About the Homestay
We have been providing great homestay experiences for several years, mostly to travelers from Japan, Korea, China and Latin America, we are open to other cultures too.
We enjoy meeting people from different cultures and sharing our perspectives
We are a family of five with three grown-up children attending College.
We have visited several countries, in North America, South America Europe and Middle east,
We love to visit different places and go sightseeing.
My wife loves to cook and I'm a tennis fan.
Our home is located in a residential neighborhood with very good access to buses.
We have several schools at walking distance as same as big shopping center and recreational area. We are close to colleges and universities like Camosun and UVic.
We are very friendly. Please contact us if you want to know more.
Rates without and with 1, 2 or 3 meals are available.
We hope to see you soon !
Lina & Ed
- Bikes for use
- Games Room
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Non Smoking
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is located in a residential neighborhood. It is very safe and we are surrounded by nature trails to explore and enjoy.
There is a nice shopping mall at walking distance. It has food courts and stores , restaurants, cinemas, sports facilities library etc..
The bus stop is only 5 minutes walk from the house and there are many bus option around as same as a bus terminal at the mall. Travel time to downtown is around 15 minutes.
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
No drugs or alcohol allowed in the house.
No smoking in the house, but smoking outside is OK if it is not close to the house.
Quiet time is after 10 PM.
One laundry per week.
Payment Method: Please note that we require our guests to pay 10% of the booking total to us in advance of the booking to hold your room (after the 15% booking fee is paid to Homestay.com). Please use Paypal as the payment method. Thanks
Cancellation Policy: We ask our guests to give us at least 7 days’ notice for any cancellation. Any cancellation later than this will not be refunded.
Smoking is not allowed.
Unfortunately it was not as I expected for a Homestay. A previous review mentioned the cold but I thought if I told him about the cold - as he instructed the other reviewer to do - that they'd take care of it, so I mentioned to the hosts about this, expecting they'd want me to be comfortable, but instead I was offered a refund. His text said "I can't heat the whole house all day and provide accomodations for just $23/day. It gets warmer upstairs where they live and it was 16-17 C in the basement with little sunlight. (I bought a thermometer). Maybe this temp is ok for some people or in the summertime, but I was cold. They gave me an extra blanket for the night which made the nights fine, but when I asked for mornings and evenings it was always something I had to ask for daily. I was gone 11+ hours per day plus gone on weekends (2 or 3 days and still paid), but then when I got 1 day off to stay in my room and rest and asked for the temperature to be up (still only 19 -20 C in my room, so not unreasonably high - normal room temp should be 21.5C), that's when he sent the above mentioned text.
I gave it a 2 instead of a 1 rating, because the permanent roommate in the apartment was very nice and easy to get along with and I was happy she was there. I feel bad putting in a bad review, but I rely on reviews to choose places and feel it is important for me to also leave reviews so that others at least are aware of what they are getting in to. Some people don't mind that temperature, but some do. Apparently the electrical system can't handle a space heater, which would have been a good solution.
rented the bedroom suite with kitchen for a week. nice quite place. Bus number 22 is the closest(freq is every 30 mins or so),rest of the bus stops are at least 15 mins walking. Kitchen is small and has basic amenities like a small fridge , utensils/cutlery and a portable induction cook-top. It was peaceful overall. Neat and clean room
As a female solo travelling one thing always at the forefront of your mind is safety. Offering to pick me up from the airport (slightly cheaper than taxi) and having a room with its own separate entrance and key to lock my room with, I felt safe staying with Ed and his family. The room was a good size and well furnished. Having a small kitchen separate from the family (although still shared with other guests) was nice though without an oven and one induction hob, cooking anything beyond basic is pretty impossible. The bathroom was nice and the shower is powerful. Being able to do laundry once a week was also really good. Ed was also always easy to get in touch with if i had any problems. Sound definitely travels in the house though so you will have to hope you have compliant room mates. Superstore was very close and price was fair so I can't really complain. This room was what i needed for my stay.
It was very discomfort.
The room is so cold. They don’t turn on heat.
second, There is no lock on the door.
Finally, Next door is noisy, and I can’t sleep.
In my opinion, Overall, The bathroom was dirty. Especially, toilet.
A place I never wanna go again.
Ed and his wife were very nice and helpful. It is a nice house, good neighbourhood, had everything I needed and very convenient if attending Camosun College (Interurban Campus).
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.