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Accommodation Inner City, Village Atmosphere, Minutes 2 Everywhere

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Last updated: 04/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

SUMMARY:
Self contained three bedroom water view house. Common entrance shared with studio.
IF YOU COULD WALK ON WATER IT IS 1 KM TO THE CITY. IT IS RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE HOUSE. If, like us, you can't walk on water the following will help.
• Bus stop on corner. 10-15 min to City
• Ferry: 12 minutes to city centre which takes you under the SHB & past the Opera House. WOW.
• 10 minute peaceful walk to ferry.
• TAXI's always close by
• Quiet and tranquil. you would never know you were so close to the City.
•AIRPORT 20 min by Taxi
• Easy parking - no traffic problems
• Sydney Harbour views to City Skyline, Darling Harbour and Anzac Bridge.
• Direct east facing, sunny, balconies onto views, east, south, and west.
•Located on a corner with no other houses to the right. Just garden and more Inner Habour views.
• Fully equipped modern kitchen
• Shower with Bath
• Area: 115m^2 (interior) + 4 m^26m^2 balconies + 24m^2 Rooftop Garden.
• Experience Sydney and Sydney Harbour at its best.
NO EVENT PARTIES


FULL DETAILS:
Just 15 km or 20 mins by taxi from Airport. This Balmain property can accommodate 6 adults, plus 2 adults in the detached studio/separate rental: (VRBO ref: 360717) From September 2014 additional space to accommodate 6 adults will be available, enquiries welcome. Three areas described above can accommodate total 14 adults, perfect for a large group, with plenty of privacy!
Buses run every 15 mins. Ferries run every 20 mins to Darling Harbour & City (Circular Quay/Opera House, & North Sydney. Water taxi service also available. Close attractions include: Historic homes directly opposite, Harbour Bridge, Opera House, The Rocks, Star Casino, Aquarium, Chinatown, Fish Markets, Barangaroo, Cruise Terminal. Conveniently situated just minutes to Darling Street's vibrant cosmopolitan cafe/restaurant strip of the Balmain friendly village, transport is a breeze just 2 mins to bus, 7-10 mins to ferry, taxi, or bike ride, light rail to City. Transport is virtually at your doorstep. A brisk walk to the Ferry Wharf would take you just 7 minutes, and there are plenty of cafes along the way for brunch. A walk to the nearest bus stop on Darling Street, would take 2 minutes. A 12 minute ferry ride from Balmain to the City takes you past two of Australia’s most recognized icons. Under the spectacular Sydney Harbor Bridge and right past The Opera House to alight at Circular Quay. From the Opera House you can take a scenic walk along Sydney Harbour foreshore or through The Royal Botanic Gardens.
Parking is easy at this property and it's a charming walk to Balmain shops. We are located on a corner with the house facing directly East, there are no other houses to the south, just the magnificent Anzac Bridge, Harbour & city views & the Cruise Passenger Terminal. There is a community organic vegetable patch on the verge, and anyone can pick what they need. Orange Grove Organic Farmers Market operates on Balmain Road every Saturday (7am-2pm) definitely worth a visit (catch bus # 445 & alight just before Orange Grove School)
In order to take full advantage of the location and views, the balconies have 11 extendable or adjustable awnings installed to the front, the side and back of the house.
Though located so close to the city it is blissfully quiet whether you are inside, on the roof top terrace or in the garden, everyday can seem like Sunday.
Restaurants, cafes, providores and bars, elegant architecture, boutique fashion, 3 separate markets every weekend and home wares abound.

