At this time, we are only booking through Airbnb and VRBO, but we would be happy to answer any questions you have before making a reservation.
To check availability, obtain rates and make a reservation:
Email the hostess Leslie Clement here
HOUSE RULES AND POLICIES
We provide sheets and towels.
The kitchen is set up with dishes, pots and pans, silverware, etc. We have oil, salt and pepper on hand, but we don’t provide spices or coffee.
We provide hand soap but not shampoo or shower gel.
Check out is 11 firm. Check in is 3 or later. Please do not ask for early check in or late check in because we can never grant this request --- we have too much to do between bookings!
Please leave the beds unmade so we know which ones were used. Or you can be Super House Guests and toss the second floor sheets and towels down the laundry chute. First floor sheets would need to be walked to the laundry (darn).
Please do all your dishes and put them away. Don’t worry about putting away dishes if the dishwasher is running when you leave.
Please take out your kitchen and bathroom trash to the trash cans outside, and put in new liners.
Please don’t move the furniture, and if something does get moved, please put it back.
Please do a basic sweep up. Or can be Super House Guests and try out the central vacuum (warning: after using it, you will then want one at your house!)
Games, puzzles, kitchen accessories etc should be put back where they belong.
The third floor is an unfinished space and the door is locked. Please do not attempt to go up the stairs to the third floor because the railing does not extend the whole way. Nothing to see here, folks, (yet everyone is tempted to see the third floor!)
Don’t go into the basement. The stairs are tricky and there is nothing interesting down there.
Noise: we want you to have a wonderful time which includes music, laughter and talking. The nearest neighbor is some distance away, but still, noise carries in the quiet country air so please be respectful: no outdoor music, and keep it quiet after 10 pm. We don’t believe in “noise alert systems” which some hosts have, but if it gets rowdy, we will hear about from our neighbors (who may call the local constable if a party gets crazy).
We don’t have cameras as some hosts do, and we rely on you to only bring the number of guests stated in your reservation.
We live a short distance away and can come if you need anything fixed or explained.
We welcome pets at our other rental cottages, and we have been lucky to have only a few incidents of damage. However, because of the ornate woodwork and fine floors, we need strong assurance from potential guests that their furry friend will not do damage.
Other pet policies: one dog ONLY, no dogs left alone in the house even if crated and absolutely no dogs on the furniture.
BEFORE YOU REQUEST A RESERVATION:
Because of the large investment we have in the house as well as its architectural detailing and historic significance, we do not accept all reservation requests so please be specific about your plans and who is coming.