Bar room

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

1 adult
0 children
Ages 2 - 12
0 infants
Under 2
2 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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About this listing

Creative home in a fabulous location. This charming Georgian terrace juxtaposes original historical features with a 1970s neo classical makeover. Minutes walk from buzzing Oxford St or stunning Centennial Park. A bus ride to the city or Bondi Beach.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $16 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $24
Weekly Discount: 10%
Cancellation: Flexible
Weekend Price: $75 / night


The space

This home features sandstone fireplaces, bar, gracious kitchen, swimming pool, high ceilings, marble bathroom (including bath) and spacious bedrooms. If you enjoy a vintage style, antiques and a creative environment, this place is for you. This home is special in that it is relatively larger than most Paddington terraces. It is a timeless old-world haven complete with outdoor pool, a rare feature in Paddington.

Rooms comfortably fit two people. The home is also available for a whole house booking and comfortably fits 6 adults (3 bedrooms) and 1 child/adult. Please see 'The Paddington Estate' for more information regarding a whole house booking.
If the dates for this listing are not available, please see the listing 'Creative Artists Home' or 'Master Bedroom with Large Sunny Balcony & Ensuite ' (which we occasionally make available).

The Guest Bedrooms

There are two guest bedrooms - both are pictured. They are offered at the same rate and are sometimes both available. One of the rooms will be available for your stay.

Enjoy the comforts of the bright, high ceiling rooms with queen size beds, antique furniture. Ceiling fan and wall heater provided.

Featured in Vogue Living and Sydney Magazine, this home has also been the backdrop for many a photo shoot, launch party, short films and other events.

This House is a double brick home and is naturally cool in summer, so air-conditioning is not needed, however all rooms have ceiling fans.


Shared bathroom is equipped with toiletries and hairdryer/straightener for guests to use.
Includes 2 basins, shower and marble bathtub.

Second bathroom (attached to pool area) includes shower, laundry and toilet.

During the winter months June - August, we are happy to receive enquirers for longer stays at negotiable rates.

Guest access

We provide tea, coffee, milk and other condiments.

Interaction with guests

Check in time is 2pm and check out time is 10am. We like to stick to these times in order to accommodate other guests and cleaners.

There is a key-less entry to our home and we will supply you with the code prior to your arrival.

We look forward to your stay in this unique home.

The neighborhood

You will experience the essence of Paddington lifestyle - central to an abundance of cafes, restaurants, art galleries, pubs, parks, boutique shopping and Paddington markets. We are walking distance to Five Ways village, Centennial Park and Woollahra. By bus, we are minutes to Bondi Beach and the city centre. Paddington boasts a number of stylish pubs and wine bars including The London Tavern and The Grand National Hotel, both a stone throw away. Your stay could not get more central and special than this.

Getting around

There are buses on Oxford Street that take you to the city or the beaches.

When arriving, the destination is: William Street, Paddington Bus Stop / Paddington Inn Hotel (then 5 minute walk)

Buses on Oxford Street include:
380 (from city to Bondi Beach via Paddington)
333 (express service as above -limited stops)
352 (to Redfern, Newtown and Marrickville)
M40 (from city to Bondi via Paddington)
440 (from Central station to Bronte Beach via Paddington and Bondi Junction)

From airport:

Catch taxi (between $40 -$50)

Catch train to -
1. Central station, then catch 378 bus to Paddington (see above information on 'destination')
2. Museum and catch 380 or 440 to Paddington (Elizabeth Street)

We are very well located!!
Many of our guests walk into the city via Oxford Street.

Other things to note

Please be mindful that this is our home. We love to share our unique home with people and in order for this to be sustainable, we do not allow "guests of guests" for visits, pool swims or otherwise.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is after 2PM

Please walk up and down stairs quietly, particularly if coming home late.
There are towels holders in the rooms to dry your towels on.
Please remember to turn heater off when you leave the room.

Safety features
Fire extinguisher
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

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We are creative, down to earth and open-minded couple, who enjoy a healthy lifestyle and a vibrant home. There are much happenings in our home, from photo shoots, to art salons to creative dinners and occasionally short film making.

We have been greeting and hosting guests from all over the world, for just over three years. We host a wide variety of people from all over the world. Our home is a unique step into an old world reality, and we enjoy sharing it with others.

As an alternative, if you are after the privacy of a one bedroom Paddington pad, have a look at our listing at:

We hope you enjoy your time in our home!
Arnie & Lorraine

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