About this listing
Stunning 2 br second floor apartment featuring mid-century furniture,timber queen bed, new bathroom (w/bath), galley kitchen and sunset tree top views. Organic sourdough & fresh eggs (laid by our hens!), + raw honey from our hives for breakfast!
*****Self serve organic breakfast included*****
The Red Rooms is a bright 2 bedroom apartment on the top floor of the Bondi Beach Eco Garden. Nestled in the leafy quiet end of Hall Street in the heart of Bondi Beach, the Eco Garden apartments provide the ideal blend of privacy and community.
Natural organic finishes are used throughout, including polished wooden floors, beautiful mid-century modern furniture sitting alongside custom re-purposed and a range of designed objects. All of this adds to the character and sense of consideration that permeates the apartment.
Master Bedroom - Views of Garden
The north facing master bedroom has views of the garden and includes a luxurious queen sized bed made from reclaimed timbers by a local craftsman.
Second Bedroom - Skylight
The second bedroom includes a skylight to let the morning sun in (with louvres to keep it out if you so wish) and a comfortable queen bed. All linen is certified organic from local Australian manufacturers.
Sunny, Gorgeous Living Area
The combined kitchen and entertaining area of the apartment enjoys the afternoon summer sun across a huge bank of south facing windows. Open them for the refreshing beach cross-breeze and enjoy the native trees and expansive open space the rear of the property has to offer. The industrial styled kitchen features a combination of bamboo hardwood, re-purposed machining bench and stainless steel wash area. Four burner stove and a convection microwave cooking options for the holiday chef.
The front garden is home to a tiny pond, ornamental ferns, local plants and a vegetable garden – which you are welcome to farm for your meals. We have 5 happy healthy chickens out back who lay fresh eggs each morning and bees producing exquisite honey from our backyard hives.
Bondi Beach 5 minutes away!
Venturing out to Bondi's buzzing cafes and small bars takes only minutes and the beach is a further 5 minutes away. After the beach grab your racquet and enjoy a game of tennis at the wonderful courts adjoining the property, or stroll across a block and catch the bus service into the city.
It's tranquility with convenience, and all done with the planet and your well-being in mind.
****Christmas and New Year from Dec 20 to Jan 05 is a minimum 7 day booking on all of our accommodation.*******
Interaction with Guests
A private apartment though we're here to help if you need it.
The Eco Garden apartments and Guest House have been designed and built with care and we hope you'll enjoy the feeling that permeates throughout. We ask in return that you follow a few requests we make of all guests:
- please keep the noise to a minimum...it's generally a quiet, restful house
- please remove heels and hard sole shoes while inside
- please try to conserve electricity and water for the planet and future generations
- please be considerate of other guests
- no smoking inside please
Enjoy and make yourself at home!
The combined lounge and dining room is perfect for entertaining & enjoys the afternoon sun. Rug by Cadry.
We stayed at the Red room at the Eco garden recently for 4 nights, and we had an amazing time. The hosts were very welcoming and attentive. We had some delicious bread and eggs delivered to our door, and lovely butter and spreads. Being invited to forage for some greens in the garden beds was also lovely, and made for some tasty salad! The chickens were a major hit with the kids, and we loved the warm and peaceful feel of the apartment, which was more spacious than we anticipated. The rooms were very comfortable, and I think we all slept better than we do at home, perhaps in part related to all the on foot exploring we did during thed day!
The location couldn't be better, we loved exploring nearby haunts, and we really appreciated getting the hosts' personal recommendations for best coffee shop, eateries and the like. The beach was walking distance, and so was a great playground. We regularly used public transport during our stay and found it accessible and timely.
We also really appreciated and admired the philosophy of the Eco Garden, and found it an inspiring place to stay.
This was the perfect way to experience Bondi, everything was perfectly perfect! From my very last minute booking to leaving luggage behind Dave and Lu were more responsive than any family member could dream of being. The red room was appointed in the most divine way and the beds and pillows were very hard to move oneself from. I often found myself gazing at the vista from the kitchen window, almost mediative watching the chickens do their thing around the pond and lush permaculture garden......Farm style breakfast, thank you! The parsley in the front garden was cropped rather well by myself as my culinary treat as I skipped out from the picket gate down the street to saturate myself in the Bondi experience. Joy!
Stepping into this wonderful green haven in the centre of Bondi Beach is like taking a break from the city. At the back, the large trees, birds and chicken coop are the perfect extension to this sustainable home where David and Lu (the hosts) had placed an organic bread loaf, fresh eggs, butter and jam alongside a bouquet of fresh flowers as a welcoming touch.
Intelligently recycled furniture and minimal interiors further create an instant sense of wellbeing.
Literally, Eco Gardens was a place one instantly calls Home.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the "Red" apartment at the Eco Garden... it was a big part of what made our stay in Bondi Beach so special! The apartment was clean and bright, peaceful and comfortable... we felt so welcomed and right at home there. The welcome basket of eggs, organic bread, honey, and wine was such a thoughtful touch (and delicious!). Liza was so kind and helpful with directions in how best to "get around" the city, how to get to know the chooks, and how to meet all of our other needs. What a convenient location, too!! We could walk to the bus stop in 5 minutes (to go anywhere in Sydney and beyond) and about 2 more minutes to the glorious Bondi Beach... we were minutes away from hustle and bustle, yet our apartment was a peaceful quiet haven to go "home" to after our busy days. We highly recommend this apartment!
Great location near Bondi Beach. A leafy retreat amongst trees with great outdoor areas and view of chooks and tennis court. Beautiful designer furniture features, and great taste in complimentary wine, eggs, and bread. Stylish Aussie retreat.
Bondi Ecogarden is located on a quiet street no more than a 5 min walk from everything worth visiting in Bondi Beach; restaurants, convenience stores, bars and of cause the beach.
It has a lot of soul and the owner, David Gravina, is 100% true to his ideals about saving this world and make it a better place.
We stayed in the upstairs two bedroom apartment with our 2yr old daughter and all truly enjoyed the combination of privacy and possibility to socialize with other guests as well as the host and his sidekick Liza who made sure that no detail was missing and added a great personality.
Things we missed and had expected at this price level was a dishwasher and a larger kitchen. Others might want a television and a washer/dryer in the apartment rather than the common facilities.
Overall, this is the place to stay if you visit Bondi Beach for both a short or longer stay and like to meet others in a welcoming setting and gladly recommend it to others.
For those of you with kids it is worth mentioning that Ecogarden has both a fish pond and chickens in the garden. Both highly appreciated by our daughter.
What a amazing place the Eco Garden 'Red Rooms' are! We arrived to a complimentary bottle of wine, honey from the onsite beehives, fresh eggs from the chickens and fresh organic bread. You couldn't ask for much more! The apartment was beautifully decorated and made us all feel very at home. What an unexpected find a few minutes up the road from the beach. Thanks to our lovely host Ben!
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About the Host, David
I am an entrepreneur passionate about design and how it can be used to inspire change. I love working on projects that make a real difference to peoples lives and, in particular, experiencing the incredible impact it can have at the local level re-building connections while we transition to sustainable communities. I have 4 beautiful Rhode Island Red hens and 2 busy bee hives and must admit i'm slightly addicted to eggs and honey. My guests tend to leave that way too!