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ACCOMMODATION INNER CITY, VILLAGE ATMOSPHERE, MINUTES 2 EVERYWHERE

Lyn or Giacomo

Advertiser since: 2008
Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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Lyn or Giacomo

Advertiser since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 31, 2015
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ACCOMMODATION INNER CITY, VILLAGE ATMOSPHERE, MINUTES 2 EVERYWHERE

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview

Sydney CBD House Rental Photos and Description

House x 3 Bedroom (sleeps 6 + detached Studio (sleeps 2) (We can cater for 14)

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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lyn or Giacomo (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 31, 2015

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
  • 1 of 7
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 30 traveler reviews

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Accommodation Inner City, Village atmosphere, Minutes 2 Everywhere
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 37 reviews
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Accommodation Inner City, Village atmosphere, Minutes 2 Everywhere
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Fabulous Sydney Property

  • 5 of 5
8 of us stayed in this beautiful house and studio for a week over New Years Eve. The house was very clean and comfortable with amazing views from the balconies and the roof top terrace. On NYE we watched the early fireworks from the rooftop terrace. Later some of us walked down to the waters edge (about 10 mins) for a great view of the midnight fireworks. We bought Opal cards and used the nearby Balmain East ferry to get around Sydney quickly and cheaply. Much more enjoyable than driving! The Balmain shopping centre is about a 15 min walk away and has a Woolworths, shops and some great cafes and restaurants. There are 2 hotels nearby, an excellent Italian restaurant, Capello Pizzeria, and a fabulous cafe called Euforia where we sometimes stopped for breakfast on the way to the ferry. Sydney is hilly and Balmain seems to have more than it's share but we rarely used our cars. Communication with the owners was excellent and they were very helpful both before and after we arrived.
  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Evie, We are so pleased everyone enjoyed their stay in particular the NYE fireworks which are always so spectacular. It should be on everyone's Bucket list.
Your observations and suggestions were very welcome as we are constantly wanting to maintain our high standards and ways in which we can improve.
regards
Giacomo and Lyn
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Sydney CBD Sydney City

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The Photos of this place are impressive but much more impressive when you see it with your own eyes. As I was the one responsible for finding and making the booking for our group it was a great start to a great stay. Everyone said it has such a good and happy feel to it and so well presented and comfortable.
We loved the local shops and restaurants and bars. It really has everything you would hope for and soooo close to the City itself so it was no bother to come 'home' for a break, shower rest and head out again. All too easy because of it's location and great ferry and bus service. We used a taxi once during our stay because it was early hours of the morning and that was easy too. Location and amenities made our stay a pleasure. We ate in only for a light breakfast but for those that might like to cook the kitchen was well appointed.
The view is something special too....better than New York and the fireworks were on for some reason or other while we were here and that was unexpected and a real blast. I believe it is amazing on NYE especially with the view from the rooftop garden. That's awesome and great for pre dinner drinks.
An absolute delight as so many other guests have stated , something I was guided by and so pleased to find it accurate.
Communication, security and directions were all handled professionally and promptly. I could not have asked for more.
  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Accommodation Inner City, Village atmosphere, Minutes 2 Everywhere
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Tasmania
5

Sydney Balmin

  • 5 of 5
Excellent location. Beautiful house. Very extravagant comfort accommodation. Magnificent view at the Harbour bridge.
  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Accommodation Inner City, Village atmosphere, Minutes 2 Everywhere
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Sydney CBD Sydney City
Melbourne, VIC
5

Beautiful house, excellent location!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in this amazing property for a girls getaway in Sydney. The location was perfectly located and we were able to get to all of the locations we wanted over weekend, including the city and Bondi. busses and ferries are walking distance. the local area has a great vibe with great restaurants and shopping. The property is a beautiful home with tons of character and charm. The rooftop terrace is breathtaking with a a harbour side view of the city skyline. The hosts are very friendly, welcoming and easy to communicate with. We highly recommend this house.
  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Amy, it was nice to hear your laughter and clearly enjoying the place. What a nice group of friends.
Your comment when we meet that the photos were great but to 'see' it was so much better than you could have imagined was really well received.
Giacomo and Lyn
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Accommodation Inner City, Village atmosphere, Minutes 2 Everywhere
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Sydney CBD Sydney City
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ohio

  • 5 of 5
This was the pefect place for our family as we gathered for a wedding. We rented the house and the studio, and there was plenty of room for us all. The owners corresponded with us frequently to make sure we were comfortable, and we were. The views were stunning, and the rooftop deck perfect for an evening view of Sydney.
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Accommodation Inner City, Village atmosphere, Minutes 2 Everywhere
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Sydney CBD Sydney City
San Diego, CA
5

Fantastic Location!

  • 5 of 5
We are a family of 6, mom, dad, a 19, two 13, and an 11 year old. We stayed at this lovely home while in Sydney. First of all, the location is FANTASTIC! The city skyline is just breathtaking. You could spend hours just looking at it on the balcony with a glass of Australian wine. Also, the neighborhood is great. Very safe, lots of parks and things to see and do, plus walking distance to restaurants, shopping etc. on Darling Street.
The house is very comfortable and Lyn and her husband were the perfect hostesses.
I highly recommend this house.
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Mascot (SKS) International and Domestic
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
The London
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Balmain East Darling St Wharf
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Lilyfield light rail, Town Hall station City
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Western Distributor
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Ciao Thyme, Viva
Nearest Ski
500 Kilometres
Cooma Thredbo & Perisher Valley
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Bondi
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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Christmas and New Year
Dec 23 2015 - Jan 4 2016
6 night minimum stay
$995
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$500
 

Additional information about rental rates

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.
A 25% deposit is required to confirm your booking.
Payment by Visa or MC (+3.5%) transacted through our Australian Bank.
Paypal (+3.5%) or pay by Direct Deposit to our nominated Bank. If you prefer WIRE then Client Pays fees at their end+ $A35 @ our end.
All rates INCLUDE all fees and taxes, TV, unlimited internet and a local phone. In addition there is no bond

Amenities

Sydney CBD House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Downstairs toilet and laundry / pantry combo
  • 1.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 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
    Detached Unit - 1 queen , 1 murphy bed , Listing ID 360717 & can be booked with the house or not
  • 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:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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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