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Before After
We look forward to welcoming you to our quaint, cozy, self contained cottage! The cottage is nestled in our secluded oasis of our backyard. We live in lovely neighborhood, walking distance to shops and restaurants. Enjoy strolling through our garden, sitting on the deck in front of a little wood burning fire pit, soaking in the private hot tub and just relaxing.

The space
Our guests continue to compliment us for creating such a lovely sanctuary in our backyard~ The cottage is decorated in a Moroccan motif, influenced by our 3 years of living and teaching in Morocco. There is a built in corner desk, perfect for guests who need space to work. Tranquility abounds. The peaceful sound of the waterfall, and lushness of our spring and summer gardens will please you. There is a queen size memory foam bed/pillows that guests LOVE, along with our large cedar shower. For your convenience, you will find a Nespresso maker/creamer, toaster oven, single burner cooking unit, small fridge, dishes and utensils. Our gas BBQ is also available for your use. We provide a bottle of complimentary local wine, fresh fruit, yogurt, bagels and cream cheese for your first night stay. There is excellent WIFI connection. Also for your comfort, there is a Bluetooth speaker for your use. Just plug in your iPhone!

The HOT TUB is divine! Comfy fleece robes, slippers are in the cottage for you. We are a mile from the ferry and within walking distance to town and services. We are also on the bus line. This is a terrific location! Many guests choose to walk to town. Having lived and taught in [city] for over 28 years, [name] and I would love to help orient you to the island and plan your visit.

Book your stay and come see for yourselves!
Comfy deck chairs/throws to cover you as you relax by the pond.
Need to do wash, iron something etc.? We would be happy to assist you.
We offer space to store your bikes and/or luggage.

Settle back into the secluded oasis of this quaint, cozy, self-contained cottage in host's backyard. Stroll through the lovely neighborhood to experience shops and restaurants, along with ferry and bus-line access, all within walking distance. Soak in the truly divine private hot tub, then wrap yourself in the provided comfy fleece robes (slippers provided, too!). Meander through the lushness of our spring and summer gardens and relax on the deck in front of the wood-burning fire pit or in comfortable deck chairs by the pond; throws provided in case it gets chilly.

The space
Guests love this lovely sanctuary in our backyard, and you will, too, as you take in the charming Moroccan motif. Need to work during your stay? A corner desk will accommodate you perfectly, and you'll love the excellent Wifi connection. Later, unwind against the backdrop of tranquil, peaceful waterfall sounds.

Sleep blissfully and comfortably on our well-reviewed queen-size memory-foam bed and its pillows. Start your day in the large cedar shower. Prepare coffee and simple meals with the Nespresso maker/creamer, toaster oven, single-burner cooking unit, small fridge, dishes and utensils – or enjoy outdoor grilling using the gas BBQ. You'll be welcomed on arrival with a bottle of complimentary local wine, fresh fruit, yogurt, bagels and cream cheese. Listen to audio using the provided Bluetooth speaker; just plug in your smart phone!

As long-time residents of the area, hosts are available to orient you to the island and help you plan your visit, assist with any laundry needs, and provide storage for items such as bikes and luggage.
Spacious home w/ large deck, two fireplaces, and incredible views of the [water body]! Minutes from [name of national park], [name of famous oyster house], and great hiking and shellfishing. Includes ample workspace w/ fast 35 mbps Internet, washer/dryer, full kitchen w/ new appliances, two bedrooms w/ queens + foldaway single, two bathrooms w/ indoor Jacuzzi tub, and open living/dining area. The deck includes a large grill and covered dining area w/ beautiful views. Perfect getaway!

The space
The space includes an open concept between the living and dining area, which flows into the large recently updated kitchen with brand new appliances. The space also has a fireplace in the living room and in the kitchen. The deck extends the full length of the home and is accessible from the master bedroom, the living room, and from the kitchen. Beautiful east-facing views from the master bedroom, living room, dining room, and kitchen, with beautiful sunrises over [water body].
Make this spacious, comfortable home your headquarters while visiting [name of national park], just minutes away. When you're not checking out [name of famous oyster house], great hiking and shellfishing, and incredible views of the [water body], cozy up to one of two fireplaces, relax in the indoor Jacuzzi tub, or cook, dine, and enjoy spectacular views from the deck with its large grill and covered dining area.

Whether you need to work while here or want to stream movies/TV, you'll appreciate the ample workspace and fast 35 mbps Internet.

Experience the convenience of a washer/dryer, full kitchen with new appliances, two bedrooms with queen beds plus a foldaway single, and two full bathrooms.

