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.
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.
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.