About this listing
The perfect tropical sanctuary - a spacious room in a modern, light and airy apartment nestled among palm tree tops in the corner of Darwin's stunning esplanade, overlooking the seaside park's lush gardens and the apartment complex pool - a stone's throw from tourist adventures as well as cafes, restaurants and nightlife.
A fully furnished bedroom in the heart of Darwin city.
The room is in a spacious three-bedroom apartment nestled in the quiet western corner of Darwin's CBD overlooking tropical parklands on the city esplanade.
The second-floor apartment is just one block (20 metres) from Darwin's restaurant and pub strip Mitchell Street. It's within walking distance of transport, shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs, nightclubs, gyms, a video store, 24 hour petrol station, as well as tourist attractions including fish feeding, "swimming with crocodiles" (crocosaurus cove), the Mindil beach markets and the George Brown Botanical Gardens.
The air-conditioned bedroom has a queen-sized bed, built-in wardrobe, beside tables and lamps. A large bathroom is shared with one person, as the third room at the other end of the apartment has an en-suite.
The second-floor apartment has open plan kitchen, dining and lounge areas. The ocean-facing balcony overlooks the complex swimming pool and luscious esplanade parkland.
The unit is fully furnished, with WIFI, TV, DVD etc. The kitchen has all the modcons, including dishwasher, microwave and a large fridge - ready to store any special treats or feasts you want to cook up. There is also a laundry with washing machine and dryer.
The apartment complex is very secure with swipe access gates, front door and lifts.
You will be sharing a home with couple of young women who work in the media industry and know the Northern Territory well.
Provided for your convenience:
- Bath Towels
- Bed Linen
- Tea and Coffee
You have access to the entire space, except for private bedrooms.
A car park space is available in secure underground parking.
Walking distance to bus transport and easy to hail taxi on the street.
A short walk to city centre - Smith Street Mall
Friendly, open house - we simply ask you to be considerate of those in the apartment complex, clean up after yourself and enjoy your time in Darwin.
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We were made very welcome by Mario for our two nights in Darwin. The apartment was lovely with a gorgeous tree shaded balcony. We were sorry to have missed Emma but Mario could not have been more helpful. It was great to have the opportunity to talk to a resident of Darwin and were sorry we didn't allow more time on our trip for such a lovely town.
Very nice stay, just what I wanted. Excellent location walking to most of Darwin's restaurants and shops, modern appartment.
Emma was on a trip overseas during my stay in Darwin, so unfortunately I couldn´t meet her in person. Mario was a great host though, and shared lots of interesting facts about Darwin+life in Australia in general. Thanks for a great stay!
Very nice apartement, conveniently located and with a great balcony+swimming pool. Would recommend staying here to anybody.
So good I wished it could have been for more than one night. Emma was away on an overseas assignment but Mario was an excellent host and went out of his way to be helpful
About the Host, Emma
A filmmaker, journalist and writer with a passion for storytelling, a thirst for knowledge and a love of research. I have worked in media and communications since first playing with old video cameras in high school.
Kicking off my post university career in South Australia's capital Adelaide, I specialised in interactive multimedia production, education and training while publishing zines, newspapers and presenting a weekly community radio program.
I spent three years living and working in Vietnam as an AusAID volunteer communications specialist and a journalist, producer and presenter for Vietnam Television. I have returned to Asia to work for other organisations including UNICEF in Indonesia and the CSIRO in East Timor.
Consequently, I have travelled extensively through Southeast Asia, immersing myself in exotic cultures and history, sparking friendships with colourful characters, exploring temples and winding rivers, and relishing sumptuous and varied cuisine.
I've called the Northern Territory home for the past seven years. Once a desert child in many remote parts of Australia, I now enjoy the tropics in all its states - from the sunny and light dry season that runs from one glorious day to the other, to the stormy, sultry build up that simultaneously inspires and saps.
I still can't come to terms with the fact I can't swim in the surrounding aquamarine sea upon which I cast my eyes every day - it beckons like a deadly siren ... but the Top End's people, its epic landscapes and cool waterfalls and springs, its fruits and its fishing keep me calling it home.
I care about the environment. I buy organic produce and support local producers where possible. I recycle. I used to be vegetarian until I almost fainted. I want to design my own home that capitalises on the sun's heat and the wind's cool. I hug trees. I don't appreciate people who are wasteful and inconsiderate of the earth that sustains and supports life as we know it.
My trusty tredley gets me around the city. I like walking and running to stay ready for on-set action and practice yoga to stay centred and grounded. I love to dance and believe groove is in the heart.
My friends are those who are kind and generous in thought and deed, and are grateful for all life's blessings.