Penthouse living in a great central location: Large apartment on two levels offering privacy to my guests plus own bathroom and balcony. Furnished to a luxury standard in a contemporary style with all mod cons. Easy access to everything in city.
The Terrace; is a charming two-level, two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment on the border of East Sydney, Darlinghurst and Kings Cross with everything that Sydney has to offer within easy walking distance (Sydney CBD 10mins, Hyde Park 5 mins, Oxford St 10 mins, Kings Cross 5mins)
The apartment is very spacious, elegantly decorated in a modern contemporary style and very well equipped with all mod cons. Due to the layout of the apartment the room and bathroom that I let out offer total privacy for my guests.
The room is situated on the lower floor, it is a spacious bedroom with large built in robes, a comfortable large queen bed with quality linen and its own cute balcony with lounger. Next to the bedroom is the second bathroom with large walk in shower.
The main living/dining area is also on this floor; it is a bright warm space, stylishly furnished with an eclectic fusion of art work and mementos from my travels plus large screen smart TV. It also has a six person glass dining table. Off the main living space is another balcony that my guests often sit and have breakfast at, it has a charming view and surrounded in trees with birds in the morning.
A foodie and self-confessed coffee addict, my kitchen is well set up with a Nepresso coffee machine and all utensils/gadgets that a good cook would need. All guest have use of the kitchen if they desire, thought I have plenty of yummy eating options within a few streets. I also provide continental breakfast each with scrummy homemade bread and bakery goods.
One of my gems is of course the sun-drenched roof terrace that I have developed into a superb entertainment area with all-weather couches, lighting, heating, cocktail cabinet, fridge, sound system, sun umbrella and even a garden growing organic fruit, veggies and herbs. Guests are welcome to join me on it or use it if I am not using it.
Use of whole apartment including Roof Terrace
Interaction with Guests
You would be staying with me and my very cute, house trained small dog Charlie he is a 9 years old Pomeranian, does not shed and is very friendly.
I am originally Scottish and have made Sydney my home for the last 14 ears; I am well travelled, enjoy travelling, meeting new people and exploring new places and do believe that there is no better way to get to know a place that through the locals who live there (adopted or not) and I am happy to share my knowledge with guests.
I am open minded, have respect for all people and value differences and look for the same understanding in return.
I am no longer a youngster but still young at heart and enjoy going out and experience all the great restaurants, bars, clubs and events that Sydney has to offer. I do entertain at home sometime but would not describe this as a 'party house'.
At times depending on work etc my guests may never see much of me and at other times I may be around.
The location is really central and there is number of things to do and see all within a few kilometres; Stanley St (Sydney’s little Italy) is just around the corner which has some great restaurants and a real European feel.
Darlinghurst is wall to wall of cafes, bars and restaurants to suite all tastes and budgets.
Woolloomooloo marina is at the bottom of the hill with its ritzy restaurants and famous residents (Russell Crow has the penthouse at end of wharf) it is beautiful to hang out on a nice evening.
The Australian Museum and The Art Gallery of NSW have both interesting exhibitions and evening events, The Bridge can be seen from my corner and the Opera House is a pleasant stroll through the Botanical Gardens and Domain.
Chinatown and Darling Harbour are just at the back of the CBD and Sydney colourful nightlife of both Kings Cross & Oxford St are on your doorstep.
I also have lots of more information on things to do while in Sydney just ask me.
On booking you will recieve my house manual which has lots of links on what to do in Sydney etc.
If walking is not your thing I am well serviced for public transport with a bus stop almost outside of door that takes you into the CBD and beyond and Bondi Beach in the other direction. The Town Hall train station is a comfortable walk and this station is one of the main connector stations for all lines, plus the airport is a quick 20mins away by cab or the Airport Shuttle bus which picks up outside my door.
Other Things to Note
The apartment is on the top floor with 4 flights of stairs to walk and there is NO lift, it is great for working out your legs but not really suitable for anyone with mobility/fitness challenges, also the apartment is not really suitable for a young child.
If you want to want more information or have a burning question please message me and I will endeavour to come back to you within 24hrs.
I am fairly easygoing and will try to accomodate guests reasonable requests.
I ask that guest treat my home with respect.
No Smoking inside of Apartment
No additional overnight guests.
Das Appartement ist perfekt fuer alles Ausfluege gelegen, super eingerichtet und nach einem langen Tag schlaeft man in einem super hergerichtetem Bett wirklich perfekt. Zudem gibt Morag hilfreiche Infos fuer den Trip durch Sydney und sorgt mit tollem Fruehstueck fuer einen guten Start in den Tag. Abends gibt es in der Gegend eine Menge Moeglichkeiten zum Essen und anschliessendem Drink.
We enjoyed our stay with morag. Everything was very clean and nice. Morag was extremely helpful.
Morag stored our bags for us after our 15 hour flight from San Francisco and sent us on our way as she had other company and the room was not ready. It was raining and she lent us an umbrella that happened to be broken. No matter. We managed! We were hoping to have a few moments with her for some orientation, but that didn't materialize. The location was good for getting down to Sydney Harbor, but the neighborhood was not the best. The room was adequate and considering the cost of things in Sydney, I'm sure we got what we paid for. The bathroom was minuscule but the water was hot. The photos led us to believe it would be a little more upscale, but it was somewhat tired and needed some cleaning. We easily found a cab to the airport at the street corner which was a plus.
