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Quiet, Tranquil Sydney Harbour Waterfront Boutique Apartment

45 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Minimum Stay
4 nights


Greenwich Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Self contained one bedroom waterfront apartment with own entrance

• 15 min ferry ride into heart of city/ 10 min drive

• Unparalleled Sydney harbour views

• Direct north facing, sunny, balcony onto view.

• Fully equipped modern kitchen

• King size quality bed and bedding

• Bathroom with underfloor heating, double shower/ washer-dryer

• Reverse cycle air conditioning

• Fast internet

• Area: 65m^2 (interior) + 26m^2 balcony

• Ferry: 15 minutes to city centre

• 5 minute peaceful walk to ferry.

• 20 minute peaceful walk to station (4 stops to city centre)

• Bus stop on corner.

• Quiet and tranquil

• Easy parking - no traffic problems

• Experience Sydney and Sydney Harbour at its best.

Keywords: Apartment

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2016

About The Owner

We have a beautiful architect design home with a seperate one bedroom apartment. This is my parents apartment, for when they visit us from vancouver. When they are not here, we like to share the beautiful place with others. I am a professional contemporary landscape artist and you can see my work at danadion. I have a studio uner the house and I am inspired by the water, the bush, and nature around me. My husband is a university professor and we have three grown up children.

Why The Owner chose North Shore Sydney

Feel good place you will not want to leave. Everything you need within a close reach of the city yet feels like you are in paradise and home.

What makes this apartment unique

Luxury comfortable stylish stay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

am just back home, after more than two

months of travelling around Australia.

Where I stay is very important to me,

and is integral part of the travel

experience, so I spend quite a bit of

time researching my accommodation ahead

of travelling. I had the good fortune

of staying in some pretty nice places

along the way – but this apartment wins

top ranking, no contest.

Most web sites make the place look

better than it really is, but here the

reverse is true : nothing can prepare

you for the impact of the view when you

first walk into the flat – it is truly

stunning. And then you discover all

the other treasures, big and small :

the birdlife , the tranquillity, the

comfort, Dana’s paintings on the wall,

the wonderful ferry ride into town under

Harbour Bridge, washing powder in the

cupboard, ferry and bus timetables &

piles of information leaflet on the

desk, broadband internet ... All these

things combine to making this a real

home with a warm and welcoming feel to

it : you can tell that the owners have

travelled and know exactly what you need

when getting to a strange place. There

is one danger though : you could stay on

the terrace for hours just enjoying

being there, and not do any sightseeing


I would not want to stay anywhere else

in the Sydney area : thank you Dana for your hospitality !
Feb 2010
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Quiet, Tranquil Sydney Harbour Waterfront Boutique Apartment
average rating of 5.0 based on 47 reviews

Cool apartment for ferry hopping

  • 5 of 5

We came to Sydney for 6 days and chose this apartment because we have friends in Greenwich but I'd recommend it to anyone. The apartment itself is spacious with a fabulous terrace overlooking the river. Since we had been travelling for the previous 3 weeks the laundry room was especially welcome too! From a location perspective it is a short walk to the ferry and we used this as our main method of transport. There is also a little parade of shops nearby with a lovely cafe, grocery store and pharmacy. There is a fish restaurant too but we never got to that. In all we had a great stay in spite of some questionable weather at times!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Lovely apartment located in Greenwich overlooking the water. Just a 7-10 minute walk to catch the ferry into Circular Quay and we found it a very peaceful and relaxing mode of transportation. The unit itself is very well designed, with ample storage and living space, and the natural light from the wall of glass windows and doors is great. The deck is a wonderful place to have morning coffee, an afternoon tea or simply relax after a day of touring. About a 15-minute walk away is the grocery store, cafe, seafood place (great fish and chips and nice, fresh seafood), pharmacy and bottle shop.

Dana was a great hostess; communication before and during our visit was easy and efficient. We would not hesitate to stay here again should I travels bring us back to Sydney.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous harbor view home!

  • 5 of 5

This was my husband and my first visit to Australia and the Sydney area. I looked for a small community with a property with great views and that was newer and comfortable. I want to give Dana high marks for her lovely top floor condo. It was the perfect place to stay while in the Sydney area. The home is situated up the hill from the Greenwich ferry and quick and very scenic 20 minute ferry ride to Sydney’s Circular Quay (pronounced – KEY). Loved the small community and quaint homes.

