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Small but beautifully formed, Mum's House…
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Wheel-chair access (but note that shower…
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The lovely Rainbow Lorikeets have been…
Cockie complaining that lorikeet has taken
View of the 2 houses on the same property.
Room for the dog too (but no dogs allowed…
One of the visiting Rainbow Lorikeets…
"Mum's House" montage
French doors from back bedroom opening…
Back of "Mum's House", showing mural on…
Back bedroom with 2 single beds, large…
Back bedroom showing blinds pulled across,
Back bedroom, blinds drawn
Kitchen and dining area of principal room
Entertainment area of principal room; note
Lounge area of principal room; note 2 pair
Tourist Tips Table - 4 folders of…
Single bed in front bedroom, wardrobe and…
Laundry, in front bedroom
Shower and toilet in bathroom; shower…
Looking down hall to front door; note desk
Our local park
Sydney Olympic Park is just a few…
Our famous Sydney Opera House, Sydney…
Picture of Snowy, drawn by Kayia
Memories of Mum
Cockie on the canopy of the swing lounge
Minimum booking cost is one week.
Architecturally-designed, small 2-bedroom house (no smoking inside). Three single beds - brand new in August '12 (+ very comfortable single sofa bed with 4" spring mattress in the lounge room if there is a fourth person - $35 p.n. extra. However, please note that this extra applies for a 4th person even if the sofa bed is not used, e.g., if a portacot is used for a baby.). Reverse cycle air con/heating, gas heater and ceiling fans. Polished timber floors throughout.
All utilities. Fully-furnished with complete gas stove, microwave, refrigerator, washing machine, 32" digital T.V., VCR, DVD, radio, dining table & 4 chairs, sofa, cookware, iron and ironing board, crockery and cutlery, hairdryer, and clothes airer. Universal adapter available from landlady on request.
Mini Stereo (plays CDs, audio tapes and radio). Moveable, if you like, out of the way of toddlers and teen-agers!
AND NOW Wi-Fi! - with your own laptop.(Sorry, doesn't work with an iPhone or iPad.) Just $10 p.w. extra.
The bathroom has shower, sink and toilet, and excellent railings for safe holding.
There is lots of wardrobe and drawer space in both bedrooms. All bed linen, blankets and towels are provided (with electric blankets in season) - in fact, everything that may be needed for a short, comfortable stay is here. (While some complimentary items will get you started, you need to supply your own consumable goods like shampoo, soap, etc.)
Lighting is excellent throughout the house and surrounds, and window coverings afford total privacy. Vertical blinds cover the glass doors in the lounge and main bedroom, both of which lead out to small decks. In the safe, fenced garden are a table with overhead sun umbrella and chairs, and swing lounge. Also, there is a well-lit BBQ area plus a shared clothes line.
Parking: There is always space to park your vehicle on the street in front of the property. (Speak to the owner if on-street parking would be a problem for you.)
The owner lives across the courtyard, and is happy to provide sightseeing advice. We have an extensive collection of brochures about favourite Sydney and NSW tourist spots. We also supply telephone and street directories plus transport schedules for our guests' use.
This is a cosmopolitan area, with shopping nearby (Coles, Woolworths, Aldi in suburbs close by, and local Asian shops) and public transport is just 5 minutes away. There is a pretty 'chain of parks' close by for your morning walk or run.
Lowest tariff is $798 pw, highest is $1008 ( Christmas '14)
pw. Cheques, direct deposit and PayPal (only for overseas guests) accepted for deposit.
(Make contact for tariffs up to July 2015.)
MINIMUM BOOKING IS 1 WEEK.
IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN WHAT FORMER RESIDENTS HAVE HAD TO SAY ABOUT "MUM'S HOUSE", READ ON!
TALES FROM THE GUEST BOOK
It was so beautiful to wake up and have brekkie outside in the courtyard with the wild bird life, play with JoJo and chat to you. Each day has been an adventure with my kids.
