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2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 baths
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An absolutely beautiful hidden gem in the heart of Sydney’s Inner West, immerse yourself in a jungle garden filled with a lush array of trees, a space created with a tribute to love and nature.
Enjoy a retreat that is purposely set up for individuals needing some ME TIME to simply pause & rewind.


NO conducting of any form of business or entertaining business related clients on-site.

NO filming or photo shoot

The space

THE BOHEMIAN RETREAT-Situated in a lush garden at the rear of a 1850s stone house with 630sqm land space created with a tribute my love of nature. Our intention is to provide a sacred environment filled with the magic of positive energy
The land is split into 4 private dwellings including the bus with three guest dwellings at the back with our family residing in the main house.

Mind you a lot of daily preparations goes into creating this meditative spaces such as cleaning the house, the garden and all the surrounding, To hire a private cleaner will increase the price significantly therefore, As a counsellor my time spend in helping create this space and experience for you has been offered at no cost

IN RETURN,- we ask you to RESPECT the place, Please do not treat it as if it were a hotel. KEEP IT REASONABLY CLEAN, Please bear in mind that our house is an inner city jungle you will find leaves dropping, Dirt in some places etc therefore we cannot guarantee you a clinically clean dwellings, but we can assure you, if you love nature as much as we do, you will sure feel the magic.
Enjoy the moment, Set yourself free and Embrace love when it is given in smaller doses
surrender to what is, let go of what was, have faith in what will be
It’s the little things that matter in life.

Fresh sheets, morning gowns and towels
kitchenette with espresso machine, kettle, toaster
Complimentary wi-fi, flat screen television and DVD player
Shared exotic outdoor shower designed for two.
Shared outdoor romantically set-up bathroom with large antique claw foot bath tub fit for two, candles, solar lights.

Guest access

You will have a sheared private access to your garden retreat through the side gate, we keep the gate locked at night, but keys are provided to guests for access upon arrival.

Other things to note


NO conducting of any form of business or entertaining business related clients on-site.

NO filming or photo shoot

We have four cats and they rule the roost. They are playful and very friendly. If you leave your door open they may stroll in and say hello.

My partner Chad, is Caucasian American from Seattle. I am Australian,
born to Egyptian father and Ivorian mother.
Chad and I are both very well travelled, very open-minded and accepting, easy going, i love everything nature related and we are obsessed animal lovers

Family/kid friendly
Smoking allowed
Wireless Internet

Security Deposit $117
Weekly Discount: 25%
Weekend Price $112 / night
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House Rules
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check-in time is flexible
Check out by 10AM

As a specialised counsellor my time spent in creating this amazing space and experience for you has been offered at no cost
IN RETURN,- we ask you to RESPECT the place.
Enjoy the moment, Set yourself free and embrace love when it is given in small or large doses.
Surrender to what is, let go of what was, have faith in what will be
It’s the little things that matter in life.
We also ask that you don't smoke in the rooms, but you are welcome to smoke within the outdoor garden- please use ashtrays.
Thank you

You must also acknowledge
Cat(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

69 Reviews

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Susan User Profile
May 2017
The thing that made this place special for me was Lisa's warmth and kindness - for a solo traveler on a long road, the sincerity of a host and the way in which you feel their desire to welcome you and make you feel comfortable goes a long way. It influences all of the detail and love that she and her partner Chad have put into their home. They really let me know to knock on their door if I ever needed anything, and Lisa even made a point to check in and make sure I was doing okay. While our contact was limited - they instinctively tuned into my need for some privacy, as I was a little under the weather for a few days and really came there to rest and find some quiet - I just want them to know that their kindness was felt. The shower was a dream. The deep bath was lovely. The coffee was delicious. The neighborhood was quiet. The robes were a HUGE luxury. I had some logistical things to navigate on the day of my check out, and while I normally try to avoid asking this of a host, Lisa gave me extra time to check out, and this really really helped me out. I'll always remember that with gratitude. All in all, I think we end up at the places in which we need to arrive, and I appreciated having such a colorful and sweet place to hang my hat for a little while. Thanks again. Much love!

Mo User Profile
September 2015
Lisa was an amazing host, greeting us immediately upon our arrival, and took great care in our comfort and ambiance. Her charming home had everything we needed for a wonderful stay, including a large outdoor living area for yoga and exercise, and a fully equipped Asian-style kitchen. Lisa, Nina and Chad all made our stay an enchanting experience, with petite cakes and champagne waiting when we came home. We liked it so much that we decided to stay at one of Lisa's other chalet rooms in her home for an extended stay. The best feature was the outdoor jungle shower, and Lisa's array of bath soaps and salts that were available for use for her large bathtub. The bathtub room was designed like a spa which gave such a romantic touch to the environment. The neighborhood was quiet, clean, safe and central to Newtown, farmers market and Marrickville. And down the street on the corner of Wemyss and Stanmore is a cute and tasty French cafe owned by Lawrence who greeted us each morning with the most hospitable manner and his wonderful pastries. Lisa's home is an eclectic must!

André User Profile
August 2015
Beautiful place, really peaceful and serene, but a central location and close to all the activity of the inner west. Lisa was very accomdating and friendly, and I'd would book again here without hesitation.

Colin User Profile
November 2017
A quiet little oasis from the hustle and bustle of Sydney's inner suburbs.

Tony User Profile
November 2017
Loved the place. Great host

Paul User Profile
October 2017
Monnalisa's place is a beautiful retreat, calm and relaxing. A short walk to great restaurants and bars around newtown. Monnalisa was very friendly and helpful.

Zoe User Profile
June 2017
Beautiful place! Amazing communication and in a great location, great impression for my first airbnb ever!

Joined in January 2014
Monannlisa User Profile

Hello my name is Monannlisa and I want to take you on a journey of love and romance. As a specialised counsellor for 'broken hearts’ and dating coach I have come to understand that a 'BROKEN HEART’ and ‘LOVE' are identical twins with different personalities. 'ROMANCE' in this case becomes the most effective preservative to revitalise love.
After helping numerous weeping hearts I have learnt that on the top of the charts of complaints especially for women is ‘TIME’. Women/men are craving for more romance from their loved one. As a result I am here to introduce to you a project I am committed to in bringing joy, love and romance to life once more. Just like babies are born everyday, people fall in and out of love everyday, My mission is to sweeten up your love life once more and for you to see the true beauty of life and being open to love. I truly believe balance and harmony are vital for our health and wellbeing, therefore finding time to give and share with your loved one is just as important as your work.
I am a cat loving, nature enthusiast. I like to meet people from all walks of life, so long as they are friendly and down to earth.

Languages: English, Français
Response rate: 90%
Response time: within a few hours

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