A stunning open plan warehouse conversion with a beautiful roof top swimming pool and BBQ area. My guest room sleeps 2 guests in a new queen bed. The apartment is located 5 minutes from a major train line or 20 minutes walk to the City!
The guest room, sleeps 2 adults in a queen sized bed.
The room is located in a modern open plan apartment with timber floors and natural light.
The room boasts a new queen sized bed with clean linen and towels, toiletries, full length wardrobe, digital television, chair, & wifi internet. The room is private, airy and opens to a balcony. There is a little street noise. The room has recently been updated with brand new curtains that are not featured in the current photos.
A clean and tidy bathroom with bath and shower, toiletries are supplied and limited use of washing machine, generally 1 load per stay but please do not arrive with your dirty washing (this has happened on several occasions!)
I also supply a breakfast of eggs, cereals, toast, tea and coffee which you help yourself to.
There is a full feature gym including treadmills, step machine, machine weights and free weights – all included in the nightly charge of the room, perfect for tourist or business trips to Sydney!
The building also features a stunning rooftop swimming pool and BBQ area - after a day sightseeing relax with a swim and cook your meal on the BBQ's provided.
The apartment is located in inner city Redfern. Redfern is known for young professionals and trendy locals and offers funky cafes and pubs while being a 25 minute walk to the city or Sydney University. An excellent mix of restaurants and cafes of Surry Hills is also a short stroll away.
The apartment is a 5 minute walk to Redfern train station, just 1 stop from Central Station or walk into the heart of Sydney in 25 minutes. This train station services all lines including Bondi Junction, City Circle and North Shore Lines.
Sightseeing starts here!
You will also be sharing the apartment with Oscar, a friendly and quiet Australian kelpie dog and a large tropical aquarium.
Please note that Oscar loves to be with my guests. When I leave for work in the morning Oscar will tap at the bedroom door. He will sleep on the floor by the side of the bed until my guests get up. If this situation is not to your liking then I kindly ask that you book elsewhere!
Feel free to drop me a line and chat about your visit to Sydney before you book.
I have lived in Sydney for 17 years and have hosted several home stay students. I love talking about Sydney and suggesting what to see and do while you enjoy the stay!
My guests will have their own fridge freezer, use of the kitchen for light meals or use the roof top BBQ for the truly Aussie experience!
My work situation has recently changed therefore I am able to offer the following for check in times.
Monday to Friday check in anytime after 2.15pm - simply advise and I will ensure I am home to welcome you.
Weekends are flexible.
I hope the above times fit with your plans. There are plenty of coffee shops nearby to relax at ahead of check in.
Interaction with Guests
Having been an Airbnb host for two years I understand the importance of guest interaction. While I am happy to chat and exchange stories and travel tips, I am equally happy to offer peace and quiet.
Oscar, my dog, also is happy to sit back and observe - he really doesn't demand much attention.
Redfern station is located 5 minutes walk from the apartment. From Redfern it is 1 stop to Central Station. All major areas of Sydney can be accessed from Redfern. Or simply walk! The City is only 25 minutes walk.
Other Things to Note
While I am happy to accept new guests to Airbnb with no previous reviews I would kindly ask that you verify a few details ahead of sending a booking request.
If I am opening up my home to you then please have uploaded a recent photograph and verified email or verified other third party web sites all from the 'edit profile page' on your Airbnb dashboard.
As I host I do not see the details of your passport etc (it is held by Airbnb) it allows me to ensure the person placing the booking will be the person staying.
Thanks for your understanding.
I would ask that you treat this home as you would your own, respect the bedroom and belongings.
This is not hostel or backpacker's accommodation. You will be sharing a beautiful home so please keep the room reasonably tidy and ensure the contents of the room are not damaged due to carelessness.
If you are a backpacker then this accommodation is not for you! I have had experiences in the past with guests living the backpacker lifestyle in my home and I will not tolerate it.
If you are a 'flashpacker' then it's perfect!
As I have a dog I would ask that you are pet friendly. I don't expect you to play with the dog but please be respectful of him. Patting him is a bonus!
I don't mind what time you come home but please be as quiet as possible so as not to wake me!
Open minded but please no outside visitors in the room.
Smoking is permitted on the balcony.
