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Hey, we love the beach,surfing, health and fitness and enjoying life to the fullest. We are from Bondi Beach, Australia :o)
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Pros: great location just behind the beach and eclectic, imaginative and practical interior design. Close to grocery shopping, restaurants and public transport. Good comfortable double bed, temperature at night was fine after 30 degree days despite lack of air conditioning or fan.
Cons: large, long term construction site next door with jack hammering from 7 in the morning. Repeatedly unable to contact Sean, evidently he was out of range in the back blocks of Byron Bay. No wifi despite repeated requests. Don't believe there was ever building wifi as claimed, no evidence of hallway transmitters and none of 4 independent tenants in the building had heard of building wifi. The promised backup pocket wifi never materialised. The dedicated car parking spot was usually occupied. We had to burn coils to discourage the mosquitos at night. The TV only had SBS available. Of the 14 Air BnB's we have used around the world within the last year this was the only one we've been disappointed with.
I stayed at Sean's over Christmas it was great no problems chilled peaceful little one bedroom apartment in the heart of Bondi. Cheers mate really loved the place!!
I ve stated in this beautiful apartment for 5 nights and I would definately go back. It was clean,cosy and 2 minutes walk from beach.Sean and his wife were amazing hosts.They kept making sure we r well settled and nothing we asked for was a problem for them.Thank you very much.
Very nice place, great location, 3 blocks from Bondi Beach. Spent almost a week here and enjoyed living in the neighborhood.
The restaurant in the first floor of the building was great (although a bit pricey). The place is very well decorated, well stocked kitchen, good cooking supplies, spices, etc. Washing machine in the bathroom was great to have - easy to use and worked well. The bathroom was recently refurbished - a bit small but very nice. Internet was via a mobile 3g device - speed was acceptable and it was generally reliable.
Only a couple of complaints here. Communication with Sean was a bit slow - he only got back to use about key arrangements right as we landed in Sydney. And a question about a hair dryer took about a day before he responded. Maybe calling his cell or texting works better than email / airbnb messaging.
Also, be aware that the apartment has a lofted bed. This is shown clearly in the description, but the metal steps leading up to the bed can be an adventure. Especially after a few drinks or in the middle of the night to use the bathroom!
Overall very nice place, quite cozy. Would stay here again.
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The apartment is very nice and in a great spot. I would definitely stay again. Thanks Sean!
The place is very nice and well decorated, however it was very tiny and very hot.
We organised to arrive at midday, but could not get in contact with the host and were not able to get into the house until 3/4pm which was a bit of a pain.
Other than that everything was ok.
We stayed in Sean's apartment for 5 days beginning of February 2013. The apartment is really nice! We enjoyed our stay very much. The room with the open kitchen looks exactly like shown on the pictures. The bathroom, which is not shown on the pictures if I remember well might be a bit tiny for some but if you're staying in the apartment only for a few days it's well big enough. It even concludes a rain shower!!
There was just one thing that we missed: an airconditioning. When you turn on the fan, there's always a nice little breeze but unfortunately it doesn't cool down the air in the apartment...
Otherwise the apartment is located in the heart of Bondi. Just a 5 minute walk down to the beach and many restaurants and shops are just around the corner.
We would totally recommend it to anyone staying in Sydney/Bondi.
Thanks for staying in such a great place. It's a beauty in a nice part of bondi beach, both quit and close to the beach. Simply marvelous.
If you are looking for a great spot to stay in Bondi and feel like a local, this apartment is a great choice!
The location described in the profile is accurate. You are only a couple of blocks from the both the beach and amazing restaurants. The bus stop to circular Quay is about a minute walk from the apartment.
Sean and his wife have done a terrific job on the interior of the Apt and they really maximized the space so it feels open and welcoming.
*Sean is an excellent host and went out of his way to be accomidating to me during my stay.
*He was on time for our meeting to get the Keys
*The apartment it's self is clean ,comfortable, and functional.
Items to note:
Should be noted the Wifi access is 3G so it was not plausible to get large files transfered ( which may be irrelevant to some but was important for me)
It is fairly noisy in the mornings. There is construction going on to a building close by, so close up the windows before bed and you should be good !
Thank you for the great Stay!