Our inner city home is in the leafy older suburb of O'Connor, Canberra, with unparalleled access to the city or the Australian National University by bus, walking or riding. We will accept single women or couples, or single parent with one child but sorry, no single men. To fit in with your travel needs, we have very flexible check in check out time.
Our home is a 2 story older style built in the 1950's but it is warm (or cool) and comfortable with quality furnishings in the room. The bed is double with quality linens and a heater or a fan in summer. There is a reading lamp on the bedside table. There is a desk and chair if you would like to sit and work on your laptop, or you can do this in bed of course. You are also welcome to take your breakfast tray up to your room to enjoy a warm relaxing breakfast.
You will have access to a shared bathroom that was totally renovated January 2017 used by myself and my daughter. The house has 2 toilets. We have a leafy front and back yard with nice spots to sit and read or study. There is an old iron bed we use as a day bed on the front balcony. Its nice to sit and sip tea there and watch the birds - even in winter this can be pleasant but not until about 11am!
You are welcome to use the kitchen if you would like to cook for yourself but you must also clean up after yourself.
Interaction with guests
A simple breakfast of tea, coffee, toast, spreads and cereals is included in the nightly fee - or, feel free to cook an egg. We can provide you with a home cooked evening meal if we are cooking that night, at a small cost of $10. Ask me if I am cooking or busy. If you are with us for several days you are welcome to use the kitchen to prepare your own food but also clean up after yourself. We have a quiet home and I tend to watch ABC TV in the evening and you are welcome to do that too. Otherwise, come and go as you please and pat the dogs as much as you want ... you can even take them for a walk if you are a dog lover and missing your own pet!
Other things to note
We have WiFi at home and so do the local cafes. Its lovely to sit sipping coffee and use the WiFi at O'Connor or Lyneham.
Please be respectful of our WiFi and don't use it for huge downloads.
There are stairs in the house and the bedrooms and bathroom are upstairs.
We have a big driveway so if you are driving you can park off street.
There is strictly no smoking inside the house. If you smoke outside you must not ash or put butts out on the ground. Please don't invite friends over without checking with us first - we see this accommodation as a quiet comfortable place to come and go relax and sleep while you visit or study in Canberra but at such a low cost it is not a party opportunity.
I am a teacher writer and editor. I am a contented soul who likes her own space but also likes to meet people. I love people when they are sensitive and not too noisy! (Geez that sounds cranky old womanish doesn't it?) I love reading, writing, philosophizing, drinking nice wine, swimming, walking, camping. I am a bit of a hippy at heart. I've traveled to the UK and Italy and I love that part of the world. As I teach English as a Second Language I want to travel again soon and teach English along the way.