Currently living in the beachside suburb of Newport in Sydney. Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.
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I love this house. Ken's hse is perfect! Love the surrounding;)
Stayed in Ken's apartment for a week with a group of friends and it was a fantastic experience. Response time was extremely quick and Ken was very helpful throughout the booking process and once we were at the apartment. It easily accommodated 4 of us with our own rooms and there was even space to have friends stay over. The balcony area was perfect for BBQ lunches with lovely views out to the beach. The kitchen was well stocked with cutlery and cooking equipment. It's a short drive or walk from the main street where you can find a supermarket and other shops and amenities so the location is brilliant. Couldn't have asked for a better first-time experience using AirBnB.
Sydney is a very expensive city especially for a big group. Ken and Janet's house was ideal cost wise for a family of seven adults. Although we rented a van, we took Ken's advice and opted for the bus as it was more convenient and removed the stress of driving into the city. Their house is perched high up on a hill and has a great view of Newport Beach. It is a steep walk up but very manageable. If you are on a tight budget, with a group of 6 or more adults and don't mind public transportation to visit Sydney, Ken and Janet's house is worth it's value. There are nice restaurants nearby and Palm Beach is only minutes away.
Ken was very prompt with responses and although we didn't get a chance to meet as he was out of town, his wife Janet met us on our arrival and Ken called to make sure everything was ok. They provided breakfast necessities such as bread, eggs and milk. The contents of their pantry was also kindly offered.
We had a great holiday in this house. I would give it 5 stars for the views and location, feeding the rainbow lorikeets each morning was great!
5 star welcome from a very hospitable Ken and Janet, and for the size of the property..it is ideal for a large family group.They even provided a cot.
3 stars for cleanliness as not pristine clean throughout.
Overall, a thoroughly enjoyable stay was had by all.
Ken was a very generous and kind host, waiting til late at night for us to arrive from the U.K,providing provisions for us to start our stay. The house is in a perfect location, with excellent views to the beach. With 8 family members staying together the house was large enough for us have plenty of space and the snooker table came in very handy for the boys when the weather was bad. A very well equipped large family home. Ken responded almost immediately to all my enquiries.
We were a family of seven travelling and Ken's place fits the requirement for our stay from 13 - 18 (website hidden) we were expected to arrive close to midnight, Ken gave directions for us to get the keys and also provided food essentials to quench our hunger after a long flight from Malaysia.
The house was way over our expectation. It's got a million dollar view from the run of the house balcony, a kitchen equipped with everything you might need, large lounge spaces, 3 flat panel TVs, a pool table, rooms that are well decorated and comfy beds. Previous reviews had stated about the cleanliness but we find the whole house to be perfectly clean and tidy and have absolutely no complaints.
We had a great time with the parrots and cockatoos who were eating out of our hands at every breakfast on the balcony.(Mind you, these are wild birds). As we had a rental van, getting around was a great joy with the town centre just about two minutes away where the Coles supermart is opened from 7am-10pm.. We visited Ku-ringa, Blue mountains, downtown Sydney harbour bridge and opera house. As our trip to Australia will be incomplete without petting a koala or a kangaroo, we visited the Featherdale petting park and it made our day.
We were blessed with wonderful weather through out the stay. To anyone who is looking at this place, DON'T think twice. This place is simply FANTASTIC.
Our host, Ken, left the house completely to us and the only time that we saw each other was just for five minutes on our last day of stay.
This place is HIGHLY recommended and if we should ever return to Sydney, this is where we will stay and we hope that Ken will open it to us then.
Jackie's house is indeed a great location and a great price. We chose this place as one of the kids was playing in a local soccer tournament and we wanted to be close by and were on a budget and this was one of the best value places we could find. Although we didn't get to meet Jackie/Ken as we arrived late they were indeed great hosts, helpful when needed to be and respected our privacy throughout the duration of our stay. They communicated well and were very helpful with supplying us with an information pack about the local area for things to see/do which also included maps with supermarket locations and local shops and cafes. The house was very clean, convenient located and very importantly it was a great set up for kids. Even though the city is just a short drive away you still feel that you are away from it all. You get a really good sense of space with some fantastic scenery with many beautiful beaches nearby all within walking distance or easy to reach with public transportation. Being so close to the lake was very peaceful and relaxing and the huge backyard and free use of their pool was a big bonus!!!
The interior was not only beautifully decorated but well supplied with anything you would need for a short or longer stay.
This deal was excellent value for money and we would definitely stay there again if it is available on our next visit to Sydney.
Thank you again for a wonderful stay! Sean&Katja
We had such a great holiday st aging in Ken's place in Newport. The house was extremely spacious and comfortable and I loved the mixture of contemporary and beachside decor. The house had a lovely feel to it and every time we came back after our day trips out, if felt like coming home. The location was also great as we were not too far away from any of the main beaches and Sydney itself was only a bus trip away.I would totally recommend this house to anyone with a family or in a group, wanting to spend a relaxing holiday in Sydney. If we were ever to visit Sydney again on holiday, we would try to stay here again, as we enjoyed it so much.
It was a fantastic stay at the house..The house was warm (we went during winter) upon our arrival late at night and we all love the movie channels back to back... It was a good bonding time between my families.. The birds and parrots were chirping brightly every morning at the balcony.. We had great fun feeding them... It was an experience
Ken's house is fantastic - great location, heaps of room, close to a beautiful beach and easy to travel into the CBD. We had a great time and will definitely stay there again.
Ken is an absolute breath of fresh air. He's the sort of person you can sit down & have a deep & meaningful discussion with but without getting too heavy. In saying that he's completely independent and can take care of himself. As a guest he's thoroughly clean & tidy. The room was left exactly as he found it. We would have no hesitation in recommending him as a guest. And we hope to go to his airbnb place sometime in the future.
Thanks ken .pleased you enjoyed your stay come again
Ken was a great guy and super easy guest. I would host him again any time
Ken was an excellent guest, before he came we had good and timely communication, everything went smoothly.
Ken is a very friendly, polite, quiet and easy going person, a pleasure to talk to, with a good sense of humour and he left the house almost cleaner then it was before!
I definitely recommend him as a perfect guest, and I really liked
to host him.
I hope to see him again in Haarlem, he is always welcome at my place!
Nice guests, everything went well!
Ken and Janet were good fun to have as guest, easy-going and uncomplicated. They were well travelled and shared some interesting insights into other cultures they had experienced. Good communication before arrival - always makes things easier. Nice couple, a positive experience indeed. Welcome back anytime!
Ken stayed at my apartment few days. They were very friendly and cooperative guest.
The apartment was left neat and tidy
Definitily I can reccommended them
Ken and Jeannette were guests one could only wish for: friendly, responsible and very tidy. They left our place in such perfect order that hardly any housekeeping was required :-D
It was great to meet them.