Bohemian living in Newtown central

Apartment - Private room · Rawson St, Newtown, NSW 2042, Australia

Medium sized comfy room with double bed in a two bedroom apartment in the heart of Newtown. Share bathroom and kitchen in this cool, leafy, 60’s style pad, situated in between Enmore and King, in the creative/cosmopolitan hub of Sydney.

The Space

I have a medium sized comfy room with double bed in a two bedroom apartment in the heart of Newtown, the cosmopolitan hub of Sydney. Share bathroom and kitchen in this cool, leafy, 60’s style pad, situated in between Enmore and King, the thriving main streets of our buzzy village. The living space is a boheme cushion room with a low table for relaxed eating, and armchairs for those who don’t like knee bending.We have two balcony areas as well as complimentary wifi. Come at the right time of the year and you can eat grapes straight from the vine on our north facing balcony while on the other take tea and watch all of Newtown parade on by.

We are just four minutes south of Newtown Train Station, down the interesting end of KIng, close to all the vintage, second hand, designer shops. There’s cute wine bars, yoga studios, theatres, cinemas, music venues and restaurants close by.

Would you like to eat Turkish, Vietnamese, Thai, Korean, African, Greek, Chinese, Italian, just to name a few? Listen to blues, jazz, raunchy rock and roll in live venues, go for cocktails in intimate wine bars, walk the historic Camperdown cemetery, brick works and wetlands, visit an artisan milliner, check out local galleries? Ten minutes by train to the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Circular Quay; catch a ferry to Manly, a bus to Coogee, be at Bondi Beach within 30 mins for an early morning swim.

I am a writer who travels often. I especially love traveling in Asia and like to surround myself with the souvenirs of my journeys.I’m so close to the airport taxi drivers complain about the short fare.

I love books and art and if you are an artist looking to do a residency I have garage studio you can use. I may also be interested in renting out the whole place while I am away. Meanwhile I hope I can make your stay in Newtown as enjoyable and stimulating as possible.

Guest Access

Access to kitchen for cooking, fridge and washing machine. Dry clothes on rack on east facing balcony.

Interaction with Guests

I work from home, so I am quite busy, but I love to chat with my guests and hear all about their travel adventures and give any advice they may need.

The Neighborhood

Newtown is alive with interesting people, cute shops and fabulous restaurants. It is the creative hub of Sydney.

Getting around

Train and bus to all parts of the city, and city beaches. Buy a weekly ticket for $44 for use on bus, train and ferry or multi ten.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $384 /week
Monthly Price: $1576 /month
Cleaning Fee: $10
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Thanks Jan for a great stay! Had never used Airbnb before and so was a bit tentative, but Jan is an easy-going and lovely host. Location is so convenient if you're travelling without a car as we were, few minutes walk to the station and 10 minutes from there into Central. 2 minute walk to King St too which has a really cool, quirky vibe. Felt very safe and comfortable. She is there for whatever you may need, but also gives you your space and privacy. Everything clean, wifi worked great and plenty of power points, hanging space for clothes, warm blankets etc in bedroom. Highly recommended. :) Elizabeth and Rachel

    April 2014
  • We had a great time staying with Jan in Newtown. She was very helpful with steering us to the things and places we wanted to see and do. Her suggestions about places to see in the city were spot on. We found the surrounds of Newtown to be a funky eclectic neighborhood, with lots of things happening every day.
    We would definitely come back ! Thanks Jan

    April 2014
  • My stay at Jans was nothing short of completely pleasent. The room was perfect. The location was handy to everything in newtown. Jan is warm, friendly, helpful, chatty when there was time to talk & gave space in an equally courteous manner.
    I felt very comfortable & at home. I would definitely stay with jan again!! :)

    March 2014
  • We had a very enjoyable stay with Jan in her apartment in Newtown. Great communication and instructions for our arrival. The apartment is in an awesome location in the heart of Newtown. One street away from all the action. We enjoyed the area a lot with great places to grab a bite and cool little bars for a drink. Less than 5 min walk to Newtown station with easy access to Sydney CBD. Jan was very relaxed and helpful in giving us tips on getting around and what to see and do in Sydney. The apartment is cozy, but clean and tastefully decorated. Once we settled in we felt comfortable to come and go as we liked. Would highly recommend for anyone looking for affordable accommodation in a great location. Thanks for having us Jan! X

    March 2014
  • My partner and me spent 4 Nights in Jans lovely Appartement. We really enjoyed the athmosphere and her hospitality. The room was a little home for us in busy Sydney and the perfekt base to get to know these amazing City! I can absolutly recommend the stay in Jans place and would definetly come back!

    March 2014
  • We visited Sydney from Brisbane for a quick weekend trip. We arrived very late on the Friday night and were tired and stressed from our delayed flight, but were instantly made to feel at home by Jan, who had stayed up until we arrived to let us in. She was very accommodating and efficient in showing us around and made us feel very welcome. Her place is functional and cosy, and is perfectly located in the heart of Newtown. It's just a 5-minute walk from the train station - easily accessible to and from the city and all the sights. We spent a very busy day in the CBD but also made sure to leave some time to explore Newtown, which has loads of great shops and places to eat. It has a very fun and unique vibe. We wished we'd have had more time to spend here. Thank you, Jan, for a lovely stay!

    March 2014
  • We had a perfect stay at Jan's place. It's a really nice and very comfortable flat, very close to public transports. Jan was a very welcoming host. Also the area around her place is great since there are a lot of nice little shops, cafés and restaurants.

    March 2014
  • This was a great place to stay in Sydney. Jan's instructions to her place were excellent, less than a 10 minute walk to the newtown train station. Newtown is chock full of restaurants and bars, and her place is warm and lovely. I would highly recommend her place, quite central to the city and relatively easy to get to from airport.

    March 2014
  • Hello Airbnb

    We had a great stay in Newtown with Jan. She was a great host, very welcoming, and friendly. If you are visiting Sydney I totally recommend staying with Jan in Newtown. Jan's apartment was perfectly located for us and had a real feeling of calm. We left feeling more relaxed than when we arrived.

    This was a great introduction to us for our first stay with air bnb.

    March 2014
  • Jan est une personne qui possède une fantastique culture, littéraire, en bien d'autre domaines dont celui des voyages et de la culture (website hidden) maison est un vrai musée. Nous étions admiratifs devant bon nombre d'objets. Par les autres messages qui précèdent, tout est dit. La rue commerçante est à 50 m de l'appartement. La station de train-métro à 150 m à pieds, et à 15 mn du centre ville et Opéra.
    Nous avons beaucoup visité, et notre grand regret fut de n'avoir pu passer que peu de temps avec elle. Une expérience qui reste très positive. Encore merci à elle. Christian et Catherine.

    March 2014
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I am a writer/performer who loves traveling, singing, reading, writing and hanging out with fellow creatives. I travel often to Asia to literary and performance festivals and collaborate often with Indonesian artists, musicians, and poets. I also take groups on writing retreats to Bali, Laos, Cambodia, Burma, Morocco, Fiji. I am interested in Eastern religions and culture, but have also spent time in USA and Canada in the 70's hitching from LA to Vancouver and across to Montreal, so I have a lot of great traveling stories. These days I don't hitch but I love meeting fellow travellers and exploring new places. One of my favorite destinations in Luang Prabang in Laos, I lead a writers retreat there every November. My life motto is passed down from my mother to me - Happiness through creativity.
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