Master ensuite bedroom in masonette apt. King sized bed, bay windows & view, private shower/toilet, furniture, lg mirrors, & wardrobe. Located 2 min from village-like Glouster road w/ shops, food, & pubs. 10-15 min walk from all parts of city.
It is a quite large, comfortable space.. it reminds me of a US sized home. There are nice views from all the windows of the Bishopston neighborhood.
You will have free reign on the main floor, including kitchen, den, 2nd bathroom and foyer. Upstairs are two other private bedroom and are off limits.
I will be in and out during your stay, and always quickly available via a text, call, or email. There is a puppy that lives here, Roxy - a Boston Terrier. She won't enter the room while you're here, but if you're allergic to dogs you may have a reaction.
There are two (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) living in the upstairs bedroom, both professional men in the late 20s and early 30s. They are both clean and neat, work in product development (kind of techy), and genuinely nice guys. They can help in a pinch if you need directions or a hand with anything.
How to use Amazon Echo home automation
The bedroom, kitchen, and feature in my house are voice activated using the
Amazon Echo products you see you around the house. It can both turn on and
and off lights and products, or you can play music, or you can ask it
questions. You have to say the word "Alexa" before any statement and it
knows you're talking to it.
To turn on the bedroom lights say "Alexa turn on the bedroom" or "Alexa
turn off the bedroom."
To turn on the lamp in the bedroom say "Alexa turn on the lamp" or "Alexa
turn off the lamp." You can also say "Alexa turn on the lamp at 10%" or
"Alexa turn on the lamp at 50%."
To turn on the Philips Bloom LED colored lights say "Alexa turn on the
bloom" or "Alexa turn off the bloom." You can also say "Alexa trigger color
To listen to music say "Alexa play (say the song name or artist or album
here) on Spotify". Control the volume by saying "Alexa turn the music up or
"Alexa volume up" or "Alexa make the volume 7"
Please note: you have to say Alexa at the start and say the music name then
you have to say on Spotify or it will not play.
Alexa is permanent locked to New York time zone, so to ask the time you
must say "Alexa what time is it in London?"
"Alexa, what's the weather like in Bristol UK tomorrow?"
"Alexa, what's 4356 multiplied by 56 divided by 34?"
"Alexa what is 'the roman empire'?"
"Alexa, wake me up in 10 minutes"
If you want to turn on the kitchen lights say "Alexa turn on the kitchen"
or "Alexa turn off the kitchen."
You can turn music on in the kitchen by using these two steps:
1) Turn the speakers on by saying "Alexa turn on the speakers" or "Alexa
turn off the speakers."
2) connect Amazon Echo to the speakers with Bluetooth by saying "Alexa
3) ask Alexa to play the music you want to play at this point.. "Alexa play
Living on a Prayer by Jon Bon Jovi on Spotify"
Just turn off the speakers by saying Alexa turn off the speakers when you
ready to leave the room
To watch Netflix you can use the Amazon Echo voice commands to turn the
projector on make the screen come down turn on the stereo and turn on the
Bluetooth player with Netflix .
Sometimes you have to do this in the kitchen and it takes 5 to 20 seconds
for Action to start in the living room.
To turn on theater say "Alexa trigger theater"
To turn everything off so "Alexa trigger shutdown"
To control the system use the Sony remote control or the Harmony remote
Please make sure everything is turned off when you're finished and please
don't leave the theatre running unattended as the bulbs have a limited
Please do not leave dishes in the sink or on the counter. Either clean the
dishes and put them in the drying area or preferably use the dishwasher.
Please do not put wooden cutting boards pots or pans in the dishwasher as
they are used by everyone and aren't available to others there.
If you make a mess on the counter or floor please clean it up as there are
two other people living here. Use the golden rule :-)
I have provided a free shelf space for you please feel free to use it for
your dry goods. There is also a free shelf in the refrigerator for you to
Please feel free to use the expresso machine, but beware the expresso maker
does not turn off by itself once started. Also please do not leave it on as
the heater uses a lot of power. I will include a separate instructions
specifically for how to use the expresso maker... or ask a flatmate.
Please feel free to use the pots and pans in the lower cabinet corner by
the stove. Silverware are in the Upper Drawer by the door. Glassware and
dishes are above the counter nearly laundry.
General household rules:
Please try not to leave things around the house as many people share the
The kitchen can get busy sometimes, but please try to leave it tidy as
everyone uses it every night
Because some of us get up to go to work at 7 a.m., please try to keep TV
music etc volume down after 11 pm.
No smoking in the house but you may use the front courtyard.
Please take care with dirty shoes on the beige bedroom carpet.
Please keep house clean and tidy. Any damages or broken items will need to be paid for.
I'm a French-American product designer who grew up in coastal North Carolina and ended up in Bristol about 8 years ago. I love visiting new cities and meeting people.. travelling often for work and vacations. Used to be an obsessed surfer and travelled all over the world to try new spots - that started the travel bug ;-) . Still stay pretty active, try to practice languages when I can, just started Salsa dancing, and love a good BBQ. My and I are easy going and I'm sure we'll get along well. We've met quite a few nice people through this so far and would be happy to host you here, or meet you where you live. Take care!