The space
Make the most of socializing with your group in the open-concept living and dining area, which flows into the large, recently updated kitchen. Gather 'round fireplaces in the living room or the kitchen. Stroll out onto the deck from the master bedroom, or access it from the living room or kitchen, as it extends the full length of the home. Take in beautiful east-facing views and breathtaking sunrises over the [water body], accessible from several points in the home.

Featured in [name of publication] in 2019, The [name of house] offers a unique stay for your visit. Private entrance with access to shared back patio area. Great sunlight. Walking distance to the [name of city] bluffs for a great evening sunset walk and a short drive to [names of neighborhoods]. Parking is easy and always available, and for those of with pets, or who just want to enjoy a good park, there is a dog park at the end of the block where your dog can run off lease.

Guest Testimonial: “If I could give this place 6 stars I would. I literally wanted to move in.” “Our favorite Airbnb ever. Very clean. Great location in an awesome neighborhood.” The [name of house] is nestled in [name of city], 15 minutes from downtown. A 512SF brand new studio with open floor plan, full kitchen and laundry. Walking distance to [name of city]’s famous food and historic districts.
All are welcome here.

The space
This cozy retreat is brand new with full kitchen, full size high efficiency washer and dry, walk-in subway tile shower, reclaimed oak floors, vaulted ceiling, and large natural wood picture windows.

Sleeping: the studio has a brand new luxurious queen bed and twin size sleeper sofa. The studio is an open floor plan offering plenty of space to relax, cook, and get a good nights sleep.

The central location makes getting around town easy regardless of your transportation method. Ample parking available. 15 minutes from the airport by taxi. Nike rental bikes, that can be rented and returned at stations all over town, are available two blocks away.

Guest access
Full kitchen equipped with condiments, spices, coffee, tea, oatmeal, pots, pans, and dishwasher. In studio, full size energy efficient washer and drier.
Make the most of your visit to [name of city] at sun-drenched [name of house] with its convenient central location – just 15 minutes from downtown and airport. Whatever your mode of transportation, you'll easily get around town to experience all the city has to offer, including famous food and historic districts. Enjoy sunset walks to the [name of city] bluffs. Access [names of neighborhoods], a short drive away. No need to stress over parking; it's easy and always available. Walk your dog or simply enjoy nature at the dog park at the end of the block. Grab a Nike rental bike two blocks away, and return it at one of the stations dispersed throughout the city.

See why guests have called this 512-square-foot brand-new, open-floorplan studio their "favorite Airbnb ever" and why they say they want to move in. 

The space
Your portal to this cozy retreat is a private entrance with access to a shared back-patio area. You'll enjoy its brand-new and unique design – featured in [name of publication] in 2019 – with its full kitchen, walk-in subway-tiled shower, reclaimed oak floors, vaulted ceiling, and large natural-wood picture windows.

Sleep in comfort in the brand-new, luxurious queen bed or twin-size sleeper sofa. Take advantage of the spacious, open floorplan to relax, cook, dine, and socialize.

Guest access
Create your favorite meals in the full kitchen equipped with condiments, spices, coffee, tea, oatmeal, pots, pans, and dishwasher. Enjoy the convenience of a full-size high efficiency washer and dryer. Leave equipment for babies and kids at home; high chair, Pack-and-Play, toys, stroller, books, blankets, wagon, a safety gate, and other baby/small-kid items are available. The studio has stairs.
Spectacular soothing vistas of [water body] and [name of city] that you will not forget! Panoramic deck with hot tub; a short walk to espresso and pastries, wood-fired pizza & takeout Italian. Fully equipped kitchen & all the comforts of home in this tranquil, luxe environment, featuring high speed Internet, cable, private office, wireless printer. [Name of house] is a magnificent vacation spot and a perfect work from home escape. Minutes to [name of beach] by foot, car or bike.

The space
The cottage is the [name of neighborhood] of [name of city] - close to [names of stores and restaurants] for quick essentials. It’s within walking distance of several beaches, and an 8 minute drive to the ferry and downtown [name of city]!

Ours is the kitchen of your dreams - first rate tools and equipment, an up to date cookbook collection, complete with stunning views while you do the dishes. You'll be able to do everything from heating up pizza and serving bagged salad to baking pies with our Kitchenaid mixer, producing guacamole in the Cuisinart food processor, roasting a turkey and pulling off a full holiday meal, or simmering chili in the Le Creuset Dutch oven.

We have cable service for all you sports fans, Netflix access under our guest login, and super fast Internet with a wireless printer for your WFH requirements.

You'll sleep well here - it is SO quiet and when the moon is shimmering on [water body], it is simply magical. And - we have fantastic mattresses, high thread count sheets, and are super careful, with barrier coverings on all the mattresses, with cozy high end mattress pads and pillow covers that we replace every time we change the sheets.

