The sandstone apartment is located 300 metres to Tamarama Beach & 400 metres to Bondi Beach.
The delicious "M Cafe" is across the road along with the local shop for supplies and the bus stop.
The apartment was cut into the Bondi sandstone rock with the help of my friends & children over 3 years. It has sandstone rock walls with polished concrete floors & the ceilings made up of steel beams & plywood.The fit-out has an ocean and boat theme with a 40 year old timber kayak on the main feature sandstone wall wall , a 1.3 metre wood carved sperm whale on the window sill & a couple of old boat propellers, large anchors and a ships steering wheel.
The apartment is located below our home.
Fully furnished, self contained & 85m2 in size.
Operational kitchen with gas cook top,electric oven,microwave, fridge,washing machine,dryer & kitchen table
Queen sized bed is provided for sleeping two people,
Three single sofa beds are provided if accommodation is required for a third, fourth or fifth person.
All bed linen & towels are provided.
Separate bathroom with toilet, vanity & shower
Shampoos, conditioner & soaps provided too (please note the bathroom is designed to be a wet room with no shower screen)
Two three seat lounges & coffee table
A ping pong table for your use as well
There is a gas heater for the winter months and two dehumidifiers if the environment becomes too humid.
WiFi is available throughout the apartment.
We'll provide you with keys , so you can come & go as you please.
Because the apartment is cut into the natural sandstone rock - there is generally a different climate - cooler than outside in summer & warmer than outside in winter. It can be a humid in the apartment after rain however we have two dehumidifiers if the humidity becomes uncomfortable.
The natural sandstone rock is designed to allow the ground water that naturally comes out of the rock run down over the face of the sandstone and drains to a catchment drain where it is pumped away to the outside. A pump system is also used to remove the shower, toilet, kitchen & washing machine waste water to the outside drainage and system.
In times of heavy rain the apartment can be humid and may not be the best choice for those who suffer from Asthma.
Bondi Beach - is located 4 minutes walk
Tamarama Beach - is located 3 minute walk
Bronte Beach - is located 10 minutes walk
We have boogie boards & flippers for you to borrow along with soft surfbaords for those more adventurous to try stand up surfing - we recommend Bondi Beach for surfing as it is by far the safest of the 3 local beaches and is patrolled by professional lifeguards all year around.
The famous Bondi to Coogee coastal walk is 3 minutes from the front doorstep.This walk takes 2 to 3 hours to complete the return journey.The walk does continue past Coogee for those who may want a longer walk
Cafes & Shops
There is the delicious "M cafe" across the road which is open 7 days a week and offers food for breakfast & lunch.There is a local general store and post office across the road also for any supplies required during your stay.
Takeaways,Restaurants and Bars
It is a 4 minute walk to local takeaways,restaurants,wine bars and local hotel .The famous Bondi Icerbergs club is a 5 minute walk to where you can sip a beer and dine in the bistro whilst over looking the evening sunset,surf and waves of Bondi Beach or dine in the upsatirs in the 5 star dining Icebergs restaurant.
The parking in our the street is restricted to 2 hours however there is unlimited parking in the adjoining streets - the closest being 50 meters away - however at night parking is in high demand finding a parking space can be up to 200 meters away .
Bus & Train
Regular bus services to the City and Bondi Junction train station.
Bus 333 - Express Pre-Pay City to Bondi Beach return
Bus 380 - City to Bondi Beach return
Bus 381 - Bondi Junction to Bondi Beach return
The 380 and 381 bus stop is across the road for a 10 minute bus ride to Bondi Junction railway station. Buses run every 20 minutes or so until midnight.The train ride to the city is 10 minutes with the trains running every 20 minutes or so until midnight.
The Sydney international and domestic airports are a 25 minutes drive away & cost approx $45 by taxi ( longer during traffic peaks) & all easily accessible by public transport too.There is also the Eastern Suburbs shuttle bus service that can pick up from our address to the airport and cost $20 per person.
To make a Booking
Please make a reservation request for the exact dates that you require. Use the calendar tab on our listing to see our availability month by month. If the dates you require are not showing as available on that calendar, it's because we're booked for those dates.
