Studio, Risley Road

Figtree • New South Wales 2525


We can accommodate short and long term stays.

Available as of 1/2/21

Review from Bobbi and Jake from USA

“My partner and I stayed in the figtree bungalow for six months while on exchange from the US. We both studied at the University of Wollongong and made the short commute via bus. We were originally a bit hesitant to live off of campus being in a new country but quickly found we made the right decision. The bus stop to get to uni is just a short walk from the cabin which makes the trip to uni around 20 minutes or less. A major benefit of the cabin was how much cheaper it is to stay there with two people versus staying on campus in the dorms.

The quaint bungalow was spotless and fully stocked with everything we needed. Mark and Kelly encouraged us to use their downstairs living space as a study area. This came in so handy when we didn’t want to take a bus to the library. They also graciously welcomed us into their kitchen multiple times per week to utilize their full sized kitchen when the weather didn’t allow for us to BBQ outside on our private deck.

Mark and Kelly are such amazing hosts going above and beyond anything we could have ever hoped for. In a few short months they have turned into lifelong friends. We are sad to leave the beautiful bungalow, but we will be back to stay again! “

This property is advertised through Airbnb and can be viewed via the following search:

Figtree Bungalow - Wollongong

Would be great a great place to stay for Students, Family of students and UOW staff.

To get to Wollongong University:

About an 8 minute walk to the bus stop directly in front of McDonalds on the corner of the Princes Highway & Bellevue Road.

Take the 11 or 41 bus for a 15 minute journey that drops you off right next to the University Library at the main bus drop off. Bus costs as at March 2019 - $3. 66 on a black Opal card.

Figtree Bungalow is located in our backyard, completely separate from our house in the leafy suburb of Figtree. It is a unique AIR CONDITIONED cabin styled in a beach theme, with FoxtelGO, NETFLIX, own private deck and full use of our backyard and BBQ.

Wollongong Beach is a 6km drive away and there are many other beautiful beaches all the way up and down the South Coast, which are easily accessible.

UOW, Tafe, CBD and Hospital are all within a 4km drive.

Enjoy your own private dwelling, self-contained with private side entrance, separate from our house.

Accommodation is clean, modern and relaxing with Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning, a queen sized bed, fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle, tea & coffee. All bed linen, bath towels, hand towels, bath mat and tea towels are provided. We have even provided a woollen blanket which is nice to wrap up in so you can sit outside on your own entertaining deck during those cooler nights.

You have your own luxurious, walk in shower with two water output shower settings and private toilet facilities.

We have unlimited free WiFi (NBN), however streaming and speed is subject to service provider and is out of our control. A Samsung Galaxy tablet has access to NETFLIX, FoxtelGO, ABCView, SBS, Tenplay, 9Now and 7.

Connect via Bluetooth to the Bluetooth speaker we have provided, and bring up YouTube so you sit on the deck and enjoy your own personalised play list!

Access to the Samsung Galaxy tablet, NETFLIX and FoxtelGO is an added extra that we offer for all our guests upon request. If the Internet connection is slow, you are more than welcome to connect your own personal WiFi to the Samsung Galaxy tablet.

A cheese board and cheese knife is also in the cabin if you'd like to prepare a yummy platter to snack on while you enjoy your stay. Help yourself to our herb garden if you're preparing a salad to go with your BBQ dinner. The BBQ is yours to use as you wish, we have provided BBQ tools and everything you need to clean up afterwards.

Figtree Bungalow is located in our backyard. Simply follow the footpath up to the backyard, your private entry is via the back gate (you will have to navigate a number of steps to get to the cabin as the cabin is significantly above street level). Once you've arrived and settled in, sit back and relax on your own private deck amongst the trees.

We have travelled extensively and know what we do and don't like about accommodation we have previously stayed in. This is why we take real pride and care in offering accommodation that people immediately feel comfortable and relaxed in. Ensuring you arrive to an extremely clean, tidy and fresh place to stay is our top priority.

We add to your experience with us by providing things such as shampoo, conditioner and body wash, bottled sparkling water on arrival, and your own beach towels.

Listen out for the kookaburras, cockatoos, king parrots, lorikeets and various other bird-life as you relax on your spacious timber deck, equipped with a six seater outdoor table and chairs in a family friendly environment. You may even spot our blue tongue lizard if he/she decides to pop out to say hello! Stay during October and November and you'll be treated to the gorgeous and vibrant purple flowers of the Jacaranda tree as it's in full bloom at this time of year.

There are 4 windows fitted with fly screens and blinds to provide a breeze, as well as ensuring you have your privacy.

