Bondi Junction, walk to Bondi.

House - Private room · Gowrie Ave, Bondi Junction, NSW 2022, Australia

The Space

Bright airy small bedroom with double bed. Nice family house with kids and cat. Walk to Westfield shops, supermarkets, train station and local beaches. Fantastically convenient location at a very reasonable price.

We joined AirBnB late in 2012, and have now hosted many travellers in our spare room. The room is small, and fits a double bed, a small desk and wardrobe. There is hanging space in the wardrobe and a couple of empty drawers. You should be quite comfortable.

We have a double bed, so we can accommodate a couple, or two friends who don't mind sharing a double.

Our house has a pretty relaxed style, we try to keep things tidy but that's not always possible with kids around. Guests are welcome to hang out with us or keep to themselves, we are pretty adaptable. We have a washing machine that we will show you how to use if you need to do laundry.

We provide clean bedding and a towel. If you are up at breakfast time my husband makes a great cup of coffee. We are often a little frantic getting ready on weekday mornings during school terms.

We have two full bathrooms and an extra WC, so bathroom queues in the morning are not a problem.

We will set aside some space in the fridge for you if you want to cook. Help yourself to any utensils you need in the kitchen, and tidy up afterwards. Our local supermarkets are nearby in the Westfield centre, and are open until midnight.

We are a family of four, with two children (10 and 12) and one Devon Rex cat, and a pet mouse that lives in a small cage in the lounge room. We have a goldfish who is in a tank in the dining room.

We will provide you with a key, directions and a fantastic location within walking distance (20 minutes) of Bondi Beach, and a very convenient and short walk to Bondi Junction's huge shopping centre and railway station.

Travel to anywhere in Sydney is a breeze from Bondi Junction. The Sydney Harbour/city area and attractions are four stops away on the train, or about 35 minutes away on the bus. The train station is an easy 10 minute walk from our house, and the local bus stops to either the city, or Bondi Beach are two minutes away from our door.

Walking to the beach is easy, straight down the hill along Bondi Road, it takes about 20 minutes, or less than 10 minutes if you get the 333, 381, or 380 bus from Bondi Road. Walking to Bronte, or Tamarama beaches is also quite easy from here.

We are very close to Waverley Park which has lovely gardens and a terrific cafe. Further down the hill along Bondi Road there are plenty of interesting places to eat and shop, the walk down the hill along Bondi Road is quite enjoyable.

Our guests have their small bedroom, use of the kitchen, and high speed cable wireless internet access. We think our place is good value for money for the budget minded traveller, and makes a change from noisy crowded hostels, or expensive hotels.

We hope to meet you soon!

Guests can use the kitchen, we don't mind if you want to cook during the day or evening (we prefer cooking to be done with before 9pm). We are happy for you to hang out in the lounge room/kitchen/dining area as well as in the backyard. My son is a bit territorial about his trampoline, but he won't mind you having a bounce on it if he is not using it. One adult at a time!

We are a friendly but somewhat shy family. We are happy to answer questions about our local area. Sometimes we are very busy and the house is empty for most of the day. During school holidays and weekends we are around the house a lot more. The usual unpredictable chaos of family life.

We love the convenience of our location with its access to shops, public transport and the local beaches. There are some nice local cafes, and some beautiful parks.

We have fantastic access to many local bus routes and Bondi Junction train station, all within a few minutes walk.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2.5
Beds: 1
Extra people: $14 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $375 /week
Monthly Price: $1490 /month
Check In: 9:00 AM
Check Out: 8:00 AM
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Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Cat(s) and Other pet(s)

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  • Anne and her family are friendly quite hosts. I had wonderful busy days visiting many places in Sydney with my little son, so we fell into bed early at night (and slept well). The location was perfect, from Bondi Junction you can get everywhere easily by public transport, it is just a few minutes to Bondi Beach. Shopping mall and little shops at walking distance. Thank you Nancy

    April 2014
  • Anne and Mark were brilliant hosts. The room and house is lovely and in a perfect location - very close to Bondi Junction with all of its amenities and not far from the beach and coastal walks either. I was only sad not to stay longer and would love to go back and stay again!

