About this listing
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 Central Business District ) 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 ( Fruit Tea, Green Tea, Earl Grey, Chinese Jasmine Tea etc ). Or if you prefer, Gluten free and special organic food and special request, you also have to bring, buy,supply yourself lol ) also 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$120 applies ( This is for your swiper-security key to access lobby door, elevator, gym, jacussi, steam sauna and pool ) to be replace if EVER you lost it, which takes a while to request from council/strata. so PLEASE, don't lose the keys and swiper!
Out & About:
I CAN PICK UP at the airport for free ( 6:00 am to 8:00 am ) or Central Station or Green Square ( after my work ) after 5 pm any day.
BEST TO SAVE: May i suggest: 2015- OPAL Card - this is new system now. Load 20$ or 40$ ( This will cover your transportation for 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). You can take a 10-minute walk to my unit. This line also goes around the City.
BUS: ( AT OUR DOOR ) 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. Cruise along Elizabeth Street all the way to the City or take Bus 348 to Bondi Beach - Wolli Creek. Also 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 cost, by arrangement.
Groceries and coffee shops: walk 10 minutes from home down Joynthon Avenue turn right to EAST VILLAGE new shopping mall, coles, liquor shops, meats, fruits and asian shops and gourmet stuff close by, has banks, atm and medical centre. so close.
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, toilertrolls/paper, soap, shampoo, conditioner and body lotion.
Balcony: Enjoy a morning breakfast in the Balcony 1 after a restful night’s sleep. Read your 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 or the new EAST VILLAGE. 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 ( Cat named Lucy stayin with us now, but i vacumm everyday and im allergic too, my partner wants her lol, things you do for love! lol.
Thank you and looking forward to hearing from you!
Jacussi and Spa
Interaction with Guests
as much or as little....we do respect privacy, we can be contacted by mobile fone all the time, or just say good day or good morning over breakfast before we head out to work, we live on the same property. lol
Its used to be an industrial area being developed by Sydney Council as new hub for young urban professionals to live an relax.....very safe and in the process of doing an eco park, an aquatic centre, food and cafes for social and meetings, building a small town hall next to green square station and park.
Bus Stop is right at the doorstep to Sydney City. Bus Route 343 to City if going to City and 343 to Kingsford if going home.
Other Things to Note
There are 3 best coffee places near my place and they brew their own coffee beans! Check out Allpress.
We are pretty laid back easy guys.
1. No smoking in the unit. ( outside and your balcony that can be arrange - ashtray? we can supply lol )
2. clean after yourself pls ( Kitchen and your Bathroom )
3. no loud music pls. keep them to a minimum
4. no overnight visitors.
5. no parties and drugs.
6. phones..... local calls fine, just ask! ( no international calls )
7. sorry no entertaining guest allowed preferably but can be arrange for relatives.
8. sorry no pets.
9. lost cards ( deposit will be forfeited A$120 ) for replacement, strictly stands.
10. Street parking free 6pm to 8 am, lock up parking, extra charge.
11. wireless internet can be arrange given password upon arrival. ( 100GB )
12. $20.00 Cleaning fee applies every 7 days thereafter up to your max stay.
13. Laundry work and ironing can be arrange, email if confirm or just ask me Ill do it or show you where and how in the house.
14. Decent clothing required walking around the house. lol
15. Please limit the use of heavy perfume and make up pls., its a bit hard to clean and get the smell ( perfume ) out from the pillow cases/protector, bed and room, so pls, respect to the next guest.
16. Wireless 200GB ADSL Broadband installed use it wisely.
17.All Lights and Aircon MUST be turn off before leaving the room, prefer to save than waste electricity.
18. All windows and balcony door must be shut close, weather in sydney is so unpredictable, sometime we have 4 seasons in one day, crazy sydney weather lol.
19. No giving out keys and swiper for pvt delivery without owners consent, you can used Conceirge/Security Office at front building and pick it up after.
20.Please, its MANDATORY to have yourself VERIFIED by airbnb or to email me copies of passport for international guest or any identification upon arrival / and drivers license for locals ( Australia wide ) pls. for duty of care and security.
