We love to travel, especially to historic places. Living in Vancouver, we also love the outdoors and sharing our beautiful city with guests. We're non-smokers, and we enjoy hiking, biking, golfing & snowshoeing 20 minutes from where we live.
We are surprised, and taken aback with Laura's comments. Firstly, she gave no indication that she was concerned about safety or the furnace during her stay, and only made a comment on check-out morning (it's pretty hard to respond to a concern if you are not notified until after the stay). When questioned, I informed her that we do indeed have our furnace serviced every year (by a licensed gas fitter). We could even have showed her the documentation if she doubted us. Secondly, the external entry door lock is to the local building code. In addition, the bedroom door also has a lock which the guest can use if they so wish. The area of Vancouver we live in is very safe community, and no, there are not "gangs of thieves" roaming the area as she suggests.
As for the food, we provide fresh fruit and other breakfast items as a courtesy and at no extra charge to the guest.