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
Hair dryer provided.
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.
The house was great. Just as Mike described it. Plenty of space, clean and had all of the amenities to make it a very comfortable and enjoyable stay.
The location is brilliant. Lots of buses to take you into town where you can then go to where ever you want.
The kitchen was well decked out too.
The cafe a few doors makes great coffee and Frank's pizza on Parramatta Rd is well worth a visit for a casual night out.
Thanks for staying at Osborne; I really admire you - you've got our award for the 2015 Super Dad. Love this private comment: "A very clean, well appointed house. You even get your daily stair workout heading up to the bedrooms!"
So good I will have to release it publicly!
We would welcome you back anytime; and highly recommend you to the AirBnB community as a superb guest.
Mike & Wally, Magnificent Osborne, Annandale, Sydney Australia
Osborne House stood out to me as I looked for a place to stay in Sydney on the Airbnb site. I would never have considered the inner west until I found “Osborne”.
The house is amazing in so many ways. I never knew that Annandale existed and when I arrived at the house I couldn’t believe the home and the location - there is an amazing array of surrounding eateries and the village feel of the community of Annandale.
Whist I stayed at Obsorne for a week, I conducted a small training and the setting and location were ideal for this. Each day we walked everywhere and ate lunch at different places. Every morning I had coffee and breakfast at Café Johnson and Suzanne’s service and COFFEE is to be commended. I also had meals at Fat fish, Vinery and many other great places including the pub. The pharmacy, IGA and liquor stores are all next door to each other and I even had my hair Styled at Thai’s - the location literally has everything you will need.
The hosts of Osborne are amazing!!! They had so much insight into where to go in the Village and they attended to my queries and requests with such wonderful energy.
The house speaks for itself it is so clean and outshines even the pictures as they don't really capture the ‘feel’ and magnificence of the house. BUT I have to admit the bath was the highlight for me.
I can’t wait to get back to Annandale and see all my new friends and enjoy Obsorne once again. In fact it the whole experience made me feel like I want to live in Annandale.
Thank you for an amazing experience Osborne House and Annandale.
We are so pleased we could help you by providing the key to unlocking Annandale as a tourist destination. Every little comfort is yours to enjoy; we are so glad we could facilitate your experience by allowing you and your friends to record a paragraph in the chapter of the home we love and share.
Mike and Wally
Magnificent Osborne, Annandale, Sydney.
Mike and Wally were outstanding hosts, and we had a great experience. They really know the local area, and were the most welcoming of any airbnb hosts I've had in my recent stays in several countries.
The Osborne home is a restored gem, what character and history. Such a departure from the typical boring hotel room "box".
I was in Sydney on business, and we would have never considered staying in Annandale were it not for this property on AirBnb. What a great surprise, we really enjoyed the neighborhood and spent far more time than we planned resting and exploring the local shops and restaurants.
We visited Fat Fish three times, an outstanding local restaurant. Annandale Cellars was also a favorite, great selection of local wine and beer along with expert advice. Love this home and neighborhood, I hope to stay here again when I return to Sydney.
Mike and Wally were great hosts providing excellent information both prior to our visit and when we arrived. Wally met us on arrival and explained everything regarding the house facilities and the area. The house was as described and was very clean, comfortable and fully equipped although we had so many nice eateries nearby so never used the excellent cooking facilities. We used the public transport which was nearby into Sydney and also explored the area including Rosella. The city is a 25 minute ride on the 470 and our hosts provided Opal cards to top up although three of us got concession day tickets instead as it was cheaper. All in all a perfect trip and a lovely area to stay and much nicer than staying in the city. The house has underfloor heating which made it nice and cosy at night and a pretty garden which would be a plus in the warmer months. You can see how much love these guys have put into their renovation and they only deserve guests who respect this and take care of it during their stay.
Mike and I are totally thrilled you enjoyed your stay in the Inner West - Sydney's hidden gem. We look forward to another visit to take in the 100 other things on our list of Leichhardt Must Do's.
Susan at Cafe on Johnston said she loved having you, thank you for supporting so many of our local businesses.
Mike & Wally, Magnificent Osborne, Annandale Sydney.
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.
