About the Homestay
I am 68. I am mother and Grandmother and recently retired. I live alone but my family live locally & sometimes I look after my grandchildren who are now old enough to be quiet and sociable. I used to teach English to small children. I understand how confusing a new place. and country can be & I`m always helpful to guests. I speak only English but members of my family speak Croatian and German. I enjoy unusual genres of music & like gardening. My garden is long and peaceful and I`m happy to share it with guests. I also love animals & have environmentally friendly beliefs . I have one timid cat....Take note allergy sufferers!
You will always be welcome to use my TV which has subtitles and is located in the main room. Read my reviews!! :-) I have had some lovely guests over the years from Japan,Italy,Hungary,Korea,China,France,Malaysia, Germany and the US. All nationalities are welcome :-)
SORRY GUYS-LADIES ONLY and couples for short-stays!
Smoking is allowed outside on my porch where there is a small covered area and seats for a sunny day/evening.Cleaning included. Breakfast included (and dinner available most days if you ask). Even laundry included if you want-completely free. Free-Wi-Fi as well-what a bargain! Although I prefer to take shorter-stay guest (this allows me rest-periods and to invite friends/family to stay in my rooms) please still ask if you need a longer period. Last year I had a German student for 5 months and we both enjoyed being house-mates. :-)
"Please note that a light breakfast is included in all room rates. Other meals,if available,could incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host. I can usually cater for special diets but I do need to be told first so I buy the right food. :-)
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Once you confirm your booking you will get an email with our exact address. I can help you then with exact directions too if you let me know how you will be arriving. So don't worry you won't have any problems finding us in East Barnet.
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
Diet Type available on request
- Lactose Intolerant
Just treat me and the house with respect and care and I will be happy. I will soon tell you politely if something upsets me! No curfew as long as you`re quiet when returning late. And your own key!
The room rate includes the following services: regular room cleaning,simple breakfast,laundry, and Wi Fi internet access. It also includes sheets and towels!
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
She was really helpful in all ways. I enjoyed talking with her very much! I should have stayed there longer... Anyway she’s really kind lady, a good cook and a great host!
Krista is very kind! I have enjoyed my stay at her house and i really like her red cat...the house is very particular and pretty and it isn't so far from London. I hope one day i return there ... Baci!
I enjoyed my stay with Krista. She's really friendly, and her cooking is good, and healthy too! House and room was really clean and tidy. She has a really nice back garden as well. Recommended!
We stayed at Krista's house for 4 days and it was really a wonderful trip! Krista is a really caring and nice person. She's a good cook and she helped us whenever it was possible!
The house was clean and very cosy!
We definitely recommend to stay at Krista's house.
Hatte eine schöne Zeit. Ideal für Leute die in London wohnhaft werden, die Wohnungsuche aber langsam angehen möchten. (man bekommt jeden Tag gutes Essen und Tipps für die Wohnungssuche etc.)
Das Haus liegt zwar etwas außerhalb, aber die Verkehrsanbindungen in die Stadt sind gut und schnell.
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.