About This Listing
Beautiful room available *10mins to BONDI*
We are 2 people in this spacious apartment (from Germany and Canada). We're respectful, clean, sociable and pretty sporty :)
Our flat is fully furnished, we've got a great kitchen, internal laundry, wireless internet and a little courtyard.
Lots of storage!
Beautiful panoramic ocean vuews. The apartment gets lots of light and is airy. Our kitchen is well equipped and there is even a beautiful courtyard. The room is quite small but very nice with exceptional views. There is enough storage space for your belongings and a very comfy bed. The reason why it is relatively cheap is because the door frame has a thick curtain instead of a proper door. You can still enjoy your privacy but just wanted to mention this.
You can use anything in the common areas, you'll have own shelves in bathroom, fridge and kitchen pantry. make yourself at home
We are close to famous Bondi and yet it's close to getting to work in the city. 1 minute away from us is awesome Queens park, it's a jungle in the suburb which is great for a walk and even has tennis courts.
Very good public transport. Buses 2 mins away and trains 10-15 mins. Close to the city and we are only 10mins walk from bondi junction interchange which is a city in itself and from there you can catch all trains and buses.
Other Things to Note
We do expect our guests to buy their own laundry detergent if they wash more than (website hidden) oil and spices will be provided for the first 3 days but if a guest stays longer we would ask them to buy their own.
Apartment is kept tidy, with house rules including, but not limited to, not using the dryer, very limited use of the oven, and using headphones at all times with your computer so as not to disturb the host. Sound carries throughout the apt. For guests staying longer than a week, after limited supply of toilet paper for about a week, I had to buy some for the apt without appreciation or any acknowledgement from the host, so I suggest buying your own.
The study room is small, but livable. It is a sun room, so it can get quite warm by early morning if the wind is not blowing inward. The curtain "door" provides very limited privacy while the window is open, with no privacy with respect to sound. Again, for guests staying more than a few days, I recommend female guests only or only guests that never snore, as not to disturb the host.
Zahra is very straight forward on any and all issues she has with her guests. The other apartment mate during my stay, Hanna, was enjoyable to talk to.
Zahra is really welcoming, friendly and thoughtful. She made me feel at home immediately and was really helpful with tips and directions. The study room where I stayed is bright and clean, with gorgeous panoramic views. The location is really good as well- walking distance from Bondi Beach and Bondi Junction, and easy transport to the city. I had a fantastic time staying at Zahra, highly recommended!
As soon as I arrived, Zahra made me feel at home. She showed me my beautiful bright room with amazing views (as promise in the ad) and after that gave me a tour of the neighborhood. After one day in Bellevue Hill I knew where all the shops, cafés, grocery stores were. Bundi Junction is located 15 min away by walk, you will find everything you need there. The flat is clean, well-ventilated and the flatmates are really nice, polite, kind, anything you'd hope for. You can walk to Bondi Beach (15 min) and go downtown easily with all the buses and train in Bondi Junction. I got along so well with Zahra and the others that I ended up renting there for 3 months! Z. is fun, clever and knowledgeable, you can have good laughs with her as well as good conversations. I can say that the flat in Bellevue Hill was a huge part of my fantastic experience in Sydney ! :) En français: Si vous hésitez à louer une chambre avec Zahra, n'hésitez plus!! Allez-y, je vous garantie que vous ne regretterez pas! Super appartement, merveilleux emplacement et hôtes accueillants!
The view of the room is stunning and the suburb is one of the best in Eastern Sydney. I only met Zahra one day because she was overseas when I arrived, so I honestly can't say much about her as a host. The appartment area is very safe and the flatmates were very professional and kind. The room is in a good location considering it is a 15-20 min walk to bondi junction and bondi beach.
I must say that the room in rent isn't a proper room, it is a study room (small) and with no door. I was very dissapointed to learn until I arrived that the room didn't have a door. There's a black curtain instead of a door.
The other main issue was that my room didn't had a light, one of the flatmates bought a new light bulb but the problem was with the electricity in that spot. Long story short I was in the dark for three days and after that they provided me with a lamp. This electricity issue remained for the 2 weeks I stayed there.
And last but not least, I was informed by Zahra that I might had to move out days before our contract ended because the landlord was going to do an inspection. I did panic because at that time I didn't have anywhere else to stay. I learned from the other flatmates that the room shouldn't be in rent at all because it is supossed to be an actual study room, Zahra doesn't have the permission to rent this room.
I must say that in the end Zahra did respect our contract agreement for the time I booked, but didn't give me any refund for the lack of light and door in the room. She argued that's the reason why the room is cheap. I wouldn't had an issue with it if that had been stated in the ad or emails exchanged before I booked this place.
I am sorry to hear that Lorena was disappointed. I do sometimes have a large room available and sometimes only the study room. The prices for those rooms vary a lot. The study room offers absolute value for money and the last 3 guests below Lorena's review have stayed in the smaller room and were very happy with it. As with all my guests I discuss the room in detail to make sure an informed decision is made before booking. Cheers, zahra
Had a great time at Zahras place. Awesome flat and flatmates. Close to the city and the beaches around.
Would definitely recommend this place and come back again.
I had a memorable stay at Bellevue Hill. The place was very clean and full of friendly and generous people. I stayed for 5 weeks without any issue and loved each day of my stay. The house offers great bay views and free street parking. The host assisted with my mails even after my stay.
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