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The guest bedroom is at the back of the house. It has a double futon bed with the recent addition of a good quality foam overlay.
It ideally accommodates 1-2 adults but there is a single air mattress or a portacot available for a little person if required, assuming you don't mind squeezing into the one room ($25 for extra/child).
Older couples, please note; My only mixed reviews have regarded the comfort of getting down to a bed &/or a mattress less soft than usual. If you require a lounge or 100pc bug-free environment (alongside pets including chooks in a relatively eco house), perhaps keep looking for something you'll be sure about.
The room has a ceiling fan, a safe electric heater w timer and a tv with some free-to-air channels/dvd player.
Breakfast ingredients are provided on the open shelves in the kitchen- cereals & milk, bread & spreads, fruit, ground and instant coffee/tea etc., an espresso machine, gas stovetop and probably freshly-laid eggs!
There is a second fridge with a freezer entirely available for your personal use.
The other fridge and pantries are for my private use. Guest AccessMy humble home and garden offers peace and privacy during your stay. The back half of the house, including the kitchen/dining, bathroom/laundry and backyard is available for use by guests and accessible by doors at the side and back of the house. (The front half of the house is locked off for my family-use although we won't be home.) Interaction with GuestsThe dates available on my calender are those when my family and I will not be there so if you'd like to stay it's all yours and we probably won't meet. I will give you a pin code for the key safe and ask that you let our (largely outside) cat, Kitty in the back door porch to eat from her biscuit dispenser a couple of times a day. In return, you get to enjoy the 1-2 fresh eggs the chooks lay daily.
There are local maps and info on local activities in a folder in your room. The NeighborhoodI love Maryville, with its old homes, sense of community and increasingly, alternative, environmentally-conscious and upmarket vibe.
My house is a 2 minute walk from the Throsby Creek bicycle path/walkway that takes you into the harbour/Honeysuckle precinct with its many bars and restaurants, the cbd and Newcastle's stunning main beaches.
There is a cool new artisan bakery cafe called Baked Uprising, a pie shop, a takeaway/kebab shop, a 7/11 petrol station and an Ice Box Liquor all just around the corner from the house.
It is a 5-10 minute walk to The Source Cafe on the waterfront (which does breakfast, lunch & dinner) and a 3 minute walk to the bus stops that will take you to the CBD and university.
The large Islington Park playground is a 15 minute walk away along the creek front path.
A 15 minute walk will also take you to the highlights of groovy neighbouring suburb of Wickham with its street art, the fisherman's co-op, the much-loved Inner City Winemakers cellardoor at 28 Church St, the Art Systems Wickham gallery on Annie street, the fish coop, yacht club & 3 different pubs. Getting AroundThere is usually on-street parking on my side of the block. Points of interest are easily accessible from my house by the Throsby Creek walking/cycle path, by the nearby bus stops, train (Hamilton station is a 20min walk away) or car...see the maps and brochures in the room for ideas of what to do during your stay.
It is an easy 20 minute drive from the Newcastle Airport. Other Things to NoteThe chooks and cat can be virtually ignored although they also like company. I'll send helpful pet/egg-collection advice upon booking.