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Sydney OPERA HOUSE. & Harbour Bridge

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property


TIP. Click on the 'location' tab which takes you to MAP and 'drag the Pin to the LEFT boarder, to the 9 o'clock position and the CITY OF SYDNEY , Harbour Bridge, The Rocks, Opera House etc appear.


Use this link:

We are 100 yards from Ewenton Park.

That's how close you are to everything. Now read the rest below or go to reviews and come and stay with us. It is a unforgettable location. Or even quicker view the aerial photo posted. We Are Here.

Sydney, the gateway to Australia, is one of the world’s premier destinations. It is a city of spectacular natural beauty and stunning world famous architecture. Above all, it is renowned for its free-spirited outdoor lifestyle.

Overseas visitors delight in the diversity of walking opportunities that exist within easy reach of our home. So close to the Sydney Harbour Bridge (SHB) and the Opera House (OH) the Rocks and Botanical Gardens (BG).

Discover the charm of this magnificent harbour alone or on on guided walks that hug the coastline. Watch world-class yachts sail by as you hike along the high sea cliffs at the entrance to Sydney Harbour. Museums, Beaches, Art.

Take a guided tour and learn about Australia’s early history as you stroll through the alleys and laneways in the now-eclectic Rocks district. Just a short 12 min Ferry ride from our home that passes under the SHB and right by the OH. And guess what? Taking the Ferry is by far the preferred option of residents in this area. It’s just a ‘spectacular’ way for them to start the working day.

If you need convincing about our location then I suggest you take time to read though our many reviews.


Self contained three bedroom water view house.


• 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.




Just 15 km or 20 mins by taxi from Airport. This Balmain property can accommodate 6 adults,

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. Transport is virtually at your doorstep. A brisk walk to the Ferry Wharf would take you just 10 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.

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.

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.

More Details

Lyn or Giacomo
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were lucky enough to call this house "our home" for 7 days. 12 friends rented all three properties to celebrate New Years Eve. The location is perfect. We didn't need to leave the houses to see the fireworks. Lyn and Giacomo are wonderful hosts.

My Response

Thanks Joy and John, Not an easy task for you to organise 10 others to meet and celebrate Sydney's NYE world famous fireworks but you managed it. We are glad it matched your expectations and thanks for choosing us and showing such great respect for our houses. Regards Giacomo and Lyn
Dec 2016
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Sydney House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Trash to bins located on the sidewalk by the trailer. Leave the premises clean , tidy , dishes washed & correctly stowed.Used towels on laundry floor.
  • STRICTLY TOILET PAPER ONLY IN TOILETS. NO biodegradable wipes of ANY KIND, NO makeup wipes, NO hygiene wipes, NO Nappies, NO pads of ANY KIND.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Downstairs toilet and laundry / pantry combo
  • 1.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 4 Poster Brass bed with direct view to the City skyline.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 murphy bed , The middle room. Direct view 2 Anzac Brdge & Cruise Terminal
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , French sleigh bed, arched windows, balconies & harbour view
    Detached Unit - 1 queen , 1 murphy bed , Listing ID 360717 & can be booked with the house or not
  • 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.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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!


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Sydney OPERA HOUSE. & Harbour Bridge
average rating of 4.9661016 based on 68 reviews

Perfect house

  • 5 of 5

Balmain is a very nice area. It's like a very nice village. You can find everything. Shops, cafes, restaurants, groceries stores... Giacomo is a very welcoming host, he explains everythin. The house is a jewel- historic, perfect location, close to bus and ferry and shops and restaurants. We liked the views of the skyline, the Harbour Bridge and the quiet courtyard. Highly recommended! We loved coming home after a day spent in the city.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Eva and Uli, , we appreciate your business and so glad that the house meet all your expectations. All our clients always agree that the location offers everything a tourist would want to see on a short term stay with such easy Public transport access by Ferry or Bus and great City Views. We are so pleased you found it so too.Enjoy your extended stay in Australia . Giacomo and Lyn
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A Lovely Way to Enjoy Sydney

  • 5 of 5

My brother rented Giacomo and Lyn's lovely homes for a family trip to see my nephew play in the annual American college football game. Australia. Balmain is a beautiful district of Sydney, the one home modern, fully updated and with every amenity. The other home (where I stayed and I preferred), with an adorable quaint charm, and best of all a panoramic roof deck to enjoy one of the most stunning cities in the world, while enjoying a glass or two of wine.

