The Happy Homes Website

ACCOMMODATION IN LONDON

Private Homestays and Bed and Breakfast with English host
families in
London for tourists and foreign language students.

Tel and Fax (office hours only)

Inside UK: 020 7352 5121

Outside UK: + 44 20 7352 5121

Enquiries@happy-homes.com

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Every month, we dig deep into our 'Happy Homes' postbag and select the star letter of the month. Thanks to all of you for your lovely comments and keep up the recommendations!

* JULY STAR LETTER OF THE MONTH 1999 *

Many sincerely thanks to Happy Homes....probably the most helpful and friendship company which is able to receive you on Sunday, and call back you on Monday to say that a nice family living in the centre of London is ready to welcome you from Tuesday....probably the sole company which devotes all its time to improve your situation, and which the fees don't depend on the time you take in advance.

Special thanks to Erica, patient, attentive, charmimg...a fairy!

Emilie Bossy, french student, 19 years old.

 

Every month, we dig deep into our 'Happy Homes' postbag and select the star letter of the month. Thanks to all of you for your lovely comments and keep up the recommendations!

* AUGUST STAR LETTER OF THE MONTH 1999 *

What can I say about your service.... We were really satisfied with it. Happy Homes is great for those people who want to get in touch with London and experience their life styles. You really feel like you're living there, which is by far more fun than staying in a hotel Once again, thank you, najlepša hvala, danke schoen, tante grazie,merci beaucoup..

Wanna be a Londoner for a week- pick Happy Homes!

David and Vesna Senjor from Maribor, Slovenia

 

Every month, we dig deep into our 'Happy Homes' postbag and select the star letter of the month. Thanks to all of you for your lovely comments and keep up the recommendations!

* SEPTEMBER STAR LETTER OF THE MONTH 1999 *

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Every month, we dig deep into our 'Happy Homes' postbag and select the star letter of the month. Thanks to all of you for your lovely comments and keep up the recommendations!

* OCTOBER STAR LETTER OF THE MONTH 1999 *

Another couple of satisfied customers...

I enjoyed my stay in London very much and I was really happy with my host family, Mela.
Thank you very much for your help to find nice accommodation. I am satisfied with this summer because I was living in my favorite city, London as a student. I will never forget this wonderful experience.If some of my friends want to stay in London, I am going to recommend Happy Homes to them! Sincerely yours,Yuko Toishi.Tokyo.

We were guests at Josie's home a few weeks ago. We found her to be a most gracious host. She made our stay in London most enjoyable. She was very helpful in giving us information that made it easy for us to get around and make maximum use of our time in London. We
highly recommend her B&B homestay. Julie and John Rauen, Poway, California.

 

Every month, we dig deep into our 'Happy Homes' postbag and select the star letter of the month. Thanks to all of you for your lovely comments and keep up the recommendations!

* NOVEMBER STAR LETTER OF THE MONTH 1999 *

Thank you Happy Homes

Hi Erica, I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for providing me with such a delightful place to stay when I was in London. I fell in love with London while there and am anxious to return. Turns out 12 days was just not enough time to properly do all the things there are to do. I wanted to drop in a meet you but somehow ran out of time - hope you understand.

You offer a wonderful service and I have told everyone here about it. Thanks again! Until next time...;-) Mary Miner, California

 

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* DECEMBER STAR LETTER OF THE MONTH 1999 *

A few words of thanks...

First of all, I would like to give you thanks for your help in finding for us a home to stay in London. Our vacations were the best that we had ever. Our host family were a wonderful hosts. They were always very nice, helpfull in their tips and advices and we felt so comfortable as it we were in a relative home. The place was beautiful, near to stations, restaurants and pubs. We are very impressive about your business that we have already recommended to our friends to visit your page or e-mail you. You put London not far from the dreams of many tourits.We took many pictures and one was taken with our friends, the hosts. Thank you again Erica from a new London fans.

Ana y Luis Cespedes, Buenos Aires

and a few more...

Everything & everyone were most definitively OK!! I was very happy with my homestay and with London of course. I want to thank U very much.

Dr Ignacio Rey Simo, Madrid

and a few more...

Just this quick note to say 'THANK YOU' for your help Erica. It's really appreciated and by the way, the B&B is really great. Bye!

Vanessa Dayan, Montreal

 

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* JANUARY STAR LETTER OF THE MONTH 2000 *

Thank you my friends;

Hi Erica, I just wantted to say "THANK YOU" for a wonderful time. My host family was great and so was London. Maybe we try and come again next Christmas! Bye.

Antonio Lopez
Seville.Spain.

 

Here are a couple of emails we also received that we thought you might find as amusing as we did. Spot the mistake? Apologies to the authors, but we publicise them here in good 'humour...'

To whom it may concern

I and my wife are planning a vaccination to London some time in June 2000 . My  plan and preference is to have a bed & breakfast and dinner.

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Dear Mrs Reynolds,

Thank you for your e-mail.

All the stuff from our company wish you a happy new year!

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* FEBRUARY STAR LETTER OF THE MONTH 2000 *

 
This is a letter we received a couple of weeks ago from Dr. Scarletti.

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This is an email just received:

You need more info out there..i've been looking for 3 months for lodging and just now found this website, which may have saved my trip.I was ready to cancel it! Maybe you can tying this site into a more popular one so people notice you.

I haven't reserved yet but i want to say THANK YOU for being here. I was heart broke when i thought i would have to cancel my trip.THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ms Castonuay.NY

 

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* APRIL STAR LETTER OF THE MONTH 2000 *

Dear Erica,

I would like to thank you for finding me such a wonderful homestay at such short notice. My hostess is lovely and the location is ideal for public transport, shopping and going out. I will be recommending Happy Homes to my friends as an excellent alternative to spending many fruitless hours searching London for decent accommodation. Thank you again,

Tamara Konopka (Victoria, Australia)

Hi Happy Homes

I thank you for your excellent service. We had a very good stay at London and we enjoyed our trip.I wish you and at your team, all you need to do your work for a lot of years.

Best regards Marius Côté (Canada)

 

 

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* MAY STAR LETTER OF THE MONTH 2000 *

Hello Mrs. Reynolds!

Ich wollte mich nochmals bei Ihnen bedanken. Ich habe mich bei Mr. und seinen anderen Gästen sehr wohl gefühlt. Und Ihre Agentur werde ich wärmstens weiterempfehlen! Und auch selber hoffentlich nochmal in Anspruch nehmen.

Thanks very much again for your help. Ich wollte anrufen, habe es aber im Trubel heute vergessen. Ich fuehle mich hier sehr wohl!
Kind regards
Christine Bucher (Germany)

 

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* JUNE STAR LETTER OF THE MONTH 2000 *

Dear Erica,

We would like to express our thanks and our delight after our wonderful experience at "Happy Home" of my homestay.They were warm, hospitable and charming .He made us feel at home and provided a comfortable place.His kindness and politeness displayed made the entire experience a very positive and pleasant one. We truly enjoyed our selves in your beautifulcity thanks in large measure to your host family's interest and personal touch.

We hope to return again.Our gratitude and best wishes to everyone.Sincerely,

Katerina Yosseliani and Olga Sinelnikov (Russia)

Hi Happy Homes

I received your confirmation. Thanks a lot for the surprisingly quick response to my booking request. I had been seeking accommodation for a while now with other agents--none provided such fast service. Well done!Thank you very much.

Alexander Kovacs (Germany)

 

 

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* JULY STAR LETTER OF THE MONTH 2000 *

Dear Erica,

Just a quick postcard. I'm looking forward to seeing you soon. Again, thank you, thank you very much for your help. With best regards Isabelle.

 

 

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* AUGUST STAR LETTER OF THE MONTH 2000 *

Dear Erica,

I have just returned from a month's stay with your selected homestay in London, and I thought you should know that I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of my stay. Alice was a wonderful host and has become a good friend during the last four weeks. Her house is lovely and welcoming, the perfect choice to relax after a busy day in town. Happy Homes have really kept their promise. You found me more than just a place to stay: you found me a home. Thank you very much for all your efforts. Best regards, 

Susanne Bachmann (Germany)

 

 

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* SEPTEMBER STAR LETTER OF THE MONTH 2000 *

 

We have great pleasure in presenting this month's testimonial, which we think you'll agree is quite outstanding. You are a true artist Marco! and thank YOU!!

 

 

Every month, we dig into our 'Happy Homes' postbag and select the star letter of the month. Thanks to all of you for your lovely comments and feedback!

* OCTOBER STAR LETTER OF THE MONTH 2000 *

ERICA!

Thank you very much for your assistance. I am most grateful for your prompt reply to my request and so impressed with your personal call to verify details. 

I will certainly recommend your service to other teachers who travel alone to England. Thank you again. Linda Kovaric

 

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* NOVEMBER STAR LETTER OF THE MONTH 2000 *

Dear Erica and Alex;

 
Thank you for selecting just the perfect Happy Homes location for my home stay.
 
As you recall, my situation was slightly unusual, being a female professional from Canada, relocating to London for job opportunities. I required a safe, quiet neighbourhood, close to transportation and my interview locations.
 
I am very pleased with my homestay in Chiswick. It is clean, quiet, convenient and the host  is a dear, the perfect hostess. Her home is only a moment's stroll to the District line tube, High street shopping and my first interview locaton! (How did you manage that?)
 
Thank you for making my transition into London so pleasant. I highly recommend Happy Homes to all my friends and my Mother who travels frequently.
 
Kindest Regards,
Maureen O'Reilly 
PS Your website is fantastic - easy to navigate and easy to understand. That's what web design is all about. Cheers

 

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* DECEMBER STAR LETTER OF THE MONTH 2000 *

Dear Erica Reynolds,

I stayed with your host family you recommended for a week at the end of October and had a

wonderful time. She was very kind and helpful and put me at ease with a cup of tea and a welcome.

