Studio in heart of Potts Point

4.79

Entire rental unit hosted by Ester

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 0 beds, 1 bath
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My 34 sqm studio is quietly tucked away yet in the middle of everything. There are a gazillion cafes/bars/supermarkets right downstairs and weekend markets across the road. A pleasant walk by the water takes you to the art gallery, botanic gardens and opera house.

The space
The apartment is on the border between the red light district (home to some hard characters, weekend party-goers and backpackers) and the gentrified part of the neighbourhood (the 'Paris end' of Potts Point). The 1937 building, originally nurses quarters, is quite dilapidated but retains its period charm. My flat is renovated so feels fresh. The shower temperature can be tricky to get just right so I often took baths living there, and the bath is nice and deep. Nestled between other apartments overlooking the high street and rear laneway, my flat is on the first floor and faces into a lightwell. This means there is no grand vista but also no street noise, and it's temperate with plenty of natural light. It feels spacious for a studio as the bathroom, kitchen, walk-in wardrobe and bed nook are separate from the central living area. Below is a patisserie so kitchen sounds and smells can waft up (I've never found this too intrusive but some guests have mentioned it, see reviews). The most frequent positive feedback I get is around the apartment's decoration/style and location.

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
TV
Hair dryer
Refrigerator
Microwave
Long term stays allowed
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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4.79 out of 5 stars from 310 reviews

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Where you’ll be

Potts Point, New South Wales, Australia

I love the harbour-side walk to the Andrew Boy Charlton swimming pool, across the water from the strangely beautiful naval base. The Saturday food markets have a great vibe (I recommend The Butchers Table stall sandwiches and the Vietnamese salads and pho) and the patisserie right next door does amazing chocolate mousse cake and croissants. If you exit the back door of the building you open it onto a tiny hole-in-the-wall cafe called Room 10 which does excellent, and marvellously convenient, coffee. The walk to Beare Park on the water takes you through residential streets with nice art deco architecture and past the historic Elizabeth Bay House, which itself has a lovely public garden across the road - both good spots for a picnic. Rushcutter's Bay is a more expansive park, good for jogging, frizbee, playgrounds etc.

There is a lot of nightlife in the area - the gay clubbing precinct is nearby, tawdry Kings Cross is in full swing on weekend nights and there are some more sophisticated small bars in Potts Point and on Victoria Street.

Close to Sydney's major attractions, the area is full of hotels & hostels, a tourist information booth and places to hire travelling vans, book outback adventures etc. Airport shuttle buses loop around the streets every half hour or so and the hop-on hop-off city tour bus stops outside my building.

Hosted by Ester

Joined in August 2013
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I've lived in Sydney for many decades, as well as London and Santiago in former lives! I enjoy swims in the sparkling harbour bays of Sydney's eastern suburbs, playing operas at loud volumes and I've recently taken up daily constitutionals with my new Nordic walking sticks. I'm a retired book shop owner, furniture seller and now, carrying on from my daughter, Airbnb host. I do hope I can make your stay a pleasant one.
I've lived in Sydney for many decades, as well as London and Santiago in former lives! I enjoy swims in the sparkling harbour bays of Sydney's eastern suburbs, playing operas at lo…

During your stay

If I am not able to greet you in person, I will always be available on my phone for advice or help. I like to hear from guests so don't hesitate to ask about any little thing.
  • Languages: English, Español
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House rules

Checkout: 10:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Show more
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Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $78

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