Welcome to this extremely unique ground floor apartment enabling you to chill out the back as well as feel away from the hussel & bussel of the city - even though you are right there!.
The apartment is centrally located. very clean apartment. easy access to anywhere. we love the night life in king cross. Very lively. Coles supermarket just around the corner which we find it useful to purchase things. King cross station is just 5 mins walk. thank you to our host as everything went smoothly for us since the day we arrived.
Great place to stay, beautiful neighbourhood, peaceful apartment, great hosts.
The apartment was easy to access, and we felt at home right away - everything was there ready for us to just feel at home, including record player and acoustic guitar. Transport was close - we caughts cabs home from the CBD a few times and were home in 10-15mins (traffic depending), and there were heaps of restaurants close by that we'd recommend (3 great spots rights across the road).
If you're looking for a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of Sydney, whilst still being right amongst it - this place is it.
Cheers, Thomas & Hayley
Beautiful apartment and in an extremely central area. Hosts very responsive to any issues we had.
My only gripes are what have been mentioned in the previous reviews. There are no curtains in the bedroom and living room. As the side of the house is a common area for the other apartments, curtains really need to be put up to protect privacy.
I was told they would be shortly putting blinds/curtains up. Would definitely recommend staying here.
Great location! Alicia and Josh were very helpful.
It almost got a five-star review, except for the complicated communication just few days before our arrival, we asked several times for the exact address and direction, but there was no response even until one day before our departure from hometown. It gave us a very unsecure feeling, we then decided to cancel and they responsed immediately and said it was because security reason that's why they didn't inform us the address............well.......
Other than that, the place is fine, things are clean, just if you don't mind this apartment is at the basement, and seems someone (probably neighbour) will walk around outside during midnight, I still feel safe as they just chit-chat some funny things. It will be great if the bedroom has curtain.
Great place, great location. Was very suitable for our situation and would recommend Merryula to anyone wishing to stay in the Kings Cross/Rushcutters Bay area.
Very handy to all transport and eating houses.
Plenty of communication prior to arrival regarding keys and entry as well as concern of our arrival and stay.
Great location and stunning apartment. Totally as described and really simple to check in/out. Had everything we needed, plus the record player and wifi was an added bonus. The building is quiet beautiful with stained glass features, old yet well restored and taken care of. Ample supply of towel and linen. Definitely recommended, Josh made it super easy. Perfect!
This apartment does not belong to the person you deal with when you rent it. I tried to contact them several times before my trip and it was always difficult to get hold of them. We also had to wait for them to bring us the key ( as the place where we had to pick it up from was closed): it took 3 calls on their phone for them to answer and then wait for 45 minutes for the cleaner ( a very nice and helpful girl) to bring it. The following morning the fuses went off and the cleaner had to come to show us where the box was, as the person on the phone didn't know it. Therefore, this place goes against the philosophy of airbnb in which someone offers his own house, and shouldn't be listed here.
The apartment is in a basement: the stairs don't have a light and if it rains ( as it was when we were there) it gets very wet and with puddles on the floor.
Apart from that, location is good and it is ok for 3 people to stay a short period of time if it does not rain.
The apartment was fantastic. Best location. the conversation with josh was easy and friendly. The best thing - the record player and "Florence and the machine"..Everyday we listen the record ;) 5 stars!! thanks for a wonderful stay..
This apartment is a bit of a hidden away gem. It's a comfortable distance away from the hopping streets a few clicks away! It's an easy place to decompress from some jetlag or a great day out on the town. As described this place is recently been remodeled and they did a tasteful job. Every wall is freshly painted, immaculate bathroom and toilet, the counter tops/kitchen are spic and span, the living room decor is new and tasteful. The bedroom is complete with a plush full sized bed and there's even a pull out in the living room. This place is just downright comfortable down to the lighting. We immediately enjoyed the guitar (which needed a little tuning, but played great) and playing the Florence and the Machine record on the record player! Internet is fast, cable TV is great.
The folks at the office were very communicative and accommodating with extra sheets, pillows, towels, bath soap and shampoo and a great book full of dining, entertainment and facilities information!
A few things to keep in mind
1) The instructions for retrieving the keys are a little convoluted to follow, so read them a couple of times before you arrive. It's a multi-step process and is a bit difficult if you are hauling luggage. Getting your luggage down the corridor takes some patience and muscle as it's a little narrow at times and there are gates and stairs to maneuver through. If you've got a quite a few or super heavy bags, save yourself some trouble and leave the bags outside the living room double doors before initially entering the apartment.
2) This apartment is on the ground floor, which is great in some ways (it's quiet and private), but the outside gets as little moist and might attract some mosquitos - the owners left a repellant plugin that helped a lot.
On that same ground floor note, My sister was rudely awoken by a huge spider the size of my hand (no joke, it was gigantic) that crawled through the vents into the bedroom. After turning on the lights it eventually left. Suffice to say, it was a bit difficult to sleep after that excitement There were also several smaller spiders in the living room and bathroom areas. An easy solution would be to putting some wireless mesh inside those vintage heating vents that way no critters show up. But even with all this place is a total 5 star score!
You guys were great guests. My place looked almost the same as when you guys checked in. Hope to see you guys again!
Josh was no problem, left the room very tidy. Would recommend him to any host on Airbnb.
Josh and his buddy Andrew stayed on the boat for a few days on their way to Coachella; they were awesome guests. They're really easy going and open for anything that was going on in the town. They were down-to-earth and I'd be happy to have them again. Thanks Guys!