Points discuss above...not registered below.....strictly stands.
Point discuss above... (phone number hidden)teen and Twenty...... are negotiable by pre-arrangement. Thanks
As mutual respect, Security and our DUTY OF CARE, pls just email photocopy of passport for international travellers and for domestic, just your drivers license preferably before or upon arrival pls or have yourself VERIFIED by Airbnb. if you're comfortable and ok with it. Thanks.
Disclaimer: Personal Injuries, accidents, lost properties are not covered per renters waiver liability. The unit, lobby and building has very good security/surveilance camera on every floor, elevators, parking and lobby guards. Smile a lot coz ur on camera! lol. Very secure and safe.
Jude and Gary are genuinely gracious, accommodating and friendly hosts. My expectations were exceeded on all levels and I enjoyed delicious breakfasts, indoor pool, central location (to beaches and city) and easy access to transport (buses and trains). There is also the relaxed lifestyle, truely appreciated laundry service - kindly provided by Jude - that. allows extra time to explore local cuisine or catch up on work (in room desk provided), watch TV/video, access the internet or simply relax on the private open air balcony. Thanks guys - I'll definitely want to stay with you when I return to Sydney (for work or holidays).
This was a 5* experience at a 5* place. Jude is an excellent host. I highly recommend him. I would love to stay there again.
Jude made us feel very welcome and made us delicious breakfasts each day. He also went out of his way to help with directions and researched bus and ferry numbers for us and wrote them down, it saved us a lot of time and effort. Jude was also kind enough to pick us up at the airport. It was a very positive experience. The buses run very frequently just outside the unit, recommend getting an opal pass at the beginning of a stay. The room has a nice balcony attached to it.
Jude was a wonderful host and he lives in a great area with lots of places to eat along with plenty of shopping. The private room & bathroom was really private and quiet. It was clean and neat too. I would highly recommend this place that is very close to the city & airport. He is very helpful to any needs you have and will go out of his way to help you. This is the perfect location and the perfect place. Grab the place quickly if you need a place to stay.
Hi Joel: Thanks so much for the great review. One thing for sure I can guarantee my guest is peace and quiet, a must for a good night sleep. Thanks again for stayin and next time, you know where you can come back and call this place home! All the best matey! Love to family! Happy Holidays!
Fantastic location with fantastic, warm & welcoming hosts.
A place with character & warmth. Thank you Jude & Gary for being such great hosts!
Excellent place to stay!!! A room with amazing view, very clean and tidy! The host is also amazing! Provide me all the information I need and even show me around in Sydney!
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
About the Host, Jude
Hi guys! just a normal guy , who loves to travel A LOT! and been around the globe a couple of times and loves ARTS and Architecture. Paris, Versailles, Berlin, Dubai and New York as our fav! Traveled extensively around Europe twice, Asia, the Carribean Islands, The South Pacific and The States! That is why i know what guest want because this are some simple things I look for when I travel. ( Being picked up, laundry and ironing of my clothes etc Limo service lol ).
I live in Sydney in with ( Gary ) we own this 2 bedroom penthouse apartment which is 5 kilometers away from city CBD ( Alexandria NSW 10 Minutes bus ). I got Airbnb listing/posting as well, i host .....check it out u can stay with me when you're in Sydney Australia...! lol. I Travel a lot so i know what guest looks for thats why I give......simple things of picking them up at airport or bringing them back, laundry service and healthy breakfast and tourist information.
I am an Interior Designer by trade, I DO/loved Visual Merchandising and Display, my specialty. I have my own Company/Business + I teach part time in a private college as well in Design. ( Fashion Styling and Retail )
I dont smoke and drink, very much healthy lifestyle. loves peace and quiet and music, books, coffees, and making new friends around the globe!
Hope u let me stay lol....im clean and very happy with simple things/sometimes no request at all, very independent! chitchat soon...Email me pls if u wish or have questiones..! Hope you let me stay or you can come to Sydney and stay with me. Thanks. Jude