The Shipwright Suite is a unique two bedroom apartment on the top floor of our heritage building. Wake up to views of the Harbour Bridge, and enjoy the view from the living area. The apartment has exposed original sandstone walls throughout. The spacious living area has all luxury mod cons.
The gourmet kitchen is a charming space with raised ceilings, exposed beams and clever lighting. It is sheltered from the dining and living areas, but boasts a grand view of the Harbour Bridge as you prepare your meals on our kitchen island. Four gas stoves, a full sized oven, microwave and full sized fridge will make the most of our fresh Australian produce. A dishwasher and dishwashing liquid/tablets provided. Thoughtful storage areas, a large countertop and a breakfast nook will delight every day.
The laundry area is hidden away with a sink, washing machine/dryer, a drying rack as well as an iron and ironing board.
Sandstone walls line the bedroom, with a separate entry for the ensuite bathroom. See Facility description.
This apartment is popular as a base for corporate travellers as it is ideal for private meetings and small gatherings. High speed WiFi and also cabled connection with no daily limit will allow frequent video conferencing. Morning commutes are traffic-free and reliable on the ferry.
Size: 100 m2.
The apartment features:
•Panoramic uninterrupted views of Sydney Harbour and the Harbour Bridge from the living area
•Wrap-around balcony and Weber barbeque grill perfect for entertaining
•Welcome Basket and wine on arrival
•Free and fast ADSL2+ and WiFi (wireless internet)
•In-room air conditioning and heating
•Fully equipped designer kitchen with full-sized refrigerator, oven, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, and all cookware and dining ware
•Iron and ironing board
•Clothes washer and dryer
•Modern ensuite with stone tiled underfloor heating and heated towel rails, fitted with full size bath-tub
•Bathroom amenities and salon-quality hairdryer
•Luxury bed linen and fluffy 5 star towels and bathrobes
•Platinum package Foxtel iQ2 HD with over 500 TV and radio channels
•Plasma TV and DVD player
•Free local landline calls and private phone line for each apartment.
•Audio system featuring an iPod docking station.
•Secure hidden in-room safes
•Weekly clean with fresh linen and towels. (Extra cleaning services available at an extra charge)
•Regular bus and ferry services to Sydney CBD and inner west at the door.
Typical stays are one week to three months, but we welcome enquiries for longer or shorter stays.
Street parking is available, or the single car space to rent at $5 a night.
The apartments all feature their original structure and sandstone walls from the 1800’s. Fully refurbished in 2011 with modern furniture and fittings.
The apartments combine the ultimate in private luxury and proximity to all the vibrancy and culture of Sydney city. Our unique leafy harbourside location is perfect for ship-spotting and a city escape in a self-catering apartment (produce markets and health food store nearby, a local supermarket and grocer 5 minutes away, Sydney fish markets a short drive away).
An ideal 1km from the hustle and bustle of the CBD, Sydney's ferry service is among the best in the world and will take you to the historic Rocks area and Opera House, via a stop at Milson's Point for photos under the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Generally a 20 minute trip, but a lifetime memory.
The Balmain East ferry wharf is located just metres away from our doorstep so you can treat yourself to Sydney Harbour ferry rides daily. The Circular Quay to Darling Harbour ferry loops at our wharf every half hour. Only a short 10 minute traffic-free scenic ferry ride to King St Wharf, Darling Park, Darling Harbour, Pyrmont Bay and Jones Bay Wharf. The Growers' Market is held every first Saturday of the month, and the ferry ride to and from the market to the apartment is a little taste of idyllic island life.
Noted interior designer Romy Alwill has crafted beautiful, unique touches throughout these stunning apartments that enjoy prime waterfront position. We are perfect for entertaining, whether it be a harbour-side picnic on the public parklands (Illoura Reserve) that surround our building or a cocktail event in the living area. Enjoy sensational views of Sydney Harbour and the city lights from a large wraparound balcony - artists and writers will appreciate the inspiring vantage points of our natural harbour.
Managed by Bannisters Point Lodge to a 4.5 Star standard there are only 4 serviced apartments within this 200 year old sandstone building. Originally the site of the Shipwright Arms Hotel, a recent full refurbishment now sees the interiors fitted out in designer style and comfort. The perfect serviced apartments for your stay in Sydney, whether for a holiday or corporate travel.
Balmain is one of Sydney's oldest suburbs only 1km from the city, and is famous as a foodie destination, for pub crawls through the original pubs from the 1800's and weekend markets all centred around Balmain Village. You will find a warm and welcoming community among the bustling precinct of cafés and independent shops. The peninsula's motto is 'You'll never have to leave the peninsula'.
When you do venture across the harbour, Sydney Ferries will provide the most memorable experience to see our most loved sights.
Sydney is a city for all four seasons. In summer, festivals dot the city's venues every January weekend and Australia Day with the busiest being Sydney Festival and Mardi Gras. Easter and Anzac Day celebrations in autumn, also Opera on the Harbour. In winter, the winds are calmer and is perfect for sailing in the day, and at night for Vivid Light Festival. Winter is also peak time for cultural events like Sydney Writer's Fest, Sydney Film Festival and NAIDOC. In spring, catch various speaker events and pop up restaurants around town, and visit Hyde Park for Night Noodle Markets during Good Food Month all October.
The Darling Harbour Circular Quay ferry loop services Balmain East. It passes Goat Island, Lavender Bay, Luna Park and bobs under the Sydney Harbour Bridge for beautiful photo opportunities with the Sydney Opera House. Stop at Opera Bar, Botanical Gardens and venture to Mrs Macquaries Chair for the best of Sydney's endless summer. Change ferries here for daytrips to Manly, Taronga Zoo and Watson's Bay. Tall ships and specialty tours depart from here too.
To the west of the wharves, are The Museum of Contemporary Art, The Rocks historic fine dining precinct, Bridgeclimb and the Pylons at Sydney Harbour Bridge as well as Sydney Observatory and Argyle Steps.
The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Hyde Park, The Australian Museum and Sky Tower are within minutes of the CBD - the 442 bus will take you near Town Hall and the Queen Victoria Building.
In Balmain, take an easy historic walk through Darling Street or detour to Ballast Point Park. The peninsula counts numerous local celebrities and national icons who grew up in the area. Most famously Dawn Fraser who learnt to swim at the pool at Elkington Park, one of our loveliest outdoor summer pools.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 23 2014 - Dec 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
Dec 30 2014 - Jan 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||AU$200.00|
|To secure booking of less than 28 days, full amount plus a $200 bond is required. For long stays, deposit of 28 days is required then weekly advance payment one week before arrival. Balmain Wharf Apartments will not guarantee or confirm a booking or reservation made more than 365-days (1-Year) prior to arrival. Requests and booking expression of interests can be registered.|
|Notes||$200 Cleaning bond is refundable after departure should there be no need to cover incidental items such as (but not limited to):
•Any breakages or damage incurred during your stay.
•Any excessive cleaning charges, above the normal level of cleaning due to the apartment being left in an unacceptable state or additional servicing / cleaning charges.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay. Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (AUD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.