The Garden Studio

House - Entire home/apt · Porter Avenue, Marrickville, NSW 2204, Australia

Our newly built self contained studio with loft bedroom is a great example of clever design in a small space. With everything you need, it will comfortably accommodate two adults (and a baby) situated in Marrickville, 8km's from Sydney's centre.

Your host, Cath
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Our newly built self contained studio with loft bedroom is a great example of clever design in a small space. With everything you need, it will comfortably accommodate two adults (and a baby) situated in Marrickville, 8km's from Sydney's centre.

The Space

Quick Overview...

Recently built Garden Studio (3mt x 6 mts) with queen sized loft bed situated in the rear veggie garden of my home in Marrickville.
It’s an easy 15 minute Taxi ride to or from Sydney airport.
Separate access at the side of the main house.
Queens size bed in Loft Bedroom, accessed by ladder
Good sized new Bathroom
Well equipped Kitchenette
Courtyard with BBQ.
Cupboard and hanging space for clothes.
Wifi available
Includes breakfast hamper and a baked treat for your (website hidden)3 connectivity to portable speakers
Board games and playing cards available.

Some More Detail….

New garden studio situated at the rear of my home, which is located in the Sydney suburb of Marrickville.
With it's own bathroom and kitchenette the Garden studio has it's own access down a side path of the main house, which is also used by the household chickens to access the front garden.
At night the path is lit with security sensor lights. It's a very quiet neighbourhood and the Garden Studio is a lovely sunny place to relax before or after sightseeing. Nice and quiet at night too if getting a good nights sleep is important.
Transport is good, with a 15 minute taxi ride to or from the airport in moderate traffic.
We are situated close to buses that take you to the city centre 8km's away. The nearest bus stop is a short 2 minute walk through the park at the end of the street.
Petersham Train station is a 10 minute walk away.
Marrickville train station is 15 min walk.
Dulwich Hill train station is a 10 min walk away.
An easy 15 minute walk away, Marrickville’s restaurant precinct is a great place to explore and enjoy affordable places to eat with a great diversity of food cultures, Vietnamese, Greek, Thai and Chinese and Japanese.
Dullwich Hill which is an easy 10 minute walk away provides the closest local shops with a good supermarket for supplies and a couple of good cafes, some great deli's and a good bookshop.
Every Sunday Marrickville’s popular organic market is open early until mid afternoon, a pleasant 15 minute walk it’s worth a visit.
Newtown is a short 10min bus ride away, or a pleasant yet slightly longer walk, 30 mins. Famous for it’s wonderful restaurants, cafes and shopping.

The Garden studio has only recently been built, with a modern bathroom and Kitchenette. The kitchenette is well equipped with a bar fridge, mircrowave, toaster, kettle, egg poacher and a toasted sandwich maker.
There is also a BBQ in the backyard available for guests to use. You are welcome to forage in the veggie garden for fresh herbs and spinach.
There is a TV and DVD player, with a selection of movies available. There is wifi for internet connection.
Muesli, porridge, milk and bread is provided on arrival in the breakfast hamper.
You can also enjoy a fresh egg thanks to Bette, Ingrid and Ivy the 3 household chickens, along with tea and coffee, homemade jam, and other toast spreads.
The queen size bed is situated up a ladder in a loft area. It’s an easy ladder to climb, but a ladder just the same so it may not suit everyone. Sheets are provided with Duvet and an extra blanket and an Electric oil heater during winter.
I live and work in the main house, so can be available if you need some direction, if privacy is more your thing we can make sure (for the most part) the back yard is all yours.
As a Sydney local, and having lived in Marrickville for over 10 years I’m well equipped to help with any questions you might have about the city or local area.
If you are traveling with a car there is plenty of parking on the street, free all day.
You are welcome to email me with any questions you might have.
Look forward to hearing from you.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Cleaning Fee: $29
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Other pet(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • The Garden Studio is a lovely place to stay. We were warmly greeted by Cath, and Chips the dog, and once inside the studio there was a lovely hamper of breakfast foods, fresh bread, a coffee machine and various teas - breakfast then sorted for the next four days.
    The studio is in Cath's garden, with a paved area and table and chairs for sitting in the sun. While it is small it is very sunny and really well set out with modern furniture and we loved the loft bed. The bathroom area has a shower curtain, not a door but that was not a problem for us.
    Cath - thank you very much for making our stay so nice. Your home baking left for us on one of the days was really thoughtful. I highly recommend you and your Garden Studio.

