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noma
We live on the Gulf Coast where the hotels and condos on the beach are very expensive, and even the city and outlying hotels are pricey. All of our family and most friends still live up north so most of their visits are at least five days. Our house is just one bedroom with a small backyard, so when the small house behind us came up for sale, we jumped on it. The expanded yard will be enjoyable for us besides perfect for the grand kids, and the house will make a great guest house. It's a winning solution for all of us. We're centrally located to local tourist attractions, and the beach is only twenty minutes away.
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smaroulis
Favorite Sees candy bags on the pilows & current magazines.
   
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patatas
If your guestroom is downstairs, like in a finished basement, consider not wearing hard shoes in the rooms above them.

Another thing that might be nice to have bedside is a new package of earplugs, just in case.

Wow, I was SO gratified to read "If we see or hear others, we can't ignore them mentally. The potential for someone to come into our view or within earshot puts our brains on constant alert, which stresses us, whether we know it's happening or not." I'd noticed the truth of this for myself in a dramatic way - I'd camped in the desert, then early next morning climbed up a ridge to a viewpoint. I was at least a half mile away from a photograpy group that showed up way down below; could barely hear voices, and they were unaware of my presence. Also, I could tell what they were doing and was of course totally comfortable with it. And yet, my visceral reaction just to have someone in my field of awareness was astonishing - I thought "gosh, am I a total misanthrope?" But this explains it - it's just an instinctive reaction! Which a lot of people, I'm sure, wouldn't even notice in themselves. But I'll betcha it still happens to them!
   

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