Medium sized double in a comfy two bedroom apartment in the heart of Newtown. Share bathroom and kitchen in this cool, leafy, 60’s style pad, situated in the creative hub of Sydney. Ten mins to the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge. + Free parking!
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 with myself or other guest when I am away, 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.
Access to kitchen for cooking, fridge and washing machine. Dry clothes on rack on east facing balcony. Off street parking in our car park.
Interaction with Guests
As a writer 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.
Newtown is alive with interesting people, cute shops and fabulous bars and restaurants. It is the creative hub of Sydney, only ten mins by train from the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Museum of Contemporary Art. You can take a bus to Coogee Beach and do the spectacular cliff walk to Bondi. Hop on a train to the Blue Mts or take ferry trips around the harbour to explore Manly or the charms of Balmains historic houses.
Train and bus to all parts of the city (10 mins) and city beaches. Newtown Station is 4 mins walk away. Bus 2 mins walk. Buy a weekly ticket for $44 for use on bus, train and ferry even if you only stay 3- 4 days it is worth it. Off street parking available. Taxi from the airport is $30 for 2 people is cheaper than the train ($15 +$4 each).
Other Things to Note
If you love fossicking in second hand stores, vintage clothing, seeking out interesting designer shops, craft, kidsware, hanging out in funky cafes and bars... it's all here in Newtown!
No smoking inside
No excessive drinking
Consideration for others
Wash own dishes
Leave room and apartment clean and tidy.
On your check out day, if I am not here, please change the sheets and towels, leave old sheets and towels in washing machine.
Lovely location close to Sydney in Newtown area. Lots to see and do in the area . Jan was brilliant with sorting out arrangements despite not being in the area herself.
Very nice time in Newtown, best City in the world.
Thanks to Jan for her hospitality.
Harald & Heike
Jan was very welcoming and helped in whatever way she could. The description of the property was accurate and it was brilliant staying there. The neighbourhood was safe and very close to all eateries and pubs.
Jan was very welcoming and made me very comfortable. Her apartment is small, eclectic and boho. Lots of interesting books, artifacts and paintings. Jan's knowledge of Asia is just wonderful and I was thrilled to get tips from her. Jan lent me a copy of her book on Bali which I read in one night and really enjoyed it.,
Jan is a delightful host that is happy to direct you to all the great eating spots in the surrounding area. The neighbourhood has a lively youthful energy and is right near but not too close to all the action of King St. A great little hidey hole to return to each night and unwind.
Jan was a wonderful host. She was very nice and gave us lots of advice on where we should go. It was great chatting with her everyday. I really liked how the house was decorated and the room was very cozy. The house is also close to the station. I really enjoyed staying in Newtown because there were lots of great places to eat and drink coffee :) I would definitely stay at her place again!
Staying with Jan was a lovely experience. Felt very comfortable. The room was spacious. Clean. Colourful. And bed comfy. Jan is a friendly, helpful & interesting host.
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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.