About the Homestay
WHEN GUESTS ARRIVE:
When you arrive we meet and greet you personally. As a homestay we aim to make you feel like you are home away from home. We are available to assist you as much or as little as you prefer.
On arrival, there is a welcome pack the has the fridge stocked with breakfast items and snacks, the pantry has a great range of supplies and there are super comfy beds with crisp clean linen ensuring you relax during your travels.
YOUR HOMESTAY IN THE UPSTAIRS APARTMENT:
We offer the whole apartment for exclusive use OR an individual room can be booked, when available, as they are each private and lockable . Your tariff includes complimentary snacks on arrival and basic breakfast supplies.
For long stays, over 9 nights , there is a $35.00 per week cleaning fee for housekeeping, cleaning, tidying and restocking the amenities and supplies. If you like we can offer just the bedsheet change and bathtowels replaced for NO additional fee.
The 2 double bedrooms each have a wall mounted smart TV, large cupboards, PC workspace, security safe, lumbar support beds and lockable room doors. Shared A/C area, bathroom, kitchenette (with dishwasher), dining & lounge are light and airy and the apartment is roomy and well appointed. The swimming pool is available for your use, but only if you are swim safe. You are also welcome to use the BBQ facilities and relax alfresco under the outdoor pavilion. Great for couples, solo adventurers, business travellers, entertainment industry people, medical staff, families with teenage kids and even small furry friends (pets). A Fold out bed for a 5th guest can be provided at a rate of $25 per night. The Homestay fee is paid on arrival (COD)
YOUR HOMESTAY IN THE GROUND FLOOR PRIVATE ROOM:
The downstairs bedroom is private and lockable . Your tariff includes complimentary snacks on arrival and basic breakfast supplies. You will have access to WIFI, share of the kitchen, laundry, bathroom, lounge and TV room. The homeowners have had a number of long term students, faculty staff and interns stay and consideration of everyone's needs and privacy is very important to ensure you feel welcome and have a great stay.
The ground floor room is booked for longer stays. House keeping can be provided for stays over 9 nights , there is a $25.00 per housekeeping event fee. However, we can offer the bedsheet and bath towels for you to change and undertake your own cleaning at NO additional fee.
Many of the major highlights and facilities are between 5 to 15 minutes away; Airport, Shops, Retail Malls, Restaurants, cinemas, Universities, Historical Parks (Centenial, La Perourse, Botanical Gardens), Sydney CBD, Central Station, Darling and Sydney Harbour, Sport Stadium, Fox Entertainment Studio, Sydney Children's Hospital, Prince of Wales Hospital, golf course & beaches (Bondi & Coogee). Public transport direct to most of these destinations is direct and right nearby.
A LITTLE ABOUT YOUR HOMESTAY HOSTS
I work part time in the agricultural import and export industry, My husband Nik is a Hydrogeologist dealing with land and site contamination. Dylan my son is at University, having studied paramedicine and now undertaking a Bachelor of Education and Music. Katherine my daughter and her partner work in the hospitality industry and on Brand Development, having completed Degrees in Economics and Event Management.
We love meeting all our guests and exchanging stories and talking about our travel experiences.
If you choose to stay in the Ground Floor Room you are welcomed to participate in as much or as little of the family events as you like.
We look forward to WELCOMING YOU and making you feel at home.
- Bikes for use
- Swimming Pool
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our home is located within 10 minute walk to Westfield shopping centre or 5 minutes from Maroubra shopping centre. You have access to public transport that is only 2 min walk away, which takes you to nearby beaches such as Coogee or Bondi as well as into the Sydney City or other great tourist attractions. Sydney Uni, UTS and UNI NSW are all also easy to get to and close by. Shops, cafes, picture theatres and bars are also nearby at Randwick Spot or Westfield Pagewood and Bondi. We are near to all this but located in quite residential street near parks so if you need a bit of peaceful reflection you can stroll along some wonderful green areas or beach coastlines. If you are swim safe, you are also able to use our pool and deck area and can help you find your way around this great city of ours.
