Your room is a sunny second floor guest room with a queen sized bed, firm mattress, desk, closet, private bath, and a simple breakfast. The home is spacious, adjacent to conservation land and an organic farm, easy walk to Smith College, city center coffee shops, restaurants, galleries. The stairs to the second floor are steep. Your bathroom is across the hall with a tub and shower.
Your room is clean, furnished with a desk, bureau, and easy chair. It has a new, comfortably firm mattress, nice light, green views, and good air exchange. It hot months there is an AC unit in the room. It is a permanent second floor guest room that is not used by family members. Perfect for a couple or the single traveler. This is an LGBTQ-friendly home.
Breakfast includes high quality coffee, or tea, yogurt, and granola. We will set these out for you at the time you request.
The home has two full bathrooms so, during your stay, we reserve the bathroom next to the guest room for your private use.
You are welcome to use the kitchen to construct simple meals, store prepared foods, or make sandwiches. The dining room is also available. We work from home. Thus, our office, front room, and studio are closed to guests.
Interaction with guests
Guests who have plans during their stays fit best with our space. We have home-based businesses so we are home during the day, and are happy to answer questions, though we are mostly quietly working.
Other things to note
We have two small dogs (who are sometimes yippy, but not aggressive), two cats, and a small flock of chickens. Animal-lovers will be most comfortable staying with us. There are 6 stairs up to the first floor, and then a steep set of stairs to the second floor. We are happy to help you with your bag in and out. :)
-Friends of guests may visit by advance permission only, and must leave by 9 pm.
-No parties please.
-Please clean up after yourself in the kitchen.
-Please always lock the door behind you.
-Please observe request to keep cats indoors.
-Smoking outside only please.
Peter is a classical musician, and Madeline is a public defender. We are both well-traveled. Peter speaks several languages, including fluent Danish and Dutch, as well as good French and German.
We are interested in art, theater, culture, politics, taking walks, vegetarian food, and language. We appreciate the cross-cultural connections and cost-savings that this type of travel allows. We have two high school aged children who are often at home, and they are good with guests having traveled with airbnb as well. We are quiet and tidy, but we have several pets.