About This Listing
Excellent coffee shops & restaurants
All within 4 minutes of the front door
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 and built into the Bondi sandstone with the help of my children and friends over 3 years. It has exposed sandstone walls with polished concrete floors & plywood timber ceilings.
The fit-out has an ocean and boat theme with a 40 year old timber kayak on the main feature sandstone wall wall , a large wood carved sperm whale on the window sill & a couple of old boat propellers, rudders, large anchors and a ships steering wheel.
The apartment is located below our home.
Fully furnished, self contained & 85 square metres 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
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 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 if you want to swim and enjoy the beach. Bondi Beach is 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 to Maroubra 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 are available to Bondi Junction train station and the City from the bus stop across the road from the apartment.
Bus 380 - Bondi to Bondi Junction and then onto Circular Quay in the City (30 minutes to City)
Bus 381 - Bondi to Bondi Junction only (10 minute trip)
Buses run every 20 minutes or so until midnight.The train trip from Bondi Junction 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.
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
Buses to the city across the road
Trains 10 minutes away by bus
Ferry- 25 minute walk
Other Things to Note
It's a wonderful area to walk and enjoy the beach and coastline
Please enjoy & have fun in the sandstone apartment, at the local beaches ,coastal area & ocean that are available to you.
What a wonderful place in an amazing location. John and Mitch knew we were arriving with kids and they had the place set up for them with a giant bean bag and more than enough toys. We were three adults and two kids and had plenty of space. Short walk to Bondi Beach, Restaurants, public transport and other beaches. Try "The Stuffed Beaver" on Bondi Road (5min walk) for an amazing burger and beer experience. Can't go wrong with these true locals and we'll be back for sure!!
I stayed in John and Mitch's apartment while travelling in sydney with two work colleagues. The space is really great, John and Mitch were both really welcoming, friendly and kind and went the extra mile to make us feel comfortable and at home in their apartment. It's an excellent location for exploring the east coast beaches with great bars and cafes all around. We only wish we could have stayed longer!
This was a great place to stay so close to everything you need and not even 5 mins from the beach.. John was a great host and filled is in on all the good places to visit while in Sydney and how to get there..
I would defiantly recommend staying here :)
The reservation was canceled 116 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
We felt welcomed when arriving at the apartment, and John and Mitch were available if there was anything we needed. The apartment itself had it's pros and cons - great location, lovely kitchen and bathroom. However, as a family we feel the apartment shouldn't be rented out within the autumn/winter months. Whenever it rained the apartment became very damp and cold due to the sandstone walls, the hosts were kind enough to supply us with heaters however, damp and lack of windows didn't make the apartment warm or welcoming to come home to in the evening. We feel the apartment would be ideal in the warmer months when the style and design of the apartment would be more favourable.
Another issue was the fact we could hear everything that went on upstairs, and on our last night we were lucky enough to hear an argument taking place at 3 o'clock in the morning. Every. Word. Not ideal when we had a 22 hr flight the following morning.
Overall, the apartment would be great for the summer months, but not for us.
The Sandstone Apartment was exactly what we needed. It was very child friendly. John went out of his way to make us feel welcome and even provided toys for our kids to play with. Location was great too, right opposite bus stop and within walking distance from beaches and shops. Facilities were clean and very well maintained. Thank you for making us feel at home
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About the Host, John And Mitch
We enjoy meeting people, being outdoors having fun in and around the ocean.
Our motto is " take time to look for the a positive in everything that happens in life"
Mitch and I live in the house upstairs above the sandstone apartment. My daughter Gemma & son Riley sometimes stay with us on university and school holidays if the beach is nice.