Private room

3 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds

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About this listing

There is a few rooms available, all come with a double bed, table, wardrobe and hangar access, access to kitchen, bathroom washing machine. We make it so you feel like its home away from home and provide everything you need so you pack light!

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.

During Janurary, Feburary, October, November and December multiple rooms are available (so enquire)

NEW YEARS XMAS PRICING PREMIUMS APPLY

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.


Unlimited wifi, private own enclosed area with stove, microwave
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.


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

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

10-15 minutes leafy stroll downhill from some beautiful houses to gordon station- so may not suit families or guest with senior citizens

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

20 minutes to the hills area, northern beaches, hornsby- perfect location for exploring sydney via car

Unlimited wifi, private own enclosed area with stove, microwave
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.


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

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

10-15 minutes leafy stroll downhill from some beautiful houses to gordon station- so may not suit families or guest with senior citizens

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

20 minutes to the hills area, northern beaches, hornsby- perfect location for exploring sydney via car

Guest access

Unlimited wifi, private own enclosed area with stove, microwave
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.

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 space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Prices
Cleaning Fee: $55
Security Deposit: $195
Weekly Discount: 12%
Weekend Price: $225 / night
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House Rules

House Rules

To be followed by all residents and their guests.
Please use your common sense and curtesy to ensure others feel comfortable living in the house

1.Please use common courtesy and be considerate of others living with you:
please keep common areas (eg kitchen and bathroom etc) tidy after you use it
please keep the noise down so as not to disturb others
please be considerate of others when using the bathroom if others are waiting

2.Keep the Noise Down after 11pm:
when listening to music or movies in your room after 11pm please use earphones
please refrain from using the kitchen after 11pm. if necessary, please use it quietly
please refrain from talking loudly (eg on the mobile phone etc) in your room after 11pm
please switch to silent mode or turn down your mobile phone ring tone if you know that you will be receiving a lot of phone calls after 11pm
please turn down the volume of the TV after 11pm
please close the door quietly (ie do not slam the doors)

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please keep the common areas clean and tidy after you use it
please wash up after you use the kitchen
please keep the bathroom/toilet clean after you use it
please keep the laundry area clean after you use it
please do not keep plates, cups and other kitchen utensils etc in your room; please wash them up and put them back in the kitchen.
Please refrain from cluttering the common areas with your personal belongings.
Please do not wear your outdoor shoes beyond the no-shoes area

4.Garbage
PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE ANY RUBBISH BEHIND IN THE KITCHEN OR IN THE COMMON AREA.
Please dispose your garbage in your own garbage bin provided in your room, you are responsible for your own rubbish bin and to take the rubbish out to the main bin.
Please use your own kitchen bin while using the kitchen and you are responsible to dispose of your kitchen bin rubbish


5.Laundry
Please do not leave any clothes in the laundry machine after you are finished.

6.Guests
Strictly NO guests after 11pm
guests are welcome but please be considerate of others when inviting over your guests
Any damage caused to the house and properties by your guests are payable by you
FOR COMFORT, PRIVACY AND SAFETY OF OTHER HOUSEMATES, NO GUESTS ARE ALLOWED TO STAY OVERNIGHT / SLEEPOVER UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES WITH THE ONLY EXCEPTION OF HOLIDAY FAMILY VISIT OUTLINED BELOW

(website hidden) Family Guest Visit Stay
We understand that your family member may want to visit you and stay with you for the period. However, strict rules will apply in regard to family guest visit
Extra boarding fee of $70 per week will apply and paid by you or your guest in advance of stay
Family guest are to observe all rules that applies to all housemates, be courteous towards other housemates and keep noise to the minimal level.
You are to arrange for your own sleeping arrangement within your own room for the guest
Please give at least 2 weeks notice before your guest stays
We reserve the right to deny the visit at any time without giving any reason

(website hidden) Period Discount
Holiday period discount applies if you are going away for more than one week
if you are away (eg holidaying, visiting home etc) for up to 7 nights, full rental still applies. then your rental on and after the 8th night will be discounted by $10/per week.

