5 Star Homestay Of The Week (16/7/2020)

Helen in Maroubra, Sydney

Helen is one of our new hosts that has proven to be very likeable and patient. Her homestay is very close to Maroubra Beach, in a very scenic area, and is only a short travel time from UNSW and the University of Sydney Foundation Program. Helen often communicates with students to help them understand Australia's local customs and habits, and tirelessly helps students improve their English.

Helen lives by herself. Helen worked in corporate catering, but is now semi-retired. She loves cooking, growing flowers and listening to music. Helen’s home provides students with the following facilities:

  • Student’s Bedroom
    • A double bed
    • Two bedside tables
    • A large wardrobe
    • A Chester chest of drawers
    • A desk
    • A chair
    • A small bookcase
  • Bathroom shared with Helen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Wifi Internet Access
  • Meals
    • Breakfast & Dinner on Monday to Friday
    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on Saturday and Sunday
  • Helen does not have any pets


Maroubra is located in the seaside suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 10 kilometers southeast of Sydney CBD. The whole area is centered on Maroubra Junction and is surrounded on three sides by the sea. They are Maroubra Beach, Coogee Beach and the famous Longines Peninsula. Maroubra is a tourist resort with pleasant scenery and attracts many tourists every year. Due to its unique location, Maroubra Beach is listed as a national surfing destination and countless international surfing competitions have also been held here.

Maroubra Junction is the main shopping areas, and Pacific Square is located in Maroubra Junction. This shopping center has outdoor dining areas, Coles and Aldi supermarkets, as well as a very famous local seafood shop, with an abundance of fresh and attractive produce. Other shops also include a European delicatessen, cafes, etc., contributing to a great local lifestyle.

From Maroubra, it is easy to get to the University of New South Wales and the University of Sydney Foundation College.

Points of Interest

Here are some points of interest close to the homestay:
University of New South Wales~15 minutes by public transport
Bank~6 minutes’ walk
Supermarket~4 minutes’ walk
Gym~6 minutes’ walk
Medical Centre~9 minutes’ walk
Library~9 minutes’ walk
Post Office~5 minutes’ walk

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