ACCOMMODATION INNER CITY, VILLAGE ATMOSPHERE, MINUTES 2 EVERYWHERE

Lyn or Giacomo Latella

Speaks italian, spanish, english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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Lyn or Giacomo Latella

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ACCOMMODATION INNER CITY, VILLAGE ATMOSPHERE, MINUTES 2 EVERYWHERE

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House x 3 Bedroom (sleeps 6 + detached Studio (sleeps 2)

SUMMARY:

Self contained three bedroom water view house. Common entrance shared with studio.

IF YOU COULD WALK ON WATER IT IS 1 KM TO THE CITY. IT IS RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE HOUSE. If, like us, you can't walk on water the following will help.

• Bus stop on corner. 10-15 min to City

• Ferry: 12 minutes to city centre which takes you under the SHB & past the Opera House. WOW.

• 10 minute peaceful walk to ferry.

• TAXI's always close by

• Quiet and tranquil. you would never know you were so close to the City.

•AIRPORT 20 min by Taxi

• Easy parking - no traffic problems

• Sydney Harbour views to City Skyline, Darling Harbour and Anzac Bridge.

• Direct east facing, sunny, balconies onto views, east, south, and west.

•Located on a corner with no other houses to the right. Just garden and more Inner Habour views.

• Fully equipped modern kitchen

• Shower with Bath

• Area: 115m^2 (interior) + 4 m^26m^2 balconies + 24m^2 Rooftop Garden.

• Experience Sydney and Sydney Harbour at its best.

NO EVENT PARTIES

FULL DETAILS:

Just 15 km or 20 mins by taxi from Airport. This Balmain property can accommodate 6 adults, plus 2 adults in the detached studio/separate rental: (VRBO ref: 360717) From September 2014 additional space to accommodate 6 adults will be available, enquiries welcome. Three areas described above can accommodate total 14 adults, perfect for a large group, with plenty of privacy!

Buses run every 15 mins. Ferries run every 20 mins to Darling Harbour & City (Circular Quay/Opera House, & North Sydney. Water taxi service also available. Close attractions include: Historic homes directly opposite, Harbour Bridge, Opera House, The Rocks, Star Casino, Aquarium, Chinatown, Fish Markets, Barangaroo, Cruise Terminal. Conveniently situated just minutes to Darling Street's vibrant cosmopolitan cafe/restaurant strip of the Balmain friendly village, transport is a breeze just 2 mins to bus, 7-10 mins to ferry, taxi, or bike ride, light rail to City. Transport is virtually at your doorstep. A brisk walk to the Ferry Wharf would take you just 7 minutes, and there are plenty of cafes along the way for brunch. A walk to the nearest bus stop on Darling Street, would take 2 minutes. A 12 minute ferry ride from Balmain to the City takes you past two of Australia’s most recognized icons. Under the spectacular Sydney Harbor Bridge and right past The Opera House to alight at Circular Quay. From the Opera House you can take a scenic walk along Sydney Harbour foreshore or through The Royal Botanic Gardens.

Parking is easy at this property and it's a charming walk to Balmain shops. We are located on a corner with the house facing directly East, there are no other houses to the south, just the magnificent Anzac Bridge, Harbour & city views & the Cruise Passenger Terminal. There is a community organic vegetable patch on the verge, and anyone can pick what they need. Orange Grove Organic Farmers Market operates on Balmain Road every Saturday (7am-2pm) definitely worth a visit (catch bus # 445 & alight just before Orange Grove School)

In order to take full advantage of the location and views, the balconies have 11 extendable or adjustable awnings installed to the front, the side and back of the house.

Though located so close to the city it is blissfully quiet whether you are inside, on the roof top terrace or in the garden, everyday can seem like Sunday.

Restaurants, cafes, providores and bars, elegant architecture, boutique fashion, 3 separate markets every weekend and home wares abound.

Set in one of the world’s most beautiful cities we are located so close to the The Sydney Opera House, The Harbour Bridge, Barangaroo, Anzac Bridge, Darling Harbour, and Casino, Aquarium, Chinatown & Sydney’s CBD. Balmain today is one of Sydney’s’ most sought after Inner City Habourside locations with an enviable, friendly family village lifestyle.

Formally a waterfront working man’s suburb, Balmain now has a gentrified village atmosphere with highly sought after real estate due to its traditional Victorian Terrace houses, cottages and proximity to the City. It also boasts some of Sydney’s finest views. By Australian standards, Balmain is steeped in history as it is one of Sydney’s and Australia’s first settlement suburbs.

