Living room looking north to dining nookHarbour view from living room
Harbourside apartment in Sydney
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
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Fully-equipped 2 bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment in a 3-floor waterfront building of 7 apartments in beautiful Birchgrove on the Balmain peninsula. The apartment is on the top floor with access to a large rooftop deck which gives a 360 degree panorama of Sydney harbour and surrounds. A lovely path and stairs lead down to a private waterfront garden.

The kitchen includes stove/oven, fridge, microwave, kettle, cutlery, toaster, crockery and all the basics for self-catering. There is no dishwasher (yet!).

There is a Weber charcoal BBQ on the waterfront at the bottom of the garden. Charcoal is not supplied and can be easily obtained from the supermarket.

Bedroom-1 contains a queen-size bed and Bedroom-2 has 2 single beds that can also be reconfigured into a king-size bed.

All bed-linen is provided and plenty spare towels, sheets, blankets, quilts, pillows. Ample wardrobe, hanging space and drawers.

The living room has a leather lounge plus 2 armchairs, TV, DVD, IPod dock, Pay-TV, telephone, inkjet printer, wired and WiFi internet. Internet and local telephone calls are included free of charge.

A dining nook leads off from the living room and has a travertine dining table and 6 chairs.

Contains a bath (with shower), vanity,hair-dryer, toilet and a washer/dryer.

There is no air-conditioning although the bedrooms have ceiling fans which are very effective in hotter weather (January/February). Electric space heaters are supplied for the winter months.

All rooms have great views and plenty of natural light and ventilation.

Street parking is available and a visitor parking permit is provided that allows unlimited parking in what are otherwise 2-hour zones. Parking can be tight but it would be unusual to have to park more than 50 metres away.

Birchgrove/Balmain is an upscale Sydney suburb set on a peninsula jutting out into Sydney harbour. Balmain’s shopping centre has a unique village feel with lots of parks, cafes, restaurants, pubs, fashion-shops and supermarkets. The main shopping strip is a 15-minute walk or 2 minutes by car.

The apartment is right at the ferry wharf and this makes it a great base for exploring Sydney. Buses to the city run from Grove Street Birchgrove (5 min walk) or Darling Street Balmain (15 min walk).

Dawn Fraser Swimming Pool is a very popular harbour pool (20 min walk) and well worth a visit. Cockatoo Island, which is an increasingly popular Arts hub, can be seen from the apartment and is accessible by ferry.

The apartment has been popular for longer working holiday stays. It is a very quiet building, plenty of room to spread out, with high-speed Internet and is only a short-distance from the city. The airport is a 20-30 minute drive away.

We accept bookings for a minimum of 7 nights. For long bookings (2 months or more) we may be prepared to negotiate more attractive rates.

We are particularly keen to ensure guests do not disturb other residents and we seek assurances that there will not be noisy gatherings or loud music.

We expect potential guests to send us brief personal profile information - number of people in your group, approximate ages, type of work you do, where you normally live, why you are visiting Sydney, etc.

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Wireless Internet
Cable TV

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Cleaning Fee $123
Security Deposit $410
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events

This is a small block with mostly long-term residents. Your courteous respect for their privacy and amenity is expected.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

6 nights minimum stay

51 Reviews

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Jo-Anne User Profile
July 2017
This Birchgrove apartment is a treasure of light, water and spectacular views (especially from the roof) only steps away from the Sydney ferry, an amazing way to travel across the city. You can reach the heart of Sydney - Circular Quay - in 17 minutes, travelling under the Sydney Harbour Bridge and past the Sydney Opera House. Gary is a fabulous host. Highly recommended.

Daryl User Profile
February 2017
5 star view on the water. So close to Sydney, yet so quiet and peaceful at the same time.

Daryl User Profile
January 2017
Feels like you are on a boat - water views from 3 sides. Very relaxing place!

Vicky User Profile
October 2016
We stay at this wonderful place for a week with amazing view. Gary is very helpful and make us an amazing first experience of Airbnb. The place is very clean and have everything we need. We would definitely recommend this beautiful place to whoever wants to visit Sydney!

Glenda User Profile
September 2016
Great apartment with extensive views and all the comforts of home. Gary was very thoughtful as a host and was easy to communicate with. The apartment is a third floor walk up with period charm and great views of the harbour. We found the listing to be accurate and parking close to the building was always available when we wanted it. We stayed with 2 young children and found it a great base.

F Dominic User Profile
August 2016
Fabulous place; great host; we were there for 7 weeks; excellent

David User Profile
January 2016
We enjoyed staying in this comfortable apartment. We would recommend this place to our friends. Gary was readily available to help with any queries.

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Wombarra, AustraliaJoined in October 2012
Gary User ProfileGary is a superhost.

Welcome! I am a semi-retired owner of an IT business and my wife, Cathy, is a physician.

We both enjoy traveling and have had plenty of adventures in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia.

Our passions are golf and cycling.

We live on the coast about an hour south of Sydney and have listed our Sydney apartment with Airbnb and, also a private apartment attached to our home in Wombarra. The apartments are used mostly by friends and family and we welcome Airbnb guests with verified profiles at other times to share the beauty of Sydney harbour and the near south coast..

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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