When I was checking out renting this place I had a choice. Share the main floor with a young man who has lived here for years. Or rent the bottom floor suite. The choice was difficult as the main floor has floor to ceiling windows and a great deck each facing the water. But I would have a roommate !
The bottom floor has regular windows which means a view only while standing and restricted sunlight as the upstairs deck extends past the windows. Plus the sitting out space for the suite was under the deck and part of the space was being used as a storage space for unused items. But I would have my own space and be free to indulge my weird living patterns. So I decided upon the bottom floor figuring I could carve out a sitting out space somewhere else on the property.
My move here was delayed one month because a friend of the upstairs tenants needed a place to stay for one month. I was disappointed but there was nothing I could do to change the situation.
Imagine my surprise and delight when I arrived to find that during her one month stay the friend had not only re-arranged the furniture into a much more workable format but she had cleared out a lot of stuff from under the deck to enlarge and de-clutter the sitting out area. A couple of days later the upstairs tenant moved his stuff that had been blocking the far end of this sitting out area which provides an opening to a flat sunny space AND that flat sunny space has probably the best view on the whole property as it looks out UNDER the branches of the evergreen trees.
So now I have a space to myself, a sunny space for sitting-out and a dynamite view !