Dean Harrison races past houses in Kirk Michael Village

TT HOMESTAY

The Isle of Man TT Races is such a draw to fans that there literally aren’t enough regular bed spaces to accommodate everyone, and so was born TT Homestay.

Isle of Man locals have been opening up their homes and their spare rooms to TT fans for years and what may begin as a guest/host relationship often becomes a lifelong reciprocated friendship.

TT HOMESTAY ACCOMMODATION TYPE

Homestay accommodation is broken down into bedrooms, ensuite bedrooms and entire properties, and priced based on the breakfast provided. Hosts can offer self-serve breakfasts, so guests have food available to prepare themselves, a continental breakfast where hosts serve a range of cold breakfast items, or a cooked breakfast, where guests are served a hot breakfast. Prices depend on what each host offers. When booking your Homestay through the official website https://www.homestay.im/ you know the property has been assessed and is safe for you to stay in.

TT HOMESTAY VS A HOLIDAY RENTAL

Homestay accommodation is often shared with the host, except when the whole property is offered. Compared to a holiday rental, the home is usually just that, a home for 50 weeks of the year, whereas a holiday rental tends to be rented as accommodation year-round. Homestay offers greater home comforts, a more authentic experience and access to local insider knowledge on all things Isle of Man. Homestay also represents excellent value for money. Whilst what you get will be different to a holiday rental or a hotel, it is generally cheaper and more fulfilling an experience.

HOW TO BE A GREAT TT HOMESTAY GUEST

As a Homestay guest, it’s important to read the house rules of your host’s accommodation and to always remember that it is their home, and they may be living their daily lives whilst you’re enjoying the TT. Respect their rules and help out where you can!

BOOKING TT HOMESTAY ACCOMMODATION

To book Homestay accommodation, head to the Homestay website here: https://www.homestay.im/

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