About this listing
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.
Morag is a really good host, very flexible with the check in times and has one the best views of Sydney CBD. Clean everything!
Great location & lovely apartment for a Sydney escape. Key pick up & access was so easy and completely flexible which really suited me. Morag has a great system going & was very welcoming. The room was lovely & as it was a sunny afternoon I enjoyed using the balcony to soak up some sunshine. I would highly recommend staying here. My only suggestion is that if you are a light sleeper you may want to take some earplugs (& eye mask). As with any big city there is some traffic noise in the wee hours which if you aren't used to could take a night to get used to.
Très bien reçu chez Morag !
Son appartement est très bien situé, proche d'Hyde Park et à quelques minutes de marche de Circular Quai.
Morag est pleine de petites attentions pour que les guets se sentent bien et son appartement convient bien pour des personnes très autonomes.
En gros, c'était très bien pour nous !
Morag's place was perfectly located, and had everything you could need laid on -- the bed was comfy, bathroom was lovely, her dog was a delight. If you have mobility issues then the flights of stairs might not be for you, but I found them no problem at all, and the extra height reduces the street noise, so it was a win for me.
A very pleasant stay at The Terrace with you Morag. Thanks for the comfortable and central accommodation. Really easy to get where I needed to go and the apartment was fully stocked with what ever needed, day or night.
I had a great time at Morags place. The place is perfectly located and Morag is taking really good care about the place and her guests. She was arranging and providing bread, cereal, coffee etc. for breakfast, which I thought was a really nice service and is certainly not something you can usually expect. Thanks for the good stay
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About the Host, Morag
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"