ACCOMMODATION SYDNEY AUSTRALIA. EXPERIENCE THE REAL AUSTRALIA

Jan and Ron Roberts

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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ACCOMMODATION SYDNEY AUSTRALIA. EXPERIENCE THE REAL AUSTRALIA

Sydney CBD Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

This Australia Vacation Apartment is truly unique, large, luxurious, totally self contained and only minutes from shopping malls, National Parks and just 300 metres/yards from a direct rail service to the city.

If you are vacationing/holidaying or on Corporate Business and if your stay is for 5 days or 3 months it has been designed for the couple who would like to experience Sydney with accommodation that is located in a peaceful bushland environment. A real oasis in the heart of Sydney and what's more

Designed for 2 people only NO SHARING with other guests.

Just 30 min from the city on Sydneys' scenic and affluent North Shore this apartment is available for vacations/holidays or corporate bookings. It allows you the opportunity to escape the typical large city atmosphere, relax and yet still explore this wonderful Harbour City.

This is an opportunity to experience the real Sydney lifestyle, a real haven away from the city noise,traffic and stress. Although if you require the night clubs and party atmosphere of a large city - this apartment would not be suitable. If you wish you can Experience Sydney with a local, understand its culture, explore its hidden locations unknown to most tourists and be part of the Aussie way of life. This type of vacation package is not available with hotels and most accommodation packages.

The apartment has a full gourmet kitchen with the latest appliances and highest quality furniture. Set amongst the tree tops it affords seclusion, privacy and bushland views. There are bushwalks from your front door and the opportunity if you wish to share breakfast on the outside deck with an array of native parrots that visit each morning.

Location: Just 12 miles from the city in a quiet bushland upmarket neighborhood. There are various ways to travel to the city, by car 30/35 min. A relaxing scenic journey by train and ferry if you are not in a hurry or by train alone.

There is a rail station with a direct service to the city within a 5 min walk of the apartment. It is safe, frequent and very reliable.

Also within minutes is a large shopping mall, a wildlife sanctuary where you can see and touch Koalas and Kangaroos and access to the KuringGai Chase National Park which is Sydney's premier park. With natural bushwalks, hidden waterways, aboriginal rock carvings and a cultural centre, its an ideal opportunity to view Sydney in a manner that has changed little in the past 200 years.\

***HOME AWAY SPECIAL OFFER*** A personal meet and greet, airport transfers either way and a 2 to 3 hour introductory tour of Sydney` major attractions. Tariff $300 US p/couple.

IF ITS YOUR INTENTION TO ALSO EXPLORE CAIRNS & THE GREAT BARRIER REEF WE ARE VERY FAMILAR WITH THIS LOCATION AND CAN OFFER A LOT OF LOCAL ADVICE

Personal Tours: An added advantage of staying at our Sydney Holiday Apartment is the availability of personal tours. Your hosts have a SUV (4WD) and Boat and if required tours are available on a daily basis to Sydney's premier locations and to other locations that are unknown and rarely visited even by Sydney residents.

Sydney has 100s of miles of waterways many of which are totally inaccessible without the use of a boat. One of which is the Hawkesbury River almost 100 miles of waterway that almost circles Sydney. Here you can explore hidden secluded beaches, bays and inlets at the mouth of this river together with its great bird and wildlife and the rugged unchanged landscape which forms part of the National Park.

*** Recently 2 guests Donna and Mike from Bend Oregon, USA undertook the abovementioned boat tour and we have included a few pictures that they took on that day. A full compilation of their day can be found on our 'Sydney Holiday Tours' web site.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Jan and Ron Roberts (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
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About Jan and Ron Roberts

We have lived in this Sydney North Shore location since 1975 and added the vacation apartment nearby in 2006. It really is a wonderful central location near enough to the city

(just 12 miles) and far enough away to enjoy the bushland with its array of native birds and animals.

Our guests most frequent comment is 'How great it was to experience the real Sydney'

Jan and Ron Roberts purchased this apartment in 1975

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was true. This tree house has everything in a park with a pool and only 5 min from the train. From here you can easllly access the whole city. Thank you for a wonderful introduction to Sydney - keep doing what your doing, it was great. Come for a cruise with us on the StLawrence in May or September
Mar 2013
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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 30 traveler reviews

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Accommodation Sydney Australia. Experience the Real Australia
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews
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Accommodation Sydney Australia. Experience the Real Australia
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p254616
+61 2 94872795
Sydney CBD Sydney City
Madison Heights, Virginia
5

Wow what a location

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Australia. After our cruise we stayed 5 nights in this apartment in Sydney. It is exactly as pictured and the owners are extremely helpful and hospitable.