L.,G., E., & J. W., Wagga Wagga, 10/13
It was so convenient to be so close to Homebush (Bay) and to be able to cook meals at night during our hectic tennis schedule.
A.M. & G. R., Melbourne, 9/13
We especially liked the quirky features Mum's House has to offer but also breakfast with the birds, the possum on the roof and of course early morning cuddles with JoJo! Mum's House has enhanced our visit to Sydney and created a memory that will be special to us all!
M. E. A. & C. R., U.K., 8/13
My sister Beth and I stayed here for 2 weeks...We both felt the presence of your Mother in "Mum's House". My daughter...visited several times and Amelia who is two, loves Mum's House.
R & B Hayes, U.K., 9/13
This was our first visit to Sydney and we couldn't be happier with our decision to stay at "Mum's house". Uniquely Sydney with loads of local character, Anna has done an amazing job adding interest and colour with a varied collection of art works and ornaments. I especially like the charming portrait of the "Mum" of "Mum's House".
C. & J. O., W.A., 5/13
What a perfect place for a small family with a 2-yr. old. We felt like visiting an old friend rather than as tourists. I. & V. V., K. & V.P. Finland, 4/13
We came as a family of four trying out our first time "home" stay at "Mum's House". We were intrigued by the history of how the house was built and how the house is decorated. The shape of the house is very interesting and all the places and angles are properly thought out....
My husband commented staying in a house proved so much better than staying in a hotel many times. The kids could run around the house from room to room, run in the garden, feed the birds, water the plants, play games on a spacious living room floor and most of all had a great experience sleeping on a foldable couch....
We will most definitely stay here, making certain we book early for our next trip.
A., A., T. & H. M., Malaysia, 12/12
Our group of four ladies from Central Queensland came down to volunteer for the S.K.I.F. World Championships (karate) at Olympic Park. Your little house was very comfortable...and very convenient with the train station so close.
L.B., B.R., M.M. & L.C., Moura, Qld., 11/12
With your wonderful brochures, tips from other travellers, and your notebooks crammed with information, we never had to worry about what to do. The challenge was always how to select just one or two per day, and not try to do everything! We have found Sydneysiders, and all Australians for that matter, to be the kindest and most helpful people we have ever met - an opinion that we have found agreement with from other tourists we have met.
Best of all, we could always come "home" to Mum's House to take a hot shower and fix a meal of comfort food or bring in tasty delights from the local Asian restaurants. All the while, we are being entertained by the hyperactive lorikeets or the elegant cockatoo in "our" feeders. It was actually a treat to one day come back early to wash our clothes and hang them to dry in the warm sun.
J & F S., Battle Creek, Michigan, 9/12
Coming to Brisbane and Sydney to celebrate my 85th birthday with two of my families has been a great experience.
We are grateful for the lend of (Eva's) wheelchair which enabled us to get onto board walks in the Blue Mountains, a journey into the heart of Sydney and last of all to Botany Bay.... It has been a very mobility friendly place to stay (with Mum).
C. & D. L. & M.M., Wellington, N.Z., 9/12
We loved watching the birds every morning and "Mum's House" was so comfortable. Wishing you the best for the future and would love to stay again on our next trip to Sydney.
Lotsa love and wishes from your first Darwin Family - and your first Indigenous family.
S., R., T. & G. D., Bakewell, N.T., 7/12
Thank you for this little haven during our visit to Sydney for the Hillsong Conference. We were amazed that you seem to have thought of EVERYTHING for our comfort and convenience!!
We left home at around 8 am each morning and were not home before 9.30 pm, so we'd come back, pop the heater on, and were warm within 5 min. Thank you also for your info on local restaurants, as that also was valuable.
Photos were interesting, I spent a lot of time trying to guess the history behind each one, and piece together "Mum's" personality and interests.
We will certainly be back next year - thank you once again.
Gorgeous gorgeous little place!
M. S. M. & E. B., Victoria, 7/12
"Mum's House" is a lovely "homely" place to stay...Close to Olympic Park - took me 30 min. by train door to door. D.S., Christchurch, N.Z., 4/12
Jim and I have ...gone everywhere and seen just beautiful sights! We have loved being able to cook our own meals and not have to eat out all the time.
