If you want privacy and quietness, soft posturepedic king single bed, cleanliness with your OWN bathroom, why not pamper yourself in style and luxury by staying in your own private room and you own toilet and bath situated on the 9th floor of a 2- bedroom penthouse in Sydney. Watch the gorgeous sunset or city lights from the balcony at night or revel in the breathtaking views of the city skyline during the day! The place is 5 km (3 mi) from the hustle and bustle of Central Business District (CBD or more popularly known as The City) Central Station and Opera House.
Jump start your day with an energizing workout at the on-site gym or get your heart rate up with a few laps in a 4-lane indoor heated pool. Then you can come back to my place in an aroma of a home-cooked or Continental Breakfast before you head out to enjoy this glorious city. Breakfast may include eggs and toast – any style, fresh fruits of the season, yogurt, wide selection of cereals, special Moccona classic roast instant coffee ( if special ground? you have to bring your own, I got coffee machine! ) , milk, juice or hot tea. Or if you prefer, ( Gluten free and special organic food which you also have to supply yourself lol ) you can prepare your own breakfast after 8AM.
Duration of Stay:
Minimum nights are 3. Maximum negotiable lol. I had a student and a recent guest ( Jan 2013 ) stayed here for a month. My place is also very popular with business people, very close to Alexandria and Rosebery business district, a very close walk.( Bourke Street, O'Riordan Street, Botany Road, Rosebery Avenue, Dunning Avenue etc )
A Security deposit of A$120 applies ( This is for your swiper-security key to access lobby door, elevator, gym, jacussi, steam sauna and pool ) to be replace if EVER you lost it, which takes a while to request from council/strata. so PLEASE, don't lose the keys and swiper!
Out & About:
I CAN PICK UP at the airport for free ( 6:00 am to 8:00 am ) or Central Station or Green Square ( after my work ) after 5 pm any day.
BEST TO SAVE: May i suggest buy My Multi 1 - Weekly Ticket ( This will cover your transportation for 1 WEEK on all Train, Bus and Ferry ) or buy at Airport Station window, Use this first to take the Airport Link to Central ( Leave your luggage there ) explore the city, go back to central get luggage and call me and I can come pick you up at Central Station/Green Square Station ( closer to house ) after work around 5 PM.
Intermission: Why not include and enjoy yourself a cruise to the South Pacific from here Sydney: 3, 6 or 9 days to New Caledonia, Vanuatu or Fiji, a must since ur here now lol.
TRAIN: From the airport, take the Airport Line (green) and disembark at Green Square Station (3rd stop from International Airport Station). I can pick you up at Green Square Station or you can take a 10-minute walk to my unit. This line also goes around the City.
BUS: Take 343 Bus Route or Red Bus 20 right in front of the Doorsteps to the City. This is a 10-minute bus ride to Central Sydney Downtown ending at Circular Quay (Cost: AU$ 1.65 single travel on a Travel Ten card). Cruise along Elizabeth Street all the way to the City or take Bus 348 to Bondi Beach - Wolli Creek. There is a FREE shuttle around town (Green Bus Route 555) that runs every ten minutes and travels on a loop from Central Station to Circular Quay via Elizabeth and George Streets. It is like getting a free city tour. Get on and hop off anytime. Explore then wait for the next shuttle.
WALK: A good 35 minute slow pace walk (for exercise) to Central Station via Botany Road, Bourke St or Danks St. There are plenty of coffee shops, eateries and boutiques along the way ending at Oxford Street corner Darlinghurst Rd. As always, you can take the free shuttle (Green Bus Route 555) from Central Station/Chinatown Sydney. See Circular Quay, Opera House, Centerpoint etc. Centenial Park and Fox Studios are close by too.
DRIVE: There is a visitors parking on site that is available on a first-come-first-serve basis. There is also plenty of street parking for a nominal charge from 8AM to 6 PM (2 hour limit on metered parking). Street parking is free after 6 PM but your car has to be moved by 10AM the next morning. Secure parking is available for an additional AU$15 per night.
Unit Amenities: Flat screen TV with remote, DVD player, Mistsubishi aircon/heater, king size single bed that can be converted to a trundle/double bed, crisp clean sheets and pillowcases, table and reading lamp. Free Bus schedules/time table are available. You can use/borrow my ‘Eyewitness Travel Guide to Australia’ by DK Publishing known for its beautiful colored pictures, accurate and balanced coverage of Australia.
Bathroom: shower, toilet, lavatory, toiler rolls/paper, soap, shampoo, conditioner and body lotion.
Balcony: Enjoy a morning breakfast in the Balcony 1 after a restful night’s sleep. Read yoour book on your own private Balcony 3 which is in your bedroom. Marvel at the clear waters of Botany Bay or relax as you watch the planes go by without the noise.
BBQ area, indoor pool and jacuzzi, spa and dry sauna, Gym/Recreation Area (open till 10PM), elevators, security access swipe cards, round the clock security guards, intercom, private lock-up parking spot.
You can arrange a half-day tour around our own neighbourhood for some premium outlet shopping in Alexandria. Find popular brand names such as Lacoste, Puma, Rockport, World Balance, Reebok, Ben Sherman, DKNY, Royal Elastics, Bally, Morrissey, Marcs, David Lawrence, Tony Barlow Suits and Jackets, Seafolly, Victorias Basement, Pet Barn, Kelly Country Suits, Clarins, Hermes, Bobbi Brown, Clinique, Creme De la Mer, Estee Lauder, MAC, Origins Nat. Resources, Prescriptives, Angel, Acca Pacca, le Couvent des Mihimes, Jo Malone, and Swarovski Crystals.
