A room with a single bed, bedside table, lamp and a table and chair.
It's the smallest room in the house, but still, not that small! It's great for a single traveller or for groups wishing to have separate rooms. Children are welcome.
There are 2 bathrooms that guests can use. The main bathroom has a large shower, toilet and hand basin and there is a smaller bathroom with a toilet and small hand basin.
Guests can make breakfast in the kitchen, using the toaster and microwave. We provide milk, cereals, eggs and bread etc. Guests can have tea or coffee at any time and can sit in the kitchen if they wish. Please note that we do not allow use of the hob or oven.
Guests are welcome to use the living room. This room doesn't have a TV, so you're very welcome to watch TV in the living room.
We love spending time with our guests, but if anyone prefers to explore, or simply chill out by themselves, we respect that of course. I work from home, so I'm usually around to see to guests.
My house is actually very convenient for Newcastle Airport. The 'University' Metro station is only 5 minutes walk away.
There are numerous places to eat in town, or you can order a takeaway.
We provide breakfast. We've got all kinds of cereals and nice bread in the freezer for toast. We can cater for food allergies and intolerances, just let me know your requirements.
Quiet after 11pm.
Please close windows when you go out.
Use the toaster and microwave to make breakfast. Sorry, we don't allow use of the hob and oven.
I live in a large house here in Sunderland, with my 21-year-old son Jason. My partner, Michael is here quite a lot too. I love doing Airbnb and at the moment, I have 2 rooms available, so we can welcome family groups as well.
I really like living in Sunderland. I pop into town most days, for some exercise and fresh air first thing. There are really nice parks round here too. I love going to the beach, especially at dawn or at dusk. The reason you feel better at the seaside is that there are lots of negative ions in the air, making you feel clear-headed and more energetic! I like the fact that most places you would want to visit in Sunderland are within easy walking distance and public transport is simple and easy for trips to Newcastle or Durham.
Some people don't realise what a nice place Sunderland is. When I have guests from other countries, they occasionally mention this - and they are surprised when I tell them that people sometimes have a negative view! It's so nice to get positive feedback from my guests. Also, I thought when I started Airbnb that I would be very busy in July for the Airshow, but actually, that wasn't the case! Sunderland Airshow is great fun and quite spectacular. The coastal venue is a perfect backdrop for all the planes and gives a great panoramic view. There is also a band and a night time display on the opening night.
If I sound like a bit of a home bird, well, you're dead right! I'm not big on travelling myself, but love to listen to guests talking about their travels. Mostly I like to find out about different cultures and attitudes. I suppose, for me, Airbnb is like travelling without leaving home:) I think people enjoy hot weather and pools, (I don't!), but I get to know my international guests maybe better than if I was in their country. My guests seem to enjoy being here, which is heartwarming. I just aim to be one of the many "canny" people in Sunderland, friendly and helpful and happy to chat and have a laugh!