I ask guests to please smoke outside if they smoke although I think this request pretty much comes with Air BnB territory. The same is true for cleanliness and conscientiousness. They make all the difference when it comes to the little house earning its keep and my enjoyment in being a host. I fully expect normal changing of sheets and general tidying up but if a full day or more of cleaning up dishes, food and more is required it cuts severely into my margins which I try hard to keep fair. Thank you so much.
Once upon a time my then young son described me as a "consummate citizen" and I happen to like that as the thread that ties it all together. For years I have participated in and cared about neighborhood and community wherever I have lived----Colorado, New England, Indiana. Regarding the picture that's Daria, my last great full time tenant, on the left with me, Sidney, on the right. Daria's husband Frank took the picture last summer just before they took off for a new job at Providence College. To allay my sadness at losing "the best neighbors ever" I decided to try offering my little house on Air B&B for short term rentals. To that end I painted almost the entire interior and furnished the whole house from top to bottom. I think it's been a big success and hope my guests will too. I look forward to meeting new people!