We loved our stay at Rocks Cottage. It was less than a 10 minute walk to Sydney Harbour, and everything else. Despite the very rainy and cold weather, we were still able to see a great deal of the city because of our location. The city was alive until 11:00 pm because of VIV’D and we got to experience this amazing festival of light, sound and ideas. The cottage itself was large enough for six of us, three adults and three children, and the beds were very comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped and the blankets in the living room downstairs helped us congregate in comfort in the living room. The only drawback was that both showers could not be used simultaneously as it affected the water pressure. The neighborhood is old but safe, and we valued that. If we have the opportunity to visit Sydney again, we would choose to stay at “Rocks Cottage”
Just around the corner from all Balmain has to offer- great cafes, restaurants, parks, waterfront.
The property was well equipped as a “home away from home” for our family’s several week stay.
Appliances, beds/sheets/towels, and kitchen equipment are in great nick.
The house itself is older, and despite apparent recent upgrades we did have problems with insects and mold.
The property management agency was very responsive and arranged an exterminator straightaway- this made our stay much more comfortable.
Note that neighbours are close on all sides, and it’s very much a residential community, so this isn’t the place for you if you’re looking to party or wanting seclusion!