Entire home/apt
2 Guests
1 Bedroom
1 Bed
$94
Per Night
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About this listing

A stylish, centrally located apartment that really does have the biggest - and most comfortable - bed you will sleep in. Minutes from Sydney's Downtown area & only 400 meters (430 yards) form Redfern Station which gives fast access to all of Sydney.

1: Redfern Railway 2: Central Railway 3: Prince Alfred Park 4: Central Park Shopping Centre 5: University of Technology Centre  9: Australian Technology Park. The city is on your doorstep.

1: Redfern Railway 2: Central Railway 3: Prince Alfred Park 4: Central Park Shopping Centre 5: University of Technology Centre 9: Australian Technology Park. The city is on your doorstep.


The Space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 10:00 AM
Check Out: 8:00 AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Cleaning Fee: $57
Security Deposit: $219
Weekly discount: 0%
Cancellation: Strict

Description

The Space

In the past four years, I have welcomed people from Sri Lanka, Iran, Finland, Canada, South Korea, Singapore, The US, Russia, Malaysia, The Netherlands, India, Norway, New Zealand, The United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, Spain, Indonesia, Germany, Morocco, Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, Brazil, Egypt, Denmark, Hong Kong and mainland China, France, Switzerland, Japan, Dubai, Mexico, East Timor, South Africa, Austria, Thailand and Argentina! And my first Belgians have just booked, just as I have booked my first holiday to Belgium :)

You are welcome to stay at my apartment no matter what country you are from. I have hosted Muslims, Jews, Hindus, Christians, Buddhists, atheists and probably other faiths. Very GLBTI-friendly. All have been welcomed, and everyone always will be at my place. During these times when the world is on edge, travel is a wonderful way for people to connect, and for strangers to become trusted friends. Whoever you are, this can be your home in Sydney.

There is secure undercover parking available. I own two apartments on the same street, and I make this available for either apartment to book . If you are driving to Sydney or planning on booking a rental car, please let me know so I can reserve the parking for you and your family, but please be aware that this needs to be checked in advance.

From the pictures of the bedroom, it's hard to gauge just how big that bed is. Trust me, it really is the biggest bed I have ever seen. It's 230cm x 205cm or 90.5" x 81". Huge and comfortable.

This is a well-situated, modern apartment, just 12 minutes from Central Station (or five from Redfern Station). The city centre is on your doorstep, and proximity to transport means that the whole of Sydney is easily accessible. The Eastern Suburbs line goes through Redfern, so Bondi Station and the Eastern Suburbs are about 16 minutes away. Bondi and Tamarama Beach are a further 15 minutes by bus from the the station. It's a great city - and this is a great spot to explore it from. The building is five years old, and had lifts, a pool and a gym. The balcony looks westwards, and you can see the towers of the University of Sydney. From the rooftop herb and flower garden, you can watch the sun set over the city to the immediate north. The proximity to the city is one of the key reasons why people choose my apartment, but that does mean there is noise to consider. I have double glazing and heavy drapes which cut out 90% of it and you can read in the comments from guests how calm and welcoming they find the space. But if you are very sensitive to noise, I would prefer that you book my other apartment rather than have a less than stellar experience. But look to the comments from others - almost everyone raves about this apartment.

The normal check in is 10am and checkout is 8am. This is to allow for cleaning before new guests arrive - but please note that If it is just me here the night before, you can check in as earlier. Handy for early morning arrivals. Same for departure time. I'll be as flexible as I can. I have had guests leave bags here as late at 6pm on the day they check out, rather than lug them around town before heading to the airport for an evening flight. Similarly, as many flight get into Sydney at 7am, people clearing customs and getting into town at 8 are welcome to drop their bags while the cleaner makes it ready for you, and then grab a local breakfast. Please just ask!

Airbnb is about affordable travel not cheap accommodation. It's a community built on trust, local knowledge, a common interest in travel and a common believe that staying in someone's own home offers a different and superior experience when travelling. Because of this - and the huge costs of Sydney real estate - I am not able to discount.

Ministers, atheists, IT professionals, professional skiers, professional yachtswomen and yachtsmen, artists, social workers, jewellers, accountants, people on their 10th wedding anniversary, 25th wedding anniversary, gay couples, single parents, toddlers, teenagers, film makers, family reunions, old-friend reunions, nurses, business owners, builders, retirees taking a whole year off to enjoy each other's company as they travel the world.

Not a bad word from any of them, not a bad word about any of them. The world which comes through your door as an Airbnb host makes my heart soar.

