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Stylish Flat @ Amazing Location

Entire flat hosted by Jen
4 guests2 bedrooms2 beds1 bathroom
Entire home
You’ll have the apartment to yourself.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
Sparkling clean
13 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Jen is a Superhost
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A modern, stylish apartment exceptionally located -- perfect for discerning travellers who value design and comfort, and strong desire to experience the true Sydney on the sought-after harbor peninsula.

The space
Why stay at a place devoid of character and history? Or be insulated in a tower with no sense of place, and be far removed from the essence of Sydney and its legendary harbor?

A place to call home.
The apartment is located in a quintessential Sydney peninsula -- right on the harbor and next to the City. Significant majority of the houses in the neighborhood is heritage protected, retaining the original structure and history of the area. The streets ooze distinctive character of yesterday, today and tomorrow; while the café and restaurant scene pulses vibrant energy that is distinctively Sydney.

The apartment is brilliantly located with one block to the famed Darling St. (where all the cafés, restaurants, and boutique shops are located) and one block down to the waterfront Sydney Harbor. There are frequent buses and ferries to the City and various other locations in the greater Sydney area.

“Mi casa es su casa.”
The renovated apartment is bright and airy, with sunshine spilling into living room and bedrooms. The open-plan kitchen, living and dining area has a nice flow and affords easy living with extra comfort.

Rooms:
The apartment boasts two generous sized bedrooms with two queen size beds (can sleep two people on each bed). The rooms feature large windows overlooking native eucalyptus and banksia trees, and houses in Balmain/Birchgrove area.

Bed Sheets:
From my travels I have learnt to appreciate quality and comfort – a good night of sleep is priceless. Therefore, at the apartment, all bed sheets provided are designer and 5-star hotel high quality sheets – Donna Karan, Errebicasa, Garnier-Thiebaut, Sheridan, etc.. I would like you to have good rest while you are staying here.

Kitchen:
The open kitchen was designed by a top agency to allow for modern convenience and free flow of space. The selected benchtop is of a rare marble mined in northern Australia, and the uniqueness and rarity of the stone adds character to the apartment. The resulted transformation speaks for itself, the kitchen is aesthetically pleasing and easily becames the heart of the place.
The kitchen is also fully equipped with pots, pans, utensils, cutleries, plates, bowels, etc. ensuring your stay is nothing but comfortable and convenient.

Balcony:
The balcony has view of Balmain/Birchgrove and North Sydney, with frequent visits from rainbow lorikeets, cockatoos, and various other native birds. The table set allows for outdoor dining or even a cup of tea!

Bathroom:
The bathroom is newly renovated to be crisp and clean with separate shower and bathtub (no need to climb into the bathtub to take a shower!). I also provide towel sets for all guests.

Wi-Fi, TV, Blue ray DVD player:
42" LG TV and Blue ray DVD player are provided. Wi-Fi is also included to make sure you are connected to the world at large.

Note: The apartment is in a boutique apartment block with only 12 units/households. It is located on the third level reachable via staircases. My friends dub it “the stairway to heaven”!

Guest access
The whole apartment and everything within the place.
A modern, stylish apartment exceptionally located -- perfect for discerning travellers who value design and comfort, and strong desire to experience the true Sydney on the sought-after harbor peninsula…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Wifi
Kitchen
Air conditioning
Laptop-friendly workspace
Iron
Hair dryer
Dryer
Hangers
Washing machine

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Location

Balmain / Birchgrove, New South Wales, Australia

Balmain was one of the earliest Sydney suburbs to be settled by Europeans, becoming an industrial hub and a major Sydney port, with shipbuilding, engineering, and coal mining taking off in the late 1800s. A combination of its working class roots, an influx of immigrants in the 1950s and gentrification of the 1960s -- “Once a tough, working-class neighborhood, Balmain now rivals Paddington [and Surrey Hill] in Victorian-era desirability – with the added advantage of being surrounded by water and city-bound ferries.” (Lonely Plant 2018). Some of Australia's best-known writers, actors, film directors, musicians, and artists call Balmain home.

Darling St traverses the spine of Balmain’s peninsula, and it is packed with boutique shops, cafes, restaurants, and pubs. These have added charms to Balmain with a village-like feel, especially on the weekends. Balmain’s frangipani-scented streets contain dozens of historically significant buildings, it makes a wonderful walk strolling through the neighborhood.
Balmain was one of the earliest Sydney suburbs to be settled by Europeans, becoming an industrial hub and a major Sydney port, with shipbuilding, engineering, and coal mining taking off in the late 1800s. A com…

Hosted by Jen

Joined in January 2012
  • 139 Reviews
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I'm a poster child for globalization. I lived in Taiwan, US, Canada, and now I call Australia home. I have developed a serious case of wanderlust, the symptoms included insatiable desire to see and experience new places, and meet the locals. So far it has taken me to Spain, Syria, Russia, Singapore, Portugal, Mexico, France, Morocco, Argentina, Italy, Oman, Germany, Turkey, Brazil, Austria, United Arab Emirates, Netherlands, UK, Jordan, Peru, Switzerland, New Zealand, Thailand, etc., etc.. Next on my must-visit list: Madagascar, Qatar, South Africa, Chile, and Iran. Being a seasoned traveller, I truly understand what it takes to have a great trip and an unforgettable experience. I believe people are big part of the journey. And nothing beats meeting a local, seeing a place from their eyes, and feeling the passion they have for their city. I look forward to hosting you and sharing with you the city I have been calling home. Welcome to Sydney.
I'm a poster child for globalization. I lived in Taiwan, US, Canada, and now I call Australia home. I have developed a serious case of wanderlust, the symptoms included insatiable…
During your stay
I will meet you upon arrival and help you settle in (walk through the place, introduction of the area, transportation, etc.)
I do respect your privacy, and believe you should have the freedom to explore and enjoy your stay without obtrusion. If you have any question or would like more information, you are more than welcome to contact me anytime during your stay.
I will meet you upon arrival and help you settle in (walk through the place, introduction of the area, transportation, etc.)
I do respect your privacy, and believe you should…
Jen is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Languages: 中文 (简体), English, Español
  • Response rate: 88%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules
Check out: 11:00 am
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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