I slept better than I had in years for that week. She made sure the temperature was warm enough to be comfortable. She was thoughtful, had a delightful sense of humor and was caring in a way that I felt like I belonged there and for that week I had a family.

So I want to thank you for allowing me to enter this wonderful home.

With appreciation, Pam Nummela

 

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* JANUARY STAR LETTER OF THE MONTH 2001 *

Mrs Erica Reynolds Happy Homes

Dear Mrs. Reynolds,

Thank you for arranging the extra days at my homestay. Next time I come to London I will contact you for accommodation and recommend you to any friends travelling to the U.K.

Compliments of the season.

Yours truly,

Rosalind Smith

 

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* FEBRUARY STAR LETTER OF THE MONTH 2001 *

Dear Erica,

I just wanted to let you know that I had fabulous time in London. I also enjoyed staying at Mrs. A's home. It was very comfortable, clean and the best of all, Mrs. A. was very kind and accommodating. I couldn't ask for a better place!

I am very sorry that I didn't have a chance to contact you or see you while

I was there. Perhaps next time.

Thank you for everything.

Best regards,

Tomoko Crittenden.Tokyo

 

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* MARCH STAR LETTER OF THE MONTH 2001 *

Hello Erica,

A wonderful generous host family. Thank you for your recommendation. I will tell my friends to call upon you when they come next to London.

I would like to keep in touch with you if I may.

Many thanks

Martha  Fernandez .Los Angeles

 

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* APRIL STAR LETTER OF THE MONTH 2001 *

Dear Ms Reynolds,

thank you very much for your messages, I have received both of them. I just took down the telephone number and will call Ms G. when I arrive. I already organised a street map for Putney, because I didn't expect that I would be picked up at the station - I am all the more excited to arrive now that I know that someone is expecting me there... Ms G. really sounds like someone I'd like to get to know and I look forward to staying with her.

Thank you very much for the kindness and hospitality you have already showed before my arrival, you make me feel a lot more relaxed about my first trip to London.

Regards

Julia.Mils, Austria

 

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* MAY STAR LETTER OF THE MONTH 2001 *

Hallo Happy Homes,

Thank you very much for the comfortable accommodation.

I had a nice time by the home-stay family. Mrs. A. is a nice lady. She is very clean, friendly and helpful. I think I'll visit London again another time.

Greetings from

Ingrid Harms, Hamburg

 

Every month, we dig into our 'Happy Homes' postbag and select the star letter of the month. Thanks to all of you for your lovely comments and feedback!

* JUNE STAR LETTER OF THE MONTH 2001 *

Dear Ms Reynolds,

I hope you had a happy Eastern and maybe this is my Eastern gift. I want to thank you for this and I hope that you will receive all the blessings of the world for your good acts and for your good faith.

I would like send you a recommendation letter in any language that you wish. I can write in Spanish, English, Italian, Portuguese and Japanese. Thank you.

Regards Juan Alva

 

Every month, we dig into our 'Happy Homes' postbag and select the star letter of the month. Thanks to all of you for your lovely comments and feedback!

* JULY STAR LETTER OF THE MONTH 2001 *

Date 11th Jun 2001

Dear Mrs Erica,

by the present I’d like to tell you once more that I’m very grateful for your cordially management in my request for my first journey in London.

Moreover, as I tell you before, also Mr & Mrs F. were very kindly with me; I REALLY FELT AT HOME. They have helped me in several matters, and to improve my poor English, but, of course, only a week is an insufficient period to reach an advance interesting. So, I’m thinking in come back, but this time for three weeks (approximately from 20th July until 12th August).

Thanks again for your information and collaboration; I firmly hope we can arrange my next journey in London after I’ve organised a few things in my job.

By for now and warm regards.

Greetings Marra Antonio Claudio.

Italy

 

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* AUGUST STAR LETTER OF THE MONTH 2001 *

Hi Erica......

just a note to let u know all is well & I am very happy with my stay. The hosts are lovely & interesting. I will be booking through u again when i come back to London sometime in the next couple of months but not certain yet of my dates. will drop u a line when I do know for certain. Also...Thank You for your time!!

Kelly Ross

Dear Erica

Me and my daughter had wonderful time in London, we enjoyed our stay immensely and the N's homestay were great hosts - they're so nice and hospitable. So next time we come to London we'll certainly contact you again to provide us with bed and breakfast.

All best, Dora Mali

Dear Erica,

I just got back from London last Saturday. I had a great time, my holiday was just so good !!!! Well, I just wanted to thank you for what you did, because you sent me to Tim and Essie in Chiswick, and they were so nice to me, and made me feel like I was part of the family !! I loved to stay with them, they were so kind and helpful to me !!! I miss them so much !Then Chiswick is a lovely and quiet place, it is just how I imagined it !Well, I just wanted to thank you so much for what you did for me. Next summer I'll be hopefully going to London again, so by then you'll hear from me again :-) !!!Thank you very much !!!!!

Kind regards

Marta

 

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* SEPTEMBER STAR LETTER OF THE MONTH 2001 *

Dear Mrs. Reynolds,

 in august my son and I visited London for one week and stayed with one of your host families in Hammersmith, Barnes. They were very nice and made our stay a very comfortable one. We thank you very much and definitely will contact you when we visit London the next time. Many greetings and best wishes from Innsbruck, Austria 

Reinhard H. and son Philipp

 

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* OCTOBER STAR LETTER OF THE MONTH 2001 *

Hi,

I just wanted to thank you for a great time and place to stay at London. Mrs. Q. was wonderful, her house was beautiful and the location worked out well for us.I have passed on you website to the person at our lab of 330 people who sets up our exchange visits to a lab in Cambridge - in case anyone else wants to visit London.My hosts in Cambridge told me that for about 40 pounds/night the place I would get would be a dump and I shouldn't have shopped online - so I was more than pleasantly surprised with the B & B.

My wife and I had a wonderful 20th anniversary, maybe we'll see you again in ten years.

Cheers,

Pat Minx

 

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* NOVEMBER STAR LETTER OF THE MONTH 2001 *

How can we improve our Website?:

I would look into making it a little less two dimensional and try to find ways to incoporate the titles into the pictures on the site. This is a superb site. I hope to be staying in London during the summer of 2002 and this is by far the most helpful, extensive site I have seean in all of my research. I hope to stay with Happy Homes as soon as I recieve the grant money for my research in London. Thanks for all of your help. I hope to book soon!

Jillian Tremblay

 

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* DECEMBER STAR LETTER OF THE MONTH 2001 *

Hi, erica,

You do more than I wish. Thank you very much for your help  and I don't wont to worry you with my asks. I have been very nervouse the last couple of days and I do not know what I have and I haven't. Sorry for that. You do everything to me on time or before. I realy appreciate your help. thank you one's more time.

Best greetings and soon in London,

I am in London and everything is fine the family, the room and also the weather. thank you for your help and a pice of advices to me, till later

Diana D

 

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* JANUARY STAR LETTER OF THE MONTH 2002 *

Hi Erica......

How do you rate our website?: Good

How can we improve our Website?: I think it's already OK!

Do you have any useful tips for us?: Nope!

Any other comments or feedback?: I just wanted to thank you for our great London holiday!! We stayed with T. and E. in Chiswich, and they were the kindest hosts! A very pretty house, and we loved the borough, so quiet and elegant. Sure you'll hear from us again if we plan another trip to London...in the meantime I'm doing a lot of advertising for you with my friends!

Thanks again!! Silvia & Cristiano

 

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* FEBRUARY STAR LETTER OF THE MONTH 2002 *

Hi .

I stayed with Mrs C. last fall and wondered if it was possible to book a night at Alice's March 16th. I am flying from Lisbon to London (Heathrow) on the16th and fly out of Heathrow on the 17th home to Canada. Alice is wonderful, and her place is convenient for the qirport. I'll check my email early next week. Thank you, Sydney Patterson.

 

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* MARCH STAR LETTER OF THE MONTH 2002 *

Hi Erica......

DEAR ERICA,
 
WE DECIDED TO ACCEPT THE STAY IN BARNES AT Mrs PAT HOME, ITS GLADLY FOR US TO KNOW THAT WE WOULD STAY WITH SOMEONE THAT HAD THE BEST REPORTS, WELL IM SURE YOU CARE ABOUT THAT AND ONLY WORK WITH KIND AND WARMLY FAMILIES AND HAPPY HOMES !!!, I HAVE TO SAY THAT ONE OF THE THINGS WE LIKED SINCE WE CONCTACT YOU WAS THAT WE RECEIVE PERSONAL ATENTION AND YOU WAS VERY KIND ASWERING ALL OUR QUESTIONS. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR SOMEBODY WHOS GOING TO TRAVEL TO A FOREING COUNTRY.NOW WE´RE GOING TO ARRIVE THE SAME DAY (MARCH 23), BUT AT 12:10 (TEN MINUTES PASS NOON), TO GATWICK AIRPORT. ANYWAYS I´LL WRITE YOU TO CONFIRM ALL THE DETAILS OF THE FLIGHT WHEN I HAVE THE TICKET IN MY HAND.THANK YOU VERY MUCH ONCE AGAIN ! AND SORRY FOR THE MISTAKES WRITING IN ENGLISH...SINCERELY
 Lic. RJC
General Manager

 

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* APRIL STAR LETTER OF THE MONTH 2002 *

Dear Erika......

We both wish to thank you and Happy homes for the nice stay we had in London. It was really fantastic and we were so busy that we had not even the time to call you.

Next time we are in London, we'll call you for a reservation even with Mr and Mrs R. who were very kind to us.