We have used the trains, ferries and buses. Sydney's public transportation is SO easy to use and convenient!
Our daily alarm clock will be missed when we get home. The birds are amazing!
T. & J. T., Tampa, Florida, 2/12
Having been in a campervan for 3 months it was just what we needed - a comfortable, homely place to relax, and yet we still managed to explore some of the delights that Sydney has to offer.
J., T. & M. G., Lancashire, U.K., 1/12
Seeing a different country from a hotel room is never as good as staying in a home, for that's how I felt about my stay. I called it going home every night. It's good I took so many pictures of ..the birds..; I can't believe I saw such beautiful (exotic) creatures outside every morning.
I do hope I can come back again, maybe bring my daughter, as I know she would love to come.
B.B. & J.M., Winona & Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 12/11
I found "Mum's House" through Trip Advisor; since then the kids were looking forward to staying here... We will never forget Sydney, partly because of "Mum's House", you and Snowy, the dog. It is our wish that "Mum's House" will continue to provide a delightful stay for people around the world.
A. K. R. & M. L., Loma Linda, Calif., 11/11
Thanks for a wonderful stay at "Mum's House". You have it so well appointed, I wanted for nothing!! Whilst it was a frenzied stay during the National Alpaca Show where I was working my trade display stand for 12 hours per day, I was able to easily relax and what a great place to retreat from the madness over in 'the precinct', is "Mum's House".
All...the little touches are noticed and made the difference!!
M.I., Kempsey, 10/11
Homebush West is approx. 15 km. west of the City and 3 km. from the Sydney Olympic Park at Homebush.
Our railway station is Flemington, less than 500 m away, just a 5-minute walk from "Mum's House". Trains run frequently, and it takes 30 minutes to get to the Harbour - $6.00 offpeak return adult fare, $3.00 for children. (Also, 7 buses a day run to and from the station, if you don't fancy the Flemington station steps; they will take you to Strathfield where there are ramps and lifts to the platform.)
We're about 10 minutes by private transport from the Olympic Park, or you can walk it in 30 brisk minutes! (In 2008, 3 wheelchair racers staying at "Mum's House" wheeled back and forth daily!) Or take the train one station west then change to the Sprint train for a short ride to Olympic Park.
We're just 2 stations from Strathfield, a central interchange, from where 1000 trains a day will take you to just about anywhere in NSW.
If you can drive to Homebush Bay Wharf, the Rivercat ferry commute to the City is quite magical. (Or take the train to Parramatta and catch the same ferry from there.)
"Mum's House" is about a 25-minute, $60. drive from the International Airport by taxi (about $65 from Domestic), or if just one person is travelling with little luggage, a $17.30 train ride is a viable option. If using the train, you could take it to Strathfield where there is a taxi rank, and the cab fare will be about $13. This avoids having to carry your luggage up and down the stairs at Flemington. (Cabs add 20% to the fare for travel between 10 pm and 6 am.)
Some indicative public transport fares (return, adult, offpeak; children under 4 are free, over 4 up to 16 are approx. half):
Flemo - all City stations (Central, Museum, St. James, Town Hall, Circular Quay)-$6.00
Flemo - Olympic Park $4.80(wkly - $27.)
Flemo - Parramatta - $4.80 ($3.60 single)
Flemo - Bondi Beach - $11.20(includes bus)
Flemo - Manly - $20.40(includes ferry)
Parramatta - Circular Quay (by Rivercat) - $5.80 (one-way, any time)
Homebush Bay - Circular Quay (by Rivercat) - $5.80
(one-way, any time)
There are several attractive low-cost fare schemes (eg, $52 weekly MyMulti2 that covers trains, buses, ferries within the area you're most likely to use; $61 for MyMulti3 includes the Blue Mountains) depending on the time frame and geography of travel you wish to undertake. Family Funday Sunday - $2.50 per person for all day travel on CityRail, Sydney Buses, Sydney Ferries and participating private bus companies. Available every Sunday, when a minimum of one adult and one child related by family are travelling together. There is also a MyMulti Day Pass for $22, covering trains, buses and ferries.
