APARTMENT STUDIO.MINUTES 2 CITY. SPECTACULAR VIEWS.TRAVEL BY FERRY. BUS OR CAR.

Lyn or Giacomo Latella

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
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Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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Lyn or Giacomo Latella

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APARTMENT STUDIO.MINUTES 2 CITY. SPECTACULAR VIEWS.TRAVEL BY FERRY. BUS OR CAR.

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1 Bed Studio, (Queen bed sleeps 2) 1 x shower/basin/WC

SUMMARY:

Self contained one bedroom water view apartment. Common entrance shared with house.

IF YOU COULD WALK ON WATER IT IS 1 KM TO THE CITY. IT IS RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE STUDIO. 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, balcony onto views, east and south.

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

• Equipped with all necessities for modern studio kitchen

• Shower / toilet mosaic tiled white.

• Area: 30m^2 (interior) + 4 m^2 balcony. Spacious.

• Fast free internet

• Experience Sydney and Sydney Harbour at its best.

• Floor to ceiling sun block roller blinds.

NO EVENT PARTIES

FULL DETAILS.

Just 15 km or 20 mins by taxi from Airport. Transport is virtually at your doorstep; to take you anyway you wish, fast and easily by Taxi, Ferry, Water Taxi, Bus, or an easy bike ride. 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. A brisk walk to the Ferry Wharf would take you just 9 minutes, while a walk to the nearest bus stop would take 2 minutes.

A 12 minute direct ferry ride to the City takes you past two of Australia’s and the World's most recognized icons. Under The Sydney Harbor Bridge and right past The Opera House. From the Opera House you can take a spectacularly scenic walk along Sydney Harbour or through The Royal Botanic Gardens.

The studio faces due East allowing you to enjoy the morning sun and a folding arm awning to control the sun on those hot summer days. Are you ready?

The apartment is 30m square. Free WI-FI and phone.

Converted from garage to studio just recently with polished concrete floor it is completely self-contained, with washing machine, 2 induction cooktops, fridge size to suit the apartment , crockery and cutlery. It sleeps two comfortably in a new fold away memory foam queen sized bed. You choose if you prefer it left out or fold it back to the wall during your stay. It is always in the down position for your arrival, ready and made in case you wish to sleep. (Everyone leaves it down). Lots of room either way. Quality white cotton linens (flannel for winter) and towels are hotel standard and it is so comfortable with great City and Harbour views from the bed or from the patio bifold doors. The doors have reflective film on them, just like City High Rise offices, so that during the day no one can see in but you can see out. At night though, if you wish to maintain privacy we advise clients to draw the blinds when the lights are switched on. Two large custom made cupboards allow ample space for you to unpack your things and stow your bags out of sight and out of the way behind the floor to ceiling curtains. The open WC, hand basin and shower are all high quality fittings mounted on classic white Italian mosaics.

Set in one of the world’s most beautiful cities we are located very close to The Sydney Opera House, The Harbour Bridge, TheAnzac Bridge, Darling Harbour, and Sydney’s CBD. All in fact visible from the house. Balmain has an enviable lifestyle due to its location on Sydney Harbour.

Formally a waterfront working man’s suburb with traditional Victorian Terrace houses and cottages and proximity to the City. It also boasts some of Sydney’s finest views.

This architecturally designed and decorated one bed studio apartment sits at the back of a fabulous Victorian Terrace house and though often rented to clients who rent the house itself, it is also sometimes available on a stand alone basis with common entry and garden. It is set up similarly to places I have enjoyed in other parts of the world such as France and Italy and is clearly inspired by those experiences.

Restaurants, cafes, providores and bars, elegant architecture, boutique fashion and home wares abound in this suburb all within very easy walking distance so popular with visitors and celebrities alike.

Keywords: Apartment, Studio, Unit, Granny flat,

Self-contained,

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Lyn or Giacomo Latella (Owner)
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About Lyn or Giacomo Latella

I have worked in the airline industry for the past 31 years travelling overseas every 7-10 days. 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 in this apartment.

