There’s something special about hosting an international traveller!
Request: Please provide a photograph and a little information about yourself and reason for travel.
We are kind, considerate and tolerant. We enjoy outdoor activities, travelling and music.
We have experience hosting people from around the globe. Past guests keep in touch via (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN). We have friends in Argentina, China, Russia, Mexico and Africa. We have family in South America, Caribbean, Canada and America.
The house: It's a three bedroom terrace house. There's one cubby room that accomodates 2 with 2 single beds. You'll have use of 2 bathrooms (1 bath with shower, 1 shower).
Additional Services (paid): Laundry facilities, parking, packed lunches, dinners, storage for suitcases and transportation.
The house is a three minutes walk from Grove Park train station. Grove Park railway station is within London Travelcard zone 4, but the northern parts of Grove Park towards Lee are within Travelcard zone 3. Grove Park railway station operated by Southeastern goes to Bromley North, Lewisham, London Bridge, Waterloo East, London Charing Cross and London Cannon Street stations. Grove Park to the city (London Bridge) is about 12-15 minutes by train.
London buses 261 and 126 serve the bus stop outside the station; these buses go to Bromley and Lewisham town centre. There is also a bus terminus in Baring Road near the station served by routes (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) and night bus N136; the 124 also passes through Grove Park near the station.
Furthermore, Grove Park is close to Blackheath, Greenwich and about 20 minutes by car to the O2 and links to East London. Lewisham/Bromley has theatres, cinema, shopping malls, libraries and weekly markets not to mention the numerous restaurants, cafes, pubs and lovely green parks and open spaces. Downham Leisure centre which is 5 minutes away has a cafe, swimming pool, gym and library with internet and photocopying facilities. There are other small supermarkets, shops, cab office and chemist all nearby.
House Rules Apply – Please feel free to request a copy prior to booking
Staying at my home (sadly, I have had to prepare these rules after guests abused my kindness).
I value your opinion. If you have any concerns please raise them immediately to make your stay more comfortable.
Although you are paying to stay at my home, you must remember that it is not a commercial premise. Please treat my home with care and respect. I do value you!
All bookings, changes and cancellation should go through the site.
The security deposit is for keys. Minor damage and breakage will be discussed. A key to your room and the front door will be provided after full payment is made. Lost keys incur a 60.00 pound charge for immediate changing of locks and additional keys.
All the rooms are small and clean
At night remember to turn down the volume of your TV, stereo and radio. Please switch off lights when not in use.
Please, no food is to be taken in your room
Empty all bins daily
Leave a small opening in the window to allow proper air circulation and to prevent condensation/moulding
On the day that you are leaving, please remove the bed sheets and leave them on the bed.
Breakfast is to be taken between 7:30am and 9:30am - Flexible
Breakfast consists of a Continental breakfast of croissants, rolls, or bread, with butter, jams, marmalade or cheese with coffee, tea or hot chocolate.
Dinner is to be taken between 19:00hrs and 21:30hrs – light meals can be prepared at dinner time.
The kitchen area is to be kept clean. No cooking is to be carried out if the host/family member is not present in the house. Cutting boards are to be used at all times. Never cut (anything) on the kitchen counters.
All food/scraps are to be disposed of in the bin and not in the kitchen sink.
Please check that the kettle has water before heating
No access to the kitchen area after the above times or after (10pm) by arrangement
•Additional meals can be provided at an arranged cost (packed lunches and dinner)
Please, never answer the door bell.
Please leave a note, if the host is not present
Hot water will be provided for showers between 6 and 9am or 19:00 and 21:30. (Please note only one shower per day) As you are sharing the bathroom/toilet with others, never stay in it for longer than 15 minutes at a time, and when you come out, leave it clean, dry and take out all your things. Take the hair out of the bath tub or shower drain and leave the toilet bowl clean. A bin has been provided for sanitary napkins etc.
The internet is not a free service and will only be provided by arrangement.
Please ensure that you leave the house by 10am to allow the rooms to be tidied and general cleaning to take place in the rest of the house. Or tell me if you are staying in.
No laundry service will be provided from October to March. There is a local laundrette where clothes can be washed and dried immediately.
In emergency the use of the machine is 5.00 for washing and 5.00 for drying.
The library and supermarket are opposite each other
Please use the library if you have extra studies, a quiet place to relax or meet others, printing or if you need to read for long periods during the day.
The local supermarket provide freshly made bread and meals daily
A check will be made daily to all rooms to ensure that all appliances such as driers, curling irons and irons are switched off.
All taps must be switched off after every use. (Hot water pipes have been left running at times)
The government has provided a bin for recycling, please make use of it. The ‘Green’ (bin) for plastics, paper and bottles
No smoking indoors
No friends allowed unless by prior agreement
Please see house manual!
I do hope you have a pleasant and enjoyable stay with me.