About This Listing
This impressive fully renovated home is yours to enjoy during your stay in Sydney.
The WOW factor flows over 3 levels .
Set foot inside and you may never want to leave.
Perfect location to all of Sydney's best action.
Free all day street parking.
Our home is the perfect blend of Historic Sydney Terrace meets Urban Contemporary Design.
"Simply Spectacular" - you won't be disappointed. The garden area is tropical with extensive water features (30 cm deep) and this home is ready for you to enjoy.
All guests have access to the entire home and its contents, so relax and enjoy yourself.
Showers have soap and shampoo dispensers for your convenience.
Washing Machine / Dryer / Detergent / Iron
Entertainers kitchen and backyard BBQ - entertainment area with amazing night lighting.
Bring your own music on your phone or tablet :-) to play in the Lounge / Dining area.
Interaction with Guests
Please provide an estimated arrival time, flight number, so we can assist with your check in any time AFTER 15.00.
You MUST print out your itinerary. You will need this at Check In. It has door codes and important information about your stay.
Contact us via SMS on landing/ 60 minutes prior so we know you are on the way.
We will meet arrange a guided tour when you arrive.
Review the HOUSE RULES (on AirBnB) and have all your guests read them also, as you are expected to abide by these in our neighbourhood.
We will either be close by or have someone close by if you need assistance. Our home is yours to enjoy exclusively
Annandale is an affluent suburb in the Inner West of Sydney. Annandale is located within 3.5 kilometers west of the Sydney central business district. Very close to Leichhardt, Glebe, Balmain and Newtown. Annandale's northern end lies on Rozelle Bay, which is on Sydney Harbour. Stroll along the waterfront pedestrian to Darling Harbour (2km)
Free all day parking on the street in front of Osborne.
There are buses within 80m. We use the 470 Bus to get to the CBD, China Town, Circular Quay or Central Station and the 370 to get to the Beach at Coogee. Check out the ticket system at Opal Card online.
Sydney's light rail (tram) is 15 minute walk, the train can be accessed 30 minutes walk at Stanmore Station.
Taxi rank is 80m away,
BUT the very best way of getting around is walking.
Other Things to Note
Free all day street parking in front of Osborne.
All 3 bedrooms have queen-size beds!
The bathrooms on levels 2 and 3 toilets on all 3 levels.
Indoor - Outdoor Living at its best.
Underfloor heating and fireplaces provide winter warmth and fantastic atmosphere.
Air conditioning on 2 levels takes care of hot summer days.
Designer kitchen with all the appliances are often unused by the guests because we are surrounded by excellent quality, variety and unique blends of food types from Australia multi-cultural population.
. Early / Late check out NOT possible as cleaning between guests takes 4 hours.
. INTERNATIONAL GUESTS - many flights arrive at 06:00 - please book the extra day if you want to Check In before 15:00.
. ABSOLUTELY no shoes upstairs. We have a glass viewing floor that scratches....
. No sleeping on lounges or couches.
. Osborne accommodates UP TO 6 people (3 couples) in 3 bedrooms.
. NO smoking in the house or garden.
. If you wish to have guests or functions, you MUST seek and gain approval prior to your arrival.
. The maximum number of people permitted for dinners or functions at any time is 12.
. This is a designer home and we expect to know the people who visit, stay and enjoy our space.
. We suggest you use one of the many great local restaurants or cafes to host friends.
. Please respect our neighbors’ quiet enjoyment of their homes by moving indoors at 21.30 on weeknights and 22.00 on weekends.
. Loud music or other loud noise is not acceptable in this quiet and peaceful suburb.
. Focus on environmental impact - solar power cells, natural light and heating / cooling.
. Plastic bottles and bags destroy our environment:
1.Sydney water is excellent for drinking, please avoid using bottled water.
2.We provide reusable shopping bags for your convenience.
. Minimise your environmental impact by turning OFF lights when not in rooms, opening doors and windows instead of using air-conditioners, etc. Overall we want our guests to actively limit use of electricity, water and gas.
Original art and sculptures, designer furniture to maximise your comfort during your stay.
Magnificent home, designer furnishings which my family and I loved.
Wally was fantastic in welcoming us to their home and recommending local points of interest (local coffee shop and fish and chips are fantastic).
House is in a quiet suburb and travel to the centre on public transport took only 30minutes. Wally and Mike have left Opel cards for guests which made travel much easier - an excellent touch!
Overall excellent for our purposes. Thanks very much!
This is the best airbnb experience we have ever had. The house is so wonderful since Mike and Wally design and decorate it with full of their loves. It is a pity that we only stayed there 3 nights. We will surely be back and stay longer. Thanks again :-)
Great accommodation with great host as well. Everything you need is in the house .
Very convenient in terms of traveling about as well.
