About this listing
Our bright, two bedroom flat on a beautiful tree-lined Avenue in Darlinghurst is a quiet oasis moments from fantastic cafés & restaurants, & is a great base for exploring Sydney & beyond! 20mins walk from city, 5-10min walk to train, and 2mins to bus
Original fireplace now refurbished with new Jetmaster gas log open fireplace to keep you toasty warm in Winter!
Our apartment is in an old, converted Victorian terrace house, surrounded by quiet walking streets, cafes, bars, restaurants, supermarkets and shops, Saturday markets and a cosmopolitan neighbourhood. The city centre, Sydney harbour, Opera House, the NSW Art Gallery, Australian Museum, Rushcutter's Bay, Paddington and Surry Hills are all within a 5-20min walk away. Access to all areas of Sydney and beyond. Kings Cross train station is 5mins away, and access to the major bus routes to Sydney's beaches 2mins away.
YES, we provide bed linen, blankets and towels. It's hardly a holiday if you have to bring your own!
We also provide some cooking basics, like oil, salt, pepper and sugar, to minimise your food shopping.
This is not a new apartment building, but an old converted, 1800's terrace house (converted in the 1920's when Darlinghurst had the nickname 'Razorhurst' !) While we love the building character, we realise some people prefer 'new', and would suggest that this may not be the place for these people.
LIVING/ DINING ROOM:
Gas log open fireplace!
Free unlimited ADSL2+ wireless internet
Digital LCD TV
Blueray/ DVD player and selection of DVD titles
Dining table to seat 4-8ppl
Fully equipped kitchen
Gas stove with 4 burners
Cutlery, utensils, pots, pans, oil, condiments etc.
Nespresso coffee maker (pods & milk supplied on arrival)
Kettle and tea
Fridge & Freezer (full size)
Huge, light filled upstairs bedroom
Brand new, comfortable quality queen-size bed
Quality Linens included and four pillows
*Reverse cycle Air Conditioning* (heat and cool)
Bathroom with shower
Brand new, comfortable quality double-size bed
Quality Linens included
Floor standing fan
Oil column heater
Bathroom with shower
Access to shared laundry with two Washing Machines (shared between four apartments)
Clothes line in courtyard
Ironing board & iron
Clothes drying rack
Close to laundromats also
WE ARE CHILD FRIENDLY!
We have two young children ourselves and understand that little things can make traveling with kids so much easier! If it helps, we can provide:
- fixed screen to gas log open fire
- Travel cot
- Cot linen
- Baby High Chair
- Baby bath
- Children's cutlery, cups and plates
ABOUT THE LOCATION:
The apartment is in a great location, surrounded by pedestrian streets. Darlinghurst is now a sought-after suburb of Sydney, particluarly for young creatives and families, and is also popular with downsizers, offering walking distance to the city, Paddington, Surry Hills and Potts Point and great restaurants and nightlife, while being a short trip to beautiful surrounding parks and the beaches of Sydney. Womerah Avenue itself is considered one of (if not the best!) streets in Darlinghurst. Quiet and tree-lined, it is home to both a large number of young singles and couples, and a growing number of families who aren't willing to leave the convenience and spoils of the area behind for the suburbs!
We live in the area with our two and four year old children, as do a large number of other families. Womerah Ave and the Darlinghurst area has gentrified over the last 10 years, is one of the most creative and desirable areas of Sydney. The area is highly populated and, using common sense, we have never felt anything but safe in the area.
Parking on the street is time limited. Car rental locations are close by and GoGet car-share is easy and available close by. Locals walk everywhere or use the buses and trains - the location is central and this is easy. If you have a car let us know and we may be able to provide a space for you to park.
A number of "GoGet" car-share vehicles are located within a two minute walk of the apartment. Parking is free in "car-share" spaces and foreign licences are accepted. Prior to leaving home (to avoid delays in waiting for activation card to arrive in post) you can register using our address for the information pack and activation card. Search for GoGet Car Share Sydney. Look for the FAQ's.
Our apartment is up a flight of stairs, on the first floor of an old 1930's altered 1890's Victorian terrace with four apartments. The apartment is over two levels, with the main bedroom up an internal flight of stairs.
There is no bath.
Washing machines in a shared laundry accessed from the shared courtyard. There is a drying rack provided in case you want to hand wash or dry items inside.
This is a NO SMOKING BUILDING. Absolutely no smoking is allowed either inside the apartment or in the shared courtyard. This is important, and ignoring this rule will impact on your security deposit.
ADSL2+ wireless internet
Interaction with Guests
We want you love the apartment and surrounding area as much as we do! It has everything you will need for a comfortable stay, and is professionally cleaned to a high standard between guests. We are only 5 minutes away to assist if necessary, but will leave you to enjoy your stay in privacy. We can provide flexible check in and check out times if possible, and can provide recommendations for great cafes, restaurants and bars in the area. For families with younger children we can assist with little extras like a baby bath, travel cot, cot linen and baby high-chair, just ask!
Other Things to Note
Please note there is a five night minimum booking over New Year's Eve
- No parties. We like and respect our neighbours and want to maintain the peaceful neighbourhood.
- Please keep noise down when entering or leaving the property. Close doors gently!
- Please leave the apartment as you found it
- Please be respectful of other residents in the building and neighbours and keep the noise down after about 10pm.
- If there are any problems during your stay, please let me know and we'll do our best to sort things out.
- NO SMOKERS PLEASE. Absolutely NO SMOKING in the apartment or building, including in the shared courtyard! This is important and ignoring this rule will affect your security deposit. This is a NO SMOKING property, including outside areas. We don't like the smell of smoke in our home, and on our linen, and neither do our other guests. In fact, many guests book our home because we are a strictly no smoking property. Yes, we can still smell cigarette smoke if you stand on the footpath to smoke.
- No pets, sorry.
- We really appreciate it if you can leave the place reasonably clean on your departure. Please treat the place as if it were your own. Please wash dishes, etc and return to cupboards before you leave.
- Please contact us prior to departure to notify us of any spills, damage or breakages. If we are not notified, the guest will be held liable for them.
I am a design professional and a Sydney local, and my well traveled husband is a San Francisco native. My young family and I have lived in Darlinghurst for 7 years, love to travel and appreciate a great 'base camp' to explore from. We think our apartment on a beautifully quiet tree lined street on the boundaries of Darlinghurst and Paddington is perfectly placed to explore some of Sydney's great restaurants, cafes, markets, beaches and beyond.
We look forward to meeting you when you stay!