Spence made us feel welcome at his place from the word go. We arrived in the afternoon - the room was ready with a city guide book, hand me down opal cards, water bottles and the fridge stocked with knick-knacks. He gave us ideas about how to go around the city, tour paths, places to eat. Truly appreciate the warmth and hospitality!
Our stay with Spencer and Oscar was 200% satisfactory. All apartment details, exchanges and local area info was covered upon arrival and anything we needed, Spencer helped us with. Comfortable apartment and great area, would love to stay there again if visiting Sydney. We also had extra help with keeping our bags longer when we had trouble with our flight timings. Great recommendation if you are staying in Sydney and would to experience a great suburb with a welcoming host.
Had a lovely stay with Spencer & Oscar. Very clean and tidy apartment! We had a warm welcome and had a very comfortable stay. Wouldn't hesitate to book again.
Spencer made us feel welcome from the get-go when we arrived. The apartment was exactly as pictured.
This was a great place to stay just outside of the CBD in Sydney. The flat is large and airy and with Spencer's room at one end and the guest room at the other it is easy to share. Spencer made his work schedule clear when we arrived and explained Oscar's (his dog, so cute) behavior so that we all had the right expectations.
Spencer is welcoming and professional, and if you have the time, a nice person to chat with. Supplying Opal cards (public transportation payment method) really helped, and the train station really is just a 5 minute walk up the road.
호스트는 자신의 휴가기간이라서 여행을 떠나며 제가 머무는데 차질이 없도록 친구들에게 완벽하게 부탁을 해놔서 아무 불편없이 집에 들어가 지낼 수 있었음.
집은 깨끗이 청소되어있고 생각했던 것 보다 공간이 더 넓고 쾌적했음.
아파트 근방에 신선한 야채와 과일 가게가 있고 대형 수퍼마켓도 있어
바로 집 앞에 버스 정류장이 있고 몇 분 거리에 기차역도 있어 시내 출입이 아주 편리했음.
37박을 하는 동안 25박을 혼자서 아파트 전체를 내 집처럼 쓸 수 있어
좋았지만 호스트가 돌아와 12일 동안 같이 지내는 동안에 호스트와
가족처럼, 친구처럼 지낼 수 있어 좋았음.
특히 애견 오스카는 너무 얌전했고 그러면서도 내 방에서 잘 정도로
나를 따라 참 좋았음.
시드니에 내 집처럼 편안히 지낼 있는 또 하나의 집이 생긴 것 같아
앞으로도 자주 가게될 것 같음.
특히 추운 겨울을 피해 지낼만한 곳으론 이만한 곳도 없겠다 싶음.
여행이 아니라 현지인처럼 살고 싶었는데 여러 여건이 장기체류하기에
옥상의 수영장과 바베큐 시설이 특별히 좋았음.
I alerted Spencer that my wife had a few misgivings. Probably the issues were caused by Spencer being away travelling, and being let down a little by prior guests to our visit.
We had an unwelcome encounter on arriving at Redfern with a Down & Out; the fridge had been left rather unclean ( a big no-no with my wife); Oscar the dogs door scratches didn't help the decor. BUT we enjoyed our time there.
We are not light sleepers but the traffic noise from 6am was disturbing. Our jet-lag probably didn't help our sensitivity.
Hi Eddie and Jen. I am so sorry to hear about your misgivings regarding your stay. Although I was away I was in constant communication with you asking if all was ok and if I could fix any issues. You said nothing pressing and it was more issues your wife had.
When I travel I ensure my friend who checks my guests in maintains my excellent guest standards and I continously follow up with my guests to ensure their stay is just perfect.
As for the 'down and out' sadly this is out of my control, as with all cities these people exist and we have no control over the situation.
When I am back I will take a coat of paint to the bottom of the door that Oscar has scratched, sorry this small matter spoilt the decor for you.
Above all else I hope you enjoyed your stay and had complete privacy, without a host, in my apartment.
Professional guy that loves to travel! Enjoy discussing travel stories. I have lived in Sydney for 15 years and love the city.
Always keen to chat about the sort of experiences you would like while staying in Sydney and help to plan Itineraries. Whether it be a visit to Circular Quay or the Museum of Contemporary Art or perhaps a visit to the beaches of the Central Coast or down to Kiama to see the blow hole.
Went to school on the Gold Coast in Queensland and have family there, so may be able to help with forward planning your Australian trip.
Have also lived in regional centers in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland - happy to advise holiday spots.