Whilst accommodation is more suited to a couple or a single person, children are more than welcome. We can also provide a portacot upon request, to accommodate a child up to the age of about 2 years old.

For those that like to workout, we have an observation deck fully equipped with a battle rope, medicine ball, 20kg shoulder sandbag, skipping rope and light weights. The observation deck is directly opposite a large, spacious park - you are more than welcome to use our workout gear at the park.

Western Suburbs Olympic outdoor pool (free entry) is located only 3. 9km from Figtree Bungalow. Great spot to do swimming training or just go for a splash.

We are a non-smoking environment.

Guest access:

Your own luxurious and over-sized walk-in shower and toilet facilities.

• Samsung Galaxy tablet.
• NETFLIX, FoxtelGO and TV apps.
• Bluetooth speaker.
• WiFi.
• Air Conditioning / Heating.
• Queen bed.
• All bed linen.
• Towels, hand towels, bath mat and tea towels.
• Fridge, microwave, toaster and kettle.
• Shampoo, conditioner and shower gel.
• Tea, Moccona coffee and sugar.
• Plates, bowls, coffee mugs, wine glasses.
• Cheese platter and cheese knife.
• Chopping board and knife.
• Radio (charger station for iPhone 4).
• Iron and ironing board (available on request).
• Washing machine and dryer (available on request).
• Hair dryer and full length mirror.
• Backyard - full use.
• BBQ.
• Clothesline.
• Bottled sparkling water on arrival.
• Enjoy your own private deck.
• 6 seater outdoor table & chairs with umbrella.
• Portacot (available on request).
• Beach towels.
• Workout gear including the following:
Battle Rope
Medicine Ball
Skipping Rope
Light Weights
20kg Shoulder Sand Weight
• Wool blanket.
• Umbrella.
• Coat hangers.
• First aid kit.
• Sewing kit, shower cap and clothes brush.
• Fire extinguisher.

Interaction with guests:

Minimal interaction with our guests as we respect your privacy, however if you need anything at all please let us know and we'll gladly assist. Our priority is that you enjoy your stay and leave us feeling relaxed and refreshed.

Figtree Bungalow is separate from our house with its own toilet and large, luxurious, walk-in shower.

Your own spacious, timber entertaining deck for you to sit back, relax and enjoy your stay.

If coming and going in the evening, that's no problem - the path will be lit up for you with our sensor lights.

The neighbourhood:

Figtree is a quiet and leafy suburb of Wollongong. Only a short drive to Wollongong's CBD, Beaches, University and Hospital.

• 4. 4km to the University of Wollongong.

• 3. 3km to Wollongong Hospital.

• 4. 1km to the CBD of Wollongong.

• 6km to Wollongong Beach.

• 80km to Sydney International Airport.

• 600 metres to bus stops.

• 650 metres to Figtree Grove Shopping Centre - includes Coles & Woolworths grocery stores, Kmart, Gloria Jeans, Michels Patisserie, various other shops and Figtree Medical Centre.

• Within 700 metres: Domino's, Fish & Chips, Hungry Jacks, Kebab House, McDonalds, Subway, Thai Restaurant and Figtree Gourmet Kitchen (Italian & Woodfire pizza).

• Within 700 metres: Red Dog on the Green and Figtree Bowling Club (the "Figgy Bowlo" operates a free courtesy bus service that runs every Friday & Saturday nights. Pick ups and drop offs are from 4pm for members and guests). Perfect for lunch, dinner, or a few drinks.

Explore the area:

Mt Keira Ring Track (the track is a 5. 5km walk - allow 3 hours).

Harry Graham Park and Roy Johansen Park are two large, green and leafy parks for walking/cycling/running etc. Both parks are just a moments walk away (with one of them being directly across the road from us), convenient for an evening stroll or a brisk morning walk.

Wollongong Botanic Gardens - well worth a visit and only 5km away.

Easy access to the M1 and local and surrounding areas.

Getting around:

600 metres to the Bus Stop (outside McDonalds on the Princes Highway) which will take you into Wollongong's CBD.

• Route 24 & 39 goes to Wollongong CBD.
• Route 11 goes to the Wollongong University.

500 metres to the Taxi Pick Up on Bellevue Road, or call Wollongong Radio Cabs to order a taxi.


Rent $350 per week
Bond $150
Lease Short-term
Bedrooms Large bedroom
Large bedroom
Bathrooms 1
Utilities included Yes
Smoking allowed No
Pets allowed No
Furnished/Unfurnished Fully Furnished
Suitable For Any
Length of accommodation Any
Lease type Written (shared house agreement)
Bond lodged with NSW Fair Trading No
Is this property being advertised elsewhere? Yes

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