About the Homestay
Hello, we are Dot & Steve and would like to welcome you to our family house We have been hosting students from across the world for nearly 4 years, with EF school, and have decided to use homestay.
We have a small room with 2 beds can either sleep one or a couple
We are situated quite close to the city centre, as well as the Temple meads train station with a bus stop within 100 yards. Bristol International Airport is also within 20 minutes from us.
We do have our son & daughter stay here as well as 2 dogs, Ozzy a black Labrador and Benji a shitzu cross, both are very friendly.
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Non Smoking
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is located on the south side of the city, in a quiet area, with a bus stop just 2 minutes away.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Amusement Park
- Sports arena
- 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
Make sure doors and windows are locked when leaving the house.
Tidy up after yourself and leave the kitchen the way you find it.
Please be quiet when you come in at night as Steve works shifts and can start early.
No smoking inside the house.
Take shoes off before going upstairs.
Smoking is not allowed.
I stayed almost 2 months with Dot and Steve, and I felt like at home. I was given a warm welcome, and I had a very good relationship with all the family.
Dot is like a second mother and make you feel at home, she is very caring and I was never lacking of anything with her. She likes chatting and knowing more about you. With Steve I spent some evenings watching movies, thanks to him I learnt new English movies and series, particularly "The Inbetweeners" which is really funny. You will definitely improve your listening skills with him (good luck haha) because he is Scottish. Two children are still living in the house: Mitchell (22) and Heidi (32). They are like bother and sister for me. Mitchell is very funny and will teach you the Bristolian style of life. We used to regularly chat in the evening after work. Heidi is a very interesting person and very chatty, you can talk about everything with her. She is very helpful as well, everytime I had a question she has always managed to give me all the information I needed.
Georges, an other son of Dot, is not living there anymore but he used to regularly come over. He is also like a brother for me. He was really welcoming with me and was very curious about me and my culture. The first weekend he made me visiting Bristol and I discovered nice places I didn't know before. We used to regularly have English breakfast in pubs together, and I was helping him to do some work in the front garden to build new walls and to pour concrete. His partener Ella is really friendly as well, and they have a young son, Teddy, who is very adorable!
I was very lucky to be a member of the family, it was a really nice experience. You won't lack of anything with them, and you will feel very welcomed but you will also have your own independence. I can't thank them enough to host me, and they will always be welcome in my house.
Dorothy and Steve hosted me for 4 nights while I was staying in Bristol and were warm, welcoming and friendly. They were chatty and even had meals ready for me on some nights which was not expected but much appreciated. I can't praise this family enough for their hospitality and kindness.
Cheers Steve and Dorothy
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 250 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
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.