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Sydney Opera House 1 KM as the crow flies.

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


About the property

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

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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 lane ways 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.



• 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

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




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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017


Sydney 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • 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 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
    Bedroom 1 Upstairs (AC) City and Harbour views with balcony - 1 king , Great views day and night. French sleigh bed
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • 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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Cultus lake bc

Outstanding!!outstanding home -Outstanding location-Outstanding Hosts

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many VRBO and Airbnb homes over the past few years and found this to be top rated -A Definate five star plus 👍?it is a beautiful home and well suited to couples sharing-the kitchen is huge the front deck awesome night city views - we have to say however that Giacamo and Lyn made our stay extra special indeed! they are attentive brilliant wonderful hosts that Many could learn from.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Christina you and your party were so nice and friendly we could not help but respond in kind. Glad the location, facilities, amenities, ease of transport via the Ferry was exactly what you all wanted and found so easy to make the most of your stay. Regards Giacomo and Lyn
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Larkspur, CA

Wonderful Home in Balmain - Great Owners

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent eight nights at two properties that Lyn and Giacomo own at 12 Grafton Street in Balmain. We were in Sydney to cheer on my son and his Stanford University Football teammates as they took on Rice University in an American Gridiron contest. We wanted to be in close proximity to downtown Sydney but not stay in the heart of the city. Lyn and Giacomo's homes are perfectly situated in Balmain, just a short ten minute ferry ride to Circular Quay or downtown Sydney. From Circular Quay you have easy access to all of Sidney and the surrounding towns. Balmain itself is a great little town with good restaurants, bars and shopping.

The houses are fully equipped with every amenity you would need while on vacation. The view from the rooftop and front windows is an amazing site of the harbor and the city of Sydney.

In addition to your wonderful accommodation, you'll have the pleasure of meeting Lyn and Giacomo as they do everything possible to make your stay enjoyable and memorable. Both went out of their way to familiarize our family with Sidney and recommended many things we should do during our stay.

I would highly recommend their homes. When I come back to Sydney I'll be staying at Lyn and Giacomo's.

Tim Sweeney & Family.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tim and Susan, seems like we meet or exceeded your expectations. Glad to have you come and stay again on your next visit. Regards Giacomo and Lyn
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Adored this property!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful time we had at Lynn and Giacomo's place!! The apartment is enormous, beautifully designed and decorated, with great natural light and fabulous views. We loved using the ferries to go to downtown Sydney, and then escape back to the wonderful area of Balmain. The kitchen equipment was first-rate and made cooking a real joy, not always the case in rental places. Fantastic restaurants, coffee, and massages to be found on Darling Street in Balmain. Lynn's suggestions were very useful and the food from Indian Palace was especially memorable. There were four of us (two couples) and we all adored everything about our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: All the positive points you list about the location are well known to us and that's why we chose to live here all those years ago and it just keeps getting better all the time and it is so great to know that our clients love it as much as we do. Glad you had a great stay and liked the kitchen facilities too. Regards Giacomo and Lyn
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Great location and wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed here for a long weekend. We can't say enough about how wonderful the home was, the gorgeous views of the city and ocean and how hospitable the owners were.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Cindy. Come again. Thanks for taking such good care of our home. Regards Giacomo and Lyn
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Great location and great hosts

  • 5 of 5

This property is located close to the city centre but in a quiet residential area with lots of interesting local shops and restaurants. The hosts are very helpful and the accommodation is perfect for those looking for something more interesting than a hotel room.Great kitchen and dining areas and lots of character.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: hanks Donna, lovely to have had you come and stay and enjoy it so much. Regards Giacomo and Lyn
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Lovely House in a superb location with harbour views

  • 5 of 5

This property deserves the 5 * reviews due to its comfort and location. The extras supplied by Giacomo the host were greatly appreciated from coffee, tea, toiletries, tissues to the washing machine and dishwasher tablets. We were a family of 5 adults from different cities in Scotland getting together to celebrate a milestone birthday and really enjoyed the many social spaces this house offers as well as the 3 bathrooms ! The location is perfect a quiet residential area away from busy central Sydney yet only a short ferry ride away. We purchased Opal card on first day and used it on bus, ferry and train. The ferry ride across the harbour was such a joy day or night giving spectacular views of bridge, Opera house and the Sydney skyline. Balmain itself is a quaint suburb plenty of cafe culture and an array of shops to suit most tastes.

We had a busy 6 days of sightseeing so really did appreciate coming back to this lovely house to relax and enjoy a quiet drink on terrace and seeing Sydney lit up at night and even a few fireworks over the bridge on our first night.

Our activities included hop on/off bus tour of Sydney stopping at Fish Market where we had the best fish and chips ever; back stage tour of the Opera House, so interesting ; visit to Old Victoria building steeped in history and now home to "posh shops" ; a superb meal at the Farmhouse restaurant in Kings , advance booking required an explosion of flavours awaits you. Also took a day out of Sydney to visit Hunter Wine Valley in a small group with Kerrific Tours (Sam) which took in boutique wineries, a brewery, chocolate making factory and visit to animal sanctuary where we met sleepy Koalas and friendly kangaroos. The trip was so enjoyable as was the countryside . Also highly recommend taking a ferry trip to Manly the beach is beautiful and lots of good eating places and lots of dog lovers.

Staying at Two hearts offers the best of both worlds; close proximity to central Sydney yet the peace and tranquility of village life.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Olive in all of our correspondence I just knew you would love it here and to know you and your family enjoyed all of the amenities of the house and area and location is so satisfying for us too because we know from our own travels just how important those features are to a memorable vacation. Thanks so much for choosing us. it was a real pleasure you host you and your party. 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
Manly Ferry
Palm Beach Sydney
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Sydney Harbour
The Bathers' Pavilion Cafe
Circular Quay
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
Cockatoo Island
The Argyle
North Bondi RSL
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.

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