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Beautiful, central, tranquil - Ainslie Art House

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Please note: Linen and towels can be provided at a small additional cost (See below).

This light and airy heritage house is in a central location, close to all the major attractions of Canberra and opposite a large park. Insulation throughout, air-con in living room for summer, while in winter you'll be cosy and warm with ducted gas heating throughout.

It is ideal for couples, families and pet owners - and is the perfect base for holidays or work. You can walk to Braddon's cafes and fine dining, local shops, the city and the War Memorial, and the house is directly opposite Corroboree Park with its tennis courts, basketball court, play equipment and BBQs. Parliament House, the National Gallery, ANU and Dickson are all a short drive away - or take the local buses to the ANU, the University of Canberra, the Australian Institute of Sport, the National Museum, Parliament House, the city, Belconnen and Woden.


* Parties and events are strictly prohibited.

* Additional people who are not described in the booking agreement are not to use the property without prior arrangement with the owner, via Stayz or otherwise.

The house has:

* Timber floors, high ceilings and original sash windows throughout.

* Ducted heating throughout is instantaneous. Floor heating in the main bathroom

*The house is well insulated for both winter and summer.

*The is reverse cycle airconditioning in the living room for summer and pedestal fans in all bedrooms.

* Free unlimited wifi (ADSL2+).

* A lovely bathroom with large bath, underfloor heating and rainwater shower head (with the two shower heads over the bath) and hairdryer.

* The house has two toilets - one in the main bathroom and a separate toilet next to the laundry.

* A covered outdoor area with gas BBQ and outdoor seating.

* A large garden with fruit trees, herbs, roses, eucalypts and lots of room for kids and pets to run around.

* TV, PVR, DVD, CD player, iPod dock, a selection of books and games, and a pianola on the front sun room.

* Fully equipped kitchen with oven, microwave, tea and coffee facilities (espresso and capsule), blender, cooking basics and a dining table that seats eight.

* Original artworks and sculptures to enjoy.

* Laundry with front loader washing machine, tumble dryer and drying rack, ironing facilities, and there's an original 'Hills Hoist' clothes line in the backyard.

The Ainslie Art House is most comfortable with 4 people, but can sleep up to 7 adults in 4 rooms, with a queen size bed in the main bedroom; two new single beds in the second bedroom; a double sofa bed in the living room; a king single day bed in the front sun room.

Baby is welcomed with a portacot (with bassinet option), high chair and baby bath available.

The Ainslie Art House is pet friendly. The fenced backyard is a combination of 1-1.2 metre and 1.8 metre fences, with a small gap under the driveway gate. Dogs that are escape artists (either good jumpers or very small and good at sneaking through gaps) may need to be tied up on the back porch if they are to be left alone in the yard. Pets are able to sleep on the back porch or inside the back laundry area - and are welcome in the kitchen area but not elsewhere in the house please (i.e. not in the lounge room or bedrooms).

Booking details

* Linen is an additional optional cost ($15 per person/whole stay) payable directly to owner via bank transfer or cash. BYO linen is free. This option will be sent with arrival information upon booking.

* Minimum stay of two nights unless filling a gap.

* The owners may require access to the garage in the far corner of the backyard in which case there will be communication to arrange a mutually convenient time.

* Check in from 2pm, check out at 10am.

* This property is NON-SMOKING for all interior spaces please. Any smoking inside will incur an additional cleaning fee.

* If you there is anything that you particularly need for your stay, let us know and we'll see what we can do!

Optional Additional Costs

* Linen costs are not included in Stayz booking costs. BYO Linen is free.

If you wish to have linen provided, a linen service (all bed linen, towels and washers with beds made up on arrival) can be purchased for $15 per person. Linen costs are payable by bank transfer or cash directly to owners. Linen service option or default BYO linen will be sent with arrival information upon booking. There are existing mattress and pillow protectors provided on all bedding.

* Pet cost of $35 per pet per stay. Pets are restricted to outside areas, back verandah, laundry and passage adjacent to kitchen. Please understand there is no pet access to main living areas of the house, fabric chairs, beds etc. Pet costs are payable by bank transfer or cash directly to owners and arranged when we send out arrival information upon booking.

