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

Lyn or Giacomo Latella

Advertiser since: 2008
Speaks: english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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Lyn or Giacomo Latella

Advertiser since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 18, 2014
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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 Latella (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 18, 2014

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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Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

4.9
based on 26 traveler reviews

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Apartment Studio.Minutes 2 City. Spectacular Views.Travel by Ferry. Bus or Car.
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 28 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
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
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
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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
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
Winnipeg, MB Canada
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
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

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 2 2016
6 night minimum stay
$270
 
 
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3 night minimum stay
$160
 

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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
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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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