10.Security and Personal Belongings
please work together to ensure that all external doors and windows are secure at all times
we are not responsible for your personal belongings (including theft etc)
you are responsible for the safekeeping of your own personal belongings

11.Departure

Once a departure date has been agreed, any extensions to this date will only be granted if no new person has been found to stay in your room. Furthermore, you will have to pay full rental for the additional days.

The key to your room and house will be provided to you. You are required to return all keys when you leave. Please do not lose the keys, as you will have to pay for any replacement costs. Replacement cost for the room key will be $10, and $50 for the house main key.
You are required to leave your room in a clean and tidy condition for the next person (ie leave the room in the same clean and tidy condition as how it was given to you), IF your room is required to be cleaned then the cost of cleaning will be paid by you. A standard $50 cleaning fee will be charged and deducted from your Security Money to have a cleaner to be called to clean your room
You are also required to clean up your OWN storage spaces in the COMMOND AREA. Again, IF a cleaner needs to be called, a standard $50 cleaning fee will be charged
When you are leaving, you are not to leave any rubbish or unwanted furniture behind in any part of the house, including the front or back yard. They are your responsibility to dispose them. Council fees will be charged and deducted from your Security Money if Council needs to be called for rubbish to be taken away by council. Please plan ahead before you are leaving and dispose of your rubbish in a proper manner instead of dumping.

We reserve the right to change the above house rules without any notice


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit

Availability
3 nights minimum stay

26 Reviews


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Charlie User Profile
October 2016
Thanks to Donny and his parents for their hospitality. It's very special experience to stay with Donny's parents in the last four weeks. The place is really leafy and tranquil like living in a natural park. I liked the walk to/from train station everyday. I enjoyed the life stories of uncle and aunty after breakfast/dinner. I would strongly recommend this place to my friends.

Renan User Profile
February 2016
5 minutes after I've arrived from at the station he was there to pick me up. gave me aspirins as 25hr flight isn't good to the mind & body. My room was locked for quite some time and a small clean put everything on track. He gave me directions to chatswood where I would find some much needed goods. But the point is not about Donny, but their parents. The first days I was very sad and I didn't like here for emotional reasons. Now I wish I could stay forever, because I had the opportunity to know such wonderful people that are Donny's parents. Please consider the house is alive, it's like in your own house, so expect to clean your room and if you're truly human, you'll want to help the people close to you. It's an easy going staying here, you'll get a complete experience. If you want everything ready for you, go to an hotel, if you want to feel like you're really in home, you know where to go. You're like my brother Donny!

Robin User Profile
February 2016
House full of people. Dirty, smelly room with no window. Would not recommend a stay there.
Donny User Profile
Response from Donny:
Sometimes you have people who are just downright rude and don't appreciate what people do for them. Unfortunately this is someone who has been banned from his own Airbnb listing back in Germany and you can see why as a general complainer of everything in life. People cleaned the room in front of me and he kept bargaining for price. Life is about giving and taking, not just taking
February 2016

Thomas User Profile
December 2015
Lovely neighborhood. Donny was an extremely helpful and pleasant host going the extra mile to please his guests.

Lynn User Profile
November 2015
We lived together with Donny's parents few days, sharing bathroom and kitchen. The house is cleaning and comfortable. One day it was rained Donny's father also helped us to pick up our clothes.

Janette User Profile
April 2015
I could not ask for nicer hosts - Mr and Mrs Chien (Donny's parents) are really hospitable and have a heart for people. I recommend staying with them. I would stay again. I was greeted enthusiastically when I arrived (Mr Chien even offered to help carry my luggage). Mr Chien drove me to the train station the next morning when the weather was inclement and I didn't know where the station was. The hosts were always there to answer questions I had about the neighbourhood and where to find things. Gordon is a lovely northern Sydney suburb (reasonably wealthy) and the local shops and transport are close to the hosts' house.

Yew Kong User Profile
March 2015
Donny and his parents are host with great hospitality. They are always helpful and responsive should you need any assistance in anyway. Sometimes we were invited for meals with them as well.

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Donny User Profile

Early 30s. Professional. Traveller, Business Owner, Travelpreneur (yes I get paid to travel and I can show you how) Interested in the variety and backgrounds of people and couch surfing 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.
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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 schedule) a personal cooking 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.

Response rate: 90%
Response time: within a day
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