Tom and Sue's Place

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Sherwood Road, Kempsey , NSW 2440, Australia
Your host, Tom
36 Reviews
Response rate: 50%
Response time: a few days or more

The Space

Tom and Sue's Place is conveniently located half way between Sydney and Brisbane and is a great stopover if your travelling between these two cities. We are located in a quite rural area 10 km from town and a half hour from the nearest beach. We sometimes have possums running on the roof at night and a rooster down the back who crows when he pleases There is limited public transport from the local town of Kempsey (once a day) however Kempsey is on the main train and bus routes from Brisbane and Sydney. The acommodation is a seperate large flat attached to the main house of your hosts. It has 2 bedrooms, one with 2 single beds and the other a queen sized bed. There is a longeroom and dining area, kitchen, laundry and bathroom. A large verandah surrounds three sides overlooking the kitchen garden, small orchard and outdoor BBQ area. There is a wood fire for winter and airconditioning and ceiling fans for summer. All linen is provided. The kitchen has adequate utensils, plates, cutlery,etc as well as toaster and microwave.
Plenty of off street parking. Internet access. Your hosts will be just next door if you need assistance or advice.
If you don't want to cook then your hosts will provide tasty home cooked meals , picnic lunches, morning and afternoon tea ,given reasonable notice and at an extra cost. We can cater for most dietary requirements.
Tom works at the local Tourism visitors centre and is happy to advise you about our fantastic coast and beaches as well as the rivers, mountains and extensive National Parks. Tom is a keen bushwalker and can advise you on short and long walks in our area. The rate per night listed is per person.

Guest Access

A 2 bedroom apartment with surrounding verandah. An outdoor BBQ area. Spacious parking.

Interaction with Guests

Guests are in a separate apartment. We are here most of the time and interact with guests according to whom the the guests are and there inquiries, but mostly we just provide local information and travel advice. Tom is happy to be involved in short term and long term local bushwalking (treking?) with sufficient notice and as a qualified tour guide is prepared to assist with planning and (email hidden)ared costs would need to be negotiated. Sections of Bicentennial Trial accessible as well as coastal walks.

The Neighborhood

Semi -rural neighborhood with most houses on 5 acre blocks. Generally very quiet with minimal traffic.
Most neighbors have roosters and the local Australian fauna can be a bit noisy at times. (Kookaburras and other birds in the morning, and possums running on the roof at night)

Getting around

Minimal public transport. 1 school bus to town return daily. If you are flying in (non - commercial /private aircraft) I can possibly pick up and drop off by prior arrangement.

Other Things to Note

Guests need initially and generally to communicate with the hosts upon arrival. We are not available for arrivals after 10pm unless by prior arrangement and/or detailed communication.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $19 / night after the first guest
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Flexible
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Tom and Sue are very welcoming and friendly hosts and their place is spacious and has lots of character. We really enjoyed our overnight stay and would love to come back next time. Thanks also for the eggs!

    April 2014
  • Great place for a stopover you wake up in beautiful bush surroundings. Great room, private bathroom, spotlessly clean and comfortable. Thanks Tom for waiting up for me!

    April 2014
  • Tom was very efficient in his communication and check in was smooth. Tom & Sue's place was more than adequate for our needs; well equipped, clean and an ideal location for a stop over.

    March 2014
  • “Tom’s place is fantastic and he is among the most generous and accommodating hosts that I’ve had in all of my AirBnB travels. He prepared me an excellent dinner at short notice and the breakfast was equally delicious. My only regret was that I didn’t have enough time to stay longer. Highly recommended.”

    February 2014
  • We only stayed here one night but it was perfect for us. Its a huge two bedroom flat that makes up half of their house. There is a twin and a double room, we had the double, it was really comfortable with bedside lamps, fan etc. The lounge was huge with a dining table at one end and a sofa and TV area at the other. There was also a spacious well equipped kitchen, 2nd loo, and travel cot and high chair. Very friendly hosts and gave us plenty of tips for our following day.

    January 2014
  • Tom and Sue's place is huge, great value and well appointed. Thoughtful milk in the fridge, everything in kitchen you would need to make your own meals if you wanted to, massive bathroom (with a tub for the kids). Tom was friendly and relaxed - gave me the run down and left me to it, but was only next door if I needed anything. This is a great place to stay halfway between Brisbane-Canberra.

    January 2014
  • My sister and I highly recommend a stay at Tom and Sue place. Apart from the beautiful gardens, the accommodation was excellent having everything we needed for our 2 nights stay and environmentally friendly surrounds. Tom was also very helpful on steering us in the right direction with the local Historical society in Kempsey, which we visited, gained information on our family history research project and thoroughly enjoyed the extensive collection and well organised museum. Thanks Tom and Sue

    January 2014
  • Very hospitable hosts. A lovely house in a beautiful surrounding.. The kids loved watching the birds around,checking out the hens , sleeping possums.. And the list goes on.. Highly recommended.

    December 2013
  • Our stay at Tom's place was excellent, a beautiful house in the country. Thanks Tom

    December 2013
  • We stayed at Kempsey for 2 nights. Tom and Sue's Place is convenient as it's in close proximity to town and the various eatries. The house is rather large with all the amenities you would need during the stay.

    December 2013
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I am a retired primary school teacher who has worked in other jobs such as Field Officer for New South Wales National Parks. I live with my wife who works as a Primary School teacher in a nearby small country town school. My wife and I have worked in several locations in Australia including remote Aboriginal Schools in the Northern Territory. I enjoy travelling, bushwalking, cooking, good food and wine, and growing vegetables. My wife and I have travelled overseas several times and look forward to further travel when money and time permits. Our latest trip was 3 weeks mostly camping in Iceland, a few weeks in England and Ireland and a stimulating one day stopover in Korea.
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