The SpaceYou're basically renting the lower level of our home, which is generally unused. This includes a bedroom and full bath (with tub and shower), as well as a large recreation room just outside the bedroom with seating, a coffee maker, a microwave, a guest refrigerator and a treadmill. While the rec room is shared space, we're hardly ever down stairs. There is not a private entrance to the lower level, so you would enter through the front door or the garage. The rec room has a large sliding door to the fenced back yard. You're basically getting 3 rooms for the price of the bedroom--a full bath (with tub), the bedroom, and the very large recreation room. Guest AccessGuests will access the lower level from the front door or the garage. We'll share the washer/dryer, which is upstairs. Our guests will have full access to the bedroom, the bathroom, and the large L-shaped recreation room in the lower level. Guests will have full access to the large, fenced backyard. We're not planning on sharing any of the upstairs space, except the laundry area. The family room includes a small refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, and large table, as well as spacious seating areas. Interaction with GuestsThis is our primary home, so we'll be available to answer questions or help out in any way we can; but we will respect your privacy. The NeighborhoodThis is a quiet residential neighborhood in an up scale suburb of St. Paul. There are parks and walking trails a couple of blocks from our home. Shopping, restaurants, fast food, and just about anything else you might need are nearby, with a two major shopping areas within walking distance. Other Things to NoteWe have a small dog that is very friendly. He won't intrude on your space downstairs, but he will greet you when you enter the house. He views himself as a watchdog, so may occasionally bark when he hears noises outside the home.