We have enjoyed many airbnb holidays and appreciate the hosts who have shared their worlds in Edinburgh, New York, Paris, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Nashua and Berlin.
I wish I could say we had a lovely stay at Whitesands but unfortunately we didn't. I found our experience similar to the most recent review. The house was very dirty to the point of being unhygienic. There was millimeters of dust around the house that must have accumulated over months and also damp/mould. There were cobwebs in quite a few of the bedrooms. When we first entered the house it had a strange smell and we had to open up all the windows to get rid of it.
It is an older style house and if it was clean, it would have have been very charming with the ocean views and wide verandahs and a large side garden. But because of the dust, three of us suffered from hayfever, one person in particular very badly and had to go home after less than two days. A lot of the furniture was in such a terrible state that we could see dust coming out every time we moved. So all in all, not an enjoyable holiday for the group
Also worth noting is that the toilets are only accessible by an internal courtyard. No issue in Summer when it is warm but would be a deal breaker in Winter.
Kate was a very responsive host and easy to deal with.
Yellowsands does not have flyscreens, air conditioning, internet, tv or any normal conveniences. Apparently there is a washing machine under the house but we didn't venture down there after a large hairy tarantula ran across the window of the car having being parked in the driveway.. Bugs and mosquitoes are fellow tenants and there are spider webs inside the house. There are ancient mosquito nets available, but I did have visions of spiders somehow getting inside the sheets after the 12 cm tarantula experience! The kitchen smells and is not hygenic enough for any food preparation but ok for a cup of tea.
Kate was very pleasant and easy to communicate with.
The somewhat charming property is one step up from camping in that there are two toilets and a very basic shower/bath. Not for the faint hearted and certainly I would have left immediately if it were more than 4 nights I had planned to stay there with my family.
The very least of the accommodations I have come across on air bnb, especially considering we paid $350 per night!
This older style intriguing house was clean and comfortable, a short stroll to the beach. We all just loved it. Old world charm. we will come again. The central courtyard was great for the kids to play safely and close by.
It's a beautiful house with everything we needed. We came up with a small group of friends and had a really lovely weekend. We look forward to many more stays at Yellowsands.
Lovely old home close to everything. The house had everything we needed .
Kate and her family's beach house at Wamberal is absolutely beautiful. The house dates back to the early 1900s so has a charm and personality of its own. The house has a great set up with lots of rooms and a very useful courtyard in the middle of the house for having a drink or outdoor dining. The location is perfect as it is situated only a short hour and a half from Sydney and is very close to a great and quiet beach. The beach itself is great for surfers, but there is also the lagoon to swim in for kids or people who don't take to waves so well! Kate was very kind and helpful as a host. She was very easy to get in touch with and fast to answer any queries. All in all a perfect stay and we would love to go back again! I would def recommended staying at yellow sands house, great for a relaxing, peaceful family or group of friends getaway. Not so good for those who like holidays in modern houses equipped with TV/Internet/dishwasher etc amenities.
It was a pleasure to meet Kate, Ella and Len, very easy, very harmonious, and i learned a bit more about Australia ! Dudi was happy too. Manuela
It was a pleasure meeting Kate and her husband Len, they are both very kind and pleasant and I knew the apartment was in great hands when I met them. They are very easy to communicate with and left the apartment in great condition. I would recommend them to any other hosts and would love to host again the next time they are in town.
Kate & Len are a lovely couple, polite, clean and I really enjoyed spending time with them.
Lovely guests, friendly, tidy, quiet & respectful. Would definitely recommend & welcome back!.
Great guests, Thank you.
Great Guests. Friendly, nice and uncomplicated.
Guests should be like this.
Kate was a great guest. Clearly communicated when a problem in the apartment arose.