About this listing
If the dates you require are not available for this listing please check my other listing 'Lovely room in friendly Balmain'
Birchgrove is a wonderful friendly suburb making up part of the beautiful Balmain peninsular. It has the warm feel of a village with all the benefits of a vibrant city
Located a mere 15 minute drive from the centre of city, with buses and ferries on the door step, it is a painless (and often beautiful - particularly by ferry) trip to such attractions as the Opera House, the bridge, the magnificent harbour and historic areas such as the Rocks.
Also close by is the stunning Cockatoo Island, with spectacular views, historical buildings and home to the Cockatoo Island Film Festival held in October
The Balmain area itself has plenty to keep you occupied, with a welcoming village atmosphere, a variety of interesting shops, fabulous restaurants, numerous coffee shops, beautiful harbourside parks, quirky 2nd hand markets, pubs with live music and a wonderful ambience
The room we offer is a spacious double bedroom in a characterful double-fronted weatherboard house typical of this lovely suburb.
You are welcome to help yourself to tea, coffee, cereal and toast which you can enjoy on our gorgeous covered verandah looking at the city views.
We also have a second double bedroom available at times (email me to check availability) so can accommodate up to four people, or a family with children (age 8 and above - house not set up for young children)
The house offers all the amenities you are used to at home including:
- WIFI Internet
- Free street parking
- Instant hot water service
- Washer and a dryer (and outdoor line)
- Two bathrooms so though not an ensuite no queuing required
- Friendly and outgoing hosts who love having a full house.
- Beach towels and boogie boards
We are looking forward to welcoming you to our home in the near future!
Guests have access to all common areas, including kitchen (and use of fridge) dining room, covered outdoor verandah, sitting room, laundry facillites, WIFI, garden. We also have boogie boards, beach towels, beach tent, soccer balls
Interaction with Guests
We are a friendly and easy going household, happy to socialise but also respectful of guests privacy
Balmain/ Birchgrove/Rozelle make up a very special neighbourhood, located only 10mins from the CBD by regular buses, but located on a peninsular its like living in a friendly village but with all the amenities of a world class city, the best of both worlds
Getting around is extremely easy, the bus stop is 2 mins walk and provides a regular bus service via the 442 and 441 to central sydney. The ferry is 8 mins walk away and the ferry takes 10 to get to Circular quay (via the Harbour bridge and Opera house)
This is a friendly and relaxed household, we would like you to feel at home and come and go as you please.
Breakfast cereal, bread, tea and coffee are provided in the kitchen and you are also welcome to use the cooking facilities
Smoking is allowed on the outside covered verandah but not in the house
I visited Sydney last week for a conference and stayed at Sue's lovely home in Balmain for five nights. Sue is such a warm and welcoming host. My room was spotlessly clean, comfortable and furnished very stylishly - as is all of Sue's home, so bright and filled with eclectic objects and furniture very tastefully.
I especially loved the pink flamingos and other the creatures decorating the front garden and the stories behind some of them:)
Location was perfect with many options for public transport, buses and ferry a few minutes walk away. Wonderful cafes in adjoining streets and fantastic opportunities for eating out in the many restaurants on Darling Street, very good Japanese and Spanish food.
Overall a wonderful place to stay which I highly recommend. I would never consider staying in a hotel when I can stay somewhere with real warmth like this. I only discovered the beautiful parklands around the harbour on the morning I left so I hope to return again and spend more time in Sydney.
Thanks Sue! :-) !
It was a lovely three nights stay at sue's place for me and my family. Sue was helpful and prompt in her replies and was always ready willing to help with any questions i had. We love the decoration of her beautiful house and was impressed with the cleaniness of the place. Driving to the place was easy and sue was kind enough to lend us her gps for the whole duration. Free wifi and breakfast was provided. There was plenty of parking slots around the neighbour and plenty of good restaurant near to the house. Overall an excellent experience with sue and i will definitely recommend the place for my friends.
It was an awesome experience at sue's place. Lovely, cosy home that is easily accessible to town.
Sue is very hospitable and willing allowed us to use her kitchen when we wanted to cook.
The only problem we had was finding parking space. There are free but limited parking outside the house. Overall, good experience:)
Sue was a great host. Very friendly and helpful with local information. Her home is very cosy and a great location for going to the city by ferry.
We stayed 3 weeks there and it was absolutely amazing. Sue and her daughter are very friendly, open to talk and are amazing hosts. The place is very beautiful, clean and quiet. The location is perfect (30s to the city bus and 5 min walk to the ferry) and the view is stunning. There are everything you need in the neighborhood (bank,market,coffee,park etc). We really enjoyed our stay there and we recommend this place to anyone who want to have a nice stay in Sydney.
Sue made me feel very welcome! It is a lovely area of Sydney, and very close to city (10 mins on ferry).
Sue is awesome! Though our interactions were limited due to time constraints, we appreciate the short chat we had. We felt Sue's warmth the moment she welcomes us to her house. Imparting her travel experience.wished we could have stayed longer and exchange more conversation. 1day in sydney is a tad to short and we would not need to consider other place if we come by sydney again cos Sue's house is awesome! Love the cosy TV room in the basement. Her house is uniquely decorated and love every corner of it.thank you Sue for being such a warm and wonderful host.
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About the Host, Sue
Positive, outgoing individual, firmly believe you only get one shot at this wonderful condition called life, so you should grab it with both hands and live it to your max
Proud mum of three gorgeous daughters, 2 at home and one off exploring the world.
Row, swim and walk to keep my body fit, and ride my motorbike, travel, trawl flea markets and hang with family and friends to keep me happy
Have had a variety of exchange students living with us and love the added dimension this brings to family living.
I have a warm and inviting home ...... to quote a friends rather gorgeous 8 year old son " i love your house Sue, its so creative" and sharing it brings me a lot of pleasure.
I now have a second listing 'Lovely room in friendly Balmain'