About the Homestay
I have been doing home stay for a while, I have host students, couples, professional and people from all over the world - John and I love to learn about the culture of different countries, We help everyone in any way we can with directions - showing the shopping centres, restaurants or what ever any guests want to know, we become family - at times I cook for everyone and my food is very delicious.
I have lots of reference letters from students saying how much they loved living with me. I love life, I love cooking, entertaining. My house is clean, big and very friendly.
I have 7 rooms in the house, 3 bathrooms, 2 kitchens and a very nice outdoor area with barbecue facility - pool table and outside gym - and we all treat each other like family. I go out of my way to help everyone. Please note if there is 2 people staying the price goes up - to cover the expenses of the facility used.
Payment of the 50% of the booking total amount required upfront. -
everyone is always happy at my house, we are very helpful and its a warm kind and very respectfully atmosphere, I have host lots of people from different places and everyone has had a great time staying with us. I do speak Italian, English and I do have some international students from everywhere
- Games Room
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Smoke alarm on each floor
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
5 minutes from Parramatta, Westmead, 28-30 minutes to Sydney city. Close to trains, bus stops and 1/2 minutes walk to bus stop - very central to everything shops, trains, bus stops, medical centres, hospitals, schools, university. ( the house is 5 minutes to Parramatta and the transport is excellent several train station close by - Wentworthville, westmead, Merrylands, Parramatta all within 5 minutes distances and bus around the corner from the house Parramatta is the second city from Sydney - shops, restaurants, clubs, café, big Westfield shopping centre close by within 5 minutes. close to several shopping centre's you will not be disappointed of the location, several buses around the corner and lots of train station within 5 minutes to go to the city - to go to the Sydney cbd express train takes 28 to 30 minutes.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Amusement Park
- Water sports
- Sports arena
- Health club
- Bus Stop
- Train station
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 Board
- Packed lunch
Diet Type available on request
I would like for my guest when not using their computer or any electrical equipment's to Switch everything off - as this can course electrical fault and fire if there is storm -
I appreciate no to much noise after 10.30-11.00pm at night especially during the week as other people may be at sleep and get up early in the morning for work or school. I appreciate no cooking after 8.30pm as the smell of the food travels all over the house and its not fair for others to smell the food while they want relax or sleep.
Be clean and look after yourself -
Please note I require a deposit paid to me in advance of the booking to hold your room on top of the 15% deposit paid to homestay.com ( my pay Pal account details- which you will receive after booking)
any cancellation have to be done within seven days, notice any cancellation later than this will not be refunded. There will be a deposit bond fee if you want use the kitchen to cook meals this security bond will be given back to you when you leave the house providing the premises has been left the same way and no damages has been done. ( The reason for this as I have had other guests staying and have damage some of the equipment's and I needed to replace in my cost.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
Hi All, I had a 9 day stay at Tina's house. It had been my first time staying through something like this, but Tina & John made it a very welcoming stay. I could come & go as I pleased, as long as I was quiet if coming in after 10pm. Nothing was too much trouble for either of them. Not having been in Sydney for 30+ years, they were very forth coming with things to do & see & giving directions on how to get there. The house is in a quiet street & had lots of room for a car, with easy access to the main roads. The public transport is close by too. Other people in the house were friendly & we all got along quite well. Tina is always making sure that everyone is happy with their accomodation & enjoying themselves. She even invites her guests to join her & John when they go out to their local club, to enjoy a good meal & listen to music & dance the night away. (They love to dance) I will happily to stay there again & have no qualms in recommending her to anyone else. Thank you Tina & John.
I spent 4 night including New Years with my friend.Tina and John were having us really kindly and taking care of us. Their pet, Jack was also friendly dog.
Everywhere has been cleaned up , tidy. Such a comfortable place to stay.
The only one problem was the bus which goes to the house often late at night.
Even though, I highly recommend to stay here.
It was my first homestay experience and I really liked it! The house is a beautiful one and you are provided with everything you need. I arrived at Christmas day and as Tina and John had their family staying for lunch, they even invited me to join! Both are very friendly and helpful.
During my stay there have been up to 8 (?) other guests, so if you're looking for a really quiet place that might be considered as sometimes it can get a bit busy (occupation of shower etc). I stayed there for just around one week, so I didn't care too much and I think that it really depends on what you are up to. I also met amazing new people for which I am grateful. So thanks again for having me :-)
This was my first Homestay. Tina has a beautiful home and very welcoming manner. She looks after her guests and provides information regarding transport and household expectations. Lovely room, comfortable bed, close to bus transport from Parramatta Station, friendly guests. I am a mature age traveller, needed somewhere close to Parramatta, not too expensive for one week. I would definitely stay again.
It was a great time with Tina and John in South Wentworthville! That's why we stayed even longer than we have expected (2 months) They are very helpful, kind and caring. When we had problems we could always count on the assistance by both of them. The house is very big and clean.
Living here is not only having a roof over your head, it is like having your family around you.
Furthermore we had very nice experiences with the other housemates.
Thank you Tina and John, staying with you was the best choice we could have made!
This was the first time that I booked a homestay and I booked a great one! I liked my room because I had so much space. Her house was also very clean and she has very good cooking skills. Tina and John are friendly and helpfull people. Thanks for the stay =)
Very nice place to stay. House felt like a home, it was spacious, clean, quiet and comfy. Family was very warm, welcoming and helpful. Plenty of parking, bus stop to Parramatta station just around the corner. Supermarkets and Restaurants within easy walking distance.
I felt at home.
Tina was a great host and I enjoyed my time with her very much. She and her partner John were very helpful in getting me around to where I had to go. There were a number of students staying with her also at the time I was there and they were all quiet and respectful. Tina's house is lovely and the amenities were of a high standard. I would have no hesitation in recommending Tina and John as hosts and should I return to Sydney I would definitely stay there again if they had room for me.
Right from booking my stay online until my last day with my host, it was an amazing experience all throughout. My flight arrived late than the scheduled arrival time and my hosts Tina & John were waiting for me as I stepped into their home. They showed me around the house and helped me with all my luggage. The allocated double room was very clean & fresh. It had plenty of cupboards to keep my stuff. The room also had a cloth hanger, a TV with channels available, a writing desk and chair. I was also given the home Wi Fi password and the internet was fast. The weather was quite cold in Australia during my period of stay (which I am not used to since I was coming to Australia from middle east which is really hot). Tina gave me a heater fan to save me from the freezing cold. I had the permission to grab a bite from their kitchen whenever I wanted. They had given a microwave, electric kettle and fridge for the exclusive use of inmates. Whenever I was home at dinner time, I was offered dinner. I even had wine with my host when there was reason to celebrate at their home. John walked me around the house to familiarize myself with the surroundings, shops, bus stop etc. [The nearest Bus stop is only 2 minutes’ walk from the house]. John even took me to the bank and introduced me to the branch manager which eased my account starting procedure. One weekend, the whole house went out for dinner and it was an awesome night.
John and Tina ensured that the whole house was cleaned on a regular basis so that everyone enjoyed a clean house to stay. There were automatic air fresheners kept in many places so that the entire house had a pleasant smell always. I was initially planning to stay for a week, but ultimately ended up staying for a month because of the hospitality offered by Tina & John. Even after vacating from their home, they took the trouble to re-post my postal letters to my new address.
I would definitely recommend Tina & John to anyone looking for a cozy home with a loving host.