Sydney CBD apartment rental - A real oasis in in the heart of Sydney
A real oasis in in the heart of Sydney
 
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • 1 Bathroom
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
 

Sydney CBD Apartment Rental Photos and Description
Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

This Australia Vacation Apartment is truly unique, large, luxurious, totally self contained and only minutes from shopping malls, National Parks and a direct rail service to the city.

If you are vacationing/holidaying or on Corporate Business and if your stay is for 5 days or 3 months it has been designed for the couple who would like to experience Sydney with accommodation that is located in a peaceful bushland environment. A real oasis in the heart of Sydney and what's more

Designed for 2 people only NO SHARING with other guests.

Just 30 min from the city on Sydneys' scenic and affluent North Shore this apartment is available for vacations/holidays or corporate bookings. It allows you the opportunity to escape the typical large city atmosphere, relax and yet still explore this wonderful Harbour City.

This is an opportunity to experience the real Sydney lifestyle, a real haven away from the city noise,traffic and stress. Although if you require the night clubs and party atmosphere of a large city - this apartment would not be suitable. If you wish you can Experience Sydney with a local, understand its culture, explore its hidden locations unknown to most tourists and be part of the Aussie way of life. This type of vacation package is not available with hotels and most accommodation packages.

The apartment has a full gourmet kitchen with the latest appliances and highest quality furniture. Set amongst the tree tops it affords seclusion, privacy and bushland views. There are bushwalks from your front door and the opportunity if you wish to share breakfast on the outside deck with an array of native parrots that visit each morning.

Location: Just 12 miles from the city in a quiet bushland upmarket neighborhood. There are various ways to travel to the city, by car 30/35 min. A relaxing scenic journey by train and ferry if you are not in a hurry or by train alone.

There is a rail station with a direct service to the city within a 5 min walk of the apartment. It is safe, frequent and very reliable.

Also within minutes is a large shopping mall, a wildlife sanctuary where you can see and touch Koalas and Kangaroos and access to the KuringGai Chase National Park which is Sydney's premier park. With natural bushwalks, hidden waterways, aboriginal rock carvings and a cultural centre, its an ideal opportunity to view Sydney in a manner that has changed little in the past 200 years.\

***HOME AWAY SPECIAL OFFER*** A personal meet and greet, airport transfers either way and a 2 to 3 hour introductory tour of Sydney` major attractions. Tariff $300 US p/couple.

IF ITS YOUR INTENTION TO ALSO EXPLORE CAIRNS & THE GREAT BARRIER REEF WE ARE VERY FAMILAR WITH THIS LOCATION AND CAN OFFER A LOT OF LOCAL ADVICE

Personal Tours: An added advantage of staying at our Sydney Holiday Apartment is the availability of personal tours. Your hosts have a SUV (4WD) and Boat and if required tours are available on a daily basis to Sydney's premier locations and to other locations that are unknown and rarely visited even by Sydney residents.

Sydney has 100s of miles of waterways many of which are totally inaccessible without the use of a boat. One of which is the Hawkesbury River almost 100 miles of waterway that almost circles Sydney. Here you can explore hidden secluded beaches, bays and inlets at the mouth of this river together with its great bird and wildlife and the rugged unchanged landscape which forms part of the National Park.

*** Recently 2 guests Donna and Mike from Bend Oregon, USA undertook the abovementioned boat tour and we have included a few pictures that they took on that day. A full compilation of their day can be found on our 'Sydney Holiday Tours' web site.

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We have lived in this Sydney North Shore location since 1975 and added the vacation apartment nearby in 2006. It really is a wonderful central location near enough to the city

(just 12 miles) and far enough away to enjoy the bushland with its array of native birds and animals.

Our guests most frequent comment is 'How great it was to experience the real Sydney'

Jan and Ron Roberts purchased this apartment in 1975

47 Reviews of Property 254616 in Sydney CBD, Australia

Accommodation Sydney Australia. Experience the Real Australia
average rating of 4.962963 based on 47 reviews
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Accommodation Sydney Australia. Experience the Real Australia
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p254616
+61 2 94872795
Sydney CBD Sydney City
USA/Mexico/Canada
5

You won't ever forget this!

You won't ever forget this!
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
After arriving from a 16 hour flight we were met by the perfect hostess and host. Not just our hosts but instant friends. They couldn't do enough for us (and for all that we have read about.) It is worth having the airport pickup and tour as you will have a complete overview of what you will want to do and see the following days. Being escorted to the grocery, wine store, etc is very special also so you know what you might need and what to buy special. I can't tell you how wonderful this "tree house" is and how special Ron and Jan are. It is great to go into town via train, explore the rivers and downtown areas but more than great to go to sleep and wake up in paradise! If you are a bird lover and animal lover you won't believe the experience here. Every detail has been afforded in the immaculate separate house. From the perfect furnishings to internet access, adapter plugs, gorgeous deck with electric bar b que, bird feed supplied for the many species and on and on! Really one of the best VRBO's we have experienced. You won't be disappointed! Thank you Ron and Jan! Come see us.....
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Judi and Willard for your kind review. Its important for our guests to feel at home and as we have said before experience Sydney as few do.
Helpful votes: 6/7
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Accommodation Sydney Australia. Experience the Real Australia
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p254616
+61 2 94872795
Sydney CBD Sydney City
Palm Springs, California. USA
5

WOW! What an incredible and healing place

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
A lovely escape, beautiful flowers, birds, possums and a private house in the trees.
We were made to feel like family from the moment we stepped inside the owners are such wonderful fuides and hosts.

They are extraordinary folks and we are better off for having stayed there.

