The master bedroom in my mid-century home has a private bathroom. My home seems to accommodate whatever guests are doing: traveling, recreating, working, or something in between. It just works!
The public Library is literally next door. Across the street is a cocktail lounge and pizza joint. Biking, hiking & walking opportunities abound. I like to think that staying with me is like staying with a laid back relative. I want you to feel at ease and be comfortable while being respectful
My master bedroom is large and the plush queen bed leaves room for an air mattress for extra guests. It features an en suite bathroom with shower pressure like you've probably never experienced unless you're a firefighter. Don't let the eerie blue light from under my Japanese style super toilet seat freak you out, it's very handy at night, you'll find. The tush warmer is just decadent (and always sterilized). If you snoop in the medicine cabinet, don't move anything please. In the bedroom, there's wall to wall carpeting, and double opening casement windows facing North and East. There's another North facing window in the bathroom. It has a view of the estate's North Lawn that you have to be 'seated' to experience it properly. Bring a book or your phone, you'll want to stay there and soak up the relaxing view, and if you're lucky, the smell of cut grass! There are two good sized closets for hanging up lots of stuff. I keep one empty and the other one has some of my stuff in there. The same is true for the low boy dresser and night stand. There are some empty drawers for you to use. There is to be no swinging from the chandelier unless pre-approved.
In addition to the private bedroom, you will share most of my home with me.
You may choose to sit on the balcony and watch a sunset, the people coming and going to the library, or a hawk circling above. The kitchen and laundry room are at your disposal, and you're welcome to use the TV.
There is always the possibility of firing up the Weber grill, or the fire pit on the patio in my parklike backyard. I usually have a tiki torch around to class up the ambiance and shoo away the mosquitoes. In the colder months a roaring fire in a real fireplace is always just the turn of a valve away. The hallway bathroom has a tub with a shower nozzle, lots counter space, and plenty of room.
With all the windows open, meals on the 3 season porch often have the feel of a picnic. The main room, with it's panoramic glass to the South and West is a blank slate. It's suited to be used for dancing, yoga, meditation, or even as an immersive VR arena You may just enjoy laying down on the soft carpet and enjoying the feeling uncluttered space while watching the sky outside the big windows. I've even used the room as an observatory for planet gazing with my little telescope. I list multiple spare rooms in my home, so there may be other guests here at the same time.
I work rotating shifts at my regular job, so I may or may not be around when you check-in, or at other times. We'll probably meet, but I try to set things up so that your stay is perfect even if we don't. If you prefer no interaction, just let me know, yo''ll still be welcome, but I'll try to not bother you. A significant reason I host is for the opportunity to meet new and interesting people. When I'm home I tend to leave gusts to themselves, but I really enjoy sharing stories and experiences with each other when the situation permits. It's great fun for me to learn about other people. Especially if they like to share. I list multiple spare rooms in my home, so there may be other guests here at the same time. We all share the shared things.
The road my home is on is currently under construction, and will be until winter 2017, The road is closed, but access to all properties IS maintained. I am on the very Western edge of the project. As long as you are aware of that, almost all of the construction area can be avoided. I'll be happy to provide more information. Just ask.
The impact is minimal, but I feel it's important to notify potential guests before you book. Along the same line, I've had to remove some cladding from the balcony railing. The balcony is still accessible, but the removed boards, with nails, are out there, for the time being, be careful.
* Pets must be under control of the guest at all times. This does not mean they must be leashed. If a leash is necessary for control, then so be it. Of course everyone like friendly, happy pets, but as long as they're under control, and non destructive, ALL pets are welcome, even the ones who aren't so cuddly and cute.
* Please keep food out, and shoes off of anyplace that is carpeted, except the porch. If you have shoes you know without a doubt are impeccably clean, there are exceptions, otherwise leave them on the entry landing please.
* Keys are to be left on the kitchen counter at check-out. Nowhere else please.
I'm a blue collar industrial worker. After a hitch in the US Navy during the early nineties I traveled all over the world for many years, starting up new power plants. After doing that I settled into working at one of those plants in Madison, Wi.