About the Homestay
We have been providing great homestay experiences for several years, mostly to travelers from Japan, Korea, China and Latin America, we are open to other cultures too.
We enjoy meeting people from different cultures and sharing our perspectives
We are a family of five with three grown-up children attending College.
We have visited several countries, in North America, South America Europe and Middle east,
We love to visit different places and go sightseeing.
My wife loves to cook and I'm a tennis fan.
Our home is located in a residential neighborhood with very good access to buses.
We have several schools at walking distance as same as big shopping center and recreational area. We are close to colleges and universities like Camosun and UVic.
We are very friendly. Please contact us if you want to know more.
Rates without and with 1, 2 or 3 meals are available.
We hope to see you soon !
Lina & Ed
- Bikes for use
- Games Room
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Non Smoking
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is located in a residential neighborhood. It is very safe and we are surrounded by nature trails to explore and enjoy.
There is a nice shopping mall at walking distance. It has food courts and stores , restaurants, cinemas, sports facilities library etc..
The bus stop is only 5 minutes walk from the house and there are many bus option around as same as a bus terminal at the mall. Travel time to downtown is around 15 minutes.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Bus Stop
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
No drugs or alcohol allowed in the house.
No smoking in the house, but smoking outside is OK if it is not close to the house.
Quiet time is after 10 PM.
One laundry per week, We provide soap detergent.
Smoking is not allowed.
As a female solo travelling one thing always at the forefront of your mind is safety. Offering to pick me up from the airport (slightly cheaper than taxi) and having a room with its own separate entrance and key to lock my room with, I felt safe staying with Ed and his family. The room was a good size and well furnished. Having a small kitchen separate from the family (although still shared with other guests) was nice though without an oven and one induction hob, cooking anything beyond basic is pretty impossible. The bathroom was nice and the shower is powerful. Being able to do laundry once a week was also really good. Ed was also always easy to get in touch with if i had any problems. Sound definitely travels in the house though so you will have to hope you have compliant room mates. Superstore was very close and price was fair so I can't really complain. This room was what i needed for my stay.
It was very discomfort.
The room is so cold. They don’t turn on heat.
second, There is no lock on the door.
Finally, Next door is noisy, and I can’t sleep.
In my opinion, Overall, The bathroom was dirty. Especially, toilet.
A place I never wanna go again.
Ed and his wife were very nice and helpful. It is a nice house, good neighbourhood, had everything I needed and very convenient if attending Camosun College (Interurban Campus).
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) and a 25% deposit using a choice of payments: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal. The deposit is collected in advance on behalf of the host to protect against no show or late cancellations (within 7 days of arrival). You then pay your host the balance due on arrival. The 25% deposit payment is made to the host 2 business days after your scheduled arrival date. This deposit payment will only be refunded if you cancel the booking at least 7 full days prior to arrival.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.