The Gold Room is located on the scenic main tickle of Change Islands with views of the coming and goings of local fishing boats. The house has three private bedrooms available for rent, with the Gold Room sharing two full bathrooms. Guests have full use of the house, including a kitchen stocked with food basics and cooking utensils. Arts and crafts in the house highlight the work of local artists, writers, quilters, and woodworkers.
The house has two components: the original historical house built in about 1900 and an addition built in about 1995. The interior of the original house makes use of traditional materials -- plaster walls, pine wood siding and ceilings. It also has a barrel or circular staircase, unusual for the island. The house faces across the main tickle to the south island.
The house is situated a short walk from the town center where the post office, town center, health center, school, and one of islands' two stores are located. It is also an equally short walk to the eastern trail head of the famous Squid Jiggers Trail, the Olde Shoppe Museum, and the Seal Harbour Designs craft shop.
Guests have full access to public areas of house, including kitchen, dining room, living room, two shared full bathrooms, a porch, and a wharf on the tickle.
Interaction with guests
Jim and Madge will be available at all times to help out with information, resources, and referrals.
Other things to note
The water supply to all houses on Change Islands is "temperamental." All residents make use of a central water dispensing facility for drinking water and cooking. Tap water is used for cleaning -- bodies and things! Water conservation is highly encouraged!
I am a gay, widowed male born and bred in the US. I've lived there all my life except for several long stays outside the country in the Netherlands, Poland, and Ghana. -- the first two for pleasure and the last for work. I'm an overly educated linguist, much interested in languages. That said I'm not really a good language learner, so expect a lot of hemming and hawing if you surprise me with your fluency in Polish or Dutch.
I'm retired now from an interesting career, but staying as active as when I was working, doing volunteering and unwinding.
An important part of who I am is linked with rural living and small communities. I have two getaway places in which to indulge that part of me: one in the state of West Virginia and one in the province of Newfoundland.
I cook, bake bread, read stuff, garden, watch more junk TV than I should, bike ride, hike, stay active, talk too much, but listen a lot too. Then in political season, which is about all the time in the States now, I root hard for the progressives. I am a believer in climate change, diversity, science, free education, universal health care, and equal rights. Some folks think I'm naive. I don't agree.