Hi there! Please read my listing AND Rules.
My house is located in the quaint village of Kenmore. Guests are welcome to first floor dining room, living room, and kitchen. If coming without a car, you're welcome to store luggage after checkout. If available I may be able to offer pickup/drop-off from the airport for a $5 fee. (Taxi would be $35). Check in time: 2pm weekends. 5pm weekdays, but earlier check-ins are no problem IF no guest checked out that same day.
Your room is a simply-furnished guest room with a double/full size bed (not queen), closet, and dresser. The bathroom will be the guests's private bathroom for the duration of their stay.
Our house comes with some "quirks" of an older house. For example, sections of the hardwood floors creak. A few dents in older wooden doors. In other words, the house is not perfect, but clean and comfortable. Towels provided.
Guests are welcome to first floor only: dining room, living room, and kitchen.. NO UNREGISTERED VISITORS ON THE PREMISES.
Interaction with guests
Every situation is different. I'll completely respect your privacy and you'll have your own comfortable space while here. Or if you like, we both might have time to visit during breakfast or whenever. The main thing is that I wish for my guest the same thing that I like when I'm an Airbnb guest. That is: to feel completely comfortable and welcome without any awkwardness.
Other things to note
In the morning, I offer coffee/tea and a simple, light breakfast.
One of our 2 cats is pretty friendly and may try to befriend you. Feel free to pet him or ignore him. If you are allergic or have an aversion to cats, this is their home, so then it would be best to stay elsewhere.
--- IMPORTANT: ONLY REGISTERED GUESTS ARE WELCOME IN THE HOUSE/ON THE PREMISES. (There is a nice coffee shop nearby (SPOT Coffee) if you're looking for a place to meet with friends).
Communication is KEY. --- I am flexible with CHECK-IN times for my space. My preference is to greet guests upon arrival; therefore, I need an estimated time of arrival (ETA). If I'm unavailable, you will be given the code to your private entrance before arrival for SELF CHECK IN. Thank you kindly
--- Quiet hours are from 10pm- 6am.
--- Please turn your bedroom/bathroom/hall lights off when not in use.
--- I really don't want to charge a cleaning fee. So please just be mindful of cleaning up after yourself.
--- Please be quiet outside and low-key with the neighbors. Not everyone understands the concept of Airbnb and how wonderful it is YET. (I didn't)
*** Number 1 rule. Enjoy your stay and my wonderful town!
Hi, I'm Karen. Mother of 2 teenage daughters. Retired from 26 years in the Air Force. Recent graduate of Master's Degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). Substitute teacher for Buffalo Public Schools. Lover of off-the-beaten path travel, getting to chat the locals in any town that I am visiting. Current hobbies: Italian language practice, hiking, taking advice from the locals when I travel, touring engineering colleges with my teenage daughter, volunteering for worthy causes.
Future endeavors: Airbnb host and travel tour manager.
I feel that I am a considerate low-maintenace guest, who would treat my host's home how I would want my home to be treated. I'm not a phone addict. I live in the moment.