About the Homestay
Our family lives in a quiet, leafy suburb on a peninsular 9km from the centre of Sydney. Our home is a large 6 bedroom house with a pool and table tennis table. We have 3 children all in their 20's - Only the youngest still lives at home (Bridget). My husband (Stephen) usually works in New Zealand coming back to Sydney every few weeks. We often have other travellers staying so you can expect to meet some interesting people if you stay here.
We are originally from New Zealand but now love the climate and way of life in Australia, especially Sydney. The area where we live is very safe and is conveniently accessed by a bus service. The bus takes 30 mins to the city centre. There is a private ferry service with a limited timetable that serves our peninsular. The ferry wharf is an easy 10 min stroll away.
Our street is wide with little traffic. If you come by your own car parking is not a problem.
If you are arriving at the airport I can pick you up from the nearest train station (Wollstonecraft) for a nominal charge of $5 or I will pick you up from the airport ($40 for 1, $45 for 2, $50 for 3) during non peak hour. Sydney traffic can be terrible!
We just speak English at home but I lived in Mexico for one year so have reasonably good conversational Spanish.
- Bikes for use
- Games Room
- Swimming Pool
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is located on the north side of the Harbour Bridge on a peninsular so we have water nearby. The nearest shopping centre is Lane Cove which is 2.5km from our home. There are beautiful views of the harbour from further up our street.
Longueville is 9km from the city and 35mins drive to the airport, the bus stop to the city is 3 mins walk away.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Health club
- Bus Stop
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
Available on request at an extra cost
- Full Breakfast
- Half Board
- Full Board
- Packed lunch
Diet Type available on request
We do not like smoking and would prefer non smoking guests.
Short (5min) showers - Australia is a very dry country and we all try to conserve water.
Smoking is not allowed.
My husband and I had great time with Frances.
Frances is very friendly and helpful.
If we will visit Sydney again, we will definitely choose to stay with Frances.
There are other guests there, we met other travelers and had dinner together. We really enjoyed.
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Frances and Stephen are wonderful persons. We have spent a wonderful week at Frances'. You will have a marvelous experience if you decide to stay at Frances' home. Their home is very cosy because Frances and Stephen know how to create a friendly atmosphere between their guests.
Frances is very welcoming with her guest and helps them to feel well. She is also very helpful and attentive.
The house is very confortable and has friendly rooms.
Thank you for this homestay !
Frances provided delicious supper in cheap additional price. Room is spacious too.
My daughter and I stayed for 10 nights with Frances. A real highlight for us were the board games around the dining table after dinner with the other guests. We all made new friends! The location is in a very nice neighbourhood (and quiet too) and is really handy for the bus route into town making getting around easy. The downstairs ensuite bedroom is fab! Thanks Frances and Bridget for sharing your home. L&M
The stay was wonderful, frances adorable. She took care of us as if we were from the famlle (booze in the evening, heating for children, vegemit in the morning, advice on sydney) in short we will be back !!!
Mrs. Frances was a very kind host. She provided us with a lot of support and detail instruction during our stay in Sydney. She made us feel like staying at home!
Her house is in a quiet & lovely neighbourhood. Our room was very clean, cozy. We really enjoyed our stay here and felt lucky to have Frances as a host.
Everything perfect, Frances a charm, the house is very cozy and beautiful, the area is quiet but a step away from the center of Sydney. Fron Spain.... Thank you so much for everything!!!!!
Francis realy made us feel at home + It is a good place to discover Sydney: by public transport the city center is easily reached.