This newly renovated top-floor apartment is a close walk to St Joe's, or bike ride to Hamilton General (with my Sobi bike share). It offers downtown convenience, comfortable sleeping, cleanliness and great views. Enjoy a private bathroom with glass shower, good company and walkability.
This is a sixth-floor condo, with a private guest suite, suitable for short or medium-term stays.
The guest room is at one end of the apartment, and has exclusive access to the bathroom.
The bed is a comfortable pocket coil queen, with new high thread-count sheets and pillows. It will sleep two people comfortably. There's a beanbag chair, chair & desk, and laptop table for use in bed. The bathroom has a sink, toilet, and large glassed-in shower.
There is an elevator, and the building and apartment are wheelchair-accessible. The bathroom is too narrow to get a wheelchair into, however. If you have special needs, please let me know and I'll do my best to accommodate.
If you need some laundry done, I can look after that too.
On safety, I have a fire extinguisher and heat and smoke alarms attached to the building's alarm system. There is no attached garage or source of combustion in the unit or building as a source of carbon monoxide.
In the kitchen, help yourself to the fridge, microwave and dishes – the stove needs some explanation. The living room and dining area are common; there's a TV with local reception of a half-dozen stations. Wireless internet is fast (50Mbps) and connectivity solid.
Private areas are my office, bedroom and bathroom.
Interaction with guests
I'm a friendly guy and I enjoy getting to know my guests. I work from home, so I'm usually available to eat meals together and assist with my guests' needs. However I'm respectful of their need for quiet, and the guest room does offer privacy.
Other things to note
Access to the building is by buzzer. I'm usually here, so coordinating arrivals won't be a problem. There's a key and building entry fob, which costs $100 to me to replace but is covered through the airbnb security deposit.
There's no cigarette smoking. Shoes stay at the front door and I have slippers for guests to wear at home.
The kitchen isn't vented outside, so non-stinky cooking only please – deep frying meat, not so much. Kitchen closes for food prep at 11pm. Please keep scents and perfumes to a minimum.
I like a quiet sleeping environment, and ask guests to be home by 1 am. No other guests without prior permission, please.
I've enjoyed a few stays in Europe through Airbnb, and now I'm looking forward to hosting. I love Europe, and never visit without my DSLR camera, some of which photos I've exhibited here in Hamilton. I make a mean Aeropress coffee!