The SpacePassive solar designed home, warm in winter, cool in summer. Pretty garden, pleasant outdoor spaces. Lovely room with very comfortable Queen bed and ample wardrobe and drawer space, desk and study chair.
All bed linen and towels supplied.
Living area is open plan with dining and kitchen, so there is no space for a couple to be private, except the bedroom. For that reason I take only a single guest. Shared bathroom, with spa bath, and separate toilet.
Not really suitable for more than one person.
Evening meal if required. ($12.50) Guest AccessSingle level, park on the drive. I will open the garage door so you can bring your gear straight through, with no steps to negotiate for wheels bags.
For daily access, come through the gate to the sitting room door. I will provide a key for your use while you are here, but I'll usually be home by late afternoon.
So far as access within the house goes, my bedroom is off limits, of course, but the rest of the house and garden are shared.
There are good laundry facilities, and off street parking.
I will show you the designated storage space for your food supplies in fridge and pantry. Interaction with GuestsThis is my home, and I am here much of most days, but if you are working, you will really only see me in the evenings and at weekends. I am not a morning person, so you will need to do your own breakfast. I will supply an evening meal - main course only- for $12.50. So, dinner and conversation, TV, or you may have hard working days and just want to shower, eat and crash. Either is fine by me, and I have had guests of both types.
Just recently, for the first time, I had a guest who did not say "Good night" or give any indication that she was going to bed. I was surprised at the omission and how much that irritated me, but it surely did. After all, this is my home, not a hotel, and the little courtesies matter.
I try to welcome my guests as I would visting family or friends, and will do all I can to make your stay pleasant and comfortable. The NeighborhoodThis is a cul de sac in a quiet, new, residential area on the edge of town. Very little traffic noise. Bush land at the back, with kangaroos and birds to watch at dawn and dusk. Several tourist attractions within easy driving distance. Getting AroundAlthough there is a bus service about 500 metres away, it is infrequent. Best if you have your own wheels. 6 km from UNE, 2.5 km from town centre.
A recent guest from Europe, doing a research project at UNE, had the use of a bicycle, and found that just fine for her needs. Other Things to NoteI have a very well behaved dog, who lives indoors. She does not jump up on people, or lick, or beg food from the table, but is gentle and friendly. If you feel that she is in your face, a firm command " go and lie down" will send her to her cushion.