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Hide-a-bed in Cozy Home
Hide-a-bed in Cozy Home
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath

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My cute, cozy home has a hide-a-bed in the living room that I am offering to women traveling alone, on a budget. The home is on a quiet street, just 5-10 minutes walk to downtown or the grocery store. The bath is shared. You'll have access to the kitchen, back deck, etc.

The space

This was the first Airbnb listing in Sitka. It's a small house, but very cute. You will be sleeping on the hide-a-bed in the living room/kitchen area, and sharing the only bathroom. You will also have a place to change and leave your things in my 'office'. If you want to feel that you're staying with a friend, then this is the place for you. The only caveat: If you need to go to bed before about 9pm or sleep in past 8am, this may not be the best place for you.

Guest access

You will have the living room to yourself after 9 or 10 pm. You will have use of the kitchen and shared bath. In the summer, the back deck is a nice place to relax in the evening. No TV, but wireless Internet, and you can watch movies.

Interaction with guests

I'm happy to interact with guests as much as they like. From my four years experience, my guests are mostly professional women with whom I share some common interests. I may be working part time during your stay, but should otherwise be around, should you wish to have a dinner partner or glass of wine together.

Other things to note

Some breakfast foods will always be available and included in the price. You're welcome to use the kitchen and fix your own.

I do have two cats, Brie and Cheddar, that spend almost all of their time outdoors.

Amenities
Kitchen
Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises
Dryer
Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 sofa bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in is anytime after 11AM
Check out by 11AM

I host women only, due to the hide-a-bed being in the living room/kitchen area and the shared bath.
I expect my guests to be clean, pleasant, friendly, respectful of my space, non-smoking, and low impact.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - There are seven steps into the house.
Pet(s) live on property - Two cats, Cheddar and Brie, live here; though they spend most of their time outdoors.
Some spaces are shared - The hide-a-bed is in my living room/kitchen area. The one bath is shared. My 'office' is also your changing space.
Amenity limitations - I have no TV service. Movies only.
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Elizabeth User Profile
October 2017
Sheila was a wonderful and welcoming host. She has a beautiful and clean home. The accommodations are exactly as pictured. If I'm ever in Sitka again I would not hesitate to stay with Sheila. Highly recommend!

Janel User Profile
September 2017
Sheila is a great host. Everything was clean, organized and comfortable. I will most likely stay here again.

Janel User Profile
September 2017
This is an amazing, quiet, relaxing place to stay. Sheila is a wonderful host.

Theresa ("Terry") User Profile
September 2017
Sheila welcomed me like a long-lost friend. The fold-out couch bed was just right, everything was spotless, she made a great cup of coffee and offered other goodies in her fridge for breakfast. Even took me on a drive around Sitka, and offered to pick me up at the airport. The place was very convenient for me--I loved walking to town, which was quite close, and even walked right to the Russian cemetery from her house, which was fascinating. Very convenient for me, and it felt good to "discover" the little treasures of Sitka--historical sites, farmers market, a great massage therapist, the wonderful people--and then return to Sheila's sweet place for three nights. Would definitely recommend.

Sandi User Profile
August 2017
First time using AirBnB, Sheila was a great hostess

Suzanne User Profile
August 2017
As advertised, a great experience! Sheila's input added to the great jewel that is Sitka.

Heather User Profile
August 2017
Sheila is delightful! The location of her lovely home is very close to downtown shopping and activities and she knows all the best hot spots to see and places to eat. I had the best time- I only wish I'd had more than one night at her home. Highly recommend!

Sitka, Alaska, United StatesJoined in July 2013
Sheila User Profile
I am now mostly 'retired', but sometimes work part-time. My Alaska career included ten years as founding director of a non-profit, director of the Chamber of Commerce, and staff for a state legislator. I also ran for State House during 2016. I decided to become an Airbnb host …
Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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