Thank again
Roberto Frachessa (Italy)

28th March 2002

 

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* MAY STAR LETTER OF THE MONTH 2002 *

Dear Erica,

I am writing to confirm my booking with you as outlined in your last email. I look forward to meeting Mand spending my time exploring all those wonderfully interesting places in around London. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your assistance in finding an appropriate placement for me and in your prompt and efficient handling of it all from my initial enquiry to actually making the booking. Terrific stuff!
Warmest best wishes
Ross Chadderton

Hello Erica,

nachdem ich wieder in Deutschland bin möchte ich Ihnen mitteilen, dass ich die Zeit bei Ms. Gray in Parsons Green sehr genossen habe. Ich könnte nun alles aufzählen was mir gefallen hat, aber ich beschränke mich auf „es war perfekt“. Sollte ich wieder mal nach London reisen, werde ich mich vertrauensvoll an Sie wenden bzw. ich werde Freunden und Bekannten HAPPY HOMES empfehlen.

Vielen Dank
Regards
Stefan Detlefsen

 

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* JUNE STAR LETTER OF THE MONTH 2002 *

Dear Erica,

Subject: Re: Happy Homes sends greetings

Hello Erica, just wanted to let you know i am enjoying my stay, my place couldn't be any more perfect. thank you,
Nichole

Erica,

I wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you for finding my mother and I a great place to stay during our visit to London! We loved the quiet location and the accessibility to pubic transportation. Unfortunately I never had the opportunity to meet our hosts as our holidays crossed, but my mother was much impressed by the N's warmth and hospitality. Our daily schedules were so full and busy with sightseeing throughout London and a few day trips that we didn't spend much time in the Battersea/Chelsea area during the day and did not have a chance to stop by to meet and thank you personally. We had a wonderful time in London and cannot be more pleased with our experience with Happy Homes.

Thank you again,
Kristin Palmer

 

 

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* JULY STAR LETTER OF THE MONTH 2002 *

Dear / Erica

This is Ashraf Fayez who reserves the B&B with you. 

Thank you very much for your assistance and for your lovely choosen stay with
M's house . We enjoyed our stay, me and my wife/ Hana, for the whole week with Mr/ Michael & his lovely wife as they were so helpful and marvelous familly as ever stayed with. It was a short time and we were very happy to stay with such a friendly familly, and we shall never forget these days , as it was the first time for us to stay with a lovely family. Every time we visit the UK in the past, we were ususaly staying in hotels , but from now and then, we shall arrange with you our accommodation to be done as before.

We spend a very short stay this time but it was unable to be forgotten as the nice house and the most kind and warm hospitality of Mr/ Mthat we enjoyed was really great. Kindly send my and my wife's regards to the whole family and special hugs & kisses to their grand sons, and i promise that we shall visit them the next time we shall visit the UK if we won't be lucky enough to stay with them the next time, and we hope that we were light guests for them.

I would like to thank you very much Erica, and i hope to arrange another accomodation with you soon, as long as we decide to visit London the next time.

       Best Regards,
      Ashraf Fayez &
Hana Hassan

 

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* AUGUST STAR LETTER OF THE MONTH 2002 *

Dear Erica
Just a few lines to thank you once more for finding accommodation to Mr Lepage. He and his son enjoyed their stay in London and particularly appreciated the warm welcome they received at the B&B.I will definitely access your services whenever it is possible.Wishing you the best for the rest of the year.Miss Francoise Assamoi

Dear Erica

Thank you so much for arranging such a lovely and comfortable home stay. The N's were wonderful and caring hosts the few days they were there, and we felt very much at home and safe during their absence. The location of their home in Battersea could not have been more convenient to the bus/tube and the rest of London. We loved the setting near the river, the quiet neighborhood, it was quite the perfect place.Thank you again for all your help. Have a lovely summer.

Most sincerely,Meredith Palmer

 

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* SEPTEMBER STAR LETTER OF THE MONTH 2002 *

Dear Erica
Please excuse the lateness of this note but I wanted to thank you for all of your help with my son Jared's stay in London. It turned out fabulously. He was quite happy with this family and they treated him quite well. He had a productive experience at the PRO.Thank you again and I will not hesitate to recommenced you to my friends and colleagues.

Joe McBride

Dear Erica

I confirm this reservation. Alice has a wonderful home and is tremendoulsy nice. Thank you,

Paul

Erica

Thank you so much for arranging for our stay at Mrs.Q's home in Chiswick the last two weeks of May. It is a lovely house in a very pleasant neighborhood. It was particularly nice to be able to come "home" at the end of the day to a place where grass and trees grew and birds sang. It gave us more a sense of being "at home" in London than any other way I can imagine.I think I would consider looking into a home stay when we come to London again in a few years.Very truly,

John and Frances Haeberle

 

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* OCTOBER STAR LETTER OF THE MONTH 2002 *

Dear Erica

We now have been back to China safe and sound. I'd like to thank you very much for your recommendation. The homestay in London left us a very very good impression. M and T are very polite and warm to us. The home was better than our imagination. The bedroom and bath room are large and very clean. the variety of breakfast were suit to us. The host were really super! Whenever we asked local information, they not only replied in detail but also referred to publications. Their guidance was a big help for us tour in London. The price is very worthwhile. When we heard that we were the first batch of Chinese to this family, we hope that the host were also happy with us as we were. Please convey our best wishes to them. Also wishing your website prosperous.

Ingrid

Hallo Frau Reynolds!!

Leider waren wir während unseres England-Urlaubs so beschäftigt, dass wir ganz vergessen haben, uns nochmal bei Ihnen zu melden...Auf jeden Fall wollten wir Ihnen noch sagen, dass Clare M, bei welcher wir 2 Wochen lang gewohnt haben, wirklich unglaublich nett und hilfsbereit war!!! Auch unser Zimmer war super!!Also vielen Dank nochmal für die Vermittlung.Viele Grüße,

Vera Kurth & Petra Nepomuck

Dear Erica

Thank you for this marvellously hostfamilie. I can stay with them for the whole time. Please send me an acknowledgement for the money I paid to you for the placement and accommodation in the hostfamilie. Please send it to my home address in Germany.Best Regards

Marc Speckenbach

 

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* NOVEMBER STAR LETTER OF THE MONTH 2002 *

Hallo Mrs Reynolds!

Wie versprochen melde ich mich aus London! Ich sitze gerade in einem Internet-Cafe in South Kensington und goenne meinen Fuessen mal eine Pause.Es gefaellt mir super hier! Die Familie (Mr und Mrs Maher) ist wirklich nett und ich fuehle mich pudelwohl!Vielen Dank nochmal fuer ihre Bemuehungen und die schnelle Abwicklung!Herzliche Gruesse!

Denise

Thank you so much for arranging such a lovely and comfortable home stay. The N's were wonderful and caring hosts the few days they were there, and we felt very much at home and safe during their absence. The location of their home in Battersea could not have been more convenient to the bus/tube and the rest of London. We loved the setting near the river, the quiet neighborhood, it was quite the perfect place.Thank you again for all your help. Have a lovely summer.

Most sincerely,Meredith Palmer

 

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* DECEMBER STAR LETTER OF THE MONTH 2002 *

Dear Erica
Thank you very much for your arrangement.I went to UK last month and stayed at Mr & Mrs  G. They were very kind and charming. So I could spend very nice days in london. If I can, I would like to stay at their house again someday.

With best regards Kunika Tsukamoto

Dear Erica

I enjoyed myself in London. Thank you very much. I loved London so much and would go there someday (not far future). t had been clear for 5days in London. Although a strike happened, I enjoyed.
 
Thank you so much. Cheers,Yuko

Hello dear Erica,

I wanted to thank you again for the great support provided. I'm very glad to inform you that I was very happy to stay with Mrs. H and that now I'm really happy with Mrs. K. They are both very nice and friendly ladies.

Regards.Rosanna

Dear Erica,

This e-mail is to thank you for your perfect choice.  Mr and Mrs M. have been very kind to us.  They are a very nice couple.  We have had a wonderful stay in London.

Yours sinceresly,Vanessa & Raul

 

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* JANUARY STAR LETTER OF THE MONTH 2003 *

Happy New Year !

Kull 'aam wa-antum bikhayr!

Kong He Xin Xi!

Bonne Année!

Ein glückliches neues Jahr!

Nava Varsh Ki Haardik Shubh Kaamnaayen!

Felice Anno Nuovo!

Feliz Ano Novo!

S Novym Godom!

Feliz Año Nuevo!

Best Regards,

Lalit Saraswat

Dear Erica

Thank you for inviting me to N's home. They are very helpful. So, I  am happy in London.
 I traveled after I leave them. I am sorry that I thank you late.
 
tsuyoshi nishiyama

Dear Erica

"HAPPY NEW YEAR"

Well we (my family and I) are settling down nicely in the UK.  I have found a really nice 3 bedroom detached house in Isleworth, near Hounslow and we are really busy trying to find schools and jobs. We had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends and I hope you did to. 

I would just like to thank you so much for organising my stay with Alice.  I thoroughly enjoyed it and A. is wonderful.  It really helped me so much being at such a nice comfortable home when I was without my family and Alice was ever so good to me. 

Thanks again and I hope 2003 is a good year for all of us.

Kindest regards

Sharon Bartlett

 

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* FEBRUARY STAR LETTER OF THE MONTH 2002 *

Hallo Mrs Reynolds!

Wie versprochen melde ich mich aus London! Ich sitze gerade in einem Internet-Cafe in South Kensington und goenne meinen Fuessen mal eine Pause.Es gefaellt mir super hier! Die Familie (Mr und Mrs Maher) ist wirklich nett und ich fuehle mich pudelwohl!Vielen Dank nochmal fuer ihre Bemuehungen und die schnelle Abwicklung!Herzliche Gruesse!