If you have booked to stay in the Ground Floor room, you will be sharing the home with the owners. This is perfect for long term students and interns that what to feel like they have a home away from home.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Horse Stables
- Water sports
- Health club
- Bus Stop
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
- On arrival present booking confirmation and ID
- Pay your homestay on arrival
- Discuss any concerns with the homeowner
- Additional fold out bed by prior arrangement at $25.00 per night for up to 1 extra person .
- Mandatory $35.00 per room per week cleaning fee OR $70.00 per week for the entire apartment booing for stays over 9 nights, as required.
- Treat each member in the house including the pets with respect.
- Ensure all pool fences and boundary fence doors are always shut and locked
- Only guests who are able to swim are allowed to use the pool. The home owner takes not responsibility.
- Sun Block creams leave permanent stains of linen and towels and make them unusable. Please WASH OFF lotions.
- Lock your upstairs exit doors when you leave the home.
- Ensure all lights, appliances and air conditioning are turned OFF when you leave or not required
- No overnight guests or parties.
- Be courteous in communal areas
- Keep your area clear and clean up after yourself
- Clean any mess or contact the homeowner for assistance
- Coping the house key is forbidden
- No smoking inside the home
- Respect other home members privacy
- Malicious damage or dangerous/bad behaviour will result in instant eviction with no refunds
- If you are going to be away for extended time let the home owner know your safe.
By staying at the home you are expected and agree to follow the rules and pay for any damages. A full list of house rules can be found in your room.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
We, a family of four, had a great time staying at Lyn's upstairs apartment which had everything we needed. Lyn's family was a wonderful host giving us lots of information about the city and chatting with us at dinner. Lyn gave our daughters a baking lesson of Anzac cookie, which they enjoyed very much. It was a beautiful, well-maintained house, located in a quiet residential area close to the airport. Bus stops to the city or to the airport are around the corner, so it is very convenient, too. We would definitely recommend!
Lovely welcoming lady, Fantastic location close to Airport, beaches and choice of shopping centres!!! Accommodation itself was lovely with everything you could possibly need already there!!!
Cannot believe how easy it was to get around using public transport, no need for car hire and will definitely stay here again whenever we return to Sydney. Thankyou Lyn for your wonderful hospitality!!! Thanks Krystel
I am so glad I chose to stay with Lyn and her family for my time in Sydney- I couldn't have been more lucky. Staying with this family literally made my time in Sydney an unforgetable one and it will always be a pleasure coming back!
They are one of the nicest and most generous people I have ever met. I was always welcomed to join family avtivities, dinners or a coffee talk in the morning. I am really happy I met these lovely people, having a family on the other side of the world now!
I stayed in the downstairs as well the upstairs accomondation and both were perfectly fine and very well equiped. You will enjoy your stay- trust me! You will miss nothing and you are always welcome to ask for help when needed.
Additionally it is very easy to take public transportation to locations like Maroubra Junction, Bondi Junction or the City. Everything you need is located close by so you can either walk most dinstances, go by bus or take a bike, which will be provided to you for free.
100% happiness recommondations!
Thank you for everything, Lyn, Nick, Dylan,Kathrine and Leo!
Great stay in your well appointed apartment Lyn.Everything we could have needed was provided . Thanks for all the washing !!!! Pity it was to cool to use your lovely swimming pool.
Regards to all the family from Gaynor and Patricia
Loved our stay with Lyn and her lovely family. They made us feel really welcome and at home. The place was in a great location, very clean, and had an added bonus of a swimming pool. Would highly recommend staying here!
Nice and helpful. Good location near buses to the AirPort and central Sydney.,We recommend it. We could borrow bicykles for à ride to Maroubra beach.
Amazing. couldn't have better stay in Sydney!!
I can strongly recommend this host family!
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