About this listing
Beautifully restored 1901 house located in the inner city Sydney suburbs of Coogee/Randwick. This area is one of the most desirable parts of Sydney to live in, located in the inner eastern suburbs, it is close to beaches and also the city and harbour
Lounge and dining room (now with a bigger table and different configuration of lounges)
Also included with your stay is the use of 2 bicycles (see photo section). A lock & helmet are provided.
You will have your own private room with queen size bed.Your bedroom has high ceilings, is light and airy and is freshly painted. The room is at the front of the house and faces a small garden, there is also a balcony from the room, with north facing views, a small table & chairs. Your bedroom also has a desk & chair.The location is quiet and private.
The house is a beautiful 1901 Victorian House located on the border of Randwick & Coogee. An easy 10 minute walk to Coogee beach, Randwick Race Course, the University of NSW or Prince of Wales Hospital. A quick bus ride into the city or to other nearby beaches of Bondi, Bronte, Clovelly or Maroubra (you can also walk to these along the scenic coastal paths).
It has been newly renovated inside (a few minor things left to finish off) and soon it will have a lovely new fence outside. The bathroom and kitchen are new with modern appliances.
The house is kept clean & tidy, you will have fresh towels & new fresh sheets on your very comfortable queen size bed!
Tea, coffee & a simple breakfast (toast /jam or muesli) is included.
FYI - I am a non-smoker. A cat also lives at this house.
I need to know a bit about you before I accept a booking - please have a profile & /or send me some information when you request a booking. You also MUST have a photo & if possible a previous reviews ( either from friends or hosts where you have stayed)
You will have access to all the house (except of course my bedroom & the study at certain times). Study is not shown in photos. There is also a new outdoor area with a day bed, barbecue, table and chairs.
Interaction with Guests
I can get busy with work - but love a chat or to interact as much or as little as suits :)
The house is located on the Coogee/Randwick border - so offers the best of both suburbs. Coogee Beach and coastal swimming pools are a walk or bike ride away. Centennial park is also close by. The Spot is 5 minutes up the road - a lovely area with a fabulous Art Deco Cinema which always has a good film or 5 showing. There are also little restaurants in this area and outdoor dining. Lots of great cafes, restaurants, shops and supermarkets nearby. I am also close to University of NSW, Randwick Hospitals and Randwick Racecourse.
An excellent bus service runs regularly a few minutes walk away in each direction.
Prefer non-smokers. Absolutely no smoking in the house.
All day street parking is available (no fee) - but can be hard to find a park close by Monday - Friday (though lots of parking down the street).
Please note: Free wireless is available for your use during your stay - but you will have to provide your own computer or device. (This is for normal useage and not downloading large file sizes.)
FYI - there are a number of internet cafes nearby, on Coogee Bay Rd or Randwick shopping centre - these also have printing facilities.
Access to the house is for paying guests only. You are not permitted to invite people to your room or to the house - please respect the privacy & security of the owner.
Chantal was the best host we could imagine. She was generous and hospitable, so friendly, and interesting. Our little room was clean and bright, with warm blankets and a little verandah overlooking the bay. The home is in a great neighbourhood with buses to town 5 minutes up the road and bicycles for the energetic traveller! Very secure and safe and we felt like we were visiting a dear friend for the weekend! We can't recommend Chantal's Coogee bay beach house highly enough! Thank you and can't wait to visit again. XO
I had a lovely stay at Chantal’s home located in a peaceful area, and with easy walking distances for my needs. Everything went very smoothly throughout my stay starting with helpful hints prior to my arrival, continuing with warm welcoming, e.g. inviting for family Easter lunch, and so forth. Chantal’s home is a clean house with full of light, and with beautiful details to savor. My room had a direct access to balcony; and Chantal provided all the details needed such as visiting neighborhood or how to find things in the kitchen if I wanted to cook my meals, for instance. I loved my relaxed breakfasts at the living room enjoying bright morning sun, view, and birds singing outside. Furthermore, Chantal is a very interesting person to meet, and discuss with; and I really would like to thank for the opportunity to get to know her a little through airbnb. Thanks to Chantal for making my first airbnb stay into such a wonderful experience! And yes: I do highly recommend her place!
Chantal could not have been a more welcoming and attentive host. She is a kind and generous person, interesting and intelligent too. We would recommend her to anyone staying in Sydney- a great spot very near to The Spot and all its restaurants and shops. Also near Coogee beach which is great. We loved our stay in her lovely home.
Chantal's home is absolutely lovely and I must say that her spacious living room is my favourite place to just sit down, sip some tea, and read a book! Could not have picked a better 1st airbnb experience; I actually spent the entire week just exploring the Randwick/Coogee area given its perfect location - quiet street and yet in walking distance to the shops and beach. Chantal's a really genuine and friendly host, who's always keen to hold a conversation and get to know you. Her naturally bright home reflects her sunny disposition!
Chantal was the most welcoming and friendly host imaginable, her house is lovely, a real 'historic house' light and airy, beautifully appointed and with excellent facilities. We were made extremely welcome and everything we needed was provided. The area is great, good local facilities easy access to both leisure and city centre activities. Highly recommended and I hope we will be able to get back sometime.
This was the first time I have used Air BnB. I had a wonderful stay with Chantal. The house is exactly as it looks in the description and pictures, there were no disappointments. The house is within walking distance to the beach, restaurants and other amenities. It is also close to the bus stop.
Chantal is warm and welcoming. I would certainly recommend staying with her.
I enjoyed staying at Historic House much more than the hotel I stayed at later. Air BnB is also a lot cheaper than staying in a hotel and you get so much more value out of your stay. I encourage newbies to give it a try.
Chantal has been an amazing host. She has been incredibly flexible and accommodating for all the bumps in the road I've incurred. Her house is beautiful and in an excellent location for shops and dining. I would recommend her to everyone I know. I'm going to miss waking up to see the view from the balcony and spending my morning with Lala.
About the Host, Chantal
Creative professional.I love walking & swims in the morning. Well travelled, love of learning and meeting new people. I'm lucky to live in such a great part of Sydney - it's fabulous to live near the coast and beaches but also be close to the inner city.
The photos of the party - are the air bnb Sydney party - Cockatoo Island - the bloke with me in sunglasses is airbnb founder, Brian!
I lead a busy life, but of course happy to suggest & chat about the great things to do during your stay, typically my guests are fairly independent.