Thank you very much for your honest feedback! I really appreciate hearing what I can do better as a host!
I apologize that there were a few inconveniences for you! I can’t do much about the size of the kitchen, unfortunately. I have my entire home professionally steam cleaned once a month to remove any odors, but since my unit is listed as pet-friendly, several guests do bring their pets and it is a constant battle to completely remove any odors from the previous guest’s four-legged friends. I will continue to work on this and consider having my home steam cleaned twice a month instead. As for the fireplace, I’m sorry you were disappointed in not being able to use it. I have not made fixing the bricks in the chimney a priority since we’ve had 90 degree days most of this summer and we had an incredibly warm winter. To be honest, it will continue to not be a priority simply because I am not comfortable with guests setting a fire inside my home, especially with the number of guests who have told me they are visiting Colorado in order to legally use marijuana. Structure fires are a continuous concern in this incredibly dry climate, so I would rather not risk the liability of having any type of accident. I apologize if my photos of my home were misleading.
Again, thank you for your feedback! If you visit Colorado Springs again, I would love to have you back in my home at any time!