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.
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
Wally and Mike are some of the best hosts we have ever encountered on AirBnB. They are incredibly welcoming and helpful and go out of their way to ensure you have a wonderful time at the property. They have done an amazing job with this home and you can tell from the second you enter it is a labor of love. The home is beautiful and very comfortable. We are a family of 4 with two teenagers and everyone loved our time in Osborne. Make sure to stop by the Cafe on Johnston which is 50 meters down the road, for your breakfast and coffee. Suzanne is amazing and makes the best coffee ever.
Osborne was the best home we could ask for during our first stay in Sydney. Wally was a gracious host (unfortunately we couldn't meet Mike although we only imagine him being just as friendly and hospitable as Wally) and was a well of knowledge for almost any question we had regarding our itinerary in Sydney. We were all lucky to be another chapter in Osborne's history and hope to visit again in the future! It's location in Annandale made it very easy for us to be immersed in the local way of life and made our vacation that much more enjoyable.
Your chapter in Osborne's History will be remembered as the beautiful people who left flowers... not knowing I was on the way out to buy some for our 14th Anniversary :-) Thank you soooooo much for living in our space, our neighbourhood and our special part of the globe.
Book early, Osborne has a history of being full!
the Mysterious Mike and Wally, Magnificent Osborne, Annandale Sydney
wally is very welcoming, warm and well designed houses of 3 levels, have really everything you would need for the staying and detailing recommendations of surrounding shops and attractions. very clean and polished, just for our international visitors, very hard for them to bring big luggage up to their rooms (its only happen to families who carrying a lot while travelling). in general, it was a fun stay and location is very convenient, beautiful and quiet area but to close to city and bay. lovely! thank you!
Thank you Winnie,
Thanks for you well balanced review :-) We address all the things you raise in our details and extra details sections; including that we don't feel that the house is suitable for kids due to the designer luxury we pride ourselves in providing our guests.
The glass floor is a unique design feature, one that very few people, if any have ever experienced. We always get a chuckle out of people's responses :-)
Appreciate your thoughts, and welcome you back anytime.
Mike & Wally
Magnificent Osborne, Annandale Sydney Australia
I arrived at the house and it was stunning even better than the pictures! The location was perfect too located right near the main shops and a few houses down from a fantastic cafe. The host was very welcoming and very informative on places to go around the area,we kept in contact throughout the stay and if anything was needed he was able to help promptly. I hired the house out for photoshoots and the natural light was perfect for shooting, I had lots of models there for shooting throughout the weekend and they were all very excited to shoot in the house. I highly recommend this house to anyone wanting to stay in a beautiful, modern home, whether it be for a getaway or an event. I would love to stay again!
We would be honoured to host you again at any time Amy; simply remember to plan well ahead as we are fully booked (above 90%) continuously.
Thank you for your artistic take on Osborne; I have worked long and hard to change a dark, dank old English design into an open, welcoming light filled space; your professional view as a guest is highly valued.
Grateful to be of service,
Send us great pics from a guest's point of view!
Mike & 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."