About this listing
FIVE STAR Rating. Reviews say it all. Quiet, clean and friendly. BEST Location. Paris of Sydney. Walk to City 20 min, Opera House 25 min through The Botanic Gardens. Train 4 min.
This apartment is a little bit of heaven in Potts Point - the Paris of Sydney. It is located on the corner of Orwell street and Victoria Street in Potts Point.
It is a large one bedroom with large open plan dining and lounge areas. Guests have private use of en-suite bathroom. The apartment overlooks the treescape and through to the city in winter.
It is in a very quiet part of Potts Point.
It is perfectly positioned in one of the very best parts of Sydney, with some of the best cafes and restaurants at its doorstep. The city center is only a short 20 minute stroll, with the Opera House only 25 minute walk through the beautiful Botanic Gardens and the harbour and parks are within moments. It’s a short 20 minute drive or about 30 minute by train/bus to Bondi Beach. Kings cross station is literally a four minute walk from my door.
The apartment has everything you need for a comfortable stay, including WIFI, fireplace and washing machine.
It is clean, and quiet, with most amenities available. Clean towels and sheets are provided. I also provide basics for breakfast.
I work business hours and besides that I am usually not too far from home.
I am happy to accommodate your needs in any way I can. I could show you the great sights with a drive around the city if I'm available, direct you where to go, or leave you alone to your own devices.
I have an absolutely adorable lapdog, which I'm sure you'll fall in love with, as does everybody. She is very clean. You would not even be able to tell a dog lives here.
I am very considerate of other’s needs, and will do my utmost to ensure you have a pleasant stay.
Please note this is a shared space. You will sleep in the private bedroom and I will sleep in the lounge room which is very large, so you will feel comfortable.
Whilst I am happy for you to use the kitchen to cook, I would rather it is only for basics.
Also note that the apartment is on the top floor of a terrace, so you need to carry suitcase up two levels. I am more than happy to help you do this so long as I am around. Most guests have managed fine.
Checking in and out is flexible dependent on my availability and other bookings, so please let me know your desired check in and out times.
Getting to the apartment:
From the time of landing including clearing customs and collecting your bags, I would say it would take a maximum of 2 hours if taking train or shuttle buss (details about both below), or 90 minutes if taxi.
SHUTTLE BUS: Cheapest and easiest.
HOURS: 4:30 AM - 7:00 PM
The shuttle bus runs to and from the airport every half an hour and is door-to-door. Follow the signs at the airport to locate the shuttle bus pick up point. Give them my address and mention that it is right next to the Victoria Court Hotel they will drop you right outside.
You can find details about them here (website hidden) called Sydney Airport Shuttle Bus.
Adult are $14 for One-way and $24 for Return
Kid (age 3-10) are $7 for One-way and $12 for Return
You will need to arrange online, by phone or with the corner store for pick up when you want to be picked up to return to the airport.
TRAIN to Kings Cross station from Sydney Airport.
Go to Platform 1.
Catch the train to Central Station and change to Platform 24 (the Eastern Suburbs and Illawarra Line) for your train to Kings Cross. There is a lift at central station from the platform. Then you will need to follow signs to platform 24, and take another lift before getting to platform 24. Be careful to follow the signs.
There is also a lift directly from the platform at kings cross up to the exit gates, and then another lift just outside the exit gates up to Victoria Street. As soon as you come out of the lift onto Victoria Street, there is a pedestrian crossing just a little to your left. Use the pedestrian crossing to go onto the other side of Victoria Street, and continue walking to the left of the exit from the lift.
Total Travel time is approximately 27 minutes.
trains are every ten minutes or so.
I am only a four minute walk from kings cross station.
Be sure to exit kings cross station by the Victoria Street exit if you take the stairs. There are a couple of exits and if you take the wrong one you will end up in another street all together.
Train costs $17.20 per person. Taxi costs about $45 (DEPENDING ON TRAFFIC), so if there are two of you, it might be worthwhile just getting a taxi.
Interaction with Guests
I do lead a busy life. I am happy to engage with you as little or as much as you like. I am very flexible, but I am not always available as much as I might like to be, so please understand if I am not able to always give you time. I also understand and respect your time and your space. We are all different and have different wants, so I won't mind if you are always off busy doing your own thing also. I am also studying so you'll find me with my head in a book often.
The area is extremely varied from one street to the next, which is why I love it so much. Such a colourful neighborhood.
Harris Farm – three mins away on Springfield Avenue is where I do all my fresh food shopping. The quality is by far the best, and I’m there almost every day! There is a fresh seafood shop there too.
