Q: Who else will I be living with?
A: Our apartments are setup dorm-style, with two guests sharing each room, so up to 6 residents may live together. We generally cater to students and interns, both from the US and international, in their 20's and 30's but guests may be any age and do not have to be students. The apartment may be co-ed, so both males and females would live together, but you would only share your bedroom with someone of the same gender.
Q: Can I have a private room?
A: Yes, you may book one of our shared rooms as private for a higher fee. Please note this is a private room, not a private apartment. You would then have the room to yourself, but would still share a bathroom, unless you book the master bedroom as private in which case you would have your own room and bathroom.
Q: How long is the lease?
A: Our leases start at 3-months and then transition to month to month. You must provide us with 30-days notice once you know your move-out date and can move out anytime after your 3-month period.
Q: What is included with the apartment?
A: Apartments generally come furnished with two twin beds, a side table, a desk and chair in each bedroom. Dining room table and chairs, sofa, sofa chair, end table, coffee table, TV, and TV stand in the common areas. Bathroom includes mats, shower curtains, and trash can. Kitchen includes basic kitchenware such as plates, pots and pans, utensils, glasses, and more. Utilities, including wireless internet are included. We provide Netflix for free, and Smart TV's so guests can access their own accounts such as Hulu or HBO Go.
Q: What do I need to bring with me?
A: As mentioned, we provide quite a bit. You would need to have your own blankets and towels (unless you purchased them from us), toiletries, laundry detergent, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, and obviously clothes and food. Some students like to bring their own TV’s, video game systems, or other items from home to make their stay more enjoyable, which is fine as long as it doesn’t interfere with your roommates and you take it with you when you leave.
Q: Do the rooms have locks on the doors?
A: The rooms have normal door locks so you can lock the door while you are in the room. They do not come with key locks so you cannot lock the door when you are not home. Some students have chosen to get lock boxes to keep valuables in. If you would feel better with a lock on your door, you must first get approval, then purchase and install the lock yourself. Homestay Anywhere must be provided with a key in case of emergencies as well as the roommate you share a room with. When you move out you will need to install the original door knob, so please do not lose it.
Q: What do I do when I'm ready to move out?
A: First of all, make sure you provide 30-days written notice of your intent to move out. You can simply email firstname.lastname@example.org. It must be after your initial 3 month term. When you move out be sure to leave the apartment in a clean condition. Please remove, or throw away, all of your belonging, including your sheets, pillows, blankets and all of your food from the kitchen. Leave your keys and any fobs or access cards you were given in your room. If no one is home when you leave and you need to use the key to lock the door, please contact us to discuss how to return it. This should be discussed with your roommates and scheduled in advance.
Q: When will I get my deposit back?
A: We do inspections within 1-2 weeks after you move out. We try to do them as quickly as possible. Once we complete your inspection we will email you with photos or descriptions of any potential deductions being withheld. If there are no deductions we will simply need the email associated with your Zelle account or other method of refunding your deposit.