About the Homestay
we have been hosting guests from all over the world for quite a few years now and we allways enjoy meeting new guests, many of which have left us as friends. We have 2 houses 1 of which is in the next road and occupied by Jacqui's mum Mary . (1min walk) We've even visited a few of our guests in their home countries. Our housesi are clean and tidy and having some improvements made to keep them nice for everyone to enjoy. The gardens are large. Jacqui's is 10 metres by 10 metres and South facing so has sun all day. Mary's is north facing. Mary's home has a driveway if you cannot find a parking space. Permits are not needed to park in this area.
Jacqui and Mary will do laundry if required, and cleaning of the houses. Our daughter and her 3 children live next door and are allways around to have a chat to. The bus stop is at the top of our road (200 metres approx) and the library, shops, bars and restaurants about 3 min walk from house. We often have a lot of guests because they are taking the ferry and we are in a convenient position. About £5 in taxi or ten minutes walk. If you like to walk.....
Ports international ferry port ....1 mile
Hilsea train station....1.2 miles
Gunwharf quays and The hard....2.5 miles
Ports town centre ....1.5 miles
Clarence pier ( seafront )
Isle of Wight ferry....2.5 miles
Most university buildings can be reached between 35-40 min walk or short bus ride.
The room rate includes the following services: regular room cleaning, lunch, and dinner
Additional available services at an extra charge (payable directly to your host on arrival):
Charge for washing machine usage: 2.00 GBP per machine load
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Smoke alarm on each floor
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Montague and Kirby roads are nice quiet roads even though very close to the local shops/bus stops etc. Very easy to find. We have a Tesco on the corner
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Amusement Park
- Sports arena
- Health club
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Please note that only a light breakfast is included in the room rate. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Please keep our home secure and double-lock the front door at night or when everyone else are out.
No shoes on carpets.
Smokers welcome to smoke in garden in smoking area.....not on astro turf as it will burn.
No strangers in unless agreed with host previously.
Please do not adjust the heat settings yourself, ask us and we will happily do it for you
Keep noise to a minimum please
Please do not invite strangers into our home; if you would like to invite a friend over just agree it with us in advance and I'm sure it will be fine
Please enjoy your stay and treat our house as you would your own home!
Smoking is not allowed.
Lovely room. Fridge, kettle, microwave, iron, TV; everything you need.
Very comfortable, friendly and nothing too much trouble. Excellent place to stay
My stay with Jacqueline and family was comfortable and breakfast was available in the bedroom, which suited me as I had an early start to get to the cross channel ferry. I managed to park in the street a few houses down from my hosts. My welcome was friendly.
Really friendly lady, nice and clean house
Would highly recommend a stay with her and if I'm back in Portsmouth then I would definetly want to stay again
A little added admin due to the homestay overheads; I paid immediately; contact was painless and I expained my later arrival; at the door I was welcomed, toured the guest house; settled for the night and was welcomed to breakfast next morning; left as friends. Many, many thanks to all.
I stayed at her mum's Mary just around the corner. A little home from home. Great nights sleep didn't set my alarm as I'm an early riser especially in a strange bed. Woke up at 8.30 am very late for me. Mary is a lovely lady and I will book here again when I'm that way. Highly recommended.
The stay was very comfortable friendly and very clean. If I was that way again I would not gesittet staying again
Jacqueline and Mary were very lovely and friendly. i will use them again and again
This guest awarded the host 5 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.
Overall ok, welcoming and beds comfortable.
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 (minimum booking fee may apply) 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 by prior arrangement.
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.