Enjoy Sydney& Relax in HEATED POOL!

Apartment - Entire home/apt · McLaren Street, North Sydney, NSW 2060, Australia

Welcome to my sanctuary - a bright, comfortable one bedroom apartment in North Sydney. Conveniently located near public transport, delicious cafes/restaurants, parks and of course Sydney Harbour! A perfect base for your Sydney stay.

Your host, Maria
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Welcome to my sanctuary - a bright, comfortable one bedroom apartment in North Sydney. Conveniently located near public transport, delicious cafes/restaurants, parks and of course Sydney Harbour! A perfect base for your Sydney stay.

The Space

Enjoy this fabulous Home away from home, and have a fantastic stay in Sydney!

The apartment is within walking distance of restaurants and shops, Luna Park and the North Sydney business district. Access to the Sydney CBD is easy by bus, train, taxi or ferry. It is also a short bus ride to the famous Balmoral Beach or Taronga Zoo.

My apartment is situated in North Sydney which is 3 kms from the Sydney CBD.

Here are some details about the apartment and the neighborhood:

You'll enjoy being centrally located just a couple blocks away from the train station so you can go anywhere quickly in Sydney. The apartment also features several windows that let in tons of natural light.

It is comfortable and fully stocked. Here's what I have here:

Living Room:

50" LCD TV
DVD / blu ray player
CD/Radio/Blue tooth syncing with iphone player
Hi speed cable wireless Wifi for guests
Basic cable TV
Tastefully & comfortably furnished
Large L shaped modular for comfortable viewing
Gas heater for those chilly nights

Additional Guests:

Queen size AeroBed is available for additional guests. The AeroBed has an electric pump as an integral part of their construction. This pump rapidly inflates your bed at the touch of a button or via hands free operation and is designed so that air only travels one way - into the bed. The only way for air to leave is through the unique patented quick release deflation valve or via the remote control (for comfort zone mattress). All AeroBed products are made of heavy duty, puncture resistant vinyl and are designed to withstand high loads ensuring that they bed remain fully inflated until it is time to store them away. On arrival, the bed will be already prepared for you with sheets, pillows, wool underlay, doona and extra blanket. The bed is setup in the void in the living area, and you can leave it setup for the duration of your stay.

Dining Area:

Dining room table with seating for 6 people

Balcony off the living area:

3 burner BBQ
Outdoor seating for 2


Electric oven
Gas cooktop
Expresso machine
Electric kettle
Quality crockery, cutlery, utensils, pots, pans etc.
International charger [blue package]
Travel guides
Full stocked kitchen with assorted teas, coffee, sugar, cleaning products, oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, garbage bags, herbs/spices


Hotel quality Queen size bed
Linen and pillows included
Private balcony off the bedroom
Retractable clothes line on the balcony & cloths pegs
Clothes basket
Plenty of hangers in the cupboard


Combined shower/bath tub
Plush soft towels
Hair dryer
Hair Straightener


Washing Machine
Iron and ironing board


The heated pool and jacuzzi are located on the ground floor. Showers/rest room is also available in that area for use.

Note that there is no smoking in the apartment, please. I am totally cool with early check-ins and late check-outs. *** I strongly prefer that you send me a message before making a reservation, if possible.*** Feel free to contact me if you have any questions at all about the apartment, the neighborhood, or Sydney in general.

Guest Access

Secure visitor parking
Heated indoor pool & jacuzzi

Interaction with Guests

I will be available by phone, email or SMS to answer all questions.

The Neighborhood

North Sydney is surrounded by Lavender Bay, Kirribilli, Crows Nest, Milsons Point and Neutral Bay. It is known for having one of the largest CBDs in the country, which serves the entire Sydney region. The North Sydney CBD contains numerous landmarks, including the Stanton Library and the Independent Museum.

Although North Sydney today continues to be largely commercial, it is also home to Luna Park, a family friendly amusement park, on Lavender Bay. Balmoral and several areas along the coastline feature quiet beaches and picnicking. Historic features include Kirribilli House and the homes of the Prime Minister and Governor-General, all of which are located east of the Harbour Bridge. The Museum at Mary MacKillop Place, the Stanton Library and Walker Street Cinema are all popular stops for tourists.

The area is very quiet and the streets are tree lined.

Getting around


- Taxi rank outside the apartment
- Bus stop to the city, just around the corner
- Train station 600 metres down the road
- Walk into the city over the harbour bridge 35 mins
- If you have a car, there is secure visitor car space available in the building for use

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $20 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Security Deposit: $750
Cleaning Fee: $100
Check In: 6:00 PM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • The apartment is amazing !
    Great location ! Near station !! Close to the harbour bridge !!
    Had wonderful moments !!!
    Highly recommend !!

    July 2014
  • Maria's apartment was beautifully presented - exactly how the photos show. Maria herself was amazing; she worked around our check-in and check-out times and emailed us a few times during our stay to see if she could be of any help. The little goodies left on the counter were very much appreciated after the flight!

    The location of the apartment is fantastic, a short stroll to the train station, a bus stop right around the corner and a taxi stand outside, so for those who are using public transport it is a great place to be located. Its very clean and tidy with everything in it that you need for a relaxing break, and the pool is lovely!

