Spacious and Modern Potts Point Apt

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Orwell St, Sydney, NSW 2011, Australia

Designed and equipped for Airbnb visitors, the apartment is surrounded by walking streets, cafes and restaurants in an attractive village style area. We provide many handy items to enhance your visit and metro buses & trains are only minutes away.

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Designed and equipped for Airbnb visitors, the apartment is surrounded by walking streets, cafes and restaurants in an attractive village style area. We provide many handy items to enhance your visit and metro buses & trains are only minutes away.

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Designed and equipped for Airbnb visitors, the apartment is surrounded by walking streets, cafes and restaurants in an attractive village style area. We provide many handy items to enhance your visit and metro buses & trains are only minutes away.

Designed and equipped for Airbnb visitors, the apartment is surrounded by walking streets, cafes and restaurants in an attractive village style area. We provide many handy items to enhance your visit and metro buses & trains are only minutes away.

Well done, you have found one of the best locations in Sydney to stay during your visit.

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 computer and many handy items to enhance your visit. Metro buses & trains are only minutes away.

Apartment - Entire home/apt. Located on Corner Orwell St and Llankelly Place, Potts Point (Kings Cross) Sydney, NSW 2011, Australia. Check the street view to understand how great this location is.

If this apartment is booked, then take a look at our other apartment. 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 very 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.

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 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 be
- Additional linen available for 3rd Guest.

- Freshly renovated fully equipped galley
- Kettle, tea and coffee
- Fridge & Freezer
- Stove with 4 burners
- Oven
- Microwave
- 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
- Iron
- Ironing board
- Umbrellas
- Phone Chargers
- Stationary
- Picnic blanket & equipped hamper

Just in case you want more details.

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.

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 10 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.

Forget normal 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 FAQ's.

Dozens of restaurants, cafes and bars are on your doorstep. There's plenty 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 200metres); 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 hip small 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 into 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 University of Sydney. The apartment is 10 minute walk to St Vincents’ Hospital. There's unlimited wireless internet in the apartment so getting online is no problem.

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 one level up in 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, a there is a one-time $20 surcharge for the additional laundry charges we incur. One-time and not per night. We ask guests to leave $20 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 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. 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 - the location is so central this is easy. 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!

Guest Access

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 we are needed, we are happy to help.

The Neighborhood

Rich with history, culture and sophistication, Potts Point is an ideal place to stay or visit for those who want to enjoy the picturesque surroundings of a bygone era and still be close to everything Sydney has to offer.

Potts Point is 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 major attractions. Sydney Buses, taxis and Car Hire are also readily available in the immediate vicinity.
As for dining out, Victoria St, and in particular Macleay St, are dotted with a range of restaurants to suit all tastes. Kings Cross, Darlinghurst Rd offers a countless number of nightclubs, bars and theatres for those who enjoy the nightlife.

Or for the more subdued there are plenty of parks, museums and bayside charm in the neighbouring suburbs.

Getting around

Plenty of great transport is outside the door, but walking to the city is even easier than one or two stops on the train.

Other Things to Note

Most things you need are in the places you expect to find them.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $19 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $755 /week
Security Deposit: $290
Cleaning Fee: $87
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • The apartment was perfect!!! Charlotte was sympathic and the apartment has all what we needed (and even more!) Thanks for everything Charlotte!

    July 2014
  • Met Chris for check in- very friendly and helpful. Charlotte had everything you could think of to make your stay comfortable and easy in beautiful Sydney. Excellent location (awesome cafes around the corner) and easy 20 minute walk to botanical gardens and harbour. Loads of space in cupboards to store luggage if you were planning to stay longer. No complaints! Highly recommendable!

    July 2014
  • Great little place, had a great stay here - super clean and cute deco. Definintely would stay here again.

    June 2014
  • Charlotte's apartment in Potts Point was a fabulous place to stay. Arrival and departure is easy and they provided us with great info about walks and restaurants. We easily walked to all the waterfront sites and museums. Would definitely return for a longer visit if our travels bring us this way again.

    June 2014
  • Charlotte's followup contact was fantastic - frequent emails and flexible meeting arrangements to get the keys etc! Although I know the area already, if you were a complete stranger to Sydney and Potts Point you would have no worries on arrival - excellent directions from the airport to the meeting place. The apartment was excellent and very well equipped. Great location, lots of light and very comfortable. You really just need your clothes, Charlotte has thought of everything you would need for your stay- very impressed for our very first Airbnb experience. Thanks.

    June 2014
    Response from Charlotte:

    Hey Rick, thank you for your great review and feedback. Much appreciated. We would love to host you both again and you should take a look at out other apartment too. Its on the front of the building and it is equipped in much the same way. Safe travels. The other place:

    June 2014
  • The apartment was chic and cosy. Exactly as depicted. We had an easy check in as the flight arrived early and we waited for Charlotte's husband at the nearby café to help us with keys.
    There's loads of information left in the apartment which both Charlotte and Chris spent lots of time and effort in creating. It is very much appreciated, especially if you have not been to Sydney at all.
    We were there in winter and being an older building, it was quite chilly but Chris sorted us out with the electric heater.
    The building is minutes away from the supermarkets (either side of the road) & super convenient for supplies like bottled water, bread and snacks. Cafés and nearby restaurants, delis, takeaway shops and bistros are great and easy for days you don't want to use the kitchen. We found walking around to the back of the city or to the wharf a cinch. Especially the walk to Harry's Café on Wheels for pies. Or down Macleay St for other bistros.
    If you are booked on day tours, pickups from nearby King's Cross hotel are easy to get to by foot. Nearby views of the city are good for photo ops too.
    Only downside was the noise from the restaurants if you are an early-to-bed sort but it's the city and noise is expected. We were not fussed. Some people downstairs overstayed and talked late into the night but it wasn't a big problem.
    Charlotte kept up with us throughout the stay on whether we needed help and it was very sweet.
    The computer in the apartment was useful for bookings and online flight check-in. We also had one quiet night in with the DVD player so all in all, it's a fab place if you want to be near the city and have a few days out or a quiet rest night.

    June 2014
  • Great unit in a great location, with everything you need and more. Very clean and tidy unit. I will stay again and recommend it to friends. Thanks

    June 2014
  • Great apartment just off darlinghurst rd. close to cafés, bars, shops and 20 minute walk into the city

    June 2014
  • Thank - you, we had a wonderful time the apartment had everything you could need. to be fair it had more in it than our home which we had left. the location is great and you were very helpful and communicated very quickly. would stay again.

    May 2014
  • The apartment was great, and as-advertised. Clean, comfortable, close to a lot of restaurants and attractions. Easy check-in and check-out, and they had plenty of recommendations on places to go, and great restaurants to try.

    May 2014
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My husband and I live in Darlinghurst/Potts Point with our 6 year old daughter. We love meeting people from all over the world!
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