About this listing
After a 5 months freeze (while I worked out the tax implications of my AIRBNB listing), my property is now available again.
It's a quirky little inner city house - tucked away in a quiet street, but close to everything you'll want to see. The room on offer is air-conditioned, with a smart TV, iPod connected alarm clock, and opens onto an outdoor terrace area.
Welcome to Sydney!
This quirky terrace house has been recently renovated from its old corner shop origins to be a bright and airy open-plan designer residence with quality inclusions throughout. The house has two bedrooms and two bathrooms (one of each occupied by the owner). The rented bedroom has a mirrored built-in wardrobe, and private access to the outdoor raised terrace area - perfect for catching a bit of Sydney sun. The room also comes with a double bed, an LCD TV with Foxtel/cable TV, and a radio/alarm clock that also acts as an iPod/iPhone charger and music player. It is also fully air-conditioned (as is the remainder of the house).
Guests have their own bathroom (on the ground floor), and use of the new kitchen (gas cook top and electric oven, dishwasher and fridge) along with use of the front-loading washing machine.
The lounge and main TV area is also available for use by guests. The house is situated in a quite street in Darlinghurst. The great thing is, it's just a minute from all the action. If you're not familiar with Sydney, Darlinghurst is right near the CBD, and is known for its vibrant night-life, shops and eateries. Maps of the area and walking tours will be made available to all guests.
Taylor Square (just one minute walk away) is a transport hub, with buses running into the city centre (just a couple stops away), as well as to Bondi Junction / Bondi Beach and Coogee.
A minimum three night stay is required.
* The guest bathroom is on the ground floor, while the bedroom is on the first floor of the house, so there are stairs involved.
* The Street View feature on this site seems to depict the house in Flinders Street - not the much quieter Chisholm Street where the house is actually located.
Thanks for checking out my listing, and I look forward to meeting you!
PS.... after hosting for around 2 years I had to cancel my first booking in May 2014, as the guest used an instant booking feature without first contacting me. PLEASE make contact before booking in case I have last minute work travel myself that may impact on bookings.
Guests have full access to the living area and kitchen. They have their own bathroom (on different level to the bedroom), bedroom, and direct access to the outdoor terrace area.
Interaction with guests
I'm happy to socialise with guests, but just as happy to give them their own space if that is what they're after.
I generally work weekdays, but I'm just a phone call away if needed.
Darlinghurst is a densely populated inner city suburb with the majority of residents living in apartments or terraced houses. Places such as Victoria Street (which connects Darlinghurst to Potts Point in the north), Stanley Street (Little Italy) and Crown Street (Vintage and Retro Fashion) are known culturally rich destinations. These high street areas are connected by a network of lane-ways and street corners replete with small bars, cafes and boutique indie retail.
Demographically, Darlinghurst is home to the highest percentage of generation X and Y (28 – 47 years of age) in Australia. The vast majority of businesses in Darlinghurst are independently owned and operated small businesses with over 50% of all commercial activity in the area being consumer oriented: indie retail, food, drink, dining, leisure and personal services.
Darlinghurst's main street is Oxford Street. Oxford Street is one of Sydney's most famous shopping and dining strips. The Darlinghurst end is well-known around the world as the centre of Sydney's gay community, is the yearly parade route of the Sydney Mardi Gras and the spiritual birthplace of the LGBTIQ rights movement in Australia. It is home to a number of prominent gay venues and businesses, while more broadly Darlinghurst is a centre of Sydney's burgeoning small bar scene.
Getting around the inner areas of Sydney is easy from this location. Most attractions are within walking distance (within 20-30 mins walk). However, if you're not so keen on walking, there are numerous bus routes that service the area (from Flinders Street and Oxford Street). The Sydney public transport network can most easily be accessed with use of an Opal Card - which I can supply if needed.
No smoking inside.
As I work full time I can only guarantee a late check-in (after 6pm) on weekdays. However, there is some flexibility with this, depending on your arrival day and time (any time on weekends is fine for example, and I can sometimes get away during lunch breaks if my workload permits).
So if you have your travel details and would like an earlier check-in..... please ask and it may be possible.
Inner city Sydney guy, loves to travel, but has mostly only explored Europe and the US so far! Favourite destinations are Berlin, New York, Chicago, and Barcelona. Looking forward to exploring more, and hosting visitors from all around the globe!