About the Homestay
My family and I love to meet new people who are visiting Los Angeles California; where there are lot of places to visit and a lot of things to do too.
- Internet Access
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
The house is a few miles from downtown LA and USC is like about 2 miles away. Not too far from LAX airport and the public transportation is available and also Uber services too.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Sports arena
- Bus Stop
- Train station
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
Welcome to our home
We are happy to invite you into our home and we hope you will enjoy your time here with us. So that everyone can live happily in this home together we all try to abide by the house rules.
You may be sharing the bathroom and toilet with other family members. Please help keep the bathroom clean so that its clean for the next person. If you shower at night your shower must finish before 9:30 pm. It is important that you keep your shower not too long.Please respect this necessity for water conservation. Please Do not waste water California is a land of drought and bushfires. When our water levels are very low we must conserve our water by not wasting it. This may take time to get used to, but it is important that this rule is understood.
There is a laundromat at few feet from our home. They provided a good services.
Also, If you prefer to wash your clothes at home. We will taking care your laundry with an extra charge of 5 dollars per load that it will washing, dry and folding your clothes
Breakfast is generally a ‘help yourself meal’. I will show you where the milk, cereal, eggs, bread, jam tea and coffee is stored We all share the kitchen, so please clean up after yourself or join us in the cleanup after group dinners.
Your bedroom is your private sanctuary, and all family members are expected to respect the privacy of each other’s bedroom. Please respect one another in regards to the bedrooms and each other’s privacy. The exception to this rule is the mothers right to enter any room for safety or hygiene reasons. If you need to talk to another person and they are in their room knock on the door and wait for the person to answer. You must make your bed each morning when you wake up each day. Please keep your bedroom clean and tidy, this means find a place to put everything do not leave lots of things on your desk, the floor or your bed. No food or drink (water is okay) to be taken into the bedroom. If you have food in our bedrooms, then ants will come in. Please place your rubbish in the bins provided in our home. When you leave your bedroom switch your light off. Turn the bathroom and toilet light off when you have finished in these rooms.
If you wish to use the home telephone (local calls only) please ask me first and no phone calls to be made or received after 9 pm this includes mobile phones. Only local calls can be made from the home phone (no international).
There is a wifi internet in this home. Please ask us first, if you need to use it.
This is a non-smoking home, smoking is not allowed inside the house . Smoking is allowed outdoors only
A light will be left on at night in the centre of the house.
Upon you arrival the remain balance of this room reservation needs to be paid in full. Only cash, please. If your stay is more than a month , the total balance will be paid bi-weekly or monthly. We can come up with a payment agreement after the first month is paid upon your arrival. Don’t hesitate to ask for payment plan if you are planning to stay longer with us.
We have a TV in the living room, you are welcome to watch it.
If you are given a key to the street door it is then your responsibility. If you lose the key you will be responsible for the cost of having the lock replaced.
When leaving the house be sure that windows are closed and doors are locked.
Please do not use electrical appliances (toaster/iron etc) or cooking facilities without first checking with me, how they are to be used correctly.
I understand that some of the rules may seem strange to you and that you will need time to adjust to them. Please come and speak to me of any worries or problems that I can help you with.
Respect host property, electronics, appliances and kitchen items.
Respect each and everybody in the house.
Good humor and manners at all time.
Communication is very important. at all time.
If we are available we can pick you up from airport for 15 dollars for the ride. If you need information about public transportation or Uber or Lyft ride services please ask. We will be happy to help you,
Smoking is not allowed.
I recommend her, a very good person!
Thank you for everything mayra.
It is an extremely friendly and warm family! Once you live in, you will be treated like one of the family members. Also, the host, Mayra, not only takes good care of her guests but also gives them plenty of useful tips. Super appreciate it!
She is amazing ! I haved learn lot of things about United States with her ! This family is beautiful, thank you for all ! You like a mom !
Mayra is a great host.
She helped us a lot to become familiar with the zone, and during all the six months she has been always available to assist us for every circumstance.
