The SpaceYour room has a lockable door for privacy, & contains a comfortable queen-size double bed, small air-conditioner & large ceiling fan, built-in wardrobe, free wireless broadband internet + broadband ethernet cable (in case you don't have wireless capability), own mini fridge (in kitchen), & use of the living room, kitchen & outdoor BBQ courtyard.
This open-plan, Asian-inspired residence features separate lounge & dining areas, 1 bathroom (which we share) & 2 separate toilets (one with heated seat & automatic bidet), courtyard with BBQ and outdoor furniture, & separate relaxing meditation garden.
*Non-smoking indoor environment, but smoking is possible in the outdoor courtyard.
I prepare a complimentary platter of antipasto & bottle of wine to welcome you and so we can get to know each other upon your arrival.
A simple breakfast (muesli, toast, jam & tea/coffee/fruit juice) is complimentary each morning.
My modern & sunny home is in a quiet location - 20 minutes from Sydney International Airport. If you have a car, you'll find plenty of safe, free street parking right in front of the house.
*My home has no provision for children unfortunately, so I can only accept adult guests. Guest AccessYou have a Queen-size bed with comfortable mattress, small air-conditioner & large ceiling fan in your private room with lockable door, & your own mini-refrigerator in the kitchen. You have access to lots of Maps & Tourist Information books & pamphlets (in English, Chinese or Japanese) to plan your stay, wireless & cable broadband internet, the sitting room with digital TV, & the kitchen. Interaction with GuestsAs mentioned in my introduction, I enjoy meeting & interacting with my guests. I provide a bottle of wine & some canapés on the first night, so we can have a chat & get to know each other.
You are welcome to become 'part of the family' & share my evenings, watch TV or DVDs together, join me at my favourite restaurants for dinner, or come walking around the neighbourhood with my dog during the day.
I'm always available to give advice on sightseeing & tourist attractions in Sydney, great local restaurants or places that we 'locals' frequent, so please feel free to ask me anytime.
If you prefer to stay in your room - I respect your privacy. The amount of interaction is entirely your decision.
I speak English, French, Japanese & a little Chinese. The NeighborhoodMy home is located in a leafy, up-market area with tree-lined streets. The neighbourhood is quiet, & safe to walk at all hours of the day & night.
There's a large park 2 doors down the road, another 2 parks within 5 minutes walk, & a small village of shops with a great alfresco café 4 minutes walk from the front door.
My home is 2 minutes' walk to bus stop, 10 minutes' walk to train station, 10 minutes' walk to numerous ethnic restaurants (list of recommendations available) & supermarket (open 6AM - 12 midnight) , 10 minutes' walk to golf course, 10 minutes' drive (or train ride) to 5 Cronulla beaches, 15 minutes' walk to both Sutherland Public Hospital & Kareena Private Hospital.
It's also a 15-minute drive to the historic Birthplace of Australia - Kurnell, where Captain Cook landed in 1770 on his 'voyage of discovery'. (If you are interested, I am happy to take you to Kurnell & explain the history of Australia's discovery on a guided walk.)
The E.G. Waterhouse National Camellia Gardens (free entry) are 15 minutes' walk away, or 5 minutes by car.
A 20-minute drive will take you to the heritage-listed, 16,000 hectare Royal National Park - the world's second oldest National Park, after Yellowstone in USA. This is a great weekend retreat for bushwalking & 'getting back to nature'.
Symbio Wildlife Park (an open-air zoo where you can touch & play with various native Australian animals such as kangaroos, koalas, wombats etc.) is a 25-minute drive, or 40 minutes by train & bus from home.
NanTien Temple (南天寺) - the largest Buddhist temple in the southern hemisphere, & popular international tourist attraction - is a one-hour scenic drive from home to Wollongong. You can also have a delicious traditional Buddhist vegetarian lunch here. (If you don't have a car, I'm happy to take you there on a day trip & guide you through the temple complex.) Getting AroundPublic transport is very convenient, with access to all parts of Sydney & entertainment areas. Buses to Cronulla Beach or Miranda Westfield Shopping Mall are available at bus stops just 2 minutes' walk from my front door, & the city centre is easily accessible from the train station, which is 10 minutes' walk from my home.
Sutherland Public Hospital & Kareena Private hospital are both 15 minutes' walk from the front door, while Kogarah Public & Private Hospitals are 15 minutes by car, or 30 minutes by train. Other Things to NoteSearching for accommodation during the Sydney Mardi Gras (20 February ~ 08 March)? Open-minded & gay-friendly BnB, so enjoy your Sydney stay here :)