Lauren and Steven,
Thanks for your interest in Casa81. It would be a pleasure to host you.
A little about myself. I'm a Californian, raised in Panama and recently re-located to NYC. Well, more specifically, to Dumbo. I'm a consultant in the city and have now been here about 4 years. Although my girlfriend is a huge fan of Park Slope and we may move there in the near future. I bought a family home in Panama about 5 years ago and recently decided to turn it into a B&B. My Mom is the on-site manager and she has a 2-person staff who maintain the house and grounds. So far it's been a great experience and I've had some outstanding guests.
Let me know if there's anything you'd need in advance of your arrival and we'll be sure to provide.