Spacious lounge area with large TV and DVDCooked gourmet evening meals on request at extra cost

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds

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Northwood is a leafy waterside suburb near the charming Lane Cove village It's a bushwalking paradise only 15 mins easy access to the city. Our upstairs private retreat is comfortable with a private roof deck overlooking the bay. There a

The space

We have a renovated upstairs private area which has 2 bedrooms with King Singles, a private guest bathroom and a deck with tranquil views over a peaceful bay full of sailing boats. The space is perfect for a couple travelling together, two singles or a single.

There is a 12 metre swimming pool available for guest use.

A substantial continental breakfast is provided, evening meal on request.

The nearest train station is St Leonards, about 5 minutes drive away with plenty of taxis around. The airport train connects to the St Leonards "north shore" line, or there is a door to door airport shuttle service called Airport Shuttle North.

The local shops are about 15 minutes walk or there are buses. There are many coffee shops, restaurants, hairdressers etc. Lane Cove has a genuine community fee.

There are regular bus services, ferry services and a nearby train station which connect to the city. The city is 20 minutes by ferry and car, and about 40 minutes by bus.

We are a home away from home. Close to the city, yet plenty of peace and a number of harbourside bush walks nearby. Staying near the harbour in Sydney will make you feel part of this beautiful city.

Guest access

We encourage guests to use our lovely 12 metre pool and garden, as well as a comfortable lounge area.

Interaction with guests

We are happy for guests to enjoy their breakfast privately but will be around to help with any local advice.

Other things to note

Sydney fireworks views - just a short 5 minute stroll to a great position with views and less crowds than in the city!

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


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Paul User Profile
March 2017
Michele's place is in an upscale and quiet residential area not within walking distance to shops or restaurants. It is at the bottom of a steep decline so if you need to take public transit and have mobility issues please take note. Also, the two bedrooms upstairs are accessed via a narrow winding staircase which made it quite a challenge to take our large suitcases up and down. The two bedrooms still contain a great deal of personal items from their two daughters as they still use them when returning home. This made us uncomfortable as it felt as though we were intruding in their private space. The bedrooms and bathroom (pedestal sink, toilet and shower stall) plus the shared main kitchen were not maintained to a cleanliness standard to which we are accustomed. I make sure when guests are staying over to thoroughly vacuum, wipe and clean those areas in which they may find themselves. If I was ever in the position that I would actually charge people to stay then I would go the extra mile to ensure a pristine condition throughout the house. Unfortunately, our expectations were very far apart. The single beds were large and comfortable with an A/C unit in each room as well as a desk. There is a family room just off the kitchen with comfortable seating and a large screen TV that guests can use. Michele cleared an entire shelf in the fridge to accommodate my allergy sensitive foods during our stay. I've previously rented entire apartments or houses through other similar agencies to AirBnB and this experience will ensure I won't again rent a shared accommodation.
Michele User Profile
Response from Michele:
Sorry to read that Paul was not completely satisfied and did not express this to me during his stay. My cleaner had prepared the rooms and all previous guests have been very happy with her usual high standard of cleanliness. Whilst the rooms are part of our home they are completely separate with their own bathroom and private deck with harbour views. They are well away from our personal living space. The wrought iron spiral staircase is a feature of our sandstone Californian bungalow. We enjoy having guests share our home and glad that Paul and Ted enjoyed the use of the kitchen and lounge room. The accommodation is well priced and in a quiet leafy suburb with close and easy access to the city.
March 2017

Anne User Profile
August 2016
Michelle made us very welcome and made us feel at home.

Kiri User Profile
May 2016
Michele was a wonderful host. The accommodation was lovely, clean and beds were very comfortable and we had our own bathroom which was great. We were close to the bus stop and not far from St Leonards train station via taxi. Would recommend any visitors to stay with her!

Anne User Profile
January 2016
We had a great stay with Michelle and Ian in Northwood. I especially enjoyed my swim in their lovely pool. The beds were comfortable and all facilities were convenient and private.

Emma User Profile
November 2015
Michelle made us feel right at home from the moment we arrived. She was very friendly and welcoming and we felt comfortable immediately. It was great being able to come and go as we pleased, with our own access organised for us. Super comfortable beds, lovely rooms and perfectly private. It was great staying with Michelle and we'd happily recommend it to anyone! :)

Bronwen User Profile
August 2015
Perfect location for our stay. Michele and Ian made my sister and me welcome from the moment we arrived, we felt like part of the extended family. The rooms are as described; comfy, private and peaceful. Michele is a relaxed and gracious hostess, interested in people and happy to help in anyway she can. We were appreciative of this given the reason that we were in Sydney and that we had to leave the house at 3.30 am on one occasion. I have no hesitation in recommending Michele as a Airb&b Host.

Chris User Profile
April 2015
Perfect! Michele made me welcome from the time I arrived, and was good company without being intrusive. The suite was comfortable, private and peaceful, with beautiful views of Sydney's inner harbour. All amenities were exactly as indicated. As a former Sydneysider back for a visit, this was an ideal way to get reacquainted.

Sydney, AustraliaJoined in June 2012
Michele User Profile

We are a professional couple who enjoy entertaining and travelling. We have lived in Sydney for over 30 years and are happy to help out with advice on how to get the best out of your stay in this magnificent city. We are both active with walking, yoga, golfing, boating, tennis and enjoying Sydney's cultural and restaurant life.
We love to share our light and airy spacious home. We will greet you and show you around and enjoy chatting, but respect your privacy.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day
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