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Sydney OPERA HOUSE. & Harbour Bridge

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace


About the property

House + detached Studio (sleeps 2)

TIP. Click on the 'location' tab which takes you to MAP and 'drag the Pin to the LEFT boarder, to the 9 o'clock position and the CITY OF SYDNEY , Harbour Bridge, The Rocks, Opera House etc appear.


Use this link:

We are 100 yards from Ewenton Park.

That's how close you are to everything. Now read the rest below or go to reviews and come and stay with us. It is a unforgettable location. Or even quicker view the aerial photo posted. We Are Here.

Sydney, the gateway to Australia, is one of the world’s premier destinations. It is a city of spectacular natural beauty and stunning world famous architecture. Above all, it is renowned for its free-spirited outdoor lifestyle.

Overseas visitors delight in the diversity of walking opportunities that exist within easy reach of our home. So close to the Sydney Harbour Bridge (SHB) and the Opera House (OH) the Rocks and Botanical Gardens (BG).

Discover the charm of this magnificent harbour alone or on on guided walks that hug the coastline. Watch world-class yachts sail by as you hike along the high sea cliffs at the entrance to Sydney Harbour. Museums, Beaches, Art.

Take a guided tour and learn about Australia’s early history as you stroll through the alleys and laneways in the now-eclectic Rocks district. Just a short 12 min Ferry ride from our home that passes under the SHB and right by the OH. And guess what? Taking the Ferry is by far the preferred option of residents in this area. It’s just a ‘spectacular’ way for them to start the working day.

If you need convincing about our location then I suggest you take time to read though our many reviews.


Self contained three bedroom water view house. Common entrance shared with studio.


• 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, balconies onto views, east, south, and west.

•Located on a corner with no other houses to the right. Just garden and more Inner Habour views.

• Fully equipped modern kitchen

• Shower with Bath

• Area: 115m^2 (interior) + 4 m^26m^2 balconies + 24m^2 Rooftop Garden.




Just 15 km or 20 mins by taxi from Airport. This Balmain property can accommodate 6 adults, plus 2 adults in the detached studio/separate rental: (VRBO ref: 360717) We can accommodate total 14 adults, perfect for a large group, with plenty of privacy!

Close attractions include: Historic homes directly opposite, Harbour Bridge, Opera House, The Rocks, Star Casino, Aquarium, Chinatown, Fish Markets, Barangaroo, Cruise Terminal. Conveniently situated just minutes to Darling Street's vibrant cosmopolitan cafe/restaurant strip of the Balmain friendly village, transport is a breeze. Transport is virtually at your doorstep. A brisk walk to the Ferry Wharf would take you just 10 minutes, and there are plenty of cafes along the way for brunch. A walk to the nearest bus stop on Darling Street, would take 2 minutes. A 12 minute ferry ride from Balmain to the City takes you past two of Australia’s most recognized icons. Under the spectacular Sydney Harbor Bridge and right past The Opera House to alight at Circular Quay. From the Opera House you can take a scenic walk along Sydney Harbour foreshore or through The Royal Botanic Gardens.

Parking is easy at this property and it's a charming walk to Balmain shops.

Set in one of the world’s most beautiful cities we are located so close to the The Sydney Opera House, The Harbour Bridge, Barangaroo, Anzac Bridge, Darling Harbour, and Casino, Aquarium, Chinatown & Sydney’s CBD. Balmain today is one of Sydney’s’ most sought after Inner City Habourside locations with an enviable, friendly family village lifestyle.

The house is fully furnished including hotel quality white linen and towels, china, glassware, flatware and cookware. Set on two levels, three, if you count the rooftop terrace. On the ground level is the kitchen, a combined pantry and laundry with WC, then the formal dining room and elegant living/lounge room with French doors leading on to a front patio with unobstructed City and Habour views. Both rooms have white Carrara marble surround fire places fueled by Natural Gas. Upstairs are the 3 bedrooms each furnished traditionally and complemented with original brass bed. There is an ensuite bathroom off the rear bedroom. Both front and rear bedrooms have sizable wrap around balconies offering extensive views to The Sydney Harbour Bridge, The Anzac Bridge, Darling Harbour and the Sydney City skyline itself with cruise liners berthing directly opposite the house. In summer you can expect some relief from the heat at about 11 am each day as the cross breezes arrive off Sydney Harbour.

In the event that you love the sound of this house but need another bedroom for the Nanny, teenager, parent or grandparent who prefer their own space but you need them safe and close at hand, we can help here too as the house does have a stunning self-contained unit (separate rental : VRBO ref 360717) that can be combined with the house rental or as a stand-alone option. If this sounds like it fits your requirements you would need to bring it to our attention so we could negotiate its inclusion during your stay.

PLEASE NOTE. If you wish to have the house to yourself and for us NOT to rent the studio to a third party you must inform us prior to confirming your booking. There is a common garden and entry. Your rate would be adjusted by negotiation.

More Details

Lyn or Giacomo
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were lucky enough to call this house "our home" for 7 days. 12 friends rented all three properties to celebrate New Years Eve. The location is perfect. We didn't need to leave the houses to see the fireworks. Lyn and Giacomo are wonderful hosts.

