I am delighted to be able to provide a rejuvenative, tranquil and retreat-like atmosphere for guests, as well as a healthy, comfortable and safe environment. The following house rules greatly assist the preservation of such a unique environment.
Due to the Global Pandemic created by the coronavirus, House Rules have been needed to be updated to keep all of us safe. Also, as an individual over age 50, my immune system may be weaker than those of younger people in my house, so I need to be extra cautious about my exposure to the virus and will require those living in my house to comply with basic precautions to keep everyone safe.
Cleaning and precautions for reducing coronavirus transmission:
Everyone staying in my house will be expected to follow all shelter-in-place orders, which will probably involve practicing social distancing, and wearing masks when in places where there are other people, potentially for several more months until the virus abates. For the time being, this means: renters will be asked not to go to gatherings, restaurants, bars, pubs, gyms, theatres, concerts, dinners with friends, and should go out of the house only to go for solo exercise or to conduct essential business and shopping, for the next several months until the virus abates.
I will be cleaning common areas weekly and wiping down common areas with a bleach or alcohol solution, but regularly cleaning alone cannot guarantee safety from possible introduction of the virus, and it's not possible for me to clean every common area multiple times a day after each person uses kitchen or bath, so I recommend that each person in the house take precautions you feel are needed to keep yourself safe.
In the instance that someone in the house should come down with coronavirus, they must attempt as far as possible to quarantine themselves in their room, and minimize use of common areas. I would attempt to assign one bathroom for their use and everyone else would be asked to use the other bathrooms. I would assign one kitchen for their use and request everyone else to use the other kitchen.
These precautionary measures may need to be changed as this unprecedented situation unfolds.
Kindly remove shoes upon entering the house.
Please leave things as they are in your room and to protect the floors, avoid moving furniture around. Do not take things down from walls or hang things on the walls. Do not remove the mattress protector from the mattress.
To create a pleasant and clean atmosphere, no smoking or "vaping" of any substance inside or outside house, anywhere on my property.
Because of its overpowering fragrance, please do not bring a significant amount of cannabis/marijuana into my house at any time.
No pets/animals may be brought to my home. If you like animals, there are some in the backyard who enjoy being visited! I am allergic to many types of animals and so your animal cannot come to my house.
Due to danger of fire, no candles, space heaters or open flames may be used in the house.
Rooms come already furnished, and guests may not bring additional furniture.
This is a "fragrance free" house in the sense of -- I don't allow strong fragrances (some of which have toxic chemicals) to be used here which will permeate the house such as: perfume, cologne, air fresheners, laundry detergent with perfume, incense. Shampoo with fragrance, hand and dish soaps with fragrance are fine, as is deodorant and small amounts of essential oil that do not result in the entire house smelling of something any one renter is using.
Please observe hours for laundry facilities.
To keep the house neat and free of clutter, and to avoid intruding on other guests' spaces, please store your items only in your designated storage areas.
AFter use of the bathtub/shower and sink, please clean out hair from the drain/floor area and sink area and make sure tub/shower is basically clean.
As the house is oriented to be quiet and retreat-like, rooms are single occupancy, and guests may not bring friends or visitors into the house for any amount of time. This is especially important during a pandemic, as particularly as the coronavirus spreads, bringing others into the house could imperil everyone in the household.
House quiet hours are 10pm to 8am, (kitchen can be used 6am to 10pm) and laundry hours are 9am to 9pm. To help preserve the tranquil environment, please keep electronic players and/or voices down at all times, and do not have cellphone conversations in the house after 10pm to avoid disturbing others. No socializing in the house after 10pm.
For security's sake, please always lock deadbolts of exterior doors when passing in/out through the doors.
If you have a bicycle, there is a bike storage area outside where you can put it.
To demonstrate that you have read these rules, please convey this code phrase to me: "Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme."
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Guest agrees to pay Host for damages or loss for any of Host's property damaged/lost by the Guest.
Arbitration. All claims and disputes arising under or relating to this Agreement are to be settled by Binding Arbitration in the state of California. An award of arbitration may be confirmed in a court of competent jurisdiction.