About the Homestay
Our comfortable and relaxed home is a two-story home with big back yard and garden. I love flowers and animals. You will see flowers in our front and back yard, and hear bird-chirping all year long.
We have been renting out one of our rooms for about ten years. (We are new to homestay.com.) We have experienced as a host-family to many foreign students. We enjoy meeting new people. We hosted over one hundred people.
We wish you relax and enjoy your stay at our home, and we respect your privacy.
See you soon!
= Family Members =
Mike (He was born and raised in SD. He is a Computer Engineer.)
Kasumi (I am Japanese. I have lived in California for 30 years. I can speak Japanese and English.)
We are a married couple. Mike cannot understand the Japanese language, so we speak English at home.
We don't smoke and drink.
We love to travel. We have been to Japan, Costa Rica, Canada, Bora Bora, Rangiroa, Iceland, Australia, Belize, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and more.
Dogs: Leon (Jack Russell Terrier), Ray (Mini-Pin and Toy Manchester Terrier Mix), and Pow (Chihuahua).
Tropical Fish: two fish tanks (in the computer room and our bedroom)
= Others =
A guest room has comfortably big enough space. The room is included a queen-size bed, a coffee table, a couch sofa, a TV, a DVD player, a mirror, an iron w/iron board, a hairdryer, a ceiling fan, a closet, maps, dressers, a shoe rack, and two big windows.
Max. three people can stay in the room. Our couch sofa can be expanded to be a queen-size bed.
Breakfast is available on request at an extra cost.
A bus terminal, a train station, and a rental-car shop are close to our home.
Easy access to Freeway 15 and Highway 78.
We are looking forward to meeting you soon.
If you have any questions, please ask us anytime.
- Internet Access
- Non Smoking
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our home is located in North County of San Diego. It is about two hours away from Los Angeles Airport, about forty minutes away from SD Airport, and about twenty-five minutes away from McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad by car.
A big shopping mall (Westfield North County Fair) , a movie theater, a library, Escondido downtown, the SD Safari Park and some casinos are close to our home. There are many restaurants and grocery stores around as well.
A bus terminal, a train station and a rental-car shop are close to our home.
Easy access to Freeway 15 and Highway 78.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Amusement Park
- Health club
- 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
Available on request at an extra cost
- Full Breakfast
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19: keep a safe distance, wash your hands often, and cover your cough and sneeze
Please be friendly to our dogs
No Smoking in our home
No Drugs (including marijuana) and Weapons
Take care of yourself
Must be 18 years old or older. (If you are coming here for your internship reason, 17 years old is OK.) Kid(s) with adult(s) must be 6 or older
Please do not bring your pets
Please do not bring your kitchen appliances to our guest room, and use them.
Please finish using our kitchen by 10 pm.
You can use our laundry machines between noon and 4 pm on weekdays and/or between 9 am and 4 pm on weekends.
Please do not bring your guests to our home for now due to the Pandemic.
Conserve water and electricity. Turn off when not in use. Don't forget to turn off the ceiling fan, when you go out.
You can take shower every day, but we have to limit your use of a bath once a week. If you use the Jacuzzi bathtub, please finish using it by 10 pm.
Please take your shoes off at the entrance. I recommend you bring your slippers or inside shoes to wear if you don't want to walk on the floor with your bare feet or socks.
You are not allowed to take any of our items (hangers, silverwares, cups, etc) out from our home. All items we offer to our guests are house use only except maps.
Please prepare your body soap, shampoo/conditioner, laundry soap, and so on for your individual use.
Enjoy your stay at our home!
Smoking is not allowed.
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.