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 an entertainers paradise - 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 he knows you are on the way
He will meet arrange a guided tour when you arrive.
Review the HOUSE RULES (on AirBnB) and have all your guests read them also.
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.
. Focus on environmental impact - solar power cells, rainwater reuse, natural light and heating / cooling.
. Minimise your environmental impact by turning OFF lights when not in rooms, opening doors and windows instead of using Air-conditioners, etc. Overall being aware of limiting your use of electricity, water and gas.
1. Put all used towels & face cloths into the bath tub, including the kitchen and bathroom hand towels and teatowels.
2. Strip all beds including doona (Duvet) covers and place in a single pile in the bathtub
3. Check under beds and in cupboards for belongings. Lost property will be shipped / posted at your cost.
4. Put all rubbish into the outside bins, including recycling.
5. Load dishwasher on departure add detergent and turn on as you leave.
6. Text Wally (phone number hidden) as you depart, particularly if you leave prior to 11.00 AM.
7. Please do not request late check out, cleaning requires at least 4 hours between guests.
My daughter and her family arrived at Osborne House prior to us and phoned to say the house was amazing, my wife and i arrived a few days later and to say that Osborne House is amazing is a under statement you have to see it and stay there to truly appreciate it . We were 4 adults and 2 very young children and everything worked seemlessly even to the extent of fully catering for a family reunion (about 14 people) prior to our sons wedding as Mike and Wally have stocked the house with more utensils,pot,pans and plates than you would ever need along with the staple essentials as oils,sauce etc.The location of the house is perfect with shops just down the road and very nice coffee shops close by as well as on street parking and if you are not driving the Bus stop is a couple of 100 metres away.We have stayed in a number of airbnb's around the world and without a doubt this has to be the best we have stayed in , thank you Mike and Wally for sharing your house with us and thanks to Wally for explaing about the house and it history it was very interesting.
Osborne was perfect! Wally was very helpful and gave us a good overview of how everything worked. We're ex Sydney-siders so we didn't need tips on transport or places but there is a comprehensive guest guide which covers all this and more.
For the four of us, it really was like a home away from home. We had quite a few of our Sydney and visiting family over for social get togethers, along with quiet time spent taking care of business related matters. The place was perfect for both. Mike and Wally have done a fantastic job of transforming the terrace into a modern and elegant residence. The rooms are exactly as shown in the photos and the position in Annandale is perfect, only a short stroll to many shops, cafes and restaurants but just out of the hustle and bustle. The Cafe on Johnston four doors south is great for breakfast / lunch.
Next time there's four of us looking for a Sydney pad, the Osborne will be top of our list.
loved the great quiet location & made use of the local amenities. Really appreciated greet & meet from Wally, found it very informative. Used the buses & ferries as recommend, information pack in house was excellant & having the Opal cards gave us a great head start to explore the fabulous city. Convenient parking right outside the door was easy to unpack & pack.
Your stylish & well appointed house gave us everything we needed.
Liked sms during our stay, would have felt happy & confident to contact you if needed.
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay & will recommend to others.
Andrea & Nick Stevens
I would like to thank Wally and Mike, we had a great holiday in Magnificent Osborne, Sydney . Staying in your beautiful house was the icing on the cake. It is everything that you said it would be. We stayed for 5 nights and it was to short.
The house was 5* everything one needs is there. Wally met us at the house and filled us in on everything we needed to know, about getting into Sydney which is only 20 minutes by bus at the top of the road, excellent local restaurant's and cafés.
I will recommend your fabulous house to anyone I know going to Sydney and will stay with you again next time I am in Sydney.
We are so pleased to introduce your family to Our Sydney. We love the Inner West, and you certainly seemed to make the most of the local area... so our local business owners tell me :-) Thanks for your visit, don't stay away too long, you will lose your suntan :-)
Mike & Wally,
We were welcomed very well and even allowed an early viewing. Queries were responded to very quickly, and minor problems attended to immediately. Wonderful hosts!
Don't get me started this place is amazing really comfortable just as is seen in photos very welcoming place to stay can't say enough will definitely stay again.
Our very first experience with airbnb began with our stay at Osborne and our wonderful hosts Mike and Wally. They responded quickly to our questions, Wally met us at the place to greet us and orient us to their home and the area. Their home was amazing and we were torn between seeing the sights of Sydney and just relaxing in the work of art that is Osborne. The neighbourhood is great with wonderful coffee at a shop right next door. Transportation into the downtown area was easy and quick. We absolutely loved our stay and hope to return again!
Thank you Cindy we are thrilled to welcome you to the AirBnB family. It is a superb way to travel into the heart of a local community, something a hotel or resort simply cannot match.
We trust that you continue to educate your children as Global Citizens, who appreciate and love what they experience from other locations and cultures. Mike's blog Inquisitive Beings is developed around this theme from our own experiences.
You treated our home as yours, and your chapter in Osborne's history is recorded :-)
Mike and Wally
Magnificent Osborne, Annandale, Sydney Australia
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."