About the Homestay
I live in a 2600 sf house with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, just outside of Los Angeles in North Hills. We are 25 minutes from down town. It's a gated community with lots of on street parking and 1 parking space at the house available. We are a couple blocks from the grocery store, and all kinds of shopping. In a very safe family friendly neighborhood. The city bus stops right on our street outside the gate and there are 2 great grocery stores just a couple blocks away.
I have 2 kids, ages 9 and 7. I'm a Registered Nurse, have my own private practice and teach/perform African and latin dance. I'm a portrait artist and enjoy cooking, getting outdoors, hiking, going on adventures and traveling. We do lots of outings, including going to museums, parks, the zoo, hikes, play dates with friends, and day trips to the beach. My kids are at school during the day. We are very fun happy people who like to be goofy and play games (especially board games), and frequently listen to music. We don't have pets. I'm allergic to cats and but you could bring an extremely well behaved dog for a separate deposit and pet rent.
Your accommodations would be your own room with a full Or queen sized bed, a book shelf (one can be used as a desk) or a dresser, a large fully mirrored closet, and a full shared bathroom that has a large double vanity (you would have your own assigned sink, cupboard, and drawers. The bedrooms are all upstairs. You will have access to the entire common area downstairs including, a library area, living room with wood burning fireplace, huge fenced back yard, kitchen with gas appliances and large dining area, as well as a washer and dryer in our laundry room, you can have a parking space of needed. On street parking is available as well.
- Internet Access
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our home is in a suburb of Los Angeles, we are in the valley. North Hills has lots of shopping and grocery stores within walking distance. On the street there are many public bus lines and the bus way metro line comes right Up the street as well. We are a 25 minute drive from downtown LA and 20 minutes to the beach. The area is very green with lots of hills and trees and great biking routs. We are only a couple miles from California State University Northridge.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Amusement Park
- Horse Stables
- Water sports
- Sports arena
- Health club
- Bus Stop
- Train station
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
Please keep the house secure by double locking the front door as you come in and go.
Please check with me before adjusting temperature.
Feel free to use the kitchen, but clean up after and we don't leave dishes in the sink.
If you would like to use the last of something please check and always let me know when you notice something running low.
The kid's bedtime is about 8pm when they are home and the community's quiet time is 8pm.
Please do not invite guests to our home. If you would like to invite a close friend over please just check with me in advance before offering.
We are a zero smoking and zero drugs household please do not book if you use any recreational drugs or smoke even if its outside. My daughter and I are allergic to cigarette smell and smoke.
A single alcoholic drink with your meal is ok, but please do not enter the house if you've been consuming alcohol. Please make arrangements to stay elsewhere for the night if you plan on having more than 1 drink.
Always be respectful of furnishings and the home, if you break something or stain something please be prepared to replace it.
Please leave all personal items in your room or bathroom as you come and go.
For long term stay you will be required to clean every surface of your room and bathroom each week. If this is not done and added charge for a professional cleaner will be added to your cost.
Smoking is not allowed.
It was a great experience stay with Rosemary...I never ever get this experience with any other Homestay place... they are treated like family member and her kids are too smart and very helping nature to words he for guest..great hospitality and I wish when ever I visit Los Angeles I will stay here only and I suggest to all river reader please choose this place you will get best hospitality that I'm sure.. thanks
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 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) and a 25% deposit using a choice of payments: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal. The deposit is collected in advance on behalf of the host to protect against no show or late cancellations (within 7 days of arrival). You then pay your host the balance due on arrival. The 25% deposit payment is made to the host 2 business days after your scheduled arrival date. This deposit payment will only be refunded if you cancel the booking at least 7 full days prior to arrival.
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.