About this listing
The beautiful Miss Kate who blessed us with her gorgeous presence for one month over 2012 Christmas and New Year festive season! Love this gal! x
Welcome to Hordern Heights, Sydney!
The best location in NEWTOWN with 130+ positive reviews!
*Please have a COMPLETED PROFILE with who you are and the reason for your stay with a profile pic and send an inquiry first before sending a booking request. Thanks :)
(*ShazAm are excitedly planning their wedding so may not be as available for socialising.)
Amber and Shane have been happily hosting since August 2011.
Airbnb gives them the golden opportunity to meet the loveliest people from all over the globe. (That's you! :)
Beautiful bustling bohemian Newtown is right on your door step with all the fantastic cafes, restaurants, shops, pubs, clubs, night spots and all the other faaabulous spots which make up this very special community.
Hordern Heights is a four bedroom two storey terrace house with a warm, friendly and beautiful vibe with 3 F/T peeps and Bridgette la bosette pussy cat. :)
Hordern Heights is a hop skip and jump from all the magic and marvel which makes up the freshest and funkiest suburb in Sydney!
You'll receive ~
* ShazAm's Newtown' Guide
* Welcome Note
* Welcome basket with goodies
* Access to touristy flyers, brochures and guide books
* Free wi-fi
* Opal Card for trains, buses and ferries
* Free laundry
* Happy lovin' vibes :)
La cosy Casa ~ Only a minute's walk to the bus stop outside the Coopers Hotel on King Street, the main street of Newtown (which is a 10 minute bus ride to the city).
* Only 5 minutes to the train station which takes less than 10 minutes to Sydney city centre, 15 minutes to the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, Sydney Harbour, The Rocks, Museum of Contemporary Art 15 minutes to the airport, 20 minutes to the eastern beaches. Boo yah!
From The Airport ~
A taxi is the easiest and quickest option if you have lots o luggage ($25-$30 depending on traffic and time of day)
(The Airportlink train is $15.40 one way. Change at Central for Newtown which is the third station only 5 minutes from Central.)
ShazAm favour respectful, independent, easy-going, positive, happy, lovely 'real' souls of any gender, age, sexual preference.
* You have your own cupboard which is stocked with tea, coffee, milk, bickies, olive oil and of course vegemite and other goodies...
* Fridge space and own bath basket are yours. (You're welcome to use their natural body wash.)
* Transport timetables provided along with tour info on what to do in this wonderful city and the Blue Mountains, Manly, Bondi, Hunter Valley etc.
* All bed linen and towels provided. Lovely leafy yard with picnic table and outdoor loo.
SOME VERY HAPPY GUEST REVIEWS :) ~
"Spectacular hosts and people! Dream spot and wonderful ambassadors for the airbnb community! Thanks for opening your home and heart to me guys! Highly recommended to anyone that wants to see the real Sydney!" Erik (Norway)
"Amber and Shane. Warmhearted, WOW, lovely and helpful!
That`s like airbnb should be, lovely people, which really care about you and doing everything for you to enjoy your stay in this awesome city.
Thanks again for everything, you made my trip in Sydney to one of the BEST ever!!" Thorsten(Germany)
"Amber & Shane are very warm, welcoming, open minded, helpful & relaxed!! An unforgettable and positive first impression!"
Tom and Magda (Holland)
"What a magic couple are the lovely/creative Amber and Shane. From the warmest first time greetings to sharing a nice wine or two, to a quick chat over real coffee in the mornings – the company is truly open, welcoming and refreshing."
Dan Wilkinson (Newcastle, Aus)
"Amber and Shane's description says it all. They are super awesome, sweet and nice people and I really enjoyed staying with them. The room is great and the area is just perfect. Thanks guys, I am so glad that I got to stay with you on my very first trip to Oz." Stefan (Germany)
"Absolutely incredible hosts! There is nothing I can fault about this property! The house is great. Everything is clean and well organised. It is also in a great location... close to shops, restaurants and public transport. It is right in the heart of Newtown!
All that aside, the best part of this house is Amber and Shane. They are such friendly and welcoming people who take genuine interest in their guests and I really did feel apart of the family. Both were extremely caring and made sure my stay was as comfortable as possible. I have nothing but praise for this home and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for accommodation in Sydney. Thank you Amber and Shane for being such wonderful people :) " Michael, Mel, Aus
"Amber was a totally magnificent host! Great communication leading up to our trip, and then, during our stay she kept in contact over SMS with suggestions for great places to eat and enjoy the local culture. We couldn't have asked for a more caring and thoughtful host.
