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

Lyn or Giacomo

Advertiser since: 2008
Speaks: english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
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 24, 2015
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APARTMENT STUDIO.MINUTES 2 CITY. SPECTACULAR VIEWS.TRAVEL BY FERRY. BUS OR CAR.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview

Sydney CBD Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 Bed Apartment 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. Note that the WC/shower has frosted glass walls and is partially open so not to restrict your view. Please review the photos and if you have 'modesty or privacy' issues you may want to reconsider.

• 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,

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • 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 24, 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

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.

Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Jan 2015
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Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
Travel with confidence
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

4.9
based on 28 traveler reviews

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Apartment Studio.Minutes 2 City. Spectacular Views.Travel by Ferry. Bus or Car.
average rating of 4.892857 based on 31 reviews
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Apartment Studio.Minutes 2 City. Spectacular Views.Travel by Ferry. Bus or Car.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p360717vb
Sydney CBD Sydney City
5

Highly recomended

  • 5 of 5
This is first class. Superior bed, towels and fully equipped studio. View of Sydney CBD across the water.
Village of Balmain has everything you need and has a beautiful vibe. Great cafes, London Hotel Pub and lots of shopping. Grab an OPAL card and use the ferry system - the best way to see Sydney is from the harbour.
10min ferry to Circle Quay, from there visit Opera House, CBD, Manly Beach and Taronga Zoo ( best zoo I have seen). Breath taking views of the opera house from the water. Lynn and Giacomo run a class act.
They also have a full house for rent for families.
  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Apartment Studio.Minutes 2 City. Spectacular Views.Travel by Ferry. Bus or Car.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p360717vb
Sydney CBD Sydney City

Fantastic place

  • of 5
We loved the location. 10 min walk to the ferry. So pleasant to see Sydney via the ferries.
Studio and especially the need is very comfortable.
We are coming back to stay again in January.
Lynn and Giacomo are expert hosts.
Thanks for making are stay in Sydney so easy
  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Apartment Studio.Minutes 2 City. Spectacular Views.Travel by Ferry. Bus or Car.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p360717vb
Sydney CBD Sydney City
Eagle Creek, Oregon
5

Dwight and Laurie

  • 5 of 5
What a fantastic place to be when visiting Sydney! We loved our stay in Balmain East at Giacomo and Lyn's darling studio apartment! They have two full houses side by side in front of the studio that they rent also so it is perfect for family vacatons or events. The place is gated and locked and in a very upscale nice neighborhood. You can walk (as we did) or ride the bus down to the ferry that takes you to circular quay where the Opera house is and all other ferrys to beaches, zoo, etc. are. The views are great and they are situated right next to the cruise ship dock at White Bay. We were shouting back and forth to them on their roof top terrace from the top deck of the Holland America ship we boarded after spending five days at the studio. We would stay there again in a hot minute !
  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Ha ha ha. You two were just so funny and a pleasure to have had you stay. Thanks so much for posting a review.
Giacomo and Lyn
business
Apartment Studio.Minutes 2 City. Spectacular Views.Travel by Ferry. Bus or Car.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p360717vb
Sydney CBD Sydney City
Los Angeles
4

Sydney's Coolest Neighborhood

Sydney's Coolest Neighborhood
  • 4 of 5
This small but nicely appointed studio is in a great neighborhood that allowed us to see the real Sydney lifestyle. With its quaint shops and cafes, tree-lined streets and close proximity to the ferry at Balmain East, it was just about perfect.

The only downside was the "open air toilet" in the living area. It sounds more disturbing than it really is. The bathroom is surrounded by a 4ft high glass partition. It's practical in many ways for the limited space, but not very comfortable for others sharing the unit. When one of us had to use the facilities, the other stepped out on the balcony. Because the garden and view are pretty spectacular, it wasn't a burden, just a bit awkward.

The bed was really comfy and our hosts Giacomo & Lynn were fantastic. For those who can stay a few days, we suggest buying an Opal transportation pass. It's good on the ferrys and buses and after 8 trips, the rest of the week is free. It's a great deal and so much better than hiring a car! If you do have a car, street parking is plentiful here.

This place is a great value. We felt like locals!
  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: I particularly like this review because it reflects our own dilemma during the conversion in deciding whether to build a solid ‘modesty / privacy’ wall to the WC and shower and lose part of the great view, or keep the view by partial use of ‘smoked glass’ and open space inside the unit. We chose the latter with the idea to include photos and description, thereby allowing the Clients to make their own decision when considering the rental. Quite rightly T mentions it 'sounds more disturbing than it really is'.
We welcome and respect your view and as we each have our own ‘meter reader’ of acceptability and to avoid any future ‘awkwardness’ I have altered the description to reflect the view expressed more prominently.
We regard our 5 Star rating highly and are very happy to see that just like other past clients all other aspects of the stay were rated very highly and meet or exceeded expectations.
Regards
Giacomo and Lyn
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Apartment Studio.Minutes 2 City. Spectacular Views.Travel by Ferry. Bus or Car.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p360717vb
Sydney CBD Sydney City
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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
business
Apartment Studio.Minutes 2 City. Spectacular Views.Travel by Ferry. Bus or Car.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p360717vb
Sydney CBD Sydney City
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

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Sydney Kingsford Smith (SKS)
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Darling St Wharf
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
City or Central
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Western Distributor
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Bondi
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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Rates & Availability

From $160 Per night

Sydney CBD Apartment Rental Rates

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Christmas & New Year
Dec 21 2015 - Jan 4 2016
6 night minimum stay
$270
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$160
 

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

Sydney CBD Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
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:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
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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