Of course we follow all the enhanced cleaning protocols and we have a professional cleaning service, where the employees are paid a living wage and receive benefits per their policies.

Guest access
[name of house] is your private, beautiful peaceful refuge, and the entire place is your private escape. A huge deck with a massive, unobstructed view that includes [name of landmark] and the [name of city] skyline, with hot tub and relaxing deck furniture is yours to enjoy.

This is a fully updated beach cottage - it's almost 90 years old! It's a gem of a place to spend time, and most people barely want to leave due to the incredible views, great living spaces, and our cozy, peaceful atmosphere.
You'll experience both a magnificent vacation spot and a perfect work-from-home getaway in this beach cottage in [name of neighborhood] of [name of city]. Enjoy the vintage charm of this 90-year-old gem and its fully updated decor and amenities. Relax and soothe your soul as you view unforgettable, spectacular vistas of [water body] and [name of city]. Experience the panoramic deck, soak in the hot tub, and chill out on relaxing deck furniture. Savor the convenience of a short walk to espresso and pastries, wood-fired pizza, and takeout Italian, as well as beach access minutes away by foot, car or bike. You'll appreciate the fully equipped kitchen and all the comforts of home in this tranquil, luxe environment. If you need to work while here, you'll have high-speed Internet, cable, a private office, and a wireless printer at your disposal.

The space
You have [name of house] all to yourself – your private, beautiful, peaceful refuge just an 8-minute drive to the ferry and downtown [name of city]! Enjoy hanging out on the huge deck, offering a massive, unobstructed view that includes [name of landmark] and the [name of city] skyline. 

If you love to cook and eat, you've found the kitchen of your dreams, complete with stunning views, top-of-the-line tools and equipment, and even a cookbook collection. You can do everything culinary here – from heating up pizza and serving bagged salad to baking pies with the Kitchenaid mixer, producing guacamole in the Cuisinart food processor, roasting a turkey and pulling off a full holiday meal, or simmering chili in the Le Creuset Dutch oven.

Learn why guests barely want to leave the cottage – incredible views, great living spaces, and cozy, peaceful atmosphere. Access cable service for all your favorite sports and Netflix under our guest login.

You'll sleep well here, too, against a magical backdrop of extreme quiet and the moon shimmering on [water body]. You'll love the comfort of fantastic mattresses and high-thread-count sheets.
Relaxed and modern upstairs studio apartment in a SE bungalow. Great home base for travelers wanting to explore [name of city]. Located in the historic neighborhood of [name of neighborhood]. Walkable to restaurants, shops, amazing parks and close to the river front. On the beautiful [name of bike path] and close to public train. Full kitchen, remodeled home with new amenities yet all the original charm you want in an old house. Shared spacious back yard. So much to offer!

The space
You are getting the entire upstairs apartment of this duplex. The entire main floor of the house is a separate private unit. Fully remodeled modern design meets 100 year old charming home. Enter through a private entrance on the covered back porch to a nice open living space with a queen bed, flat screen TV and designer touches. Full kitchen and table nook seating. Microwave, refrigerator, full sized range, coffee maker, toaster and all the plates and utensils you’ll need. Ample storage space, spacious closet and a full bathroom with a walk-in shower. Back porch has a separate shared laundry room stocked with detergent.

This is the upstairs apartment of the duplex. The back porch, driveway, backyard, bbq, yard games and table set are shared. Home feels private, sound proofing has been installed between the floors. If you need bike parking, just let us know and we will give you access to the garage.
Make this modern upstairs studio apartment your home base for exploring [name of city]. You'll love the walkability of this amenity-rich remodeled space to restaurants, shops, amazing parks, and the riverfront. Its location right on the beautiful [name of bike path] and proximity to the public train add to ease of exploration. Enjoy all the original charm of a century-old bungalow in the historic SE neighborhood, [name of neighborhood]. Relax in the shared, spacious backyard. Look for special, thoughtful touches, and let us know if you have special requests, such as equipment for small children or ideas to celebrate a special occasion.

The space
Enjoy the advantages of the entire upstairs apartment of this duplex above a soundproofed separate private unit. Use convenient keyless entry to enter through a private entrance on the covered back porch to a fully remodeled, modern open living space with designer touches. With a queen bed, flat-screen TV with Apple TV, WiFi, and full bathroom with walk-in shower, you'll feel indulged. Cook and dine in the full kitchen, equipped with microwave, refrigerator, full-sized range, coffee maker, toaster, table-nook seating, and all the dishes and utensils you’ll need. Take advantage of ample storage space and a spacious closet. Experience the convenience of a shared laundry room stocked with detergent.