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.
It was lovely to stay there!!! They are great, the space is awesome and it is not so far from the city. I surely recommend staying at Frances’s House.
Amazing experience.. she and her family was fantastic. Ì feel myself at my home.very accessable residential area.she made my life very easy and enjoyable. Thank you Frances. I
can100% recommend this home stay..
Frances et Steven sont des hôtes charmants très disponibles et ont des bons conseils quant à la découverte de Sydney et sa région. . La maison est réas agréable et le bain matinal dans leur piscine appréciable avant les visites...
The house location is very good,and the room is very clean.
Simply she was amazing, I do recommend her for other guests
aug Hi everyone, recently my wife anne and myself stayed with frances homestay from the 24 aug till the 31. we enjoyed our stay there v.much. Frances is such a gracious host and made every effort to make our stay a pleasant one. Somedays we missed the bus and she picked us up from lane cove plaza several times. She even drove us back to the airport on the return journey. I would surely recommend her place for your stay in sydney. its only ten minutes drive away .
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 !