Our property is architecturally redesigned, a decorated Victorian house positioned between Hampton Villa and Ewenton House, two of Balmain’s finest historic mansions. It has it’s own unique Italian inspirations with its Ochre Tuscan lime washed garden walls mounted by young espaliered fruit trees and the unique Positano inspired rooftop terrace and pergola topped by Bouganvillea, to offer both flowers and shade during your daytime summer alfresco dining or while lazing in the hammock. Lights at night make it just as enjoyable without the need to seek relief in the shade but to delight in the joy of the City night lights or Sydney’s world famous Summer fireworks. A wood fired Pizza oven is located in the garden. Inside there‘s a sophisticated colour palette, traditional style furnishings, polished Kauri and Baltic Pine floorboards throughout, high 12’ ceilings, and tasteful design features. The buffed and polished terracotta tiled kitchen floor is complemented by a large family kitchen which has generous white Carrara Marble bench tops and is well equipped with electric appliances, dishwasher, full upright refrigerator/ freezer, cast iron gas stove and oven with rustic tables and a massive Dresser at its heart. Bifold doors open to one of four external entertaining area and Garden. All bases are covered here because this is the heart of, not just one, but two passionate cook’s. Many fresh organic herbs and vegetables are always ready and available from the garden which of course is on an automatic watering system. You are welcome to use any of the food and spices we leave in the pantry at no extra charge. All of the staples will be there, bonus when you first arrive.

The house is fully furnished including hotel quality white linen and towels, china, glassware, flatware and cookware. Set on two levels, three, if you count the rooftop terrace. On the ground level is the kitchen, a combined pantry and laundry with WC, then the formal dining room and elegant living/lounge room with French doors leading on to a front patio with unobstructed City and Habour views. Both rooms have white Carrara marble surround fire places fueled by Natural Gas. Upstairs are the 3 bedrooms each furnished traditionally and complemented with original brass bed. There is an ensuite bathroom off the rear bedroom. Both front and rear bedrooms have sizable wrap around balconies offering extensive views to The Sydney Harbour Bridge, The Anzac Bridge, Darling Harbour and the Sydney City skyline itself with cruise liners berthing directly opposite the house. In summer you can expect some relief from the heat at about 11 am each day as the cross breezes arrive off Sydney Harbour.

In the event that you love the sound of this house but need another bedroom for the Nanny, teenager, parent or grandparent who prefer their own space but you need them safe and close at hand, we can help here too as the house does have a stunning self-contained unit (separate rental : VRBO ref 360717) that can be combined with the house rental or as a stand-alone option. If this sounds like it fits your requirements you would need to bring it to our attention so we could negotiate its inclusion during your stay.

PLEASE NOTE. If you wish to have the house to yourself and for us NOT to rent the studio to a third party you must inform us prior to confirming your booking. There is a common garden and entry. Your rate would be adjusted by negotiation.

Keywords: Inner Sydney Harbour, Rooftop, Vegetable Garden, Ferry, Bus, Bike, Light rail, Inner West, Views, Heritage, City Living, Village Atmosphere, Cafes, Bars, Shopping, Historic, Walks, Tourist, Fish Markets, Casino, Aquarium, Zoo, Manly, Bondi, Barangaroo, Cruise Terminal, Parklands, Foreshore, Cockatoo Island, Glebe, Rozelle, Lilyfield, Orange Grove Organic markets, Balmain.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
After our Melbourne Relocation agent let us down, I found this charming home and dealt directly with the helpful owners. Balmain location and property was a perfect introduction to Sydney for our family. After 4 weeks we did not want to leave! We highly recommend staying in this gorgeous, comfortable home. The area is friendly, great for walks, many parks, restaurants, lots of young families, & water views at every turn & from every room in the house. We'll be sure to return to Balmain during our 3 year stay in Sydney & are grateful to you both for helping us settle in & making us feel so welcome. see you for coffee again soon.
Oct 2013
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Lyn or Giacomo Latella

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2008
Speaks italian, spanish, english

I have worked in the airline industry for the past 31 years travelling overseas every 7-10 days. I retired in April 2012. My expectations for accommodation and the price you pay for it are well measured by the countries I have travelled to. You will not be disappointed with the facilities on hand.

Technically I live in Sydney Australia but travel constantly. I think it is fair to say I have an idea of services and appointments required for the regular traveller without having to pay through the nose for it. I hate that. If you do too then give it a go and register your interest and someone will get back to you. Concerned about renting online? I am too so check the testimonials...it always helps with reassurance and gives an insight to expectations met.. I am contactable by cell phone, however you must ask if you want my number as I change sim cards to suit the country I am visiting....or I can skype you or you can skype me.

Lyn or Giacomo Latella purchased this house in 1983
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 24 traveler reviews

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Accommodation Inner City, Village atmosphere, Minutes 2 Everywhere
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PERFECT BASE FOR A WEEKEND IN SYDNEY

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at this charming property for a weekend and couldn't have enjoyed it more. Beautiful walk in kitchen with a big farmhouse table for meals, comfortable living room, well-appointed bedrooms and decks everywhere with views across the harbor to the city. A short, two-stop ferry from Circular Quay to Balmain, which is a quiet and charming town with great restaurants walking distance from the apartment. We loved it here, and hope to make it back some day!
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

MS VIATOS

  • 5 of 5
I had the best stay at this beautiful property. Lynn was so hospitable and made sure we were well informed about everything. Such an amazing area to spend some time in.
The highlight was the rooftop balcony which was stunning on a sunny day.
Highly recommended and I would not hesitate to stay here again.
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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DIDN'T WANT TO LEAAVE......

