Easy going southern California life

Homestay in Irvine, Mission Viejo, Costa Mesa, San Juan Capistrano - Lake Forest (by Irvine), United States

About the Homestay

Urban Spacious
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

We live in a two story house in Lake Forest, about 20 mn. drive from Irvine, Mission Viejo, Costa Mesa, San Juan Capistrano. Our residential neighborhood is safe and quiet, yet at walking distance from many shopping centers, stores, ba nks, markets. Our guest students mainly attend UCI (University of California in Irvine) and well known language schools like IVC, Kaplan, LASC, AOI, Poly and Saddleback College. Other professionals find our place at a convenient traveling distance from their jobs - mostly located in Irvine.
We are a family of four: grandma, daughter, son and granddaughter. We are professionals and are academically oriented. We like the outdoors and we enjoy international food.



House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Computer
  • Laundry
  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Smoke alarm
  • Non Smoking
  • Allow Smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 30 nights

Maximum stay is for 270 nights

Available for given dates

Bedroom 1
From $28 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

From this 10" X 10" room, one has a nice view of the street and rose patch in the front yard down below. It is quiet with lots of day light.

  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
 1 guest
Monthly price
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About the Area

Our house is located in a quiet residential neighborhood in Lake Forest. We live close to major cities like Irvine, Mission Viejo, Costa Mesa, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Juan Capistrano... We are at driving distance (usually 20 mn.) from UCI (University of California in Irvine) and from major language schools (IVC, Kaplan, AOI, LASC, Poly). The bus stops are at walking distance from the house. On weekends, our guests spend the day at the many beaches along Pacific Coast Highway, or go shopping at fancy malls and store outlets. Disneyland and Hollywood are other day trip attractions, not mentioning nearby big towns San Diego and Los Angeles.

Local Area Facilities
  • Tennis
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Bowling
  • Beach
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Shopping Centre
  • Amusement Park
  • Horse Stables
  • Water sports
  • Sports arena
  • Health club
  • Fishing
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station
  • Hospital


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
  • Half Board

House Rules

House rules are reasonable to keep everybody comfortable.

Smoking is allowed outdoors only.

5 Reviews

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    3.8 hearts
    December 2014

    This guest awarded the host 3.8 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.

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    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    September 2014

    All the people in the house were nice , very friendly and kind.

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    United States
    Age 25 - 34

    4.4 hearts
    October 2012

    This guest awarded the host 4.4 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.

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    United States
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    September 2012

    If you want to have a wonderful American host family, I definitely recommend you to stay at this house. I was an international student in the US and my life was so great. I know one of the biggest reasons for that is I lived with this wonderful host family.
    Staying at this house was really comfortable. They are very nice, respectful, funny, and friendly. The smiles in the profile picture is just the evidence. Even some students who lived in this house often visit them, which means their experiences at this house were excellent too. Rooms are also clean.
    Their lifestyle is mainly American, so you can experience typical American culture such as Halloween, Christmas day, Thanksgiving day, and etc. These experiences will be your fond memories.
    No worries about your English level even if it is pretty low. Just be open-minded and respectful. They, including her granddaughter, do not disturb you. So please try not to disturb them too. If you have any questions, you should send a message to her from this website.
    Oh my god, writing this review made me miss them so much!! I'm serious. I hope you will have a great American life with my favorite family.

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    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    July 2012

    was a very good experience.
    family friendly.

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.

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