Its as pictured, complete with the birds at breakfast and the possum at night. All furnishings are of high quality and are either new or refurbished antiques.. I especially enjoyed having a washer in the apartment, as I cannot tolerate dirty laundry. The owners have pretty much thought of everything and all you will need is food.

The owners do tours of Sydney and even have a boat, however because of the short stay we did our own thing by taking the train each day into the city which is an easy walk from the apartment.. The apartment is in Normanhurst an upper-class suburb in Sydneys north with lots of vegation and flowers and the ride into the city is a little over 30min. You arrive at one othe Central stations with connections everywhere. We bought tickets for unlimited use of the trains, ferries and buses which were very reasinable.

All in all, our stay in the apartment was one of the high points of our trip, as we were able to meet real Australians and actually live in the real Australia.

As far as money is concerned, we paid a deposit by credit card and the remainder, also by credit card when we left the apartment.
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2010
  • Stayed: Nov 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: As owners, it is of paramount importance for us to present the property to the highest degree of comfort and cleanliness, ensuring our guests enjoy their stay.

It would appear that the majority of our past guests have enjoyed being able to blend into the the Australian way of life, to mix with locals, make friends with the native animals and birds and to understand and explore the real Sydney.
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Accommodation Sydney Australia. Experience the Real Australia
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p254616
+61 2 94872795
Sydney CBD Sydney City
Westminster, Colorado
5

All and more than we expected!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I just returned from a month in Australia, two weeks of which we stayed at Jan and Ron's treehouse. The beautiful tropical setting, the clean, comfortable "feel at home" accommodations, the morning visits from the lorikeets, the helpful input from Jan & Ron regarding local activities, restaurants, etc., the ease of access to everything we needed -- it was all beyond our expectations! We were delighted to meet and spend time with the Roberts, and hope to see them again!
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Susan & Terry!

Thank you for your comments and we are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Accommodation Sydney Australia. Experience the Real Australia
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p254616
+61 2 94872795
Sydney CBD Sydney City
Palestine, Texas USA
5

Quiet Retreat

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I throughly enjoyed our stay here while in Sydney attending the Rotary International Convention. We enjoyed a short walk each morning through a quiet neighborhood to the train station. The house is lovely and we were greeted each morning by colorful Larakeets. Jan gave us food to feed the little beggers. Ron and Jan met us at the airport and gave us a quick tour of Sydney including the grocery store to pick up breakfast items. Nice kitchen facilities. There is a compact washer/dryer available but trust me only for small light loads. Jan kindly offered her full size washer/dryer for heavy loads. Our hosts were very attentive and offered to drive us to the train station one evening when it was raining. Now that's excellent customer service. All in all this is a PERFECT location for those wanting away from the noise and crowds of downtown Sydney.
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+
Owner's Response: Brenda! Thank you for your comments and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay
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Accommodation Sydney Australia. Experience the Real Australia
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p254616
+61 2 94872795
Sydney CBD Sydney City
5

A touch of Paradise

  • 5 of 5
We spent a week at Ron and Jan's VRBO at the beginning of March. It is everything that is promised and so much more. The apartment is beautiful and spotlessly clean. It has everything you could need and is indeed a "home away from home". We were very comfortable there and loved waking up to the birdsong, feeding the lorikeets their brekkie, and enjoying the peaceful surroundings as we sat on the deck. In the evening we had a little possum come visit, while we BBQ'd on the deck, which was wonderful. Ron and Jan are the best hosts and couldn't do enough to make our stay so enjoyable. We really appreciated all they did for us, and so enjoyed getting to know them. If we ever return to Sydney we will be staying at their place! M&M
  • Submitted: May 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments and pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us
business
Accommodation Sydney Australia. Experience the Real Australia
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p254616
+61 2 94872795
Sydney CBD Sydney City
5

A Wonderful Experience and warm, friendly host owners !

