About This Listing
Offering Queen's bed and Kings' breakfast, Helen's house is located in Fresno, California, 90 miles south from Yosemite and 90 miles west from Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. After the excursion of one national park and leave for another one, you can cool down yourself in the swimming pool in the back yard. If you travel from Los Angeles to northern California by car, this is the perfect place for staying overnight. The neighborhood is very clean and quiet area, which means you can sleep soundly without any noise except birds' chirping in the morning. The guest quarter consists of: a big bedroom, which is bright and clean ; own bathroom with a small refrig ; a very big living room furbished with a big screen TV, piano, etc. You will have a total privacy because it is located at the end of the house, separated from other rooms. There is even a separate entrance door to the street if you want to use it. Kitchen and laundry are open to use.
In the night, you can watch the star in the lighted (in the water) swimming pool and enjoy drinks around the pool after the refreshing dip. If you are not very tired after driving and if it is not too late, Helen always offers complimentary wine or cool beer with very tasty cheese and other goodies.
In the morning, you will have a healthy and abundant breakfast in addition to the fresh fruits. The breakfast includes special omelette, bacon (or chicken sausage or ham, whatever suits you), juice, and the very special toast smeared with avocado and pesto sauce.
Lastly, but not the least, Helen's house is only 1 mile (precisely 0.9 mile) from the highway 41, which means you don't need to drive local road too long in order to arrive here. Also, several important grocery stores are very near. You name it: Whole Foods, Trader Joe, Food Max, Save mart, etc. whatever suits your preference, which means you can refurbish your nutritional necessity anytime. They are all less than 5 minutes driving distance. So, why not visit Helen's place when you are in Fresno? Her dog, Oreo, is another addition to this welcoming place.
Interaction with Guests
smoking not inside the house.
I didn't particularly enjoy my stay here. As soon as I walked in Helen told me to wear slippers in the house. Except her largest size was an 8 and I have 13 feet. It got painful quickly. I asked to wear clean socks. She said 'no', wear the slippers.
After two other incidents like this with her hospitality I just retired to the room I had paid for and left the very first thing in the morning. I wouldn't stay with her over a hotel and I certainly wouldn't stay with her again.
I didn't know Roger's feet was size 13 until after he left the next morning. When he checked in, he didn't tell me about the size and I am not a psychic. How do I know guest's feet size if I am not told? Since I host various guests, I have slippers of many sizes, even kids' size. If he asked bigger one, why would I not give him a bigger one? Because he didn't ask further at that moment (maybe he was already angry inside?) and I thought it was ok. And my house is not a prison. If people don't want to wear anything, they don't need to, because they are in their own room which means nobody is under surveillance. Anyway, after I got complaints from him, I felt sorry for his inconvenience. I offered him the return of his fee because I didn't want any profit from complaining guest. He didn't respond to my offer and left a quite negative review. For that, I am sorry for myself because I never had any complaints nor negative reviews from my guests in the past. By reading the reviews written by his previous hosts, I think Roger must be a nice guest. However the chemistry with this nice guest (Roger) and me (host) didn't work very well this time. And I am sorry for that as well, and I don't know why he doesn't take my offer of returning his fee.
Je crois que c'est la vie!
It was a happy experience for every one of us, Helen was a great host and thought for us in every way. Also, she loved to share her life with us, it's good as a part of our travel. her great Korean style dinner and western style breakfast were delicious! She is person with strong principal, when she found out she miscounted one more person, she refunded as the dinner cost even though I tried my best to persuade her to take it. She is definitely the great host of the year!
Helen is an amazing host. She gives you a true Kings Breakfast and a special dinner the day before you go. The room is big and super clean.
And oreo is adorable.
In overall if you book with Helen you would be in for a treat, its way better than you expect from the service.
Really amazing stay, the breakfast was amazing and Helen even cook diner for us, a delicious Korean bbq. We arrived late but she was so friendly that we felt like going back home and it was so nice. I want to go to Fresno again only to go to her place ;)
Helen is an perfect host. she offered us dinner shortly after we arrived at her place. In the morning she made us an amazing breakfast. The house was tidy and the beds were comfortable. we would definitely stay there again.
Helen is a gracious and welcoming hostess. Our room was just as described. She went out of her way to make breakfast that we liked, she had it ready when we wanted it, and was happy to join us for conversation. Beautiful garden in front, in which she obviously takes great pleasure! Located in a very walk-able neighborhood.
Excelente experiencia con mi primer airbnb. Helen fue muy cariñosa y preocupada en todo momento. No podré olvidar los desayunos, realmente deliciosos!! Incluso hasta me llevó a mis clases :) fue muy bonito conocerla y compartir unos días en su casa. Volvería definitivamente.