• Our Story

What We do

L'Abode Accommodation specialises in short and long-term fully furnished accommodation. Our priority is to manage your property like it’s our own and to ensure our guests feel like they’re staying at a home away from home..

With over 25 years of experience collectively, we’re able to offer an end to end management service for any type of situation. Whether you have an investment property you’re looking to rent out year-round, or you’re looking to rent out your home for a few months a year, we’ve got you covered. Our priority is to ensure your property meets its full potential. Whether it’s a soft uplift or full furniture package, we partner with some of Australia’s leading interior designers who would love the opportunity to work with you.

We understand the importance of high rates and occupancy to generate the best returns for you. We utilise various applications and data sources to ensure your property is priced accurately, based on peaks and drops in demand within the market.

We take all the stress out of renting your property, by managing guests from the moment they enquire to the day they check out. We are available 24/7 and pride ourselves in quick, personal and professional communication to ensure a five-star stay.

We look forward to working with you!

Property management

Collectively we have over 25 years experience in property management and offer and end to end management service. Whether you only rent your house out during the school holidays or we are managing your investment property we can offer you a management solution

Property Styling

We partner very closely with experts in the industry that can transfer your space from lacklustre to luxury high end accommodation. Whether it’s a soft uplift or full furniture package, we can put you in touch with the right designer.

24/7 Guest Services

We manage all your guests from the moment they enquire to the moment they check out. We pride ourselves on quick, personal and professional communication to ensure a 5 star stay.

Revenue Management

We understand the importance of keeping rates and occupancy as high as possible to generate the best returns for you. We utilise various applications and data sources to ensure your property is prices accurately based on peaks and drops in demand.

How It All Began

Straight off the family sheep farm on the Kiwi Isle I landed in Sydney sans gumboots and to a lack of short term fully furnished accommodation. Complaining about said predicament over a glass of Pinot led to an ‘Interesting Idea’ presenting itself: If only people were willing to rent out their homes while they went away on holidays! Extra travel dollars for them, unique alternatives to a hotel and a genuine local experience for travellers like myself!

Minus a car and laptop the whole growing a business idea was going to be a little problematic. L’Abode was born on my bedroom floor with the support of a GoGet car and a part-time job to pay the bills. I started with a handful of owners who agreed with me about my ‘Interesting Idea’ (kudos to them!) and the whole thing started to gain legs. L’Abode soon became a team of two (me and my long-standing marketing guru) and L’Abode’s collection of properties quickly doubled. Then tripled. L’Abode’s rapid expansion resulted in my landlord terminating the lease on my apartment due to ‘highly suspicious’ key drop-offs. And thus it appeared, the need for an office and more staff was imminent!

From its humble Sydney beginnings L’Abode now boasts a fast-growing collection of bespoke properties Australia wide. With spaces ranging from quirky inner city lofts to luxurious estates in stunning destinations, L’Abode offers the 5 star luxuries of a hotel with the freedom, space and comfort of a real home. 

We look forward to welcoming you into our collection.

Meet Our Team

Straight off the family sheep farm on the Kiwi Isle Lisa landed in Sydney sans gumboots and to a lack of short term fully furnished accommodation. If only people were willing to rent out their homes while they went away on holidays! Alas L’Abode was born!

Lisa’s number one priority (apart from her beautiful family of course) are her staff and ensuring they are professionally developing & enjoying a good work life balance! These days you’ll find her splitting her time between her growing family in Tassie and finding innovative ways to grow the business.

Lisa Peterson
Founder & Director

Georgia has been part of the L’Abode team for over 4 years. From playing matchmaker with people and properties to overseeing arrival details, she goes above and beyond to ensure guests enjoy as memorable an experience as possible.

With extensive experience in property management, Georgia has worked across all areas of the business, from reservations and owner relations to operations. She loves working with a tight knit bunch in such a rapidly growing industry that is constantly evolving.

With a passion for travel, Georgia has explored the globe extensively with one of her favourite destinations being Japan in cherry blossom season. Georgia’s most recent and biggest adventure yet has been becoming a mum to baby Charlotte. When she’s not showing guests through one of our amazing properties, Georgia can usually be found whale watching or beach hopping around Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs.

