"The Terrace" A City Centre Oasis

Apartment - Private room · Bourke St, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010, Australia

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.

Your host, Morag
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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 Space

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.

Guest Access

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 Neighborhood

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.

Getting around

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.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $775 /week
Monthly Price: $2905 /month
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • The terreace is a really nice place. Morag is very helpfull and everything is well organized. Great views, clean and modern apartment:

    July 2014
  • Great stay at Morag's! Very welcoming and we loved the bread and pastries in the mornings, had such an awesome experience in Sydney! Would definitely recommend a stay at The Terrace!

    June 2014
  • Very good stay, everything was as ad stated, nice and clean, good selection of breakfast items we could help ourselves to, bed was great, dog very welcoming, downtown location is as stated. Morag very nice, we would stay again.

    June 2014
  • Honestly my host was perfect. Super helpful. She has a guide she wrote herself for the apartment and city that would rival any frommer's. She was able to accommodate both my early check in and my late check out. She was quick to respond to me about any questions I had. As Morag works early and I was also there for work we did not get too much time to chat, which was a bit of a disappointment for the time we did talk I found her super interesting. That said it is also nice to have a host who is there but not. I don't want to gush about all the awesome surprises that come with staying at Morag's because I do not want to ruin them, but it truly felt like home away from home. I think I liked it so much she was worried I was going to try and lay roots lol It is just as it looks in the pictures, actually even better, and really serene. Perfectly situated to walk everywhere (and I did) or of course you can easily take transit from there if you are feeling lazy. Her dog Charlie is cuddly and cute and just added to the at home feeling to her place. Truly you will not be disappointed here.

    June 2014
  • We had a great stay in Morag's apartment. Access was extremely flexible. Morag (email hidden)e bedroom was large, the bed very comfortable and the shower very hot with good pressure. The location was ideally located for our stay.
    Highly recommended

    June 2014
  • Morag is the perfect Hostess! Her home is quite centrally located. A very easy location to get around everywhere in Sydney! We had an amazing stay. Her apartment is beautiful and very comfortable. As others have said, she is gracious and willing to visit with you or she'll leave you on your win to enjoy your own privacy. She has a wealth if knowledge and her "book" with everything you ever need to know was a godsend. We arrived early in the morning after a 14 hour flight from SF! And she welcomed us with open arms. The sheets and towels were of the highest standard and she has converters and hair dryers. Thank you so much Morag! Our Sydney holiday was AWESOME!!!

    May 2014
  • What a great stay!!!! Morag is an amazing host, very communicative and friendly. Morag is lovely to chat to but also gives you your privacy. The Terrace is beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The location is AMAZING, in walking distance to restaurants, nightlife and so much more.

    We loved our stay and would definitely recommend Morag’s place to anyone wanting a Sydney escape!

    April 2014
  • I stayed with Morag during a work trip, and it was perfect. The apartment is located in a great area with easy access to public transit. The private balcony was great for an early morning or post work relax. There were lovely fresh baked goods every morning and a quick single serve coffee machine for when you need it. The whole apt was nice and modern and clean. I highly recommend staying with Morag.

    April 2014
  • had lovely time at Morag"s place. Loved the home made bread and healthy breakfast. great location to be able to walk everywhere and nice restaurants and cafe's close by. Very comfortable king size bed and plenty of cupboard space. enjoyed our stay

    March 2014
  • I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Morag's.
    The apartment is well located. Walking distance from everything, no need for public transportation. The Miss Chu restaurant across the apartment is really good, and Morag has a lot of recommendation for great places to eat out, and visit.
    I'd say the 3 minor negative points are:
    1- Lack of darkness in the bedroom: There is no curtain on the windows, so you will be awaken early in the morning. If you are a light sleeper it will be a problem.
    2- I had to sleep the window wide opened, because it was quite warm, but the street noise is quite high. I am not a light sleeper so it didn't bother me but again I'd say it might bother some people.
    3- Internet is weak, and catching up with friends and family is closed to (website hidden) is to do so at a Starbucks cafe (email hidden)/restaurant.
    Personally these 3 points didn't bother me whatsoever. Morag (email hidden), and again location, location, location! I will surely stay here again and I encourage everyone to do so. This (email hidden) to stay at!

    March 2014
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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"
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