This home is close to the Mater Hospital and Newcastle University Callaghan Campus, this lovely property is only 8km from Newcastle CBD and beaches. Public transport is close by. A very comfortable home for either a short or longer stay. Airconditioned. Wifi available, smart TV. Music system. Okay to have a (small) pet. Back yard is fully fenced. Regular lawn mowing and garden service. Lovely, comfortable home, with everything you need.
"Welcoming, beautiful beds and exceptionally clean"
- Calendar last updated:
- 19 Feb. 2019
About Penny O‘Donnell
I now live in Newcastle, but spent much of my childhood in the NSW town of Leeton. I went to high school in Newcastle, worked in Sydney for 6 years, worked in London and Peterborough, UK, for 2 years before returning to Newcastle. We then moved to Corlette at Port Stephens for a decade, and now back in Newcastle. The reason to leave Newcastle is to find out how much it has to offer, and to appreciate the lifestyle here. Over the last 10years or so, Newcastle has matured as a city, but the beautiful beaches and the lake have always been the drawcard. Nearby Port Stephens and the Hunter Valley vineyards are terrific places to visit, and easy to get to. We also like to travel and reverse the experience of homestay hospitality.
Penny O‘Donnell purchased this House in 2012
Why Penny O‘Donnell chose Mayfield West
This home is a quaint cottage, with everything needed for a short term stay. The location is 8km from the Newcastle beach and CBD, and also close to the university campus. My daughter and I purposely purchased the home together as a long term investment. My daughter did the renovation, being much more creative than me. I have enjoyed the homestay experience meeting people from many places within Australia, and overseas. I like to keep the property well maintained which has been valued by the guests; I have all the towels and linen dry cleaned after each guest, and have the lawns and gardens mowed regularly; and the majority of guests feel very much at home as soon as they arrive. It's lovely being able to share the space, and I am so lucky to have so many respectful people stay; to date hosting has been a very positive experience. My Dad was a wood turner, so many pieces in the home were made by my Dad.
What makes this House unique
Being able to park your car off the street in either the single garage or the driveway has been welcomed by past guests. Having a fully fenced backyard to contain pets and children, and high ceilings throughout the home. Having very comfortable queen sized beds with lovely linen. The art deco fireplace is well appreciated, as is the air conditioning. Large, spacious bedrooms, clean and modern bathroom. Second toilet. Laundry with washing machine and dryer, plus a Clothes line. Large kitchen, with dishwasher, microwave, oven and grill. Excellent Wifi and smart TV. Security crimsafe doors both back and front.
Check-in: 1:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
We had an amazing time at Penny's place. It's nice, quiet and well equipped. I'll recommend it to anyone. Thanks
Thanks so much for your kind review Sub.
Comfortable, clean and very welcoming cottage
My mate and I stayed one week over Xmas in this lovely cottage with our key goal to fish Stockton Beach.
The week was great, fishing the beach early morning and then returning to the cottage to relax through the day.
The cottage was well presented, very clean, air conditioned with excellent TV (Netflix etc) and wifi service.
We also appreciated that all linen was supplied.
Bedrooms have ample room with very comfortable beds. Because it was a very hot week, with warm nights, my only area of improvement would relate to having fans in those rooms.
Having Woolworths close by was also positive and we also recommend the local bowling club bistro just a short walk down the road.
Overall a very pleasant stay at a very reasonable price.
Thank you Penny.
Thanks for such a lovely review Ken.
Yes, good suggestion about installing fans in the bedrooms. It was a very hot week.
Loved staying here will stay again
I stayed at Penny’s home for 2 nights and it was great house was so clean and had everything we needed.
Had Netflix , wifi was great, and wasn’t 5 mins walk to woolies and 8 min drive to town would love to stay again
Clean and Comfortable
Stayed here for two nights. Felt like it was at our second home. Everything was clean and the cupboards and fridge had more than we needed (milk, juice, coffee, tea, sugar, sauce, etc.) We would definitely stay here again. Thanks Penny.
Thanks for your lovely response Tamer. I’m pleased you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure having you as a guest.
clean, neat and just what I wanted
nothing bad to say... located in a quiet street, it was a perfect location for my needs whilst I was there.
Many thanks for the feedback Rob. Pleasure to have you as a guest. My home was left immaculate. Highly recommend Rob to other hosts. Kind Regards, Penny
Comfortable and charming home away from home
Stayed at this home in Mayfield West, Newcastle with my sister and son for a 5 night stay. Penny was responsive at all times to our queries and left us some fresh milk which was great when arriving late in evening. Entry at night was easy and the home is warm and inviting, we were able to make the small sitting room into a 3rd bedroom area for my son. Main bedroom has an exceptionally comfortable mattress and there is plenty of wardrobe space and light. The bathroom is modern with a great shower. The 2nd toilet outside and laundry facilities were great. Woolworths is nearby for groceries and next time I might bring the dog as there is a fully enclosed very large backyard. My only let down would be the stove/oven which has seen better days, although we ate out most nights. A vacuum and mop would also be handy for cleaning. Apart from that, our stay was very comfortable and can fully recommend. Thanks Penny.
Sorry about the vacuum and mop..I took them away after cleaning; before your arrival.
Yeah..poor old oven...fair comment. It has been a issue finding a replacement that is narrow enough to fit the space...it still works though..gives the place some authenticity!! ha ha
See you next visit!