Didn't want to leaave......
  • 5 of 5
After spending two weeks in "our" house it was hard to pack and go home. We didn't want to leave. The home is beautiful, comfortable and the views are magnificent. We loved Balmain, and getting to City Centre was just a short walk to the Ferry. We took advantage of the public transportation (Ferry, bus, train) which was very easy. The owners Lyn and Giacomo were wonderful and we loved getting to know them during our stay. Looking forward to coming back.
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
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PERFECT IN EVERY WAY

  • 5 of 5
What a gem of a find for our girl's getaway! This fabulous home has character to burn! Beautiful with everything you need for a wonderful break in Balmain/Sydney. The city is a stones throw away and Balmain itself has plenty to keep you busy and fed! The home is stunning, comfortable, spacious and the wonderful hosts have thought of everything. The views are superb and the facilities top class. Lyn and Giacomo are wonderful - thanks for everything you did to make our stay wonderful. Highly recommended to all - we will be back again for another visit.
  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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GEORGE & CARRIE & FAMILY

George & Carrie & Family
  • 5 of 5
Simply the best there is!
Everything mentioned by owners and others who have commented is true plus much more!
We've been very blessed with numerous opportunities to have travelled all over and have stayed in some magnificent places but this one is "Home".
Please respect the simple house rules and take good care of the house as we'll surely be back but for a longer period.
Thank you very much!!!! Tanti baci!
  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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WONDERFUL PLACE WITH GREAT HOSTS!

  • 5 of 5
This is a great home that is well situated for seeing Sydney. The host are marvelous, very kind and helpful. One family member required minor medical care and the host made all the arrangements and gave her a lift to the doctors office.
Be sure to save time to explore the local community. The cafe are great and the area is quite interesting.
Sydney proper is 10 minutes or so by a well run fairy.
The house is full of charm and very fun to stay in!
Highly recommend.
  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Mascot (SKS) International and Domestic
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Balmain East
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Lilyfield light rail, Town Hall station City
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Western Distributor
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Bondi
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
The London
Nearest Ski
500 Kilometres
Cooma Thredbo & Perisher Valley
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Ciao Thyme, Viva
Car: not necessary

Buses run every 15 mins. Ferries run every 20 mins to Darling Harbour & City (Circular Quay/Opera House, & North Sydney. Water taxi service also available. Close attractions include: Harbour Bridge, The Rocks, Casino, Aquarium, Chinatown, Fish Markets, Barangaroo, Cruise Terminal, Balmain Village atmosphere.

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Sydney CBD House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas and New Year
Dec 21 2015 - Jan 5 2016
6 night minimum stay
AU$995
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
AU$575
 

Additional information about rental rates

A 25% deposit is required to confirm your booking.
Payment by Visa or MC (+2%) through our Australian Bank.
Paypal (+3.5%) or Direct Deposit to our nominated Bank. Client Pays + $A35 WIRE T/F fees.
Your booking is not assured at the time of your inquiry.
All rates INCLUDE all fees and taxes, TV, unlimited internet and a local phone. In addition there is no bond
Notes Children 12 and over welcome.
Please avoid CARELESS or WILLFUL DAMAGES. Read the information sheets we send you and in those located within the premises.
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Amenities

Sydney CBD House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Internet ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Oven ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 4 Poster Brass bed with direct view to the City skyline.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 murphy bed , The middle room. Direct view 2 Anzac Brdge & Cruise Terminal
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , French sleigh bed, arched windows, balconies & harbour view
  • Queen size Beds (3) 3 x queen beds are provided, including a Murphy style bed in the middle room (see below), (1) Separate rental self contained studio apartment (VRBO REF: 360717) with Queen size Wall Bed. 30 sq m in size with great views as well. perfect for live-in Nanny, grandmother, adult or teenager. Listed separately but can be combined with the house. Price negotiable. see Vrbo 360717, Murphy Beds (1) Middle bedroom has a Queen size bed. Ample room without having to fold it back to the wall each day.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • zoo
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
  • theme parks
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • golf
  • surfing
  • cycling
  • wind-surfing
  • tennis
Notes:
Organic Vegetable Garden, a separate studio with fold down 'Murphy' bed and well equipped self contained Kitchenette is available with the house should you require more space or it is rented on a stand-alone basis separate from the house. pls ask for details. Buses run every 15 mins. Ferries run every 20 mins to Darling Harbour & City (Circular Quay/Opera House, Manly, North Sydney& Parramatta. Water taxi service also available. Close attractions include: Harbour Bridge, The Rocks, Casino, Aquarium, Chinatown, Fish Markets, Botanic Gardens, Theater, Cinemas, Balmain Village atmosphere. Sydney's hippest cafes, bars, boutiques and galleries in Darling Street . walk , bus or Ferry to everywhere!
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