About this listing
Right in the thick of things. Our listing has evolved as our family grows. We have 3 bedrooms and while it is still super sleek we now have kids beds and a master bedroom and a spare room with twin/single trundle options. Its small but neat.
Great location. Entirely modern. Fully lived-in home. You will have all the conveniences the hotels lack without compromise on location. 10% of profits will be donated to charity. Airbnb helps us meet our social obligations and helps us with our own holiday fund.
Walking distance to all major Sydney destinations - 3 min to Chinatown, 5 min to Darling hbr, 10 to Central Station, 10 to the CBD, 15 to Star Casino, 20 to Pitt street Westfield and 30 to the Opera house.
Our house is a renovated terrace, kid friendly (cot available), small but cosy and unbeatable location. We have beds for 6 but it would be a tight fit with only 1 full bathroom plus a toilet downstairs. I'd say better suited to 5 but it will/and has fit 6 no problems. This is our home so it will have everything you need, including fast WiFi and a complete kitchen. We have a 2 year old, so we have everything you need for an infant, so you can travel light - contact us if you need more info on prams etc.
While we hope people use our kitchen, it's Sydney, so there are tons of awesome food options - some nearby favourites are, Chat Thai in Thai town, Mamak's on Goulburn st, Made in Italy in Pyrmont, Lush Bucket and Quarry St cafe for awesome coffee, and Zumbo at the Star Casino for desserts - all these and many more are just around the corner.
Anyway, if you book with us we'll leave you a list of good places to see, eat and do!
We love hiking - and Central station and trains to a number of great destinations are nearby. If you're from Australia and a member of Goget - there are two cars directly outside our house. Parking is hard. We get an annual allocation of passes so let us know before you complete your booking if you need some so we can either set some aside or let you know they aren't available.
**because we will donate 10% proceeds to charity we do not ordinarily offer discounts.
We have everything relatively normal people use in the course of a day (as we do actually live here). You have access to all of it during your stay. No need to bring sheets/towels, hairdryer etc its all here.
Please check if you need parking as we have limited access to passes and will allocate on request depending on how many we have from our annual allotment.
Interaction with Guests
I usually answer emails within a few hours (depending on whether we are still in the country or have gone OS). Im happy to offer any advice or answer any questions. There is always someone to call in a pinch as my sister and mum both live within a few blocks. I usually don't meet the guests unless they would like to. I'm happy to grab a coffee with you if I'm around but just as happy for you to pretend I don't exist.
Our neighborhood is close to so many things. It is an affordable cab ride to anywhere but you hardly need a cab when public transport is right on your door step. Its a surprisingly family friendly place with access to awesome facilities in Darling Harbour, Ian Thorpe Aquatic Center, The Powerhouse Museum and a park every few blocks.
We don't drive ourselves but we have a visitors parking pass for guests who do. We get by on a combination of public transport, bicycles and goget car share. Its very well connected with its proximity to George street and Central station.
We live in this house, so the only rule is to treat it like your own home, and enjoy Sydney! Oh and no smoking.
Kitchen/Dining - the table can seat 8 comfortable and has sat 10 without too much squeezing
love books, beach volleyball, squash, the great outdoors, books
We love our house and the Sydney surroundings and it's great that we can share it with other people (and help pay for the renovation! ;-)
Now we are a family of four, airbnb suits our travel style - we need the comfort and flexibility of a house. We only book through Airbnb now.