From their guidance on restaurants, walks, cultural events and pubs, their generosity arranging for transit cards, lending jackets, scarves, whatever we needed for a perfect time in the Harbour City, our hosts could not have been more gracious and solicitous.

I don't know that there could be a better city vacation combination than Sydney, as guests of Lyn and Giacomo

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place, great location and lots of charm

  • 5 of 5

The house was great. Very old house with lots of charm, beautifully decorated and very comfortable. Great rooftop for relaxing and dining with great view. Owners are fantastic. Very helpful. I'd definitely stay here with my family again.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks and great to have had you stay. Regards Giacomo and Lyn
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Wonderful space and location

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 thought the space was excellent. We spent 5 nights. Nice view of the City. The beds were very comfortable. The place had about anything you could need. Plenty of paper products and soap and laundry soap. The location is about 10 min from the ferry wharf walking. This wharf has a ferry that goes to Darling Harbor as the next stop (7 min) OR go the other direction and in 3 stops you are at Circular Quay (less than 15 min). And you can catch the bus closer to go to wharf or into the City as well. There is a good kitchen set up with all you need. Owner brought a drip coffee pot in for us as they had a couple of options. Instruction/information book is helpful. The info on the HomeAway app that the owners send is invaluable so read it and use it. We took a cab from airport which was about $100 AUS for a maxi taxi (for 5) on the way there due to early morning traffic and construction at airport delays. It was much faster and about $30 AUS cheaper on the way back to airport to leave as we left later in a.m. The outside decks are very neat. If it would have been a little warmer and less rainy we could have used more--such as in different season. One shower and two toilets was good. Heaters in each room were great in the evenings during this time of year. Remember you will need adaptors for the electric outlets. The grocery store was about 10 minutes walking. There are several restaurants between grocery store and apartment. We had Gigi's Italian, Sushi Hub, Gellataria gelato and Joe's Deli for some heat at home Italian. All were good. Bottle shop for beer and wine was in the same area. Owners were very responsive and helpful in setting up the reservation and during the stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Christy . Nice to have had you stay and take such good care of the house. Always nice to hear that the info we provide is very useful and that the location is just so great for sightseeing the City surrounds and beaches. Too easy as we say here. The Ferry and busses are all so close and frequent as you found. Regards Giacomo and Lyn
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Beautiful, historic home in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Sydney. This home was charming and interesting with lovely historical touches throughout. Giacomo and Lynn were very professional and helpful. We especially loved the rooftop terrace and great view. We hope to return someday. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always great to know we were approachable and helpful and that the location and amenities were well appreciated; Regards Giacomo and Lyn
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Great experience.

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our time at this lovely home. Giacomo was very helpful and made himself available for any questions we might have, and very warm. The home is delicately furnished, and very well situated after a short beautiful walk through the park to the ferry, where all main Sydney attractions are a short ride away.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again Rowena. The location as always makes for a great stay and to have clients appreciate the decor is a lovely complement for Lyn. Regards Giacomo and Lyn.
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Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Taronga Zoo
Darling Harbour & Haymarket
Sydney Aquarium
Blue Mountains
Opera Bar
Sydney Tower Eye
Mrs Macquarie's Chair
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Palm Beach Sydney
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Manly Ferry
Sydney Harbour
The Grounds of Alexandria
Circular Quay
Sydney Darling Harbour
The Bathers' Pavilion Cafe
Royal Botanic Gardens
Chinese Garden of Friendship
The Rocks
Hyde Park
St Mary's Cathedral
Australian Museum
Sydney Cove
Balmoral Beach
Museum of Contemporary Art
Powerhouse Museum
The Strand Arcade
Archibald Fountain
Sydney Town Hall
Sydney Wildlife World
Martin Place
Cargo Bar
Luna Park
Sydney Festival
Parliament House
Sydney Fish Market
Sydney Opera House Drama Theatre
Australian National Maritime Museum
Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Mascot (SKS) International and Domestic
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
The London
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Balmain East Darling St Wharf
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Lilyfield light rail, Town Hall station City
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Western Distributor
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Ciao Thyme, Viva
Nearest Ski
500 Kilometres
Cooma Thredbo & Perisher Valley
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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