Would definitely recommend others to book this place and will definitely revisit.
Amazing property and great, attentive host. Wally put in a lot of effort in ensuring our stay was pleasant and perfectly organised. The property was very impressive and immaculate in its presentation, all at a great price and perfect location. Highly recommended!
My family of 6 adults loved the design of the home. Osborne has a unique old charm and modern interior. We were greeted by our friendly host; Wally as Mike is out of town. He gave an overview of the house, surrounding areas and attractions. Pretty informative. The place is clean and there's a small supermarket nearby. The house is perfect for our group as it has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. We also like the cafe nearby; Cafe on Johnston. Good food, great coffee, attentive staff and cozy ambiance. Annandale's location is also perfect as it is near the city and it is only 5-10 minutes drive away. Parking is slightly tricky as we were there on weekends and the street parking is always full. We parked slightly further and enjoyed our walk back home. The home has a few flight of stairs and might not be suitable for the elderly if climbing stairs is an issue. Overall, it was a lovely stay and we will surely come back if we ever go back to Sydney.
Thanks for your great feedback, with a special note that you carefully considered all aspects of Osborne. The issues you mentioned for our attention have been addressed; something we wished all guests would take time to do :-)
Mike & Wally, Magnificent Osborne, Annandale, Sydney.
Absolutely amazing place, everything catered for including all the little things you forget as a traveler. Better than any 5 star hotel.
Mike and Wally have created a wonderful and beautiful home that is full of character. Upon our arrival at Osborne, Wally gave us the full run down of the home and provided some excellent suggestions for activities and local restaurants. The Cafe on Johnston and Fish & Co were both delicious and located within walking distance of the apartment. Unfortunately, the days we spent in Sydney were the same three days in which an unprecedented amount of rain fell which did put a damper on our plans in the city. The house was located very close to the local bus stop though and we had no issues taking the bus to and from the city. Wally and Mike were extremely helpful and did check in on us to make sure we had all we needed for our stay. We only wish that the rain had ended sooner so that we could have enjoyed the beautiful garden in the back.
Thanks for staying a Magnificent Osborne, you will just have to come again to experience Sydney rain-free. We are just so thankful that our home stayed dry when so many around were flooded including the next door neighbours.
Happy to help make our Sydney your Sydney.
Mike & Wally.
About the Host, Mike
My partner and I have built our home so that you may enjoy every minute you spend in Sydney. Not only can you enjoy the Sydney lifestyle but take some time out to relax and surround yourself with our Sydney... The Inner West.
Annandale is ideally located within a few short minutes to all that Sydney has to offer, parks, restaurants shopping strips and of course our magnificent harbour.
We travel extensively and share our lives with our Labradoodle, our other love.
Our hidden gems are everyday essentials to our quality of life. Our local Yoga studio, Sydney's amazing swimming pools, beaches and parks. The cultural heart of our city (Circular Quay - Botanical Gardens) beats for you. Don't just do the guided tour, book tickets to a play, live show, opera, ballet or classical music to your taste at the Opera House. Rather than go to a pub; get along to one of Sydney's great venues to see world best dance, theatre and live music.
Enjoy the gardens and Andrew Boy Charlton (ABC) pool next to the NSW Art Gallery - whether a permanent or temporary exhibition - whether a day out or an evening education session or music performance in the halls.
Don't over do it and forget the beaches, the cliff top - whale watching - walks all along the coast. Stop in on the way out at the Fish Markets; or choose your nationality then your price before seeking out a restaurant for your taste: not only in the CBD, but in Newtown or right in Annandale - Glebe.
Our travels on 7 continents guide our guests 'needs' We think we have discovered what people want: to be given an affordable, contemporary, designer home which they can enjoy with undisturbed comfort. What makes Annandale special is the excellent coffee, quality small restaurants, high end take aways and wine bars within a short stagger.
Use our extensive Guide Book for the Must Do's that make Sydney the amazing destination we call home.
AirBnB is our way to help people who find themselves with a home but not a job at age 50. We are using our 'experiment' to assist others to gain freedom from the daily grind, allowing you to live anywhere in the world using the asset you have accumulated in your home.
The experimental phase will run for 12 months, after which we will launch "Anybody - Anywhere - Anytime" 'How to enjoy living off the proceeds of your accumulated assets.
" Travelling the world one country at a time. Living, Learning, Teaching."
Small, sun drenched for breakfast.
Get into the Inner West's cultural history with the strong Italian influence; and enjoy a cooking classes in a home environment.
Our very own local a few doors down.
The coffee is soooo good, we refuse to have a coffee machine at Osborne. <(phone number hidden)m 06.30 - 15.30 daily.
Let the staff know you are staying at Osborne!
Easy relaxed local.
