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Sydney Opera House & Harbour Bridge - 1 m by Ferry. (12 min) LOCATION +++ VIEW

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

Harbour and City views. Can accommodate 12 pax in 2 adjoining homes.

If you are uncertain about something**PLEASE USE THE "ASK THE OWNER A QUESTION" BUTTON BEFORE "REQUESTING TO BOOK"** . Our other property is VRBO 360715.

I respond within minutes usually unless it is night time here in Sydney. Please check our reviews for further assurance.

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. Still undecided? Read our reviews.

Location, Location, Location.

Easy access every day. It's all here virtually at your doorstep. Ferry, train or bus options day and night. No need for a car but if you prefer to drive there is free on-street parking outside your door.

Whether here for business or pleasure - this is the perfect Sydney 'base'.

Balmain Village setting is very trendy and the home of many celebrities, bankers, lawyers, artists and advertising executives yet far enough away from the main tourist hub at Circular Quay, The Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House but close enough to enjoy the vibe on a stunning 12 minute ferry ride that will take you past Luna Park, under the HARBOUR BRIDGE and right past the Opera House. Amazing that people go to work this way every day. WOW.

Right opposite the house is Barangaroo. The new Rocks/Harbour foreshore precinct! One stop and your there, just 5 minutes by ferry. Where you will find a huge selection of Harbour Side Restaurants, Cafes and Bars, Historic Pubs - Shops. Walk from Barangaroo - then onto Darling Harbour, the Convention Centre and across the Pyrmont Bridge to the Casino and Fish Markets.

Barangaroo, like Circular Quay, now has FERRY HUB in service which allows you to explore the harbour or any of the many destinations! Wynyard Train Station is just a 5 min walk from Barangaroo. So many transport options.

The Botanical Gardens is right alongside the Opera House.

Walk through the tree-lined Harbour Foreshore historic streets of the Rocks Village to more Cafes, Shops, Restaurants, Historic Pubs, Museums, Theatres and into the heart of the City's shopping, entertainment and business district. We recommend you take The Rocks Walking Tour.

Manly and Bondi beach are within very easy reach via public transport as is Watson’s Bay.

Spectacular views from this house facing East where you can enjoy a sun-filled morning enjoying breakfast or extend the folding arm awning for shade. During the summer cruise ship season berthing and ship turnarounds take place right in front of the house. Up close and spectacular!

There is also a local bus that will take you up to the heart of the City or into China or Thai town.


This beautifully decorated and furnished house is in Historic Balmain, one of Australia’s first settlement.

Set over 2 levels with loads of old world charm and stunning modern fit out.

Your stay will be a very comfortable one as reviewed by our many international guests.

* 2 Upstairs Bathrooms - main bathroom with shower. + Queen Bedroom has Ensuite with walk-in shower.

* 3 well-appointed bedrooms two with reverse cycle heating/cooling one with ceiling fan

Large King bedroom with great aspect opens to a balcony with city skyline views and views over the inner harbour.

Ground Floor has an open plan Fabulous Gourmet Kitchen, with bi-fold doors that open up to the rear patio courtyard embraced by artisian forged iron pergola and grape vines, but then who wants to cook when you have all of the amazing choices of top Restaurants, Bars and Cafes all around you? Also off the kitchen is a walk-in shower, WC and laundry. Entry from the front gate to the patio landing and into the lounge and dining room with stunning embossed plaster ceiling. A cosy Living Room - with 3 seat sofa, comfy chair that fit around your flat screen TV.

Wifi free

* PLEASE NOTE WE are not charging a CLEANING FEE in our quote. We as ask that guests leave the property as best they can to reflect how they found it.


Perfect for tourists, executive stays or Corporate Bookings.

Great proximity to the CBD - Convention Centre, Darling Harbour.

We are very popular with our '50's and 60's travelling groups....

Cruising groups and families - what a spot ! if your ship is berthing at White Bay you will be right next door. If you are berthing at OPT you are not far away at Circular Quay


If any member of your party is mobility impaired this property may not be suitable. Please ask.

We are not suitable for 'party' style groups, or wedding bookings where the bride and bridesmaids wish to stay together.