Denise

Thank you so much for arranging such a lovely and comfortable home stay. The N's were wonderful and caring hosts the few days they were there, and we felt very much at home and safe during their absence. The location of their home in Battersea could not have been more convenient to the bus/tube and the rest of London. We loved the setting near the river, the quiet neighborhood, it was quite the perfect place.Thank you again for all your help. Have a lovely summer.

Most sincerely,Meredith Palmer

 

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* MARCH STAR LETTER OF THE MONTH 2003 *

Dear Erica!

I'm Claudio Oliboni from Italy; I went London from 3 January for a week.I and my daughter were allowed in a family in Chiswich.Do you remember me?The experience was very good, for me and especially for my daughter Selene.Thank you very much for your arrangement.I think to visit London next time with all the rest of my family!

Regards, Claudio and Selene.

Dear Erica,

 
Just wanted to let you know that we had a fantastic time in London and the Bed & Breakfast
with Mrs. Quinn was great.Thank you.Best regards,
Anja

 

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* APRIL STAR LETTER OF THE MONTH 2003 *

Dear Erica

Hereby I confirm the reservation. I am very happy with the service you have provided me and my parents with. Thank you very much for that. My parents are really looking forward to joining me here and to experience London etc. Once again thank you very much for your help. Kind regards

Erica

I'm glad you understood the real goal of my mail and be sure that if i (or someone i know) should ever need an accomodation in London, i'll adress them to you, no doubt about that. You're a very nice person and so is your organisation. Thank you so much once more.

Giuseppe

 

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* NOVEMBER STAR LETTER OF THE MONTH 2003 *

Dear Erica,

Thank you so much for your kind email. Thank you for your well wishes. I appreciate it. Thank you so much for permitting me to call you once I am over in Parsons Green. I will certainly take your number with me, and hopefully I will be able to come and see you. It's so nice to know that I will be able to meet with a friendly and welcoming person once I am in London. It makes travelling to a new place less intimidating and overwhelming.

I really appreciate all you have done for me. I can't say that enough. I have bookmarked the links you have sent me. You are such a kind and thoughtful person! I wish you all the best,and I will contact you when I am in London. That is a promise. I want to thank you personally for all you have done.
Warm Regards, Holli

 

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* MARCH STAR LETTER OF THE MONTH 2004 *

Dear Erica,

Erica, I'm sorry that it has taken me so long to write since my vacation. I just wanted to thank you for setting us up in M's home. We had a wonderful vacation, and they really are very lovely people. Thank you, Colleen 

Hi Erica, We wanted to thank you for letting us stay with B. around New Year's Eve. He is really a nice widower and we enjoyed his company when we had breakfast and when we came back from the city centre. It was so family-like staying with him that we really have nice memories.
Best regards.Martina

Dear Erica Thank you very very much for your warmhearted  e-mail. Thanks of you, I feel better and better. I go to school in the morning, work in the afternoon, and I meet my friends on week-end. My life is keep on going, as if nothing is happened. I keep my-self busy, and I confirm that I did a good decision everyday except when I come back in my room which remind me of him. I will concentrate on my study, and work for a while. I must achieve my purpose here. I know this experience makes me stronger to be happier.  
Thank you again for your kindness.  I miss you very much, Erica-san. It is not very easy to stay my room here, but I will stand until I come back to your place... 

I hope to see you soon.Tomomi

 

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* OUR STAR LETTERS FOR SPRING 2005 *

Dear Erica,

Thank you for arranging this accommodation.I'm happy to stay with Mrs Q. She is kind and helpful.Sincerely, Yuji Koike

Hello Erica: 

Thank you very much for answering my question so quickly.  I will get my letter and the photos into the post today.

 
Once again we would like to thank you for your service.  We have recommended you to several people who may be travelling to England in the next couple of years.  The home you found for us was completely satisfactory in every way and Jean and Stuart were such very nice people.
Bye for now,Teresa Oster

Hi Erica,

Wie geht es Ihnen?Ich moechte mich bei Ihnen bedanken. Ich fuehle mich sehr sehr wohl bei Vale! Ich mag sie wirklich sehr. Sie ist so nett und lieb und hilfsbereit. Bin sehr froh, dass ich umgezogen bin. .

Best wishes Natalie

Dear Erica,

I am Alessio, I called you to find a double room for 3 week ,we have just come Italy, we stayed at B house would thank you for this accomodationbecause we stayed very well in this typical english houseand we enjoyed our holidays in London.
Please say hallo and thanks from us, for his hospitality and his english lesson,
as soon as you can
 
Alessio

Dear Erica,

Sorry so late to say thank you to you!My elder sister and I appreciate your very much for your arrangment to stay in Mrs. M.s house. She is a very nice and careful person, and there are manythings in her studio. We had wonderful days in London. recommend many of my friends to find a homestay by your website after I came back Southampton.

Best regards,Lola

Hi Erica,

 
We got back from our holiday in London the day before yesterday. Staying with Mrs P.was as nice as last year !! She is always kind and ready to help, and my sister and my friend liked our accomodation very much. 
This was the third time I've asked Happy Homes to find me an accomodation, and of course it isn't be the last one !! :) You'll hear from me very soon again :)
Thank you very much for now,
take care!!Marta

Erica R,

Halo there! Sorry it took so long to tell you about our stay with our host

 family, Mrs. M. P. and her two teenage daughters, London . We had a lovely stay with them in June. The house set up was just fine. The single and double rooms were very accommodating. My daughter enjoyed having her own room. I enjoyed the workout on the stairs each day. The bath was just down the hall. The continental breakfast was fine, and Mrs. P. is a wonderful host. Her daughters are very polite and we enjoyed talking and visiting with them. In fact mydaughter was very grateful to have someone her age around the house. The girls were able to share 'teenage' stories. Mrs. P.was  very helpful in giving us hints to how to get around town too, this saved us time and frustration. When we were going to fly out, she even dropped us  off at the subway station so we wouldn't have to lug our suitcases about town.

 Thank you for setting us up with Mrs.P. and her family, they  helped to make our holiday even more pleasant.

 Best Regards, Renee, Neil, and Stephanie F.

Dear Erica,

This is to thank you for arranging for my accomodation in London.The room I stayed in was simply perfect and I felt totally at home. The house itself was airy, bright, clean and a welcoming one.Unfortunately, I was informed of the sad demise of my father back in India and I was in deep shock and greatly disturbed. Mrs Alice K, my landlady who made me feel so much at home in her house was a great help and a constant source of comfort and a real pillar of strenght during this troubled time. Iwould be most grateful if you could please forward my gratitude and sincere appreciation to her as well. With esteemed compliments,

Himmat S. Dhillon,Housemaster The Doon School,

 

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* OUR STAR LETTERS UP TO AUTUMN 2007*


Dear Erica,


A belated note to thank you again for your tremendous assistance in arranging accommodation for me during my recent trip to London.  Having now used your organization and experienced its benefits first-hand, I have been vigorously recommending Happy Homes to my Australian friends as I can’t imagine a better way to visit London!The lovely lady with whom I boarded made every effort to welcome me into her beautiful home, yet also gave me the independence to come and go as I wished.  Being a solo traveller, it was also much nicer to be able to stay and interact with somebody, as opposed to arriving home to a tiny, empty hotel room each night.When I next visit London – hopefully not too many years away(!!!) - I wouldn’t hesitate to use Happy Homes again, and do hope that you will use this note as a testimonial to the excellent service that you provide.

The comfort and extremely reasonable cost of the accommodation which you arranged for me, made a great difference to the success of my holiday.

Many, many thanks.
Warmest regards,
Annette Smith
xx

Hello!!!

I think it was the least i can do after the way you were with me, thank you so much for your hospitality and support, i really felt i was in home during my stay with Mss. C .  and you, and i am happy you liked the present, is a Calendar from one of our mexican cultures.This is my last week in England, so my next stop is going to be Dublin, Ireland and i am shocked of what i have seen, it is a really wonderful country, i love it.
I hope we keep in touch  with you and i am looking foward once i get to Mexico to call Mss. Clifford and say thank you one more time...
With Love:
Yessica

Dear Erica,

 
I have just returned to Malaysia after a very pleasant home stay with Mrs Quinn.
 
Everything about the stay was absolutely delightful and I thought I'd share with you my complete satisfaction with the accommodation.
 
Thank you!
 
Ian Mackechnie

 

Dear Erica,

We called Pamela on tuesday and arranged everything.

The accommodation was good, Pam was very kind with us, it was really nice to stay there!
Thank you for offering her!

Best regards,
János

Dear Erica,

I would like to leave a message about my journey to London and my first experience in Homestays.  It has been 5 wonderful days. I found your agency in the Internet and I was afraid anything could go wrong. But, at the contrary, everything was very nice arranged. I staid in Chiswick, near Metro and Bus to go to the centre of London . Mrs  is a very charming, discreet and communicative person when necessary. Her house is very clean and located in a very quite street. The continental breakfast was very nice served. I will stay in Chiswick again if I ever come back to London . Thank you very much.
Fernanda Amaral

Dear Erica,

As you may remember my dáughter and me stayed with J T the week before Easter. We had a fantastic time with her. She is really a very nice and helpful host. Except the weather we had a perfect stay in London.
Unfortunately I was not able to contact you. Because of my sore throat I was not able to speak. But really everything was fine and I want to thank you very much for your help.
Best wishes from
Kathrin Gründger

Dear Erica 

Seasonal compliments. Sorry for sending this very delayed reply e-mail to you, because i was very busy in u.s so i hardly get time to check my e-mail. Any way let  me express heartfelt congradulations and gratitude to you  and your organization for having taken care of me and my programme.Please provide e-mail, address of my host so that i can contact and express my programme to her also.Thanks for your correct hypothesis and imagination of my airport. I follow as you directed. iam very much pleased to meet you in your office in any one of days which i will be available in LondonThanks once again for your wonderful support and help
with warm regards
cheers Sam

Hello, Erica;


I arrived in Japan two days ago and am now suffering a little from jet lag. I could really enjoy the 7-day stay in London! And I like Patsy's cute house.I sincerely thank you for your arrangement.