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 fot 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 do what I do and check the testimonials...it always helps with reassurance and gives an insight to expectations meet.. I am contactable by cell phone. 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 apartment in 1983

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful stay and enjoyed the apartment.Thanks again for your hospitality. We hope to come back with our children and rent the big house someday!
Mar 2013
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 24 traveler reviews

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Apartment Studio.Minutes 2 City. Spectacular Views.Travel by Ferry. Bus or Car.
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 24 reviews
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Apartment Studio.Minutes 2 City. Spectacular Views.Travel by Ferry. Bus or Car.
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5

Incredible pied-a-terre AND incredible location

  • 5 of 5
I can't believe how fortunate I was to find this studio apartment. I was in a rush to find and book a place, I found this place, decided it "looked good", didn't look any further and booked it. What a delight it was/is. The host/owners: Lyn and Giacomo, live in the house on another part of the property. They are wonderful, generous hosts who are happy to share tips and suggestions that practically ensure a wonderful stay in Sydney. I can't say that you'll get to sample a pizza fresh from their wood-fired pizza oven, but I did and was grateful for it. Delicious. So, the apartment itself: modern, fully-fitted space perfect for one or two people. Full kitchen, snazzy bathroom, excellent WIFI, which I used daily (and a TV which I did not), an operable glass wall that opens up to a balcony overlooking the beautiful garden AND the harbor and CBD beyond. It's very special. Location: Again, how fortunate I was (and you will be, too). The apartment is a 10 minute walk to the East Balmain ferry wharf. The ferry connects directly to the main ferry terminal (Circular Quay), which accesses all the trains and buses. If you walk the opposite direction on Darling Street, you come upon a variety of very nice shops, restaurants, grocery markets, and just about anything you want or need. Again, very convenient, and a pleasant surprise for me. I don't often write lengthy reviews (if I do at all) of places I've rented, but Giacomo's and Lyn's place is unique and so are they. And I do find these reviews extremely helpful, so would like to contribute to others' efforts to find a great place to stay in Sydney. I had a wonderful time there and bet you will too.
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to meet you too Clint. A wonderful guest.
Giacomo and Lyn
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Apartment Studio.Minutes 2 City. Spectacular Views.Travel by Ferry. Bus or Car.
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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
5

Fantastic value!

  • 5 of 5
We came to Sydney for the Rotary International Convention and had the best time! The studio is in a FANTASTIC location, close to everything. We got the authentic Sydneysider experience by staying in Balmain. The apartment is exactly as described; clean, well maintained, and the bed is very, very comfy. The courtyard and view are gorgeous. We loved walking to the very easy public transportation. The people here are so friendly, and Lyn & Giacomo are very accommodating. We would definitely stay here again.
  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Apartment Studio.Minutes 2 City. Spectacular Views.Travel by Ferry. Bus or Car.
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5

Perfect location, lovely views

  • 5 of 5
We've just returned home from a wonderful trip to Sydney, we stayed 10days and wished we could of stayed longer. The studio was lovely and perfect with plenty of closet space. The basic needs for cooking were supplied and the bed was very comfortable. No need to fold it up as there was plenty of space to move around. The washer was very handy to have...and the clothes dried quickly on the clothes hanger which was also provided.
The simple yet elegant decorating was very inviting and we immediately felt at home. The pictures provided and description is exactly as stated..so there are no surprises upon arrival.
East Balmain is a lovely place to walk around, with plenty of shops, cafés, restaurants and all you need is just a short walk away. The bus is very convenient within a few minutes of the Studio which will take you to town or to the ferry . The ferry is also located within a 15 minute walk. Lyn suggested taking the walk through the park to get to Darling St which then took us down to the ferry. Again a beautiful little walk. 10 minutes by ferry to Darling Harbour or 15 minutes to Circular Quay. It was a wonderful way to start our day. There is no shortage of beautiful views in every direction.
Lyn and Giacomo are the perfect hosts, very gracious, flexible, kind and generous...as they were always willing to offer ideas and suggestions and taking the time to talk to us. We definitely felt very welcomed. The studio is designed for 2 but we had our 10 year old son with us and they added a small cot for him which was perfect and did not crowd the room at all.
The views from the studio are breathtaking and it was so lovely to just sit on our little balcony looking out to the Sydney skyline. Even the couple of days of rain we had didn't damper our trip as looking out from the floor to ceiling windows of the studio were just as nice in the rain.
Overall, this place is a gem and the perfect little getaway. I would highly recommend staying there.
We will definitely return and stay here and to visit with our new Australian friends.
  • Submitted: May 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Apartment Studio.Minutes 2 City. Spectacular Views.Travel by Ferry. Bus or Car.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p360717vb
8507251024
Sydney CBD Sydney City
5