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.Booth Street Annandale NSW 2038
Get into the Inner Wests cultural history with the strong Italian influence; and enjoy a cooking classes in a home environment.Johnston Street Annandale NSW 2038
Our very own local a few doors down. The coffee is soooo good, we refuse to have a coffee machine at Osborne. Open from (phone number hidden) daily. Let the staff know you are staying at Osborne!Johnston St Annandale NSW 2038
Easy relaxed local.Johnston St Annandale NSW 2038
High quality fish, salads and fresh foods, specialising in Take Away. 100 m from Osborne.Johnston St Annandale NSW 2038
Not only is the coffee great, the Barista is even hotter! Open from 06.30 for your convenience.Booth St Sydney NSW 2038
Italian Pizza as it should be. This local is your, What do we do for dinner option when you cant be bothered. 100 m from OsborneJohnston St Annandale NSW 2038
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.Booth Street Annandale NSW 2038
Funky..... Great atmosphere. Hot spot for weekend.Booth St Annandale NSW 2038
Fantastic seafood, fresh....Booth Street Annandale NSW 2038
Fab for cocktails and pizzaBooth Street Annandale NSW 2038
Excellent value family meals (2 for 1 on Sundays) great service, and distinct dining / bar areas.Parramatta Road Annandale NSW 2038
Great for Takeout.Parramatta Rd Stanmore NSW 2048
Hot spot for Annandale locals. Must Try.Annandale Street Annandale NSW 2038
Close to all Leichhardts eateries, great selection of movies and film festivals.Norton Street Leichhardt NSW 2040
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*Percival Rd Stanmore NSW 2048
Closest train to Olympic Park / Blue Mountains. 1.6 Km, 25 min walk from Osborne at Johnston Street.
One of favourite wine barsGlebe Point Road Glebe NSW 2037
great little wine bar.King Street Newtown NSW 2042
A must for breakfast. The view of the Bay, ANZAC Bridge and historic setting makes this a localss local hang out. Inner west MUST DO!Leichhardt Street Glebe NSW 2037
for all your favourite movies.King Street Newtown NSW 2042
Sydneys funky strip..... for everything!Newtown NSW 2042
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.King St Newtown NSW
Our favourite, mexicanGlebe Point Road Glebe NSW 2037
Take a walk on our own trail to the fish markets.Bank Street Pyrmont NSW 2009
The transformed Rail Yards house major events during the January Sydney Festival, Comedy Festival, Sydney Fashion Week and throughout the year.Eveleigh NSW 2015
Raw, amateur theatre at its best.King Street Newtown NSW 2042
Fantastic restaurant strip... best italian in Sydney.Haberfield NSW
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.Sydney NSW 2000
Osborne is less than 10 minutes from your departure or arrival point if you are cruising out of Sydneys White Bay Terminal Spend a week to see Sydney before or after departure.James Craig Rd Balmain NSW 2041
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!2047
Amazing Harbour Views, lovely well priced food drinks. SPECIAL: SUNDAY SOUNDS 2-5 pm Check out the link: (website hidden)Haberfield NSW 2045
Sydneys most famous markets on the edge of China Town.Hay St Haymarket New South Wales 2000
Baggage Storage! Train from the airport for all our early international guests who dont 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...Princes Hwy Alexandria NSW 2044
Great quality homewares. Every designer from around the globe represented here (or the Alexandria Store) Keep an eye on the Victorias Basement SALES. They are amazing.Sydney NSW 2000
Take in a play at Sydneys World Class Theatre set in the Old Wool Stores of the foreshore.Hickson Rd Walsh Bay NSW 2000
Departure point for Cruise Ships, Ferries to all of Sydneys top locations, the Museum of Contemporary Art, The Opera house... 30 - 60 minutes on the 470 Bus; 20 mins in a Taxi.Sydney NSW 2000
If you havent booked 2 months in advance you wont 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!Alfred Street Sydney NSW 2000
Home of world renown Bangara Dance Company and the Sydney Dance Company; if you like dance, book your tickets early!Mrs Macquaries Road Sydney NSW 2001
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!Sydney Harbour Bridge Millers Point NSW 2000
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.Nimrod Street Darlinghurst NSW 2010
The New Griffin is larger, and hosts some of fantastic local theatrical performances.Craigend St Darlinghurst NSW 2011
You just have to see a show at the Worlds Most Photographed and recognised Opera House! Theatre, Opera, Ballet, Contemporary, Kids shows during school holidays, Tours of the venue.Macquarie Street Sydney NSW 2000
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.Airport Dr Sydney NSW 2020
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.Manly NSW 2095