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Pet-Friendly Permaculture Beauty - Rec Room

SuperhostCochrane, Alberta, Canada
Private room in bungalow hosted by Blanche
5 guests1 bedroom4 beds1.5 shared baths
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We welcome people from all walks of life, no matter your lifestyle or from wherever you hale. We have pets so if you do not like animals, this may not be the place for you. Our dogs LOVE visitors and will enthusiastically greet you at the door. One of our cats hangs out with guests during their stay.
Feel free to explore the yard. I work out of town most of the time and my husband does the hosting. However, if I am home and you are interested in learning about Permaculture, I can provide a tour.

The space
Our downstairs TV/games room sleeps five people. We have three camp cots that have thick foam mattresses to make them as comfortable as an actual bed. We also have a sofa bed with a mattress topper (besides the mattress) that makes it very comfortable. In place of a closet, we have a large dresser and a large nightstand for guests to store belongings. No need to bring an alarm clock; we provide one. Some people find it cool downstairs, so we have a small heater in the room and make the beds with warm bedding. Extra quilts are available upon request. Because our home is open-concept, the basement does not have a door closing it off from upstairs. The rec room is also open to the basement. However, we have two very large room dividers to provide privacy.

We have a roommate who rents our spare room. Guests are required to share the bathroom with him. However, he works full time so is gone much of the time. When he is home, he stays in his room. He has two dogs who go to work with him every day and similarly stay in his room when home. Our roommate is quiet, friendly, and easygoing.

We designed our house so we could age in place. For anyone with accessibility issues, all interior doorways are 36" wide or wider with no hallways and the house is as open-concept as possible. Our own ensuite has a roll in shower (no shower chair) so if you need to use it, we are happy to accommodate. Unfortunately, there are three steps into the house, but we are putting in a railing for safety and support.

Guest access
The large downstairs bathroom has a tub/shower combo and plenty of towels. There is also a half bathroom on the main level you can use.

Parking is free STREET PARKING ONLY; two spaces directly in front of our house. DO NOT PARK ON THE DRIVEWAY, EVEN FOR A FEW MINUTES, without prior approval. My husband leaves for work at 6 AM and if you park on the driveway, he will wake you up and tell you to move your vehicle. If the two spaces in front of the house are taken, please park on the street that passes the park (3 houses away). Unfortunately, there is a lack of street parking, typical of new neighbourhoods.

If you want to cook during your stay, we can provide space in the fridge and pantry. Our kitchen is well-stocked with anything you might need. Feel free to use any spices and condiments you find rather than buying them. With four grocery stores in town, plus the Farmers' Market during the summer, you will find everything you want locally.
If you need to do laundry, use our machines for free. Please provide your own liquid detergent (HE only please) and dryer sheets.
We have a 65" 4K Ultra HDR LED TV along with cable and Netflix. Our pool table is waiting for a game. If you like cards and board games, we have those on hand. Sit on the back deck to relax and admire the views. The bench swing on the front veranda is a great spot to sit and watch the neighbourhood pass by.

Other things to note
Ask us about goings on in Cochrane. You won't regret staying here. Cochrane has lots to offer year round with local events and numerous festivals. It has quaint shops to explore and restaurants galore. People are friendly and the small-town atmosphere is a breath of fresh air. It's close to the mountains where you can enjoy camping, dog sledding, eating out, fishing, hiking, horse trips, photographic opportunities, shopping, sightseeing, and winter sports. Save money on overpriced hotels and stay with us.
Calgary is a 20 minute drive away with great restaurants, walking paths and parks, tourist attractions like Glenbow Museum, Heritage Park, and Calgary Zoo. There is an active Arts community, year round festivals, numerous sporting events, and the annual Calgary Stampede.
We welcome people from all walks of life, no matter your lifestyle or from wherever you hale. We have pets so if you do not like animals, this may not be the place for you. Our dogs LOVE visitors and will enthusiastically greet you at the door. One of our cats hangs out with guests during their stay.
Feel free to explore the yard. I work out of town most of the time and my husband does the hosting. However, if I…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
3 single beds, 1 sofa bed, 1 couch

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Breakfast
Cable TV
Dryer
TV
Washer
Laptop-friendly workspace
Hair dryer
Heating

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Cochrane, Alberta, Canada

The neighbourhood we live in has a large park with a pond that is nice to wander around. There are walking paths behind us and through the ravine below us. The new school down the street brings many young families with children here, plus there is a good mix of older folks.
The Cochrane Farmers Market is right down the hill below us and runs from May until September.
The neighbourhood we live in has a large park with a pond that is nice to wander around. There are walking paths behind us and through the ravine below us. The new school down the street brings many young famil…

Top places nearby

My Greek Plate
2.4 km
Cochrane Coffee Traders Ltd
2.4 km
MacKay's Ice Cream
2.5 km
Fence & Post
2.5 km

Mehtab East Indian Cuisine
2.7 km
Guy's Cafe & Bakery
3.0 km
Half Hitch Brewing Company
3.1 km
Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park
6.7 km

Hosted by Blanche

Joined in October 2016
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Love gardening, my dogs, volunteering at the Cochrane and Area Humane Society, meeting people, eating good food, travelling, reading, learning, art and photography, being outside, being in the mountains, Ballroom Dancing, playing World of Warcraft, watching movies, eating good chocolate.
Love gardening, my dogs, volunteering at the Cochrane and Area Humane Society, meeting people, eating good food, travelling, reading, learning, art and photography, being outside,…
During your stay
My husband I both work full time, but are available for whatever you might need. I work out of town and am only home on occasional weekends. If you are here during the week, my husband will take good care of you.
I like meeting people so if you want to visit, please do. I am happy to answer any questions about your stay or discuss the latest trend in shoes. We also respect that some people like their space so will leave you alone to relax. Having said that, you are welcome to hang out upstairs with us or sit around the dining room table eating and visiting. Don't feel the need to hide downstairs. Our home is your home.
My husband I both work full time, but are available for whatever you might need. I work out of town and am only home on occasional weekends. If you are here during the week, my hus…
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House rules
Checkout: 12:00 p.m.
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $500