About the Homestay
family live in a 4 bedroom detached house in quiet area, close to beach, 2 minutes walk to the nearest bus stop taking you into either Bournemouth or Poole and also Christchurch, the buses run every 5 minutes and it is 7 minutes walk to the local railway station taking you either into Weymouth or the London Waterloo line. The beach is only 10 minutes walk from the house, Also within walking distance of JP Morgan
We have a large kitchen, and large dining room which over looks a reasonable size garden. Downstairs shower room/toilet and wash basin, upstairs Bathroom, wash basin and toilet, both for use of guests.
Myself and my husband have been hosts for 19 years we are both retired, have 2 cats and a dog which are not a problem to anyone, I have 6 grandchildren and 3 great granddaughters, ranging from 8 months to 25 years old, I look after my youngest grandchildren 2 times a week whilst their mother is at work.
Please note breakfast is served between 8.30 am and 9.00 am, check out time is 10.00 am
- Internet Access
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Southbourne, is 3 miles from Bournemouth on a busy bus route with buses running every 5 minutes into Bournemout, and Poole, and the other way is Christchurch a lovely seaside town with a Quay with nice walks
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Check out time is 10.00 am
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
Avril is a lovely host and we really enjoyed our stay with her. I definitely recommend her and we hope to visit her again sometime!
Ideally placed for visiting Bournemouth, April was welcoming and accommodating. It was lovely to meet her cats too!
I enjoyed every minute of my stay. The room was spacious with a very full courtesy tray with a huge choice of beverages. Breakfast was served with a smile and Avril helped me with bus tickets and times even travelling with me one day. The evening meals were superb, it was fantastic coming back each day to a hot meal on the table. The grand children are delightful. Jo the dog is gorgeous as are the cats Rambo and mizzy. I now see Avril as a friend and will definately be returning to her another year and keeping in contact with her.
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Lovely house and lovely hosts. Will definitely stay again.
Good house nice bedroom and dining room. Parking is awkward but I have a big transit van so not fair for me to foment. Walking distance to the ocean. Good little town also.
Avril was very welcoming from the start and very helpful...i would stop there again no problem
Avril gets 5 Stars all the way down the line.Perfect hostess perfect room lovely light breakfast come and go as you please. Have now found the perfect place to stay when I visit Bournemouth
We enjoyed the stay at Avril's house. The place is clean, the host flexible (we intended to came back to the house very late and that wasn't a problem) and has the best in mind for guests, condition of the house is neat and pleasant, bus stop is very close.
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.