Set in one of the world’s most beautiful cities we are located so close to the The Sydney Opera House, The Harbour Bridge, Barangaroo, Anzac Bridge, Darling Harbour, and Casino, Aquarium, Chinatown & Sydney’s CBD. Balmain today is one of Sydney’s’ most sought after Inner City Habourside locations with an enviable, friendly family village lifestyle.
Formally a waterfront working man’s suburb, Balmain now has a gentrified village atmosphere with highly sought after real estate due to its traditional Victorian Terrace houses, cottages and proximity to the City. It also boasts some of Sydney’s finest views. By Australian standards, Balmain is steeped in history as it is one of Sydney’s and Australia’s first settlement suburbs.
Our property is architecturally redesigned, a decorated Victorian house positioned between Hampton Villa and Ewenton House, two of Balmain’s finest historic mansions. It has it’s own unique Italian inspirations with its Ochre Tuscan lime washed garden walls mounted by young espaliered fruit trees and the unique Positano inspired rooftop terrace and pergola topped by Bouganvillea, to offer both flowers and shade during your daytime summer alfresco dining or while lazing in the hammock. Lights at night make it just as enjoyable without the need to seek relief in the shade but to delight in the joy of the City night lights or Sydney’s world famous Summer fireworks. A wood fired Pizza oven is located in the garden. Inside there‘s a sophisticated colour palette, traditional style furnishings, polished Kauri and Baltic Pine floorboards throughout, high 12’ ceilings, and tasteful design features. The buffed and polished terracotta tiled kitchen floor is complemented by a large family kitchen which has generous white Carrara Marble bench tops and is well equipped with electric appliances, dishwasher, full upright refrigerator/ freezer, cast iron gas stove and oven with rustic tables and a massive Dresser at its heart. Bifold doors open to one of four external entertaining area and Garden. All bases are covered here because this is the heart of, not just one, but two passionate cook’s. Many fresh organic herbs and vegetables are always ready and available from the garden which of course is on an automatic watering system. You are welcome to use any of the food and spices we leave in the pantry at no extra charge. All of the staples will be there, bonus when you first arrive.
The house is fully furnished including hotel quality white linen and towels, china, glassware, flatware and cookware. Set on two levels, three, if you count the rooftop terrace. On the ground level is the kitchen, a combined pantry and laundry with WC, then the formal dining room and elegant living/lounge room with French doors leading on to a front patio with unobstructed City and Habour views. Both rooms have white Carrara marble surround fire places fueled by Natural Gas. Upstairs are the 3 bedrooms each furnished traditionally and complemented with original brass bed. There is an ensuite bathroom off the rear bedroom. Both front and rear bedrooms have sizable wrap around balconies offering extensive views to The Sydney Harbour Bridge, The Anzac Bridge, Darling Harbour and the Sydney City skyline itself with cruise liners berthing directly opposite the house. In summer you can expect some relief from the heat at about 11 am each day as the cross breezes arrive off Sydney Harbour.

In the event that you love the sound of this house but need another bedroom for the Nanny, teenager, parent or grandparent who prefer their own space but you need them safe and close at hand, we can help here too as the house does have a stunning self-contained unit (separate rental : VRBO ref 360717) that can be combined with the house rental or as a stand-alone option. If this sounds like it fits your requirements you would need to bring it to our attention so we could negotiate its inclusion during your stay.
PLEASE NOTE. If you wish to have the house to yourself and for us NOT to rent the studio to a third party you must inform us prior to confirming your booking. There is a common garden and entry. Your rate would be adjusted by negotiation.


Keywords: Inner Sydney Harbour, Rooftop, Vegetable Garden, Ferry, Bus, Bike, Light rail, Inner West, Views, Heritage, City Living, Village Atmosphere, Cafes, Bars, Shopping, Historic, Walks, Tourist, Fish Markets, Casino, Aquarium, Zoo, Manly, Bondi, Barangaroo, Cruise Terminal, Parklands, Foreshore, Cockatoo Island, Glebe, Rozelle, Lilyfield, Orange Grove Organic markets, Balmain.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 100 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    30...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    4 Poster Brass bed with direct view to the City skyline....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 murphy bed

    The middle room. Direct view 2 Anzac Brdge & Cruise Terminal...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    French sleigh bed, arched windows, balconies & harbour view...moreless

  • Detached Unit: 1 queen, 1 murphy bed

    Listing ID 360717 & can be booked with the house or not...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (3) 3 x queen beds are provided, including a Murphy style bed in the middle room (see below), (1) Separate rental self contained studio apartment (VRBO REF: 360717) with Queen size Wall Bed. 30 sq m in size with great views as well. perfect for live-in Nanny, grandmother, adult or teenager. Listed separately but can be combined with the house. Price negotiable. see Vrbo 360717, Murphy Beds (1) Middle bedroom has a Queen size bed. Ample room without having to fold it back to the wall each day. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Organic Vegetable Garden, a separate studio with fold down 'Murphy' bed and well equipped self contained Kitchenette is available with the house should you require more space or it is rented on a stand-alone basis separate from the house. pls ask for details. Buses run every 15 mins. Ferries run every 20 mins to Darling Harbour & City (Circular Quay/Opera House, Manly, North Sydney& Parramatta. Water taxi service also available. Close attractions include: Harbour Bridge, The Rocks, Casino, Aquarium, Chinatown, Fish Markets, Botanic Gardens, Theater, Cinemas, Balmain Village atmosphere. Sydney's hippest cafes, bars, boutiques and galleries in Darling Street . walk , bus or Ferry to everywhere!...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    Harbour Bridge, Anzac Bridge, Centrepoint tower and city skyline...moreless

  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining room for formal dinner. Kitchen most popular with seating for 10 and a long table....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Heating:

    Gas fireplaces and Rennai Gas Convector Heating....moreless

  • Internet:

    Free...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Ample Street parking. Never a problem to park right outside the door....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    Local calls are FREE. charges will apply to calls to cell phones or Nationl and International calls....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Free...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Communal Garden and Vegetable garden....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Christmas and New Year
Dec 23 - Jan 4, 2016
6 night min stay
$995
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$500

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  • Taxes Included

Notes:

Children 12 and over welcome.