More Details

Lyn or Giacomo
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2018


Balmain House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1291 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
  • Remove Trash to appropriate bins located on the sidewalk. Leave premises clean, tidy, dishes washed and 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:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Monument View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 upstairs - toilet , tub , shower , This is a large bathroom shared between Bedroom 1 and 2
    Bathroom 3 Downstairs - toilet , shower , This is the spare bathroom with laundry next to the kitchen.
    Bathroom 2 located ENSUITE - toilet , shower , Ensuite rear bedroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 Upstairs with AC and ensuite - 1 queen , French Sleigh Bed queen size
    Bedroom 1 Upstairs (AC) City and Harbour views with balcony - 1 king , Great views day and night. French sleigh bed
    Bedroom 2 upstairs Middle room ceiling fan - 1 double , Antique Brass and Porcelain bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
This house is listed in conjunction with listing 360715 and has an interconnecting external French Doors in the rear patio garden area expressly for the purpose of a larger group occupying BOTH properties to interact. It is locked on Both sides so that it cannot be accessed without prior arrangement.


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Sydney Opera House & Harbour Bridge - 1 m by Ferry. (12 min) LOCATION +++ VIEW
average rating of 4.9577465 based on 71 reviews
Portland, OR


  • 5 of 5

We booked both homes and couldn't be happier! The hospitality of our hosts was amazing, the homes were special, and the location outstanding! From the beautiful balconies overlooking Harbor Bridge to the spectacular garden rooftop views of Sydney to the well stocked kitchens and gorgeous bedroom views, these houses will not disappoint! Loved also the Balmain neighborhood, with exceptional restaurants, shops, and access to ferries and local transport. Can't say enough...thank you!!! We didn't want to leave...

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: For those of you who may be wondering what Stacey is referring to when she says she booked both houses; the other house (in case this one is booked) is VRBO 360715, which is right next door with the same City views, exact same location. It is actually the one she choose to stay in as the others in her party liked some of the other features in this house more. (two houses side by side but different) Thank you Stacey, It was great to have you stay and have such a wonderful time. Knowing that though most of our clients mostly eat out, it is always nice to also know that for those that choose to eat in sometimes that the appliances etc we provide in the kitchens is well equipped for dealing with cooking. We feel the same when we travel. Location is just so important and knowing or understanding that when making a booking is just so important and all of our clients mention it and we are always very confident that the location aspect never disappoints. Balmain has everything one needs and as you so rightly noted it is just a lovely neighborhood of historical significance. In fact , Balmainis, one of the first settled areas of Sydney after Captain Cook landed in 1788. Regards Giacomo and Lyn
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Icing on the Cake!

  • 5 of 5

We wrapped up our two week vacation with a stay at "Two Hearts" & wish we had another two weeks to luxuriate here! It is truly spectacular-whether you want to explore Sydney or unwind at "home". It offers the best of both worlds. Giacomo could not have been more helpful with advice on maximizing our time to explore, OPEL tickets, ferry schedules,personal favorites...we felt we had our own concierge! The location is perfect-Sydney is a walk through the park & a 12 minute ferry ride away. The villa could not be lovelier- bright, spotless, comfortable without being stuffy, superb views of the harbor, beautiful bedrooms & linens. Thank you Giacomo for opening your villa to us. We look forward to a return visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: For those of you that might be considering this property but find the dates you require are already booked please visit our other house which is 'right next door. Search: VRBO 360715. Thanks Margie and family, your young adults were really nice too. We appreciate the factors outlined which you found so helpful. We do our best to have clients reassured that our location is unbeatable but the proof is a review like yours and ALL of the others before you. It is not easy when one is unfamiliar with a location in a city or country where they have not visited before, we understand that, and so we do our best to make sure that our clients enjoy their stay and recognize the location is perfect. Of course the view and amenities we provide make it an easy task to complete. Regards Giacomo & Lyn
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Great stay for our family

  • 5 of 5

Giacomo’s place was great, all was in working order and lived up to the pictures with an amazing view on the deck and from the bedroom balcony above. The setting is very quiet yet convenient to bus ferry and shops via a short walk, and it was easy to park on the street for the few days we rented a car to go farther afield.

