About the Homestay
We are friendly, easy going, love to cook, love meeting people from other countries.
creative type people: artist & furniture renovation & up-cycling furniture.
we both love to read, catch up on tv, walk the dogs, socialise with friends and family, and travel.
We have enjoyed hosting many people from many countries.
We will help orientate you around the local area, and transport system, entertainment, attractions, walks, sport and events in Sydney.
We are 30 minutes from Manly by bus E69 169 136.
50 minutes by bus E69 169 from the city centre.
We are 40 minutes away from Chatswood & the train line on the 136 bus.
The bus stops are 5 minutes walk away.
We like guests who are tolerant & kind to our pets, 1 old dog, 1 crazy lively dog.
We have hosted many wonderful people of all ages for many years.
We also have a great salt water swimming pool & spa which guests can use at any time.
Our main expectations of our guests are that they are communicative, respectful and friendly.
Prepared meals included most nights if required.
Maybe you don't mind helping with the dishes & dishwasher sometimes if you choose to partake in communal meals or bbq's.
Please be respectful of all other guests and home security.
Over 18's only please, our house is not suitable for young children, or babies. too many safety issues with stairs and pool.
Wifi available at extra cost. ,
Police Clearance Certificates Available
I require payments from guests in advance of their stay. To be discussed at booking stage
- Bikes for use
- Swimming Pool
- Internet Access
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Green leafy area, between the bush, the beaches and the city.
Walking distance from Westfield Warringah Mall shops & buses.
Buses E69 / 169 / 136 service the area.
We are also near Parkway Hotel French's Forrest for those attending conferences.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Sports arena
- 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
- Half Board
*Payment Method: Please note that we require our guests to pay 50% of the booking total to us in advance of the booking to hold your room (on top of the 15% deposit is paid to Homestay.com)
*total amount of payment is required by day 2 of your stay
*Cancellation Policy: We ask our guests to give us at least 7 days’ notice for any change or cancellation.
Any refund is entirely at our discretion.
Be respectful of other guests, and their privacy.
No strangers in the house, and no visitors without prior permission.
Please shut the front doors, don't let the dogs out !
Please be kind to the pets, they can't write reviews, but they can bite.
Please help keep the kitchen / bathroom areas clean and tidy.
Over 18's only please.
Let us know if you have a question, or problem.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
I spent 2 weeks at Marianne's house over Christmas. Marianne and Martin (+ 2 cute dogs) are so lovely, very generous and always helpful, giving tips for places to visit near by (like Dee Why beach is a very pretty and small beach) and in CBD (bars, restaurant....)
I spent a wonderful stay with them. They cook dinner for everyone for free of charge, when you are not there, they always leave a plate in the fridge. The house is clean and tidy, the room are pretty big. During lazy and sunny day, it's nice to chill by the pool.
I do recommend to stay at their house. I'm missing them already.
The only thing is the house is in Manly area, so it's at 1h away from the city but it's easier to reach the CBD with bus and ferry (the bus stop is at 2min from their house).
Enjoy your stay at Marianne's house :)
We had a great time with Marianne! She is a great cook, very friendly, helpful, and always there when you need her. The rooms are nice, our bed was comfortable, just the animals outside were very loud. The bathroom was clean (but it was only the two of us these weeks), in the kitchen we found all we needed. There is a bus station only 2 minutes away, several buses going to Manly Beach or the city (I recommend buying an OPAL card as soon as you arrive, you need this for all public transport).
Marianne, thanks a lot!
عائلة جميلة ومتفهمة لكل ما يحتاجة المغترب اما سائح أو طالب، متعاونين لأي طارئ ولأي استفسار عن البلد. البيت نظيف ويوجد حديقة منسقة وجميلة في الخلف والأكل طيب ويراعون العادات والتقاليد بالنسبة للأكل. ((ماريان ومارتن)) شكرا لكم من القلب على حسن ماقدمتموه لي خلال اقامتي معكم.
7泊だけの滞在でしたが、Marianne とMartin はとてもよくしてくれて、このステイ先を選んで良かったと思います。2人はとても気さくで親切です。日本にも2度訪れたことがあるようで、日本のことにも興味を持って話を聞いてくれました。
Marianne が作る料理は本当に美味しかったですし、Martin はシドニーのおすすめスポットやブルーマウンテンのこと、アクセス方法などをとても丁寧に教えてくれます。とにかく2人はゲストに不自由がないか、いつも気遣ってくれました。
Marianne and Martin are great people. They made me feel welcome from the time I arrived. They room was large and comfortable. Their home is central to most areas and easy to find. I will stay there again. Thanks Marianne my stay as been fun.
"Just perfect "
عائلة رائعة ومحترمة جداً ،، بيت نظيف .. ،، واطباق شهية ،، واحترام متبادل بين الجميع ،، بالفعل بيئة مناسبة للطلبة والسياح
Fantastic experience from the time we walked in the door. Hospitable and made to feel at home from the start. Have booked again to stay for a longer time...
I really enjoyed my stay at Marianne's place. My hosts Maranne and Martin are very nice, openhearted and warmhearted people who offer great hospitality. Theay are also very laid back and relaxed and that made me feel the same!!! :-) Their place is a real HOME full of human warmth and I felt at home there!!! :-) There is everything you can possibly need - as I am vegetarian Marianne asked me what I (will) like to eat and she purchased all these things for me. My serene blue room was absolutely amazing.
There are bathrooms and toilets on both floors and they were, like the entire house kept clean and tidy.
I enjoyed my time tremendously, I felt at home - in full meaning of these words, I met new friends in Maranne and Martin and I am sure if/when I come to Sydney again I will stay in this place again! I would like witthout any hesitation and with great pleasure I'd like to recommend this place to EVERYONE & EVERYBODY!!!
Very satisfied and happy Eddie :-)
In der Gastfamilie bekommt man eigentlich alles, was man sich wünschen kann: Gutes und ausreichendes Essen, ein bequemes Bett, ein schönes Zimmer, hilfsbereite und entgegendkommende Gasteltern sowie einen großen Garten mit Swimming Pool und eine gute Bepflanzung. Zudem wird auch im Haus für die Hygiene im Haus mehrmals wöchentlich gesorgt und die Gasteltern geben sich auch ständig Mühe, dass man sich wohl fühlt. Ebenfalls ist es schön, dass man nicht alleine in Gast ist, sodass fast ständig jemand im Haus ist, und man auch mit Gleichaltrigen untereinander Fun hat; man kann sich jedoch auch jederzeit in sein Zimmer zurückziehen, wenn man müde ist. Es gibt jedoch eine Sache, auf die man vorbereitet sein muss, falls man bei der Familie über eine längere Zeit Homestay machen will: Es kann passieren, dass der Gastgeber schnell mal durch Kleinigkeiten schlecht gelaunt und unerwartet sehr gereizt gegenüber dem Gast sein kann und - auch wenn man selbst nichts getan hat - einen heftig anschimpft. Das kann sehr anstrengend und aufgeheizt sein. Dennoch ist die Gastfamilie insgesamt, besonders durch die vorher genannten Punkte, sehr gut.
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 (minimum booking fee may apply) 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 by prior arrangement.
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.