Best regards,
Hiroki

Hello Erica,

I just wanted to let you know that I have arrived in London and am staying with Mrs. P  in Chiswick. She's lovely and I am pleased with my accomodations. Thank-you, wish you a nice day, Hana Najsrova

Dear Erica,

Now I have returned to my home after having stayed 3 weeks in an room It was a fine place and I am completely satisfied with this address. the room and Mrs . Next time I want to go to London, I will contact you.Yours faithfully
Ivar Nielsen

Dear Erica

We hope you enjoyed your holiday as much as we enjoyed ours. We had a really great time and the stay at Fulham was excellent. The hosts are such a wonderful family (can't leave Muffin out), we cannot thank them, or you enough for making our stay so enjoyable. We were very lucky with the weather the whole of our stay in UK with very few days rain and then mostly just showers.
As you can imagine we had quite a lot of catching up to do on our return!
Thank you again for all your help we can thoroughly recommend
Haapy Homes - a wonderful service.
Best regards Eric & Irene Young

Erica,

Just to say hello and to thank you for recommending Bill's home stay.
We had a good stay with him, he makes it even better. Looking forward for more visits, I will let you know in the future. Regards,
Andres

Hallo Erica,

Vielen Dank noch mal fuer Ihre Hilfe bei der Vermittlung der Bed-and-Breakfast Pension.Ich habe mich die 2 Wochen bei B. ausgesprochen wohl gefuehlt, tatsaechlich war alles 'perfekt' bei ihm. Das Zimmer war sehr schoen,das Bad sehr modern, und auch mit Fruehstueck bzw. Kuechennutzung gabes nie Probleme. Im Gegenteil - B. hat mir sehr oft netterweise eine Suppe gemacht oder sogar ganze Abendessen. Wir haben uns sehr gut verstanden, und ich bin sicher, dass wir Kontakt halten werden. Alsoeine schoene Zeit, an die ich mich spaeter sicherlich gerne zurueckerinnern werde.Viele Gruesse
Benedikt zur Hausen

Dear Erika,

I am Paola, Nilde's friend. We have had 2 very nice week in Mr & Mrs. Stuart and Jean's home. Absolutely great! They are fantastic. Thank you very much. I hope I'll come back soon in London. In that case I shall contact your agency again. If you like, I'll be happy to send you by e-mail some nice photos of Stuart and Jean in their house. Regards Paola Pandolfini from Roma, Italy

Dear Erica,

 
I would like to thank you so much for your patience and I will be happy to recommend your services at anyone needing some accommodation in London.
 Best regards Gail

Dear, Erica!

I`m very happy that there is such a wonderful firm as yours. I even can`t imagine what to do without you and your assistants. I`m so much thankful to everybody. I confirm that everything you`ve written is correct. I`ll call you from the hosts.Hope to visit London once more and have your help in future.
Bye, Louba.

 

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* OUR STAR LETTERS WINTER 2007*


Dear Erika,

I am Paola, Nilde's friend. We have had 2 very nice week in Mr & Mrs. Stuart and Jean's home. Absolutely great! They are fantastic. Thank you very much. I hope I'll come back soon in London. In that case I shall contact your agency again. If you like, I'll be happy to send you by e-mail some nice photos of Stuart and Jean in their house. Regards Paola Pandolfini from Roma, Italy

Dear Erica,

 
I would like to thank you so much for your patience and I will be happy to recommend your services at anyone needing some accommodation in London.
 Best regards Gail

Dear, Erica!

I`m very happy that there is such a wonderful firm as yours. I even can`t imagine what to do without you and your assistants. I`m so much thankful to everybody. I confirm that everything you`ve written is correct. I`ll call you from the hosts.Hope to visit London once more and have your help in future.
Bye, Louba.

Dear Erica,
Thanks to your efforts to arrange an accommodation for me,I had a really nice time in London as well as Hamburg, your place! Mrs. K was a very kind person as you said. I safely returned to Japan but I just wanted to say thank you again. Please have nice summer days. 
Kind regards, 
Ayako Izumi

Sehr geehrte Frau von der Wehl!

Sofia und Monika sind gestern nach einem guten Flug mit Ausgezeichneter Sicht wohlbehalten zu Hause in Graz angekommen. Wir bedanken uns noch einmal sehr herzlich dafür, dass Sofia so gut bei Ihnen aufgehoben war, also ein richtiges "happy home" in London hatte.

Besten Dank und freundliche Grüße Fam. Schab

Dear Erica,

We are just back from our week at our homestay in London, and I just wanted to tell you how good it was. Mr. and Mrs. M. were a delight,and their home was lovely, perfect for our week's stay there. Thank you, we'll recommend your business to others.Nancy Bestor

 Dear Erica,

 
 I am still dreaming of my very nice short trip to london. I really enjoyed my journey, not least because of the lovely "happy home" you offered me. By this I want to thank you for all of that and hope we will see each other again.
 
I am looking forward to coming to london soon again.
 
With kindest regards -
Yours sincerelly  Rita 

 

Dear Erica

 
Just wanted to send you a quick email to say thanks for organising our accommodation with Pam in Chiswick. We have found it to be very comfortable and Pam has been most accommodating and helpful.
 
Many thanks
 
 
I am very happy to confirm all this!
Thanks a lot for your help, Erica. I cannot believe how considerate and quick you have been given the short time. Thanks again and I look forward to meet you in person to thank you sometime in the next three weeks.
Alex

Hallo Erica,

Ich fuehle mich sehr wohl in Bayswater, und bin richtig gluecklich, dass ich dieses Zimmer bekommen habe mit einer so netten Vermieterin.Die Gegend ist sehr schoen und wunderbar zentral.Ich werde bis Samstag 31. Juli 2004 bei Barbara bleiben.
Viele Gruesse und vielen, vielen Dank
Angelika,

 


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* OUR STAR LETTERS WINTER 2007(continued)*


Dear Erica,


thank you soooo much!!!!! I really really appreciate all the time & effort you put into getting a room at the m's house for me again!!!
The reservation form seems correct! I guess I'll find the way again, hehe ;)
I've been to the Mika-gig in Düsseldorf yesterday and it was simply GORGEOUS!! I met a bunch of wonderful people who are also going to the London gigs! I'm so looking forward to it!! Thanks again!!!
All the best, Petra

I am really appreciate your arrangement of host family.
Miriam and her family are such a wonderful people, 
and I have been so comfortable staying with them. 
The room and house are also very nice, and I enjoy 
staying with them so much! 
Her children are also very sweet, and she has kind friends, too. 
Location of the house is ideal for me, and today, I found it so convenient 
to go to the museum where I visit most of my stay in London.

Sorry for letting you know how comfortable I am. 
I wanted to make a phonecall to you, but during daytime,
I have to work for my research, and within the museum library, 
I could not find telephones.I can not express how much I am grateful to you.
I will enjoy the rest of my stay with M and her family.
Thank you so much!
Best wishes,
Yuko

 

oh, I will  come back  - and I will be sure to spread the word -
you do a great service to visitors and to your hosts.........
 
take care. (OH - and could I have gotten better weather???!) One day of rain and the rest was usually sunny!Mary Selmani  writing as Mary Ellen Blackwood


Thank you so much for our accommodations. We found Mrs. Q'shome quite easily and she was most gracious.Chiswick was a lovely area and she is very close to the tube, as you know.
 Due to our very early departure, we had a quick good-bye the night before we left. But we hope she knows we did appreciate her hosting us.
Thank you again.
 
sorry I haven't been able to call you...Its been a whirlwind trip!!V and the family have been wonderful and very friendly to me...staying with a family made this the warmest stay Ive had in London before - more so than any college environment.So its okay, I really do have to leave, but will miss everyone here :)Thankyou so much for organising and making it possible for me to stay here!All the best,
Melody

I'm writing to you to thank you for offering me Mrs. K's  homestay. I have spent there a nice time during the last week. Mrs. Alice is a lovely and kind person, and the house was clean so much. I recommend whoever come to London for a time to stay there because they will be really comfortable.Very grateful.
Ana Manovel.

