I've traveled extensively around the world and "Irise's House" is one of my favourites. Privacy for all guests is completely respected, something that is very important to me. Yet when you wanted to chat, you could easily find other guests or Iris to have great conversations with. There were special and unique gestures found at Irise's House that you don't see much of these days. Such as the bowl filled with loose change in case a guest needed money/coin, endless types of teas and treats for guests, daily handwritten notes with offers of rides to the ferries or the airport (during my stay, Iris was offering a free ride to the airport if any guests needed transport), to personalized "artwork" that titled certain items (see photos), which I later found out were thoughtfully done by her young daughter! Pets are also allowed and loved by this family and as an animal lover, knowing that warms my heart! :-) It was my pleasure to get to know Iris a bit during my stay and this genuine and hardworking mother is full of GRACE and shines with a such a BEAUTY WITHIN. Iris spoke of her family often with much love and devotion. And this, my fellow travelers, is what makes "Irise's House" DIFFERENT than her competition. She has such strong and positive family values that she passes on and shares with her guests, making us feel as though we are part of her family. Thank you for a wonderful stay, Iris. I’ll be back for sure!