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Macmasters Beach
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 3
Persons: 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 14730
Region: New South Wales

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Last Updated: November 15, 2018

Looking for the perfect place to start your wonderful Australian adventure? Our small family, two children, three dogs, rabbit and seven chickens are located at MacMasters Beach, approximately half way between Sydney and Newcastle, about 1.25 hrs. from Sydney's Central Station traveling either by train or car.

Our home is a short walk from some of the Central Coast's most beautiful beaches, Macmasters Beach and Maitland Bay. There is also the Bouddi National Park National Park and some spectacular coastal walking tracks and secluded beaches, within walking distance.

We are both artists/photographers and can recommend many beautiful places to visit nearby and will happily share our knowledge and experience with other interested artists.

Our property is approximately 3 hectares most of which is natural Australian bush/forest and you will see an abundance of Australian birds including Satin Bowerbirds, Bell Birds, Whip Birds, Kookaburras, a wide range of Parrots and Bush Turkeys.

Accommodation is a room with double bed and a small bathroom in the house. There is wifi and mobile phone service available.

We expect people work 4 hours a day and prepare one meal a day in exchange for your room, meals and internet.

We are looking for helpers now to help us prepare our gardens for summer and there is plenty of general gardening, mowing, brush cutting and weeding to be done around the property.

In addition, we have some construction projects that would suit people with building or engineering experience.

We are seeking strong, self-motivated, self-reliant couples or traveling companions, with practical skills who want to be part of a family for a short time and can fit in quickly to our family routine. We all like to learn your language - our children are learning French.

In our experience, our property suits couples with a vehicle as the local public transport network is not that effective.

Please let us know something about your background, your interests, your skills, what you would bring to our family.

We prefer couples in their late twenties with own transport preferred.

Please, no drugs and nonsmokers.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

reviews (14)
Helper: Mihkel and Keit Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Estonia Date: November 15, 2018
We had wonderful time with Macklin family. As previous helpers have already s... view complete review

Helper: Pavla and Jelle Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Czech Republic Date: May 14, 2018
Remarkable. We stayed one full week with Paul, Sallie-Ann, their kids and ... view complete review

Helper: Nadia Vishnarova Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Bulgaria Date: March 9, 2018
Hello everyone, As all the previous 5 star reviews mine want be an exception... view complete review

Helper: Anouck and Guillaume Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: December 25, 2016
Awesome property in an amazing area, beautiful house, we lived in a separate ... view complete review

Helper: Emmanuel and Rebeca Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: December 3, 2016
We stayed a week with SAM, Paul BG and Joshua and its been a wonderful experi... view complete review

Helper: Clément and Maëva Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: May 3, 2016
We marked 5 stairs because we can't mark 10! This Lovely family has been ou... view complete review

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Helper: Xavier and Audrey Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: April 11, 2015
We spent three weeks with the lovely Macklin family! Paul and Sallie-Ann are ... view complete review

Helper: Nicolas V Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: October 2, 2014
I spent two amazing weeks in the Macklin Family ! It was so fun to work with ... view complete review

Helper: Deborah and Maureen Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: March 11, 2014
We spent two weeks with the lovely Macklin family, we had an amazing stay her... view complete review

Helper: Debora and Alberto Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Italy Date: March 16, 2013
We spent one week with this fantastic family and it was our best experience w... view complete review

Helper: Alisa and Mike Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: December 29, 2012
If we had to sum up our stay with the Macklin family into one word it would b... view complete review

Helper: Pascaline and Manon Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: November 23, 2012
What an amazing family!!! We highly recommend everyone to go and help this wo... view complete review

Helper: Mathieu Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: October 2, 2012
I spend one week with Paul, Sam and their two lovely kids in their beautiful ... view complete review

Helper: LEMAIRE and Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: April 8, 2012
We stay for a week at MacMasters Beach, it is a beautiful and peaceful place.... view complete review

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