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Property type: House/Villa

  • Guests: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2 Bedroom breakdown
  • Bathrooms: 1

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Property ID: 8848



"Mum's House" is a comfortable, convenient affordable private house just a 5-minute walk from Flemington Station. It is situated in a garden shared with the landlady, who lives separately across the courtyard, and the beautiful local bird life. We are only 10 minutes from the Sydney Olympic Park and the Sydney Showground and, amazingly, considering the very reasonable tariff, a bare 30 minutes from Sydney Harbour.

32" flat screen digital T.V. Sofa bed with 4" inner spring mattress. There is also a DVD player, VCR, and a small stereo. There's a washing machine, full gas stove, reverse cycle air conditioning plus new gas heater, hairdryer, dishes, pots and pans, cutlery, etc. And if you can't find what you need in "Mum's House" , the landlady across the courtyard will have it, for sure! WiFi available - $10 p.w. extra.…

"Mum's House" is an architecturally-designed, small 2-bedroom house (no smoking inside). It was redecorated inside and the floors re-polished, in 2011, and the outside painted in 2012 - so we're looking great! Three single beds - brand new in August '12 - (+ single sofa bed in the lounge room. A fourth person, big or small, is $35 p.n. extra, even if in a portacot).
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.
Lighting is excellent throughout the house and surrounds, and well-maintained window coverings afford total privacy. Vertical blinds cover glass doors in the principal room and the back bedroom, which lead to small decks.

There is always space to park your vehicle on the street in front of the property, but our great advantage is our proximity to public transport. Homebush is approx. 15 km. west of the City and 3 km. from the Sydney Olympic Park and Sydney Showground.

Mum's House" is perfect for small families-groups who are attending events at Olympic Park, or who are coming from intrastate, interstate or overseas as tourists to Sydney. It's also in an ideal central location for newcomers needing a few weeks' accommodation while they job- and house-hunt.

We're about 10 minutes by private transport from the Olympic Park, or you can walk it in 30 brisk minutes! (We've even catered for wheelchair racers who wheeled from "Mum's House" to the Olympic Park.) Or take the train one station west then change to the Sprint train for a short ride to Olympic Park.
We're only 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.)

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 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 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 just 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.

Homebush West has many Chinese-Vietnamese restaurants, a Sri Lankan-Indian take-away, and a bottle shop. Two suburbs west (but with a change of trains) is wonderful Turkish food, and 1 suburb east are Sri Lankan and Indian restaurants.

Over the years we have accommodated many participants in events at the Sydney Olympic Park and the Sydney Showground. Further, international, interstate and intrastate tourists cannot believe their luck in finding such a comfortable and affordable house so close to the City. It is also an excellent venue for new-comers, as we're so central that it makes house-hunting and job-hunting a breeze.


What can we say...you are a star. Cottage very cute a home away from home. We had a wonderful stay with my brother from Darwin, Mum, Emz and me. Tip to anyone go to Chinese Gardens in Darling Harbour. Get dressed up in traditional costumes. Look and feel amazing!
Thank you for getting our washing in and drying them. Above and beyond service.
T.N., N.Z. 3-14

Many thanks for your hospitality, weve had a wonderful stay at Mums House and are sad to be leaving. Your help and kindness has helped make our stay in Sydney a memorable one.
D.O. & I.M., U.K., Dec. 13

(This) is a beautiful little house, so clean and comfortable with everything we could possibly need, a little haven of peace and tranquillity to come home to after a busy day sight-seeing. We really enjoyed the lovely garden and birds.
Thank-you Anna for telling us the interesting history of the house and for making us so welcome.
J. & A.J., Chesterfield, U.K., Mar.13

Not just Mum's House - Mum's Gallery, Mum's Library and Mum's Museum, with Mum to boot! Would have loved more time to appreciate it - had too much sleep to catch up on.
N. & J.M., Melbourne, 1-11

Mum's Place was lovely and in an ideal location for the V8's. A quick walk to Flemington Station meant we could train to all locations we needed to get to. Sydney has an efficient and reliable train service; Melbourne could learn a lesson or two!! K.H., B.B., K.G., & L.S., Melbourne, 12-10

Mum's House"...is indeed a nice and comfortable place to stay. Highly recommended:
-Saturday morning market at The Rocks
-Sydney Opera House Essential Tour (cheaper if you book online)
-Blue Mountains (buy the hop-on hop-off trolley train, not the Explorer - expensive!)
-Manly Beach
-Harbour Bridge (ferry to Milsons Point, then walk back)
-Botanic Gardens
-State Library of NSW, Parliament House, The Mint Museum
-Sydney Tower, particularly at sunset
S.K. (Malaysia) and K.F. (Brisbane), 9-10

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 (campus). We found the house had everything we needed and was great for Rod, who is in a wheelchair as he is a paraplegic. R. (13 wk.), R. & D.W., Cockatoo, Vic., 8-10

Thank you very much for a comfortable stay. It was very handy to our cricket venue (Silverwater Indoor Sports)....We were here for the Australian National Indoor Cricket Championships. (Our son was) Player of the Final. Queensland won! K.W., J. & J. W., Yamanto, Qld., 7-10

"What a beautiful cottage you have....One reason we came was to enjoy the last ACDC tour that will ever be performed. For the time we stayed with you 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 ride around the city, Bondi Beach. All recommended. The local food is great. We tried Sun Sun Kitchen (the best) on the Crescent.
K-A. E. & R.H., Mount Gravatt, Qld.,

The fine print

  • DirectPay - Rent-A-Home takes reservations on this property but the property manager processes payments directly with you.
  • up to 730 Days before Arrival
  • Minimum Stay 7 Nights

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Clean, like a home away from home. This Property was like my home but in another country. Very affordable and very accessible. One of the best kept secrets down under.

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Standard Features

Gay / Lesbian
Theme Park Nearby
Bath Towels provided
Bedding & Sheets provided
Children's Cot
Children's High Chair
Cooking Facilities
Fans (Ceiling / Standing)
Gas Stove
Hair Dryer
Heaters provided
Iron & Ironing board
Reverse Cycle Heating
Vacuum System
Washing Machine
Broadband Internet available
CD Player
DVD Player
Internet Connection
Stereo/Music system
Child friendly
Pets permitted
Outdoor Pets permitted
Street Parking
Walk to the shops

Bedroom configurations

  • Bedroom 1 – 2x Twin Singles
  • Bedroom 2 – 1x Single

Standard Charges

  • Departure Clean - $80 inc. GST Per Booking
  • Extra Adults Charge - $35 inc. GST Per Night (applies when more than 3 Adults)
  • Extra Children Charge - $35 inc. GST Per Night


28 day
Base Rate 2014-15
  $914 $131 $131 $131 $131 7
Spring Holidays 2014
  $990 $141 $141 $141 $141 7
Base Rate 2014-15
  $914 $131 $131 $131 $131 7
V8 Car Races 2014
  $1,097 $157 $157 $157 $157 7
Base Rate 2014-15
  $914 $131 $131 $131 $131 7
Christmas 2014-15
  $1,097 $157 $157 $157 $157 7
Base Rate 2014-15
  $914 $131 $131 $131 $131 7
Easter Show & Hols 15
  $990 $141 $141 $141 $141 14
Base Rate 2014-15
  $914 $131 $131 $131 $131 7
Easter Show & Hols
  $990 $141 $141 $141 $141 7
Base Rate 2014-15
  $914 $131 $131 $131 $131 7
Base Rate 2015-16
  $990 $141 $141 $141 $141 7
Spring Holidays 2015
  $1,066 $152 $152 $152 $152 7