'Carefree' Sans Souci. Smoking area

Homestay in Sans Souci - Sydney, Australia
From $48  /   per night

About the Homestay

Beachy Amazing views

Thank you for visiting my listing. Sans Souci means 'Without Worry' or Carefree which describes the suburb surrounded by water on 3 sides (see aerial photos). It is 13K south of city with easy transport to centre of Sydney, 5K from International airport but not on flightpath. I hosted overseas students for 12 years helping them learn English for language test to enter Australian universities.
I chose Homestay.com as only a deposit to pay on booking, giving time to save for holiday and pay my host on arrival. I am not listed elsewhere as I like the excellent online support from Homestay.com.

I am retired and welcome older visitors as well as younger.
Home is fitted with safety rail at front steps and shower, low night lights. Higher toilet seat for older knees !

Offered serviced so you do not have to clean.

Breakfast set up in dining room night before to help yourself at time to suit you (eggs left out for you to cook)
> fruit, cereal, toast, juice, home-made marmalades. I clean up breakfast after you go out sightseeing.
Bar fridge/freezer in room ( with Welcome carafe of wine or juice)
Tea/coffee making in room
Towels, bathrobes, soap, hairdryer, tissues etc
TV/DVD. Some DVDs. CD player
Wifi
Many power points, converter plug for UK appliances
Iron & Board available
Bag rack, clothes hanging, side table, lamps, chair, alarm clock
Ceiling fan, smoke alarms, first-aid kit, security shutters, security screen doors
Pool, garden, outdoor seating areas
Safe luggage storage on last day if you need

Please note there are smoking areas outdoors and 1 under cover at the back door so it may not suit some guests.

The room has views as in photo. The bed is a sofabed (comfortable....I have slept on it). Room leads from your dining area, screened but not to ceiling. Private and only entered to clean by arrangement with you. It is comfy,quiet and private.
Bathroom shared, guests have priority.
I am happy to rustle up a light snack free of charge at short notice if you have missed dinner out or are tired on arrival as I know what it is like when travelling & exhausted --- may only be soup and toast but it will be home-made and complimentary.

If more than 3 nights I will liaise time for cleaning & changing linen. I also do your laundry,whilst you are sightseeing (but not ironing) so it is a holiday for you.

Je parle un petit peu de francais (rouille). Je comprend plus meilleur que je le parle!

House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Swimming Pool
  • Laundry
  • Patio
  • Parking
  • TV
  • Internet Access
  • Smoke alarm
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

Bedrooms available for booking

   

Room with best view in house
$48
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom shared (with family)
1 Pull-Out Sofa Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Grd Floor, comfy double sofabed, lovely view of bay from room, fridge & tea/coffee in room, breakfast, cleaning & laundry included, pool. Smoking area under cover. Arr and dep. times flexible, Luggage storage last day if need.

Facilities
  • TV
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
Nightly Price
$48
You have selectedTotal Booking AmountPayable Upon Booking

How it works

About the Area

12k's from city, public transport 1 block away. Nice area with friendly, safe, quiet surroundings close to airport (5K) but not on flight-path, shops, post office, many restaurants/cafes and beaches close by. Golf course walking distance, park and boat ramp with boat trailer parking opposite, street parking , local churches.

Local Area Facilities
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Beach
  • Library
  • Shopping Centre
  • Fishing
  • Restaurant
  • Airport
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station
  • Hospital

Meals

Please note that only a light breakfast is included in the room rate. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.

Included in the stay
  • Light Breakfast
  • Use of Kitchen

House Rules

Not much, just treat neighbours with consideration of no loud noise after 9 p.m. Smoking is allowed at back door and on patios but only at front patio after 9p.m. so neighbours are not disturbed if they are asleep.
Pool use 10a.m. to 7p.m.
If ladies wear stiletto- heel shoes please be kind enough to take them off before walking on the wooden floor of room.

Smoking is allowed outdoors only.

3 Reviews

  • 4 hearts
    January 2017

    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.

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    Host reply
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    Glad you enjoyed your stay with the long days of sightseeing you managed to achieve. The listing clearly states 'smoking area' in the title & description as a guide for those who smoke and those who do not, and always re-iterated in reply to first contact from an enquirer as it was on this occasion.
    It was a pleasure to have you. Good luck for your new job. Lyn

  • 5 hearts
    December 2016

    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!

    Host reply
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    Hi Jake, I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and had some fun with improving your English and cooking skills when you were here. You are an easy person to welcome to Australia and I hope you enjoy everything that Sydney has to offer whilst you are studying here. Best Wishes, Lyn

  • 5 hearts
    December 2016

    My Homestay with Lynn has been the best most amazing place I could have wished to stay. What a beautiful kind funny lady who has welcomed me into her stunning home in such an amazing location. Easy access to bus and train to city and would recommend staying in this safe fab location a seconds walk to a bay with beautiful scenery. Check out the local pub great food and atmosphere there. Lynn showed me some sights I would not have known about forever greatful forever memories. Lynn you are the best and will miss you greatly until I stay with you again. Top homestay. Great Host. Not only an host but now my freind xx

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    Host reply
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    Thanks Melissa, I am glad you enjoyed your stay so much. It was a pleasure to have such a wonderful guest. Great that you enjoyed a lot of what Sydney offers plus the extra little tips of sightseeing that only the locals know about! I am sure we will catch up again for a wine and a few funny stories in the years to come.