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Lyn or Giacomo

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Sydney City. CBD Views. Minutes 2 Everywhere

48 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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Overview

Balmain House Rental Photos and Description

House x 3 Bedroom (sleeps 6 + detached Studio (sleeps 2) (We can cater for 14)

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.

SUMMARY:

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

IF YOU COULD WALK ON WATER IT IS 1 KM TO THE CITY. IT IS RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE HOUSE. 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, 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.

• Experience Sydney and Sydney Harbour at its best.

NO EVENT PARTIES

NO INDIAN OR ANY OTHER ASIAN COOKING ALLOWED.

FULL DETAILS:

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) From September 2014 additional space to accommodate 6 adults will be available, enquiries welcome. Three areas described above can accommodate total 14 adults, perfect for a large group, with plenty of privacy!

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: 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
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lyn or Giacomo (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Giacomo & Lyn



i'm so sorry i did not come & say goodbye & thank you both for the

wonderful hospitality you both gave during our stay it was a little

hectic trying to get 9 women organised for an earlier pick as they had

changed our flights at the last minute



you both went beyond our expectations especially Lyn helping us trying

to get our booking sorted for our bus trip we were very stressed trying

to find our booking & Lyn came to our rescue and came up with a solution

for us only to turn around and find the original booking



your house is beautiful & we will be recommending our friends to stay

when they visit Sydney



i do hope the younger members of our group did not keep you awake too

much over the weekend



again thank you for providing such wonderful place & the service was

impeccable



ps i will stop looking for the key



Caroline & Barb
May 2015
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Reviews

5
based on 48 traveler reviews

Sydney City. CBD Views. Minutes 2 Everywhere
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 56 reviews
5

Fantastic location and accommodation; friendly and helpful owners

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this lovely home in Balmain for three nights in March of this year. We (my husband, myself, and our three boys ages 7-16) really loved it and would highly recommend it. Why? First, the fabulous views over the city and bridge - can't be beat. Second, the proximity of the house to the ferry dock and the wonderfully relaxing way to travel around. Third, the authentic and clean accommodations which provided plenty of room for all of us and have a lovely Victorian feel to them. Fourth, the great food in Balmain (do not miss the breakfast at Kaffeine). Last but not least - the friendly and helpful welcome provided by Lyn and Giacomo who were present but never intrusive. They were able to provide great advice and suggestions for us regarding both Balmain itself and further afield - Bondi, etc. Our booking process with Giacomo went smoothly and a few questions I had were answered before we arrived. We took Giacomo's advice and used Nina's car service for our trip from the airport and back to the airport and we were so glad we did. She was friendly and punctual. If we are lucky enough to get back to Sydney in the future, we wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your comments. We love it when clients find the house homely like you did and that you all enjoyed it so much. Your children were lovely Lynne and so engaging. Thanks for choosing to stay with us.. Best Regards Giacomo and Lyn
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5

Beauty in Balmain

  • 5 of 5

My fiancée and I recently stayed at Giacomo and Lyn's lovely studio apartment. We only had a weekend with them but wished it could have been longer. The studio was compact, cosy, exceptionally clean and had all you needed to be completely self sufficient. The proximity to the bus and ferries to Circular Quay make this property extremely desirable. Giacomo and Lyn guided us every step of the way from arrival to departure. This is a lovely property owned by lovely people and we rate this as an all time favorite, worthy of returning. Karen and Bill

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen and Bill , have a great wedding in October . Lyn and I send you our best wishes. Regards Giacomo
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5

Great Sydney Experience!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed twice at this beautiful place, once at the beginning of March when we arrived in Sydney, and then again when we came back to Sydney before flying home to Canada. The location was excellent! Close to the ferry station and lots of shops & dinning. We loved the house! It was perfect for our family and our 5 year old twins loved the all the balconies (the roof top terrace was their favourite!) Giacomo and Lynn made our stay very enjoyable and comfortable. Perfect place to stay! Very highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying Erin better still for staying twice and always nice to hear that it suited everyone in your party. The children so obviously well behaved and joyful as well. Regards Giacomo and Lyn
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Fantastic For Families

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our stay at this beautiful home, and we plan to come back next year. Fantastic location - great night time views and close to the ferry station and downtown Balmain. Our three young children loved the house as much as we did - lots of balconies and a sun roof to explore. The house was spotless, and well appointed. Giacomo and Lynn are great hosts. Highly recommended!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for choosing us Jeff. i know your entire family had a great stay, you are always welcome and thanks for taking such good care of our home. Regards Giacomo and Lyn
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Authentic Balmain Experience

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. Giacomo and Lynn are gracious hosts with all of the answers we needed. The property is beautiful and the location ideal. We loved our walks to the ferry and into Balmain. We have 9 year old twins and they too loved the area.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shaunna and Scott. Thanks for choosing us and glad to know that like our other clients you found the location to be perfect for you visit. Regards Giacomo and Lyn
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5

Charming and So Well Appointed!

  • 5 of 5

This was such a perfect holiday spot. The location was great with views of the water, skyline and bridge. Just a short walk to town and to the ferry station. The house is so charming - decorated beautifully with an old world feel - and equipped with absolutely everything you could want or need. Nice big kitchen, great outdoor spaces including an upstairs deck area where you can watch the fireworks! The courtyard entryway to the house is so very pretty also with plants and flowers to greet you. Giacomo was great - and really responsive and easy to work with. We also rented the studio that is on the other side of the courtyard for our son since we had 3 couples in the main house and needed the extra space. It was just perfect. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Debbie. Your family was great too and easy to deal with and so grateful that you left the house and studio is such fine condition. Our cleaner had so little to do so we shared the lovely home made jam you left for us. Delicious. Giacomo and Lyn.
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Map

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
Bondi
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.

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Rates & Availability

Balmain House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
LOW
Jun 19 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$385
 
 
SHOULDER
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Christmas New Year
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 4 2017
6 night minimum stay
$995
 
 
LOW
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$385
 
 
Christmas and New Year
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 3 2018
6 night minimum stay
$995
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$425
 

Additional information about rental rates

Administration $70
Tax Rate 5.0%

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.

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Amenities

Balmain House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Downstairs toilet and laundry / pantry combo
  • 1.5
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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!

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