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Stylish Flat Amazing Location - Balmain/Birchgrove

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Newly updated Master room
Ballast Point, 10mins walking
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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
1 night minimum
Condo/Apartment
Why stay at a place devoid of character and history? Or be insulated in a tower with no sense of place, 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 are heritage protected, retaining the original structure and history of the area and that of Sydney. 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 shops are located) and one block down to the waterfront Sydney Harb...Why stay at a place devoid of character and history? Or be insulated in a tower with no sense of place, 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 are heritage protected, retaining the original structure and history of the area and that of Sydney. 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 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 greater Sydney area. “Mi casa es su casa.” The newly 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 in my place 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 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, the uniqueness and rarity of the stone adds character to the apartment. The result transformation speaks for itself, the kitchen is aesthetically pleasing and it also became 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 will also provide towels for all the guests. WIFI, TV, Blue ray DVD player: 42' LG TV and Blueray 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. Checkin / Checkout: Checkin - 3pm Checkout - 11am ....Still not sure about the apartment? We have hosted hundreds of visitor from this booking site (Superhost, 100+ reviews all 5 stars). Why not read what others have to say about the apartment? Please see the reviews for this property. Would you like to stay longer? We love to have you stay with us for longer period. Here is something for you: For weekly stay (7nights), a 10% discount across all nights. For monthly stay (28nights), a 15% discount across all nights. For 6 weeks stay (42 nights), a 20% discount across all nights. Please contact me if you would like to stay longer than 6 weeks!More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
•Please no loud noise between 10pm - 6am. Beware of the acoustics, what is said on the balcony will be shared with the rest of the street! • Strictly no parties, no smoking (in apartment and on balcony), and no pets. •Please no spray tan/self bronzer/etc., they permanently stains white bed linens, etc.. Charges will be requested for damaged items. •Our garbage bin is #12 inside the walled garbage area. There is now a camera over the garbage area with $150/bag fine for wrong bin. Thank you!
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1 Full bath
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Reviewed June 16, 2019 via mobile

The apartment in Church St Balmain was perfect for a short stay. Close to shops, ferry and parks. Clean and tidy with plenty of crockery and appliances. Stairs probably difficult for an elderly person. All in all, very suitable for us.

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Kerrie F
Explorer517385, VR Owner at Stylish Flat Amazing Location - Balmain/Birchgrove, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2019

Thanks Kerrie! It was wonderful to have you. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

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Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

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Date of stay: August 2018
Management response:Responded August 29, 2018

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Reviewed July 16, 2018

Location of this place is impeccable. There was no need for a car during our stay. We could take a bus or ferry to those touristy places fairly easily; major stops or terminal of both transportation means are well within walking distance. Highly recommend taking...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Footprints788426
Management response:Responded July 21, 2018

It was a pleasure to have you and your family staying at the apartment! Please, come visit Sydney again, we would love to welcome you back!

Reviewed July 15, 2018

The apartment is in an incredibly convenient location with everything you need within an easy 5 minute walk - easy for public transport, ferries, restaurants, cafes, pubs, Woolworths. Jen's apartment is located on the top floor of a small building (about 46 stairs up -...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank docnes
Management response:Responded July 16, 2018

Thanks Vanessa! It was so lovely to have you and your family back again. Let us know your next trip, we would love to have you back again!

Reviewed July 13, 2018

The condo is wonderfully located in Balmain – a quick 2mins walk to Darling St, packed with pubs, restaurants, cafes, boutique shops, etc. Bus stops are only one block away and go directly into centre of the City in about 10mins. One block the other...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank angeline991
Management response:Responded July 15, 2018

Thank you! It was such a pleasure to have you back for three weeks this time, and glad to hear everything was wonderful for you again. I look forward to welcoming on your next trip to Sydney!

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Reviewed July 5, 2018

Everything was great! We absolutely loved this charming neighborhood, and the apartment had everything we needed with a touch of style.

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Kate C
Management response:Responded July 8, 2018

Thank you Kate! It was so lovely to host you. We hope to have you back again soon! Jen

Reviewed February 10, 2018

This apartment was just a few minutes walk from cafes, shops and restaurants. Also close to public transport into the CBD. It's well equipped and very comfortable. Jen was extremely easy to deal with and allowed us to check in early which was very much...More

Date of stay: January 2018
Thank Julia B
Management response:Responded February 21, 2018

Thank you! I am so glad to hear you had a wonderful stay and enjoyed your time in Sydney. Come visit us again? :)

Reviewed October 23, 2017

Thanks Jen for the chance to stay in your centrally located fully self contained apartment, accessed by the peaceful walk through the park from the Balmain ferry. On Friday,Sydney offered a rainy day,the trip to Circular Quay was interesting, glimpsing the Harbour Bridge in rainy...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank 15Rett
Management response:Responded February 8, 2018

I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your stay! Come visit again!

Reviewed March 10, 2017

Three of us stayed in Jen’s AMAZING apartment the last week of February. Let me start out by saying that the Balmain neighborhood is a really great base for exploring Sydney. It is a wonderfully charming and friendly neighborhood with a grocery store, butcher, pharmacy,...More

Date of stay: February 2017
1  Thank WorldTravellerr
Management response:Responded March 12, 2017

Dawn, it was a pleasure to have you at the apartment! I'm so glad to hear you ended up loving Sydney as much as I do, and you have enjoyed your stay at the apartment. Please, do com back again. We would love to host...More

Reviewed October 9, 2016

Felt very welcomed and appreciated having vital information on hand regarding maps, relevant websites and useful local public transport information. Great location and so nice to be in quiet surroundings.Kitchen, bathroom, laundry all very functional.Handy to shops, a nice walking distance of approx 10 minutes...More

Date of stay: October 2016
Thank KarynP101
Management response:Responded October 30, 2016

Thanks Karyn, it was lovely to have you over at the apartment. We hope to see you again on your next trip to Sydney!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Balcony
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Secure Parking
Shared Garden
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
City Getaway
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
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.
Getting around
During your stay, you will have easy access to the City and Sydney harbor. They are right on your doorstep! Frequent city-bound buses are one block up the road and 10 minutes ride to the city center (QVB). The ferry wharf is at the park down the road from the apartment, and it provides an easy ferry ride into the City, Darling Harbor, Milsons Point/Luna Park, Circular Quay/the Rocks, Pyrmont, and Cockatoo Island. I can also provide parking permits for street parking if you have a car.
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