Georgia McAleer
Guest Relations Manager

Sophia initially started her time at L’Abode as the first point of contact for all our wonderful owners once they joined our portfolio. However has since moved into a new role as Head of Operations. Having touched on many different aspects of the business already and with a keen interest utilizing new technology to improve the business’s current processes, Sophia is the perfect person to head up this department.

Having spent her childhood travelling and living in different countries with her family, Sophia always wanted to travel and live in Australia. After completing a Business & Management degree in 2012, she finally made the move from London to Sydney and hasn’t looked back. With a passion for travel and trying new things, you’ll find her researching her next travel destination or strolling around Surry Hills with golden retriever pup Lucca.

Sophia Fitzgerald
Head of Operations

Fenella is originally from the UK, but has lived in Ireland and New Zealand aswell. She started her career in the travel industry, moving to travel software support and training. Fenella has been with L’Abode since November 2016 and looks after the accounts for the business.

Fenella has 2 children plus numerous “adopted” children who have lived with her as students keeping her very busy. During her spare time, Fenella is a keen photographer who has won prizes in the past and exhibited her photography.

Fenella Clarke
Accounts and Mother Hen

Amy is your first point of contact when joining L’abode Portfolio. She will happily answer any questions you have about listing your home and provide you with guidance on getting your property guest ready. Not only does she focus on growing the portfolio she will also be found whizzing around Sydney, meeting new owners, working on exciting partnerships and locking in big reservations.

Originally from Suffolk,UK, Amy has lived in Sydney for 3 years now. She loves exploring new places in Australia, hitting up the newest brunch spots and a morning ocean swim at Bondi Beach, which she says is the best way to start the day!

Amy Beck
New business & New locations headhunter

Amy heads up Owner Relations at L’Abode. She loves that no two days are the same; One moment she can be checking in, Boy Band 5SOS and the next figuring out why a vacuum cleaner isn’t working.

Whether whizzing about from property inspections and guest viewings to dropping off a toaster, Amy strives to provide high quality customer service and guidance. She’s the first point of contact for our wonderful owners through the on-boarding process and makes listing with us as seamless as it can be.

Amy has extensive experience in travel, having worked across Europe with some of the most recognised brands in the travel industry globally. When she’s not assisting our lovely owners, she loves nothing more than setting off into the great outdoors in search of the perfect campsite.

Amy Sharp
Owner Relations Manager

Zoe Whittington

Kathryn is our most experienced team member, our reservations guru, admin wizard, new listings manager and all round fire-fighter. Working from the Philippines she keeps everything ticking, and is savvy with all of our reservations systems and booking platforms. If you call through to our customer service line, you will likely get through to Kathryn, a happy, bubbly voice who will be happy to help out and also loves a chat.
She's a mum to a cute little girl who loves just anything about dinosaurs. When I get a chance, I love cooking and spending time trying new recipes.
Kathryn loves working for L’Abode! ‘We share the same values and ethics. We are not just a company, but we are also a family."

Kathryn Bana
Admin Gun and Reservations Guru

Abegail is one of our gorgeous hard working team members based in the Philippines. She started working with L'Abode back in September 2015. Previously she worked for 5 years as a Customer Service Representative in various industries so she’s ready to help all our lovely clients.

Abegail has one lovely daughter who inspires her to work harder. She loves staying home with a good book, movies and series, especially on a rainy day.

Abegail Rivera (Abe)
Admin Gun and Reservations Guru

Rachel has been working with L'abode since early 2019. She is the newest member of the team and the youngest. She loves the culture of the business and is a super quick learner!

She’s an all rounder for us but focuses mostly on accounts admin and new system implementation.

During weekends, I will sit in front of my laptop and play my favourite online games. Or if the mood dictates, I'll take a bus ride to my favourite coffee shop and have some coffee with my college friends.

Rachel Gomez
Accounts Assistant

Our admin and reservations expert Glenn originally joined the L’Abode team back in 2015. Currently based in the Philippines, she has extensive experience in real estate internationally. A highly motivated and dedicated member of our team, Glenn covers everything from responding to enquiries, booking in guest viewings and overseeing contracts. She’s also the person you want to know when it comes to our upcoming promos.

A hard working mum, cat lady and self-confessed homebody, Glenn likes to spend her time away from the phones binge watching the latest series to drop on Netflix but more often than not, gets trumped by Peppa Pig. She’s also partial to chilling with a glass of crisp white wine at a beautiful beach resort.

Glenn Miles Ballon
Admin Gun & Reservations Guru