Sydney City Home with Harbour Views

House - Private room · Bowman St, Pyrmont, NSW 2009, Australia
Your host, Vinh+Stuart
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We'd appreciate a message & please say hello *before* you make your reservation request... It'll help speed things up, and smooth things out... oh, and read the bits about check in/bag drops (check in/bag drops after 6.30pm)

G'Day from Sydney!

Thanks for coming to check out our listing :)
We have another btw... 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, (email hidden), 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).

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. :)

--> Please send a message before you make your reservation request

--> 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.


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: $609 /week
Check In: 6:00 PM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Great location, adorable people, I had a great stay at Vinh and Stuart place. The neighborhood is lovely and is at a walkable distance from Darling Harbor. Transports are close by and the house is very neat! Happy Days!

    June 2014
  • We had a great time at Vinh and Stewart's! The place is in a fantastic location. Pyrmont also has a bunch of cool restaurants and is super close to Darling Harbour and the city. The open plan / attic room was cosy and lovely. :) Thanks for hosting us!

    June 2014
  • We had a wonderful stay at Vinh and Stuart's - they were very welcoming. It was a very comfortable and clean room and the location was convenient for walking (but there are also a lot of public transport options nearby). Plus, their dog Kenji was adorable! Thanks for hosting us!

    June 2014
  • Vinh and Stuart (and Kenji) were warm, welcoming hosts, offering tons of great tips about getting to and from their home and the Sydney cites. The whole home was immaculate, and Vinh treated us to delicious espresso and breakfast every day. It will be tough to find another place that comes close to this phenomenal experience. Thank you so much! Hopefully we can get back again soon.

    June 2014
  • We didn't meet Stuart, but Vinh was the perfect host. The house was easy to find, easy public transport access, close to the city, lovely area, quiet and relaxing. Vinh is absolutely gorgeous - he welcomed us and had all the info we needed, he is so easy to chat with and also respected our space and privacy.
    Kenji was so cute and cuddly, but not "in your face" at all (unless invited) - he helped me not miss my four legged mate so much. Staying at Vinh and Stuart's totally enhanced our Sydney trip - thanks so much : )

    May 2014
  • Vinh was a awesome host! The house has an interesting background and Vinh told us all about it. Location was very good, and we walked to the city center everyday. (about 20 minutes), there are small and good restaurants just down the street and the Casino is not far away. Walking back one night in the calm neighborhood, we saw a hairy tailed opossum ! The bedroom was very spacious. We loved the coffee machine but even better the milk foamer (we didn't even know that existed !). Vinh is fun to talk to and is very helpful giving us information and directions. We would definitely recommend as hosts and will be delighted to have them as guests in our home.

    May 2014
  • I had a great time staying at Vinh and Stuart's place in Pyrmont. Communication and booking was really easy, and the house was convenient to everywhere you could need to go in central Sydney, even returning later at night. The house was clean, and Vinh was very friendly (I didn't meet Stuart). Definitely recommended. Thanks

    April 2014
  • 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
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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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