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'Tenandry' : architectural sensation

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

This home is the perfect city pad for those wanting to feel part of this prestigious harbour peninsula. Only 15 minutes to the centre of the CBD by bus and ferry and in the middle of Balmain’s harbour side parks, pools, shops, bars and restaurants. Tenandry offers comfort and tranquillity in close proximity to the city.

THE HOUSE - History and Architecture

Tenandry was built in 1882 by Mr John Booth –shipyard owner and the first mayor of Balmain. Mr Booth originally built the pair of semis for two of his seven daughters. In 2012 the home went underwent major renovation and was critically acclaimed through architectural awards and publication. It’s living room was listed as one of Australia’s ’50 Best Rooms’ by House and Garden Magazine.


This graceful contemporary home accommodates up to 6 people in 4 beds plus two sofa beds*. Its living space connects with a private outdoor courtyard allowing you to take advantage of Sydney’s indoor/outdoor lifestyle. The home is air conditioned and heated and has a store of toys for any little people who might like to visit.

The bedding configuration is as follows:

Bedrom 1 - King Bed

Bedroom 2 - queen bed

Bedroom 3 - 2 x single beds

*The two sofa beds are in the living space.

SHORT and LONG TERM rental is available.


More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018


Balmain House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome


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(19 traveler reviews)

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'Tenandry' : architectural sensation
average rating of 4.6842103 based on 19 reviews
Newcastle, NSW, Australia

Wonderful 4day stay

  • 5 of 5

Location was perfect, close to darling street restaurants and shops. We were initially worried about parking, however a parking permit provided with the house meant we found parks always virtually in front of the house. All amenities were great, very comfortable beds and loved the decor. The lounge and courtyard area is beautifully sunny.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thankyou Chris for your positive review...and apologies for my delay in responding! It slipped past me and I have only just seen it. It was a delight to have you stay. Many Thanks!
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Great location

  • 3 of 5

Four adults stayed here for 5 nights. The location is excellent near all the nice shops, bars and restaurants in Balmain. However, we thought the property needed a little updating and was not quite as pictured in the photos. Only 1 mirror (which was in the bathroom) in the whole house which is not good when four adults are trying to get ready for an evening out!!! The sofas in the lounge definitely needed updating and the lounge was very sparsely furnished. As said, four adults stayed but with only one bathroom and one toilet I think any more than four guests would struggle! Mel was excellent and answered my couple of queries very quickly.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Hello Lyn Thank you for your review. We were delighted to accommodate your last minute request for early check-in and to respond quickly to all of your questions. Guest comfort is our highest priority and we have not previously heard the types of comments that you have provided. As you can see from all of our other reviews our previous guests have been delighted by 'Tenandry' and rate its quality, cleanliness and comfort well. We have reviewed your comments on the property and suspect that it comes down to 'Tenandry' simply not being your 'cup of tea'.The property is as photographed and described and our previous guests have enjoyed this. This is a shame but ultimately it comes down to subjectivity and what suits one does not suit another... We hope that you had a wonderful and memorable trip to Australia to celebrate your sons wedding and that you had a safe journey home. Thanks again for your booking. Best wishes, Melanie
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

I overlooked this place many times when looking for a place to stay over New Year, for no reason! Wanted to take my family to see Sydney's fireworks, 3 kids. When I finally contacted Melanie about this place she told me about the Balmain vantagepoints. And what a great stay we had. Friends came over (from Finland), we had BBQ at the house and then walked 10 minutes to the vantage park and enjoyed the fireworks!!! Overall the location was great, we used the ferry to get around Sydney. The house is beautiful, you got to see it yourself!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thanks Viveka for your lovely review. I am so pleased you had a fabtastic time. I hope the Finish winter has not been to harsh on your return from sunny Sydney! Best wishes Melanie
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Great property and location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay, very comfortable and easy place to live in for a couple of weeks. The owners were great at communicating.


  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thanks Virginia We are so pleased that you had a lovely time. I hope your journey back to frosty London was smoothe. Regards, Melanie
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Nth Qld

Fantastic Townhouse!!

  • 5 of 5

A lovely homely property, beautifully appointed with all the mod cons you could possibly need! So handy with a short walk to the ferry wharf or quick taxi ride to the city. My only criticism would be that the front bedroom could do with air conditioning, but we were there for "one of the hottest overnight temps on record"

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia


  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at Tenandry. Everything had been thought out very well. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Many thanks Nanette. We are delighted you enjoyed your time of celebration with your family. Mel
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Other Activities:

Prestigious Harbourside Suburb


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund


  • 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 6 guests. Property has 4 beds and can sleep a maximum 6 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Bond Deposit: $300 per stay
    Cleaning fee : $140 per stay

    Optional Costs
    more than 6 ppl: $30 per night

    * Ask the owner to arrange these

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