Coles and Woolworths are located to either side of the apartment, a bit further away. Coles is close to kings cross and Woolworths is in the heart of potts point. Both are about seven mins walk.
The Best Pub in Sydney?... The Beresford would be my pick. It is in Surry hills, so about a 15 minute walk. Beware it is VERY Gay on Sunday, but other days it is Sydney at it's best.
FOOD - Cheap and very cheerful!
Thai – ‘Thai power’ downstairs just to the left as you walk out the door - is very reliable and quite authentic. They also offer $9 special lunches before 4pm. Really very good value and YUMMY
Japanese – ‘Watermoon’ to the left on Victoria street about two mins walk before the station - is really very good. They offer amazing $15 dinners ordered before 7pm.
Fish and Chips – ‘Harris Farm’ on Springfield Avenue (three mins walk) has a fish shop. The fish and chips are great and only $9.50. They even do a two for one on Tuesdays…more than enough food for three.
Steak – ‘the Sugar mill’ (pub) up on Darlinghurst road (three min walk) does great $10 steaks. They really are very good. They don’t make any money out of these steaks, but they certainly bring the crowds. ‘Kings cross hotel’ also does a really good steak. A bit more, but another local pub with grub, worth tasting.
Wilburs cosmo/ relaxed/ trendy/ not too exe.. 36 Llankelly Pl great little laneway with lots going on
Cafés for breakfast and lunch: Dov just downstairs is great for breakfast, but better for rainier days as you get locked up inside unless they have room in their garden out the back, which catches the sun. Challis avenue and Macleay street have some great cafes for dinner also.
Wilburs does a great croque madame ! And ‘petrol’ across from harris farm is a great spot
Vietnamese: ‘Bay bua’: just around the corner on Springfield Avenue is a little pricier, and more of a restaurant experience, but very very good. Well worth the visit.
There are loads of other great places all around that you will easily find by simply searching but the above are my regular basic haunts.
Gazebo, sweethearts, tilbury are all good…the list is endless
There are loads of high end (expensive) restaurants around the area, and they have to be good to survive. Sydneysiders are very fussy! Simple search will bring them up.
Just because you must!
Don’t miss bird and bear boathouse down at Elizabeth bay marina (beare park) for a coffee. Food is not sensational but ok…! It’s got to be one of the most sensational spots in the world on a sunny day. Be sure to walk there and take the route that includes Elizabeth bay house as just opposite is Arthur Mcelhorne Reserve…Take a walk through this little bit of paradise and be sure to walk on the grass and take in the harbour view
Seven shillings beach - there is also a great little café at the beach next door. The café is not wonderful, but probably equally the best part of the world with a view and ambiance to die for
Messina Gelato: located on Victoria street on the other side of kings cross. YUM
Embarkation Park , four minutes down the road to the right as you walk out the door, is a great spot to sit and watch the sun set behind the city, with a view to opera house and bridge.
Bang store Macleay street for some really great affordable, fun and unique Sydney small painting souvenirs for your selves
Walk to City:
The most pleasant way to walk to the city is from stairs located at the bottom end of Victoria Street, (turn right as you walk out my door) A maximum of four mins from my place, they are located on the other side of the street and take you down to Woolloomooloo. There are then stairs at the other end of Woolloomooloo that take you up to the domain, NSW gallery, Andrew Boy Charlton outdoor pool, the botanic gardens, the opera house and then the city.
DON’T’ MISS!: I would suggest a walk through the Botanic gardens via Mrs Macquarie’s chair. This is one of the most beautiful spots
Another option: It’s maximum 22 minute walk to centre point tower, (where Westfield shopping mall is in the centre of the city). It takes me 15 mins. You can walk almost exactly as the crow flies, from stairs located almost directly opposite my place that lead down to Woolloomooloo and then up to the cathedral via cathedral street and through Hyde park into the city. (website hidden) maps will not offer this as the first option. I wouldn’t suggest walking this route at night, but it’s perfectly safe during the day. You will see some unsightly things as there are a few homeless people living there.
Alternatively you can walk along William street to and from the city, which is very safe, but not the most scenic walk.
Kings Cross station is also on Victoria Street just a 4 minute walk to the left as you walk outside my door. They offer weekly passes which can include bus and ferry. If you are a big walker I wouldn’t bother. If it’s constantly raining, it’s a must, but it’s rare that rain sets in for long.
