I am very sorry you didn't sleep well. It seems you might be more noise sensitive than most, since this has never been something people have commented on. In fact, some of the reviews stated how quiet and peaceful the space was. And others are repeat visitors and/or have chosen to stay 6 weeks plus. But you are correct, it is an older home and my son and I live in it. Although we are a quiet duo (I'm a teacher and my son a Junior studying most of the time), we try to be as respectful and quiet as possible especially when guests visit. However, the normal noises of sharing a house together can not be avoided. I believe that your noise sensitivity is such that perhaps an apartment style Air B and B (not a home share) might be a better option for you. I do very much appreciate your feedback about the blinds, however. I hadn't considered that some people might want dark in the morning. The backyard is absolutely private and I always enjoyed waking up to the sun, trees and garden, but that doesn't mean others would want that. I will buy the blinds to create more of a privacy shield. On a different note, I hope that you received the charger you had left behind and that I drove and dropped off at your workshop. I also appreciate that you left the room and the second room I gave you (free of charge) when you had noise sensitivity the first night, in such clean shape.