Two beds--one queen, one twin. Of course, always fresh sheets & towels. Extra down comforters, and I do have extra "air camp mattresses", if the group is more than three.
Shared bathroom with other Airbnb guests on 2nd floor, and my own bath available, if needed. The guest living/dining area has a microwave, toaster, and refrigerator, for your morning breakfast. I provide cereal, muesli, oatmeal, milk & almond milk. Always coffee & tea... and yes, I get up, most of the time, at 6:45 a.m. to make a big pot of coffee. Sometimes I cook a batch of hard-boiled eggs. In the fall I often provide home-made blackberry syrup for your yogurt/fruit/muesli medly. I do NOT get up and bake blueberry muffins. Sorry, folks.
Dog is an extra "$20", because of the cleaning (hair), but I totally love dogs, so always welcome.
During my heaviest season (June & July), I naturally have to keep upstairs guests to the number of 3 (otherwise everyone will fight for shower time).
Zugang für Gäste
I personally greet all my guests. Please let me know your hoped-for arrival time, or stay in touch if you are unfortunately detained, so I can plan my other work hours.
Interaktion mit Gästen
I enjoy meeting and interacting with guests, but I leave it up to them to set the pace.
Weitere wichtige Infos
After April 1, 2017, Airbnb has indicated they will collect the required Maine hotelier's tax, which will appear on your bill.
I do have a cat, but I don't allow her in guest bedrooms. A friendly well socialized dog would be okay.
I offer a very good discount for Appalachian Trail thru-hikers.
1. Check-in is after 2:00 p.m, and before 9:30 p.m., about which I am firm, unless special arrangements are made. Check-out is by 10:30 a.m.
2. Guests should provide me their hoped-for arrival time a day in advance, so I can plan my own life, and also be sure to be home to greet them and get them settled.
3. Wireless password will be provided upon arrival.
4. No showers after 10:00 p.m. Also, since bathroom is shared with other guests, please don't leave your personal belongings in there, otherwise others might think they're free to use. I provide shampoo, conditioner, soap, hairdryer.
5. Guest livingroom/breakfast area is available for breakfast, up until 10:30 a.m.. It is not available for night-meals. It is available for lounging--reading, writing.
6. Parking on the street is free for one hour during the day, except Sundays, when parking is entirely free. At night, street parking is free from 7 to 9 p.m. You may use my driveway, to the right of my building, provided you leave your keys with me if case I need to shuffle cars.
7. Everyone in the building, including me, is asked to wear head-phones if listening to music or watching movies, since others may not want to hear what you do.
8. No Smoking or candles in the building. No shoes: I do provide house shoes or slippers.
I'm originally from Maine, in a suburb of Portland (Falmouth). College: Univ. of CA, Santa Cruz, and I lived in the greater Bay Area & Santa Cruz for about 10 years. I returned to Maine in 1989. I frequently do day trips in Maine, so I know the state pretty well. Am an times an avid hiker, and have done a number of shorter Appalachian trail hikes in New England. I also know my city inside and out. I also know the islands in Casco Bay well, and am ready to help you plan a day trip by the Casco Bay Island Transit ferries.
These day, I mostly manage property--building, repairing, etc, plus reading a lot of history. Am a long-time avid gardener, recycler, upcycler, and a proponent of "Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without", a favorite phrase of my thrifty New England grandfather.