* Cleaning: Whole house surface cleaning is included in your stayz booking. The basic cleaning fee you have paid covers our cleaners to clean bathroom, toilet, and whole house floors and surfaces, and set the place up for next guests to a high standard that you should have also experienced on arrival.

On departure guests are expected to put away clean dishes, clean any appliances used such as: cooktop/oven, microwave oven, coffee machine and clean and empty fridge of all opened foods. If you prefer to leave the kitchen to be cleaned by others the cleaner will do it for an additional fee depending on the time it takes. Please contact us if you would like this arrangement to organise payment arrangements. Additional cleaning costs are payable by bank transfer directly to owners.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017


Ainslie House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis


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Beautiful, central, tranquil - Ainslie Art House
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews

Great place

  • 5 of 5

Good location . Comfortable beds . All we could need

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Excellent property

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Ainslie Art House, loved the property and how close to main attractions we would definately recommend for anyone sightseeing in Canberra

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Central Coast, NSW, Australia

Warm, cosy, sweet, family friendly cottage!!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely LOVED our stay at the ainslie art house!! Snuggley warm comfy beds... The heated floor in the bathroom was lovely... The heaters were instantaneous... There was everything we needed, the kids had a ball playing soccer in the back garden, & heading over to the great playground equipment across the road or the basketball courts every afternoon. Amazing shops just down the road... A great IGA with a huge range of cheeses... A French restaurant with great cakes & pastries & crepes... we will Definately be back next year for the kanga cup & will be staying at the art house! Loved it!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Tranquil and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my two young children and it was a delightful three days. A ten minute walk to cafes and close to the War memorial and Canberra centre. We loved the warm bathroom floor on a cold night and the pianola in the sun room. A wonderful stay and would recommend to anyone considering a stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Dear Amber, Thank you for your positive review : ) We hope you will come again. Warm regards Malcolm
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Great property

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at the Ainslie Art House. The location is excellent being in walking distance of Lonsdale Street which is filled with restaurants and cafe. It is also only a short distance to the war memorial and the centre of Canberra. The property was well laid out and maintained with the main bedroom being the highlight. The central heating was effective and quiet and the shower \ bath was great. Would recommend the property particularly if you have kids as there is a park opposite plus a back garden with a multitude of sculptures for them to explore.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Dear Alex, Thanks for the nice review. We appreciate your effort and look forward to you staying anytime again soon. Warm regards, Malcolm
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Nice but some improvements needed

  • 4 of 5

Having stayed here in Summer 2016 which was such a great experience. We were a little disappointed this time around during the cooler months. The house is central and has a beautiful kid friendly park opposite. It has also been freshly renovated with a new bathroom and has air-conditioning in the main part of the house and central heating throughout. The large rear yard is ideal for dogs and kept our Golden Retriever happy during our stay. The house is also equipped with basic essentials such as tea, coffee, sugar and soap etc.

Since our last stay the house appears to have shifted meaning no internal doors would close let alone lock, as such the children could access the kitchen and crockery in the open face kitchen cupboard. The bathroom door would not close or lock either meaning you had no privacy and people could just walk in. The bathroom window was locked shut and fresh air could not be let in.

The main bed is firm although it has begun to sag.

The central heating was fantastic on the cooler nights, however the whole house creaked every time the heating cut in and out waking everyone in the house leading to us having to switch it off.

We recommend this place to our family and friends as it is beautifully renovated and only 2 blocks from the City. If the above mentioned items were rectified it would have made this stay as enjoyable as the last.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Dubious Review From Deceitful Guest Please read the above review in the following light: This guest arrived with additional people that he did not inform us about and did not want to pay for. This sadly led to an uncomfortable negotiation, and it seems some resentment as they left the house in poor condition and wrote this sad review – the first negative review we have had in two years across two booking sites. We're happy to provide further details but please be reassured that the heating is great, all doors close, the bathroom has great ventilation, the bed is hotel quality and doesn't sag! And finally the central heating is excellent and very quiet. Read the other reviews or contact us.
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Other Activities:

City, Park, War Memorial





  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 4 guests. Property has 5 beds and can sleep a maximum 7 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Bond Deposit: $400 per stay
    Cleaning fee: $85 per stay

    Optional Costs
    Extra person: $30 per night and person
    Leave House Dirty: $75 per stay
    pet fee: $35 per stay
    linen per person: $15 per stay

    * Ask the owner to arrange these

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