The library overlooking the lake

A authentic library and front porch overlooking Lake Geneva.

The library

library room opening up to front verandha

The library opening to front verandha
Private bath.
Queen size bed.
Best view of the lake.
Separate bar the refrigerator and micowave
Free wi-fi
On first floor, but must climb stairs main entrance.
Ceiling fan with 9 foot ceilings
No pets (dogs) allowed is this accommodation.
This accommodation is for those who do not want or like air conditioning and prefer a good lake breeze.

How I Spent a Night in the Library (and Lived to Tell the Tale)

You might think that staying in a library overnight is a boring and quiet affair. But you’d be wrong. Especially if the library happens to be the rental of the main estate with the best view of the lake and its own veranda with table and swing.

That’s right, I was lucky enough to win a contest that allowed me to spend a night in this amazing place. And let me tell you, it was anything but dull.

Here’s what happened:

I arrived at the library around 6 pm, just as the sun was setting over the lake. The view was breathtaking, and I couldn’t wait to get inside and explore the books. The library had a cozy and elegant atmosphere, with a fireplace, a sofa, and a queen size bed. There was also a separate bar with a refrigerator and microwave, and free wi-fi. And of course, Netflix.

I decided to start with some light reading, so I picked up a book from the humor section. It was called “Don’t Even Reply” by John Lindsay, and it was a collection of hilarious email exchanges between him and various people who posted classified ads online. I laughed so hard that I almost fell off the sofa.

After finishing the book, I felt hungry, so I went to the bar and heated up some pizza that I had brought with me. I also grabbed a bottle of wine and headed to the veranda to enjoy the night breeze. The veranda was spacious and comfortable, with a table and a swing. I sat on the swing and sipped my wine, feeling relaxed and happy.

As I was swinging back and forth, I noticed something moving in the water. It looked like a large fish, or maybe a small shark. I got curious and decided to take a closer look. I grabbed a flashlight and walked down to the shore. As I approached the water, I realized that it was not a fish or a shark, but something much worse: an alligator.

I screamed and ran back to the library, hoping that the alligator wouldn’t follow me. Luckily, it didn’t seem interested in me, and stayed in the water. I locked the door behind me and breathed a sigh of relief. That was close.

I decided to forget about the alligator and watch some Netflix instead. I turned on the TV and browsed through the options. I settled on a comedy show called “The Office”. It was about a group of employees who worked in a dysfunctional office environment. It was hilarious and made me forget about my near-death experience.

After watching a few episodes, I felt sleepy, so I turned off the TV and got ready for bed. The bed was soft and comfortable, and I fell asleep quickly. I had a pleasant dream about being on a tropical island with my favorite celebrity.

The next morning, I woke up to the sound of birds chirping outside. I looked out the window and saw that the sun was shining brightly over the lake. It was a beautiful day. I got up and took a shower in the private bath. The water was warm and soothing.

I packed my things and checked out of the library around 10 am. The owner of the estate greeted me and asked me how my stay was. I told him it was great, except for the alligator incident. He apologized and said that he didn’t know there was an alligator in the lake. He offered me a refund, but I declined. It was still worth it.

As I drove away from the estate, I felt happy and satisfied. It was one of the best nights of my life. And I learned something valuable: never judge a book by its cover. Or a library by its location.

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