Surry Hills Oasis in the Inner City

House - Entire home/apt · Collins St, Sydney, NSW 2010, Australia
Your host, Lindy
5 Reviews
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Response time: within a few hours

The Space

Surry Hills is the most vibrant and exciting place, in which, to live. It is the home of artists and creative people and is replete with restaurants, theatres and galleries. There are numerous original clothing shops and interesting gift shops.
The house is within walking distance of the city and is an exceptional location for those interested in unique cuisine.
This is my home and I rent it out while I am working overseas or interstate.

It is a beautiful house to stay in because of the unique light and the quality of peace created by the Chinese Tree of Heaven. Around the corner is the dynamic and hip Crown Street filled with life, people and great shopping. You are only five minutes from the city and fifteen minutes away from access to all the main holiday attractions and yet it feels as though you are in the country. A true oasis.

House, 2 Bedrooms + Office, 1.5 Baths (Sleeps 4-6)

It is an unusual and exotic two storey house situated opposite a park and comprises of two pavilions facing each other across an internal courtyard

The upstairs deck is perfect for sunset drinks and breakfast with the birds, you don't feel like you are in the middle of the city but rather in your own little corner of paradise.

The courtyard has a barbecue and is canopied by a fifteen metre Chinese Tree of Heaven.

There are two bedrooms with queen size beds & a study with a queen size sofa-bed. The bedlinen is 1000 thread count cotton soft, soft, soft.

This remarkable house has a fully appointed kitchen/laundry complete with Bosch, Smeg and Miele appliances. The diningroom and living area house an LCD television, Wifi, Cable, dvd player, vcr, ipod dock and Sony sound system

The study has telephone/fax, scanner,copier, colour printer and broadband. (wifi or ethernet)

The house is peaceful and filled with sunlight.

Situated round the corner from Crown Street and Oxford Street you have easy access to Sydney's best restaurants, galleries and fashion boutiques.

You are within walking distance of the City and Central Station and have excellent public transport outside the front door.

Ten minutes to Circular Quay, Darling Harbour, the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. Twenty minutes to Bondi, Bronte and Clovelly beaches.

In the centre of it all but so secluded!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 3
Extra people: $19 / night after 4 guests
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Weekly Price: $1548 /week
Monthly Price: $5804 /month
Security Deposit: $484
Cleaning Fee: $193
Check In: 5:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • This was our first time in Australia, and rather than two adults and two children staying cramped up in a hotel, we decided to rent a house through Airbnb. I cannot say enough about how wonderful Lindy is as a hostess. She welcomed us to the house following our long flight, and was available throughout the week for any questions or requests. The accommodations are clean and comfortable. The location in Surry Hills is outstanding, just off Crown St, which is a lovely neighborhood in its own right. It was easy to get into the downtown area using the bus. We would absolutely stay here again if our plans bring us back to Sydney!

    June 2014
  • The place was great. The apartment was nice, clean, inviting and it had everything you would have in your own home.
    The location was just perfect. There were a lot of little cafés and trendy places in the area. At the corner of Collins and Crown there is a very big and trendy bar - which, even on ANZAC day, wont be a problem.
    In just 20-30 minutes you can easily walk into the city centre. Central station is just down the hill (10 minutes walk) and from there you can go anywhere.

    Lindy met up with our few requests about arriving and departure time instantly which made it so much easier for us.

    April 2014
  • This apartment is beautiful and huge. The courtyard between the living room and the front of the house is such a relaxing well shaded place to hang out. We loved the place. Awesome location, tons of space, great host. Hope to stay here again next year!

    December 2013
  • The reservation was canceled 173 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    January 2013
  • 45 Collins Street has many pros and cons. Lindy its owner replied quickly and helpfully to any query. On the plus side, it is sited in the centre of Surry Hills now the most trendy and fashionable suburb in Sydney. The house is roomy with two bedroom, a large living room , central garden space, patio and well equipped kitchen. Surry Hills is near everything in central Sydney.
    Its position was also a downside for us. A few metres from Crown street and the largest pub/bar in the locality it was always pretty noisy and particularly at weekends. We never opened our bedroom windows at night as they faced the street and the pub. Our neighbours liked to smoke on their patio and talk (rather loudly) to late in the evening. The curious architecture of the house meant that it sounded as though they were just outside our bedroom. We both wore earplugs throughout our stay and shut the doors Given it was summer this was a pity as it could be quite stuffy.
    The house is split into two parts – a living area and a bedroom area. The office/study on entering the house is gloomy (outside window shaded) and we never used it apart from when needing a strong wifi signal. To move from each side of the house required moving between several locked doors which each had to be on the latch in order not to get locked out while inside the house. This was odd and sometimes tedious. A steep iron open circular staircase was the access to both bedrooms and the bathroom. Fine unless you had toddlers or elderly infirm guests. Finally, given the price of the rent and compared to many other places we have stayed, the fabric of the house was rather tired and shabby. It needed to be redecorated and old carpets etc to be dumped.

    December 2012
    Response from Lindy:

    I am bemused by Gordon’s response and I would like to clarify certain facts so that his review does not mislead clients.

    The house was in a pristine condition when Gordon arrived as we have an outstanding housekeeper.

    After arranging an early check in on a Sunday to cater for Gordon’s early plane arrival, my manager waited for two hours

    Gordon did not show and although he had my manager’s phone number did not call him. When Gordon finally contacted him later in the week, my manager was attentive and spent at least two hours at the house ensuring that Gordon’s requests were met: including alerting him to the location of light switches, buying him an indoor clothes horse, replacing a light globe, changing the layout of the door bells and oiling a squeaky window. The manager also showed Gordon how to leave the balcony doors on the snib, so that he didn't have to worry about carrying his key around the house.

    At that time Gordon appeared to appreciate the house, saying that it was lovely and commenting positively about the flowers, fruit and supplies we provided.

    Gordon also indicated that he wanted to stay in Surry Hills as he had heard it (email hidden). It is, and as with any vibrant alive place has restaurants and the inevitable noise of people leaving to go home late at night.

    Gordon stayed for a little over three weeks he did not call my manager at any time after the first two visits.

    At no time did Gordon make queries about the oven, the night lights or the blind in the office. (This is the room he described as a gloomy room) It has a 4’ x 5’ oneway window covered by a Holland blind. All of the above were in working order.

    We of course would have been happy to assist in anyway as our property is renowned for its 5 star feedback on other sites, because of the precise reason, that we take pride in catering for our clients’ needs. However Gordon did not contact us.

    My house was newly painted and had new carpet installed in July this year.

    December 2012
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