We are Maria and Simon, and we own and run EasyPZ Stay. Welcome to our favourite corner of the world!
We love to travel and met each other whilst living in Sri Lanka. When we created EasyPZ Stay, our goal was to build a space that we would love to visit over and over again.
EasyPZ Stay was established at the beginning of 2021. Beforehand, Simon ran EasyPZ as a backpackers for six years, with great success.
Our place is relaxed, friendly and social. Catch up with fellow guests in the garden over a beer, or bombard Maria or Simon with questions about Cornwall.
We both love to explore and have excellent knowledge about everything from coastal walks and ocean activities to the best place for a cup of delicious coffee in the South West. Ask us directly, or have a look at our regularly updated Instagram. With family from Cornwall, Simon has vast knowledge about the region. Maria, originally from Sweden, the nation of fika, makes it her mission to try every coffee shop in the region. Both creatives, we wanted to fill our house with art from local artists. Most of the artwork you’ll see is by artists in the region.
We hope that you decide to visit our place in Penzance!
We strive to make our guesthouse and business as sustainable as possible.
- A lot of our furniture is hand-made and built in England. We try to up-cycle and reuse, as well as support local businesses.
- Eco-friendly shower products from FAITH are bought in large containers and refilled into small bottles.
- We try to buy our cleaning products in big containers to reduce our use of plastic bottles. We use these big bulks to refill our own reusable bottles
- Milk is provided in glass bottles from the local shop Thornes Fruit and Vegetable shop. We also buy our fruit from here.
- We have sandwich packages and baking paper made from recycled paper in the kitchen for our guests to use.
- Coffee and tea are in the kitchen instead of our guest’s rooms, to reduce the use of single packages of coffee.
- We have a big recycle bin in the kitchen that we ask our guests to use.
- We also believe that giving our guests access to kitchen facilities reduces their need for single-use plastic: if you make your own lunch in the morning you don’t need to panic-buy a lunch sandwich wrapped in plastic!
What we encourage our guests to do:
- Bring reusable water bottles (our tap water is great for drinking!)
- Turn off the light in their rooms, the TV and reuse their towels.
- Bring their litter from the beach, coastal paths and nature.
Sadly, the current pandemic has made us introduce more single-use plastic than we would like. For instance, we now serve our jam in single packages instead of a large jar. This is to reduce cross-contamination.
During 2021 we are:
- Looking at how much plastic is being used in other parts of the business and how we can reduce our use of plastic.
- Trying to get more products sourced locally, such as conservatives and honey.
If you are interested to learn more about sustainability in the region, have a look at Plastic Free Penzance.