Great spot

  • 5 of 5
Made an excellent choice with this gem. It is very convenient by ferry to Sydney and Balmain has an abundance of good restaurants. Parking was available and hassle free. The owner communication was excellent, with realistic deposit procedures and good payment options for someone from North America.
  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing
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Apartment Studio.Minutes 2 City. Spectacular Views.Travel by Ferry. Bus or Car.
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8507251024
Sydney CBD Sydney City
4

Cosy studio

  • 4 of 5
We stayed for 6 nights and thoroughly enjoyed the studio apartment. The studio is as described with washer, kitchenette and patio doors that open all the way across to a lovely patio that faces the Sydney skyline. There is more than enough room to spread out with lots of closets and drawers if you are there for a few days which is a nice option when you have been living out of a suitcase on an extended trip. The location is good and within walking distance to the East Balmain Ferry terminal, restaurants and stores for supplies such as groceries and wine. As a rule we are not fast walkers so doubled the times mentioned in the information package and found them quite comfortable. The public bus service on Darling street is about every 15 - 30 minutes and cuts the walking distance in half. We utilzed the Senior Concession Rate to purchase Transit Tickets and for $2.50 you can ride the system all day, a great deal considering that every trip out of Balmain involves a ferry or a bus (assuming you don't have a car.) Lynn and Giacomin have done a good job of renovating the studio but one area one should be aware of is the shower / toilet facilites which are minimal and if your travelling partner leans to the high modesty range it might be a bit uncomfortable at times. The owners were terrific hosts and between them they have a wealth of information on the area and are more than willing to take the time to explain or suggest ideas. Not that there is any shortage of things to do in Sydney. So in summary the studio is as presented in the information provided, Balmain is a nice residential area but there is pretty much a bus or ferry involved in getting to and city centered destination or activities. The bathroom / shower facilities are limited but, given the room layout, functional. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend the studio to other travellers.
  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car
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Apartment Studio.Minutes 2 City. Spectacular Views.Travel by Ferry. Bus or Car.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p360717vb
8507251024
Sydney CBD Sydney City
5

An ideal spot for a couple visiting the Sydney area

  • 5 of 5
We spent a total of 6 nights in the studio and it was perfect for our needs. The garage-turned-into-a-studio was done very creatively and it is obvious that over the years Lyn and Giacomo have made changes to continually improve the experience for their guests. The easy access to both Balmain itself and all over Sydney via either bus or ferry makes this a unique location. While we were expecting the studio to be functional based on the description, the stunning views of South Sydney and the lovely yard and charming hosts were all bonus elements that we will remember the next time we visit the Sydney area.
  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Sydney Kingsford Smith (SKS)
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
DArling St Wharf
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
City or Central
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Western Distributor
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Bondi
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
Car: not necessary

The property is well located to take advantage of the many city tourist facilities with bus, ferry, bicycle and taxi transportation within easy reach.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Sydney CBD Apartment 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 & New Year
Dec 21 2015 - Jan 4 2016
6 night minimum stay
AU$270
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
AU$185
AU$1,195
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Summer (High Season) length of stay negotiable if OUTSIDE DATES Dec 19 to January 6th. WITHIN these dates though minimum stay is 6 nights.
EASTER minimum stay is 4 nights.
PER NIGHT RATES as published
Pay by VISA or MC CC (+3.5%), Direct Deposit, or PayPal. (+3.5%)
Client Pays all or any T/F fees.
Booking confirmed on receipt of 25% Deposit.
All rates INCLUDE all fees and taxes, cleaning, TV, unlimited internet and a local phone. In addition there is no bond
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Amenities

Amenities

Sydney CBD Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 30 m²
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone ...
  • Elevator
Kitchen:
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Stove ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom is semi open so as not to interrupt the line of view to the City. The shower is frame less frosted glass. See pics.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Bed (1) The mattress is made of memory foam, an invention by NASA, & is really comfortable. Sheets provided are regular hotel quality white cotton .
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony ...
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • walking
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • surfing
Notes:
Communal garden. 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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