About the Homestay
We want to assure our guests that we thoroughly sanitize each room and the safety of our guests as well our family is paramount! We are starting to take guests again as California starts to reopen in phases. We are a small family with two amazing Siberian huskies. We are teachers that love to travel as well. We are native Californians. We love to be tour guides and make your stay as pleasant as possible. We are centrally located in one of the safest cities in the United States. We are close to all the action in Orange County. We have lovely and clean rooms that are at your disposal. We provide a continental breakfast.
Conveniently located for UCI, Irvine. Lots of students from University of California, Irvine have stayed with us.
We now also offer transportation for additional costs and can also help customize a tour of the local hot spots.
Due to the ordinances of the city of Irvine we are only able to take longer stay clients only.
- Non Smoking
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is located in a safe and quiet neighborhood. It is centrally located and can access all local transportation in the city. It is very convenient to great restaurants and entertainment spots.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- 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
We are in a drought here in California so we ask that you limit your showers to one per day and under 15 minutes.
We require a payment to made through venmo, Paypal(friends and family) or cash prior to arrival (at least half of the amount) after the booking has been made and the remainder upon arrival. As soon as you book your homestay, please contact us to make payment arrangements. We now have square up so we are able to use your credit cards, MasterCard, Visa, AmericanExpress, and Discover cards. There is a 3 percent fee the company charges.
Smoking is not allowed.
I was so lucky having this warm family! All family members are detail-oriented and optimistic! They brought tons of happiness to customers! Though I am done with this trip living with them, I really want to keep them posted always! I highly recommended this location to stay when you are in Irvine! You will miss this nice place when you leave!
Camilla and Marius are amazing Hosts. They have very comfortable Accommodations. They make you feel right at home. Their Puppy Dogs are very trained and they are very sweet. If you are looking for all the comforts of home with puppy dogs you will absolutely fall in love with, This will be the place for you. I will be booking this place whenever I'm in Irvine from now on.
Chose the room that was at her mothers house. (The room with the dog on the red bed) Was not told that it was at her mothers house. Was offered to stay at her house and when I did it was fine aside from the bug problems that they have since they leave the door open for their dogs at night. You’ll experience bug problems if there’s too much trash in the trash can but it’s just her house. Her mothers house did not give me the same problems when I had a stuffed trash can. I suggest to stay somewhere else.
The sweetest and kindest family!! They made sure I felt at home and wasn't short of anything! Unfortunately because of COVID-19 and the stay at home order I couldn't see much of the country when I was in the US, but I had a wonderfull time with Marius and Csilla, her mom and the huskies. Marius is a great tourguide, he showed me lovely area's I would never have seen if I went around with Uber or by myself, he took me on a lot of nice rides around the counties and told me about the history of the area's. I had a blast and next time will definately book the place to stay again when I'm back! See you guys soon again!
Very friendly and helpful couple.
Cosy homestay at convenient location with 2 cute huskies Rocky and Chloe.
Csilla is a kind, professional and delicate host.
Marius is a nice, open-minded and gentle man. In my first days here, Marius spent 3 days to showed me many markets, stores, communities,etc. That helps me a lot for my time in Irvine. Special thanks to you Marius! Good luck!
I really enjoyed living in Csilla and Marius homestay. They taught and helped me a lot!
I learnt and discovered many interesting things.
Thank you so much!
Wish you all the best!
Trung - Vietnam
As my first time commuting to my school, I wasn't sure if this place would have fit my needs. My stay is for six months. Csilla, her mother Ildi, and Marius made it such an accommodating experience I will NEVER forget.
The room I stayed in far exceeded my expectations. I never slept in a more comfortable bed than in the four years I've attended college. They were careful to make sure I had everything I needed and gave me tips about the local sites. Marius went out of his way to give me rides and showed me different biking trails. Csilla was so accommodating when coordinating my stay. Ildi, my main host, took care to ensure I was comfortable the entire time and even left me nice chocolates during the holidays!
I highly recommend them without reservation nor hesitation. They made my final six months at school much more comfortable and should I need a place in Irvine again, I will certainly come back.
The honest couple I ever meet in the USA is Marius and Csilla. I stayed in there house for a month (6th Oct- 6th Nov). They are very helpful as you expected. In the very first day of my arrival, Marius took me several places to visit for grocery and lunch. Later, I visited several places with him in the city. Furthermore, as this is my first time in the USA, they support me to reach public transportation. There is a public library in front of this house, and the park also where you can pass your spare time. I never forget their support, because they were always there for me. The additional benefit is that they both are from an academic background, so they will treat you professionally.
I will recommend all the people, particularly Indian and Nepales student that you will be satisfied with their service. I have your phone no, I will connect you if there are any Nepalese guys troubling to find the room here. Many thanks, Marius and Csilla for hosting me.
Durga P. Acharya
Very accommodating and friendly.
Very nice family, and generous host. Flexible
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.