Trendy Location, Designer Terrace

House - Private room · Caldwell St, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010, Australia

The Space

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.
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, fruit and bread. There is yoghurt and milk in the fridge. Otherwise, there are several cafes nearby that have all-day breakfast menus.
Our House
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).
Our Location
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.
Travelling about
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".

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2.5
Beds: 3
Extra people: $43 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $831 /week
Monthly Price: $3382 /month
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • We enjoyed staying at Designer Terrace with Jan and his wife and their dog. Quiet place, tidy rooms, shops, restaurants, bars and public transport connections in walking distance, so this place is a perfect starting point to explore Sydney.

    April 2014
  • Very nice people and house.A good choice in Sydney.

    March 2014
  • It is very nice and kind couple and house! fashion design and clean room, especially cute dog. but it is not so easy to find the local little street.good experience.

    March 2014
  • Jan and Jill are wonderful people!!
    Great location and beautiful house!
    Certainly first accommodation to be booked on our next visit to Sydney!

    March 2014
  • The home was beautiful and in a wonderful location. The bedrooms were beautifully appointed and the neighborhood was quiet and upscale, within walking distance to lots of restaurants and things to see. We very much enjoyed our stay!

    March 2014
  • We stayed there for one night. The room was clean and the hosts were very friendly. The location was very close to the opera house so we were able to reach everything within a short walk. Would go there again.

    February 2014
    Jan and his wife are fantastic hosts, very helpful and very kind. They have a beautiful big house and no restrictions on internet usage. My only regret is that I did not stay longer with them. Thank you again for a wonderful stay

    February 2014
  • The house is a perfect location to visit Sydney.
    The house is PERFECT. Jan and wife are a PERFECTS host for prepare your arrival and give you any information (thank you).
    It's one of our pefered stay in Australia.
    Thank you both of you!

    January 2014
  • We were very comfortable and made extremely welcome. The house is situated in a very trendy area, with easy access to the heart of the city. There was an abundance of restaurants in close proximity. The accommodation represented good value.

    January 2014
  • Jan and his wife are very nice host. The accommodations are awesome, contemporary & modern. The house location is central - working distance to the harbor or a short taxi ride. Jan's wife even help us do laundry and hang our clothes when we were out (not part of the deal and unexpected). Breakfast were very good. They gave very helpful directions to where to see and do in Sydney. I would stay again with Jan.

    January 2014
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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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