Please avoid CARELESS or WILLFUL DAMAGES. Read the information sheets we send you and in those located within the premises.

A 25% deposit is required to confirm your booking.

Payment by Visa or MC (+3.5%) transacted through our Australian Bank.

Paypal (+3.5%) or pay by Direct Deposit to our nominated Bank. If you prefer WIRE then Client Pays fees at their end+ $A35 @ our end.

All rates INCLUDE all fees and taxes, TV, unlimited internet and a local phone. In addition there is no bond


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Last updated: 04/22/2015
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Location

15 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Mascot (SKS) International and Domestic
500 Metres
Nearest Barpub
The London
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Balmain East Darling St Wharf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Lilyfield light rail, Town Hall station City
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Western Distributor
500 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Ciao Thyme, Viva
500 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Cooma Thredbo & Perisher Valley
20 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Bondi

Car: Not Necessary

Buses run every 15 mins. Ferries run every 20 mins to Darling Harbour & City (Circular Quay/Opera House, & North Sydney. Water taxi service also available. Close attractions include: Harbour Bridge, The Rocks, Casino, Aquarium, Chinatown, Fish Markets, Barangaroo, Cruise Terminal, Balmain Village atmosphere.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1983


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Speaks: english

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Photos

  • The kitchen view from the Garden entrance.

    The kitchen view from the Garden entrance.

  • Kitchen looking out to the garden..

    Kitchen looking out to the garden..

  • 3rd bedroom again looking out

    3rd bedroom again looking out

  • Front bedroom balcony upstairs looking at City and Sydney H Bridge to the left.

    Front bedroom balcony upstairs looking at City and Sydney H Bridge to the left.

  • Bedroom looking East across the Inner Harbour to Barangaroo & the City

    Bedroom looking East across the Inner Harbour to Barangaroo & the City

  • 2nd bedroom & inner harbour view out the window & looking at the Anzac Bridge

    2nd bedroom & inner harbour view out the window & looking at the Anzac Bridge

  • Dining room again with wall mounted mirror reflecting different angle

    Dining room again with wall mounted mirror reflecting different angle

  • Lounge room with polished timber floor leading to front patio

    Lounge room with polished timber floor leading to front patio

  • Spring 2011 Clivea and pencil pines and veg patch on right.

    Spring 2011 Clivea and pencil pines and veg patch on right.

  • View from 3rd bedroom side balcony.

    View from 3rd bedroom side balcony.

  • View directly from the front of house.

    View directly from the front of house.

  • Privacy Doors between our two properties for larger groups.

    Privacy Doors between our two properties for larger groups.

  • View on leaving the Pantry and WC and accessing the garden & entertaining area

    View on leaving the Pantry and WC and accessing the garden & entertaining area

  • 3rd Bedroom at the back of the house.

    3rd Bedroom at the back of the house.

  • Bathroom marble tiles, claw bathtub and basin

    Bathroom marble tiles, claw bathtub and basin

  • View from front of the house but looking more to the North and the SH Bridge.

    View from front of the house but looking more to the North and the SH Bridge.

  • 2nd Bedroom . Queen size Murphy bed.

    2nd Bedroom . Queen size Murphy bed.

  • Dining room with door leaking to the Kitchen.

    Dining room with door leaking to the Kitchen.

  • Dining Room Table and Marble surround natural gas fireplace.

    Dining Room Table and Marble surround natural gas fireplace.

  • Looking from the dining room to the lounge room and front patio

    Looking from the dining room to the lounge room and front patio

  • View from the front patio

    View from the front patio

  • View from the frooftop garden

    View from the frooftop garden

  • View to the rear of the house from the backyard. Full Moon and City background.

    View to the rear of the house from the backyard. Full Moon and City background.

  • We are in Centre. OH & SHBridge top R. Also shows Darling H ,Anzac Bridge & City

    We are in Centre. OH & SHBridge top R. Also shows Darling H ,Anzac Bridge & City

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