On weekends, you can go for a leisure walk to the city or we can grab a bite to eat at a local bistro that offers fresh ingredients of the season close by. A night out at a nearby sydney/oxford dance club is not to be missed! Sydney is known for it pulsating nightlife that never fails to mesmerize locals and tourists alike. Like the Sydney Mardi Gras ( kicks off first week of February ) Parade is last sunday of Feb. every year! boys boys boys everywhere and girls too lol.
The place is close only a 10-minute walk to outlet shopping district located in Alexandria District. Get in line at Allpress Cafe, touted as the best coffee place in Sydney. Newtown is close by as well (take Bus 370) where you can find good food and plenty of cheap eats. Coogee beach is 10 minutes and the bus stop is right on our doorstep (take Bus 370 ) or to head over to the captivating Bondi Beach. Email me and I would be happy to answer your questions/inquiries. My goal is to make your stay the most memorable in Sydney. Did I mention that my place is gay-friendly, too? And do not forget the bonus trip to the City or the unforgettable outlet shopping experience in Alexandria.
Unfortunately just for your info, I dont do advance booking ( 3 or 6 months for New Years Eve or Holidays ) I prefer closer to dates like 3-4 weeks prior to your arrival. Also we have 1 ( British Shorthair Cat named Lucy stayin with us now, but i vacumm everyday and im allergic too, my partner wants her lol, thisng you do for love! lol.
Thank you and looking forward to hearing from you!
A truly wonderful experience to stay with Jude and Gary, kind, generous and entertaining hosts who always had my comfort in mind. They made me feel most welcome in their elegant and comfortable home, were full of helpful tips about getting around Sydney by bus, and shared their lives with me and my English friend over bowls of miso and sushi. I would welcome them in my home in New Zealand if they chose to visit one day and would recommend them as bnb hosts to all my friends
I had a truely 5-star vacation here. A lovely room with TV and aircon. Comfi bed. The day started with a large fresh fruit salad and eggs or omlette. I had no time to go often to the gym and lap pool in the building block (state of the art equipment albeit small). Jude picked me up at arrival and even droped me off at the airport. We had great discussions and he and Gary seem to really love to have guests. The close airport did not disturb except one day (out of 6) when planes took off over the house. Nonetheless, it did not bother me. City is easy to reach by bus every 10-20 minutes. Back from City until midnight or 1am. Altogether i highly recommend this place.
Jude was a fantastic host. The apartment was, for me, located in a perfect sydney area from where I could travel to what was needed. Thanks Jude for the hospitality and a wonderful first time airbnb experience. I would definitely recommend this place to everyone visiting sydney!
Jude is an outstanding host who really cares for your wellbeing! Not only does he take the "second B" in airbnb serious, preparing all different types of breakfast, but he takes care of your laundry, too.... Unfortunately, I had to work and couldn't go for most of his recommendations... so I have to come back! :-) Very nice and tidy place with cool views from the terrace, highly recommendable. The area is conveniently located "in in middle" between Coogee and Newtown with a frequent direct bus connection.
Jude (and Gary) are wonderful hosts. They made me feel at home right away and helped me with useful information and suggestions for how to structure my time in Sydney. Jude took me to get a bus pass -- which I highly recommend, as they are located outside of the city and there is a bus stop right in front of their building for easy travel to the CBD, Bondi Beach, and other destinations -- and rode into the city with me on my first day so I would get the lay of the land. Also, the pool in the gym was a definite bonus!
I'm a fairly low-maintenance guest, and Jude catered to my every need. What a wonderful first airbnb experience.
Thanks so much for everything guys!
Jude and Gary are gracious hosts in their lovely abode in Rosebery area if Sydney. Once I figured out public transit, it was easy to catch the bus or train near by to get into the city center area. I love how he took care in arranging for easy pickup at the airport and asked and provided what we wanted for breakfast every day. And Jude knows great places for shopping! AFF!- Aussie friends forever! Shout out to Jude! Whoop whoop!
Gary and I had a really good connection from the beginning. He is funny, interesting, accommodating and very easy to get along with. He is very helpful with everything from travel, transportation and all other information. I love Jude and Gary's place. The room was clean and complete from tv, cable, dvd, heater, storage space, electrical connectors, information about Sydney. I also enjoyed the yummy and healthy food! Fabulous stay and would definitely stay again and again!
I had a great time staying with Jude and Gary. The room was exactly as promised - comfortable and spacious.
Jude was an excellent host, taking pains to make sure I was comfortable, while at the same time respecting my privacy.
In fact, when my laptop had trouble receiving the Wifi signal, Jude relocated the router to my room, so that I would have uninterrupted access to the internet.
He was also gracious enough to pick me up from the central station, saving me the trouble of having to locate apartment.
I have no hesitations in recommending his place to other AirBnb travellers.
I stayed with Jude and Gary for about 21 days and felt at home from the moment I arrived. Jude offered to meet me when I arrived and his hospitality was wonderful for my entire stay - he even woke early on the day I left to drive me to the airport. The first morning I woke to eggs already made for me and the second morning a gorgeous bowl of freshly cut fruit. from then I would simply take some fruit and walk the 8kms to where I was working. It was a fantastic room which offered the privacy I value yet I could come and chat with Jude and Gary at any time..... And yes, I was incredibly grateful when I cam home and my bag of washing had been washed and shirts ironed. I would definitely stay with Gary and Jude again - there were great.
Jude is awesome. The moment we met, we simply connected and started talking non stop. We talked and laughed so much.
He is really a sweet and kind man. His touch of style and kindness can be seen in how he made my room, my breakfast and even little things like making sure I was ok when I was out.
The place is very convenient to the CIty and its just walking distance to the fashion outlets. A very safe and gorgeous place.
Thank you Jude. Muacks!!
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