Sydney City Home with Harbour Views

House - Private room · Bowman St, Pyrmont, NSW 2009, Australia

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G'Day from Sydney!

Thanks for coming to check out our listing :)
We have another btw... http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/12351 if this one is unavailable. It's called "Sydney City & Harbour at the door"; a queen bed in our second bedroom...

As we were among the first AirBnB'ers in Sydney (travellers + hosts) we've developed quite an extensive profile based on all the guest questions we've answered. Reading through the description, and the "House Rules" (Next tab across from the "Amenities" tab), you'll find all the important information you need... Feel free to send us a message with any question you have about us, our home, Pyrmont, Sydney, or AirBnB... We'd love to hear from you! :D

Your room: Private attic room Double SOFA bed with new, thick (4 inch), inner spring mattress All linen, pillows, blankets, bath towels, etc, provided too Best Sydney Harbour view from the house Fully air-conditioned Free WiFi
 Alarm clock

Breakfast included: Breakfasty things and tasty treats Bread from Jean-Marc, the local baker Total access to "the Seinfeld cupboard" All the Vegemite you can handle Teas & coffees: We're espresso fiends, please don't blame us if you leave our place fully wired, or addicted to Single Origin ;p

Your Sydney Home: Amazing views of the Sydney Harbour, White Bay, and Glebe Island Fully self contained, three level terrace house, Only 2 minutes walk from the centre of Pyrmont Just minutes walk from everything Sydney offers Close to Airport & all public transport Quiet street Outdoor deck with seating and water views Fully air-conditioned Free WiFi throughout the entire house Guest access to Apple desktop with IPTV and VoIP calls Printer so you can print your tickets

 Free local phone calls Fully equipped kitchen Plus the staples - oils, salts & peppers, vinegars, flours, etc Free use of the laundry: Front load washer and dryer The coolest little dog

Because the house is on three levels, and the stairs are steep, we wouldn't recommend the property for people who like to travel with lots of luggage, big people, people with any mobility issues, or for children.

We also have a little dog (a Pomeranian), so again, not recommended for those with allergies or aversions.

We'll provide you with keys, and there's easy (and secure) access, so you can come and go as you please. We work from home, so there's generally always someone around.

Guest Bathroom (shared): Shower with instant (full pressure) hot water
 Hair-dryer Towels provided
 A vast array of hotel shampoos, conditioners, and soaps
 Forgotten something? We've a little stockpile of toothbrushes, razors, toothpaste, sunscreens, etc that you can grab if you really need them too

Pyrmont - An Inner City Village of Sydney: Relaxed community feel with an inner city vibe Think Brooklyn before the Hipsters Pyrmont is only about 2kms from the centre of Sydney Extensive range of local restaurants, wine bars, and pubs Some seriously good baristas and cafes Five star fine dining right through to greasy-spoon takeaways Some of Australia's finest dining restaurants within easy reach Darling Harbour and Cockle Bay Exhibition and Convention Centres
 Pyrmont Point Park Jones Bay Wharf Star Casino - Food Halls, Bars, and the Lyric Theatre Powerhouse Museum
 National Maritime Museum Best grocer/fromagerie in Sydney (Simon Johnson's) Also a great wine-merchant on the end of our street Fantastic deli Signorelli Gastronomia round the corner Food stores, grocery, and supermarkets
 Pyrmont Growers Market 1st Saturday monthly; farm direct & artisan foodies

Pyrmont was once a thriving industrial waterfront / working port area with ship-building, factories and wool-stores. Over the last decade there's been a considerable influx of new residents and commercial / residential development that has transformed the area into a trendy mix of inner city residents and commercial HQs. For example (website hidden) has their Sydney office just down the road, as is Fairfax Media, NOKIA, and the Seven Network (TV). Media Production houses, boutique cable TV channels, etc.

The UTS campus, the ABC's Ultimo headquarters (Australia's National Broadcaster), the Sydney Convention Centre, and the Sydney Entertainment Centre, are all within walking distance. Sydney University is about 20 minutes walk away (only 10 mins in a cab or bus).

Eat, Drink, and be merry:
Being ex-restaurateurs we'd be more than happy to point you in the right direction for a great meal in Sydney. And there's plenty on tap too. You can't walk more than a block in any direction without walking into the front bar of a local pub, or a wine bar, or a great cafe, or restaurant…

To give you an idea, there's seven of Australia's top restaurants within easy walking distance (Quay, Tetsuya, Est., Bilson's, Rockpool, Becasse, & Guillaume At Bennelong).

And with a full range of cafes and restaurants in between, right through to the cheap & cheerful Harry's Cafe de Wheels (a late night Sydney institution), Noodle King, and all the vibrant offerings of Chinatown there's no end of options... Modern Australian, Persian, Goan, Japanese, Indonesian, Malay, Italian, Indian... All at our door

Must do's in Pyrmont include Pyrama, XXII, Gallon, Hannah's Pies, Blue Eye Dragon, Made in Italy, and 1945

Really close - Sydney CBD & the other inner city villages: An easy 10 minute walk into the city centre Shopping: QVB, TGV, etc… "Lacroix Sweetie Lacroix" Circular Quay, the Sydney Opera House, and BridgeClimb King Street Wharf Museum of Contemporary Art Art Gallery of NSW Sydney Museum Hyde Park Botanic Gardens
 Chinatown, Paddy's Markets, and the Chinese Gardens
 Surry Hills Paddington The historic Rocks area Kings Cross CarriageWorks Famers Markets @ Everleigh every Saturday



Public transport right at the door - excellent services late into the night (weekends too
) City bus every 10 minutes Trams every 12 minutes Mono-rail (better than Shelbyville's)
 Ferries from Darling Harbour
 and Circular Quay Trains from Town Hall, Central, and Wynyard


Transport options are great: tram, mono-rail, and buses are all pretty much at the doorstep, and a main Sydney City (Town Hall) & train station is only 10 minutes walk away too. Central Station is 15 - 20 minutes walk (5 mins by bus or tram).

