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.
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.
The first impressions of the Osbourne house was amazingly roomy and beautifully finished. It was a pleasure staying there in surroundings that are enjoyable, relaxed and quiet. With 6 of us there were many places to relax and chill!
We felt comfortable in Annandale and explored the local areas including a great walk around Blackwattle Bay. The cafes and restaurants in the area were perfect for us.
Wally made us feel comfortable and everything was spelled out so there was no guessing. It was an enjoyable stay!
Beautiful house! Not only the design is superb, but it's also clean, has complete kitchen set, and being our first time using airBnB, we are happy that every details are carefully provided, making our stay very comfortable. Its near to bus stops, supermarket , delicious coffee and brunch place. Mike & Wally had been a tremendous help even before we arrived at Sydney, giving all advises from places to visit and transport matters. They also responded quickly before and during our stay. Me and my friends love this place and definitely would love to come back in future. God bless them and the whole house :)
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.
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."