Five minutes walk will take you to a private beach entrance. At night, you'll fall asleep to the sounds of the seasonal fog-horn, the forest, the wind, and the rain. Whales can be seen from the deck. Hummingbirds flutter about, guarding their feeder, and wild bunnies dash around below. Seagulls, Bald Eagles, and other birds glide overhead, and at night you can enjoy stargazing. This is a great place to feel close to nature. It is not a hotel room.
My house is close to private beach entrances, and has two black cats (who will hide from or ignore you) and a Jack Russell Terrier who dearly wants to be your friend. It's near the end of a dead-end street, nestled into a quiet, coastal forest. Ten minutes' walk will put you on a typically empty beach. Ten minutes drive will get you to fine dining, art galleries, the Newport Aquarium, and everything else great about Newport.
Achilles ("the Brave") is extremely shy, and the dog is a little crazy about other dogs, so absolutely no pets should come here, nor anyone looking for a loud party-type scene. This is a good place, however, for couples or solo travelers.
Your bedroom has a private bathroom, but to get to it, you will have to go outside the room. Your bathroom will be just two steps away. Both of these rooms have skylights. On a clear night, you can watch the stars from bed, or the deck, or even the toilet.
Accès des voyageurs
The upstairs is shared, except for the bathroom and bedroom, which are yours for your stay. The downstairs is off-limits and reserved completely for the host and the pets. The host does not appreciate it when people stand upstairs and peer down at her on the sly through the spiral staircase. I respect your privacy, and I kindly request that you respect mine.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
I'll be at home, mostly, because I work from home, unless I go sailing or something. I'm flexible about socializing. If you do not wish to socialize at all, that is okay - as long as you understand that some minimal amount of socialization is necessary to make Phoenix comfortable, and just to be polite. Phoenix not comfortable with entitled strangers marching around and completely ignoring her - she'll bark ceaselessly, which will make me extremely uncomfortable, and then I'll have to ask you to leave.
This is a house, a lived-in house, not a hotel room. If you don't want to interact with a dog or anyone, please don't stay here. If you think "shared spaces" (the kitchen, living room, and deck) means that I should never be in them, this is also not the place for you. And if I'm in a room and you come into the room, I will say hi and expect a reply. That's just politeness. I'm not the maid, I'm the homeowner.
This is a quiet little neighborhood. Nothing happens here: it's extremely safe. There is no lock on any of the bedroom doors. That's a thing I've seen in Portland that just isn't necessary here. There are kites that you can use!
- No shoes in the house, please. There's a chair for you sit down in and remove your shoes right inside the door.
- Must be comfortable with pets
- Vegetarian household
- No peering down the stairs please
- There are no locks on the bedroom doors
- This is not a hotel room
- I am not a maid, I'm the sole homeowner. Some minimum of politeness is required.