This is only available for a female since the bathroom is shared with another female student.
Everything is included; breakfast is self-serve and we will provide lunch and dinner. We even provide a homemade packed lunch for school. We are experienced homestay hosts and have had students from China, Vietnam, Singapore, Kuwait, Qatar, and Japan.
We are looking for a quiet, clean, friendly student and we have a strict policy against smoking, drugs, or heavy drinking.
You would share a bathroom with a female VIU student.
Your room contains everything you need including a bed, desk with chair and lamp, closet, night table with alarm clock/radio, and dresser.
Some additional features of the actual house include:
- Super high-speed Wi-Fi Internet (We have the highest upgraded plan: 150 Mbps download, 15 Mbps upload, 1TB of data per month, brand new upgraded modem)
- Netflix (we don't have TV/cable)
- Large back yard with garden and flowers
- BBQ area
- Front and back decks
- Located in an extremely friendly neighbourhood with nature trails nearby
We are located in Cinnabar/Extension in South Nanaimo which is about a 9-minute drive from Vancouver Island University (VIU). There is a bus stop just an 8-minute walk away, but it does require 2 buses to get to VIU from here (about 45-50 minutes total travel time), so it is best if you have a vehicle.
We have a very friendly Golden Retriever who is a part of the family so you must be okay with dogs and dog hair (we vacuum constantly, but he's a golden retriever and they shed a lot).
One of us works from a home office and the other works casual shifts at the hospital so at least one of us is home almost all the time. We currently have a 25-year-old female student upstairs, as well as a young Chinese couple who share the big room downstairs who are both 22.
Thanks, we look forward to hearing from you!
More information and photos can be found at http://www.HomestayNanaimo.com
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