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 then returning from outside the beautifully restored Queen Victoria building in the midst of the city centre is an experience for all guests. This peaceful location is frequented by a great community of locals having picnics in the park, taking dogs for a walk, children to the playground or 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 on arrival to have a complimentary dinner with us. Light breakfasts are complimentary. A hearty dinner welcomes you in the evenings, if required, for a reasonable rate. Wi-Fi is available too for a small contribution and it is also free close by at the local library. For our requirements regarding a DEPOSIT to confirm the booking go to the 'Rules' section. Please ask to see the 'thank you' letters we have received from most appreciative parents.
- Bikes for use
- Swimming Pool
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Gym at home
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
We are a few kilometres from the city of Sydney and a 20-30 minute 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 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
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. Then a 50% deposit including banking fees is required to be paid electronically to us as your hosts within 14 days of making the booking. The balance is required to be paid within 2 to 3 days of your arrival. If for any unforeseen circumstance a guest finds they need to cancel the booking with us then 50% of the deposit will be refunded back to the 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 any additional requirements prior to your arrival to make your stay 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 locking windows and doors before leaving the house, switching off lights when leaving a room and all electricals such as computers & hair dryers when not using, keeping bedroom clean with belongings put away and rubbish outside in bins. If requested we can offer a daily/weekly cleaning service for an additional fee. Please take care of everyone’s 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.
No pets allowed.
Smoking is not allowed.
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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.
Pixie and John were very kind to me. Though I stayed only 3 days, I enjoyed my trip to Sydney. Thank you ^_^
John and Pixie were very kind and helpful throughout my stay. I stayed in the larger room and it was the perfect size for my month stay. The room and bathroom (and house in general) were very clean and you are able to do laundry as well. They provided a simple breakfast which is just enough in the morning. The workout area/ pool was nice especially after a long day of sightseeing. The house is a 10 minute walk to Darling street where there are lots of coffee shops and restaurants. John and Pixie are around in the mornings and evenings to chat or give advice on things to do. My recommendation is to be clear about your needs so that they can help make your stay as comfortable as possible. Overall, cozy, nice place for the price.
I normally don't write reviews but feel I have to on this occasion. The sher level of rudeness I was shown was beyond believe. Small things like the fact they have NO WiFi, NO air conditioning wouldn't bother me if you were getting a nice host. If it weren't for the fact I had no where to go I would of left on the second day. To put my experience in context, there's a small fan in the bedroom because as I mentioned there's no air con, they had the cheek to knock off the trip switch for the sockets as not to use up electricity therefore leaving me with a terrible sleep and no phone charged, this happened on more than one occasion. Stay away if you value money. The fact that these people work in the hospitality business is unbelievable to say the least.
I like the area, because it is quiet. Above all it was a pleaure to stay since both Pixie and John are very kind and helpful as well as providing good informations of all what tourists need to know about Sydney. The house is clean and there are plenty of space to put your things in.
Pixie and hr husband were very welcoming and ready to help with transport advice or what to do in the area. The only problem I had was the wifi so if you need it, make sure you have cellular data or something else. My experience was overall great with them :)
Enjoyed staying with Pixie & John who live in Balmain, a nice part of Sydney very close to the city by bus or boat. It was nice to be able to live with locals, have evening meals with them & share how our days were.
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.