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
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.
Fantastic host in fantastic location. Sue helpful and a great host. Even with a late booking. The bedroom was perfect and bed really comfortable. Would recommend anyone to stay with Sue. Great place and host.
We had a great time in Sue's house. Perfect location for city trips with the ferry. Quit location at night. Recommended!
It really was the perfect experience for us. Sue was so accommodating, warm and friendly. The room is gorgeous and we so enjoyed wandering through Birchgrove. Overwhelmingly, we felt welcome in Sue's lovely home. We would not hesitate to stay here again. Sue, you are a gem! Many thanks from Ana and Luca xo
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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'