About the Homestay
We are friendly, easy going, love meeting people from other countries.
creative type people:
Marianne artist / art therapist.
Martin - up-cycling furniture / works for an Australian organisation.
We both do some volunteer work, and Marianne is also disabilities support worker.
We both love to read, catch up on tv, walk the dogs, socialise with friends and family, and sometimes 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.
Bus stop 5 minutes walk away ; Beacon Hill, McDonalds @ Warringah Rd:
160X to Chatswood Train Station - then to city etc , every 10 mins: 30 min travel
160X to Dee Why central, every 10 mins, to B1 express connection ( Palm Beach - City) 15mins travel
to DY beach 20 mins travel.
193 Warringah Mall, DY Central- -Frenchs Forest + Northern Beaches Hospital
Bus stop 10 mins walk Tristram Rd Beacon Hill 199 to Manly Wharf
The buses are regular + interchange with other services.
Free street parking available, as long as it gives our neighbours plenty of space, and doesn't cause any problems.
We prefer guests who are tolerant & kind to our old dogs.
2 small dogs that live indoors / outdoors.
We have hosted many wonderful people of all ages for many years.
Our main expectations of our guests are that they are communicative, respectful and friendly.
Please help with the dishes & dishwasher if required.
Please be respectful of all other guests and home security.
All visitors must be approved & a photo ID is required by every arriving guest, and any other visitors in bedroom areas.
Over 18's only please, our house is not suitable for young children, or babies. too many safety issues with stairs and pool.
Younger people by request only.
Police / First Aid / Vaccine Certificates Available
I require payments from guests in advance of their stay. To be discussed at booking stage
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.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Sports arena
- Bus Stop
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. 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
- 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.
No camper vans or caravans please.
Please shut the front doors properly, don't let the dogs out on the street unleashed.
Always close the 2 front doors properly by pulling them shut when you leave.
All guests and their visitors are required to have photo ID photo copied on arrival.
No unregistered strangers in the house or garden, and no visitors without prior permission.
Switch off all devices, lights and heaters when you are not in your room.
Be respectful of other guests, hosts and their privacy.
Never enter another guest’s room unless invited.
Keep noise down in the bedroom areas after 9pm.
Be mindful of noise and opening and closing doors quietly in the upstairs area.
Host’s studio / office / bedroom / garage are all out of bounds to guests.
Please help keep kitchen and bathroom areas clean and tidy, by cleaning up your own spills.
Notify us of any stained bed linen or towels, so they can be soaked or washed before becoming permanently damaged.
Fresh linen is always available.
Notify us of any spills or stains on the carpets immediately.
No wet swimmers / wet suits in house.
No sand to be brought in to the house and bathrooms.
1 use of clothes washing machine per guest per week.
Clothes to be dried on Hill’s Hoist in sunshine, or drying rack.
Host’s are happy to help with laundry if available.
No ‘batch cooking’ or oil burning cook ups in our kitchen.
No burning food and pans.
Guests cooking must use the kitchen exhaust.
Only 1 use of cooker permitted per day per person, at a time discussed and pre-organised with Marianne or Martin.
Pans and dishes must be washed thoroughly, dried and returned to cupboards after use.
No food preparation, storage , or disposal of food waste in the bedrooms or guest bathroom. Please use compost / rubbish / recycle areas in kitchen laundry area.
1 small bag or box of food only permitted in the kitchen fridge.
Guests must replace any canned food “borrowed” from hosts.
All people are required to wear clothes top and bottom in the communal indoor areas.
Smoking is permitted outside.
Guests must use ash trays for cigarette ends.
No candles / smoking / incense / wax or fragrance burning devices / open flames of any kind allowed in the bedrooms.
No mail or parcels to be delivered to our home address without prior permission.
Any guest’s forgotten / left behind items to be donated or binned 2 weeks after guest’s departure unless claimed.
Please take care of your house keys.
Loss of keys & replacements costs $150 per set + possibly cost of a locksmith which will be billed to you directly.
Please don’t feed the dogs at the dinner table.
Ask Marianne or Martin before feeding them any scraps.
If in doubt put scraps on laundry counter for checking.
Please be kind to the pets, as they can't write reviews but they can bite.
Your host smokes.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
Wonderful generous and hospitable hosts.
A very comfortable and enjoyable stay.
Close to Warringah Mall, bus routes, beaches and bushland.
Highly recommended for proximity to eQ Events offices and training venues including Dee Why.
(I am an eQ Master Coach and went for training).
Attractive, clean bedroom and bathroom.
Relaxing living area with warm fire.
My experience with Marianne started before I walked in the door. With her help I made it from the airport to the front door, without any hitches.
Marianne's is a comfortable, easy and most welcoming home. I kept some long hours whilst I was there and nothing was too much trouble to help me out. The home is spacious, clean, tidy and coffee is available 24 hours.
I am looking forward to staying again.
We had an amazing experience with Marianne and her husband and their lovely dogs! . They were a fabulous host and made us feel like home. The rooms were beautiful and clean and had all the facilities that made our stay comfortable. They were sweet enough to cook Indian food for us!. The surroundings were also peaceful and calm.It is a good deal to get all these facilities in a minimum budget and hence we would highly recommend this homestay.
i just wanted to thank you for everything during my stay. i had a great time with Marianne and Martin (of course adorable doggies). They are very friendly and open-minded. They always provided me with great services. sometimes they gave me some tips for their neighborhood. and i really enjoyed talking with them. the time i spent together with them was awesome to me. I really appreciated. Hope to see and stay with Marianne and Martin again!!! Thank you so much.
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 "
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 (maximum of 250 $£€ for longer term bookings) 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 as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
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.