Well done, you have found one of the best locations in Sydney to stay during your visit. Surrounded by walking streets, Potts Point is a vibrant "inner city village" with many of restaurants and transport options.
Designed and equipped for Airbnb visitors, the apartment is surrounded by walking streets, cafes and restaurants in an attractive village style area. We provide a high-quality bed (picture included), computer and many handy items to enhance your visit. Metro buses & trains are only minutes away. Daily visitor car parking vouchers are available on request.
Apartment - Entire home/apt. This apartment is clean and well located on Corner Orwell St and Llankelly Place, Potts Point (Kings Cross) Sydney, NSW 2011, Australia. Check the street view to see how central this location is within Sydney.
If this apartment is booked out, then take a look at our other apartment show in the last image of this listing. It's a similar style and less than 50 metres away.
This furnished holiday apartment is central to Potts Point, which is the best inner-city village area in Sydney. Previous guests consistently review the apartment as well-equipped, perfectly situated, serene, homely and clean.
Spacious with a separate living area, this apartment is surrounded by walking streets, cafes, markets, bars, restaurants, deli’s, supermarkets, local shops, Saturday organic markets and a cosmopolitan neighbourhood. Well-reputed Room 10 Café is just downstairs. A short walk will get you to Victoria Street, the city centre, Sydney Harbour, Opera House, NSW Art Gallery, Australian Museum, beautiful parks and excellent public transport is minutes away. We can even introduce you to an excellent Surfing School in Bondi!
Our overall aim is to help you enjoy the apartment and surrounding area as much as we do. It has everything you will need for a comfortable stay, and it is professionally cleaned to a high standard for two full hours before each guest. And if there is something we can do to make it more enjoyable, we are only 5 minutes away. Check in and check out times can be flexible with availability, just let us know, and we can work it out :)
★ ★ Key Features ★ ★:
- Free UNLIMITED ADSL2+ Internet and WiFi
- iMac Computer for video calls, email and the Internet
- Free local calls on Land Line Telephone
- A mobile phone (just recharge or add your SIM)
- Digital LCD TV
- DVD player (in TV) and includes many DVDs titles
- Conran Dock for iPod, iPhone, Bluetooth & Cable
- Light filled windows
- Sofa-bed folds down for additional guest.
- Extra linen available for 3rd Guest Included for 3 guests.
- Sofa Bed use is for a one-time fee of $25 if you book for 2 guests.
- Freshly renovated fully equipped galley
- Kettle, tea and coffee
- Fridge & Freezer
- Stove with 4 burners
- Cutlery, utensils, pots, pans, oil, condiments, etc.
- Breakfast table
- Comfortable quality queen-size bed
- Separate from with door
- Quality Linens included and four pillows
- Walk through to bathroom
- Built in wardrobes
- Full-size bathroom
- Full-size bath
- Freshly renovated with shower & bath combined
- Towels included
- Hair dryer
- First aid kit
- Access to Washing Machine and Dryer
- Ironing board
- Phone Chargers
- Picnic blanket & equipped hamper
Just in case you want more details, please read on.
ABOUT THE LOCATION:
Rich with local history, culture and sophistication, Potts Point is an ideal place to stay or visit. Situated within Sydney City, just a short 20-minute walk to the CBD and a stone's throw from Kings Cross Railway Station, so you can easily catch a train to some of Sydney's beaches major attractions. Sydney Buses, Taxis and Car Share / Hire are also readily available in the immediate vicinity. Daily visitor car parking vouchers are available on request.
☺ PERSONAL SAFETY?
We live in the area with our six-year-old daughter, as does many young families these days. Macleay Street has gentrified over the last ten years, and Potts Point is one of the most on-trend and affluent areas of Sydney. The area is highly populated and using simple common sense it's easy to stay safe.
CAR SHARE IS AVAILABLE!
Forget car rentals. Highly recommended and right outside the front door are two "GoGet" car-share "pods" and there are more than 20 GoGet cars within a two-minute walk. No need to worry about parking when you get back to the apartment if you sign up for these share cars - parking is free! Foreign licences are accepted, we will give you the address for the information pack and activation card. You should register before you leave home. Search for GoGet car share Sydney. Look for the FAQs. ASK US FOR OUR EXCLUSIVE PROMO CODE TO SAVE THE $50 JOINING FEE!
Dozens of restaurants, cafes and bars are on your doorstep. Plenty is happening in the area, and some of Sydney's best restaurants are a short walk (Otto - at the Finger Wharf, or Macleay Street Bistro, down the road, just two examples). One of Sydney's best new cafes (Room 10 - Voted in SMH Good Cafe Guide) is 10m from your door, and there are loads of great places to eat and drink nearby.
Wilbur’s Place (100m) and Bourke Street Bakery (200m) are just around the corner. You’re also just a short walk to the Italian hub of Stanley Street; a 20 min walk into the city, via the Domain and Hyde Park; a 20-minute walk (or less) to trendy Surry Hills. I’ll leave you a list of my favourite eating spots on check in.
The apartment is 100 metres from the excellent Harris Farm supermarket (or there's an even bigger supermarket within 200 metres), and there's a Farmers’ Market every Saturday only 80m walk away. I'll also leave the kitchen all set up with oil, vinegar, etc. so you can just focus on the main ingredients.
There's even a high-end caterer - "Sides & Main" - on your street, selling gourmet meals from their shop-front, so if you are too lazy to cook but want to eat in. Too easy.