    All in all Maria is a great host with a great apartment that I would highly recommend to others. From booking time to after departure time she stayed in contact with us which was appreciated. We wouldn't hesitate to book and stay there again next time we are in Sydney.

    Thanks Maria!

    June 2014
  • Maria was very quick to respond to any of my requests either by email or phone. The apartment was exactly as described and photos. Maria left us some essentials which was very thoughtful and helpful. North Sydney is such a fantastic location with easy to walks across the Sydney Harbour bridge and easy access to trains and buses. Highly recommend Maria's apartment and will stay there again without any hesitation. Lastly always Taxis parked outside apartment.

    May 2014
  • We loved Maria's place ... truly loved it. She had quite clearly thought of all the things a self-catering traveller would need... down to an umbrella hanging on the front door, proper knives in the kitchen and earbuds in the bathroom! We felt at home here for the first moment .... and she knew we were arriving late at night so had even put a few bits in the fridge to cover us for breakfast the next morning.... absolutely the perfect host. Location is super, really just 5 minutes walk to North Sydney station. And, we especially enjoyed the balcony where we sat out eating our breakfast on the sunny morning. One small issue was that the bed was really very soft and had a bad roll-to and so may not suit folk with a bad back. Apart from that wouldn't hesitate to recommend Maria's place!

    April 2014
    Response from Maria:

    Hi Sue
    Thanks for your feedback. I was very surprise to hear about the bed comment. To-date I've hosted over 50 guests and they have always mentioned how well they have slept in the bed. I have new guests arriving the weekend, so I will obtain feedback from them. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels in Asia.

    April 2014
  • We, a German couple 55+, had booked Maria's place for three months. Centrally located in North Sydney with the busstop to Balmoral Beach and Wynyard (CBD) (both a 20 min. ride) around the corner, train station down the road, a variety of smaller and bigger stores within walking distance, the communtiy center and Stanton Library virtually across the road the location suited our purposes in every regard.
    Compared to the shoebox-size of apartments in recent high-rise buildings Maria's place provides space and plenty of light. It is functional and well shaped, each corner serving a different purpose. The big dinner table gave room for our written work and allowed us to invite our friends on many an occasion, whereas you can have your tea and snacks in the spacious living-room area. Since the place has an eastern aspect we had the morning sun, but it never became too hot and temperatures remained agreeable throughout our three-months' stay.
    When we arrived we were positively surprised to find virtually everything you need for a start at a new place, Maria had provided for everyday household goods in abundance. She was there for us when we needed assistance in terms of technical questions, always helpful in a very charming way and quick in reply. Since on the other hand she was completely unobtrusive she is in our view a fine and highly competent hostess in every which way, whe couldn't have found a better one.
    Thank you, Maria, for the good time we were having at your place, which we can truly recommend for future guests who need accomodation for more than just a week.

    March 2014
  • Maria was an absolutely delightful host and her apartment is a case study in cleanliness, efficiency and good taste. It was perfectly sized and placed for our short stay in North Sydney and we can thoroughly recommend it to any one.

    Grazie Maria and all the best for 2014.


    Michael, Lucia and Amy.

    January 2014
  • I spent 15 days in Sydney. Maria was a great host. On my first day she showed me a little bit around in the area and some goodies were in the apartment too. It was the perfect apartment for perfect holidays.

    January 2014
  • Excellent location in North Sydney, walking distance to the station which is only 2 stops from the CBD. The apartment is in a very safe, and beautiful part of Sydney.
    The apartment is excellent. It is modern and very well furnished. The beds are very comfortable and the neighbourhood is very peaceful at night.
    Thanks to Maria for being a very kind and welcoming host, and also for the wine :)
    I would definitely recommend this place to a couple or even a group of 4.

    December 2013
  • we totally enjoyed our week in Maria's apartment --nicely situated,quiet,comfortable well furnished and stocked

    November 2013
  • We had a fantastic stay at Maria's apartment! We went to Sydney for 3 nights over the Melbourne Cup weekend and our accommodation was perfect.

    From the moment we made contact with Maria, she was always responsive and informative. When we arrived in Sydney, Maria had even bought some supplies for breakfast which was so welcoming.

    The apartment is large and spacious for a one bedroom apartment and the neighbours were very quiet. We actually stayed with our kids so there were 4 of us (the kids slept on an inflatable in the lounge room which worked really well.

    The apartment is very centrally located and we found it a great base to visit the city, Circular Quay, Luna Park, Balmoral and Manly.

    Thanks Maria, we would love to stay with you again when we next come to Sydney.

    November 2013
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St Mary's College Wollongong, Williams Business College
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My name is Maria and I live in Sydney, Australia and work in Finance as an Operations Manager. I enjoy what I do as it challenges me and keeps me on my toes. On the weekends I enjoy getting out and about and just enjoying the outdoors. I walk alot, swim and sail during the warmer months. When I have time I also like to do charity work as it keeps me grounded. Some of my passions are travelling and meeting new people. I'm a positive person which sees the glass as half full. My favourite city in the world would have to be NYC and I thoroughly enjoy coming back every year, to experience the culture, museums, nightlife, restaurants, shopping and just exploring this great city. As a house guest I'm pretty quiet, clean, respectful and most probably won't be around much as there is also so much to do and see when someone is travelling.
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