About this listing
Stay on the fringe of the CBD in an award winning apartment complex. Great fully furnished apartment with comfortable, firm queen size bed, Plenty of storage space. Good size bathroom with bath/shower & vanity, internal laundry, fully functional kitchen (with dishwasher, gas top stove & microwave) and a comfy lounge & dining area. Wi-Fi access, 40” HD TV. Sit on the 7th floor balcony and have a cuppa or a glass of wine and enjoy the view back to the city overlooking Edward Resch park.
The area: The bustling trendy cusp of East Redfern and Waterloo. Perfectly situated between the city and the beach. There is a fantastic new supermarket right on the doorstep and plenty of great cafes, restaurants and take away food places. The art & design precinct of Dank St is just one block away and has great cafes, galleries & homeware shops, including the famous Sonoma Bakery & Wah Wah Lounge. It’s a short cab ride from the airport – domestic & international. The Entertainment Quarter with its cinema complex and markets is a 20 minute walk away through Moore Park.
The City Centre is 3ks away, the frequent bus service is 1 block away and they take you through the city down to Circular Quay & The Opera House. You can easily walk to Hyde Park through the iconic suburb of Surry Hills with its restaurants, cafes, eclectic small bars & unique shops.
For those of you who like to keep fit while on holiday, the complex has a 25m outdoor pool with plenty of room around it for sunbathing, there is a gym next to the pool and for the joggers among you, the apartment is right next to Moore Park which leads into the stunning Centennial Park. And its just a short walk to Moore Park Golf Course & driving range.
The complex has 24 hour security and there is almost always parking available. The apartment is west facing and can get very warm on hot summer evening, there is no air con but there are block out blinds and fans. Also there are screens on all the windows and balcony so you can open them up completely and not have to worry about being woken up by a mosquito.
I rent out my apartment when I travel or house sit for friends. There is a possibility that I can rent out my place for short term stays (mid week being easier) and I can stay with friends. If you are looking for something for a few days, message me, I may be able to assist. Cheers
Interaction with Guests
I will not be present when guests are staying. I will meet guests to let them in and give them a tour. They are free to contact me with any questions they may have during their stay.
I love that I have everything I need on my doorstep and don't need to leave the neighbourhood on the weekend if I don't need to. I have put together a booklet of what the area has to offer that guests can use while they are here.
Personal favourites are St Jude cafe, Wah Wah Lounge, Maya De Dhaba Indian restaurant, Tapas at The Carrington Hotel and restaurant, Bourke St Bakery.
There is a big new Coles Supermarket right on the doorstep open from 7am until 11pm most nights. The complex has a great wine shop called Vine and the staff are incredibly helpful and knowledgeable.
There is a bus stop diagonally opposite the apartment complex. The (phone number hidden) busses take you through the city to Circular Quay and the M20 takes you to Central Railway Station. These buses are very frequent. The M20 is a prepay bus, you cannot pay with cash and must have a ticket before boarding. The newsagent between the complex and the bus stop (right next to Coles Supermarket) sells travel ten tickets which give you 10 trips on the bus.
It is a 20/25 minute walk to Central Railway Station where the vast majority of city & State trains go through.
Bourke St is one of the main accesses to Sydney Airport and there are always cabs available right outside.
This is not an area where you need a car. If you have one there is nearly always parking in the complex.
Smoking on balcony only, no pets, no partying. Minimum 2 night stay. 2 guests sharing only. No extra guests allowed without being previously discussed.
Barry made everything possible for a fantastic stay in a great location. It is the little things that make the difference and Barry has excelled in making us more than welcome and our stay very comfortable.
We highly recommend this apartment and host for a fantastic stay in Sydney. Great transport, supermarkets and restaurants at your door. Most enjoyable. Will always come back.
Lovely apartment which was exactly as described. Barry was a fantastic host. Highly recommended!
Barry was a wonderful host. He answered all our questions promptly and thoroughly and when we arrived he gave us a tour, tips and a guidebook! The apartment is very clean and well-equipped (especially in the kitchen) and very convenient. There were tonnes of cafes and restaurants on our doorstep and the lovely neighbourhoods of Surry Hills and Redfern are walking distance; and an added bonus of a lovely city view from the balcony! I would highly recommend a stay in Barry's apartment if you are looking to spend some time in the city, away from the noise and bustle.
Es war ein perfekter Aufenthalt in Barrys Apartment. Der Empfang war sehr herzlich und die Wohnung hat alle Erwartungen übertroffen. Es war sehr sauber, wir durften sämtliche Einrichtungen inkl. Wlan benutzen und Barry hat uns sogar Lebensmittel zur Verfügung gestellt. Barry hat auch ähnlich wie in einem Hotel eine Empfangsmappe mit sämtlichen Infos bereit gestellt. Zudem haben wir es sehr geschätzt, dass wir das Apartment am Tag der Abreise bis zum Abend nutzen durften. Die Lage war super, vom Balkon toller Ausblick auf die Skyline. Mit dem Bus alles sehr gut zu erreichen und genügend Einkaufsmöglichkeiten und Restaurants in naher Umgebung.
Barry was an excellent host. The apartment was well presented, and really convenient. The parking facilities were great, as a secure park was available in addition to off-street guest parking. The swimming was a refreshing bonus. Barry replied promptly to all our inquiries and was very helpful on all counts. He went above and beyond to ensure our stay was comfortable.
Barry was very accommodating and met our every wish with ease. His apartment is very well located and close to everything and meets every expectation. We were very pleased with the quality and luxury of the apartment and advise highly if every you wish to stay in Sydney.
Booking with Barry was a breeze. He responded to my initial inquiry immediately. It was my first time using AirBnB so after I shared my verifications, Barry helped us with the booking.
The apartment is exactly as described in the ad. Its a beautiful and very comfortable home, well-located in the Surry Hills area, with excellent access to Centennial Park and buses into the CBD.
Barry got up early on the Saturday morning to help us settle in after arriving on the overnight flight. He was very welcoming and friendly and make it very clear that we could contact him at any time for any problem/questions we had. During our week's stay, we had no issues at all, and any questions we might have had were addressed in a helpful booklet left by Barry.
Barry also makes you feel very welcome in the details. When we arrived, there was milk and tea for our use. The kitchen is well-stocked with ingredients, spices, pans, as it's clear he himself is a handy cook.
Staying at Barry's was an unforgettable and excellent primer AirBnB experience. I very very highly recommend Barry and his apartment for anyone visiting beautiful Sydney!
About the Host, Barry
Grew up in Wales UK, lived in London, Boston and now settled in Sydney Australia. Love to travel and have at least 1 major overseas holiday a year. Sales Professional and a part time student. Love to get out and explore nature, experience different cultures, taste new foods, hear new sounds, make new friends.