About the Homestay
My name is Shelly and my husband, Onder and I have hosted international students on and off for about 20 years. Onder is from Turkey and I'm from South Dakota. We have 2 children, Jem is studying Biohealth-Pre Pharmacy at Oregon State and Senay will be a Senior in high school in the fall. We have a very friendly dog, Rosie who is 1/2 Golden Retriever and 1/2 yellow lab. I've travelled to the South Pacific, Europe, Costa Rica, Turkey and Israel and love learning about other cultures. I'm also an International Student Advisor at UC San Diego and coordinate the English-in-Action conversation program, matching international students with volunteers who assist them with English conversation. On the weekends, we usually meet up with friends and take our dog, Rosie on walks. We like cooking different kinds of meals, including Turkish food, Italian, Mexican, Chinese, and Midwestern cuisine.
We prefer to host a female student, you would share a bathroom with my daughter.
Preferred method of payment is paypal: please contact me to have the details.
Thanks and hope to meet you soon!
- Bikes for use
- Internet Access
- Non Smoking
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is in the Clairemont neighborhood close to Balboa Avenue and 805. There is shopping about a mile away with Vons, CVS, Target, Marshalls and many restaurants. We are close to the #27 and #44 bus lines.
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
Available on request at an extra cost
- Half Board
Please no visitors during the homestay.
Smoking is not allowed.
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.