The SpaceThe house is an all cement floor (bring slippers) which keeps the house cooler. There is a gas fireplace as heat for colder weather. The kitchen area contains a microwave, coffee pot, full size refrigerator, dishwasher, electric water kettle, an electric grill, and electric skillet, and one hot plate. The kitchen does have a counter top oven. The bathroom has a large shower (no bath tub) and a hair dryer. If you require extra bed space an air bed is available. There is additional linen and towels. Full cyclone fencing encloses the space between the two houses.
Depending on weather, we do have an easy-up for the outside sitting area (just outside of the doorway). If the weather is poor, and you are a smoker, we can set this up – let us know before arriving.
We have recently built a deck that sits in the back yard, inside the tree line. Compete with moss covered branches. This area is not covered, there is a wood burning enclosed fire place. During the summer, this is typically set up - furniture is brought in for the winter, and rain.
Cell phone service can be challenging and sketchy at best.
I want to keep the price at a manageable range. My intent is to share our extra living space in an effort to enable guest to explore the area, or to just have a get-away without breaking the bank. I do not employ housekeepers, nor do I charge a cleaning fee. If there is anything that needs attention, please let me know. Guest AccessThe entrance to the house, is through the cyclone fencing, which also encloses the back deck of our house. There is parking near the entrance, and is a private entrance. There is a deck that sits along the lower half of the back yard that is available when weather is permitting. Interaction with GuestsWe are a working family, so we are not always home, or available upon arrival. There is a detailed notebook in the house, if you arrive when we are not available. The NeighborhoodThe area sets along an old logging road. Each home has 5 acres. It is a very private living area, and we each respect the quiet nature of the area. The speed limit once leaving the pavement is 5 miles per hour. We are at the end of the road. You can almost hear the leaves falling.
It is "country" so you can hear the neighbors chickens and cows. Getting AroundThere is no public transportation. The roads around the area are not frequently traveled, but also do not have any shoulder area. There are no street lights. You would need your own transportation. It is about 8-10 miles to either La Center or Woodland (I-5 access), and about 15 miles to Battle Ground.
If you are planning trips into the city, please ensure that you have reviewed the traffic flow and congestion times. Other Things to NoteThere are some small finish items we need to complete, like sealing the grouting, placing finishing trim and some painting. Most of the other items are like installing wine racks and glass holders. There is not anything that affects the livability, just some aesthetic items. It is a continued work in progress, with delays.
We have some outside "pets"; 2 alpca's (Chip & Bruno) and 2 pygmy goats (Juniper & Barry).
Close to the Lewis River, Lake Merwin, Yale Lake, Swift Reservoir as well as the Columbia River. You can have your boat in the water in no time, or hike the waterfall trails nearby. Mt St. Helens is a close option, and one of the information centers (southern entrance) in Amboy, which is a short drive away.
At this time I am not interested in long term bookings. I would like to stay with a 2 week maximum.
Check-in / Check-out times can be flexible with prior conversation.