The SpaceCasa Guate was built ca. 1920. It is old fashioned and not fancy, with the possible exception of the original woodwork, which has been painted white, and a front picture window with its original stained glass panel. Windows are large and air circulation is excellent. The northwest corner of the house has settled noticeably, but has been evaluated and is only an aesthetic issue. The two bedrooms, combined with two separate living rooms, would make this a great house for two families traveling together, who might like to feel like they have their own space from time to time. Guest AccessYou'll have the whole house, with the exception of the basement, which has an exterior locked entrance. If for some reason you need emergency access to shut off the water, I'll be right over. The yard is not fenced. A simple charcoal grill is available upon request, though you'll need to be careful to keep it away from the vinyl siding. Interaction with GuestsI'm available for questions if needed, but I won't intrude. I've lived in Kirksville for 20 years and used to work at the university. The NeighborhoodThe house sits in a mixed neighborhood with lots of rentals. You'll notice three neighboring houses based on the same model, but each has been changed in subtle and not so subtle ways. Casa Guate is the only house to retain the original picture window with a stained glass panel. You'll be only a block and a half from Baltimore St., which is Bus 63. Following Jefferson St. south will take you right to the hospital and medical school, and downtown and the university are also within easy walking distance. Getting AroundThere is space for two cars to park off-street in the front, plus a couple in the back yard off the alley if the ground isn't too wet. Other Things to NotePlease note that there is no internet access provided at the house. (We have have a television, but with just an antenna. There is a DVD player and a large selection of movies.) What we *do* have is two large living rooms and a nice big dining room, so plenty of space for face-to-face interaction. I have comfortably hosted up to 15 people here for a party, and you're welcome to have friends over, but please keep it reasonably quiet and respectful. I have a master key if needed, but the front door has a code lock, so you won't have to worry about meeting me at some specific time to get in. The code will be unique to each booking and reset upon your departure; it should not be shared except among registered guests.