'Live Like a Local in Sydney'

House - Private room · Commonwealth St, Surry Hills, NSW 2010, Australia
Leonie
Your host, Leonie
62 Reviews
Response rate: 80%
Response time: within a day

The Space

Welcome to Sydney!

A large comfy queen size bed awaits you within this bright and airy room with large windows. The house is more reminiscent of being in a traditional french style home than the centre of this beautiful city we call Sydney!

There is no other accommodation so close to everything in the centre of Sydney with the same advantages. We offer FREE WiFi, FREE cleaning service, air conditioning in the bedrooms and most importantly, we can lend you a mobile phone with FREE local calls to landlines and mobiles within Australia for the duration of your stay. How does that sound?

A traditional terrace on three and a half levels situated just south of Hyde Park and in walking distance of Central Railway Station - six to eight minutes.

We are close to Hyde Park, Centre Point Tower, the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour, Chinatown, all theatres, museums, art galleries, St Mary's Cathedral, Fox Studios, Sydney Cricket Ground, swimming pool and the Domain.

Just a two-minute walk from the front door you will find a bus stop for the 555 FREE Shuttle Bus.

There is an abundance of cafes, restaurants and coffee shops, and you can shop till you drop in the City, Darling Harbour, The Rocks and famous Oxford Street.

There is one downside - we cannot get TV reception in this home, so if you are addicted to TV, please don't book - however, we do have a large selection of DVDs which you can watch in the family room or on your laptop in the comfort of your room.

Enjoy your stay in the real Sydney with its city life and famous icons and all the best beaches just a bus ride away! I have just uploaded some photos of Bondi Icebergs swimming pool taken on a winter's day - August 3, 2012.

A minimum stay of 4 nights applies for NEW YEARS EVE with a holiday loading. The holiday loading is written on the calendar and just to clarify, this rate for the nights around Christmas/New Year is $240 per night with no weekly discount. I trust this helps

Thanks and look forward to meeting you!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
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Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
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  • Leonie's house is in a great location. All main attractions in central Sydney (Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour, etc.) are at a 15-25 min walking distace. The room was very clean and cozy and we were offered everything a traveler might need. Leonie is a fantastc host: very intelligent and super helpful. We had wonderful time in Sydney and Leonie certainly contributed to that. Without any hesitation we strongly recommend her.

    May 2014
    Leonie
    Response from Leonie:

    Thank you Lilia! You are too kind and I am really happy that you enjoyed your stay here. It was indeed a pleasure to speak with you both!

    May 2014
  • Leonie was a fabulous host. She went out of our way to help us if we needed it. The room we stayed in was comfortable and very clean. We wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.

    April 2014
    Leonie
    Response from Leonie:

    Thank you Bianca! And I'd love to have you stay again.

    April 2014
  • My friend and I so enjoyed our stay in Surry Hills with Leonie! She helped us right away to create a list of things to do and see, and lent us maps to help us get around. She kindly gave us a ride to Bondi Beach, and was a warm and hospitable host in every aspect. Her home is cozy and clean, and we welcomed the restful and comfortable atmosphere after a long day exploring the city. Her home is a quick walk to nearly everything, making it a perfect choice for our visit to Sydney. We wish we could have stayed longer! Thanks for a wonderful time, Leonie.

    April 2014
    Leonie
    Response from Leonie:

    Hi Zoe!
    Thank you for your lovely words about your stay here and yes it would have been good if you had another day here but there is always next time!
    I will send you the photos as soon as I get time to download them from my phone.
    Thanks for choosing to stay with me!

    April 2014
  • We had a great stay in Leonies house. The house is well kept and the room is nice. Leonie is a very lovely and interesting person and we had very good chats and a very nice time with her. The house is in walking distance to all the nice places in town center.

    Leonie doesn't offer a breakfast, but a very nice café (Cafe Filling, owned by coreans) is just out the house. We would go back to Leonie for sure.

