Beautiful Suburban Home I

Private room

1 guest

1 bedroom

1 bed
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My wife and I coined the phrase Homestay For Life for the friendships we have initiated and have maintained with our international guests through the years. Homestay For Life is an accommodation and student service provider which began in our home in 2003. We coined the phrase Homestay For Life for the friendships we have initiated and have maintained with our international guests through the years. Homestay For Life is an accommodation and student service provider which began in our home in 2003. We realized early on that we did not merely rent rooms to people but developed and nurtured friendships for life. My wife and I are a diversified couple who love to travel and have seen most of the world. We understand and are sensitive to foreign cultures and welcome the diversities and customs of international guests. We decided to start a service by offering private bedrooms in our own home to tourists, interns and students. Then shortly thereafter, we began building a network of locations in Manhattan, Queens, The Bronx and Westchester County for additional travelers with our friends and neighbors who too realized the enjoyment and benefits of hosting visitors in their own homes. Our service is growing rapidly with new student arrivals, new host families, and partnerships with schools and agencies from around the world. We welcome our new guests to New York and the beginning of a friendship for life.


The space
Accommodates: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Flexible
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Private room

Amenities
Internet
Indoor fireplace
Kitchen
Wireless Internet

Prices
Cleaning Fee $75
Security Deposit $1000
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is flexible

Homestay Rules

It became apparent after hosting several homestay guests that we needed to establish some guidelines and expectations. By no means are we attempting to offend you, or be insensitive to different cultures or customs. However, having experienced some awkward situations, we don’t assume anything anymore. We want to continue to maintain high standards and make your stay as comfortable and memorable as possible.

Please note that some of these rules may not apply to the location where you are residing. Therefore, it is important for you to discuss these rules upon your arrival with your host to see if they are applicable to your situation.

Please review the following requests:

Most Americans shower regularly. We expect the same from our guests.

Please shower for only 5 to10 minutes. Utility and fuel costs are very expensive in New York, and hot water is limited and must be shared by the entire household. (See Surcharge Addendum)

Walking around in a towel or undergarment in our family environment is not appropriate.

All grooming, make-up, manicures, pedicures, etc. need to be done in the bathroom only.

Due to the high probability of permanent staining on towels and the bathroom countertop and rugs, it is not permitted to color your hair at home.

Personal body hair needs to be removed from the bathtub or shower after each use.

Please be considerate of other guests and refrain from using strong fragrances, perfumes or colognes inside the home.

The bathtub, shower, sink, etc. need to be kept clean after each use. You may be requested to create a cleaning schedule with your roommates to maintain the bathroom clean and sanitary.

Only toilet tissue can be flushed down the toilet. Anything else will clog and damage the plumbing.

Since we don’t lock any doors in the home, your bedroom needs to be clean and organized at all times. We are not a college dormitory, nor is there any maid service.


LIGHTS need to be turned off when not in use.

Major appliances can only be used with permission and under the supervision of your host.

Front door outdoor lights need to be turned off when the last person arrives home.

Windows need to be kept closed when the air conditioner or heat is in use.

When eating independently of the family, your dishes and cookware need to be washed. You may be requested to create a cleaning schedule with your roommates to maintain the kitchen clean and sanitary.

It is not permitted to tape, paste, post, and pin or hang anything on the bedroom walls or doors.

Food and drinks are not allowed to be eaten or stored in the bedroom.

The excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages is strictly forbidden.

Substance abuse or the use of illegal drugs is grounds for immediate termination.

Neither personal guests nor overnight guests are allowed to visit without previous approval.

Personal pets of any kind are not permitted with your homestay without previous approval.

You may not use your Homestay address to receive mail or packages without permission.

When observing religious rituals or prayers, please conduct them quietly in the privacy of your room.

Due to the risk of fire; laptops, cell phones and any other electronic devices cannot be left charging in your absence.

It is important that you do not answer the front door when no one else is at home.

Cooking food is not permitted.

Smoking is not allowed indoors.


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Availability
30 nights minimum stay

4 Reviews

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Jhon. User Profile
February 2014
I have stayed with Don and Tatiana for 10 days and I had a very pleasant experience. Tatiana playes and teaches celo, and Don is a global history tutor. They are both very friendly, easy going and fun to be around. They treat you like a member of a family, helping you to find your ways around NYC, taking you for a big American Sunday breakfast (the biggest breakfast I've ever had in my life!) and watching movies in the evening. They have a beautiful, clean and very comfortable house with lovely decor. It is placed in a very convienient location, close to many good gorcery shops (Trader Joe's with healthy life style options, which personally was my favourite!), pharmacy, T-Mobile, Best Buy, both Chase and TD bank, and also quite a few nice places to eat out (Chinese restaurant, burger place etc). Hartsdale is a lovely, quiet and safe community and it only takes 5-10 min on the bus or train to get to the centre of White Plains. I would definitely recommend Don's and Tatiana's beautiful suburban home for its high standard and friendliness.

Darren User Profile
January 2014
I had the incredible privilege of staying with Don and Tatyana for two weeks last January. Don was an absolutely gracious host, and always offered to reach out and help whenever he could. He even offered suggestions for places to visit in White Plains/NYC during my stay, and was in constant communication to ensure that everything was moving along smoothly. I highly recommend Don, and would definitely stay with him again!

Jeffery User Profile
November 2013
Don and Tatiana go the extra mile to ensure your stay is comfortable. They will welcome you as part of their family. Couldn't ask anything more from your hosts.

Yoram User Profile
February 2013
Don and Tanya are the nicest hosts one can ask for. They helped me through many inquiries I had during my stay. The room is convenient and the house amenities are in high standards. Although couple of other folks were staying in the house at the same time privacy and cheerful environment was maintained. Overall, affordable and great place to stay in Weschester area.

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Hartsdale, New York, United StatesJoined in February 2011
Don User Profile

My wife and I coined the phrase Homestay For Life for the friendships we have initiated and have maintained with our international guests through the years. Homestay For Life is an accommodation and student service provider which began in our home in 2003. We coined the phrase Homestay For Life for the friendships we have initiated and have maintained with our international guests through the years. Homestay For Life is an accommodation and student service provider which began in our home in 2003. We realized early on that we did not merely rent rooms to people but developed and nurtured friendships for life. My wife and I are a diversified couple who love to travel and have seen most of the world. Between the two of us, we speak Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Hungarian, Ukrainian and Russian. We understand and are sensitive to foreign cultures and welcome the diversities and customs of international guests. We decided to start a service by offering private bedrooms in our own home to tourists, interns and students. Then shortly thereafter, we began building a network of locations in Manhattan, Queens, The Bronx, Hartsdale , White Plains and Westchester County for additional travelers with our friends and neighbors who too realized the enjoyment and benefits of hosting visitors in their own homes. Our service is growing rapidly with new student arrivals, new host families, and partnerships with schools and agencies from around the world. We welcome our new guests to New York and the beginning of a friendship for life.

Languages: English, Español, Italiano, Magyar, Português, Русский, українська
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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