About the Homestay
Mike & Linda
We have been Married for 24 years and have 2 grown up Children one in University and one working away.
We have been Hosting international students long and short term for over 4 years.
We have 2 Double/ twin rooms both with King-size Beds that can be altered to be twin bedded rooms.
We have 2 Bathrooms one for the Guests use.
We have a separate lounge for our guests to chill relax read or watch TV with many Asian and international channels.
We have many interests and hobbies we love to Travel and have visited Korea & China recently Mike loves Baking and all types of cooking and loves the the History of Bristol, and we love walking and hiking and exercise, drawing and entertaining our guests.
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Non Smoking
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Whitchurch Park is a quiet friendly area of Bristol
The bus stop is a short walk and there are frequent buses to the City Centre about 2.5 miles and will take about 25 mins.
close to our house there are shops and restaurants, takeaways and even a leisure centre with a international size swimming pool.
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 Smoking inside the house
No shoes inside the house
Please be quiet if you return late.
We ask you to Tidy up after yourself and keep the bathroom clean after use.
Smoking is not allowed.
I arrived late August at Michael and Linda’s humble home.
I was tired, weary and nervous about moving into a new environment. I was welcomed into their house with a lovely cup of tea. They then proceeded to show me around the house and all the amenities.
The house by itself, is by no means special. The rooms are decently sized, tidy and comfortable. However, it is the family that lives in said house that brings the house to life. This I slowly came to learn over the course of a week.
Mornings were spent with a beverage of your choice (highly recommend coffee as they have several different kinds of coffees available) alongside sandwiches and eggs. Evenings were spent having delicious home-cooked food (Michael is an excellent Chef, just tell him “surprise me” and be impressed and filled by his selection of your would be dinner)that were incredibly heartwarming and fulfilling (P.S dinner can be arranged at extra cost, trust me, the price quoted is extremely reasonable and the quality of food is impeccable!).
Laundry was done easily enough as they have a washing machine available should you need to use it as well as tumble dryer. The showers are always hot. The house also boasts a centralised heating system, so fret not if you’re afraid of the cold. The TV has amazing channels on it should you feel the need to be entertained (there’s also an X-Box available). Wifi is pretty fast as well!
However, most often, I would find myself engaged in conversation with both Michael and Linda, exchanging stories and cultural details. I found out that they have an incredibly extensive experience in the line of being a host family/landlords.
They have hosted over 24 different nationalities and thus have a great understanding of each unique nationality. Their oldest tenant was over 50 years old by the way! Whatever age, ethnicity, gender, or nationality you are, you can expect to be treated well.
The atmosphere in this house is almost constantly packed with humour, conversation and a warm sense of belonging. Imagine a weekend back at your parents. Yes, this is exactly like it, except that it happens everyday. It almost feels as if they are your foster parents. They treat you with such respect, kindness and understanding, it’s surreal. Any issue can be resolved simply by talking to them (not that there were any issues to begin with).
I leave this place with a heavy heart. It frustrates me even further that I am unable to fully express this beautiful, soul enriching experience at Michael and Linda’s. I sincerely look forward to my next stay with them.
I came here as a tenant. I left here as family.
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) 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.