Joseph and I arrived home yesterday. We wanted extend are warmest thanks for finding us a place and such a wonderful family. The M’s are great people. The place was clean and nice. The room was great along with the bathroom.  It far exceeded our expectations. Thanks so much for your help. We may return to London next year and if so we will be in touch.We will definitely be recommending your services to others.
Roxanne

 

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* OUR STAR LETTERS AUTUMN 2008*


Dearest Erica
 I can not begin to tell you how much we appreciate your  incredible help and your professionalism, on behalf of our Company ARMEN UK TRAVEL & EDUCATION LTD I want to say a BIG THANK YOU for everything.
I have received all the information and the details of the new host family and I have checked all the details they are correct, thank you.
You are though on top of my list and if we or anyone i know that needs a host family i will certainly contact you and give my highest recommendations.
 If you need to contact me at any point please do not hesitate to do so at any time. It has been an absolute pleasure knowing you and doing business with you.
Thank You Very Much. With Best Wishes
Karina

 
Hi Erica--
 I realize that I never thanked you for our great accommodations with A. in London.  Whitney and I had a lovely time in your city.  What a wonderful place.  Thanks again,
 Judy

Dear Erika,
We couldn't call you from London, so busy and tired we were to go around We made our best of it anyway. We have been happy with the accommodation you found for us. Mrs Q is very kind and her house very clean and proper. Let me know if your Agency can find accommodation also in other places of England. We are thinking of going to Cornwell next time. If so, I'll contact you when it comes to going again.
Best wishes Luisa

Dear Ms. Reynolds
Thank you for your reply. I understand your answer and really feel secure. I am very grateful for your help on my accommodation of this summer. Sincerely, Hajime Akitomi
Erica,

I had a great time at P. and she was a gracious hostess. I also visited the M's and saw both Tina and Michael who is currently recuperating from pneumonia. Chiswick is a great place and will look you up for future vacation very soon.
Extend my thanks to P. who treated me satisfactorily throughout the journey.
Cheers and kind regards, Joseph


Hi Erica,
I am already in the south of Chile with my family taking advantage of my last days of summer holiday. I am coming back to work 1st March.
Thanks for everything and I hope to go back to London sooner or later. I had a wonderful time there.Give my thanks to Mrs Q. too.From Chile,
Mauricio

Oh my gosh- now that I have found Happy Homes, I cannot imagine going to London, whether for a few day s or a few months, and not doing it through you. Your service is the best and I have spread the word to my family & friends as well:) Thank you again Erica- until soon I cannot believe it has taken me so long to write- I am terribly sorry-Especially because I could not in my wildest dreams have had a more perfect homestay with A! I love her dearly, she was incredible! Her house was lovely. I honestly could not have hoped for anything more perfect.I am back in the States now, but I miss her & the incredible time I had living in Ealing already. (I am planning to return- September at the latest, but perhaps for shorter visits before then.) Please give Alice love & my deepest heartfelt thanks to you! All my best. Nina-Marie

Dear Erica,
Thank you so much for arranging this for us. We're very happy here staying with Mrs. M. She's really a very nice lady just like what you've said.Shao

Dear Erica,
Few words to say that we really enjoyed our stay with familly W. They were very friendly and kind with us. The bedroom and the bathroom were nice too.
Everything alright.
Thank you much for the quality of your agency that permitted us to spend great holidays in London. Best regards, Sabine & Vincent

Ms. Reynolds,
 Thank you so much for all your help and for finding us a place to stay. However we will not be needing accomidations. Jessica just found out that a coulpe of her friends who live in the same apartment are going out of town and they are letting us stay at ther place. So again thank you for everything. . Please pass your thanks on to the family  I have to say I think what you do is an incredable service and I will certainly pass the word on and keep it on mind for the next time I visit.Thank you and have a great holiday season.

Erica:
I apologize for not calling once we arrived in London. I must tell you we are so delighted with our accommodations.  A. is such a warm and wonderful lady and we are so blessed to have been placed with her.  Thank you so very much.  There is so much to see and do here and of course we want to do it all. I would like to recommend you to our friends in the states who may ever be thinking of coming to London.  We definitely know we will return someday.  May I ask if you do only London and if so do you contacts with others who do this same type of business in other countries etc? Again, thank you so much for you warmness and the help you gave us.  You are an angel! Blessings, Rose

Dear Erica,
We would like to thank you  for a wonderful stay in London with
Mr. & Mrs. Michael and Tina M, Chiswick.
We spend 5 days in London from 17th - 21st May.
The home-stay was perfect and we enjoyed it very much.
Martin, Anne and Niels Rasmussen

 

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* OUR STAR LETTERS AUTUMN 2009*

Dear Erica,
 We are back home in India tired and sore but happy and fulfilled. Our home stay with Mrs.W in Chiswick was very comfortable. The room was large and clean and Mrs. W. was very welcoming and easy to get along with. She was also very helpful in arranging a taxi for the airport on our last day in London. The room because of being at the front of the house was very noisy because the house faces the main road and we had to sleep with ear plugs which she thoughtfully provided. However, this was more than compensated by the fact that we got an opportunity to see how people like Mrs. W., seniors, get to live and take care of themselves. That was an education in itself, very different from the way things get done here in India. In fact, my wife came away with every intention of emulating her as she herself advances in years. Many thanks to you for making the arrangements.  Regards.
 Arjan Singh

Dear Erica,
 my friend Dagmar and I are staying at Patsy's right now. Unfortunately Dagmar was not able to get a hold of you at the phone. Therefore we are writing a short mail.
 We are having a great time in London and we enjoy every minute here.
 Our host lady is a nice and friendly woman and we enjoy staying at her place.
 London is a great city. It is so exciting and full of life. We just love it.
 Greetings,Dagmar & Sabrina

Dear Erica,
Excellent!   Great work I realy thank you for your help and very warm talk today. Everything is correct and that room seems to be perfect place for me.  Thank you for your patience and I do hope I will visit you in your office just to say hello. I am happy of that room, good location and Alexa seems be nice, warm person.
Thank you one more time, Wish you fortune in everything and lot of good energy,
Aldona

Dear Erica,
Thank you very much indeed. I am really flabbergasted about your service. As far as you organisational skills are concerned you are supposed to be German.
 I made more than 7 enquiries. You were the only one to respond "in the twinkle of an eye" Congratulations! Perfect job! I stored your contact details and will recommend you!!!As in the film Notting Hill, when the funny flatemate Spike said: Wish me luck!
 Best regards & have a fabulous weekend. R.

Dear Mrs Reynolds,
Just a few lines to let you know that I had a very pleasant stay in London. Mrs W.is a very nice and charming lady and we got on very well. The location was very convenient too and I was lucky with the weather.
Best regards
Mrs Odette

 
Dear Erica, as we promised you by phone, we would like to leave a message about our journey to London and our first experience in homestays.  It has been 10 wonderful days. We found your agency in the Internet and we were afraid anything could go wrong. But, at the contrary, everything was very nice arranged. We staid in Chiswick, Bedford Park and the nearest tube station called Turnham Green was a 10-12 minutes walk, but also we had, at 3 minutes walk, a very frequent bus n.94 h24 toward Piccadilly Circus through Notting Hill Gate.

Our host lady Mrs S . is a very discreet and communicative person when necessary. Her house is very clean and locate in a very quiet street.We hope we'll come back soon in London, surely we will contact you and we’ll talk about Happy Homes to all friends of our.Thank you very muchRita and Davide

Dear Erica,
I never got round to calling you during my stay in London. Time always flies in this magnificent city. I really, really want to thank you for placing me at such short notice - it even was in my favourite area. I enjoyed my stay very much, Abbey is such a kind, warm-hearted person that I felt at home straight away and I did enjoy my stay even more in such a pleasant environment. I will sure come back to you,Warmest wishes,
Elfi

Liebe Frau Reynolds,
 wenn auch etwas verspätet, möchten wir uns noch einmal ganz herzlich für Ihre Bemühungen bezüglich unseres Quartieres in London bedanken.
 Wir hatten eine schöne Zeit und haben uns in dem Haus von Mrs Q. sehr wohl gefühlt.
Sie war sehr herzlich und nett, es hat uns an nichts gefehlt.
 Falls wir noch einmal die Gelegenheit haben nach London zu kommen, würden wir gerne wieder von ihrer Gastfreundschaft Gebrauch machen.
 Mit freundlichen Grüßen,Susanne und Annalena Rey
Hi Erica!!

I am Maria Gene. I want to confirm the reservation, all is ok. I am very happy that you have find this family for me. I hope that the family and I get along. I want to thank you for all, specially for your soon answers. So, I congratulate you and all the staff of Happy Homes for your work. I have never been to London, but I think that it is fantastic, isn't it? It is said that it is a very cosmopolitan city and so. I am very glad that you like Soller in your visit. I will call/write to you when I am in London. With my best greetings, Maria Gene.


Erica,
 Many thanks for your choice of Host Family.  The girls could not have had a nicer place to stay. Not only did Mr and Mrs M make the girls very welcome, but us also. The journey to Covent Garden by Tube was ok for the girls and together with an excellent course at the Royal Ballet School, made the 2 weeks an experience to remember  for them. S didn`t want it to end!!
We will definately consider using Happy Homes again for any future visit and will recommend it to others who will need accommodation in London in future.
As parents, we were obviously concerned, but we couldn`t have asked for a better place for them to stay.Thanks again, Bob and Janet Davison

Hi Erica,
I just wanted to say that we had a great trip in England and have now returned home. It feels so good to be back in our own home. I'm sure you know how that is. I jsut wanted to write and say that we did enjoy staying at the C's house very much. Our children enjoyed each other very muich and my children needed that play with other children after 10 days without friends, and, being dragged from one museum/historical site to another. Thank you for your efforts, I know I was not your usual customer. Lesli

 

 

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* OUR STAR LETTERS WINTER 2010*

Dear Erica,
I do hope you are fine, and please don't be angry with me, that I didn't visit you in your office while I had amazing time in London, 
I have to tell BIG, BIG THANKS one more time.Your work is briliant  and I will allways recommend your agency if anybody ask me about cosy, comfortable possibility of staying in London. Home I had, was situated in charming Fulham, not far away from center and in same time calm and safe district.  I stayed with very, very cool, friendly and what is important warm-hearted, unproblematic lady, who trasted me at first time when we have met. Alexa will be all the time in my mide as a wonderful, beautiful mind person. I felt as natural at her place, as at my own home. She took care on me very well, f.ex buying food ( asked me what I wish to eat ) . She was always ready to give me" golden advice" where to go for saightseeing or to be not lost in huge London. I think it was my luck, that one day, during my web researching  I found your agency. It was absolutely the best choice I could make to book my place in London. I am sure I will come back to London, as I have spent there wonderful time not only becouse tourists atraction, but also cos of people I have met there.
With lot's of smile ;-) ;-) and thank you for your work,kind regards to you and all staff, who works in Happy-homes.Aldona     

Dear Erika,
Sorry for not writing to you sooner but once back to Rome
I have been very busy. I wanted to thank you for your service. Mrs. Alice was really kind, the house was really nice and my room was very spacious and comfortable. Next time I go to London for some weeks I'll contact you. Do you also have family in zone 2? Do they also accept guest for few days? Thanks for everything. I hope to hear from you very soon.
Claudio Abate



Hello, Erica, I just thought I’d let you know that Lisa and I had a wonderful time staying with Winnie while we were in London .  As I warned you, the airlines did not adhere to our schedule.  They blamed Mother Nature, but then, don’t we all?  I do think you should add those stairs to the bedroom to your description of Winnie’s home, but otherwise, meeting Winnie was a memorable part of our London experience. JP

Dear Erica,
Just a few words to thank you for the precious support to find an accomodation in London. I will no doubt suggest all my friends to contact you in case of need.
I really enjoyed my stay in London and Alison has been very nice with us all.
Kind regards,
M . & family 

Hi, Erica.
I am just sending an email to say thank you for everything about K's accommodation.
She came back from London and she was all happy that she could had a such wonderful time there! Thank you so much again for everything!!

