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Sydney Opera House Studio.Minutes 2 City.Travel Ferry. 1 Mile as the crow flies.

Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only


Minimum Stay
3 - 6 nights

Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only

About the property

1 Bed Apartment Studio, (Queen bed sleeps 2) 1 x shower/basin/WC

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.

Charming Garage to Studio apartment conversion with great City views and shared house entry gate (electronic) from the street. Perfect for up to 2 pax.

Fully equipped kitchenette though best for clients who prefer to eat lunch and dinner out or buy take away and use the microwave.

Everything you need: one Queen bed, shower and Wash machine, living and dining combined, 2 x spacious wardrobes, TV, Fan, Heater and balcony.

Shower and WC are have glass panels so if you have ‘modesty issues’ this studio might not be for you.

Wifi provided FOC. High quality linens, furnishings, microwave and kitchenware though most of our clients eat out.

Outstanding central location with all amenities so close by including cafes, restaurants, boutique shopping, harbour frontage, recreation facilities, public transport and entertainment.

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 one bedroom water view apartment. Common entrance shared with house.

IF YOU COULD WALK ON WATER IT IS 1 KM TO THE CITY. IT IS RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE STUDIO. 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, balcony onto views, east and south.

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

• Equipped with all necessities for modern studio kitchen

• Shower / toilet mosaic tiled white. Note that the WC/shower has frosted glass walls and is partially open so not to restrict your view. Please review the photos and if you have 'modesty or privacy' issues you may want to reconsider.

• Area: 30m^2 (interior) + 4 m^2 balcony. Spacious.

• Fast free internet

• Experience Sydney and Sydney Harbour at its best.

• Floor to ceiling sun block roller blinds.




Just 15 km or 20 mins by taxi from Airport. Transport is virtually at your doorstep; to take you anyway you wish, fast and easily by Taxi, Ferry, Water Taxi, Bus, or an easy bike ride. 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. A brisk walk to the Ferry Wharf would take you just 9 minutes, while a walk to the nearest bus stop would take 2 minutes.

A 12 minute direct ferry ride to the City takes you past two of Australia’s and the World's most recognized icons. Under The Sydney Harbor Bridge and right past The Opera House. From the Opera House you can take a spectacularly scenic walk along Sydney Harbour or through The Royal Botanic Gardens.

The studio faces due East allowing you to enjoy the morning sun and a folding arm awning to control the sun on those hot summer days. Are you ready?

The apartment is 30m square. Free WI-FI and phone.

Converted from garage to studio just recently with polished concrete floor it is completely self-contained, with washing machine, 2 induction cooktops, fridge size to suit the apartment , crockery and cutlery. It sleeps two comfortably in a new memory foam queen sized bed.

Quality white cotton linens (flannel for winter) and towels are hotel standard and it is so comfortable with great City and Harbour views from the bed or from the patio bifold doors. The doors have reflective film on them, just like City High Rise offices, so that during the day no one can see in but you can see out. At night though, if you wish to maintain privacy we advise clients to draw the blinds when the lights are switched on. Two large custom made cupboards allow ample space for you to unpack your things and stow your bags out of sight and out of the way behind the floor to ceiling curtains. The open WC, hand basin and shower are all high quality fittings mounted on classic white Italian mosaics.

Set in one of the world’s most beautiful cities we are located very close to The Sydney Opera House, The Harbour Bridge, TheAnzac Bridge, Darling Harbour, and Sydney’s CBD. All in fact visible from the house. Balmain has an enviable lifestyle due to its location on Sydney Harbour.

Formally a waterfront working man’s suburb with traditional Victorian Terrace houses and cottages and proximity to the City. It also boasts some of Sydney’s finest views.

This architecturally designed and decorated one bed studio apartment sits at the back of a fabulous Victorian Terrace house and though often rented to clients who rent the house itself, it is also sometimes available on a stand alone basis with common entry and garden. It is set up similarly to places I have enjoyed in other parts of the world such as France and Italy and is clearly inspired by those experiences.

Restaurants, cafes, providores and bars, elegant architecture, boutique fashion and home wares abound in this suburb all within very easy walking distance so popular with visitors and celebrities alike.

More Details

Lyn or Giacomo
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 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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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Sydney Opera House Studio.Minutes 2 City.Travel Ferry. 1 Mile as the crow flies.
average rating of 4.811321 based on 58 reviews

Perfect comfort

  • 5 of 5

The Balmain studio was perfect for us--convenient to city centre and other attractions, beautifully appointed flatlet, and hosts who went out of their way to be of assistance with travel tips, etc. We'll be back for sure.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Janet. I'm sorry we were booked for you return journey, we would have gladly put you both in the house but they were booked as well, regardless glad to have assisted with an alternative option. Regards Giacomo and Lyn
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  • 4 of 5

This was an excellent vacation studio. Everything provided was in excellent condition. Close to amenities by bus, ferry etc. Would recommend this property to others. Excellent communication with owner which made things easier.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy apartment

  • 5 of 5

We loved the apartment. It had everything we needed. The hosts were very knowledgeable and friendly and helped us find some hidden gems in Sydney.

