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 so if you are a light sleeper you may wish to bring earplugs! The room has recently been updated with 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 20 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 over 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.
Spencer (and Oscar the dog) were great hosts for us during our 2 night stay! The apartment is really spacious, and we were able to help ourselves to the breakfast Spencer had provided in the morning. The bathroom was nice, and there wasn't any issue sharing between the 3 of us. The guest bedroom has a comfortable bed, and lots of storage space. Not much extra space in the room, but no problem because you are able to relax in the open plan living area. Spencer offered us a glass of wine in the evening, and it was great to chat and get to know him.
The bedroom has a bit of noise from the road (especially with the doors open, but the flat was cool and we closed them the second night). Oscar came to nap under the bed after Spencer left for work in the morning (7am), so you should be happy for a visitor to join you!
Outside area on the upper level was amazing, unfortunately we didnt have time to use it - but great BBQ and pool with lots of sun loungers.
Spencer (and his great dog Oscar) were best hosts you could ask for on your first trip to Sydney. Spencer made me feel comfortable in his apartment and offered excellent tips for traveling around in Sydney. He was kind to provide breakfast snacks (and a stock of food in the fridge) every morning. His place is ideal for anybody looking for a vacation in Sydney - 5 mins walk to the nearest train station and then train rides to Airport (15 mins), Downtown (10-12 mins), Circular Quay (15 mins), Bondi Beach (25 mins) make Spencer's apartment quite accessible indeed !! Add to that, there is a lovely pool with a great view in Spencer's apartment complex.
We stayed for a few nights at Spencer's lovely apartment and enjoyed our relaxing time there. Spencer and Oscar are great hosts! We got a warm welcome and it felt from the beginning like staying with some good old friends! It was a pleasant, relaxing stay. We where for business and some fun time in Sydney and Spencer's place is just ideal for both. I go back any time!
If you travel to Sydney and Spencer's Place is for rent: book it before it's to late!
We highly recommend Spencer's clean & comfy apartment. Spence is such an experienced, thoughtful & delightful host that it felt like we were staying with an old friend. The apartment is just as described. The guest bedroom is small but functional with a nice bed. There is a fair bit of traffic noise day & night so be sure to bring earplugs for sleeping if that's an issue for you. Sharing the bathroom is a non-issue as Spence leaves very early each day for work. Check out the rooftop pool deck which is a surprisingly peaceful oasis. Redfern was a convenient location for us. We could easily take the train toward Central or the opposite direction to Bondi Beach. Everywhere else we walked or grabbed an Uber. We felt safe exploring day & night and we enjoyed several great meals in both Redfern and nearby Surrey Hills. All in all, a lovely experience!
Spencer was a very welcoming host who provided a comfortable and well-equipped place to stay in this great area of Sydney. The advice that Spencer provided concerning places to eat and places to visit was accurate and he was generous with his time and with his local knowledge. And, when he was out at work, Oscar was a very amiable companion!
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!
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.