Accommodation

We're after a place to stay in Sydney in the last week of August. We have to come up for a big assessment for our little boy and are looking for somewhere to have some family time. Location has to be within 15-20 minutes drive of Maroubra.

Does anyone know of anything cheap or free?

While I'm on the subject, we're looking for a holiday place in the first week of October as well. Sydney would be ok. Beach would be great. Mountains ok too... Cheap or free is the criteria again! But this time we could do a swap... come stay at our place in the beautiful Southern Highlands for a week!