About the Homestay
I live in bournemouth (Southbourne) 5 minutes from the sandy beach, five minutes from the train station and I minute from the bus stop. The river and beautiful Christchurch are near by and the new forest is ten minutes by train.
Lovely rooms, double or single, if required for a small extra cost I can provide good quality food. We always spend time at dinner chatting with students about our days etc and helping to learn English. We have dogs who are very friendly but not allowed upstairs! We have many students that return again and again. Southbourne is a trendy area with nice bars and quirky shops, on the whole we have everything here.
All people here are CRB checked ! Carbon monoxide and smoke alarms fitted .............OUR RULES.........Please please Don't slam doors and be quiet when coming home! We don't like people we don't know in our home and therefore ask you meet your friends in the nearby bars or coffee shops, this is to protect you and us. We want you to have a great time with us so
We have no silly rules and you get your own key . Come and go as you please we just ask for mutual respect xx
######I am sorry but I don't allow anyone to cook Using the gas but there is a microwave , toaster and kettle which can be used ##### happy hunting
Garden room so called as it looks over the garden can be rented as two singles or a double room -lower rate this is a lovely room and for a single person I will do this for 20 pounds per night negotiated for over 2 month stay
2 Dogs, Cat
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Southbourne is a suburb of Bournemouth with bus links, trains , beaches, night life, quiet bars, beautiful walks and great atmosphere. We are about 90mins from London by train but right by the beach
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Amusement Park
- Horse Stables
- Water sports
- Sports arena
- Health club
- Bus Stop
- Train station
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
Available on request at an extra cost
- Full Breakfast
Diet Type available on request
Please please Don't slam doors and be quiet when coming home! We don't like people we don't know in our home and therefore ask you meet your friends in the nearby bars or coffee sops, this is to protect you and us
We have no silly rules you get your own key . Come and go as you please we just ask for mutual respect xx
######I am sorry but I don't allow anyone to cook in the kitchen #####but for 3.00 per evening per person I can provide a home cooked meal
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
Karen is super host! Staying with her is safe enjoyable and warm. She will be my regular host whenever we visit Bournemouth. Love her.
I really enjoyed my stay with Karen. The place was wonderful and everyone including the pets were very friendly. Heartily recommended!
We had a great time in Karen's house. She was very helpful, kind and she has a good sense of humour as well.She was our second teacher. We learned from her a lot. We really enjoyed our stay
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I had a really good time staying with Karen and her friend, nothing to complain about - would stay again and would warmly recommend!
I came to stay at the house 1 month but I was so nice I stayed 5 months. The house is clean and friendly. Karen will always help if you have a problem but gives you plenty of privacy. The dogs are very friendly. The beach and the buses and the shops are close.
Quiet & clean, first homestay experience & it worked well.
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