Guest Access

Living Room:

LCD TV & DVD/BluRay with good selection of quality movies
Hi speed wireless Wifi
Tastefully & comfortably furnished
Large King Furniture chaise longue style sofa for comfortable relaxing and viewing

Kitchen:

Dishwasher
Fridge/Freezer
Microwave
Oven/grill
Expresso machine
Crockery, cutlery, utensils, pots, pans etc.

Bedroom:

Hotel quality bed, bigger than a King size, with deep, comfortable latex mattress
Linen, pillows and towels included
Large built-in wardrobe with drawers available for my guests

Bathroom:

Full bath, and shower
Towels included
Hair dryer

Laundry:

Washing Machine and Dryer
Clothes rack
Iron and ironing board

Interaction with Guests

The apartment is offered in its entirety. You have the whole place to yourselves! Keys are left in a secure safe for guests who arrive at different times in case my cleaner and I are not around. I try and meet all of my guests at some stage of their stay, as I feel that is is an important aspect of being a host. As well as providing an apartment, I want to welcome you to my city.

The Neighborhood

Proximity to the city! You cannot beat the neighbourhoods which abut the Downtown for convenience, and Redfern Station is one of the best for getting EVERYWHERE in Sydney. I love the history, the architecture, the mix of people from every imaginable culture who live side by side on this very modern Sydney village.

Redfern is one of the oldest areas in Sydney, and yet this place is so quiet considering how close it is to the middle of Sydney. It's a mix of 19th century terrace houses, conversions and new apartment developments. The area was down-at-heels for years (think New York's Lower East Side), but its proximity to the city and intact history has seen it blossom into a new, funky area (wall to wall retro furniture shops and new small bars) in the last 10 years.

The city centre is on your doorstep, and two major railways stations within a five minute walk means that the whole of Sydney is easily accessible. The Eastern Suburbs line goes through Redfern, so Bondi Station and the Eastern Suburbs are about 16 minutes away. Bondi and Tamarama Beach are a further 15 minutes by bus from the station. It's a great city - and this is a great spot to explore it from.

In 10 minutes, you are in the CBD, 20 minutes to Darling Harbour (where my college is located) 40 minute comfortable stroll along George St to the Harbour Bridge (I never get tired of riding across that!) or The Sydney Opera House (up there with Empire State, Big Ben, and the Eiffel Tower as amazing architecture which defines a city!)

So close to everything, and yet so quiet and peaceful!

Getting Around

In 10 minutes, you are in the CBD, 20 minutes to Darling Harbour (where my college is located) 40 minute comfortable stroll along George St to the Harbour Bridge (I never get tired of riding across that!) or The Sydney Opera House (up there with Empire State, Big Ben, and the Eiffel Tower as amazing architecture which defines a city!)

Free parking is on offer, but please ask BEFORE BOOKING, as I share between two apartments. If no one has already requested it, it is yours at no further cost!

So close to everything, and yet so quiet and peaceful!

Other Things to Note

I also provide tea, coffee (with your own espresso machine), cereal and fresh milk for your breakfast.

Please cook! The pantry is also well stocked with spices, rice and pasta, oils, tinned tomatoes etc. I am happy to make this available on an honesty system - feel free to help yourself but please replace what you use. No need to replace oils, spices etc if you use the last of the container. Just leave me a note of what to stock up on again! I want to make your stay effortless.

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House Rules

This is a lovely, friendly building. All I ask is that you respect my home, and my neighbours with some simple guidelines:

This is a smoke-free building. Please don't smoke except on the balcony, and if you do so, please shut the door so smoke does not blow in. Also, don't smoke the public areas in front of the door, but you can on the rooftop terrace if you take your butts down to the garbage.

Respect the space and the things in it.

Please don't use illegal drugs in the house.

Please don't invite visitors (strangers) into the apartment - although friends are welcome to visit. No overnight guests except those registered in advance.

Please be courteous and kind. Hosting requires a good relationship with my neighbours.

Please talk quietly in the hallways and use inside voices in the apartment. When moving in and out, please be aware of the noise of bags on wheels on hard surface as you maybe arriving early or departing late, and going past my neighbours' bedrooms.

The apartment building is quiet, with nice neighbours,so please be respectful of them with noise. If you need assistance, please contact me - not people who also live here. it is not their responsibility to help put so please ensure that you have my contact details with you at all times. I endeavour to keep my phone on and in rage if I am not teaching. So far there has not been an issue but I want to ensure that there is no impact on my neighbours from me having vacationing guests.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
First Aid Kit

Availability
1 night minimum stay.
From Dec 01, 2015 - Feb 28, 2016 the minimum stay is 2 nights.
The shimmering drapes reflect the subtle metal effect of the wallpaper in the bedroom and in the entrance lobby.

The shimmering drapes reflect the subtle metal effect of the wallpaper in the bedroom and in the entrance lobby.

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