"Bondi" or "Boondi" is an Aboriginal word meaning water breaking over rocks or noise of water breaking over rocks.The Australian Museum records that Bondi means place where a flight of nullas took place.
This unique apartment & location will help you to make your trip in Bondi special. Don't hesitate to contact if you have any questions.
All the best
Throughly enjoyed the whole experience of staying in Bondi for 2 weeks and found the apartment to be exactly as described. It was clean, well maintained and John and his family could not have been more helpful, welcoming and friendly. They lent us beach towels, bodyboards and rash vests so we could experience Bondi's surf and gave recommendations of places to go and things to do locally. The location was absolutely excellent and as described in that it was minutes for the coast path, Tamarama and Bondi beaches and with public transport on the doorstep. The coffee shop opposite, post office and little local store across the street were all very handy. I would not hesitate to come back to Sandstone Apartment if I am ever lucky enough to visit Bondi again. Fingers crossed!
The location is fantastic for Bondi enthusiasts. The theme of the apartment is very creative and John and Mitch (his son) are warm and welcoming hosts. Altogether I had a very relaxed stay with all my needs met. Thanks John and Mitch.
We had a fantastic stay at John's apartment. The apartment is spacious and well equipped, and was immaculately clean when we arrived. If anything it is even better than the photos suggest! John is a really friendly host, we especially loved the fact he left a little welcome note for us. The location is AMAZING. We would definitely stay here again.
John and Mitch (his son) are both very friendly and welcoming hosts. John was so kind he left us a carton of milk as we were arriving so late that I wouldn't have had time to pick up milk for my morning coffee. My husband is a builder and he was very interested in how the Sandstone apartment was constructed so when we arrived John brought photos down of the construction! It's these little extras that make this stay so special. The apartment is neat and spacious. All the furniture was comfortable & the bathroom is lovely, I loved the wet room idea. Location is fantastic we walked slowly down to Bondi Beach within 5-10mim and even met a few of the lifeguards from the Aussie TV show "Bondi Rescue." There was no tv in the apartment which was slightly disappointing, we luckily had our laptop and found a DVD rental kiosk up the road. Apart from that excerpting else was perfect.
Sandstone Apartment was unique and a perfect spot for our family in Bondi. John and his family were very accommodating and the use of the fins and boogie boards for the kids was amazing. Bondi beach was a highlight for the kids, it was good value for the location, and the coffee and food at the M Cafe was the icing on the cake!
Thank you John and family for an amazing stay! My parents and I truly loved it! The place and location were just perfect and you were also so welcoming and helpful. If anyone is reading this review, please book with John! We couldn't have booked a more perfect place!
John was very friendly and informative. He made himself available for questions as well as meeting our individual needs. The location is close to the Bondi Beach as well as other beaches by an enjoyable walk at the beach front. The living room is quite large, nice size kitchen and one bedroom and bathroom. Hide a beds are available for kids. About 40 min. ride by bus to Sydney, so easy to enjoy the beach as well as Sydney area. Read John's description of the apartment carefully so you understand the uniqueness of it.
We had a marvellous time at John's place. Everything is decorated with so much love. My favourite piece is the wooden whale. John is the perfect host. We will surely go back again.
If you love being close to Bondi Beach, but nevertheless be private without to many people around ya, this is the place you should stay.
Great Locations and Great Host. Would definitely recommend to others.
Will be back soon.
We were just happy and greatful for having found the perfect place to stay for our family (2 adults, 2 small schildren). Everything we needed or asked for was provided and even more. John and his family were wonderful, perfect hosts, who made us feel very much at home, especially our kids who rather wanted to stay with the Fallons...The appartment is spacious, great kitchen and good double bed. We loved the atmosphere of the sandstone. Perfect bus connection to anywhere we wanted to go, great cafe, restaurant and shopping possibilities in walking distance. Spent time at very close Bondi and Tamarama Beach where we could walk easily even with our small kids. We would LOVE to come back...
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