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Hi and welcome!
I am located in the suburb of Penfield, New York I am close to Rochester, Brighton, Fairport, Pittsford, Webster, shopping, restaurants, entertainment, Lake Ontario, Irondequoit Bay, the Erie / Barge canal, parks, kayaking streams, bike trails, city life and theaters, festivals, museums, historical sites... too much to list! Many fine private schools (Harley, Mercy, Allendale Columbia, Charles Finney to name a few) and excellent public school system in Penfield. However, please note I do not host students attending Harley, and I only host females!

PLEASE NOTE! Rochester, New York is in central upstate New York State on the shore of Lake Ontario, and about 60 miles across the lake south of Toronto, Canada. It's about 600 miles from NYC and Long Island. Rochester is the 3rd larges city in New York, but it is *not* actually anywhere close to New York City. :)

The home has a private backyard with in ground swimming pool, gardens, patios, and a covered deck. Within walking distance to bus stops. There is plenty of space in the house. The home has two fireplaces, a gas fireplace on the main floor living room and a wood stove in the lower family room. There is internet connectivity, however television is antennae (still pick up about 20 channels).
The room for rent has a single bed on risers for extra storage underneath, there is a desk, small tv, full size dresser and a bedside night stand. The window looks out to the front yard, the shades are room darkening if you like to sleep in some days.
There are 2 very nosy indoor only cats whom will want to thoroughly check you out, so if you have allergies or just don't like cats... probably not your best choice. The atmosphere is quiet and reserved, there is no smoking, partying, loud music or such going on. No smoking allowed on the property. I'm usually up late, so normal house noise until midnight is acceptable. I usually cook a late dinner, always willing to share it if you let me know ahead of time that you'll be joining me at the table. :)
Clean sheets and towels are provided, as well as a breakfast foods and a small cupboard space for your own food stuff. You're also welcome to use the laundry closet and yard.

About me: I'm quiet, geeky, love cooking, nature, documentaries, reading, learning, politics, puzzles, board and card games, and taking an occasional spin on my motorcycle. I watch a lot of tv at night, and am quite a homebody. I run a small web hosting / development biz out of my home and spend a lot of time on the internet. I'm disabled, and require a lot of rest and sleep, but also enjoy small trips to favorite local spots.
More pictures available on request.
Prefer to host a Female student or teacher.
The dates are flexible, I'm open to inquiries for stays of different times/lengths.
I have experience hosting Chinese.
Security Deposit required: $1,000 (refunded a week prior to departure).
I am currently a certified host parent (passed background check, interviews, income, home inspection, references, etc.) through I am willing to work through that organization or independently. I have an excellent reference in China (so I've been told) but I can't read it because it is written in Chinese. However I would be willing to share an image of the letter.
If you wish to be heavily involved in sports, I can only provide limited transportation. I am however on a bus route and a school bus stop is at the corner of my street, and willing to work out car pool agreements with other parents.
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