About the Homestay
Thanks for visiting my listing. 1 Night stay welcome.
I include a lot of facts in my listing so you can make informed choice as I like to do when I travel as I ignore listings with only 50 words.
Sans Souci means 'Without Worry' which describes my lovely suburb surrounded by water on 3 sides, 6K from International airport (NOT on flightpath), 13K Sth city, bus/ train to city 1 block away-- 50mins.
For Londoners, this is like Richmond to Westminster by train, for New Yorkers it is like Upper West Side to Penn Station with nicer travel views.
NB. "Central" on Sydney train map is NOT centre of where you will want to be, it is a VERY LONG walk from Central Station to the Opera House, 3 stations on our train line take you closer to city landmarks whilst you rest feet.
Double check location on HOMESTAY map before booking to CHECK OK location FOR YOU, do not book as cheaper out of city & then review location badly.
Living here feels like being on holiday all the time as we look at the sea. I offer a drive around area on arrival to show bus stops etc.
Miles of clean beaches to walk or swim on Botany Bay where Captain Cook landed in 1770, gentle waves, no severe surf or commercialism of Bondi but if you want surf North Cronulla Beach is the Bondi of the south & a much better beach OR you can get a direct train to Bondi (45mins) to see Bondi.
I welcome older visitors as well as younger.
NO CLEANING OR WASHING UP. PROFESSIONAL CAREER IN HOSPITALITY SO BATHROOM AND KITCHEN SANITISED MORE THAN ONCE DAILY
Breakfast set up in dining room, self-serve at any time you wish
(eggs in kitchen for you to cook)
Bar fridge/freezer, tea/coffee/water in room
Towels / Pool towels. Quality bed linen ironed with fragrant water
TV/DVD combo. DVD selection
Many power points
Clothes hanging, side table, alarm clock, lamps, chair, luggage rack
Ceiling fan,smoke alarms,first-aid kit,security shutters on room, security exterior doors
Pool, garden, outdoor seating/smoking areas
Plenty free street parking.
Luggage storage on first/ last day, please contact to arrange.
NB. DESIGNATED SMOKING AREAS, outdoors and 1 at back door SO IT MAY NOT SUIT SOME GUESTS.
Room & view as in photos. Bed is sofabed with normal depth mattress not thin sofabed (....guests tell me it is comfy & I slept on it to know). Sleeping area leads from your dining area. It is comfy,quiet and private.
I am happy to rustle up a light meal if you have missed dinner out or tired on arrival as know how it is when travelling as I use Homestay too --- may only be light snack but home-cooked and complimentary.
Laundry done whilst out sightseeing so it is a holiday for you.
- Swimming Pool
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Bus 1 block away for rail to city centre. Premier street waterside suburb,6K international airport not on flight-path, shops, post office,restaurants/cafes/clubs and beaches. Sans Souci has holiday-like atmosphere. Local clubs have free mini-bus pickup/dropoff. Beverley Park Golf course ($33/18 holes, $17 Twilight round), boat/jet-ski ramp/ boat trailer parking opposite, 2 sailing clubs, sailing school &1 motor boat club. Public carpark opposite at ramp. 4 churches. Renowned surfing school at Cronulla Beach, Dive School, Kiteboard hire Ramsgate Beach. Sans Souci is a holiday area that Australians who live in the bush visit for city/seaside holiday. For Londoners, distance from city is like Richmond to Westminster.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Water sports
- Bus Stop
- Train station
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
N.B: ID such as Passport required on arrival
N.B. For Bookings 1st Dec 2018 to 31st Jan. 2019 inclusive -- 50% non-refundable deposit required to confirm booking by bank transfer to the host after confirmation of successful booking by Homestay.com. No booking is definite unless a deposit as specified is received.
Deposits regrettably necessary due to the number of very short - notice cancellations at peak periods when well-reviewed accommodation has been reserved a long time in advance and then can't be re-let at such short notice.
Nonetheless, you will still find that I am an enthusiastic host who will encourage & show you all the things that Sydney has to offer, especially for those on a low budget as I know Sydney well & how to minimise costs as have done with my family when travelling. There are no extra fees when staying with me right down to a glass of wine or doing your laundry.
Treat neighbours with consideration of no loud noise after 9 p.m.
Smoking allowed at back door area and patios
Pool use 9.a.m. to 7p.m.
If ladies wear stiletto shoes please be kind enough to take off before walking on wooden floor of room.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
Lyn is very considerate to your needs
Our welcome to Syndey was made perfect by Lyn and her Homestay. Nothing was too much trouble. Breakfast was amazing. Lyn went above and beyond advising us where to go during our stay. The bed was comfy and the location brilliant- easy to get into the centre of Sydney. We didn't use the pool but on a hot day it would be perfect. Lyn really has thought of everything and I have no doubt if you wanted something that was missing (impossible!) it would be no trouble for her. The perfect host. Thank you so much Lyn. We hope to meet again.
Super Aufenthalt. Lyn ist auch super. Danke
Warn welcome and super friendly host.
I am just another guest at Lyns house that had the most amazing experience. There's nothing that's too much trouble for Lyn to make sure her guests are comfortable and looked after. Having only needed Accom for 1 night, I stumbled upon Lyns home while doing a search for places in the area I was playing a golf tournament. Firstly, I couldn't believe the cost and to my surprise her house was literally across the road from Beverley Park golf course, where I was to play. Lyn is an amazing host and her house is fantastic. If any one was needing Accom in Sydney they couldn't find better than at "Lyn's Place". I look forward to my next stay with her when I'm in town.
Lyn's place is not just a homestay, it's a 5 star experience. She's a traveller & puts herself in your position to ensure she provides all the home comforts a traveller could want. We had so much in common & laughed a lot. House is in a beautiful situation too & it's easy to get into Sydney on public transport. I'd heartily recommend her. Get booking.
It was an eye opener that how your stay can enhance your travel experience.It was more than pleasant experience to stay with Lyn.She is a great human being,very cooperative,very humble.While staying with Lyn you will never miss your family.
She will help you out of way to make your travel plan.I may plan another visit to sydney just to meet Lyn.
Lyn was a very kind and considerate hostess. The premises and facilities were immaculate and I can highly recommend the Homestay experience with Lyn to everybody.
Lyn did everything to make us feel at home. She has a lovely house, the pool is perfect, and, even though it is a little while out of the city, there is also lot's to do in that neighbourhood (+ the perfect beaches at Cronulla). She made sure nothing we wanted or needed was missing, her hospitality was boundless. She even took us on a tour to the Cook's Landing in Botany Bay, and at the end of our stay brought us back to the airport. The bed was a foldout, but still slept quite comfortably. The only slight nuisance was that she is a smoker, and sometimes smokes in the (ventilated) kitchen that is adjacent to the room we slept in.
I had been been living with the host for nearly 2 weeks before Christmas. She was pretty friendly, easy-going, well-interested and considerate. She helped me with my English so much, and she also shared me her favorite recipes, sightseeing, operas, etc. So lovely! You will probably love her and her house!
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