About the Homestay

Cosmopolitan Spacious
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

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. 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.

House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Computer
  • Swimming Pool
  • Laundry
  • Patio
  • Parking
  • TV
  • Internet Access
  • Smoke alarm
  • Gym at home
  • Air Conditioning

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 6 nights

Maximum stay is for 120 nights

Check-in date must be before 20 May 2020

Available for given dates

City view room
From $42 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Small, light and airy double bedroom with mirrored wardrobe for 1 guest only. Desk and lamp can be included. Bathroom across hallway shared with 1 other guest (if in residence). All bedrooms upstairs. Great discounts for 7 or 30 nights or more.

Facilities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
Nightly Price
$55
Weekly Price
$350
Monthly price
$1,260
Double room
From $50 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Light and airy double bedroom ideal for 1 or a couple - double mirrored wardrobe, table and chairs, bedside table and lamp. Bathroom shared with 1 other guest only (if in residence). All bedroom upstairs. Discount for 7 or 30 nights or more.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
$65
$85
Weekly Price
$385
$525
Monthly price
$1,500
$2,100
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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
  • Tennis
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Swimming
  • Library
  • Shopping Centre
  • Health club
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Hospital

Meals

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

House Rules

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 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.

33 Reviews

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    Italy
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    June 2019

    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.

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    Homestay Host Family Pixie in ,

    A brilliant exchange with the Italian culture, fitness and good hearty, healthy food! Such a great guest to have and all the best for your trip to the Aussie ski fields.

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    Japan
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    April 2019

    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.

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    Homestay Host Family Pixie in ,

    Most polite and easy to have for the 8 days and we really hope you can return again!

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    Philippines

    5 hearts
    February 2019

    Pixie and John are so kind and welcoming. It's very clean and cozy place to stay!

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    Homestay Host Family Pixie in ,

    Dollsen is happy, good natured and fun, enjoyable to host.

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    Japan
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    February 2019

    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.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Pixie in ,

    Our longest staying guest and a great pleasure to have for 7 months.

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    Germany
    Age 25 - 34

    3 hearts
    December 2018

    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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    Homestay Host Family Pixie in ,

    An interesting review from a delightful 24 y/o – thank you Katharina! To assist and support guests in this happy home filled with our treasures we say on our site ‘communication is the key to a successful stay’. The rules are standard and essential to cater for guests from different countries. A short term apartment to meet Katharina’s desires may have been easier for her. We pay for wifi and it can be free however with continuous downloads it’s best to make other arrangements all within easy walking distance and free too.

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    Japan
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    November 2018

    This guest awarded the host 5 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.

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    Japan
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    November 2018

    This guest awarded the host 5 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.

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    United States
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    September 2018

    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.

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    Homestay Host Family Pixie in ,

    Most polite, happy and very easy to have to stay!

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    Japan
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    August 2018

    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.

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    Homestay Host Family Pixie in ,

    Just lovely to have you and help you Saya and all the best with your English skills!

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    Japan
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    March 2018

    Pixie and John were very kind to me. Though I stayed only 3 days, I enjoyed my trip to Sydney. Thank you ^_^

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