Thanks Amber! You rock! :)" Peter H (Aus)
"Amber and Shane are incredibly friendly and welcoming hosts!!! The room was well kept and Amber and Shane were always down for a fun chat, good advice, or a glass of wine!"
Steve (Mel, Aus)
"Amber was absolutely fantastic! Very helpful, excellent company, and very generous. If you're looking for an excellent place in a cool part of the city with a fantastic host, this is it!" Charles (USA)
"What a great place to stay! THE LOCATION IS UNBELIEVABLE! - it is a stone’s throw from Newtown’s main street, King Street, yet amazingly quiet! The leafy, private courtyard provides a serene setting that makes it easy to forget you are in the city. The perfect spot!
This is an awesome situation in a cool house with people you can trust." Candice (Canada)
Amber and Shane look forward to welcoming you! :)
Guests can access the communal areas and relax in our backyard. :)
Interaction with Guests
As we're busily wedding planning interaction may be less frequent.
Please see profile 'details' above. :)
Please see profile 'details'.
We provide a Welcome Book with flyers, brochures, Lonely Planet guides
and give you our tips of fabulous places to visit in the hood. :)
5 minutes to train station.
15 minutes via train to the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House, Harbour, The Rocks, The Museum of Contemporary Art and 10 minutes to the city.
Other Things to Note
Hordern Heights is a great base for your travels.
We favour positive open-minded independent active peeps who like to get out and see this amazing city and neighbourhood.
Welcome to La Casa!
Clean as you go
Bathroom - open window to let steam out before shower. Toilet seat and lid stay down at all times.
KEYS exchanged personally or available from key safe.
Hang wet towels on line.
Haaave a wonderful time in the best suburb in the world!! :)
A fabulous stay at amber and Shane's place in Newtown. The hosts are extremely welcoming and I felt right at home the moment I was greeted by lovely amber.
Best location, great room.
I'll be going back to Hordern House!!
Fantastic warm and friendly hosts! Amber and Shane were really welcoming and accommodating. Good value.
Nice quiet room, despite it's close proximity to the main street in Newtown
Fantastic location!!! So close to so many fantastic cafes, bars and restaurant. Quick walk to trains and buses, making it so easy to get around Sydney. Along with the topped up Opal Card (public transport) was very much appreciated and made getting around just that little more easy.
The complimentary hamper was a very nice touch too.
Was really great to meet such lovely people on my first stay with airbnb and as a result of this stay I will definitely use airbnb again.
Amber and Shane were lovely hosts. I ended up arriving quite late at night but that wasn't a problem at all. Everything is set up so you feel right at home . A great location as well!
I absolutely loved my stay with Amber and Shane! Right away I was met with a thoughtful basket of goodies to help me settle in and made friends with one of the other girls staying with them at the time. Spent lots of quality time with Bridgette the cat and enjoyed catching up on admin on the sunny back patio. I loved neighborhood, so many wonderful restaurants and shops I didn't even want to go see the typical tourist destinations. Would come back in a heartbeat!
I was struck by the warmth of Amber and Shane's welcome and hospitality, and the care they took to look after their guests. They made me feel right at home in their great townhouse in the centre of Newtown. They have my highest recommendation, and I would definitely stay with these awesome people again.
They are best host ever, six star. When I arrive home, there are some presents and guides in my room. Shane was kind and helpful. Amber was away home at that time, but she sometimes call or text me to ask how I feel. Finally we met each other last day. The house and Newtown is so cool. We can go city by bus or train easily. If you are traveler, 230% guarantee you love them.
Oh Ken-san thank you so much for your beautiful words! We loved having you as our guest and you're the reason why we host...
We're happy that you enjoyed your time with us (and at the Asia Cup Football! ;) and exploring our Newtown and Sydney.
All the best with your travels and we look forward to seeing you again some day! :)
I can warmly recommend staying at Amber and Shane's. They where very helpful and generous and seemed to actually enjoy having guests. The info kit and snacks in the room was a nice touch. The room was cozy and Newtown really is a perfect base for exploring Sydney. Thanks guys for making my first airbnb experience such a good one!
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About the Host, Amber And Shane
Amber and Shane are a positive, passionate, happy, friendly and fun couple who enjoy life immensely and looove Newtown and Sydney!
We totally enjoy meeting new people, travelling, wining, dining, and dancing (especially Zumba and you're welcome to come to classes with Amber like some of our previous guests! :)
Airbnb offers us the unique opportunity to meet amazing and beautiful beings (like you) from around the globe...
We love learning about people, your cultures, your uniquesness, whether you're from abroad or from Aussie!
We favour easy going independent warm people, like us. :)