This is my current House Rules list after sharing my house with up to 4 other guests at a time. Think it’s too strict? Perfect, don’t stay here. I am blessed by a decent location. I figure it’s best to be up front and honest. I STILL get guests who don’t read the listing, and show up late. I tell them to cough up $10. Sometimes I collect it if they are excessive laggards and sometimes I don’t. Either way they had the rules. And no one EVER follows all of them (especially the part about cleaning the hair out of the drain catcher…lol!). I give em all good reviews though because glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.
[Please be aware that you are booking to be a house guest here, not a hotel guest. Additional rules may apply after you are here.]
CHECK-IN is free anytime between 3pm and before 11:00pm on day of arrival. A $10 fee will be charged for late arrivals after midnight so if you are prone to being late please book elsewhere (look for listings with the amenity “24-Hour Check-In”) or be prepared to pay the fee.
CHECK-OUT time is before or by 11am. If you stay here you must be out the door no later than that on day of departure, no matter how late you end up arriving, otherwise I charge $10 to extend your check-out until noon at the latest. The parking space must be vacated as well.
EARLY PARKING OR LATE PARKING I charge $10 if you want to arrange to park your vehicle here early or pick it up after check-out time (this may not be available if I have another guest who needs the space).
EARLY LUGGAGE PICK-UP/DROP-OFF I charge $10 if you want to arrange for early luggage-drop off on day of check-in or storage for later pick-up on day of departure. You will not be able to access the house or use the bathroom or parking spaces during this time. This is for luggage storage only.
NO KEY, PARKING OR HOUSE ACCESS may be provided until stated check-in time and the key will need to be returned at check-out time. A lost key will cost you your entire deposit for staying here due to the inconvenience it will cause.
Proof of ID may be required at check-in if you do not look like your profile photo or your photo is unclear.
No unregistered guests allowed on premises.
Smoking/vaping tobacco is only allowed in the backyard, not inside your room or the house.
No drugs or alcohol use allowed without host permission. Being visibly drunk or stoned in common areas is just not cool and not allowed. No rude, noisy, uncontrolled or irresponsible behavior in the house.
No pets (I’m allergic).
No cooking with stove or oven.
No laundry machine use/washing your clothes in the bathroom.
No eating, food storage or any other kind of activity in your room that may result in stains, odors that fill the house or require extra cleaning or an extra fee will be charged. If you have prepared foods please eat them at the kitchen table, not in your room.
Please remove shoes at door if they will dirty or damage flooring. Bring your own slippers, shower sandals, ear plugs, sleep aids to ensure your own comfort and a good night’s sleep.
The city of Seattle has strict recycling laws, please follow them while here.
No use of my address for mail or deliveries without permission.
Parking is limited to one regular-sized vehicle, because it needs to fit into one side of the driveway space in photos. NO over-sized SUVs, trucks, campers, or long-haul vehicles or you may have to find parking elsewhere in the neighborhood.
No bizarrely excessive hot water/energy use, weapons or illegal activity.
Don’t leave water dripping and turn out lights when not in use to conserve energy. No showers over 15 minutes long or more than once a day.
Put toilet seat (not lid) down.
Clean up hair (your own) from haircatcher/sink/floor, dispose in wastebin.
Clean up water on the floor left from shower or bath with foot towel provided.
Turn on bathroom fan to evaporate water if it will not disturb other guests’ sleeping.
Do not flush anything but toilet paper and what it was intended for down toilet (no feminine hygiene products, “flushable” wipes, dental floss, etc.)
Quiet expected between midnight and 5am. No showering during this time if I have other guests trying to sleep.
If you wear a lot of make-up please bring your own disposable make-up remover tissues (I also have Kleenex and cotton balls).
If you don’t like sharing the shampoo, toothpaste, or bath gel I provide, please bring your own along with your own toothbrush.