"Welcoming, beautiful beds and exceptionally clean"
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. and bedroom ceiling fans 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.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 4
- 2 days minimum stay
- Easter 5 day minimum stay
We enjoyed our stay here, the property was nice and the dogs had a wonderful time running around the big backyard! Penny was super wonderful and accommodating and a pleasure to deal with! Would recommend :)
A lovely house, we enjoyed our stay, bed , and linen were beautiful ! Penny , was very helpful, would definitely stay again !!
Thankyou so much for your kind review. My property was left immaculate. It would be my pleasure for you to stay another time.
Nice pleasant stay will definitely stay agin
For a home away from home this is the place
Thanks Mohammed. Glad you felt that way about the home. You are always welcome to return.
Great weekend break
Great place for our family to get away for the weekend.
Thanks for your kind review Geoff. Glad you appreciated your stay!
Great value for money
Clean and well appointed. Lovely linen on the beds. Fully enclosed yard was ideal for our active dog with an undercover verandah for her to sleep. Communication with Penny was straightforward and prompt. Would stay here again.
Thanks for your kind response Kristy. I’m glad you enjoyed your stay.