Your beautiful bedroom with double French doors to a sunny balcony overlooking the street. The sunny balcony where you can sit and sip tea or coffee and watch the world go by.
'Live Like a Local in Surry Hills'

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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The splendid new International Conference Centre (ICC) is now open after a four year wait. It takes only a $7 Uber Ride to take you to the Southern entrance, and the Light Rail drops you right at the front door! Or you can walk through Chinatown and stop on the way to shop for gifts . . . or have breakfast near the Chinese Gardens, with your choice of restaurants and Cafes. And this is just one of the big advantages of staying here.
Save time, save money and enjoy the very best of Sydney!

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 10AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room


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House Rules

Please ask if there is anything which you are not comfortable with. I am always happy to listen and make sure that your needs are met if possible.



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2 nights minimum stay

183 Reviews

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Ah Young User Profile
August 2017
Leonie was a passionate host. The room was okay. But someone can feel cold during winter.
Leonie User ProfileLeonie is a superhost.
Response from Leonie:
Yes, I get that you were cold - If I had been able to speak with you, I could have turned the air conditioner on as well as the heater - and the heater does turn up to 28 degrees. I am so sorry that you were not completely comfortable - there is nothing worse than feeling cold! And since you shared with me that it was 31 degrees when you left home - you must have felt it even more. I am so sorry, Ah Young! I wish I could have turned on the reverse cycle air conditioner for you.
August 2017

Kunxia User Profile
August 2017
Leonie is an elegant and conversable lady.There's a lovely cat in the apartment. We love her declaration of her apartment. She is so friendly and we enjoy a wonderful holiday at her apartment.

Scarlett User Profile
August 2017
Huge thanks to Leonie for the 3 great days in her perfect house. I would definitely book her room again next time I come to Sydney.
Leonie User ProfileLeonie is a superhost.
Response from Leonie:
Thank you Scarlett and thank you for all the gifts - totally unnecessary but very much appreciated!
August 2017

Mich User Profile
August 2017
Absolutely *the* place to stay in Sydney! Save time on travelling by staying in the heart of Sydney. A short walk to Central Station that takes you anywhere! Buses, light rail, train, all a short walk away. Leonie is a wonderful, wonderful woman and you'd have to meet her for sure. Quick to respond and accodomates our request to check in early at 7am. She even drove us to Bondi beach, pointing out various attractions and makes sure we do know how to get back before leaving us. Absolute sweetheart. I'd recommend her place to everyone especially if you're a first time Airbnb guest and going to Sydney to the first time. It's hard to get lost when you know your way back home :)
Leonie User ProfileLeonie is a superhost.
Response from Leonie:
Hey Mitch! You are too kind and I thank you for your great rrview! I do hope you get to meet my daughter in France - you will love her place and all the great architecture. And maybe we will meet again in Sydney!
August 2017

Christine User Profile
August 2017
There is a friendly host and lovely comfy beds and hot showers and plenty of towels. Wonderfully close to the centre of everything. Bring your noise cancelling head phones if staying in the front room on weekends unless you are going to party hard and can sleep through anything. (: The back room has very little road noise or passing people. It also has access to a nice big bath.
Leonie User ProfileLeonie is a superhost.
Response from Leonie:
Thank you for your lovely words, Christine, and I take your point about passing traffic - however, this is the central CBD- which is why it is so convenient to stay here. And its not an hotel with dreadful recycled air conditioning and other people's recycled germs. This is a home where you DO have access to fresh air (albeit city air), individual room air conditioning, a beautiful kitchen to make tea and coffee - or hot water as most of my lovely guests from mainland China do and which I find is a very healthy practice. I have stayed in Airbnb properties all over Europe for this reason, and find it fascinating to share other people's living spaces and to see how much we all have in common and yet are all complete individuals. I enjoy this uniqueness all over the world. We are all the same and yet so different. As one of my favourite mentors said "If we all looked and acted the same - we would not be able to tell each other apart". Now THIS is a statement worth pondering on, Christine! And it is a pity that your photo on the Airbnb site is not very clear as I would have picked up that you have some stress in your life and maybe asked if you had sleeping problems? And in my special comments on the website I do mention that if there is anything that you need, please ask me about it while you are here - don't wait to tell me AFTER the event!. I can always fix most issues on the spot. I wasn't aware that you couldn't find cups or the kettle (which is in full view!) or tea bags! And its a bit late no(URL HIDDEN)oh well. Unless I know there is a concern - I can not deal with it! I am always more than happy to make guests feel comfortable in my home, as per the more than 300 good reviews attest to. All that being said, I do hope that you come to stay again so we can share a few insights. And it would work better when you have a little more time in the day. Being involved in a mentally strenuous course for three consecutive days - 10 hours or more a day - is enough for anyone to be stressed about!! I don't know how you did it - you must be a super woman and I take my hat off to you! Enjoy you day Christine and you have my email address if you would like to talk to me.
August 2017

Zhenze User Profile
August 2017
It's a lovely place to stay. Leonie is nice and friendly, and so is her cat.worth try out.

Susan User Profile
July 2017
Leonie is an inspirational person! Her positive energy is impressive. I enjoyed my stay.

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Sydney, AustraliaJoined in April 2012
Leonie User ProfileLeonie is a superhost.

I'm into health, fitness and totally organic food, 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 24 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 Beach 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 usually aim to be there before 7am.
My current motto is "The Thinker thinks . . . and the Prover, proves - and brings about the circumstances to make it happen" - by George Zalucki - and another on
"It is what it is - people are who theare and they do what they dMOVE ON! Plus - when things could upset you just quote this. "Its NOT IMPORTANIt doesn't Matteand NO ONE CARES!!!

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?
And most importantly . . . just being.
We are Human Beings . . . not Human Doings.

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!

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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