OLDER TALES FROM THE GUESTBOOK
What a blessed time of refreshment we had here at the abounding oasis of Mum's House. The lorikeets, the sensitive mural, wind chimes and abundant flowers charmed us into backyard picnics and barbecues. The delightful house provided a restful atmosphere - whether we were busy with ministry or had a day to explore the nearby market or ride the nearby train to the "White Rabbit" Gallery you recommended, we looked forward to coming "home" to Mum's House.
E. & A. Eckart, 10/11, New York
Thank you for your wonderful set-up, you have provided many extras in the unit that we have not encountered in other accommodation. We were amazed at traffic delays while driving during peak periods. We would strongly encourage travel as much as possible by public transport (either by train from Flemington or by River Cat from Olympic Park, if you can drive there). A trip to Flemington (Sydney) Markets is a must for people who like their fresh fruit & vegetables. We found Homebush West very central for accommodation as it is easily accessible to most parts of Sydney.
A. & K.G., Gold Coast, 9/11
16 years ago we spent 6 months..in this beautiful country..and now we are connecting the dots. Thanks for all your advice; it was very helpful. We went EVERYWHERE on the ferries, buses and trains. We all slept like babies!
Gracias por recibirmos en Mum's House, esta vista quedara grabada para siempre en nuestras memorias y tambien en nuestros corazones.
G.M.M. & A. B-M, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, 8/11
We needed a home for 6 weeks whilst we waited until we could move into our new home. A special spot was needed for 2 adults and their four-legged furry "baby". Lucky for us - we found "Mum's House". We are so grateful for the care, love and time that was lavished on our much spoilt little dog. It has been the wettest July for 61 years!!!but all three of us have been warm, dry and very, very cozy. (One of them - guess which one - in Anna's house!)
J. & I. N., Kings Langley, 7/11
For the past weeks we stayed with you, it was excellent. Anna, you are very supportive and thank you very much for looking after us. Your kindness and hospitality is great. We will be back next year.
R.K. & J.A., Singapore, 3/11
The location was perfect - only 5 min. from the Olympic park where we attended the Sydney Salsa Congress. We had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable.
N.G., A.C. & P.J. Mount Seaview, NSW. 2/11
Thank you for a great stay at "Mum's House". The location was very close to 'Walk on', a program at the University of Sydney Lidcombe. We found the house had everything we needed and was great for Rod who is in a wheelchair as he is a paraplegic.
R. D. & R. W., Cockatoo, Vic., 8/10
Thank you very much for your hospitality. We love Sydney and all enjoyed our stay. Mom says she really liked how easy it was to get around and Zoe adds that she loved Luna Park and wants to move to Sydney. The birds at your house are lovely and we particularly enjoyed feeding them. Thank you also for your great tourist suggestions!
B. & I. B., Auckland, N.Z., 7/10
"Mum's House" is a friendly haven when away from home - and the parrots and the possum on the roof certainly made us truly feel at home!
O. & C.H., Adelaide Hills, S.A., 4/10
What a beautiful cottage you have, all of your homely touches have made our holiday something to remember.....Our reason we came was to enjoy the last AC/DC tour that will ever be performed......We did all the tourist things like the Sydney Tower & Skywalk, Aquarium, Hyde Park War Memorial, all the ferries to various points in Sydney, Bridgeclimb, afternoon tea at the Lindt Cafe (yummy) at the Cockle Wharf, monorail, Bondi Beach. All recommended.
K-A. E. & R.H., Upper Mount Gravatt, Qld., 2/10
Anna - it has all been said before by a roll call of appreciative guests but that does not in any way diminish the quality of the experience. Your "Mum's House" is delightful with its wonderfully quirky ceiling angles and interesting spaces and her diverse collection of artwork, so thoughtfully displayed, and excellent selection of reading material.
