About this listing
The beautiful Miss Kate who blessed us with her gorgeous presence for one month over 2012 Christmas and New Year festive season! Love this gal! x
Welcome to Hordern Heights, Sydney!
The best location in NEWTOWN with 130+ positive reviews!
*Please have a COMPLETED PROFILE with who you are, the reason for your stay with a profile pic and send an inquiry first before sending a booking request. Thanks :)
(*ShazAm are excitedly planning their wedding so may not be as available.)
Amber and Shane have been happily hosting since August 2011!
Airbnb gives them the golden opportunity to meet the loveliest people from all over the globe.
(That's you! :)
Hordern Heights is a four bedroom two storey terrace house with a warm, friendly and beautiful vibe with F/T 3 peeps and
Bridgette la bosette pussy cat. :)
HH is a hop skip and jump from all the magic and marvel which makes up the freshest and funkiest suburb in Sydney!
You'll receive ~
* ShazAm's Newtown Guide
* Welcome basket o goodies
* Free wi-fi
* Opal Card for trains
* Free laundry
* Happy lovin' vibes :)
* TV with Foxtel (pay tv)
La cosy Casa ~ Only 20 seconds to the bus stop outside the Coopers Hotel on King Street, the main street of Newtown (which is a 10 minute bus ride to the city).
* Only 5 minutes to the train station which takes less than 10 minutes to Sydney city centre, 15 minutes to the airport, 20 minutes to the beaches. Boo yah!
From The Airport ~
A taxi is the easiest and quickest option if you have lots o luggage ($25-$30 depending on traffic and time of day)
(The Airportlink train is $15.40 one way. Change at Central for Newtown which is the third station only 5 minutes from Central.)
Beautiful bustling bohemian Newtown is right on your door step with all the fantastic cafes, restaurants, shops, pubs, clubs, night spots and all the other faaabulous spots which make up this very special community.
ShazAm favour respectful, independent, easy-going, positive, happy, lovely 'real' souls of any gender, age, sexual preference.
* You have your own cupboard which is stocked with tea, coffee, milk, bickies, olive oil and of course vegemite and other goodies...
* Fridge space and own bath drawer are yours. (You're welcome to use their natural body wash.)
* Transport timetables provided along with tour info on what to do in this wonderful city and the Blue Mountains, Manly, Bondi, Hunter Valley etc.
* All bed linen and towels provided. Lovely leafy yard with picnic table and outdoor loo.
SOME VERY HAPPY GUEST REVIEWS :) ~
"Spectacular hosts and people! Dream spot and wonderful ambassadors for the airbnb community! Thanks for opening your home and heart to me guys! Highly recommended to anyone that wants to see the real Sydney!" Erik (Norway)
"Amber and Shane. Warm-hearted, WOW, lovely and helpful!
That`s like airbnb should be, lovely people, which really care about you and doing everything for you to enjoy your stay in this awesome city.
Thanks again for everything, you made my trip in Sydney to one of the BEST ever!!" Thorsten(Germany)
"Amber & Shane are very warm, welcoming, open minded, helpful & relaxed!! An unforgettable and positive first impression!"
Tom and Magda (Holland)
"What a magic couple are the lovely/creative Amber and Shane. From the warmest first time greetings to sharing a nice wine or two, to a quick chat over real coffee in the mornings – the company is truly open, welcoming and refreshing."
Dan Wilkinson (Newcastle, Aus)
"Amber and Shane's description says it all. They are super awesome, sweet and nice people and I really enjoyed staying with them. The room is great and the area is just perfect. Thanks guys, I am so glad that I got to stay with you on my very first trip to Oz." Stefan (Germany)
"Absolutely incredible hosts! There is nothing I can fault about this property! The house is great. Everything is clean and well organised. It is also in a great location... close to shops, restaurants and public transport. It is right in the heart of Newtown!
All that aside, the best part of this house is Amber and Shane. They are such friendly and welcoming people who take genuine interest in their guests and I really did feel apart of the family. Both were extremely caring and made sure my stay was as comfortable as possible. I have nothing but praise for this home and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for accommodation in Sydney. Thank you Amber and Shane for being such wonderful people :) " Michael, Mel, Aus
"Amber was a totally magnificent host! Great communication leading up to our trip, and then, during our stay she kept in contact over SMS with suggestions for great places to eat and enjoy the local culture. We couldn't have asked for a more caring and thoughtful host.
