About the Homestay
I am retired. I own a 3bedroom, 2 bath, 1200 square foot home in Lakewood, CA. I live there with my 2 rescue dogs and also occasionally foster for some of the local rescues. I don't drink, smoke or party. Occasionally I entertain and have friends over for dinner or a bbq. My room is on the opposite part of the house from the room that is available, so there is alot of privacy for both parties. In addition to the newly furnished room with tv and patio access that is available, there is a recently remodeled private bathroom. There is also a microwave, toaster oven, Keurig coffee machine and refrigerator for the guests use only. The front and backyard, patio area, bbq and laundry room are the only shared spaces. There's street parking available except on Wednesday mornings from 8:00 until noon when the street sweeper comes.. There is a 10 speed bicycle with a basket or a beach cruiser with a basket, available for guests at an additional charge of $2 per day or $50 per month.
- Bikes for use
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Non Smoking
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
My house is in a nice family community with a small town atmosphere. There is alot to do within walking distance. Restaurants, cinema, shopping mall and a bowling alley. There is a park with a public swimming pool that is open during the summer months, basketball courts and tennis courts. It is a half hour drive to the ocean and several beach communities. It is close to several major freeways and public transportation.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Bus Stop
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
Non smokers only, no drugs, no alcohol if under 21, no overnight guests, no parties, no pets, no drama.. This is my home and I am living here so be respectful, responsible, clean and courteous. Pick up after yourself. Will have only one shared space in the house which is the laundry room. Will also share the front and backyard and outside dining and seating areas which includes BBQ and patio. Parking on the street is a available except on Wednesdays from 8 - 12 which is street sweeping day. There is a cabinet on the patio which contains a microwave, toaster oven and Keurig coffee machine for guest use only. Appliances can be plugged in on the outside bar and or on the patio steps. There's a refrigerator on the patio for the guest use only. There's a private entrance for the guest.
I do have dogs so must like dogs, however they're separated from the guest area. It is a family neighborhood and during the school session primarily, most of the children are in bed early so be aware of that if you come in late.
Smoking is not allowed.
Jille was a great host and her dogs are really cute! She has all the amenities you could want including your own bathroom. I highly recommend staying with her!
It was a really great experience! I enjoyed my stay with Jill a lot. She is such a lovely and friendly lady always willing to help whenever you need help. The dogs are very cute and love to hang out on the couch with you. But even if you don't want to spend time with the dogs, there is a small fence between the living room and the room, that you can close so the dogs don't enter your room. The room is fully furnished and has a closet so you will have enough space to store your stuff. It also has its own bathroom. The house also has a really nice patio and yard where you can sit and hang out. As the two rooms are on two different sides of the house everybody has his privacy.
The house is in a really calm and friendly neighborhood but you have a lot to do in walking distance. The next bus station is in 5-10 Minutes walking distance. There is a shopping mall, a supermarket and a lot of different restaurants in walking distance too.
By car you need 10-20 Minutes to the beach and 30-35 Minutes to Downtown LA. Long Beach Airport is 10 Minutes away and also LAX is less than 30 Minutes away.
All in all it was a really great experience and I recommend everybody to stay with Jill and the little Yorkies :)
How do I book?
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When do I pay?
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