About the Homestay
I live in a villa (small complex of 6) in Sylvania, in the Sutherland Shire of Sydney. The villa has a lovely sunny courtyard and small back garden with plenty of native birds.
The street is quite yet is just off the main road for buses to Miranda Station (10 mins) and Hurstville station (20 mins) that has direct frequent services to the centre of Sydney (Illawarra Line) also buses to Cronulla Beach.
I am a retired dance teacher living by myself with one cat but sometimes mind my daughter's cat and neighbour's dog when they travel. I'm a very laid back person who likes meeting people from other countries and welcome you into my home
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Non Smoking
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
My house is located off the main Rd (Princes Highway) 27km from the centre of Sydney and only 20 min drive from Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport. There is a bus stop at the top of the street.
Sylvania Shopping Centre (Southgate) 5 min by bus or 20-25min walk.
Miranda Westfield is 10min by bus and the station is opposite Westfields for fast train to the city (about 40min)
You can also get a bus to Cronulla Beach (about 30min)
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
No smoking inside or outside
Please respect our neighbours and keep noise level down if coming in late
Please keep the cat/s in when leaving the house and lock both doors (deadlock)
You can use the kitchen to make light meals but please keep my kitchen clean and feel free to use the dining room and garden to eat your meals. It's lovely to sit out there for breakfast in the nice weather
No strangers in the house. If you want to invite a guest please check with me first
Laundry done weekly for guests (sheets and towels) and I will do your clothes washing for you once a week too....just ask!!!
Smoking is not allowed.
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Elaine is so welcoming and made me feel right at home. My entire stay was fantastic and absolutely flew by xxx
Nice lady, nice home, nice welcome.
My stay with Elaine was wonderful. It turned out we had a lot in common. It was a pity it was only a short stay but still Elaine was the absolute hostess nothing was a problem to her. I would High Recommend staying with Elaine :)
So lovely! Nice area to stay in too!
Beautiful friendly lady with awesome hospitality!! If I come back to Sydney I will be sure to try and book a room with Elaine again.
A beautifully and immaculately kept home with everything you need for a comfortable stay, as well as feeling safe. Elaine was very welcoming and great to talk to. The bus stop is very close to connect with trains to anywhere! Highly recommend and would stay again!
Elaine is a wonderful lady!! It will be like a grandmother for you. I was greeted very well for 2 months. She gives a lot of advice. The house is very comfortable, clean and functional. Best homestay !
Elaine was very welcoming and friendly. I felt relaxed and comfortable during my homestay in her lovely villa in a nice quiet area.
It was such a lovely home. Everything was provided, from different sized towels to an opal card, to warm blankets.
Absolutely loved it and would definitely recommend! Plus Elaine was such a wonderful host :) thank you for the wonderful welcome to Sydney.
How do I book?
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When do I pay?
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When can I share my contact details?
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