    Thanks again Anne and family!

    Helen

    April 2014
  • Anne and Mark have a very nice house at a convenient location: great for a morning run along the beachfront and close to Bondi Junction shops.They were friendly and helpful and we enjoyed Marks great coffee.The one downside (not to blame Anne & Mark) was the neighbor who watched television all through the night, twice. The windows 'hug' and when his is open, all the programs are loud and clear.

    March 2014
  • Sydney was a stoppover on my three month RTW trip. I met a lot of nice hosts with the best communication and interesting conversations. Anne and Mark have been an exception, especially Anne. I stayed at their house for four nights. The room is cozy and comfortable, well furnished and with nice pictures at the walls. The bed is perfect, furthermore there is a table, a chair and enough room for clothing. This interior is not granted in all Airbnb accomodations, compliments to Anne and Mark. The WiFi connection works well and there is no problem in sharing the bathroom. Everything is clean and in good condition. Anne surely is an excellent host, but our communication was less than zero. Instead of a welcome I got a frozen hi, no conversation, no friendly word, no offer to use the facilities in the kitchen. Something went wrong. Obviously I disturbed. Whatever, I closed my door and enjoyed the days in Sydney without the support of my hosts. I can't confirm the positive assessments of the former guests. Mark might cook the best coffee in the world, I didn't get one. But if somebody does not worry about the personal atmosphere, the room is a good choice. Bondi Junction train station and bus terminal are in short distance. From there it is only four stations to the city center. The train runs every some minutes for a low fee. A bus runs from the bus terminal directly to circular quay. In the area around the station are cafés, restaurants, shops of any kind and a big warehouse. In addition a good infrastructure is available in Bondi Road, direction to Bondi Beach. Bondi Beach itself is excellent, with a spectacular walkway along the beach.

    March 2014
  • Beautiful home, lovely neighborhood, great family, and right around the corner from Bondi Junction. Anne was even excellent about my last-minute request. Perfect location for taking a public bus from Sydney Airport to Bondi Junction, and perfect if visiting Bondi, Tamarama, or Bronte Beach is on your list.

    March 2014
  • Me and my wife stayed with Anne and Mark during our last leg of Sydney trip. Anne and Mark were excellent hosts. Very hospitable and helpful. The room was neat and clean and we slpet very well. As indicated by Anne, their place is close to a lot of places of interest and traveling to Sydney is easy. We would like to thank the Southan family for making our trip comfortable and enjoyable. Keep up the good work. Would certainly visit again.

    March 2014
  • This was my second stay with Anne and Mark and I think that says enough. I highly recommend their house to anyone wanting ro stay in the area. Lovely house, lovely family and a comfortable bed. I know for sure that if I go back to Sydney I will make sure I say at their house again.

    March 2014
  • On a dans l'ensemble passer une bonne semaine mais très peu communiquer avec eux. Ils sont assez timides et comme nous ne parlons que peu l'anglais nous n'avons partager que peu de choses.
    La chambre est propre et claire. Le matin la maison est animé avec les enfants.

    January 2014
  • Anne and her family took me in at the last minute - thank goodness. I travel to the city for work and my first night place wasn't available for the second night so I contacted Anne immediately as her location was close to where I needed to be. Her family seemed down to earth and used to having guests in their home. I appreciated the comfortable space and feeling welcomed into their family space. I'll be staying there again (next week!). And Mark made me a morning coffee to get me going! Thank you!

    January 2014
  • We spent 10 fantastic days. The location is perfect to visit Sydney. The house is very nice and the room is cozy. Thank you to Anne and Mark for their kindness and hospitality !

    January 2014
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Hi, I'm an easygoing mum who loves my family, travel, yoga, and quality TV drama. We are new to airBNB and looking forward to meeting some travellers. I feel lucky to live where I do, and love to show off my city to visitors.
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