It can be difficult to get taxis on Victoria Street as it is not a thorough fair so it might be best to walk up to the Coca cola sign in Kings cross – near the train station
Other Things to Note
Checking in and out is negotiable dependent on my availability and other bookings
As a guest, you are required to keep the space as you originally found it during your stay - Clean and Tidy.
PLEASE No shoes worn inside. Please leave them just by the door inside. ABSOLUTELY NO shoes in the bedroom.
You are required to clean up after yourself (washing a bowl or drinking glass you used, disposing of your rubbish in the bin provided, keeping your towel hung on a drying hook).
Whilst I am happy for you to use the kitchen to cook, I would rather it is only for basics.
You are not permitted to bring any pets on premises.
You are not permitted to bring other guests to the premises without my consent.
Smoking is not permitted in the apartment. Smoke detectors are fitted and will go off if smoke is present.
You can use any amenities that have been explicitly permitted and described in the listing, and any other amenities to my discretion.
You cannot disturb neighbours or myself with loud noise.
If in ANY doubt, you can ask me. I want your stay to be as comfortable and relaxing as possible.
Simply - Please be clean and respectful as I am, and please leave things as you find them.
Séjour très agréable ; la chambre est parfaite et l'appartement très bien situé dans Sydney. Une bonne adresse !
This cozy apartment in Potts Point was a perfect location in Sydney - walking distance from the train station and many buses, 20 minutes walk from the city centre. With lots of lovely cafe, restaurants & convinient store down the street, and is SAFE in spite of being steps away from a lively night! The apartment itself has all of the basics, and most importantly is VERY CLEAN. Jason was communicative & super detailed by providing all information prior to my arrival hence checking in and out was a breeze. Ruby was super friendly and made me feel like going home instead of a hotel/hostel room. Overall I had a pleasant stay at Jason's apartment.
The place was fantastic! It was clean, equipped with warmers for the cold winter, easy to locate and matches the descriptions of the apartment very well. The neighborhood is located near the train station, easy to flag cabs and turn up at meet-up points for day tours. There's also a decent Thai restaurant and Chinese noodle stall for those who fancy Chinese/Thai food.
The host is awesome. He gave us advice to cut down on our transportation time. We could then visit more places with all the time saved. He is also very friendly. As and when we have doubts, he will answer our questions to the best of his ability.
I am already missing the apartment, the host and his cute little dog.. :)
Definitely recommending this apartment and host!
My stay at Jason's was lovely. His place was cosy with plenty of art pieces all over the walls and very pleasant room aroma.
Location was great. Darling Harbour, Sydney Opera House and Town Hall were within walking distance (around 15-20 mins by foot). There were also lots of cafes and restaurants around the neighbourhood.
Jason and Ruby (his adorable dog) were great hosts! He was considerate and regularly checked in to see whether I had the things I needed. She was sweet and playful at the same time.
I would definitely recommend Jason's place to my friends.
Jason is helping , friendly and made sure we had a good stay at home. Ruby , his dog, is nice although timid . His apartment is lovely and clean, very close to the railway and the botanical garden!
Jason is so kind and gentle that we feel very comfortable with him. His room is also bright and clean. He told us where to buy food or to send postcard I think those are very useful advices . And we like his Ruby very much.
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About the Host, Jason
I'm born in South Africa, was schooled in New Zealand, lived in Europe for seven years and have been resident in Australia for twelve years.
I travel a lot but not nearly as much as I'd like. When I am in Sydney, I barely venture further than a few square kilometers from home. I live in one of the most stunning parts of the world after all, so why should I. Everything is at my doorstep. Bondi Beach is a short 20 minute drive and one of the most gorgeous harbours in the world and plenty of stunning museums, parks and cafes.
I stay fit and active. I love Bikram Yoga and walking. You will often find my nose buried in my phone reading. I am learning the piano, and to surf. I live a reasonably quiet life being somewhat of an introvert, but I also enjoy a good night out. In general I keep very busy. I enjoy time on my own as much as I do with friends. I am a humble, respectful, single, gay man.
I have the sweetest lap dog anyone could imagine.
I am ambitious, so very focussed. I don't work particularly long hours, but I work extremely hard for Fairfax Media and have been with them for six years. I have an interesting job that covers many facets of media. You will find my professional profile on linked in.
I am a bit of a clean freak, not too obsessive, but I do like order in my life.
In general I am a very friendly caring character, that wants to look out for those I come into contact with.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication...A Leonardo Davinci quote, and something I try to live by. Keep it simple.