About the Homestay
My condo is in the village of Laguna Woods. I have a large guest bedroom/bath with a large window. There are walking paths outside the door, arboretum and lots of flowers with a patio for tea or coffee/breakfast. The beach is 7 miles and hiking in the hills 4 miles. My interests are photography, watercolor, English tutoring, tai chi, and walking, foreign films, concerts, and theater. You can use the gym and pool as my guest for a small fee.
No pets in my home please
- Internet Access
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
The condo is located in a quiet tree filled adult neighborhood overlooking the Saddleback Mts.
It's a short bus or drive to Laguna Beach and walking distance to healthy food market and Mall. There's a bus depot near by to take longer routes to many sites in South Orange County.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Bus Stop
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
Quiet in the morning and after 10PM on work days. Breakfast is served only and please ask for what you need. I will try to accommodate you. The refrigerator in the bedroom is small but will hold snacks and drinks. You are responsible for any spills, stains to the carpet.
PLEASE NOTE : If you snore, please use a device to lower sound.
The wall is thin between rooms and sound travels easily.
Smoking is not allowed.
Helen has a nice ranch style house in a gated community. There are lots of trees and nice paths to walk along. The bedroom is clean and the bed is comfortable. I always bring my own pillow so I can't comment on the pillow.
Helen provided me with coffee and cereal and fruit in the morning. She was very helpful in guiding me to places to go and see and was available sometimes to join me. I enjoyed Helens hospitality and her comfortable home and would not hesitate to book another stay with her.
Helen was an pleasure. Room as just what I needed. Would stay again.
This was my first experience staying in someone else's home and it was a wonderful experience. Helen was a perfect hostess she could not of done more to make me welcome and comfortable in her home. I look forward to my next stay with Helen she is gracious and interesting.
I agree with Helen: it is very important to discuss in every detail the needs and expectations of both the host and the guest (s) to avoid misunderstandings, possible problems and disappointment.
Helen is an excellent host, room is perfect and as described, it has everything you could need, all at a very reasonable price. I would recommend this room to anyone! Simply, amazing host and very special place.
Helen was extremely hospitable to me and flexible with timing of my arrival and departure. She made me feel very welcome , provided me with food and drinks and welcomed me to join her on her outings. The room was tidy comfortable and I enjoyed my stay. Thanks again Helen
Helen made me feel welcome and comfortable. She rents a lovely room, with a beautiful view, in a safe, quiet neighborhood. Though I was there as a Home-Stay guest and not a friend, I still found Helen to be interesting and talented, and enjoyed her company. Great place to stay in Southern Cal.
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Helen is very hospitable. She even has a small refrigerator in your room. You also get your own bathroom.
Make sure to use her directions, as Google brought me to the vicinity, said "You've arrived" and I would have never found her place from there on my own.
Helen is a neatnik and would ask you to remove your shoes at the entrance, so if you are not accustomed to waking barefooted at home, bring socks or slippers.
The place is nice and so is Helen. Also very conveniently located, close to route 5.
I have a good time with Helen, she is pleasant and helpful. Since she is an English teacher,so, my English is not good to her. Every time she goes shopping always ask whether she can get something for you.She loves art and always painting getting new creations.
She likes certain things and not willing to change but we get along well.
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) 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.