Room and Ensuite Self Contained

House - Private room · Cecil St, Gordon, NSW 2072, Australia
Your host, Donny
11 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

The Space

Family home in cosy North Shore.

Can offer one room with ensuite for short term stays and long term stays up to 3 months.

This room is located in the beautiful, quiet and leafy North Shore. There are many nearby many parks, golf courses and restaurants. It is just half an hour on the train to Sydney CBD and if you have a car you can get to Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park or the Central Coast and Newcastle via the F3 Freeway.

The hub of Chatswood is also located nearby with many businesses and asian shops and restaurants.

On that note, I am a couchsurfer (as a host and traveller), I have experienced many culture exchanges by vagabonding through Europe and Asia and know what it is like to need a home after living out of your suitcase. I will HOST YOU!. I am self employed and work long hours but I will make my effort to HOST YOU.

Guest Access

Unlimited wifi, private own enclosed area with stove, microwave

Interaction with Guests

We will leave you with your personal space and offer a warm soup on dumplings made with love and care as well

The Neighborhood

less than 15m to a large golf course and bushwalk trail to take a break from the city and lose yourself in a beautiful bushwalk

Getting around

10-15 minutes leafy stroll downhill from some beautiful houses to gordon station

north shore most frequent train line -30 minutes to Sydney CBD

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 1
Extra people: $16 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 5 nights
Weekly Price: $388 /week
Monthly Price: $1548 /month
Security Deposit: $97
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • The host family is very friendly and warm. Feel like home. The suburb is safe. 屋主是退休台灣夫婦,十分熱情也很關心我們,周邊住宅區很寧靜安全,從火車站走回到家大約10-12分鐘。

    June 2014
  • Kuddos to Donny's parents, they tried to make the living comfortable in all possible ways, they went extra miles to make us come back here again! The surroundings were as green as you can imagine. Donny ensured that we get all the amenities that we needed since we had kids, they really enjoyed the wide garden area.
    Surely I will recommend this place to my friends.

    May 2014
  • Me and my parents stayed for few days at Donny's place, they are friendly and nice family. There was trouble with WiFi which Donny fixed. We are particularly grateful to Donny's Dad who gave lifts to and from the Gordon station which was very helpful for my elderly Dad. We wish them well.

    March 2014
  • The house is conveniently located in a quite and peaceful area with just a 10-15min walk to Gordon train station with many shops and eateries around it. Train ride to the city takes about 30 min, also there's a bus going to beautiful Northern Beaches from Gordon. House is easily reached by car as well.
    In the house you will probably find everything you might need. Donny is a very good and considerate host, you'll feel like home!

    December 2012
  • Donny is a lovely young guy who is into the bnb 'share' and socialise idea of having people stay. So if you're wanting to hang out on your own in the house, that's probably less interesting to him. Also less interesting is having lots of nice clean space! So if you're a minimalist wanting lots of space and no clutter, you might prefer somewhere else. Otherwise a nice homely house in a quiet, leafy suburb away from the noise and action. Good for kids and Donny will do anything to assist - even offered his car.

    November 2012
  • Donney is an amazing and generous host, always seeking opportunities to help and give and share his stories. He drove me to work and offered the use of his car as our car was stuck one day... I'm sure we'll visit his place again!

    March 2012
  • Donny is a very generous host. He makes sure you have what you need. He drove us to the train station every time we needed to go and aways had our time schedule in mind not his. He liked to debate and talk about all sorts of issues of the day. He was a stimulating but knows when to leave you alone and give you your own space.

    January 2012
  • Photos are totally deceiving as all the supposed facilities cannot be used as only two small crowded and unhygienic rooms and an ensuite are available. Even walking into rooms is made difficult by the piles of junk. The rooms are odorous, suffocating and incredibly dirty. The supposed "ensuite" is completely unusable due to blockages and overall uncleanliness. Also found a cockroach in the bedroom.
    Cannot be rated since it is unlivable!

    December 2011
  • Donny is a very friendly host who is interested in people. We enjoyed Donny's company and found his house was really suitable to our needs as base for visiting Sydney's sights.

    December 2011
  • Donny was a helpful host willing to go out of his way to make your stay enjoyable. He has good ideas of things to do and see in Sydney.

    November 2011
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English, 中文, 日本語
Normanhurst Boys' High School, University of Sydney
Lates 20s Professional. Traveller, Business Owner, Interested in the variety and backgrounds of people and (website hidden) without strings. Friendly, accommodating and willing to help you with inside knowledge whether you are here for a holiday, conference or just a weekend visit. Either way, I will help accommodate with your needs and personal space. My personal motto would be, "Never wish life was better, only you were Better" ::::THIS IS WHAT I WILL TELL YOU TO EXPECT POSITIVE AND NEGATIVES:::: Positive: I will help and make things easier for you in your stay, pick up from station when I can, leave food out if your hungry and you don't mind trying my/my family's food, and try and give you tips to save yourself here and there. I will as a host try and take care of you. Negative: I am not a butler, you will be expected to clean up after yourself, follow house rules, keep the kitchen and public area in some order. You have to wear slippers (YES it is an Asian House), and sometimes other people will be staying so you do have to respect their space. I will also expect you to communicate if you wish to extend your stay or are running late. ___________________________________________________________________ All prices include, fully furnished, basic breakfast and tea and coffee, bread, pickup from station and clear directions to maximize your travellers time in the city ( As I am quite a traveller myself). Also wireless internet, toilet paper, soap and clean towels and access to a washing machine and kitchen which needs to be used carefully. I also believe food is a great way to connect people and I love to source ingredients from markets and cook for my guests and it would be great if we could sit down over a meal and do the same and be able to do that. I am also able to converse in a variety of topics which include culture, music, politics and travel and would love to use a meal to get to know you as well. So all the prices MAY (depending on (email hidden) together and experience as we get to know each other if schedule suits. I ONLY host people who I feel are in the same headspace and GENERALLY (but not always) no large families and people who BARGAIN BASEMENT my prices as they already very competitive.
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