A. & C. C., & P.S., Caerleon, South Wales, U.K. and Hobart, Tas., 1/10
A cozy cottage, a charming hostess, a Canadian accent, clean, convenient, comfortable - "Mum's House" was a delight. Thank you for the travel tips. We enjoyed the cockatoo and the lorikeets. Soon it's home to -8 C & snow, snow, snow! Wish we could stay here instead! Au revoir!
J. & B. B., Toronto, Canada, 1/10
Thanks for providing us with a great place to stay over the Christmas and New Year period. Location was great with Strathfield and Olympic Park on either side, and just a short train ride away from the city centre.
Facilities were great (no need for the alarm clocks, with the birds!) and the mural added to the charm of the garden!
R.W., B.L., S.T., County Cork, Ireland, 12/09
We all have enjoyed the time here a lot - the house with its charm and comfort, the garden with all its beauty, the birds, the shadow from the trees, your wonderful unique mural, the swing, the little pool and everything for the children...
N & J were so happy, when they saw you coming with the bird-seeds and you let them help you feeding the birds. ...It touched my heart to meet you (and your family through the pictures).
A. A. N. & J. H., Switzerland, 12/09
Thank you for having a wonderful place to stay. A bit of paradise in an urban jungle. Being so close to Acer Arena was perfect. P.S. Sammy is currently leading the competition, he's got a good chance of winning. Not bad for a 12 1/2 yr. old poodle.
(Editor's note - AND HE WON)
A.G. & Sammy, Uralla, 11/09
The Sydney Olympic Park at Homebush was the site of the 2000 Olympics, and now is a hub for many sporting, and other, events. There are 2 stadiums, the marvellous Sydney Olympic Aquatic Centre (you'll never get the children out of there!), the very busy Sydney Olympic Sports Centre, and the lovely Bicentennial Park, home to thousands of migratory birds, the Golden Orb Spider and other fascinating, harmless Australian wildlife. You can rent bikes (& helmets) there as well.
Go to the Sydney Olympic Park's web (see Local Knowledge) site to see what events are taking place at the Athletic Centre, the Golf Centre, the Sports Hall, the Tennis Centre, and the myriad other venues.
We're just 2 minutes' walk from the Hudson Park Golf Course, an 18-hole, par 60 accredited course, or 5 minutes' drive from Strathfield Golf Club, which is par 71.
The new 38-lane AMF bowling centre is 5 minutes away.
Rosehill Race Track is a 15-minute drive away, while shopping centres, cinemas, and houses of worship are within 15 minutes' transport.
Cook's River Cycleway, Rookwood Necropolis (one of the best surviving examples of a Victorian cemetery in the world), and Paddy's Flemington Markets are all nearby.
One of Sydney's biggest and best clothing/homewares disposal complexes, Direct Factory Outlet (DFO), is near Olympic Park, and can be reached by car or bus. The flashy new Rhodes Shopping Centre, with the biggest IKEA in the Southern Hemisphere, is just a 5-minute drive away.
Homebush West has many well-frequented Chinese/Vietnamese restaurants and a bottle shop. Just 2 suburbs west (but with a change of trains) is wonderful Turkish food, and 1 suburb east are Sri Lankan and Indian restaurants.
Amazingly, considering the low tariff and comfortable accommodation, we're no more than 30 minutes from Sydney's downtown, with all its exciting sights and events, like the Opera House and the Harbour.
AND EVEN OLDER TALES FROM THE GUESTBOOK - OLDIES BUT GOODIES!
Thank you so much for allowing me to work at "Mum's House". It allowed me to provide a service to Sydney families in exactly the same way as I do in Brisbane. Everyone commented on your delightful setting. Staying here was a true treat. After my day in the City coming back here was just like coming home.
