about 7:50 PM, she said she needed to get to sleep in an hour while asking me and the other guests if we were going to be here all night. I said, well, I'm going to be typing but we can move to the other room. I also offered for her to have the living room couch I was originally going to stay on, so it could feel roomier, as opposed to the couch connected to the dining room. She declined, which was fine. So, for the next hour she socialized with us all in the living room before she went to sleep. (I was on my laptop mostly, making occasional eye contact while she was describing her life and profession). Susen went to sleep while the rest of us made quiet conversation until we all went to sleep a couple hours later. In the middle of the night, Susen's phone alarm went off while she was in the shower--waking me and the other guest up in the living room. I calmly got up and tapped her phone to turn off the alarm.The other guest thanked me as I went back to bed. After Susen was done with her shower, she went back and forth in between bathrooms. The one closest to the couch she slept on had a complete sink and toilet, so we didn't necessarily see the point of her using the bathroom next to the living room (the only difference between the two bathrooms is a shower). The other guest staying in the living room got up to tell Susen that she could use the bathroom in the dining room--implying that she no longer needed to use the bathroom nearest to where we were sleeping because she already took her shower. I heard nothing that sounded like it could have been cracked shins, tripping falling and running into the door face first. It was not both guests that confronted her, just the other guest. Somehow, in the midst of all this she became offended because of her broken expectations of space use and her sleeping arrangements.
So this is Lynn and my comments: I noticed in the message thread preceding Susen's stay that I offered for her to call 24/7 if she needed anything at all. I did not hear from her when this incident arose. In the message thread preceding her stay I addressed her concern for getting up at early hours and not wishing to disturb anyone. I did this by reminding her that she could use the shower in the bathroom upstairs where my room is. This is written in the descriptions of all my listings, but I wanted to emphasize it in case she hadn't noticed. Also the door between the kitchen and the dining room does have a sign that says "keep closed in the morning". This is for quiet or to block light. If one is navigating common areas in the house at dark hours when others are sleeping, it seems logical to use a personal light such as a phone, and certainly it is considerate to turn off the alarm on such phone when you arise before the alarm goes off and you know it is still going to deploy. It was loud enough to wake up both people two rooms away and one of them had to go that distance to turn it off while she was showering. So far as her departure walking the perimeter of the house at night, that might not have been necessary if she had used the upstairs bathroom as had been offered and just walked through the living room twice to more directly access her car. Once again, navigation in the dark can be aided by utilizing outdoor lights or a personal light such as a phone one. Incidentally when she asked to use the space in the driveway to park her car to be extra close to the house, I said fine. I indicated in the message thread that the other guest who had the problem with her alarm clock was gone the next day. She had cancelled early, probably because of this. So far as her suggestions for improving the experience, it was made very clear to all the guests that she had different working hours. I would have said it myself but I didn't need to, as she had let all the guests know that. The sunroom adjacent to the dining room is 9 X 14 -1/2 feet and has two waist length walls separating it from the dining room. I want to emphasize that I as well as the other guests were absolutely not upset about her needing the lights out for her to sleep-- on the contrary, every effort was made to accommodate her!
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