About the Homestay
A little about us :) We are are a young friendly family consisting of myself - a Kiwi in the UK working for a mental health charity, my partner - northerner working for a soft drinks company and our little girl aged 4 - generally just being cute. Our home is bright, spacious, clean and above all cozy. We are welcoming and accepting of all people and welcome a cultural exchange. We have 2 rooms available one big room with a kingsize bed, wardrobe, writers desk, drawers, bedside table and lamp. We also have a smaller room next door with a single bed available and an office also available if you need space to work. Downstairs is a shared area we have a large open plan lounge/dining area with sky tv, netflix, amazon video etc which you would be free to use. The kitchen is just next door to this and then a lovely well maintained garden. We are a sociable bunch but also respect privacy but we are always on hand to help you find your feet in London. We are based in Zone 4 with the train station (Shortlands) a 4 minute walk and Bromley high Street a 12 min walk. In Bromley there is lots to do on the high street there is a mall, two cinemas, great restaurants and bars (very good craft beer pub) etc and lots of local parks. We offer a light breakfast (included) which you can help yourself to what you like - cereal and toast and usually extras like bagels and yogurt etc. We can offer a packed lunch or dinner at extra cost but usually prefer not to offer dinner as a bit easier for us but if you do require this just drop us a message to discuss before your stay and we can usually work something out :)
If you have any questions regarding us, the home or the food we provide etc just feel free to drop us a message. :)
- Internet Access
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is a 4 min walk to Shortlands station and lots of bus stops nearby. Bromley High Street is a 12 min walk and there are also lots of parks nearby.
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
Diet Type available on request
No smoking in the house and no guests unless discussed and agreed prior.
Check in time is roughly 3.30pm as I have to pick up my daughter from school but on some days I can be flexible so do ask when booking.
Check out time is by 12pm - again I can be flexible if no other guests have booked so do ask.
Payment to be made on arrival.
Smoking is not allowed.
Mes filles et moi avons adoré séjourner chez Elle, à Bromley. La maison est extrêmement propre, et le quartier très tranquille, entouré d'immenses parcs et de playgrounds pour les enfants. Elle Smith est une hôtesse très accueillante, qui n'hésite pas à passer un peu de son temps à discuter, ce qui est très agréable et très intéressant. Elle nous a aussi gentiment invités à regarder la télévision dans son salon. Quant à sa petite fille Juniper, elle est trop mignonne! Les miennes ont adoré jouer avec elle, et apprendre ainsi à parler un petit peu anglais. La maison est en zone 4 du greater London, mais il existe un train sans changement depuis la gare de Saint-Pancras, et aussi depuis Victoria station. J'y retournerais donc volontiers!
Superb host extremely welcoming went above and beyond to ensure I was comfortable.
Located on very quiet street
Excellent continental breakfast provided including complimentary bottled water
Fresh Towels Provided and bed linen very handy!
The room has a small fan great for hot weather
Hair Dryer included which was a massive bonus for me personally
The host also provided some very nice bath toiletries
The house is in a perfect location within 3 minutes walk to shortlands station with trains to London in under 15 minutes
I would 100% recommended this place the host is friendly personable and makes you feel at home the place is like a 5 star hotel.
I will definitely return on my next trip!
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.