M.H., Brisbane, 5/09
Our visit was a little bit different, as we were staying whilst our own house in Sydney was being renovated - to be made wheelchair accessible for my husband. You provided a wooden ramp to enable G. to access "Mum's House" in his wheelchair. You also have a shower chair available to assist in the shower if required. You were wonderful to our dog Riley, even providing a dog's kennel for him to sleep in. Thank you for celebrating my birthday with us. Very best wishes for 2009.
G.& D.S. & Riley the dog, Sydney, 12/08
Thank you for everything, Anna, especially the Snakes 'n Ladders and Scrabble for our Emily, and the fireguard too. Just lovely. The house is so great for families, we imagine you'll be having some visitors from our many families!
K. A. E. & O. B., Queenstown, N.Z., 8/08
We enjoyed "Mum's House" immensely. It was perfectly suited to our needs. You provided everything anyone could want and more. The pictures of family added a homey touch. We also appreciated the proximity to Flemington Station connecting wherever we wanted to go with frequent schedules and reasonable fares.
Bill is going to miss 'his' birds. First thing every morning he made sure there was seed and water and they provided great pleasure.
B. & B. H., London, Canada, 5/08
(From my English cousin) An unforgettable time! We always think of this house as Eva's and so it has happy memories of the visits we had to see you here. What a fabulous guest home you have made it and how comfortable we have been. We have 'done' most of the Sydney hotspots (previously) so this time we welcomed the chance to explore the local area - a trip round the Newington Armory, a BBQ down by the river, the Japanese Gardens in Auburn (beautiful in Spring!), a night out listening to folk music, going to see the Ashfield mural, Paddy's Market, Yum Chau in Burwood.
J.F. & E. B., Derbyshire, U.K., 8/07
Thank you so much for your kind hospitality. "Mum's House" was perfect for our 4 weeks of work experience at Auburn Hospitals. It was wonderful to have a place where we felt at home, and the helpful hints from a local came in very handy. Thanks again.
L. & A. M. & N.B., Newcastle, NSW, 7/07
Thank you so much for your hospitality during our week in Sydney. "Mum's House" was wonderful, giving we three pastors a taste of the homes we were away from. Blessings.
R. & S. R-B., & R.S., Banks, ACT, 6/07
We had already become fast friends through e-mail, before we ever met you. There is such a wealth of information on Sydney in "Mum's House". You have organised it so well everything is easily accessed.
Following your advice, we took advantage of a Day Tripper to take a train to Parramatta, where we boarded the Rivercat for an hour's sail up the river to Sydney. It was magical.
We will recommend "Mum's House" to anyone wanting to spend time in Sydney. The location is convenient, the area safe, and it is so affordable. Being able to enjoy the garden and the colourful birds, listening to the lovely classical music station is so different from being in a hotel.
I. & M. Y., Grand Bend, Canada, 2/07
We had enjoyable stay here during our first week of Australia. "Mum's House" is very beautiful, quiet and peaceful place. Thank you for everything, especially for your hospitality and for being so helpful.
D. & O. E., Russia, 2/07
(From my English brother) Sydney has to be one of the most exciting and beautiful cities in the world. Christmas Day on the beach (our first ever), Boxing Day on the Harbour (a thrill to be among so many at the start of the Sydney-Hobart Race), a trip to the Royal National Park (with its close proximity to the sprawling urban area of Sydney), the peaceful (pefectly located) Botanical Gardens. This country has amazing diversity of terrain. The animal and plant life are so interesting and the birds alone are to 'die for'. Anna's garden offers both visible and audible delights especially for us 'Poms'.
D.W. & S. L., London, U.K., 12/06
After a disastrous holiday with the grandchildren at Bateman's Bay due to homesickness, "Mum's House' has proven to be the ideal compromise - 7 minutes from home and easy visits from Mum & Dad. We have been out every day, the house is conveniently located and Sydney public transport has been excellent. The children enjoyed their stay, loved the birds, the quoits, the darts and the children's books.
M. J. E. & R. C., Melbourne & Concord West, 5/06
"Mum's House" - an oasis of tranquility and calm that is more than just holiday accommodation, it is a home.
A home that has been lovingly put together by Anna and Jim who, like almost everyone we have met in Sydney, make you feel so welcome.