She helped us to find a new phone and a new SIM, she took us to see very wonderful places and she always gave us precious suggestions.
Her kids are really lovely and the other guest, Yuanyuan, is a great housemate!
The neighborhood is quite and safe! At walking distance you can find: more than one shops, some fast-food, a library and a park where you can run and train yourself with some gymnastic machines.
The house is also in a key point from a transportation point of view: in a 1 minute walking you can reach a metro stop where you can go to all the places in Los Angeles with maximum one metro change.
It is highly recommended buying the TAP CARD: it is a magnetic card that can be used to move all around Los Angeles at $1,75.
The position of the house is also perfect for USC students. The USC is at 40 minutes walking, 20 minutes with a bicycle and 10 minutes with the metro.
You can take the metro bus 204 paying $1,75 or the Southeast Dash paying $0,50. The last one drops you off before to reach the USC, at 10 minutes walking.
We can't imagine a better host, a better family, a better house and a better position. We're pretty sure you can't find a better quality/price relationship. Of course you can go in the wonderful Beverly Hills, but you'll pay 5 times more for a smaller space!
We would say thanks to Mayra for these amazing months, and we promise to come back in the future!
I strongly recommend this place.
Mayra is very hospitable, considerate and friendly.
There were many happy memonies. For example, once I was going to have a exam early in the morning, and Mayra offered to give me a ride, I am very grateful to her for this.
It was a very pleasant journey and I enjoyed a lot there.
Also the room is big and cozy, with all kinds of equipments a guest needed.
Mayra a wonderful lady , helpful , very kind , .....
she is not just a hostess , she is a best friend , she is like Mother members , she's like every good thing.
about the home it's very nice , clean and cozy , Very close to public transportation and easily accessible.
I had a good time with Maria. She is always available for advice on transportation and places to visit. I recommend.
We had such a pleasant experience staying in Mayra's house. She and her family were kind and helpful all the time. We felt like home and we'll take to Brazil only good memories from there. The house is beautiful and cozy. We found our room perfectly clean and organized. We have nothing to say about Mayra's but good things. We strongly recommend.
I and my wife we stayed 15 days to mayra.
We had a good time there in Los Angeles, in spite of a random weather at this time of year.
Mayra advised to us by e-mail to facilitate our arrival at her home.
there, we were welcomed well, made comfortable from our arrival.
The room is spacious, clean, attractive, and have a restroom in the room.
Mayra, it's a very nice, sociable, friendly person, in the listening, if we don't really speak English, she takes the time to try to understand what we said,
she gives good advices, will help you to find good plans for miscellaneous activities.
She speaks Spanish also!
Generous, welcoming, friendly, thoughtful atmosphere, here is adjectives concerning the small family.
The district is quiet, several shops, bars and restaurants nearby.
Well served by buses, which will take you to the place of interest, but it's better to take a pass (tap Card).
In brief, at Mayra we a felt at home, it's not a 4star hotel but the hospitality and the user-friendliness that she proposes ought to be worth 5 !
As I said her at the time of the farewells, she richly deserves her 5* on homestay.
For these reasons you are strongly recommended to stay at her home.
P.S. : big kisses from Reunion Island to Mayra, Renata, Oscar and Yuanyuan, We keep good memories about you!
May be see you next year ;)
we hope that we were able to retranscribe what we wanted to say in English.
Mayra est formidable !! Sa maison est très charmante accueillante, la chambre est jolie et propre, les wc dans la chambre sont un plus. Mayra est vraiment extraordinaire, elle nous aidé dans toutes nos démarches, nous a même trouvé des codes promo pour la location de voiture et universal studio. Elle nous a emmené louer la voiture et prêté son GPS ! Mayra nous a vraiment gâté, petit déjeuner et repas délicieux elle est attentionnée nous avons été ravis !! Superbe souvenir ...
Thanks you Mayra, we will be back and i love you !!
Roxanne et Yoann
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