Modern Boarding House for ND visitors/Students/Interns.
Ultra Comfy Full Size Bed. Freshly ironed luxury linens. Walking distance to ND/Memorial Hsptl, 7 minutes to SJRMC/MHO. Full kitchen. Uber. Local taxi $7 to ND/downtown. 2 night minimum football weekends.
This space is my take on a modern boarding house. It is part BnB, part boarding house. Each room features comfortable bed, quality lavender ironed linens, just the way my Maman taught me! Desk or table. Small fridge for items like left over Chinese you do not want to share! Chair w good reading light.
Shared LR,DR, covered patio. Charcoal Weber at your disposal.
Kitchen privileges. I provide breakfast. Minimum Continental, although I usually cook for short term guests. Sunday brunch or dinner at noon, depending on the schedule. Light soups,home baked snacks, naturally sweetened ice tea, infused water, available every day. Raid the fridge! Nightly cocktail, snack.
DIXIE features a full size antique French Bedstead with memory foam, all cotton sheets, freshly ironed with lavendar, just the way my Maman taught me. Large closet. Hardwood floor. DIXIE is very comfortable for 1 person on Extended Stay, averagely comfortable for 2. Shared LR with large flatscreen, stereo system, comfy chairs, sofas. Shared DR. Open kitchen-privileges. Covered patio with gas grill and smoker. Large yard.
The bedroom is yours to do with as you wish. Invite guests, study, sleep, whatever. We will clean your room for you once a week, do the laundry, shop for toiletries.
The bathroom is shared. Newly tiled. Rain shower.
What makes this unique is that the fridge will be stocked with snacks you ask for. The cookie jar is full. Dinner is served a few times a week, or in the crockpot, or oven waiting for you when you walk in. Want a sandwich or late night snack? Feel free. Saturday breakfast made to order, Sunday dinner. Pie, cake, fresh fruit on the counter. Want to have friends over? No problem.
Popcorn maker, full cable with expanded sports. BBQ in large backyard. Have your friends over on that rare day off.
I am a chef and a cajun farm girl. I can cook anything, even VEGAN and GLUTEN FREE. You will always find soup, something to make a sandwich with, toss together a salad. Ice cream. Whatever it is you like.
Staying here is like staying at your best friends moms house for a visit. You will be cared for while you study, or teach, or walk the floors of ICU. oasis on your way to somewhere else!
The entire house, and yard are open to guests, except for bedrooms.
Interaction with guests
It depends on you! Twice a week I will be in cleaning and doing laundry. Everyday I will be in to clean kitchen, maybe make breakfast, and make dinner for extended stay guests. On Wed and Saturday I make breakfast to order. On Sunday, I make dinner, and anyone who is around can sit and eat. I make chicken wings and chili for Monday night football. Unless you are with us for only a night or two...then we clean daily!
Other than that, I am living my own life. If you need me, call.
Internships can be lonely and challenging. Cramming and studying. Not much time to really connect with people. Caring for sick loved ones at the local hospitals is challenging. Visiting the campus and travel can be as exhausting as it is exhilarating. The Cottage is a place for light socialization, food and fuel, hopefully a little fun, a listening ear if you need one, while you study, heal, recharge batteries!
We are close to Memorial, St Joseph Regional Med Center, Michiana Hematology Org, and Cancer Care Center;and, we have hosted several visiting nurses. One traveling drug salesman. And sadly, several people who flew in to care for people who had been med vacked in. Several people doing research at the colleges.
Other things to note
You should treat this space as home away from home. If you want someone to show you local sights, ask. Need help with something, birthday cake, engagement, sew a button, fix the car? I have a lot of contacts in my network. We solve nearly any request.