I do not see how you can fail to love "Mum's House", Sydney and Australia. We cannot wait to return. Many thanks.
D. C. & C. C., England & Scotland, 1/06
Due to the weather (rain, rain and more rain) we have got to know this great little cottage like the back of our hand. We came here for a tennis tournament and we left Monopoly champions. Waking up to the birds each morning made it feel a little like home, except I have sheep. That's sort of similar, isn't it???
Your tennis tenants - E & C. F. & P.E., South Island, N.Z. & Melbourne, 11/05
Many thanks to Anna & Jim for providing this wonderful little place to stay that is so convenient as well. Thanks also for leaving the light on each night for us!
The resources left by previous visitors (i.e., brochures, menus, food, etc.) were all very handy to us.
Hope to visit again next time we are in Sydney - we'll be sure to book early!
G.L. & N.T., Perth, W.A., 8/05
Each night after our many train trips, we would alight at Flemington Station, look at each other, and say "isn't it lovely to be 'home'"? That, I think, says it all regarding our accommodation.
M.J. B. & P. B., Vic., W.A., & Qld., 9/03
We thought a guest book would be a perfect addition to the suite, and are excited to be the first to say how great it was to stay here. Although we are so looking forward to going home, we have many fond memories of our Ozzie adventure. Good luck with future rentals - I'm sure they'll feel as at home as we did.
R.H. & P.J., Vancouver, 1/03
I travelled to Sydney with my husband, 3 month old daughter, and 4 year old black Labrador for 10 days. We decided to stay at Mums House due to it being advertised as pet friendly, and the close proximity of Sydney Olympic Park (where my husband was working for the duration). The property was well secured with a lovely yard for my dog to frolick in. Anna was an amazing host and very fond of dogs as well! My dog thoroughly enjoyed the grass, lazing on the back porch in the sun, and chasing away the visiting birds - who eventually got used to her and were not fazed. Walk in the right direction and there's a great walking trail that meanders along a man made creek, has a playground, and plenty of open space. Anna was very accommodating - letting our dog sleep in her back porch area at. Isn't to stay out of the cold... And she also did not mind that we rearranged some of the furniture to use a different 'front door' which could fit the pram in better. I would definitely recommend Mums House as a pet friendly place to stay - we hope to be back!0 people found this review to be helpful. 0 people found this review to not be helpful.
The stay a Mum's House was exactly what we were looking for; a place big enough for 4 of us, walking distance to Olympic Stadium (45 minutes), somewhere to cook and prepare our own food,and a place we could go and come as we please. The seminar we attended finished at midnight each evening and we felt safe enough to walk home and didn't experience any mishaps. The trains were available as a backup if it rained. The 5 minute walk to the train station was a breeze for our trips into the CBD and at 4:15 AM so we could catch a train to the airport on our departure day. I recommend this rather than take a taxi as it was so easy. Anna was a wonderful host and even took us shopping on our first night so we had food for our diabetic daughter. I highly recommend Mum's House.0 people found this review to be helpful. 0 people found this review to not be helpful.
We chose this property as it was the closest to our home and most convieniant to get to and from (we live in Concord), to accomadate my Auntie and Uncle when they csme to visit from the U.K. To say this property is perfect is an understatement. It is set in the back of the property in the large recently landscaped garden, which is wonderfully serene. The property itself was perfect, with all the mod cons (flatscreen tv, aircon etc) and very clean. Its got a lovely homely feel, so its not like staying in a non-discript hotel. You can really relax here. It is also perfect for the train to the city, just 5 minutes away. you can get into the city on the train in under 30 minutes which is great. This is a really cost effective way of staying in Sydney and I can really recommend this. There is parking outside the property, so you dont have to pay the hugely inflated car park prices in the city. This is a great property and we really look forward to hosting are family there in future, thanks Anna0 people found this review to be helpful. 0 people found this review to not be helpful.