Thanks Amber! You rock! :)" Peter H (Aus)
"Amber and Shane are incredibly friendly and welcoming hosts!!! The room was well kept and Amber and Shane were always down for a fun chat, good advice, or a glass of wine!"
Steve (Mel, Aus)
"Amber was absolutely fantastic! Very helpful, excellent company, and very generous. If you're looking for an excellent place in a cool part of the city with a fantastic host, this is it!" Charles (USA)
"What a great place to stay! THE LOCATION IS UNBELIEVABLE! - it is a stone’s throw from Newtown’s main street, King Street, yet amazingly quiet! The leafy, private courtyard provides a serene setting that makes it easy to forget you are in the city. The perfect spot!
This is an awesome situation in a cool house with people you can trust." Candice (Canada)
Amber and Shane look forward to welcoming you! :)
Communal areas and back yard. :)
Interaction with Guests
As we're busily wedding planning interaction may be less frequent.
Please see profile 'details'.
We provide a Welcome Book with flyers, brochures, Lonely Planet guides
and give you our tips of fabulous places to visit in the hood. :)
1 minute to bus stop.
5 minutes to train station.
15 minutes via train to the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House, Harbour, The Rocks, The Museum of Contemporary Art and 10 minutes to the city.
Other Things to Note
Hordern Heights is a great base for your travels.
We favour positive open-minded independent active peeps who like to get out and see this amazing city and neighbourhood.
Welcome to La Casa!
Clean as you go.
Bathroom - open window to let steam out before shower.
Toilet seat and lid stay down at all times.
KEYS exchanged personally.
Haaave a wonderful time in the best suburb in the world!! :)
Me wee Sco-ish lush laddies La Lovely Neil and Delightful Darryn, mah broski, gettin down to some deep Haggis House! :)
Amber was very helpful and went out of her way to help me check in and get settled.
There was a welcome basket, travel guides, and even a bottle of wine awaiting me upon arrival. You couldn't hope for a better host!
Amber and Shane were great!!! Their flat, the ambiance and their warm welcoming manner is exaclty as it seems from their Airbnb listing. I arrived and Amber ran around making sure I had everything I needed including a beautiful alpaca poncho that I gladly wore all weekend and Shane immideately got me a warm mug of tea ! Also the basket full of goodies are so nice! The house is great, the room very comfortable and everything just relaxed and lovely. The neighborhood is fantastic with everything just outside the front door. The stay was perfect and even nicer was just meeting Amber and Shane who are just really nice, interesting people. Thanks guys!!!
Amber was lovely and everything in the room was all ready and helpful. Also met another guest while staying there and we had a great time together.
Amber and Shane are wonderful hosts and made me feel very welcome. The room was perfect and I really loved the neighbourhood. Thanks Amber and Shane for everything! Your hospitality and advice about moving to Sydney were greatly appreciated.
Absolut zu empfehlen! Hatte eine tolle Zeit bei wunderbaren lustigen und stets unglaublich hilfsbereiten und netten Leuten! Der Willkommenskorb ist nicht nur herzlich, sondern gefüllt mit lauter tollen und nützlichen Sachen! Würde jederzeit wieder dort übernachten.
Very friendly place, in The heart of Newtown. Amber and Shane are cool ans openminded people. I recommend for â Newtown typical Journey :)
Maison très chaleureuse au cœur de Newtown. Amber et Shane sont très cool et très ouverts. Je recommande pour un séjour typique à Newtown :)
Ahhhh the delightfully faaabulous cher ami Miss Alex!! We just loooved this gorgeous gal's special vibe and got on famously. Alex and I enjoyed a few welcoming refreshing bevvies, banter and nibblies on her first night across the road at The Coopers Hotel and she felt totally at home. :)
Au revoir, all the best beautiful gal and you're welcome back anytime! :)
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About the Host, Amber And Shane
Amber and Shane are a positive, passionate, happy, friendly and fun couple who enjoy life immensely and looove Newtown and Sydney!
We totally enjoy meeting new people, travelling, wining, dining, and dancing (especially Zumba and you're welcome to come to classes with Amber like some of our previous guests! :)
Airbnb offers us the unique opportunity to meet amazing and beautiful beings (like you) from around the globe...
We love learning about people, your cultures, your uniquesness, whether you're from abroad or from Aussie!
We favour easy going independent warm people, like us. :)