Hey Guys! I'm glad you had a good time in the place. And it is true north shore is very spread out so I always recommend my guests rent a car to get around! The unit is a "mother in law unit" so is technically connected to the house yes but it is on its own floor from the main house and separated with an unused locked door off an unused staircase, and has its own entrance separate from the main house. I try to be pretty specific about this on the listing and not sure if you checked out other listings in the area, but it is actually very cheap comparatively with other similar units! If you ever have a problem with noise, its definitely a good idea to let the host know right away as then they are able to do something about it when you are actually on your vacation... Thanks and looking forward to seeing you on north shore again!!