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Sydney City. Minutes 2 Everywhere. Opera House 1 KM as the crow flies.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 6 nights

About the property

3 Bed House extensive Harbour and City views. Can accommodate 14 pax in 2 homes.

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.

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.


Fully furnished Self contained three bedroom water view house.


If, like us, you can't walk on water the following will help.

• Bus stop on corner. 10-15 min to City, Darling Harbour an Chinatown.

• Ferry: 12 minutes to city centre which takes you under the Sydney Harbour Bridge & 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

• Free off street parking outside the house.

• Sydney Harbour views to City Skyline-Chinatown and Darling Harbour.

• Direct east facing, sunny, balconies onto views, east, and west.

•Located one house from a corner with no other houses to the right.

• Fully equipped modern kitchen

• Showers x 3. Two upstairs and one downstairs.

• Area: 115m^2 (interior) + 4 m^26m^2 balconies

• Experience Sydney and Sydney Harbour at its best.




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

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.

A 12 minute ferry ride from Balmain to the City takes you past two of Australia’s most recognized icons. Under the spectacular Sydney Harbour 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. Buses run every 15 mins.

From East Balmain Ferries run every 20 mins to Darling Harbour & City (Circular Quay/Opera House, & North Sydney.

Water taxi service also available.

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, 7-12 mins to ferry, taxi, or bike ride, light rail to City. Transport is virtually at your doorstep. A regular walk to the Ferry Wharf would take you just 12 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.

Close attractions include: Historic homes directly opposite, Harbour Bridge, Opera House, The Rocks, Star Casino, Aquarium, Chinatown, Fish Markets, Barangaroo.

The house is fully furnished including hotel quality white linen and towels, china, glassware, flatware and cookware. Set on two levels with internal wooden staircase . On the ground level is the kitchen, a combined pantry and laundry with WC and shower, 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 faux fire places. Upstairs are the 3 bedrooms each furnished traditionally. Front bedroom has a King size French Sleigh bed. There is an ensuite bathroom off the rear bedroom , which also has a French Queen size Sleigh bed and AC. The middle bedroom has a double sized antique brass bed.

More Details

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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

Sydney City. Minutes 2 Everywhere. Opera House 1 KM as the crow flies.
average rating of 4.9736843 based on 38 reviews

Awesome and great location

  • 5 of 5

Everything was awesome. Easy to get around with the ferry service. House and accommodations are terrific as we found everything clean, comfortable and relaxing

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to know and great to have you enjoy your stay and the location. Regards Giacomo and Lyn
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  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's 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
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East Balmain fully equipped 3bedroom home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

This house in East Balmain, just a few minutes from the ferry, was perfect for our family with three bedrooms and three bathrooms and tons of room to spread out and visit. It was clean and beautifully decorated. The view of the city from the decks is wonderful. We loved the easy access to the ferries to anywhere and close access to local shops and restaurants. The house is fully equipped with everything you might need. We lacked for nothing. Giacomo and Lyn were the ultimate hosts, even offering produce from their garden and assistance with anything we needed. They are delightful people. We highly recommend this home for a group or family and we would definitely come back to this place!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely to have meet you and to have had Tim and your children stay as well. Thanks for taking such good care of our house and for choosing us Cathy. Come again. Regards Giacomo and Lyn
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Excellent Sydney Home Stay

  • 5 of 5

Seeing the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge has always been a dream of ours and finding this house so close to both and EVERYTHING ELSE made it just perfect. Public Transport is easy, efficient, but most importantly close by. The location is perfect with the Village of Balmain so charming and offering a great alternative to a wide variety of bars, restaurants, and shops.

Just as so many others before us have said the house is really lovely and well appointed. Well done Lyn and Giacomo. Top marks in all departments. ‘Highly Recommended’.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Brian and Bev. See you again Giacomo and Lyn
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Candace D.

  • 5 of 5

Giacamo and Lyn's home in Balmain provided the perfect location for 6 of us to explore Sydney and then come home to relax. Everything we needed was provided, including good information from Giacamo on the best way to get around, good restaurants and local sights and shops. They were generous and helpful from the first communication, making things as easy for us as possible, including front row seats on our terrace for fireworks over Darling Harbor! I hope we'll be back and would highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for choosing us Candace , glad to have been of assistance and glad you enjoyed the location and amenities. Regards Giacomo and Lyn
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5 adults

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location of Lyn and Giacamo's lovely home in Balmain East. We did not have a car but found that the ferry was an excellent and beautiful-for-sightseeing mode of transportation.

We enjoyed having our breakfasts in the well appointed and beautiful kitchen. The house is lovely...Lyn and Giacomo were most accommodating from the time we decided to book (6 months prior) to our last morning there and we would certainly highly recommend this beautiful property.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you and your party were comfortable and that the house and location meet your expectations. All our clients agree that the location is just so perfect and even better that you don't need a car to see our famous attractions. Lovely dealing with you Jeanne. 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 Golf
10 Kilometres
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

Balmain House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas and New Year
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 3 2018
6 night minimum stay
Christmas New Year
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 2 2019
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 18.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Balmain House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • 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 ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 located Downstairs - toilet , shower , Located in laundry downstairs next to the kitchen.
    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.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 Upstairs City and Harbour views with balcony - 1 king , Great views day and night. French sleigh bed
    Bedroom 2 upstairs Middle room - 1 double , Antique Brass and Porcelain bed.
    Bedroom 3 Upstairs with AC and ensuite - 1 queen , French Sleigh Bed queen size
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • 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
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
This house is listed in conjunction with listing 360715 and has a 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 accesses without prior arrangement.

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