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Language Homestay West Chester, Pa.

Private room

1 Guest

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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Ages 2 - 12
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About this listing

When you stay with us for a month, we will devote our full attention to your linguistic homestay. Stay with us and we'll show you Washington and New York, Lancaster and the Jersey Shore. Our August guest can travel with us down the coast to Miami.

The space

single family detached 4 bedroom home with 2 and 1/2 baths
cable TV and WiFi in bedroom
Wii game system in media room
large open kitchen
back yard and deck for socializing
baseball fields in the neighborhood
bus four blocks away goes to Philadelphia
Shopping center five blocks [Kmart, Acme, Radio Shack, Pay Less, Chester County Book and Music Co., Wells Fargo, Hallmark, Wine and Spirits, Rite Aid, Carmine's Pizzeria, Chipotle Mexican Food, NY Bagel, SPRINT wireless, Staples, hairstylist, bike shop]
There's a new shopping center right next to the old one featuring Platinum Hair Salon - where my daughter works, Frozen yogurt, chipotle and even a dentist!

Specialties of the house: European style coffee, breakfast crêpes, healthy Asian soups, Latin american chicken and rice, French cassoulet

Go to downtown West Chester and have a burger or something more elegant at one of the many popular West Chester restaurants. Take in a concert at The Note. Stroll the many picturesque streets on the original brick sidewalks. Every season of the year is filled with activity in this college town that is also the county seat of Chester County, Pennsylvania.

From our site, just a three-block walk will take to the SEPTA bus to Upper Darby. From there, take the "El" or elevated train. The "El" goes underground once you reach the downtown Philadelphia area. From there, you can enjoy central Philadelphia or visit any one of the many varied neighborhoods of the city. We are always happy to help you. If you prefer, take the AMTRACK train straight to 30th street from the Whitford station in nearby Exton. Our driver will gladly get you there and pick you up in our Mercedes SUV.

Excursions and Local Attractions

Philadelphia Historical Area, Elfreth’s Alley, Betsy Ross House and Constitution Center
Chinatown food tour
Art Museum(Sunday-pay what you wish)
Rocky Tour,
Holocost Museum
Franklin Institute and Benjamin Franklin tour
Black History
El Taller Puertorriqueno
John Brown’s Legacy
Eastern State Penitentiary
Free concerts at noon Every Friday
Kimmel Center Building and Theater
Philly Mini Golf
Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
Philadelphia City Hall
Philadelphia Art Museum
Reading terminal Market
Italian Market
Herr's Potato Chip Factory
Gettysburg History and Ghost Tours (Civil War)
Lancaster-Amish country
yard / garage sales
Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom
Sesame Place
Great Adventure
Hershey Park
Canoeing, kayaking and tubing along the Brandywine River
6 different arboretums
Hiking and picnicking at many county and state parks
Vineyards and wineries
The Philadelphia Zoo and smaller zoos
Hot Air Balloon rides
Argentine Tango Classes free on Friday
Jersey Shore

For serious English language learners, why not take advantage of our experienced teacher who has taught languages for more than 25 years. Stay and play for one to four weeks with your teacher who will provide you with your choice of 15 to 30 hours of personalized instruction as well as take you one daily excursions to any of the above-mentioned places. There are probably even more things to do that we haven't even thought of yet!

Guest access

Guests have access to a large open kitchen, dining room, family/media room, backyard and deck, wifi, cable TV

Interaction with guests

The price includes one-to-one personalised English language tuition with an experienced certified teacher, quality private room with full-board (all meals), local visits, social activities, and airport/rail reception and departure. In addition, at least one of the following trips each week: Washington DC, New York, Lancaster/Amish Country, New Jersey Shore.

Come in August and ride with us in our Mercedes SUV on a two-day road trip to Miami, Florida and stay for a week in our resort where we have a timeshare on the beach complete with pool and tiki bar. The Miami excursion is a ten-day trip, so be sure to plan your time correctly.

In June, we offer a trip to Orlando Florida; another two-day trip by car. We stop along the way in one of the Carolinas or in Georgia. Basic hotel accommodations included for th.e stopover. We stay at a beautiful resort in Orlando for a week that includes a full kitchen, two full baths, deck, tennis courts, basketball and swimming pool.

There will be lots of talking in the car!

Other things to note

The owner speaks fluent French and Spanish, but of course you are here to speak English. However, we understand that it can be very tiring speaking a different language all day and we will respect that.

The space
Accommodates: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 7AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Cleaning Fee: $30
Security Deposit: $100
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House Rules

We expect ourselves to be respectful and considerate to others. We expect the same from our guests. We realize that everyone has different schedules but we would prefer that our guests be in by midnight. We would prefer the kitchen to be closed to anything besides a cup of tea or glass of juice or water after 10:00 p.m.. The heat in Winter is set to 68 degrees during the day and 60 degrees from midnight until 7 a.m..
Air conditioning is provided in the kitchen and upstairs for the sticky summer weather we sometimes get. We would like you not to smoke on the property. We would also appreciate that you keep alcohol to a minimum. Wine with dinner is OK.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

29 nights minimum stay

1 Review

Anna And Phil User Profile
April 2012
Crisann was a pleasure to stay with. My friend and I passed through West Chester as part of a cross-country e-bike trip. Knowing that we'd probably be tired and hungry, she was sweet enough to prepare an Easter basket of treats for us! The fresh, morning crepes she prepared were also a delight! Crisann's home is beautiful. I love her wood stove in the kitchen and the back deck definitely makes for a relaxing place to kick back and enjoy the sunshine. Her and I share some common interests, so it was easy and fun to chat. I'm also glad we were able to practice some conversational Spanish! I'd love to stay with her again and would definitely recommend her place to others.

West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States · Joined in March 2012
CrisAnn User Profile

What I've been doing:
World Language Teacher for 28 years in public school
Cyber Teacher World Languages 3 years
English Teacher for Adult Learners online and face-to-face in Cusco, Peru
Individualized Spanish Language for Special Purposes taught to bill collectors
Migrant Education Student Support Specialist for 11 years
Who's Who of America's Teachers [twice]
Customer Service Representative in the Insurance Industry 3 years
Parented four children--three with special needs
Own and rent property in West Chester, Philadelphia and Miami

My Interests:
Latin Dance
International Food
Beaches, swimming

Whenever I traveled, I didn't care so much about the famous landmarks; I spent my time talking to people in all the "regular" places about regular things. And of course, I always wanted to improve my language skills! I would hope to give my guests the same kind of insight.

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