10 Minutes from Darwin International Airport. Elevated home in Malak with a huge balcony overlooking the garden.
Bus service within 1 minute walking can take about 45 minutes to reach the city
** Please note I Amanda do not live here but I do visit sometimes :) **
Darwin local for 25+ years Mara has a wealth of knowledge of the area and a passion for sharing it. The huge balcony is a beautiful spot for relaxing with a glass of wine or beer and talking into the night.
**** Sometimes I may have extra people staying with us. Mostly in the dry season. Please check or notify me if you have an issue with this. The house is still not a party house during this time! ****
There are one snake on the premises! There is a black headed python under the house. You probably won't even see him He is not poisonous!!
**** We have two airbnb rooms online. you can book them both if available for a discount (just contact) otherwise there may be other guests staying the same time. If a social home stay is not to your liking I would recommend elsewhere ****
During the week we can't always be there to let you in until after four pm as we are working full time. However we try to be as flexible as possible. Just communicate!
You have full access to the house & kitchen. Wifi access is available to you. There is also a desktop PC you can use for short periods
We are a green house we try to conserve energy as much as possible and recycle recycle recycle!
We just have a few things to know about staying here.
Please note pretty much everything is flexible we just require notice to organise around.
As I work full time we ask that you do not use the
shower between 5:30am & 7am on weekdays. This is flexible, just discuss with us if you will require access during this time and we can coordinate!
You are more than welcome to use the washing machine. Powder needs to go on the left hand side, never stick anything in the middle it clogs the machine. Also when you are finished please switch to off and leave the door open to avoid mould. We prefer to do laundry on the weekend so ask you to use it only on weekdays. Again flexible by request!
Please do not touch the snakes without ourselves around. Snakes are serious escape artists. And one bites very painfully. (this one is
not flexible ;) )
After using the bathroom or toilet we would prefer the toilet seat down (it is a girl’s house after all) and the doors left open. Please don’t close the doors if no one is in there, Dampness can be a big problem in Darwin especially during the high humidity seasons.
After finishing in a room turn off lights and fans.
No point wasting resources!
Please be quiet after 10pm on weeknights.
You have full access to the kitchen we just ask that you clean up after yourself
If you are last out every door must be locked including the gates! Also lock the gates at night
Just note I have a 200GB download limit so excessive downloading (movies etc) could cost large amounts of extra money or shape my speeds to dial-up until the month contract ends. But there is allowance for a bit just ask me if you are worried the odd movie here and there won’t break
my limit! Also please keep downloading to after hours. After 10pm or during the day when none of us are home since it clogs the internet, Darwin does not have the best internet solutions.
There is a small plastic bin on the left hand of the sink for all compost waste. Only put organic waste in there that will break down in the garden (no meat or dairy) On the right hand side of the sink area on the ground
is a blue bucket for recyclable goods. Plastic bottles, paper, glass etc. The general waste bin is underneath the main sink. The two large bins downstairs red lid for general waste, yellow lid for recycling
I (Amanda) do not live at the residence. I do occasionally stop by but you might not see me. Mara(my mother) will be your host.
She can leave you alone or talk your ear off, it depends on you and what interactions you are comfortable with. During the week we work full time and have many night time commitments. Mara is social and friendly and will happily take you along to our own social events if available. In the dry season we head out to Kakadu & Litchfield most weekends if you are there at the right time we will invite you.
Amanda: Technical professional early 30s. Snake lover. Like life, food, people. Please note I do not live in the house, Mara does! I just manage the AIRBNB for her :)
Mara: (Amanda's Mother) A Scottish dancing teacher (proper Scottish certified she flew to Scotland and everything!) She likes other dancing too on Monday nights we have a dance school in the living room. She has a new york accent but is very Italian.