Studio Yindi

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Congewoi Rd, Mosman, NSW 2088, Australia
Your host, John
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The Space


Self-contained open plan studio apartment on Level 1, which opens onto spacious garden. Includes bathroom, 2 burner cooking hob, microwave oven, kettle, cutlery, crockery and all the basics in the kitchen for self-catering.

1 Queen size double bed is in a separate bedroom. The 2 single beds are in a screened area, that is part of the large open plan area. The beds can be moved around in the open plan space to meet the needs of your group, for acoustic or visual privacy that best suits you.

We recently installed a second gas space heater that quickly makes the Studio snug after you come home from a long day touristing or working in the winter.


There is a 2 ring electric cook top, electric frypan, rice cooker, microwave oven, refrigerator and small freezer compartment, pots, pans, wok, cooking utensils, crockery, cutlery, glasses, etc to make preparation of meals very easy. Some of our guests have stayed as long as 3 months and found the kitchen very satisfactory.


Lots of interesting cafes and restaurants within 15 minutes walk or 5 minutes drive at Mosman and Cremorne. Many food places offer home delivery, if you want it.

Excellent choice of quality supermarkets, fresh meat and vegetables 7-8 minutes away by bus or car at Bridgepoint Spit Junction, Cremorne and Neutral Bay. And a FoodPlus store 5 minutes walk away for the basics and the morning paper, if you need it.


Mosman is a up-market Sydney suburb, with Sydney Harbour on 3 sides. Mosman's shopping centre has a unique village feel that makes it popular for fashion and food shoppers from all over Sydney.

But there is lots of natural bush and wildlife in Mosman too - the kookaburras and lorikeets are guaranteed to give you a noisy brilliant early morning or dawn chorus in the summer time! Our location is convenient for a harbour edge walk to Manly, and visiting Sydney's famous Taronga Zoo.

Studio Yindi is a great base for seeing Sydney in detail. Owners are regular oversees travellers themselves, and we enjoy the variety, surprise and informality of AirBnB accommodation. The Studio is very suitable for children, with direct access to a lawn and garden. Balmoral Beach, which is less than 10 minutes drive away is a very safe beach for children of all ages.


Several guests are choosing Studio Yindi for longer working holiday stays in Sydney. Lots of space for working in the Studio, using the WiFi Internet connection. We can even give you access to a printer, if you need hardcopy.

The quiet setting and sunny garden is excellent for working in the Studio. Then it is easy to get into city centre, North Sydney or Chatswood by public transport for meeting clients or customers.


Distance to Sydney airport: 18 km, 30 minutes in average traffic. Taxi fare is A$60
Distance to city centre: 7 km
Bus for city: 2 minutes to bus stop, route 243, 15 minute trip, A$3.50 fare
Bus for Mosman,Spit Junction: 2 min. walk, route 243, 5 minute trip
Buses to Taronga Zoo, Balmoral Beach, Manly and many northern beaches: 10 mins walk
Mosman also has a free bus service - Mosman Rider - that takes you to the world famous Taronga Zoo, Mosman village shopping centre, and Balmoral Beach. Nearest pick-up point to Studio Yindi is about 7 minutes walk

Lots of street parking available in our quiet suburban street, if you have a car.


Studio Yindi can be booked for 2, 3 or 4 people, for a minimum of 2 nights.

Though self-contained the Studio is also part of owners' home, and is located in a quiet and peaceful suburb of Mosman. We are anxious that guests do not disturb our neighbours with excessive noise.

We expect potential guests to send us brief personal profile information with their inquiry: number of people in your group, their ages, type of work you do, where you normally live, why you are visiting Sydney, for example. No profile means we will be less inclined to offer the Studio to you.

The Neighborhood

Mosman is a smart Sydney suburb, with Sydney Harbour on 3 sides. Mosman shopping centre has a village feel that makes it popular for fashion and food shoppers from all over Sydney. There is lots of natural bush and wildlife in Mosman - the kookaburras and lorikeets are guaranteed to give you a noisy brilliant early morning dawn chorus in the summer time! Our location is convenient for a harbour edge walk to Manly, and visiting Sydney's famous Taronga Zoo.

Great base for seeing Sydney in detail. Owners are regular oversees travellers themselves, and we enjoy the variety, surprise and informality of AirBnB accommodation.

Lots of interesting cafes and restaurants within 10 minutes drive, many of which will also home deliver.

Getting around

Public Transport to/from Studio Yindi

Taxi to/from Sydney airport: 18 km, 25 minute cab ride costing about A$55
Distance to city centre: 7 km, 15 minute cab ride costing about A$22

Bus to city centre: 243, 2 minutes to bus stop & 15 minute trip

Bus to Mosman, Spit Junction: 243, 2 minutes to bus stop & 5 minute trip.