Everyone knows neighbouring Kings Cross is famous for nightlife, but you may NOT know that its areas (Potts Point, Darlinghurst, Woollomoolloo and East Sydney) include some of Sydney's best areas to eat and drink in, all within a 5-minute walk. There are lots of small hip bars in the area - including on fabulous Llankelly Place, just near your building.
You can also walk 10 minutes to Oxford Street clubs, or just 20 minutes to the centre of Sydney (Rocks, Circular Quay, etc.). I'll give you plenty of tips on arrival.
If you like your nightlife more serene Govindas lounge cinema is about 5 minutes up the road, the Old Fitzroy Pub (so much character!) has a cheap theatre attached, and a great vibe. There are also numerous other local theatres and cinemas within walking distance. (I’ll leave you a few suggestions for all of this on check in).
Walk to Hyde Park or the Botanic Gardens; the Opera House (probably 30 minutes, via Hyde Park and the Botanic Gardens); or short bus/train to Bondi Beach or other eastern suburbs beaches. Potts Point is in Sydney’s centre but has easy access to beaches, the famous Bondi-Bronte walk, and Sydney Harbour (I’ll leave you tips with my favourite picnic spots and nearby walks).
Walk into the city, so easy! Potts Point is walking distance to George Street and the main centre of Sydney. The apartment is also about 15 minutes walk UNSW’s College of Fine Arts on Oxford Street, a quick bus to UNSW, easy commute to The University of Sydney. The apartment is a 10-minute walk to St Vincents’ Hospital. There's unlimited wireless internet in the apartment so getting online is no problem.
GYM'S, YOGA & PILATES?
The apartment is located on the same street as P.E. Dept Gym and Fitness First is 5 minutes away. There are also a few boutique Yoga and Pilates classes in the local area. Just tell us what you want to do, and we will advise you on some of the options.
The Potts Point apartment IS up three levels of stairs. That's 60 steps in total folks. No problem for healthy adults (whoever checks you in will be happy to assist you with bags), but just letting you know...
Washing machine and dryer are one level up in the building (coin operated). Plus I've installed a great drying rack in the bathroom in case you want to handwash anything.
Yes, there IS a hairdryer!
iMac Computer is provided with ADSL2+ WiFi internet, of course!
Also unlimited free local calls available on the land-line telephone.
If you require extra bedding for the sofa bed and you are not paying for a third guest, there is a one-time $25 surcharge for the additional laundry charges we incur. One-time and not per night. An Infant cot is also available for a one-time $25 fee. We ask guests to leave $25 on the table for our cleaners who manages the laundry services.
The extra bedding set for the 3rd guest comprises of 1 x flat sheet + 1 x fitted sheet + 1 duvet cover + 1 x duvet + 2 x pillow covers and pillows. There are also a couple of soft blankets to put under and over the bedding for extra comfort.
The location is superb, but the Kings Cross area IS busy on a Friday/Saturday night. This is an action-packed part of town; one reason it's great to stay here. While the apartment itself is quiet, and I doubt you'll ever hear the neighbours, you might hear some noise from the street at night on the weekends. I think the location is totally worth it, but forewarned is forearmed, so they say!
Cars - Parking is available nearby but is a hassle, and it's expensive. Daily visitor car parking vouchers are available on request with a fee. Car rental locations are close by and GoGet car share is easy and available close by. Locals walk everywhere or use the buses and trains as the location is central and easy to navigate. If you have a car, I'll give you tips on where to park long-term, and it's less than 5 minutes walk away. Kings Cross train station is only 300m walk away from the apartment.
There are windows, but sorry, no view. Although this place is so close to the city you can see the Harbour Bridge from the laundry room (see, washing IS worthwhile), and Centerpoint tower from Orwell Street outside. However you don't need them through a window - they're just walking distance away!
Guests have access to everything shown in the images. Umbrellas, picnic baskets, picnic blankets, power adapters, fans, heaters, sleeping masks, first-aid kits, hairdryers, sewing kits, laundry and the list goes on. Your suggestions are also welcome on how we could improve this holiday apartment.
Interaction with guests
We value your privacy, so we leave you to get on with your visit. We aim to greet, show you what you need to know, answer your questions, and then leave you to it. We are less than 10 minutes away, and if required, we are happy to help.
Other things to note
Most things you need are in the places you expect to find them.
- Please be respectful of other residents in the building and keep the noise down after about 10pm.
- If there are any problems during your stay, just let me know. Either way, we'll do our best to sort things out.
- Absolutely no smoking, including hanging outside the window! This is important and ignoring this rule will affect your security deposit.
- We really appreciate it if you can leave the place reasonably clean on your departure. My cleaner does a great job, but it's much nicer for if you guys leave your dishes done etc. so she can just focus on cleaning and restocking things like tea and coffee for the next guest :)
- As already stated in the notes and house rules, if you require extra bedding for the sofa bed and you are not paying for a third guest, there is a one-time $25 surcharge for the additional laundry charges we incur. One-time and not per night. Cot use is also a one-time fee of $25. We ask guests to leave $25 on the table for our cleaners who manages the laundry services.
- A lost key fee will be deducted from the deposit at $120 for each set. This is our actual cost, as the security key alone is $100 to replace via the building Management.
- If you require check-in after 5:30pm, you may need to do a 'self-check-in'. Its easy and fully documented for you - ask if you needed it. We will try be there, but we have a young family too.
- Now relax, enough boring details - get out of the rules and back to the fun part of planning your holiday!
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