Super zentral gelegene, saubere Wohnung mit toller Aussicht. Man kann den Hyde Park in kürzester Zeit fussläufig erreichen. Außerdem fahren einige Buslininien direkt vor der Tür ab. Was das Sightseeiung in Sydney angeht, hält Morag in einer Mappe praktischerweise alle möglichen Sightseeing- und Ausgehtipps sowie Karten und Reiseführer bereit.
In der Küche ist wirklich alles vorhanden, was man braucht und Morag bietet sogar ein (selbst zuzubereitendes) Frühstück an! Sie backt selbst Brot, und verfügt über eine Nespresso-Maschine.
Bad und Zimmer waren sehr sauber und nett (bzw. teilweise interessant) eingerichtet. Sehr empfehlenswert.
Die Unterkunft war super. Morag sehr freundlich und die Tipps die wir bekamen wirklich hilfreich. Die Lage ist ausgezeichnet, da die Innenstadt von Sydney bequem zu Fuß zu erreichen ist (inkl. Oper und Harbour Bridge). Morag hat wirklich alles getan damit wir uns wohl fühlten – und das haben wir.
Morag was not home when we arrived but her friend Alex was & Morag was kind enough to let us drop off our luggage before check in time....which was so Nice to explore Sydney without dragging our luggage ! Alex was a Sweetheart & helped carry our bags up. Morag has made a Binder Full of info of things to do, see & eat etc....in many languages as well. Having your own bathroom & patio is a bonus. We chose to treat ourselves to coffee & breakfast everyday at the " Ten Buck Alley" coffe bar to the Left when you walk out on the street. We are very physicaly active & love to walk & we found it quite nice to se Sydney this way. We did take the ferry & a bus to two popular beaches Bondi & Mandly Bay.
I felt very uncomfortable at Morag's. The place was rather unclean and there was an unexpected backpacker staying with her. I had deliberately chosen Morag because I am a thirty something woman travelling alone. I felt staying with another mature woman would be ideal but to have a strange man hanging around the flat all day who I had been given no warning of and who would lay about in the evenings watching television in his underwear was very disconcerting. On my first evening there, the two of them didn't even acknowledge my existence when I would enter the room. I felt very uncomfortable and unwelcome.
Cleanliness is also important to me so the fact that my feet would stick to the floor, there was a thick layer of dust under the bed, and the sheets and towels had dark strands of hair stuck to them (Morag and I are both blonde) meant I found it hard to relax.
There was also only a cheap transparent curtain in the bedroom so as the morning sun shines directly in on the bed the room becomes like an oven by about 7am.
Initially, I loved the dog but he would lie by the front door and growl rabidly every time I tried to leave the flat.
The bed was comfortable, location good and I was invited to join them for a drink on my last night but Morag's was expensive and unwelcoming and I felt being forced into a position where I was left alone with a strange man of whom I had absolutely no knowledge was very unsafe and inappropriate.
I would not recommend.
I am very surprised that Louise felt this way, when both myself and my friend who was staying with me ( Who is not a backpacker, but a perfectly safe, respectable young man visiting Australia for an extended period like a lot of other people on Airbnb who come to stay) went out our way to be friendly as she was on her own and hanging around my apartment; Alex went for lunch one day with her and I invited her to join my friends on the terrace for drinks.
Airbnb is a community and it is about coming to stay with real people and taking them as you find them to an extent; it may not always be hospital grade clean but it is warm and welcoming not like a sterile hotel room with no soul and they may have friends visit hangout unexpected or have friends over.
My bed is stripped and washed for every guest and my house is regular cleaned. Note: I do not charge people who come to stay a cleaning charge.
It was obvious that Louise is use to living by herself and not use to shared environment and is more suited to staying in a sterile hotel on her own.
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I am originally Scottish but I have made Sydney my home for the last 14 years, I love the city and the country and would not live anywhere else. I am well travelled, I enjoy seeing new things, having new experiences, challenging myself and meeting new people.
I work for myself in the corporate work, which can mean I have long days and I may not be around much Mon to Fri. I have a work hard, play hard attitude and have a varied social life, lots of different groups of friends, always doing something. I am open minded and value peoples differences, though I hate the term, this is a GLBTQ friendly house.
I would describe myself as a bit of a "foodie"; I cook, host dinner parties/ soirees, I eatout and I travel for food. I enjoy the finer things in life, nice surroundings, beautiful clothes/ shoes/handbags, fine wine etc. I love shopping for the unusual from markets to tucked away little shops, designer sample sales to high end boutiques. I am creative, collect contemporary art and enjoy the creative arts.
I am a very warm host and will try to meet the needs of all guests.
If someone wants their privacy and just to have a bed for a few nights and do their own thing that is fine.
If someone wants to pick my brain about what to do, where to go etc that is also fine.
If someone wants to share a glass of wine and tell me about themselves that it also fine.
I also have a little dog, Charlie he is a 9yr old Pomeranian that I have had since he was a puppy, he can gety a little excitable but generally is friendly and very cute.
My life's motto are "Be the best version of you" & " I can do that"