What a great 5 weeks
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Michael!

Thank you for your nice comments. Les the possum is doing fine.
Helpful votes: 4/5
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Accommodation Sydney Australia. Experience the Real Australia
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p254616
+61 2 94872795
Sydney CBD Sydney City
Punta Gorda, Florida, USA
5

Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2010
  • Stayed: Feb 2010
If you're looking for a "home away from home" to explore greater Sydney, look no further than Jan and Ron Roberts' Normanhurst guest house. Just a short walk to train station enables quick transport to Sydney and the ferry/bus systems for city and inner suburb attractions, and the nearby motorways provide a headstart for the longer jaunts to the northern Hunter Valley wine area, the Blue Mountains and the southern highlands. The guest house itself is impeccable and a wonderfully tranquil place to relax after a busy day. Whether providing local knowledge for our exploring or offering customized tours, Jan and Ron made us feel like old friends, and each day was quite special. Instead of merely being a place to stay each evening, Jan and Ron and their guest house became some of our Sydney vacation's fondest memories.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 8/9
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Accommodation Sydney Australia. Experience the Real Australia
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p254616
+61 2 94872795
Sydney CBD Sydney City
Madison Heights, Virginia
5

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2010
  • Stayed: Jan 2010
Wow what a location:-

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Australia -- we did a 35-night circumnavigation cruise plus 5 nights at this apartment in Sydney. It is exactly as pictured, and the owners are extremely helpful and hospitable, complete with the birds during breakfast and the possum at night.

All the furnishings are of high quality and are either new and modern or restored antiques. I especially enjoyed having a washer in the apartment, as I cannot tolerate dirty laundry. The owners have pretty much thought of everything and all you will need is food. Ron even took us to the grocery store and waited for us to shop.

I think they do tours of Sydney, including boat tours, but we did our own thing by taking the train in each day to the city for sightseeing as we were only there for the 5 days. The station is an easy walk from the apartment in Normanhurst an upper-class suburb of Sydney with lots of vegetation and flowers and the ride into the city was a little over 30minutes. You arrive at one of the Central stations with connections everywhere. We bought tickets ($17 AUD) p/day for unlimited use of the trains, ferries and buses. We rode buses all over town, incl Bondi Beach. Then we took the ferries to Manly Beach and Darling Harbour. We visited a number of large shopping complexes, the Maritime Museum, Sydney Fish Market and of course Circular Quay and the Opera House. You can also go just 1 stop in the other direction from the apartment to Hornsby. This is a nice little town with a large shopping center with lots of stores and restaurants.

All in all, our stay in the apartmnet was one of the high points of our trip, as we were able to meet real Australians and actually live in the real Australia.

You will have absolutely no problems there. As far as money is concerned, we paid a deposit by credit card and the remainder, also by credit card, when we left the apartment
Helpful votes: 3/4
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Accommodation Sydney Australia. Experience the Real Australia
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p254616
+61 2 94872795
Sydney CBD Sydney City
Colorado Springs, 80907
5

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2009
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
These comments don`t begin to express our feelings of enjoyment about our stay.
We had an incredibly wonderful trip to Sydney. Thanks to Jan & Ron for being such a huge part of a successful start to our vacation.
The apartment was PERFECT and the location stunning! We will miss the sounds and sights of "our jungle"-the birds, possums, flowers etc.
Thanks so much for being such incredible hosts.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Accommodation Sydney Australia. Experience the Real Australia
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p254616
+61 2 94872795
Sydney CBD Sydney City
Sacramento. CA
5

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2009
  • Stayed: Nov 2009
This was a very special place indeed! Everything about the apartment is so perfect!

Not to mention our hosts Ron and Jan and their incredible hospitality & helpfulness. Thanks so much
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
Accommodation Sydney Australia. Experience the Real Australia
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p254616
+61 2 94872795
Sydney CBD Sydney City
Air Ronge,Saskatchewan, Canada
5

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2009
  • Stayed: Nov 2009
One foot in the city and 1 foot in the country. This was like an oasis in the desert. Top notch and very well done. Thanks heaps mates
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Accommodation Sydney Australia. Experience the Real Australia
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p254616
+61 2 94872795
Sydney CBD Sydney City
Calgary, Canada. T2A 3KZ
5

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Ron and Jan are the ultimate hosts!

We feel we know more about Sydney than a lot of Australians now! We had a fabulous time and know that anybodys else who stays will be equally impressed as we were.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Accommodation Sydney Australia. Experience the Real Australia
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p254616
+61 2 94872795
Sydney CBD Sydney City
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2009
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
Thank you for putting together such a clean, delightful, well decorated place to call home.
The possoms were wonderful, like big thoughtful cats. Nicknamed the female Miss H as she is so hungry for bananas. She will guide your hand toward her mouth.
Also the green blue and orange Lorikeets are a delight! on my shoulder and arms waiting for their turn at the food bowl.
Wow what a location!
business
Accommodation Sydney Australia. Experience the Real Australia
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p254616
+61 2 94872795
Sydney CBD Sydney City
Bullard, Texas
5

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2009
  • Stayed: Mar 2009
Have finally made it back to Texas after a memorable trip around the Pacific.
One of our most memorable stays was at your beautiifully designed guest house. Not only was the home cozy...it had all the conveniences of our own home. The furnishings were loverly. We adored the daily lorikeet visits and feeding the cute little possumn right at our door.
Navigating Sydney was a breeze with the trains, buses and ferries... so unique and enjoyable.
Above all, your personal attention to anything we needed was really what made our visit over the top. THANK YOU!
Feel free to use our comments. I mean every word.

Thank you so much