Dear Erica
Thank you so much! 
Thank you again that you provide us an excellent care in the busiest season. We greatly appreciate all your work for us!
Take care,Rie

Hi Erica,
everyhting went very well. You were right it was perfect!
 Mrs. Q . is always wonderful and two months in London was heaven. I love London and wish more than almost anything that I could find work there and stay.I hope to visit London again next year, a friend of mine really wants to go but we will probubly only stay for one to two weeks next time.I also hope to be able to stay with Mrs. Q . again, hopefully her health will continue to be well.Thanks again. Best regards.

 

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* OUR STAR LETTERS SUMMER 2011*

Just a quick note to THANK you for permitting us, juan luis and I, met Jillie, the best of London!! You had told us that she was nice and friendly, she is amazingly great! Her house was spotless clean and her breakfasts so huge and yummy! I also want to tell you both, erica and jillie, to desire you a very happy mothers day!!
You both will hear from me soon as I work in a big institute for english learners and all of them want to spend some days in London. I will give your site along to all of them. Thanks Erica and Jillie for your immense patience!!
we really had a very good with Jillie. She is a great person as well!
wish you the best!!
with love
juan luis and Silvia

Good afternoon Erica,

 I just wanted to send you an email to thank you for arranging a great homestay for me.  It is working out wonderfully and it's such a quiet location that I can work productively.  I have actually received a couple of calls for interviews already.

Regards,Lucia

Dear Erica,
thank you erica....i cant wait to come to london,,i am all excited,,,,this friday i am getting plastic surgery on my nose,,,i figure what the heck  new trip new nose hahaha,,,,,i sold my house to do this journey,,,it has been a long time coming,,,thanks again,,,hope to hear from you soon,,,,,,,marilyn

Dear Erica,
Hajime and I have safely backed.
Thank you so much for arranging.
We had a very nice stay at Pamela's home.
It was short stay but really impressed one,
Thank you so much! Naomi

Dear Erica,
 I have arrived in Beijing and I want to thank you for arranging my accomodation in London. I think it is a nice and convenient place  to stay and I will recommend you to other of my friends.
 With best regards,Irene


Die Wochen in London waren sehr spannend und interessant. Am letzten Wochenende kamen meine Eltern und meine Schwester mich noch besuchen. Auch sie waren von London begeistert. 
Nochmals vielen Dank für das Orgnanisieren der Unterkunft. Es hat mir bei Jilly and the cats ;-) sehr gut gefallen und ich habe mich besonders gefreut, dass ich letztendlich doch 5 Wochen dort bleiben konnte. Wenn ich wieder einmal für längere Zeit in London bin, melde ich mich vorher gerne wieder und freue mich auf ein vielleicht dann mögliches Treffen.
Viele Grüße aus Berlin
Sascha Wustrow

We really enjoyed our stay with the T .family.The home and neighborhood were lovely and well-kept, quiet in the evenings, and the room the T .  provided was well-appointed, private and comfortable, with a full attached private bath.  Although we were away taking in the sights during the day, we spoke with V . every morning and evening, and some of these chats went on at length. The children were pleasant and personable. 

 The T .  made us feel very welcome and were very kind and thoughtful of us during our stay.  Their friendliness and hospitality made the experience of visiting England even better--we think far better than if we had chosen to stay in a hotel.  We would recommend them to other guests without reservation. 

Hello Erica,I am at Hong Kong airport with a 6 hour wait. Had an emotional farewell with Maria my Host lady and it was sad to say goodbye to her. Thank you for your great work at placing people like me. My time in London was so much the richer having spent it with Maria. If you are speaking with her in the next few days could you please relay that I had a great flight to Hong Kong (11 and a half hours) and am hoping for a good one for the rest of the way. With thanks, L.

Hello Erica,

just wanted to say THANK YOU for your help. My stay in London was great I my host Alexa is very kind. Best regards, Lena 

 

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* OUR STAR LETTERS SUMMER 2012*

Dear Erica,
By the present I would like to inform you that everything is perfect in the accommodation arranged by you. The host family is very nice and helpful and I feel as at home.Thank you very much! Kind regards,
Dr Rumen

Hello Erica, 
just wanted to let you know that I had a very enjoyable stay with Win Notting Hill. She was friendly and helpful and I think we both enjoyed our chats during the week.I am sure that I will be in touch with you again when I return to Britain in a few years time!
Kind regards,
Linda Armour

Dear Erica,
The accommodation was excellent, Krystyna is a lovely person and we have spent a very nice holiday there.  Thank you again for your help.
Kind regards,
Dragos

Dear Erica, 
I totally forgot to tell you when we were settled at R's house. Now we are gone, but she was a really nice host, and we were satisfied with our rooms and the house in general. Thank you again, I keep the address of happy homes for another time. best regards 
Ombeline

Dear Erika,
My son Carlos Adell who is staying with Mrs. P.is leaving on Friday back to Paris. I would like both to thank you and Mrs P .for her kind attention. The thing I have most appreciated is the fact of having been able to phone my son to Mrs P . phone so that I could make sure every day  my son was at home. Thanks a lot for everything. I have really liked the home and Mrs P . attention. In fact, we may come back next summer.
Best Regards
Paquita

Thanks very much, indeed Erica! We enjoyed our holiday in London very much and our staying in Fiona's house was super. When I have friends coming to London, I will advice Happy Homes.Have a good summer.
Regards, Cristina

Erica,Thank you so much for everything. You and the host lady make these trips so simple for us.  Much appreciation.
Mary

Dear Mrs Reynolds,  I hope you are well. I apologize for writing you only now, but I have preferred practicing more my speaking English and spent less time on Internet. I want to tell you everything is ok and perfect.I  have been going to school for 2 days and I am very happy.  Happy with my professors, with the other students I have met, the surprisingly warm weather of London on January, and of course with my host family. I arrived on Saturday. Mrs W. had been very kind.  She wanted to pick me up at Paddington Station, but we missed because of the crowd around the station. We finally met at Notting Hill station. I happy with her. She is very nice with me. I have also met his eldest son who seems to be a very good person. The area is wonderful.  I didn't knew very well Notting Hill before, but it is a very pleasant area with nice shops and all the facilities very near. The situation is also very convenient for me. The tube is very near and the line to go to my school is direct and I have only 2 stops before arriving at school. I am very satisfied, and I appreciate a lot Mrs W.
Thank you very much for your help!
Mélanie

Dear Erica,
I'd like to give a feedback about my stay in London at Mr and Mrs M's house.
It was such a nice experience! The house, the position in the city and the family are exacly as you described in your emails.
They are very gentle and kind, always available to give you information and suggestion about things to do and to see throughoout the city. I'd like to go to the theatre and M. suggested me "The phantom of the opera"...it was really amazing!
They invited me for dinner more than once and I could use all the facilities of the house.
They made me feel really as I was at home.
It was everything amazing also thank to the hospitality of M. family.
I still keep in touch with them and I hope to see them again!
Your service was excellent and I will suggest to all of my friends.
Thanks a lot again for all your help,
Best regards.
Elisa Lualdi

Dear Ms. Reynolds,
Thank you for your reply.
I surely confirmed my reservation.
In August 1st, I am scheduled to reach LHR at 15:50,  
so I think I can reach Mrs. K .residence until 18:00 at the latest.
I understand the fullness of your kindness and my luck in the reservation this time.
Thank you.
Hajime Akitomi

Dear Erica
At first thank you very munch for your e-mail. We apologize for replying little late. We enjoyed very much our visit in London and the host family .They were very friendly and they supported us in all questions. The rooms were clean and the breakfast was excellent.It was great, to talk to V. and her husband. We could get an impression about the life in London.So, we recommend this host family!!!Best regards
Uwe, Dörte, Sarah and Rebecca
 

 

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* OUR STAR LETTERS SUMMER 2013*

Dear Erica
Just wanted to thank you for your kind organization for our B&B’s in London ! our trip was a success !! My husband is so happy
J ! me too ! We will recommend your website and of course we will recommend  P. It was just perfect !! nothing else to say. You can add that on your comments for your website if you want, really perfect !  It is very well located in a quiet and lovely area. It is very clean and comfortable.

Specially Pis adorable, we are glad we’ve met her. She made me think of my grandmother from Brittany and we felt like if we were at home.  It was pleasant to discuss with her and when I told her we planned to go to Ireland next year with my parents (because I love Ireland too), she told me she was Irish ! it added something special, life is like this, plenty of gifts !