Bus to Taronga Zoo: 10 min. walk to stop on Military Rd

Bus to Balmoral Beach: 10 minute walk to stop on Military Rd

Bus to Manly Beach: 10 minute walk to stop on Military Rd

Buses to northern beaches: 10 minute walk to stop on Military Rd

Getting to Studio Yindi

Upon confirming your booking we will provide you with the address and detailed instructions for reaching us by, car, taxi or public transport.
We are within 5 minutes walk of the junction of Countess Park, Countess St, Mosman NSW 2088 Australia if you want to look us up on (website hidden) Maps

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 4
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $638 /week
Monthly Price: $2086 /month
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • It was easy to communicate with John before our stay. He was very helpful and prompt with his replies. John met us on arrival and was very pleasant. He also popped in during our stay to check that all was well. The studio was as we expected from the listing. It was comfortable, with good heating and in a peaceful location. We travelled by car, but there was a bus stop within a stone's throw of the studio with a regular service to the city. This was our first experience of airbnb accommodation and we were impressed.

    June 2014
  • Highly recommend! My family and I really enjoyed staying in Studio Yindi! The studio was big enough for us and just right for us! Simply it had got everything we needed, hot shower, cosy sofa, big beds, evern kitchen utilities! The owner, Mr. John Young was very helpful in every way! We would definitely stay in Stuido Yindi if we have another chance to visit Sydney!

    June 2014
  • We have got what we expected to get. John gave us good advices. It has good location in Sydney.

    May 2014
  • Le quartier de Mosman où se situe la location de John est magnifique, calme, à deux pas de l'arrêt de bus pour Sydney (accès au centre ville en 30 minutes) et assez proche à pied du centre de Mosman, de la plage et des commerces (30 minutes à pied).
    La location est bien équipée (Wifi, machine à laver le linge), lumineuse et assez grande pour une famille de 4 personnes.
    John est très sympathique et serviable.
    Il faut noter toutefois que le studio est assez froid (sur la période du mois de mai) malgré la présence de chauffages d'appoint au gaz. Nous avons été assez déçus de la propreté des lieux (WC, vaisselle et poussière sur les canapés et sol). Enfin, le studio n'est séparé de la maison de John que par une porte coulissante laissant passer tous les bruits de la vie courante....
    Malgré ces désagréments, le studio de John reste une bonne étape dans la banlieue de Sydney.

    May 2014
  • My husband, teenage daughter and myself had a week staying at Studio Yindi.
    The Studio was spacious, clean, an outside private area to sit listening to the birds was a highlight. We found John very helpful and the communication beforehand was fantastic, lots of ideas of places to visit in Sydney etc. The price was very reasonable too. We will be back for sure and recommend this accommodation to anyone normally we would stay in a 4 or 5 star hotel but thought we would give this a go. I am glad we did as it gave me more money to spend on shopping! The kitchen was well equipped to so we had a few meals in as well.

    April 2014
  • Great studio in a pleasant location. Very central to the city- taxi to CBD in about 10mins. very roomy with good amenities. John was considerate, on one morning we woke to footsteps and plumbing usage above our bedroom at 6am and mentioned this & they were very quiet the next morning which was great. I think its good value for money compared to a lot of Sydney accommodation on offer.

    April 2014
  • We had a memorable time at John's place. We mostly used to be out, but felt completely at home at all times we were there. John and Pam are friendly and helpful, and we will consider staying again on our next visit !

    April 2014
  • The location is gorgeous, there's a lot of space in the living area and John is a perfect host.
    It isn't great for really young kids, probably not for under 5 years. I also found it a bit too dirty, but to be fair I didn't raise this with John while there.

    March 2014
  • John is the perfect host. He was at home when we arrived there and he help us with all that we need to know and gave us some advices were to go or what to see that we love it.

    The house is perfect and very near to the centre, you have buses and everything you can need it at any moment.

    March 2014
  • We really enjoyed our stay at Studio Yindi - it was just right for us. We had complete privacy, but were still able to interact with Pam and John whenever we wanted to. The neighbourhood was charming - loved being woken up to the sounds of the birds, but at the same time it was peaceful and quiet. Close to public transportation routes if you are ok with hilly walks...we are. Lots of room to spread out and feel comfortable.

    March 2014
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AGSM, Sydney, University of Liverpool School of Architecture, Fort Street Boys High School, University of Sydney School of Architecture
Internet Architect @ Yindi Systems
Faber est suae quisquae fortunae Host at Studio Yindi is an architect, who now manages consulting projects involving the Internet for small-medium businesses. I call myself an Internet Architect on my business card these days. Most of my current projects involve marketing using social media tools. A born and bred Sydneysider I lived in UK for 10 years till 1984. Done lots of travel in Europe, Turkey, Egypt, Jordan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, China, Vietnam, Japan, New Zealand, USA. Studio Yindi incorporates the things I look for when selecting boutique hotels, pensions, hostels and B&Bs for myself - space, privacy, wifi Internet access, reading light at the bedside, comfortable and practical for working while "on the road", a bit unusual, a little surprise, value for money. My own preferences are for adventure and off the beaten track, rather than luxury, international 5 star. I love meeting travelers from all parts of the world, and helping them enjoy the experience of a first visit to Sydney. Lots of experience assisting overseas based friends and colleagues to see the best parts of Sydney, using public transport, and avoiding the expensive tourist services. Messing about on boats is one of my passions. I have a 7.2 m (24') yacht moored nearby on the harbour and know a lot about the nice parts of our extensive waterways, including its part in Australian history. I love sharing tips on how to see the best of the harbour, using inexpensive public ferries, plus strolls around Cremorne Point from Mosman Bay, or the 3 - 4 hour walk from the Spit to Manly, via Sydney Harbour National Park.
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