About the Homestay
Come and enjoy our comfortable 2-storey townhouse NEAR TO THE CITY CENTRE and harbour foreshores. Catching the ferry to the city and travelling under the harbour bridge is an experience for all guests.
Easy access to all parts of Sydney by bus or ferry including the beaches, city centre and Central Station for train services.
This peaceful location is frequented by a great community of locals having picnics in the park, taking dogs for a walk or children to the playground, riding bikes and playing tennis. Its also a 5-10 walk to the cafes, restaurants, hotels and interesting shops of Balmain and Rozelle.
An indoor gym, swimming pool and spa are all FREE for your use. Save the first night to have a complimentary dinner with us and light breakfasts are FREE. A hearty healthy dinner welcomes you in the evenings, if required, for a reasonable rate. Wi-Fi is available and for FREE at the local library.
For our requirements regarding a DEPOSIT to confirm the booking go to the 'Rules' section. There are no other costs besides what is already stated.
Please ask to see the 'thank you' letters from most appreciative parents when we have had guests to stay who are in their early twenties from varying countries.
- Bikes for use
- Swimming Pool
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Gym at home
- Non Smoking
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
We are a few kilometres from the city of Sydney and 20-30 minutes drive from the airport. Also a few mins walk to the bus stop for the city or the ferry to the city.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Health club
- Bus Stop
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Available on request at an extra cost
- Full Breakfast
- Half Board
- Full Board
- Packed lunch
The 15% deposit to homestay.com confirms the online booking. A 50% deposit including banking fees is to be paid electronically within 14 days of making the booking then the balance to us as your hosts to be paid within 48 hours of arrival. If for any unforeseen circumstance a guest cancels their booking 30 days prior to arrival with us then 75% of the deposit will be refunded back OR if its 29 days or less to arrival date then 50% will be refunded back to guest. If we as hosts need to cancel the booking you will receive a full refund of the amount paid to us within 14 days.
Communication is the key to an even more enjoyable stay with us! Let us know additional requirements prior to your arrival to make your stay even more comfortable.
Arrival & departure times need to be stated when making the initial booking otherwise departure time is 10am.
The usual house requirements apply such as being aware of safety and hygiene for everyone's benefit, electricals such as computers & hair dryers when not using, weekly keeping of bedrooms clean and offering to assist your hosts with meal suggestions and preparation as well as letting us know if you are a great chef!
If requested we can offer a daily/weekly cleaning service for an additional fee. Please take care of our belongings including furniture. Any breakages or damages will need to be replaced or paid for.
Socialising is best kept out of the house as this is not a party house.
Thank you in advance.
Sorry we do NOT have children to stay with us, nor any pets.
Smoking is not allowed.
Pixie and John are thoughtful, kind and accomodation hosts. The house is clean, tidy and situated in a lovely area close to shops and parks. I had a very relaxing stay. thank you!
Pixie and John are really good people. They respect your privacy but also they really like to have a talk with you. The house is good, the gym and the pool too! If you need something you have just to ask: Pixie and John will try to help you! I enjoyed a lot staying whit them if you don't know what homestay in Sydney choose you just have to go to this one.
I stayed eight nights. I did not speak English in everyday conversation level, but Ms.Pixy and Mr. John carefully kept in mind the conversation. Both my room and the bathroom were very clean. Also, when I went to Sydney, I would like to be indebted again. I'm really thankful to you.
Pixie and John are so kind and welcoming. It's very clean and cozy place to stay!
I stayed for seven months and had great and pleasant time.
Pixie is a very kind and dependable host.
The house is located in a quiet area and you can go to the CBD easily.
I had a nice stay at Pixies house. It‘s well located and you can use the pool and the gym. The mattress was a little bit too soft and the enviroment is quite old but all in all it was okay for the two weeks. This accommondation is not for people which do not like rules because Pixie have a lot of them. And an other thing is that they do not have wifi. In this time its really important to have free wifi in a accommondation. But Pixie and John are really lovely person and they have they own character like everybody.
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Pixie and John are an excellent choice for a place to stay in Sydney, Australia. They are both so nice and very welcoming. They have a lovely home and are just a 20 minute bus ride to the CBD / downtown Sydney. Pixie has a lovely binder full of excellent locations to travel and eat. As a Student, Pixie and John's location was just a few blocks from the Balmain library, just a 20 minutes bus ride to the University of Sydney, and 30 minutes away from the New South Wales library.
I could spend lovely days with pixie and jhon!! They help me at all time. and Dinner is so delicious! almost every night, we watched TV show together. These time are very nice for my English communication skill. Thank you for a great time.
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.