Edwardian House 8 MIN TRAIN TO CBD
Hospedado por John
John es el anfitrión.
2 huéspedes
1 dormitorio
1 cama
1 baño completo y uno de tocador
2 huéspedes
1 dormitorio
1 cama
1 baño completo y uno de tocador
No se hará ningún cargo por ahora

Private double room. 12.58 sqm. Double bed for 1 or 2 persons. 1 minute walk to train station, pub bistro & BONDS warehouse. 8 minute train to CBD or Museum (Oxford St). Parking. High ceilings. Noise insulated. Retro kitchen & Al Fresco area.

El lugar

The house is over 100 years old. From the front door to the living room it's decked out Edwardian style, with patterned ceilings, stained glass doors, polished floorboards and velvet curtains.

The kitchen was renovated in the 70s (the tiles are still there) and has been replaced with an upcycled 1950s kitchen, with new appliances. The stove is instant gas and the hot water system is also instantaneous. It's a micro kitchen but well equipped and the dining area is large and comfortable. Feel free to use whatever you need but do the right thing and replace what you use (especially if you use a lot!)

The backyard is beautifully renovated with travertine tiles, and a massive garden adorned with a chestnut tree, hisbicus, an olive tree, and flowers. It's also functional and at any time of the year you can help yourself to fresh strawberries, parsley, kaffir lime leaves (for thai cooking), fresh bay leaves, raspberries, banana passionfruit, rocket, and mandarins.

And don't be put off by the family of cement Aborigines (including their baby dingo and baby koala) in the garden. The traditional custodians of this part of Sydney were Cadigal of the Eora land and this is a nod to the area's traditional indigenous owners. Plus, they look very, very cool.

It is Sydenham so you're living under the flight path, which can be exhilarating when outside, however once inside, the house is fully insulated which cuts out about 90% of the noise. The flights start at 6am and finish by 11pm. Considering how close this is to the airport there are an amazing array of birds that visit the backyard. It's a very relaxing space and you'll probably want to spend most of your time out there.

Smoking is OK so long as you smoke outside only (and use the ashtray).

Free unlimited Wi-Fi (just don't exceed more than 100GB a month and we're good) and a HD TV with a hard drive recorder which can record free to air channels so that if you have downtime you can watch your favourite shows later and skip the ads.

There is a library down the road if you want to walk in and read the latest magazines, and also a petrol station and convenience store one block away for late night snacks and essentials.

There's also an awesome pub, The General Gordon down the street (you can enter straight into the dining room). It has an incredible gourmet bistro and is possibly the cheapest pub food for quite some distance. And a bottle shop.

Sydenham Green is a relaxing park space literally down the end of the street.

And while I have tea and coffee making facilities at home, the Crazy Horse Espresso cafe is one minute's walk away if you need a barista fix, now.

Nearby you can walk (9 minutes) to bustling Marrickville Road to sample the numerous Thai & Vietnamese restaurants, and grab a bargain at the many cheap shops along the strip.

Marrickville Metro shopping centre has a large supermarket with Woolworths, Aldi & Kmart and is a 3 minute drive away.

King Street, Newtown is an 8 minute drive away, it's always buzzing and has a multitude of bars, cafes, restaurants and shops.

Oxford Street, Darlinghurst is a 10 minute train ride away.

A carport is available for off street parking (for smaller cars, though).

There's also a BONDS factory outlet one minutes walk away that constantly has sales for this classic Aussie brand of clothing.

There's a Fit'N'Fast gym 5 minutes walk away and also an Anytime Fitness about 8 minutes walk away. Both offer casual memberships.

And the groovy secret 'Camelot Lounge' has jazz and music most nights of the week, it's a 4 minute walk away.

Disponible para huéspedes

You can access the whole house (excluding my room and storage rooms)

Atención a los huéspedes

Yes. My friends from Chicago called me The Mayor when they visited Sydney.

I'm proud of my city and if there's any information, apps, and/or curiosities you'd like to see that aren't in Lonely Planet, I'll help you with anything you need to know. If I don't know I'll find out and then we'll both know.

I want you to love my city as much as I do, and will help wherever I can to make your stay in Sydney as enjoyable as possible.

Otros aspectos destacables

The planes go overhead but the house is noise insulated.

Lugar de estacionamiento privado
Apto para fumadores
Internet inalámbrico

Reglas de la casa
No se admiten mascotas
No se admiten fiestas o eventos
No adecuado o inseguro para niños (0-12 años)

Leave things as you find them. Switch off lights when they're not being used. Dry yourself in the shower space to avoid dripping water all over the bathroom floor. Deadlock the front door if you're the last to leave the house. Clean up after yourself. Replace what you use.


19 evaluaciones

Perfil de usuario de Carsten
Marzo de 2017
Really Nice guy, always helpfull, good talks, only few minutes to CBD

Perfil de usuario de Patrick
Febrero de 2017
John was friendly and helpful, and provided great suggestions for things to do in the vicinity of his very conveniently located home. The proximity of a major train station made travel and sight-seeing easy, and the lovely local shops were convenient. If you're looking for a charming home, a lovely host and a highly accessible location - look no further.

Perfil de usuario de Nathan
Febrero de 2017
Close to train station, short Uber/Taxi ride to Airport. Great location for the busy traveller.

Perfil de usuario de Sarah
Febrero de 2017
John was an awesome host! He was always up for a chat and can make a great cup of coffee. I felt right at home. The house itself is in a great spot next to transport, and the bed was super comfy! Highly recommended!

Perfil de usuario de Nick
Enero de 2017
John was a fantastic host - I stayed 4 nights and was there with a broken leg and on crutches; John went out of his way to buy a chair for me in the shower, to spend time chatting and help me around the place with coffees etc. Made me feel right at home - cheers John, I'll be back!

Perfil de usuario de Michelle
Enero de 2017
John has been a fantastic host when we were up in Sydney for the New Years. We thoroughly enjoyed the long conversations with John, and his place was beautiful. The location was conveniently located from the train station. He was extremely friendly and approachable. We would definitely be back!!!

Perfil de usuario de Mark
Diciembre de 2016
Wow, John is such friendly guy. Thoughly enjoyed staying in John home. So so welcoming. John place is comfortable. So between John being a nice person and a great home plus location, you can't ask for much more. John, again a big thank you.

Sydenham, AustraliaSe registró en Julio 2014
Perfil de usuario de John
Freelance TV Producer/Editor Hopeless collector of 1950s stuff I've travelled a lot internationally, mostly solo. Solo travellers want their space sometimes, at other times they want company. I can do both. I know a lot about Sydney in general. I'm a gay man and have…
Idiomas: English

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