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Lyn or Giacomo

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Studio.Minutes 2 City. Spectacular Views.Travel by Ferry. Bus or Car.

47 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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Overview

Inner West Studio Rental Photos and Description

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

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

Everything you need: one Queen bed, shower and Wash machine, fully equipped kitchen, living and dining combined, 2 x spacious wardrobes, TV, Fan, Heater and balcony. Perfect for up to 2 pax. 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.

SUMMARY:

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.

NO EVENT PARTIES

NO INDIAN OR ANY OTHER ASIAN COOKING ALLOWED.

FULL DETAILS.

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
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • 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. We loved the Studio too. Thanks for the extra bed.



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

4.8
based on 47 traveler reviews

Studio.Minutes 2 City. Spectacular Views.Travel by Ferry. Bus or Car.
average rating of 4.8297873 based on 51 reviews
5

Sydney skyline at it's finest

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I can't thank Lyn and Giacomo enough for their hospitality and accommodations - just a short ferry ride from our favorite sites in Sydney. The quiet days and nightly views of the harbor skyline were just the therapy we needed after a long trip from the States. The refreshing shower and crisp comfortable bed were the ideal retreat after touring the local area each day. I especially appreciate the attention to detail for getting to/from the airport and the great recommendations in the intimate community of East Balmain. Stopping by the local market early in our trip, cut down on our food costs as we cooked breakfast and warmed meals on the speedy cooktop provided in the unit. Small details like the Ferry schedules (Opal card locations)/attraction maps, yummy soaps and even an umbrella or two in case of a light shower made our trip that much more stress-free. Anyway, I would definitely recommend this studio for anyone looking for a get-away with character and amazing customer service. We hope to visit again soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again so much Lori. We are so glad you and Megan enjoyed it so much. Naturally you are both always welcome. Perhaps we will see you in CA later this year. Regards Giacomo and Lyn
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5

Perfect for Business and Pleasure

  • 5 of 5

I previously submitted this review on 3rd of April and received acknowledgement from you only I have been advised by the owner that it has not been posted. Can you explain why?

I have been a very regular client in both houses Lyn and Giacomo have listed so when my business interests required me to travel from interstate on a weekly basis, I had no hesitation to book the studio as my base for a six (6) month period.

Like the houses the studio is well appointed and meet all my needs. From a tourist and business point of view the location is both perfect and quiet. Public Transport covers everyone’s needs with both the City, business and tourist attractions just 10-15 minutes away. I had my car parked outside but very rarely had to use it as all my business interests were close by. The view always lifts the spirits and you never grow tired of.

Since 2014 when my business partners and I first started staying here and meet the owners we have been very impressed with the way they have grown and developed, continually improving and evolving, always adding value. Highly recommended

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tim, we appreciate you staying with us so regularly. Regards Giacomo and Lyn
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Waterville, Ohio
5

March/April 2016

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Sydney and we found this perfect studio apartment that fit all our needs and was in a great location to explore Balmain and Sydney. We stayed 11 days and could have stayed longer. The studio apartment had everything we needed and we loved opening the glass doors all the way to look at the views and the garden. Giacomo and Lyn were so kind and helpful with suggestions on things to do and we did a few of them and so glad we did, it was things we would not have known about. It was a great time of the year to go.

Thanks again for a memorable vacation,

Pat and Tammy ❤️

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Pat and Tammy, It was great that you were able to spend the time to see the City and our sites. Always fun to hear what our clients have been up to and to date, like you, they have not been disappointed. Thanks for staying with us, we are very aware that clients have a choice and we are glad you chose us. Regards Giacomo and Lyn
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5

Fabulous studio apartment in Balmain, Sydney NSW

  • 5 of 5

Janice and I felt as though we were in a Tuscan courtyard for our one week stay in Sydney. Located in a quiet corner of East Balmain with a view of the Sydney skyline across the harbour, Lyn and Giacomo's studio apartment was a perfect spot to relax in the evenings after touring the city. The studio was well appointed for self catering, with a comfortable bed and gorgeous views when sitting out on the balcony. The hosts have thought of everything and aim to please. They have taken great care to provide the information you need to make the most of your visit. The studio was exactly as advertised which means it more than met our high expectations. The property was clean and very well maintained. We will definitely recommend this unit to our friends and relatives, knowing that they will have a great experience there. The neighbourhood is a quiet and trendy part of Sydney with great restaurants and shops nearby the apartment. The compendium provided by Lyn and Giacomo directs guests to the best of what the neighbourhood has to offer. We especially liked Café d'Yvoire (great cafe), Papa Joe's also on Darling across from the cafe for excellent fresh fruit, vegetables and prepared Italian dishes for take away. Rosso Pomodoro and Mantecato are also highly recommended for great Italian food.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Bob, Great to know that you and Janice had such a great time and that we meet or exceeded your expectations. We appreciate that deciding to visit a foreign country means different experiences and those that you had here were all good. Best Regards Giacomo and Lyn
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5

Wonderful hosts, well appointed studio, loved itl

  • 5 of 5

From the first contact with Giacomo, we knew we were going to have a lovely stay. His immediate response to our inquiry and helpfulness from the beginning was a joy.

Then upon our arrival, he and Lyn made us feel right at home. They even invited us along to go to the fresh market. Lyn recommended various vendors and we were stocked for four days of breakfasts and evening snacks.

The location is both close to shops in town and the bus and ferry are so easy to navigate.

The studio itself was well planned and designed. The garden with fresh figs and beautiful flora made for a perfectly relaxing start to each day.

It's ideal for any number of days you'd be in Sydney.

Without a doubt, we'd like to see Lyn and Giacomo again. We'd love to return to the lovely studio that quickly became home.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lynette and Mark thanks for choosing to stay with us and enjoy the rest of you travels. See you again in Utah maybe. Regards Giacomo and Lyn
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New Jersy USA
5

Great Location - Lots of Charm

  • 5 of 5

The studio is so pretty and really cleverly laid out. Pretty and efficient with bath/shower, kitchenette and bedroom space. The location is great, walking distance to town and to the ferry. Entryway courtyard is so pretty that you feel like you're in an isolated world when you walk through the gate from the street. We rented the larger house across the courtyard from the studio also since we had 3 couples and a single. Worked out so well - and Giacomo was just great! Definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Debbie.lovely to have you stay and enjoy it so much. Regards Giacomo and Lyn
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Map

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
Bondi
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.

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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
 
Winter
Jun 19 2016 - Aug 12 2016
3 night minimum stay
$140
 
 
Christmas New Year
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 4 2017
6 night minimum stay
$270
 
 
Winter
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$140
 
 
Christmas & New Year
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 3 2018
6 night minimum stay
$270
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$160
 

Additional information about rental rates

Administration $15
Tax Rate 5.0%

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.

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Amenities

Inner West Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 30 m²
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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 .
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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