In touch with Australian wildlife

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• 2 Bedrooms • 1 Bathroom
$ 480 Price per week
Room for Rent Type
2 Room Available
Partner Listing
Bus Stop, Train Station
Sydney, New South Wales

Property Description

Live a little, come to Hornsby, you will love Hornsby and Hornsby will love you and so will I when you stay at my place better than the overcrowded tourist hostels and you know not who is around you. Stay in a real home with great flora and fauna in an area with Australian bird and wildlife. If you live in the city and don't know what fresh air smells like, here is your chance. This Bed and Breakfast is a stand-alone house situated in an area with Australian bird and wildlife near to the Hornsby & Ku-ring-gai Hospital with free WiFi in the Westfield Shopping Centre with a huge food court and more restaurants, sushi bars, Cafes, etc. in the Hornsby Mall in a lovely garden and bushland setting with two rentable double bedrooms with built-in shelve storage and a sofa bed for one person; kitchen; shared bathroom toilet. Temperature controlled dual cycle air-condition for the hot and cold months. From Sydney Kingsford-Smith Airport, take the City Circle train to Wynward station, go to Platform 4 for train to Hornsby. In Hornsby station take the 575 bus to the house (about 8 mins). From the railway station, it is 5 mins by car, 8 minutes by bus (575) and 12 mins walk to the property. Silver Service Taxi is 24/7 from the station. There are nature parks, playgrounds, tennis courts, green bowls, ten pin bowling alley and swimming pool within walking distance. If you are interested in swimming, tennis, soccer, skateboard / scooter track, cricket, green bowls, ten pin bowling, martial arts (Aikido, Brazilian Jujitsu, Kendo, Taekwondo, Kendo, Wing Chun, etc.) , etc. this is where it is all happening at venues within half an hour from the property. Hornsby has the largest shopping centre in the northern region and is the transportation connecting hub to the North coast and beyond. The property is also less than an hour to the Hawkesbury RIver where fishing and oyster farming is prevalent. Bus 575 run to and from the city to Hornsby station twice an hour till 10:20pm to 11pm weekdays depending on the direction of travel. First bus to the railway station is 6:24am. Bus from house bus stop to Macquarie University is 45 mins. The Northern Line train from Hornsby station to Macquarie University is 15 mins and the Northern Line Express to University of Technology Science at Sydney Central via Epping and Strathfield is 45 mins. For those interested in bird life, they fly around daily. Wild turkey does occasional visits. Kookaburras and Cockatoos are common as are lorikeets but Sea eagles are infrequent. Blue toungue lizards visit the rocks to sunbathe during the summer months. For wildlife enthusiasts (bring torch): Bird watch during daylight, for owls night time. Possum watch starts around 8pm onwards throughout the night. Rabbit Watch starts 10pm - midnight. Wallaby watch starts 2am - 4am in the morning. WALKS Walking Trials – tall forest, sandstone outcrops, ponds, gullies, waterfalls Ku-Ring-Gai, Wildflower Garden –Bushwalking, kids adventure, food, feat, bush craft Free first Sunday Sound Wildflower Garden, 12 noon – 3pm live entertainment – jazz, rock, acoustics, etc. Wildflower Garden Park run – 5km route Ku-Ring-Gai Blue Gum Walk, Hornsby (12km) Sphinx, Warrimoo, Bobbin Head (9.6km) Bobbinhead Broadwalk (600m) Mt. Kuring-gai – Berowa (9.7km) MacQuarie Park – Thornleiigh (11.5k) Berowa - Mt Kuring-gai (9.4km) Benowie Walking Track Great North Walk Crosslands Trial, Hornsby Heights Carrs Bush, Galston Callicoma Walk, Cherrybrook DIRECTIONS FROM AIRPORT (Sydney Kingsford-Smith Airport to Hornsby 40 mins by Train) From the airport take the Circle Line to Wynyard, use the lifts or escalators to move upstairs to the top platform (Platform 4). Catch the North Shore Line to Hornsby train station then by taxi or bus 575 to the property behind the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital. Min. Booking is 4 nights. All VISITORS to the premises will need to sign the VISITORS GUEST BOOK No smoking, parties or pets is permitted on the property. Pay before you stay policy applies. Cash payment only, receipts given. Shoes are to be kept on the shoe rack to keep the place clean and tidy. Check-in Time: 7:00 - 10:00 pm; 12.00 am - 2:00 pm Checkout Time: 7:30 am - 10:00 am Other Pre-arranged Times: Please contact Host. Thank you. Additional rules - No shoes in the house except bedroom slippers - Not suitable for children from 0 - 7 years old and Old Aged Seniors due to number of steps to the front door. - All VISITORS to the premises will need to sign the VISITORS GUEST BOOK Hornsby Origins By Kevin Wong Date: 18 Jan 2019 The aboriginal people from Dharug who spoke the Ku-ring-gai language were the original people of the Hornsby Shire region living here and using the Hawkesbury River as a transportation medium for 15,000-20,000 years before English settlement in 1788.Some of these evidence can be seen from their engravings on the rocks in the vicinity. The suburb of Hornsby was named after Samuel Henry Horne (1798-1886) a migrant from Norwich, Norfolk in England who served in this northern district as a constable. In the time of his service the area was prone to attacks from bandits or what was locally known as bushrangers. In 1830, Samuel Horne and John Thorn, a fellow constable came to