About This Listing
In a quiet cul-de-sac, close to CBD. We have 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom for our guests exclusive use. We are a retired couple with a dalmation dog. We are close to public transport and many restaurants. 20 minutes walk to Sydney's centre.
Large bedroom in a roomy, three storey terrace house close to Victoria Street Cafes and a 3 minute walk to Kings Cross Station. The area is filled with cafes, restaurants, bars and pubs. It is a mere 15 minute walk to the city. This location is near to almost anything you could want in Sydney and within walking distance to the harbor.
Your Room and Amenities
We have 2 bedrooms for our guests, so we can accommodate for up to 4 adults. We have our bedroom and bathroom on the top level, so the guests have exclusive use of the bedrooms and bathroom on the middle level.
The first guest bedroom has a stylish queen size bed with a king-size doona, and with a quality mattress and linen. The bed has an electric blanket and there is a spare doona on the cupboard. This large bedroom has a balcony attached with security doors on the balcony doorways. There is a television and cable television in this room.
The second guest bedroom has 2 long single beds, each with electric blankets.
Your own bathroom has underfloor heating.
There is a shared kitchen, separate laundry (with a third toilet) and living room on the ground floor. The laundry is available for your use.
Cable internet connection with Wi-Fi in the house. The internet has download speeds more than 1Mbps. Our monthly allowance is 200Gb, and we use less than half of this, so you can do some heavy internet usage here.
We make coffee for ourselves and our guests in the morning.
For breakfast, we supply muesli and bread. There is yoghurt and milk in the fridge. Otherwise, there are several cafes nearby that have all-day breakfast menus.
Our terrace has been renovated by an architect and the design is stunning. We have glass flooring in the hallways to allow natural light to filter down to the bottom level. The stairs are floating to allow the circulation of air. We have a private sandstonecourtyard which has filtered shade provided by the large cherry tree next door. The house is very quiet considering the area in which we live as we do not have a road in front of our house. Instead, we are situated in the middle of beautiful, heritage sandstone stairs. The courtyard in front has a pale green, leafy robinia tree which provides extra privacy.
Our house had been published in 3 architectural magazines (Trends Vol.19, 2003, Houses No. 33, 2003 and Trends Vol. 22, 2006).
On Victoria Street, only a minute away, there are numerous cafes and restaurants, including a delicious ice-cream parlour (Messina), trendy cafes such as Tropicana Bar Coluzzi from where one can watch the passers by, and soak up the lively inner city atmosphere.
Within a 3 minute walk, we have a supermarket, Coles, that is open from 7am to 11pm, 24hr newsagency, a medical centre, several pharmacies including a late opening one, a major Hospital (St. Vincents), fast food shops (Oportos, Dominos, Pie Face, MacDonalds) and gourmet restaurants (Fishface, Argentinian Boca, Malabar (Indian), Tastevin (french), Unas (Austrian)).
Kings Cross is merely 3 minutes away with all its tourist attractions, nightclubs and the seedier side of life. Rushcutters Bay is about 7 minutes away and has the CYC (Cruising Yacht Club of Australia) which organises the famous Sydney to Hobart yacht race and a large park with a cafe on the edge of the water. Oxford Street is 5 minutes in the other direction with all its attractions for the gay community. The city is only a 15 minute walk, or one stop on the train.
There are some stairs near the Cross where one can take a quick cut down to the harbour and Woolloomooloo Wharf which has some upmarket restaurants which specialise in seafood such as Otto and Manta. From there one is able to quickly access the Art Gallery, Botanic gardens and end up at the Opera house and rocks area. The botanic gardens open at dawn and close at sunset.
The Sydney Explorer and Bondi Explorer travel through Kings Cross and are services which give a good orientation for tourists. These tickets are valid for a day, so if you buy one at 1pm on Tuesday, it remains valid until 1pm Wednesday. Kings Cross station is merely 3 minutes walk away. There are shuttle buses that transfer people to and from the airport (we can give more information on this when you have booked).
We have a dalmatian that is very friendly. We have travelled around Australia with a camper trailer, before settling back in Sydney. We have 3 children who have left home, leaving us with 2 spare bedrooms and a spare bathroom.
Come, stay with us at our "darling Darlinghurst house".
We are in the middle of the cafe area of Darlinghurst. We have many restaurants close by. Almost anything you may want is able to be obtained within an easy distance at any time.
Kings Cross station is 4 mins walk away. Buses are close by. You can walk to the Opera House through the Botanical Gardens in 45 mins.
Any smoking is external to the house, on balcony or in backyard.
The hosts were very welcoming and friendly during the entire stay. Their local knowledge of the area was very helpful also. The terrace is in a great location too, close to everything you need.
My friends and I were very welcomed by my hosts and their friendly Dalmatian when we arrived. They are a lovely couple who always helped us in whatever we need. The house was beautiful and the amenities were all in order. The house is right behind the main Darlinghurst Street where we can find food easily. Breakfast was also nice with coffee, tea, milk or juices accompanied with fresh bread from Infinity Bakery.
We had a lovely stay with Jan, Jill and Harlequin.
Jan and Jill were absolutely lovely, very accommodating and full of suggestions of things to do and see.
We had the second floor all to ourselves, the bedrooms are very spacious and the beds were so comfortable, I had the best sleep!
Harlequin the dog was so gentle, well behaved and very affectionate so we enjoyed being able to give him lots of cuddles and pats.
The location of the house is brilliant, in a perfect little pocket of Darlinghurst just around the corner from some great restaurants, cafes and bars and easy walking distance to the train station, Paddington and Surry Hills.
We felt very comfortable and relaxed, thank you to Jan and Jill for such a nice experience, I would certainly love to stay there again.
Great place to stay. Jan and Jill are very friendly and so is the dog Harley. Lots of good restaurants, cafes, and bars dotting Victoria st.
Jan's property is very conveniently located. A short walk to the station and food shops. We were made very welcome and enjoyed the conversation. The house is unique, light and airy with glass floors. Would stay again if needing to stay in this part of Sydney.
Great location with lots of cafes, restaurants, pubs as well as walking distance to anywhere. Jan and Jill are always in easy contact and provide tons of useful info for our stay. Best wishes for the nice couple!
About the Host, Jan
We are retired Australians. We have travelled around Australia with a camper trailer and our dog. I was a computer programmer / developer and still try keep a hand in it. We have many stories and pictures from our travels.
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