High quality fish, salads and fresh foods, specialising in Take Away. 100 m from Osborne.
Not only is the coffee great, the Barista is even hotter! Open from 06.30 for your convenience.
Italian Pizza as it should be. This local is your, "What do we do for dinner" option when you can't be bothered. 100 m from Osborne
Exceptional service for all your supplies. Including DVD rentals, fresh fruit & Vegies, milk, superb selection of bread, meats and cheeses. Frozen foods, cereals, cleaning products.
Funky..... Great atmosphere.
Hot spot for weekend.
Fantastic seafood, fresh....
Fab for cocktails and pizza
Excellent value family meals (2 for 1 on Sundays) great service, and distinct dining / bar areas.
Great for Takeout.
Hot spot for Annandale locals. Must Try.
Close to all Leichhardt's eateries, great selection of movies and film festivals.
Fine dining 20 minutes walk away. This is not a cheap meal, it is fine dining at its very best, high quality service.
Try the degustation menu on Wed / Th night or Sat lunch.
Bookings essential! 5*
Closest train to Olympic Park / Blue Mountains. 1.6 Km, 25 min walk from Osborne at Johnston Street.
One of favourite wine bars
great little wine bar.
A must for breakfast. The view of the Bay, ANZAC Bridge and historic setting makes this a locals's local hang out. Inner west MUST DO!
for all your favourite movies.
Sydney's funky strip..... for everything!
3 kms of fashion, arts and entertainment, and Food, Food, cafes and gelato. Whether you want movies (the Dendy) or live theatre (the New Theatre) Bohemia is alive and well! All nationalities foods.
Our favourite, mexican
Take a walk on our own trail to the fish markets.
The transformed Rail Yards house major events during the January Sydney Festival, Comedy Festival, Sydney Fashion Week and throughout the year.
Raw, amateur theatre at its best.
Fantastic restaurant strip... best italian in Sydney.
Darling harbour is home to the Aquarium, IMAX cinema, year round events and entertainment; the kids zone for fireworks on NYE, Australia Day Jan 26th. and any special occasion. Lots of Cafes & Bars.
Osborne is less than 10 minutes from your departure or arrival point if you are cruising out of Sydney's White Bay Terminal
Spend a week to see Sydney before or after departure.
Direct Factory Outlets (DFO) are one of the best "quality & price" shopping options near Osborne. Less than 10 minutes in a cab, or bus 501 / 505, dozens of stores located in the centre!
Amazing Harbour Views, lovely well priced food & drinks.
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Sydney's most famous markets on the edge of China Town.
Train from the airport for all our early international guests who don't want to book an extra day to check in before 15.00.
Bondi Explorer - hop on - hop off Bus departs here .
Historic Brickworks and man made park, lakes, the AIDS memorial grove, and the biggest kids park in Sydney. Fitness track, outdoor free bars, rings, etc.
Fitness / Sport / Kids / Cafe / Dogs...
Great quality homewares. Every designer from around the globe represented here (or the Alexandria Store)
Keep an eye on the Victoria's Basement SALES. They are amazing.
Take in a play at Sydney's World Class Theatre set in the Old Wool Stores of the foreshore.
Departure point for Cruise Ships, Ferries to all of Sydney's top locations, the Museum of Contemporary Art, The Opera house... 30 - 60 minutes on the 470 Bus; 20 mins in a Taxi.
If you haven't booked 2 months in advance you won't get in... But definitely the best harbour views, Bridge to the left, Opera House to the right. Best deals; lunch - then off the the Opera House!
Home of world renown Bangara Dance Company and the Sydney Dance Company; if you like dance, book your tickets early!
Take the bus to Circular Quay, walk over the bridge to North Sydney, have a coffee and walk back.
Got the adventure bug? Do the amazing Bridge Climb. Must book well in advance!
This tiny theatre is uniuely Sydney. A must if you want affordable theatre options. Set between the seedy Kings Cross and the stylish Darlinghurst, the productions are always good quality.
The New Griffin is larger, and hosts some of fantastic local theatrical performances.
You just have to see a show at the World's Most Photographed and recognised Opera House! Theatre, Opera, Ballet, Contemporary, Kids shows during school holidays, Tours of the venue.
The airport is 30 - 50 minutes away. If more than 1 person is travelling, it is cheapest to use a cab. Approx. cost AUD $40 - 45 depending on time of day, traffic, etc.
The convention / Sports Halls and Stadia from the Sydney Olympics.
Quickest access is to walk to Stanmore Station then take the train to Liddcombe, change for the Olympic Park Loop.
470 Bus to Circular Quay. Ferry to Manly. Cliff top and beach walk, approx 8 km. lunch at the Spit Bridge, Bus to town hall, 470 bus home. Superb harbour views, whale watching In season.