My family stayed at Mum���s place from 16th Dec to 28th Dec12 a total of 12days. The house was located in a backyard with a garden that has space for grass, bushes and trees. The house with a unique design proved to be interesting for our two younger kids aged 9 and 6 years old to play around. With 3 single beds and a sofa bed, each of us in the family had a bed to our own. We found that the kids enjoyed their stay as they could roam around and even had an opportunity to feed the visiting cockatoo, lorikeets and pigeon which proved to be fun. Running around with the watering cans and the hose to water the plants and shrubs was ���fun time��� for the kids too. Mum���s house is about a 15minute walk to the nearest train station and with a weekly pass, our family made visits to Taronga Zoo, Sydney Aquarium, Darling Harbour, the Rocks and a few other locations on different days for a small travelling fee. We definitely enjoyed our selves more as a family staying at Mum���s house rather than in a hotel that would have been very restrictive for the kids. On Christmas day, we managed to have our extended family over and using the stove that was available, we managed to even prepare a good meal that everyone enjoyed in a cozy home setting. We highly recommend any family with young kids to consider the easy option of renting Mum���s house as a plus option when considering accommodation for a holiday in Sydney.0 people found this review to be helpful. 0 people found this review to not be helpful.
I loved staying here. The place has character. Anna is a kind lovely person. Snowy dog is no longer there but hewas a bonus. I totally recommend this place and will return!0 people found this review to be helpful. 0 people found this review to not be helpful.
Our family stayed at 'Mums House' recently for one week. We were greeted with a lovely welcome upon arrival from Anna and Snowy the little dog. Our 'home away from home' was set amonst a lovely garden which various birds came to visit. It was well equipped with all the comforts including, a great washing machine which was a blessing! The location was very quiet and handy to the train station. Nearby is Olympic Park, which is home to Monster Skate Park where hubby and son frequently visited. Thank you again Anna for your wonderful hospitality. We hope to visit again.0 people found this review to be helpful. 0 people found this review to not be helpful.
Dear Anna, thank you for let us to have "Mum's House" like OUR HOME when my parents (75yrs) and I in Sydney for 8 nights. We all love it, it's so cute and handy to take a train around Sydney - north to Newcastle, south to Kiama, west to Blue Mountains and so on... I past your card to one of my mum's friend, they might go Sydney for holiday soon, and I wiil come to see you with my daughter and husband too.Thanks again and take care.Mei, October 20110 people found this review to be helpful. 0 people found this review to not be helpful.
Wow! Mum's House is so very cute and has all the comforts of home! I found that it is central to everything - shops, trains, sightseeing and of course, Acer Arena where I recently saw the Eagles Concert.My must do's are: The Rocks markets on a Saturday & Sunday with a vast array of good quality items and various types of international cuisine which are very popular and a must try! The Botanical Gardens are beautiful at the moment after the recent rains. The best value James Cook cruise is the Middle Harbour Coffee Cruise which runs twice daily and has morning/afternoon tea with commentary. It's a fantastic way of seeing the Sydney Harbour taking 2 hrs.Lastly visit the First Emperor exhibit in the Sydney Art Gallery. China's entombed warriors are here until 13 March, 2011. Cost $20 single, $15 concession, Art Gallery free. Well worth seeing!Thank you Anna for your wonderful hospitality, generosity and thoughtfulness.Sheree McCoombes0 people found this review to be helpful. 0 people found this review to not be helpful.
Airconditioning, Washing Machine
- BBQ well-lit at night
- Ceiling fans
- Cooking Facilities
- DVD player
- High chair
- Ironing Facilities
- Linen Supplied
- Morning wake-up calls from local birdlife
- Moveable TV tower
- Outdoor table & chairs & swing lounge
- Owner lives on property
- Shared use of fully fenced garden, and clothes line
- Single sofa bed for 4th person, in lounge area (extra $35 p.n.)
- Towels Supplied
- Washing Machine
- Wi-Fi ($10 p.w.)
Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner.
Prices listed based on 3 adults. Property has 4 beds and can sleep a maximum 4 people.
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