Angels were with us since we discovered London with a wonderful blue sky and bright  sun! It was great ! The only thing as we said to P. is,  life in London is overpriced … and it is really too much crowded. Unbelievable … I really saw the difference since I went last time in 2007 at the same time. Fortunately Hyde park is still so marvelous, all flowers blooming  …

Thank you again for all.
All the best to you,

Warm regards
Nathy & Laurent

Hello Erica,
just a few words to say we had a very nice stay in London. It was very short and we wished we could have stayed longer but it was great. We were very lucky as regards the weather and tried to make the most of it.And we did enjoy staying at W's. She is a very nice lady indeed and we had a very nice time chatting with her at breakfast ! The room was ok and the beds comfortable and sharing the bathroom was not a problem at all ...Thank you for your help, maybe we'll be in touch again for a next stay,
kind regards,
Anne-Marie

Erica,
How are you !!!
I wanted to give you my feedback after staying with Mrs PQ. She is so lovely and kind that it was a pleasure to stay there. The room was very comfortable and the area around very nice.
Thank you so much for your help and have a nice year !!!Bye !!!
Romina M.Trusch

Dear Erica,
Livia will be moving from BH this weekend. I think she could not have been staying in a better place for her first month in London. I want to thank you very very much for a warm reception and for everything, for helping on her first recipes and for making tea for her when she had a cold. She was feeling quite at home living with you. I am surprised how well adapted she is at  ENBS, with lots of new friends, she is just loving it all.
Sonia with best wishes

Good Morning Erica,
Thank you very much for your help to make my first Homestay experience with wonderful memories. Paralympic 2012 in London give us a chance to appreciate the host country and to find out more about the culture, the rituals and the hospitalities of Great Britain citizens. We visit many, many places including the Buckingham Palace. Krystyna is an excellent host. She is kind, patience and very helpful. She help us get bus tickets to Stansted airport and show us quick ways to many destinations. On days that we leave home early, she make sanwiches for us to bring to the game. I also have chance to taste her wonderful cooking of Polish dishes. Everything exceed my expectation.  I certaily consider Homestay as my first choice in visiting the Great Britain. Thank you very much for your help.
Regards,
Cecilia.

Erica good afternoon,
I want to thank you for my beatiful days at Mrs PQ house, she is a lovely woman, she has a beautiful house and I was very confortable, thanks for all
Best regards
Liliana M MELI

I wish to thank both of you!
I am grateful to you, Erica, for your hard work in placing properly The youngsters. I have entrusted my daughter and her friend with confidence, sure of your seriousness.
This has been the third time with Happy Homes!
I wish to thank Mrs M as well, for her hospitality and warm welcome.I am so glad  to hear that both children were polite and delightful.I was sure, but it is nice on her to say so.They really had a wonderful time in London and both have a good memory of their stay in her home.
Thank you
kind regards
Raffaella.

The first impression of my host family was great. I was warmly welcomed after a long journey, not only because of the delicious chocolate cake and the hot cup of tea. 

As I spent my third semester in London I was looking for a nice family. Actually I planned to look for a flat with other students to get in touch with people of my age but from day one I felt really comfortable in the family so I decided to stay. Especially V was very helpful in any event. While I was looking for an internship she provided me with contact details or helped me with my CV. The six-year old daughter S is really adorable and makes you laugh with her kind nature. They always gave me advices where to shop, where to eat and what to visit. I guess, it's one of the greatest advantages when you live with a local family. As well the invitation to a barbecue, a TV evening with popcorn or the nice family dinners made me feel very welcome during my London time. Although I felt as a part of the family, I had all freedoms and never felt controlled or hemmed. They involved me just about right. The fact that they always have two students from abroad, I got to know a nice Chinese student. We cooked dinner together or discovered London. So although I lived with a young family I had also someone in my age. A perfect combination.

The typical english house is relatively centrally located so you're in 20 minutes in the centre of London, it's a friendly neighborhood with very different people. I lived in a small but lovely room with all I need, a huge bed, a desk, television... . So i could stow all the stuff I bought while I was living there. I could use the kitchen with all appliances and had a compartment in the cupboard and the fridge.

I would highly recommend this family to all people who want to stay in london for a few months. I think I am really lucky that I got to know these lovely people. Helpful, nice and warm-hearted. I guess living with them can definitely decrease your homesickness!

Hallo Erica,
we had a good journey in London!
A's house is ok,comfortable and quite.
So, thank you for your help and hope coming back to London soon.
Best regards.
Claudia Bergamo

Dear Erika,
Anna has been felt at home with you and we know that you have offered her more than you should and that you both have grounded a good relationship. We are very grateful for that and feel in debt with you. We are sure that you, Anna and us, will meet again.
Thank you very much for all.
Sincerelly yours,
Carlos Casasola

Dear Erica,
I have been in London for almost five days, and I would like to thank you for this great home that you have found for me ! 
K is a really nice person and she is very interesting. 
It would be a pleasure to meet you so tell me if you are available for a coffee appointment :)
The very best,
Clémentine

Dear Erica, I could not have found a better place and nicer lady in London. She was also very kind and patient with Linda, my daughter, who does not speak English much, being dyslexic. I will tell the persons I know about You and Your Agency.
Thank you so much.
Sincerely yours, Alessandra

Dear Erica, I am impressed by the accuracy of your confirmation and the reactivity in replying to our need. I'll contact you once back home in Turin and
thank you
sincerely, Alessandra

 

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* OUR STAR LETTERS WINTER 2013*


Hello Erica,
I wanted to tell you that I have left R's house. I really want to thank you for your very fast help which permitted me a very nice stay in this house.The host familly was very nice and helpfull, thank you very much ! I have adviced your help to a friend, because you are very helpfull.
Again thank you,
Regards,
Malcolm

Hello Erica,
Thank you for all.
Thank you again for having been so fast and professional, it's a real pleasure for us to prepare our travel with Happy Homes.
Have a good summer,
Nabil ASERMOUH and Florian ROOU

 

Dear Erica,
Hope this finds you well.  I just wanted to let you know I arrived in London yesterday late in the evening as scheduled and Alex H.H. driver was waiting for me at LHR airport so I arrived at the hosts home in Chiswick at about 23:30 hrs.  Mr K.was waiting for me.This morning I met one of their children.  They are very kind people and have made me feel "home" from the very beginning.
Thank you once again for having made arrangements for me with this family for my stay in London.  Your assistance in locating a home with such short notice and in the high season is really very much appreciated!
Kindest regards,
Patricia

dear erica,
our holiday has been great, we experienced so much!!!!
I'm sorry I coulnd't come and see you...but ten day simply elapsed..... we arrived and soon after it was time to leave! My landlady was so sweet, and helpful. Sehra is lovely!
your agency has done really a good job.
thank you for your help.
bye elena

Merci erika .
J ai bien reçu le mail de confirmation . J aimerais vous faire parvenir quelques spécialités de mon pays la corse pour vous remercier de votre implication . De votre patience et de votre gentillesse Effectivement soit je passe vous voir soit je vous expédie un petit colis et peut être que cela vous donnera envié de venir visiter notre région ou le soleil est souvent présent . Bien a vous Martine 

Dear Erica!
Thank you for arranging this stay for me, W. was very nice and I had a good time in London.
Best wishes!
Angélique

Thank you so much for your organize for me last night!! It was such a great help for me, otherwise I would have slept under the cold winter sky in outside... Thanks a lot!!I had a nice time. They offer me triple room as a single use, that's amazing! It must be unusual in London, isn't it? I think its size is as large as the one in N.Y! In addition, thank you for calling to my home number in Japan, my dad appreciated it pretty much. I appreciate, of course!! I am now in Paris, and remembering this stay in London, and I will never forget about your help for my travel in my life! With millions of thanks, 
Chikako Sekine

Dear Erica,
I am back in Argentina after having had a very pleasant stay at Mr and Mrs Ps in London.  Both  were extremely kind and wanted me to be at ease at their place at all times. I just wanted to thank you again for arranging accommodation for me with such short notice and also for assisting me with my transfer from the airport when I arrived. Thank you very much indeed and kindest regards,Patricia
 

 

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* OUR STAR LETTERS SPRING 2015*

Dear Erica,
Unsere Dankbarkeit können wir kaum in Worte fassen. Hiermit möchten wir uns noch einmal ganz herzlich für unser nettes Zusammentreffen und die kurzfristige Vermittlung zu der sehr freundlichen Hostfamily in Chiswick bedanken. Wir hatten ein sehr schönes zu Hause und einen angenehmen einwöchigen Aufenthalt in London.
Auch noch einmal im Namen unseres Sohnes herzlichen Dank für die Vermittlung an die nette Hostdame, er fühlt sich dort sehr wohl, man kann sagen es ist wie zu Hause. Wir sind sehr froh darüber, dass er durch Ihre Hilfe ein so schönes zu Hause in einer sehr guten Gegend für seinen Aufenthalt in London gefunden hat.
Danke für alles und viele guten Wünsche für die Zunkunft.
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Viele liebe Grüße
Uta, Matthias und Kevin aus Deutschland

Hello Erica,
Thanks again for your help. The flat sounds wonderful. I know Happy Homes is the place for me.  Not only is the price right, but its seems more personal and tailored for the individual.  None of the other places I looked into even asked about my preferences or limitations.  I know I will be happy with whatever we choose.  I was also hoping to stay somewhere between London City & Wimbledon.  But not a must, just wanted you to keep it in mind.
Sincerely,
Merritt E. James, MA, IBCLC, RLC

Dear Erica
All my current life is based on my experience having lived in London and spend time with you! I really appreciate all your support during my stay in London. It seems long time ago already but hope I can visit you again before we get too old to recognize, ha ha!
Best regards
Yuriko

Dear Sir
Just to say a huge thank you for a wonderful stay. The staff are all very helpful and made us feel really welcome.  We all loved our stay there and will certainly recommend it to everyone! 
We will definitely be back.
Thank you also for being so kind when my son was ill.
Yours faithfully
Katherine Elliott Wolverhampton

Dear Erica
Thank you for a lovely time in London. The homestay was perfect, right in the centre of town. The host family were caring and supportive to us and I look forward to booking our small group with you again next year.
Best wishes Carrie, NY.