prominence when they tracked down and killed John Macnamara, the notorious bushranger who terrorised this region. As an appreciation for their services, Mr. Horne was promoted to senior constable of the district and they were given some land which Mr. Horne named as Hornsby Place from which the area’s name was derived and Mr. Thorn’s land came to be known as Thornleigh. In the early days, the Normanhurst region was one of plantations and orchards. The place that is now Hornsby was then known as Hornsby Junction, a transportation hub from Normanhurst to the northern 250 acres in Old Man’s Valley of Mr. Thomas Edward Higgins and to Mr. Solomon Wiseman’s ferry across the river to the north. In 1830, George Peat extended the Old Berowra Road to the Hawkesbury River at Peats Ferry now the old Pacific Highway and in 1886 the Hornsby Railway station was opened. Kevin's Guidebook Stay at Kevin's place Things to do in Sydney #1 Taronga Zoo Sydney #2 Bondi Beach Parks & NatureBeaches #3 Manly Beach Parks & NatureBeaches #4 Westfield Hornsby 236 Pacific Hwy Whether you travel by car, train, bus, taxi or walk, it couldn’t be easier to get to Westfield Hornsby. Located in Hornsby on the cusp of the North Shore, Westfield Hornsby is easily accessible to everyone. FREE WIFI. Over 350 stores and all the majors like David Jones, Myers, K-Mart, Coles, Woolworth, Aldi,Dan Murphys, Bing Lee, Reject Shop, Target, JB-HiFi, Jay-Jays, Lowes, Cinemas, Gameplay stations, etc. This has a great food court and over 35 eateries, fast food outlets ( KFC, MacDonald,etc.), Asian. Oriental and Mediterranean food Stalls, Cafes, sushi bars surrounding restaurants, wine bars, etc. #5 Koala Park Sanctuary Sydney 84 Castle Hill Rd #6 Hornsby RSL Club Drinks & NightlifeBars #7 Hornsby Aquatic and Leisure Centre The Hornsby Aquatic and Leisure Centre is a state-of-the-art facility. Some of its key features include: Heated eight lane 50 metre outdoor pool for lap swimming and water polo Outdoor seating. #8 Sydney #9 Hornsby Station Public Transportation #10 Hawkesbury River Marina Points of Interes Dangar Rd This is in an area that has fishing, BBQ picnic areas and breathtaking scenic views. Should not miss this great tourist spot. Boat and fishing gear hire. Great BBQ picnic spot. #11 Blue gum walk Parks Benowie Walking Track From tall, lush forest to rugged sandstone ridgetops, the Blue Gum Walk provides a diverse range of bushwalking experiences. The walk to Fishponds and the Ginger Meggs Loop sections are ideal for the beginner. #12 Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre Points of Interest 25 Edgeworth David Ave·Map Workshops and Talks Hornsby Art Society Demonstration Program Hornsby Art Society (HAS) demonstration nights are held in the Beatrice Taylor Hall (located behind the Wallarobba homestead). #13 ZONE BOWLING Hornsby 116-122 George St·Map·Hours·Website Only a short 5 minute walk from Hornsby Train Station, ZONE BOWLING has 24 bowling lanes, 22 arcades, tasty food and refreshing drinks ready for you! #14 Avis Hornsby Car and Truck Hire 126 Pacific Hwy·Map·Hours·Website #15 Thrifty Car & Truck Rental Hornsby #16 Hunter Valley Visitor Information Centre Art Galleries 455 Wine Country Dr Hunter Valley is the home of some of the most renown wine growing families from France, Portugal and the Mediterranean. This is where and how the grapes for the wine is cultivated and processed. After a few wine tasting glasses I am sure you will agree that they can certainly hold their own. These popular Australian International Award winning wineries can rival the very best in the world and so much cheaper. Great value for money. #17 Blue Mountains National Park #18 Australian Reptile Park Lot 69 Pacific Hwy #19 Edgeworth David Garden Parks 31 Northcote Rd Edgeworth David Community Garden Edgeworth David Garden launched on 30th October 2016, this community garden welcomes all residents to drop in and be inspired. #20 Hornsby Water Clock Points of Interest 236 Pacific Hwy·Map·Hours·Website #21 Bobbin Head Road From Turramurra: Enter the park from Bobbin Head Road, at North Turramurra. This is a good route to Bobbin Head and Appletree Bay. From Mt Colah/Asquith: Enter the park from Ku-ring-gai Chase Road. Room(s): 1. Double Room (Possum) with Shared bathroom For a quiet nice quite relaxing slumber this is a great room to occupy with no distractions. Capacity: 2 Rates: 480.00 Weekly / Monthly 2. Double Room (Wallaby) with Shared bathroom This room is bright and cheery, faces North-East-East and is prefect for colder winter nights. Capacity: 2 Rates: 480.00 Weekly / Monthly House Rules: Must conform to Governmental covid-19 guidelines Pay before you stay policy applies. Cash payment only, receipts given. All VISITORS to the premises will need to sign the VISITORS GUEST BOOK. No smoking, parties or pets on property. Quiet time from 10:00pm. Shoes are not worn in the house, only bedroom slippers. House rule, place shoes on the shoe rack. Not suitable for children from 0 - 7 years old and Old Aged Seniors due to 15 steps to the front door (see photo). Check-in Time: 7:00 - 10:00 pm; 12 noon - 2:00 pm Checkout Time: 7:30 am - 10:00 am Other Pre-arranged Times: Please contact Host. Thank you. Amenities: TV, Patio, Smoke Alarm, Garden, Parking Local Amenities: Tennis, Gym, Swimming, Library, Shopping Centre, Fishing, Local Bus Stop, Hospital, Park, Golf, Bowling, Cinema, Museum, Health Club, Restaurant, Local Train Station
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