Giacomo was a great host, had good tips and was available but ensured our privacy. Our family of 4 had a great stay in Sydney at this beautiful historic home. A true jewel!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lara, (OTHER potential clients please note: in case you are interested in this house but find that it is booked, we have an alternative right next door. see Property ID: VRBO 618362) nice to have you all enjoying the house, location and amenities we provide. Amber's time away and studies in Australia certainly made for a great reunion for you all. Regards Giacomo
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Amazing Home; Wonderful Location! Spectacular!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place to call home while visiting Sydney. My wife and I and our 3 teenage children travelled from Canada and spent 6 great nights at Two Hearts in early July. FIRST, it is a beautiful home. It has tremendous charm, being a heritage house that has been fully restored with all of today's conveniences and comforts. It was spotless. The beds were very comfortable after a day of sightseeing. The kitchen was amazing with all of the gadgets and excellent dishes & glasses. It also had a million dollar view of Sydney harbour, which from the master bedroom at sunrise or at night time was breath taking. SECOND: the location was superb. The neighbourhood was very convenient by ferry service to the heart of Sydney - 12 minutes! Each morning and afternoon, we looked forward to passing underneath the Sydney Harbour Bridge and going alongside the Opera House to start a day of busy activities. The ferry ride was a relaxing and beautiful way to start (or unwind) each day and could not be replicated had we stayed in a downtown hotel. The family photos on the ferry in different lighting conditions were amazing. The neighbourhood had tremendous vibe with excellent restaurants and cafes. We wished we had more time to explore East Balmain. THIRD: Giacomo was the consummate host. He had great suggestions and was able to share practical insights. His instructions on the unique features of Sydney were top notch and his practical tips on where to go and how to get there were worthy of the best concierge in town.

As first time travellers to Sydney from North America, staying at Two Hearts surpassed our expectations and gave us an unparalleled opportunity to enjoy Sydney. Our visit was enhanced and our family memories heightened as a result of our amazing time spent at Two Hearts.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Michael. Lucky for me you did not get to meet my wife Lyn. She is so much better than me. We are very much aware of the difficulties facing potential clients who are unsure of where to stay in a city that they have never visited before and reviews such as yours can only help our future clients understand just how well we are located along with the comforts and amenities we provide. We know you have a choice and we thank you for choosing us and that we met or exceeded your expectations. Lovely to know you had such a great holiday in Australia. Regards Giacomo
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

The house is in a great location. It is very convenient to downtown Sydney, the opera house, and the beaches. Our host was very gracious and informative, he helped us with transportation and the best areas to visit. The communication and instructions were excellent. The home is comfortable, the large kitchen is well appointed, and the view from the terrace is lovely.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Rita, I know all of those in your party were so pleased you found and chose us for your stay. You all made the most of it and I'm sure the memories of your long stay here in Australia will be cherished and the envy of your friends when you sit down and relive the moments with them. Best Regards Giacomo and Lyn
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Burlingame, ca

Beautiful Balmain View Home That Enhances Sydney Experience

  • 5 of 5

When reviewing potential homes for our week-long stay In Sydney, I was captivated by the pictures of this home. The view and interior appeared outstanding and it's location in Eastern Balmain appealed to my adventurous spirit, close but yet so far away from the hustle and bustle of the CBD. Even better than expected, the house provided all the modern conveniences but the character of an older home. The views were breathtaking from both the living area and the master bedroom and the two balconies. The kitchen provided all of the essentials for meal preparation and the beds and bedding were first class. Incredibly quiet since it sits on a dead end street. Adding to the fun of our stay was the short walk to the ferry and the 10 minute ride to Circular Quay. The added bonus was nearby Darling Street with it's hip vibe of great eating choices and first class quality food for home preparation. Although we ate many meals in Sydney, Darling Street provided many pleasurable meals, as well. If not in the mood to walk, we found taxi and Uber very convenient. On our previous visit to Sydney, we stayed at the Four Seasons and I thought our experience this time was far superior. A perfect getaway for two couples or a family with three or less children.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much. Clients unfamiliar with our city can't be expected to 'search' for our suburb, under the filter Balmain, but those that do find us under Sydney City or Inner City are always surprised and just love the location and vibe of our village. As you have indicated, It's got everything that a visitor needs and just so close to the vast array of attractions., making it so easy to enjoy your stay. Reviews like yours help our future clients. Regards Giacomo and Lyn
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Mascot (SKS) International and Domestic
Nearest Barpub
900 Metres
The London
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Darling St Wharf East Balmain
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
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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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