Harborside Double Bay, city 10 mins

House - Private room · Cross Street, Double Bay, NSW 2028, Australia

On the shores of Sydney harbour in the heart of the Eastern Suburbs! The apartment occupies entire floor of a grand house with level street access, gardens, and spacious modern interiors. Only 10 mins to city by ferry also close to bus, train, shops.

Your host, Stefan
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On the shores of Sydney harbour in the heart of the Eastern Suburbs! The apartment occupies entire floor of a grand house with level street access, gardens, and spacious modern interiors. Only 10 mins to city by ferry also close to bus, train, shops.

The Space

This room in Double Bay is about lifestyle; large expanses of polished wood floors, furnished sparingly with design furniture and a few select art pieces. Uncomplicated space is the luxury here.

The large bedroom sleeps two people and has a queen size bed with feather pillows and heavy damask cotton sheets. Simple multi-function storage allows easy relief from suitcase living, even for short stays. The tree-top window overlooks a quiet private courtyard. Let the birds wake you up..literally!, many guests comment on the extraordinary sounds of nature so close to the city.

Short stays are welcome but so too are longer stays of 1 or 2 months. Many guests work temporarily in Sydney, this place offers comforts and freedom of a home lifestyle.

**This is 1 of 2 optional rooms available, the other includes a private study , search for 'Harborside room with private study'. Special rates negotiable for long stays and exclusive-use so enquire before booking**

Guest Access

The kitchen is well equipped and has a private guest fridge. The paved courtyard has a BBQ for enjoying Sydney's amazing weather. Laundry facilities include washer and dryer. Towels and linen are all provided and changed as needed, so to is room cleaning. Television and DVD facilities can be used in the living room. Free WiFi is also available throughout the apartment and garden.

Interaction with Guests

Your host is a freelancer and sometimes works from a small home office. Bathroom and kitchen facilities are shared with him when resident. Please read the reviews and you will find he is very knowledgeable and helpful for the Sydney first-timer! Your host always provides a personal Double Bay map and arrival transport tips. Note that exclusive-use bookings can be arranged. Enquire before booking.

The Neighborhood

If not for the schoolhouse across the road we would watch the ferry come and go beyond the park less than 100m away (60yds). A peaceful and safe environment 50m (30yds) from the shopping village famous for boutiques, cafes and restaurants and with a 7/11 supermarket.

Considered one of Sydney's most prestige suburbs it is a perfect location to base your visit, for work or pleasure. Its close proximity to the city, while sheltered from the hustle & bustle, offers welcome homely relief after a busy day.

Getting around

Sydney downtown is less than 4km (2.5miles). From there it's 1 minute walk to Opera House, The Rocks 'Old Town', Botanical Gardens, Central Business District and main transport terminal. The fastest way is ferry in 10 minutes, train (Edgecliff) in 15 minutes or bus in 25 minutes.

If here to work, commuting by ferry offers a spectacular way to start the day, arriving at Circular Quay between Opera House and bridge. Many guests flag this as the highlight of their stay.

If you catch the ferry in the opposite direction, you'll soon be in beautiful Watson's Bay - with clifftop nature reserve, beaches, more restaurants and cafes, and from 'The Gap' a breathtaking 360 vista of ocean and harbour, including spectacular views of the city in the distance.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $15 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Security Deposit: $193
Cleaning Fee: $19
Cancellation: Strict
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  • Once again a very enjoyable stay at Stefan's Double Bay home. The house is beautifully clean with nice fresh white linen and towels in the bedroom. It is quite and peaceful, good place to rest. The location is the most convenient place to stay for access to Sydney city and to the Eastern suburbs. I like the fact that there is a choice of transport options, ferry, bus and train all close walking distance to Stefan's home. Thanks Stefan.

    May 2014
  • Our experience was wonderful. Stefan is a great host, location was perfect, couple blocks from public transportation, taxi or ferry.

    Stefan provided us with local information, history walks, hide-a-way to view the best sunsets or quiet beaches. Stefan definitely made our trip to Australia fantastic. Glad we used Airbnb.

    April 2014
  • We stayed with Stefan in March for around two (website hidden) was a very pleasant stay in a fantastic (email hidden)efan is a good host and very helpfull.We would stay again,give it a try.Tony and Patsy UK.

    March 2014
  • I stayed 24 nights in Stefans' Home and was made very welcome. Fabulous location, very clean and comfortable. Stefan is a very friendly and knowledgeable host and I would highly recommend a stay here.

    March 2014
  • Stefan is a natural; easy going, his house was our house during our stay, and he wanted us the have the best of it! All very pleasant. Also the surroundings: great shopping area and public transport, we had a relaxed and wonderful stay.

    January 2014
  • Stephan was very attentive, as he takes the role of host seriously, wanting his guests to be well oriented and make the most of their stay. The location was great for me, as I think the harbour is spectacular.

    December 2013
  • If you are planning to visit Sydney, I highly recommend that you stay with Stefan. This is a beautiful and well located home. The house is cleaner than a 5-star hotel. Stefan is also a great host: he helps you design your tours, provides you with specific and local information. He definitely makes you feel at home. Next time I visit Sydney, I will not hesitate about staying at his place.

    December 2013
  • My parents stayed at Stephan's lovely house for more than a week and were very happy about their stay.

    Always here to help and chat wih you Stephan is the best host you can expect.

    One a the best location in Sydney, 2 min walk for the direct ferry to the city.
    Hightly recommended!!!!

    December 2013
  • Stefan was an excellent host, very welcoming, helpful and good conversation. The apartment is absolutely beautiful. He is a designer and it shows in the lovely minimalist decorations. There's a nice courtyard to spend time in out the back and it's just a 5 minute walk to shops and ferry, 10 minutes to the train. Highly recommended!

    December 2013
  • On our last trip to Sydney, we choosed to stay by Stefan at Double Bay. Located only five minutes from the wharf makes downtown Sydney accessible in less than 15 minutes with the ferry. It is both very convenient and gives you a wonderfull sight of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge every time you are sailing by.

    Stefan is a very nice and helpful host, who will take good care you and give you lots of information and recommendations about the city: things to see, places to visit, walks to take… And what ever you are interested in.
    The accomodation has all what your need: clean, quiet and peacefull, with a little kichen and bathroom - and a very good bed! All very convenient and perfect for to persons.
    If you plan a trip to Sydney, don’t hesitate to make a reservation with Stefan.

    November 2013
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Easygoing 40's male designer. Good sense of humour, respect for others and diligently clean and tidy. Enjoys cycling, tennis and staying fit and active. Good conversationalist, knowledgeable and well educated. Relaxation includes cooking, a glass of wine and good company. Well versed in local Sydney knowledge including lesser known highlights.
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