Airports:
The international and Domestic airports are only about 15 - 20 minutes drive away (longer during traffic peaks), again, all easily accessible by public transport too.

We'll send you maps and full details when we confirm your booking.

--> Please only make a reservation request for the exact (and complete) dates that you require. You can use the Calendar Tab on our listing to see our availability month by month. If the dates you require are not showing as available on that calendar, it's because we're booked for those dates... Sorry :(

--> Please see the "House Rules" Tab for more info & check in/bag drop details, etc. Best to chat with us about your intended arrival time before you make a reservation request. :)

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--> We're much more likely to accept requests from AirBnB'ers with profiles, friends, & recommendations, etc. In the same way you feel more comfortable knowing more about the people you're staying with, we do too. :)

Please just send us a message if you've any questions about staying with us, or visiting Sydney.

cheers,

Vinh & Stuart

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Pull-out Sofa
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 0
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $639 /week
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Pet Owner: Dog(s)

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  • The reservation was canceled 2 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    April 2014
  • Vinh And Stu were LOVELY hosts and they really made our stay enjoyable. I felt like i was home away from home. Also Kenji their little dog is the most GORGEOUS dog in the world. Thank you for a wonderful stay. I will definitely stay again when i'm next in town.

    March 2014
  • Vihn & Stuart were amazing hosts! Their home was beautiful and clean and they made me very comfortable. The location was amazing and the view from my room was perfect for a relaxing Australian holiday!
    The area was perfect for easy access to all the sights in Sydney and Vihn was great at helping with suggestions and booking information for tours.
    I would definitely stay with them again (and am when I come back at the end of my trip!).

    March 2014
  • Vinh and Stuart were great hosts. Everything was exactly the way they described it. From our room, you had a great view on the harbour. They keep their home clean and tidy. We were able to use the kitchen. It takes you 10 min to reach the city, which is really close. The area is great for going jogging, which I did the other day. You can run along the harbour. Next time we are in Sydney, we would definitely want to stay with them again.

    March 2014
  • It was a real pleasure staying with Vinh, Stuart and Kenji :-) Both the house and its location are absolutely awesome and we enjoyed every minute there! Vinh and Stuart were really flexible regarding our arrival time and welcomed us very warmly. Both the room and the breakfast were superb and we had always everything we needed including good and thoughtful discussions with our hosts. We can only 'highliest' recommend this accommodation to anybody visiting Sydney!!!!!

    February 2014
  • Vinh and Stuart were great hosts.

    Friendly, flexible and helpful so perfect to a short time in Sydney. The accommodation is very confortable and close to the CBD? It's definitely a good place to stay !

    February 2014
  • Our stay with Vinh+Stuart was like beeing with friends, they made us feel like coming home! Its a great place to explore the city, easily in a walking distance to Darling harbour and a bus stop just in front of the door to the center...
    The free brekkie was awsome (Vegemite!!!) and we could use their kitchen for cooking diner.
    The room was very clean and the private bathroom was great!
    We had enough privacy but also nice talks with Vinh and Stuart and of cause with Kenji ;-)
    Highly recommend for your stay in Sydney!

    February 2014
  • Excellent position to enable you to explore the city. The house is very clean and tidy with every facility for you to use. We only met Vin who is a very chatty likeable host and with a great knowledge of what to do in and around the city. We had a great time here thanks to Vin.

    January 2014
  • I stayed 2 nights during end -January at Vinh's+ Stuart's house. It couldn't have been better. My room + house was clean and comfortable and the location was very very convenient. Vinh was a very hospitable, discreet and interesting person to meet. I would definitely consider staying at their place again. Highly recomended!!

    January 2014
  • Dear Vinh, thank you so much for having us. We had a wonderful time at your home. Great place to stay when you want to discover Sydney. We enjoyed it very much!

    January 2014
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G'Day from Australia! He's Vinh, and I'm Stuart... We're big fans of AirBnB having used it when traveling in the USA not long after AirBnB first started. Since then we've enjoyed traveling with AirBnB across the US, around Australia, in Hong Kong, and also in Vietnam. As guests we're always out & about most of the time and won't be intruding too much. We're neat & tidy and vibrant conversationalists... We're business coaches and small business owners. My partner Vinh is a keen traveler who works a lot with artists and designers in his coaching practice. He's the energetic, vibrant one... I lived in Bolivia for a year as a young man just out of school and have worked in social enterprises and not for profits over the years. I'm the more serious, bookish one (with a wicked sense of humour though). Currently working in financial services too... One of the things we're keen to do is catch up with some social entrepreneurs, not for profits, and microfinanciers, while we're in town... We're particularly interested social enterprise. and small business incubators & mentoring projects. More that happy to answer any questions that you may have. All the best, Vinh & Stuart Australia
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