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 20.30 on weeknights and 21.00 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.
Our weekend in Osbourne was truly magnificent. The townhouse was presented immaculately, with every room appearing as in the photos (if not better!)
Mike and Wally were great communicators and provided plenty of helpful advice leading up to (and during) our stay...we LOVED the cafe next door...absolutely tops.
I would recommend Osbourne to everyone looking for a stylish, spacious, yet homely place to stay in the inner suburbs. My friends had not used AirBnB before and all are now converts after this stay. I can't wait to come back to Sydney just so I can (hopefully) stay here again.
Thanks again for an awesome weekend.
(Netball World Cup 2015...go Diamonds!!)
Yeah! we have hosted another batch of AirBnB virgins; welcome to the community where we share because we care to promote Urban Tourism in our neighbourhood. Thanks for using our local businesses; they gave you a huge wrap on my visit yesterday.
Mike & Wally Magnificent Osborne, Annandale, Sydney.
Best few days at the awesome Osborne
Beautiful renovated terrace ,everything you could want . So happy we made the choice to pick the magnificent Osborne
Wonderful local village atmosphere close to city and very friendly cafe close by
Osborne played host for some of my family who were in Sydney for my wedding. A wonderful property in a fantastic location it was very much enjoyed by everyone and will remain a part of our memory of this special occasion. Mike and Wally were excellent hosts, always helpful, readily available and offering great insight and recommendations about the area... thank you!
We are so glad to be able to help you all enjoy your wedding and precious time with family in our neighbourhood. We appreciate how you cared for our home, furniture and that the amenity of our inner west home in Annandale suited your family's needs. Thank you so much.
Mike & Wally, Magnificent Osborne, Annandale, Sydney.
The host canceled this reservation 114 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
We are sorry to have to cancel in this instance, our first ever in 19 months. Circumstances beyond our control have forced us to take this undesirable decision; and we trust that plenty of warning will help you find alternative accommodation well ahead of your planned trip.
We had a few marvelous days at the Magnificent Osbourne.
Besides the fantastic premises, all designer quality decoration and beautiful painting made by one of the landlords, we had a very warm and helpful welcome by Wally. He helped us with very good advice and was there when we had a problem. He was even caring about us by texting us in order to know whether everything was working out well.
A host and a friend!
Thanks for providing us a very nice time at Magnificent Osbourne!
We'll definitely be back one time...
We have moved to Dubai late last year and were visiting our home town Sydney for the first time. Staying in Osborne was one of the high lights of our 3 week stay in Australia. House is very well equipped and Wally was a great host and went out of his way to help us with any request we had. Would highly recommend this place and certainly hope to be back one day!
Thank you for staying at Osborne; I regret not making it to one of the splendid dinner parties Joost prepared :-) We will try to keep our 5* hosting up to standard, as long as Joost keeps all those airline pax well fed!
Mike & Wally, Magnificent Osborne, Annandale, Sydney
This house in Annandale was truly beautiful. We had a group of 6 stay and the three levels for each room was perfect. Would definitely stay again if we visit Sydney.
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."