The home was exactly as advertised and Byron and I had a lovely stay. We enjoyed hearing all the birdsongs and the scenic harbor view. We took the advice of Pieter and mad our way up to the very small shops and restaurants of Greenwich and found amazing Greenwich Village Espresso Bar, which had amazing cappuccino’s and baked desserts. Their carrot cake was amazingly delicious. Our next favorite was the Fish house, which sold fresh fish and also cooked scrumptious fish and chips. Really some of the best I have ever had and I come from the Pacific Northwest and my family fishes commercially. The small grocery store has everything you will need while staying.

I do recommend taking a “taxi” over to “Crows Nest” a community about 5 miles away if you want a greater variety of restaurants and shops. Make a reservation for BAHBQ Best Brazilian Churrasco restaurant in Sydney! Don’t try to get in without a reservation! We also had a great experience at Grill'd Crows Nest. It’s a happening burger joint where you can get a glass of wine or beer, the lines are long but it is an upscale burger joint and really terrific.

One evening we were too tired to go out and decided to call in for dinner. was an excellent service, you put in your location, they pull up a list of restaurants that service your area, you choose from the list, chose a delivery time and pay online. Keep an eye on when it’s being made, when it’s being delivered in “real-time! Had some of the best Chinese food ever, very delicious and from “Chinaman Dumpling Bar”. I know the name is horrendous but the food was fabulous!

Wonderful trip, perfect location and excellent home to stay in!


Susie & Byron

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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London, UK

Superb Quiet Apartment for 2 Overlooking Sydney Harbour

  • 5 of 5

This was a return visit to the apartment for my wife and I and it was even better than we had remembered. The apartment is beautifully designed, with a whole wall of sliding glass doors that open onto a deck with great views of a quiet backwater of Sydney harbour. The deck is a superb place to sit out and have a drink or a meal on a summers evening and watch the gentle activities in the harbour. The apartment is extremely well-equipped with all the facilities needed for a comfortable self-catering stay. Part of the pleasure of staying here is the trip into Central Sydney - a 5 minute stroll to the ferry and a pleasant 20 minute ferry ride and you are on Circular Quay. Alternatively, there are local shops and a café plus a restaurant just a 10 minute walk from the apartment. The owner, Dana is extremely welcoming and friendly, as well as being a great source of information about the local area and Sydney as a whole. We would happily recommend the apartment as a great place to stay for any couple visiting Sydney and we hope one day we may be able to return ourselves.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hancock, Maine, USA

Beatiful, quiet and convenient location for visit to Sydney

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I visited Sydney for the first time this March. This studio VRBO (large with good kitchen, walled off sleeping area and wonderful deck with view of part of Sydney harbor) was perfect for our needs. It is a five minute walk to a ferry and then a 20 minute ride to the center of Sydney and the Opera House. Grocery store, post office and a good seafood restaurant are within easy walking distance as well. Dana is a great host, with helpful suggestions and information. This property is a really excellent value. We stayed for two weeks and would happily have stayed for many more.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rochester NY USA

Relaxing Oasis Amidst the Activity of Sydney

  • 5 of 5

Although I am Australian, I have been living in the USA for 30 years. My wife and I needed to be in Sydney for a week for my niece's wedding. We have stayed at a number of Sydney locations over the years but find they are either too expensive, too hard to get to, too noisy, or all of the above. We found this studio on VRBO and decided to give it a try. All I can say is - exceptional. Dana's small studio is ideal for a couple. The size is just right for travelers, with all the amenities you will need. The view and deck are fantastic, we had to tear ourselves away from it every day to go to our various appointments. The whole place felt like a quiet oasis to return too after dealing with the hustle and bustle of the city all day. The separate entrance makes the studio seem like a separate house and to be honest, if we didn't know that Dana was downstairs we wouldn't have known it. She is very welcoming and helpful but leaves you to yourselves unless you need something. Kitchen is ideal for breakfast and lunch, it has everything you need for dinner but why bother cooking when there are so many great restaurants nearby (up at Crows Nest or Lane Cove). Public transport makes it easy to get around without a car - we had one but ended up leaving it parked in the street (completely safe and free) for most of the week. One thing to note, Dana's very thorough instructions for getting around suggest buying a weekly "red pass" to save on rail, bus and ferry fares. We did that but mistakenly got a zone 1 pass, which did not include ferries. Make sure you buy the zone 2 pass, which includes all 3 - it only costs $8 more. Otherwise everything was perfect and we can thoroughly recommend this property - we will definitely be staying here when we return to Sydney next year. Thanks Dana!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


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Greenwich Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Dialup Access
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • bathroom has a double shower, under floor heating, and window to view. Lots of storage, washer/ dryer
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size quality bed linen. Bedroom has window to view
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Stunning north facing views. Quiet & tranquil. Architectural masterpiece. Super relaxing. Short spectacular ferry ride to Opera House, Harbour Bridge and City.

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