  • 5 of 5
We arrived in Sydney by cruise ship and stayed in town for 3 days. We pre-booked the cottage/"tree house" for 5 days. Wish that we could have booked for a couple of weeks !
The owner, Ron, picked us up at our hotel. He gave us a tour of Sydney, proceeded to pick up some groceries and drove to the apartment. What a pleasant surprise ! We drove down a rural street, descended down a driveway into the edge of the forest !
The apartment is really a cottage with a nice deck outside the kitchen. The interior was warm and inviting, clean, and well appointed. Ron's wife Jan has done a great job making it a home away from home. The adventure started the next day. Ron and Jan had left a container with some cereal type food in it with instructions on how to prepare it for the "Lorikeets", which are small, very colorful, parrot like birds. I prepared some food as directed and placed it in a dish. Out on the deck was a tree that that had a holder for the dish attached to it. Within in a minute 2 birds arrived, perched themselves on the edge of the dish and started eating. During our stay, I took a picture of my wife Sue with 5 birds perched on her outstretched arm as she fed them from a spoon !
The best part of the whole experience were the day trips. We hired Ron as our guide and every day he picked us up at 10 A.M. and with Jan, took us to places that tourists normally wouldn't see. We enjoyed their company as much as the places we were taken.
What wonderful hosts ! We were taken to a private local zoo where we got to pet a Koala Bear and feed Kangaroos and watched a demonstration on Sheep Shearing and how to throw a boomerang ! The area around the cottage was spectacular. Ron and Jan made the whole experience very special and a great use of our time.
Traveling to Sydney by train was not necessary for us during our stay since we were returning to Sydney to stay in town for 7 days before our return to the United States.
  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments, In relation to the day trips it really is an opportunity to view and explore locations in and around Sydney that are inaccessible to travelers and in some case unknown by even Sydney residents.
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Accommodation Sydney Australia. Experience the Real Australia
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p254616
+61 2 94872795
Sydney CBD Sydney City
UK
5

A Perfect Sydney Experience

  • 5 of 5
We rented the apartment to celebrate Xmas and New Years at the tail end of a 3 month trip in Australia. The apartment was furnished to an extremely high standard, with plenty of storage space, homely trinkets, they even put a small Christmas tree up for us. It was extremely clean and had every comfort we needed, high spec fridge /cooker, a lovely bright bedroom, good shower and comfortable furniture. We relaxed and felt at home instantly. There were plenty of towels and Jan was really efficient with housekeeping. There was even a BBQ on the balcony with citronella candles and insect sprays.

The location, Normanhurst was a 45min journey to Central Sydney. The trains were punctual and regular and on New Years Eve all worked out well, although sometimes it was a bit of a drag after a long day's sightseeing. The village was peaceful, the stars were dazzling at night and the morning birdsong was refreshing. The town of Hornsby was 1 stop away on the train and had a Westfield, cinema and restaurants if you wanted a local experience.

Feeding the Lorikeets who gathered on our balcony every morning became a daily highlight, as was the peacock who we watched strutting around the pool area. The place was so relaxing. Ron and Jan lived next door, we enjoyed chatting with them at the pool and also enjoyed our privacy. They did everything to make us feel welcome and looked after, taking the time to offer advice and printing out train times / maps if needed. They also seemed genuinely keen to ensure that we experienced the best of Sydney.

The pool was so fabulous and sunbathing / kitchen / bbq area gave us the perfect space to enjoy it. We spent boxing day lounging by the poolside with some drinks whilst a roast dinner was cooking in the oven and felt totally spoiled. Of course, xmas and NYE in Sydney was the best we'd ever experienced and our stay at this place enhanced it even more. Ron and Jan are a great couple who put their personalities and homely values into this holiday let that it we found it hard to say goodbye.
  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Sydney
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Sydney
Nearest Train
0.3 Miles
Normanhurst
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Pennant Hills Rd
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Manly
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Normanhurst
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Metres
Normanhurst
Car: not necessary

Other Activities: Health/Beauty Spa, Miniature Golf, Shopping, Basketball Court, Boating, Wildlife Viewing

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Sydney CBD Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Medium
Sep 1 - Dec 20
5 night minimum stay
$195
 
 
Christmas
Dec 21 - Jan 10
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
Medium
Jan 12 - May 31
5 night minimum stay
$195
 
 
Low
Jun 1 - Aug 31
5 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$175
$1,225
$4,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes 30% deposit to secure a booking with the remainder paid on arrival
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Amenities

Amenities

Sydney CBD Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Covered Parking
  • Mobile Phone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Catering Available
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Boat
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Balcony
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Binoculars
  • Water Skis
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Gazebo
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • theme parks
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • zoo
  • forests
  • churches
  • pond
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • boating
  • shopping
  • shelling
  • miniature golf
  • wildlife viewing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • basketball court
  • water tubing
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • cycling
  • golf
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • water skiing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Wonderful Australian Bushland Environment, Secluded, Private, and adjoining a National Park, a Real Home-away-from-home with a Direct Rail Service to the City, TOURS:- Personally conducted. Sydney has 100s of locations to visit and 100s miles of waterways to explore. Many of these are not accessible to most tourists. With your hosts Boat or Four-wheel-drive (SUV) these locations become available so that you can experience Sydney as few do.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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