Marife Doroteo started her homestay in 2015 using her surname as a name for it. She started this homestay in order to improve the life of her family. Her favorite aspect of Malalison is the sea, and the first thing she likes to do with her guests is to show them where to cook in her homestay. She likes having guests in her home because she likes hanging out with them and seeing how they get along with everyone. She also likes the fact that she and her guests can exchange stories and experiences.