    June 2014
  • I couldn't have wished for a better 'first-time' experience with using Airbnb!!!! The Garden Studio was fantastic. I felt so comfortable staying there, that I completely forgot that it was located at the back of Cath's house. Cath has done an amazing job with making her guests feel welcome and well cared for. The breakfast hamper was beautiful (especially since I'm a fussy eater!!) fresh bread, home made jam, milk, juice, coffee, herbal teas etc etc was ALL provided. Being a tourist to Sydney, the information folder Cath has put together herself was extremely helpful. One night I tried one of her recommended restaurants and the food was amazing. I can't thank Cath enough for allowing me the privilege of staying in her beautiful studio.

    May 2014
  • My girlfriend has been wanting to stay at Cath's place for quite some time now so she was quite pleased that we were able to book our last few nights in marrickville. Cath is an excellent host and a very thoughtful one as well! She welcomed us with a generous breakfast basket and with freshly baked bread the next morning! She was very organised and had all the need to know information all sorted into a little file with all the maps, delivery menus etc. The location is great just about 15 mins away from the domestic airport and about 25 mins away from the international airport. Our favourite airbnb stay so far!

    May 2014
  • We had a great experience at the Garden Studio. It was so clean and comfortable with every need provided for. I had wondered about the ladder to the bed as in my 60s with a not good knee but it was fine and the bed was exceptionally comfortable. We loved the shower and bathroom provisions and the kitchen was great. We had delicious breakfast every morning with everything provided by Cath and only needed to purchase yoghurt.We had a weekly travel pass and there was a short walk to regular buses and the new Dulwich to Central light rail line which we used daily in combination with rail. Highly recommended .

    May 2014
  • Had a really nice stay at Cath's place. Small space which we were expecting but everything we needed and more. Bed was comfortable, breakfast was great and there was even the facility to cook for ourselves. It is a very convenient place for anyone with a car. Location nice - the pub, the Henson Park Hotel is worth checking out!

    April 2014
  • Had a lovely stay at Cath's Garden Studio. We chose the studio following the excellent reviews. The place was very comfortable and suited our needs perfectly. The breakfast was the highlight, including fresh croissants and bread. Would definitely return. Thanks!

    April 2014
  • The Garden Studio has had a Hundred positive reviews and We finally see why! It's all true!
    Seriously Cath has provided the most thoughtful services, she even personally got us fresh Bread in the morning and Jam donuts too! The place is filled with everything that we need, more than we even expected.
    She has done such amazing work with a small space, it's functional and we just love the layout and modern design aesthetics! Cutest Studio we've ever stayed in!
    Thanks Cath!

    April 2014
  • Cath's garden studio is lovely and we enjoyed our 2 nights stay there. Comfy, clean, quiet, generously equipped, private, great location (if you have a car) and perfect if you need to be close to the airport. Cath is welcoming and has definitely lot of taste, the garden and interior is beautiful. And I wish I had a shower like this!

    April 2014
  • Just spent a lovely weekend with my mom in Cath's Garden Studio. The studio's gorgeous and equipped with everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The area is quiet and pretty interesting too - enjoyed my Sunday morning run in the diverse surrounding neighbourhoods :-) Cath is lovely too and very helpful - will definitely be back the next time we are in Sydney.

    March 2014
  • The studio was really lovely. It was very clean, well equipped and pretty spacious. Everything was as how it looks in the pictures. We liked how the studio was designed, it gave us a very comfortable homely feel. Cath was patient and helpful with our questions, and she gave us our privacy, only popped in to give us some baked goodies and fresh towels. Overall we enjoyed our stay there and we would definitely recommend it to our friends.

    March 2014
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