    April 2014
    Leonie
    Response from Leonie:

    Thank you Philipp for your very lovely words and I too, enjoyed our chats. I do hope that you will come back again one day - you will be very welcome.

    April 2014
  • Leonie is a wonderful lady and the perfect host! She was happy to help plan our days, made sure we knew how to get around, and even gave us a ride to the beach. Her home is beautiful, and right around the corner from plenty of restaurants and a short, scenic walk away from all of the sights that we were interested in. I would be a little sad if we didn't get to stay with her again the next time we visit! Thank you so much Leonie!

    March 2014
    Leonie
    Response from Leonie:

    Hi Christian! Thank you so much for the great wrap and the feeling is mutual about you two too! I really admire your "get up and GO" attitude and your organisational skills. And I really hope to see you for another FLYING VISIT in the near future! And can I ask, did you get the link I sent you?
    Thanks, Christian.

    March 2014
  • We had a delightful experience renting Leonie's place. Not just because everything was within a walking distance nearby (restaurants, shops, sightseeing, parks, etc.) and the neighborhood is quite lovely but also because Leonie’s place is so cozy. Leonie is a gorgeous and helpful host and very easy to be in touch with. We hope to come back again and recommend this place to everyone who really wants to experience the heart of Sydney.

    March 2014
    Leonie
    Response from Leonie:

    Thank you Ama!
    I wish you all the best for the rest of your journey and for your whole life!! xxx

    March 2014
  • My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Leonie. She is a lovely host - very helpful and welcoming!
    Her home is in a fantastic location and well suited as a very comfortable base to exploring Sydney.

    March 2014
    Leonie
    Response from Leonie:

    Thank you Jennifer! I also enjoyed having you stay here and am very happy that you found it so convenient!

    March 2014
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Leoni. She has a very lovely home that she shares and is really helpful in helping us get around and with information about Sydney. Thanks so much!

    March 2014
    Leonie
    Response from Leonie:

    Thank you Sue!
    I trust that you and Len are enjoying the relaxatation of your cruise and I'll send you an email when you get back home!

    March 2014
  • Leonie was a lovely host & I would highly recommend her place to stay! The location was right amongst the vibrant surry hills area but nice & quiet. A great stay indeed!

    February 2014
    Leonie
    Response from Leonie:

    Thanks Caitlin - I'm happy that your stay was a success and easy for you to get around!

    February 2014
  • Staying at Leonie´s was like having a home in Sydney !!!!! She is absolutely generous and helpfull, and was a pleasure to stay at her cozy home . Thank you Leonie, experiences like this show the big difference and the richness of experiecing airbnb instead of a hotel !
    Everything was comfortable , clean and her place has a great location ! I would come back and deeply recommend Leonie´s place

    February 2014
    Leonie
    Response from Leonie:

    Thank you Maria! It was only a short visit but it was like saying farewell to my sister - Airbnb is like having a big family isn't it? And you are more than welcome back here any time!!
    Was everything good with the bust trip to the airport?
    It was a bit rushed and squeezy in the bus so I hope all was good!

    February 2014
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I'm into health and fitness, and before retirement, worked as a senior manager for 20 years for a multi national newspaper corporation. My interests are meeting people, finding out about them - and conversation. I love hearing other people's stories and learning about them and their experiences. I have lived in Sydney for 21 years and am always happy to recommend activities, restaurants and things to see when in Sydney. Any early risers who stay here are welcome to drive with me to Bondi for a sauna and swim or just to enjoy the beautiful view and walk barefoot in the sand - a great way to get over jet lag fast. One thing - I aim usually to be there before 7am. My current motto is "The THINKER THINKS . . . and the PROVER, PROVES" - by George Zaluki The things I can't live without?? Mmmm . . . my family, fresh ocean air, good healthy organic food, exercise, the company and conversation of positive, happy people. Is that five? One of my favourite movies is Avatar and another one is Mama Mia - great to watch before going to bed so you wake up singing! Looking forward to meeting you!
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