Relaxed, Friendly, Spacious Home

Homestay in Northern Beaches / Manly Area - sydney, Australia
From $51  /   per night

About the Homestay

Nature Arty

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

Additional Info

I require payments from guests in advance of their stay. To be discussed at booking stage

Pets

2 Dogs

House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Bikes for use
  • Swimming Pool
  • Laundry
  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • TV
  • Internet Access
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

Bedrooms available for booking

   

Large Bush View Room
$65
Family Room
Sleeps 4

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Double, 2 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Private Room for a single person, couple or family - Priced for 1 or 2 - extra people priced on request. Double and 2 single beds Please let us know in your booking request the exact number of guests, so we can price accordingly.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
 1 guest
2+ Guests
Nightly Price
$65
$240
Weekly Price
$454
$1,450
Monthly price
$1,850
$5,600
Pink Pool View Room
$60
Double Room
Sleeps 2

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

large room with big comfy queen size bed, plenty of storage space, large desk with drawers, nice view of the garden and pool area. shared guest wc.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
$60
$120
Weekly Price
$415
$695
Monthly price
$1,795
$2,800
Jungle Room
$65
Family Room
Sleeps 2

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Green Jungle room, street view, shared bathroom.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
$65
$120
Weekly Price
$435
$800
Monthly price
$1,750
$3,300
Goldilocks small double room
$60
Double Room
Sleeps 2

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

small but cosy room, with desk, wardrobe & street view. good for a single person or a couple. small double bed. shared guest bathroom.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
$60
$110
Weekly Price
$385
$700
Monthly price
$1,550
$2,850
Serene Blue Room
$65
Double Room
Sleeps 2

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Serene Blue Room with big comfortable queen size bed, lovely garden / pool view. Bathed n sunshine in the afternoon. Plenty of storage space, built in wardrobe, drawers, full length mirror. Study desk, chair & power points. Great for couples.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
$65
$120
Weekly Price
$435
$800
Monthly price
$1,750
$3,000
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How it works

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
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Swimming
  • Bowling
  • Beach
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Shopping Centre
  • Sports arena
  • Health club
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Hospital

Meals

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
Available on request at an extra cost
  • Half Board

House Rules

*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.

29 Reviews

  • 5 hearts
    March 2017

    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.

  • 5 hearts
    February 2017

    "Just perfect "

  • 5 hearts
    September 2016

    عائلة رائعة ومحترمة جداً ،، بيت نظيف .. ،، واطباق شهية ،، واحترام متبادل بين الجميع ،، بالفعل بيئة مناسبة للطلبة والسياح

  • 5 hearts
    March 2016

    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...

  • 5 hearts
    December 2015

    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 :-)

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  • 5 hearts
    November 2015

    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.

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  • 5 hearts
    October 2015

    Mon séjour chez Marianne et Martin était tout simplement parfait, ma chambre était spacieuse et lumineuse, le lit est très confortable, et tous les soirs les invités ont droit à un dîner préparés avec soin par Marianne (avec en bonus des conversations intéressantes avec des gens venant des quatre coins du monde). Ils m'ont également été d'une grande aide quand je cherchais une collocation, où chercher les annonces, comment trouver des meubles, etc...
    Je recommande donc vivement cette maison à n'importe quel voyageur désirant bien commencer son séjour en Australie!

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  • 4 hearts
    October 2015

    親切できれいなお家でした。シドニーの中心からはかなり距離がありますが、フェリーに乗ると絶景をながめながらアクセスできます。ビーチも近く、郊外の生活を体験するにはちょうどいいと思います。

  • 5 hearts
    January 2015

    Marianne and Martin were brilliant, we felt absolutely comfortable the hole time. If we had any question, they answered it. They are funny, interesting and very interested in their guests. The House is very nice and has got a beautiful garden. We loved to have a relaxed breakfast in itt, next to the pool. Our room was clean and pretty and although there stayed other travellers in the house, it was always quiet at night. By bus we could go to the city easily and by feet we could do a nice walk through a forest with waterfalls. We can unrestricted recommend this stay and would love to come back one day! Rebecca & Lukas

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  • 5 hearts
    November 2014

    Hi everybody,

    Nous avons passée 1 mois et demi dans cette superbe maison en compagnie de Martin et Marianne. Je recommende vivement cette Homestay Family !!!
    Très agréable, très accueillante, très à l'écoute.
    Les repas sont divins !!! Marianne et Martin cuisine vraiment très bien, et c'était un réelle plaisir de se joindre à leur table pour le dîner, les discussions sont variés et c'est un plaisir de pouvoir partager et communiquer avec différentes nationalités.
    Le centre de Manly avec la plage se trouve à 30 min en Buse et seulement 35 min du CBD sydney - les arrêts de buses sont juste à 5min à pied de la maison, c'est l'idéal !!!

    C'est une maison ou tu te sens jamais seul, c'est très vivant. Nous garderons de super souvenirs avec eux :) et nous espérons pouvoir repasser un petit séjour la bas avant de repartir pour la France...

    Many thanks for Marianne and Martin, I miss you

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