My Response

Thanks Joy and John, Not an easy task for you to organise 10 others to meet and celebrate Sydney's NYE world famous fireworks but you managed it. We are glad it matched your expectations and thanks for choosing us and showing such great respect for our houses. Regards Giacomo and Lyn
Dec 2016
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Balmain House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Remove Trash to bins located on the sidewalk. Leave the premises clean , tidy , dishes washed & correctly stowed.Used towels on laundry floor.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Downstairs toilet and laundry / pantry combo
  • 1.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 4 Poster Brass bed with direct view to the City skyline.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 murphy bed , The middle room. Direct view 2 Anzac Brdge & Cruise Terminal
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , French sleigh bed, arched windows, balconies & harbour view
    Detached Unit - 1 queen , 1 murphy bed , Listing ID 360717 & can be booked with the house or not
  • Queen size Beds (3) 3 x queen beds are provided, including a Murphy style bed in the middle room (see below), (1) Separate rental self contained studio apartment (VRBO REF: 360717) with Queen size Wall Bed. 30 sq m in size with great views as well. perfect for live-in Nanny, grandmother, adult or teenager. Listed separately but can be combined with the house. Price negotiable. see Vrbo 360717, Murphy Beds (1) Middle bedroom has a Queen size bed. Ample room without having to fold it back to the wall each day.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Organic Vegetable Garden, a separate studio with fold down 'Murphy' bed and well equipped self contained Kitchenette is available with the house should you require more space or it is rented on a stand-alone basis separate from the house. pls ask for details. 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!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Sydney OPERA HOUSE. & Harbour Bridge
average rating of 4.9636364 based on 64 reviews

Perfect house

  • 5 of 5

Balmain is a very nice area. It's like a very nice village. You can find everything. Shops, cafes, restaurants, groceries stores... Giacomo is a very welcoming host, he explains everythin. The house is a jewel- historic, perfect location, close to bus and ferry and shops and restaurants. We liked the views of the skyline, the Harbour Bridge and the quiet courtyard. Highly recommended! We loved coming home after a day spent in the city.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Eva and Uli, , we appreciate your business and so glad that the house meet all your expectations. All our clients always agree that the location offers everything a tourist would want to see on a short term stay with such easy Public transport access by Ferry or Bus and great City Views. We are so pleased you found it so too.Enjoy your extended stay in Australia . Giacomo and Lyn
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Great experience.

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our time at this lovely home. Giacomo was very helpful and made himself available for any questions we might have, and very warm. The home is delicately furnished, and very well situated after a short beautiful walk through the park to the ferry, where all main Sydney attractions are a short ride away.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again Rowena. The location as always makes for a great stay and to have clients appreciate the decor is a lovely complement for Lyn. Regards Giacomo and Lyn.
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  • 5 of 5

Property is excellent, nicely situated for touring or a glass of wine on the deck while viewing the cityscape! Giacomo is a gem of a host.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Beth and Sean, so glad i was able to assist here and there and thanks for choosing us. The location never fails to impress for both easy transport and view. Regards Giacomo and Lyn
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Wonderful home to stay in!

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time in Lyn and Giacomo's beautiful home. Fabulous French kitchen, herb garden so lush! Walking distance to ferry, grocery, coffee, shopping and restaurants. Beautiful patios on all three floors, the wind off the harbor is divine as it blows through the house. We slept with all the doors and windows open. So perfect for our wants and needs. Will definitely return here.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Melani, As a restaurant owner we appreciated the dishes you offered us too.... Sooo nice and so generous of you. Glad that we meet all of your expectations regarding location, amenities and furnishings. Regards Giacomo and Lyn
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Convenient location, great place

  • 5 of 5

Very convenient location easy walk to the Balmain East ferry. Kitchen was well stocked with every need to make any meal imaginable. Would definitely recommend this rental

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much and glad to have been of help and appreciate you choosing to stay with us. Regards Giacomo and Lyn
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Fabulous position and beautiful and practical house

  • 5 of 5

Finding a suitable place online and not knowing a City can be a daunting task but in this case it was so easy. All the posted reviews and communications with the owners made it so. The Location is without question perfect for any tourist or business traveller as all the necessary transport amenities are so close by and easy to use. We ate out everyday and night and weren’t disappointed. For those that might want to cook occasionally the kitchen is fantastic as is the rest of the house.

Travelling by Ferry under the Sydney Harbour Bridge and past the Sydney Opera House each day was just a delight. It is spectacular. The Village suburb of Balmain has lots of restaurants, bars and cool shops….. just so close to everything and no car required with such a great Public Transport System.

Excellent location with great amenities. We loved it. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So close to everything as you say is exactly what all our clients just love. Glad you did to, Giacomo and Lyn
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Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Taronga Zoo
Darling Harbour & Haymarket
Sydney Aquarium
Blue Mountains
Opera Bar
Sydney Tower Eye
Mrs Macquarie's Chair
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Palm Beach Sydney
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Manly Ferry
Sydney Harbour
The Grounds of Alexandria
Circular Quay
Sydney Darling Harbour
The Bathers' Pavilion Cafe
Royal Botanic Gardens
Chinese Garden of Friendship
The Rocks
Hyde Park
St Mary's Cathedral
Australian Museum
Sydney Cove
Balmoral Beach
Museum of Contemporary Art
Powerhouse Museum
The Strand Arcade
Archibald Fountain
Sydney Town Hall
Sydney Wildlife World
Martin Place
Cargo Bar
Luna Park
Sydney Festival
Parliament House
Sydney Fish Market
Sydney Opera House Drama Theatre
Australian National Maritime Museum
Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Mascot (SKS) International and Domestic
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
The London
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Balmain East Darling St Wharf
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Lilyfield light rail, Town Hall station City
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Western Distributor
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Ciao Thyme, Viva
Nearest Ski
500 Kilometres
Cooma Thredbo & Perisher Valley
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Balmain House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas and New Year
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 3 2018
6 night minimum stay
Christmas New Year
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 2 2019
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 18.0%

Children 12 and over welcome.
Please avoid CARELESS or WILLFUL DAMAGES. Read the information sheets we send you and in those located within the premises.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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