We would highly recommend their place and definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for choosing us Colin and looking after the Studio. Sorry to have missed you before you checked out. Regards Giacomo and Lyn
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Secret Garden on the City's Edge.

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th visit to Giacomo and Lyn's beautiful property in Balmain. My wife and I love visiting here.

Entry to the property is through a secure gate into a small tiered garden which is surrounded by high walls. It enjoys its very own micro climate. Truly a private "secret garden" flush with colour and Mediterranean style. The studio is so clean and well equipped - everything is there - you will want for nothing. And the hosts, Giacomo and Lyn, are so welcoming and friendly that you will soon feel like one of the family. Perhaps you might even be tempted to just 'stay home'. But the village of Balmain deserves to be 'walked' and appreciated. It has a great selection of coffee stops, cafes, pubs and historic architecture. All set in a very safe and atmospheric suburb which is virtually surrounded by the harbour and a number of wonderful parks. If you want to go into the city (or further afield) the area is well serviced by public transport. Though there is available street parking just outside the property a car is not really needed. Ferries and buses are a very casual 15 minute stroll away, then only minutes to the city. The bus is a quick trip across Anzac Bridge to the centre of the city. The ferry is a wonderfully relaxing way to appreciate the city skyline and the great Sydney harbour. So, if you are planning to stay in Sydney on business or for pleasure we strongly recommend you put this property high up on your preferred list of 'where to stay'. You will not be disappointed. In fact you will be so very pleased you chose to stay in Balmain at Giacomo and Lyn's property.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are flattered by your comments and thank you for choosing to stay with us. You are always welcome an we look forward to having you stay on your next visit to Sydney. Regards Giacomo and Lyn
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  • 5 of 5

Landed in Sydney after 20+ hours flying. Charming. Peaceful. Clean. comfortable. Everything we needed to settle in after tiring travel from the US. Instructions for directions, check-in, etc were easy to follow and spot on. Owner engagement was ideal. Perfect size with all of the right amenities for a couple. Dishes/kitchen appliances for managing snacks and cocktails. A view of Sydney skyline from the patio. VERY comfy bed. Quiet for catch up rest. A FANTASTIC shower. An absolutely beautiful and darling garden walk way/surround. And, last but not least a 100% perfect location for walking to Balmain shops/cafes that have the very best vibe and best coffee and fantastic food choices. If we were to relocate to Sydney, we would buy a flat here. When we visit again, we'll include this stop in our itinerary. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Melissa. It was lovely dealing with you and I am so glad the Studio and location was such a great delight after such a long flight and that you enjoyed your stay. My wife and I love the studio ourselves and the bed is just so comfy. Best Regards Giacomo and Lyn
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Great Place. Great location. Comfortable. Great views.

  • 4 of 5

The studio apartment was very clean and had everything I needed. The view of the harbor and downtown were terrific, especially at night. The hosts went above and beyond to make sure everything was there I needed, and even checked throughout my stay to see if I needed anything. The material they provide about transportation, restaurants, etc was invaluable. Id stay again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for choosing us and leaving the studio in mint condition. Regards Giacomo
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Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Taronga Zoo
Darling Harbour & Haymarket
Sydney Aquarium
Blue Mountains
Opera Bar
Sydney Tower Eye
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Manly Ferry
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Mrs Macquarie's Chair
Palm Beach Sydney
The Grounds of Alexandria
The Bathers' Pavilion Cafe
Sydney Darling Harbour
Sydney Harbour
Circular Quay
Royal Botanic Gardens
The Rocks
Hyde Park
Chinese Garden of Friendship
Australian Museum
Balmoral Beach
Museum of Contemporary Art
St Mary's Cathedral
Sydney Cove
Sydney Town Hall
The Strand Arcade
Archibald Fountain
Sydney Wildlife World
Powerhouse Museum
Luna Park
Sydney Festival
Cargo Bar
Martin Place
Parliament House
Sydney Fish Market
Sydney Opera House Drama Theatre
Australian National Maritime Museum
Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Sydney Kingsford Smith (SKS)
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Darling St Wharf
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
City or Central
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Western Distributor
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

The property is well located to take advantage of the many city tourist facilities with bus, ferry, bicycle and taxi transportation within easy reach.

All major tourist attractions are within 15 min by Ferry Bus or Car.


Rates & Availability

Balmain Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Year
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 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%

Summer (High Season) length of stay negotiable if OUTSIDE DATES Dec 19 to January 6th. WITHIN these dates though minimum stay is 6 nights.
EASTER minimum stay is 4 nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Balmain Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 30 m²
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom is semi open so as not to interrupt the line of view to the City. The shower is frame less frosted glass. See pics.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Bed (1) The mattress is made of memory foam, an invention by NASA, & is really comfortable. Sheets provided are regular hotel quality white cotton .
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Communal garden. 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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