Harborside Double Bay - city in 10 mins
The apartment, in a grand old house built in early 20th century, occupies the entire ground floor with level street access and sheltered garden courtyards front & back.
If not for the schoolhouse across the road we would watch the ferry come and go beyond the park less than 100m away (60yds). A peaceful and safe environment 50m (30yds) from the shopping village famous for boutiques, cafes and restaurants and with a 7/11 supermarket.
Short stays are welcome but so too are longer stays of 1 or 2 months. Many guests are artists, performers and professionals working in Sydney, this place offers comforts and freedom of a home lifestyle. **Special rates can be negotiated for long stays and exclusive use is also possible, enquire before booking**
The large bedroom has a queen size bed with feather pillows and heavy damask cotton sheets. Simple multi-function storage allows easy relief from suitcase living, even if for short stays. The tree-top window overlooks a quiet private courtyard. Let the birds wake you up..literally!, many guests comment on the extraordinary sounds of nature so close to the city.
The kitchen is well equipped and has a private guest fridge. The paved courtyard off the kitchen even has a BBQ for enjoying Sydney's amazing weather. Laundry facilities include washer and dryer. Towels and linen are all provided and changed as needed, so to is room cleaning.
This is a perfect location to visit Sydney, whether for work or pleasure. It's close proximity to the city, while sheltered from the hustle & bustle, offers welcome homely relief after a busy day.
Sydney downtown is less than 4km (2.5miles) away. From there it's 1 minute walk to Opera House, The Rocks 'Old Town', Botanical Gardens, Central Business District and main transport terminal. The fastest way is ferry in 10 minutes, train (Edgecliff) in 15 minutes or bus in 25 minutes.
If here to work, commuting by ferry offers a spectacular way to start the day, arriving at Circular Quay between Opera House and bridge. Many guests flag this as the highlight of their stay.
If you catch the ferry in the opposite direction, you'll soon be in beautiful Watson's Bay - with clifftop nature reserve, beaches, more restaurants and cafes, and from 'The Gap' a breathtaking 360 vista of ocean and harbour, including spectacular views of the city in the distance.
House rulesNo pets
No smoking permitted inside
There are very few fixed rules for this household, I am pretty easy going.
Common sense, courtesy and respect are the guiding principles.
No frying of red meat inside. The oven & stove must be kept clean.
The place is well laid out to allow private space for all.
Security is a high priority, and although a safe neighbourhood, vigilance is practiced and expected. Note: your possessions are NOT insured by the host.
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Reviews of this property
We stayed in Stefans flat for a week and it was perfect for us! Double Bay is a very quiet and safe area, stil very well connected to Circular quay and with good options to go shopping if you need something. The flat itself was wonderful! It was very clean and has enough space. Stefan is a wonderful host and he gave us so many tips on things we could do, that you would not see being a tourist in Sydney. We would book his apartment again and would recommend it to anyone! Thank you for your many tips and your hospitality, our Australia-Trip was off to a very good start! Nicole and Jeanis.
Stefan is a 5Star SUPER+ Host!! Thank you for the enormous hospitality, the never ending knowledge of art, history, nature, Sydney, Australia and and and..... Thanks for your recommendations (among other things with videos and photos) we have completely changed our tour plans (and the proposed travel destinations were fantastic). Would have stayed much longer than the 2 weeks we spent .
Super highly recommandable!
Stefan ist ein 5 Sterne SUPER + Host !! Danke für die enorme Gastfreundschaft, das unendliche Wissen von Kunst, Geschichte, Natur, Sydney, Australien und und und ..... Danke für die Empfehlungen (unter anderem mit Videos und Fotos) wir haben unsere Tourpläne komplett geändert (und die vorgeschlagenen Reiseziele waren fantastisch). Wären viel länger geblieben als die 2 Wochen, die wir dort verbrachten.
Super sehr empfehlenswert!
Stefan est un super hôte 5 étoiles plus !! Merci pour l'énorme hospitalité, la connaissance sans fin de l'art, l'histoire, la nature, Sydney, Australie et et ..... Merci pour les recommandations (entre autres avec des vidéos et des photos) nous avons complètement changé nos plans de tournée ( et les destinations de voyage proposées étaient fantastiques). Nous aurions séjourné beaucoup plus longtemps que les deux semaines que nous avons passées.
Super hautement recommandable!
Stefan is a very friendly, helpful person. He explained all the area, public transport etc. etc. The flat is about a 4 minute walk from the ferry which will take you to Circular Quay in about 10 minutes, a ferry every 30 minutes. We enjoyed our stay there. A very clean, bright flat, safe area.
Stefan is really nice host – he's friendly and chatty and is keen to advise on things to do, how to get about, etc. He's been living in Sydney for some time and knows the place very well. He was happy to help us when we needed it, but otherwise was happy for us to use the apartment as we pleased, and didn't get in our way at all.
The apartment is attractive and very well placed; just a 10 minute ferry ride away from town (the ferry quay is a couple of minutes' walk from the apartment). It was a little cold for us, but a heater is provided in the bedroom so it wasn't a problem.
With Stefan, we had a very friendly, always helpful host. He always had good advises for us and even supported beyond what could be expected as normal. The appartment is very nice and situated in a nice, quite neighbourhood. We much enjoyed staying in this place and can recommend it.
Exelente choix, d'hébergement de lieu
très près du bateau métro
très près de commerce très bien achalandés
le propriétaire est fort sympathique et vous transmet tout le nécessaire pour le nouvel arrivant
Für uns äusserst geglückter Start und Aufenthalt in Sydney. Sauber, ruhig und gut gelegene Unterkunft mit sehr angenehmen und unkomplizierten Gastgeber. Stefan ist sehr hilfsbereit, weiss über sehr viel Bescheid und kann einem auf alle möglichen Fragen Auskunft geben. Das B&B ist wirklich super gelegen, 3-4 Min. zu Fuss zur Fähre welche einem direkt ins Zentrum bringt oder in die angrenzenden Buchten Rose Bay oder Watsons Bay.
Wir würden jederzeit gerne wieder das B&B von Stefan buchen.
Very nice appartement with a nice garden. Double Bay is a nice part of Sydney. I felt very save there. Stefan knows lot's of nice places to go, beautifull walks, parks, beaches, etc.
And Stefan likes to talk with his guest.
Lieber Stefan, liebes Wimdu
Wir hatten wundervolle 15 Tage in Stefans Haus in Double Bay. Besser gehts nicht.!!!! Ein tolles und ruhiges Schlafzimmer mit Blick in den Garten, gemütliches Wohnzimmer, Küche, Bad , alles sehr gepflegt und sauber. Dazu die absolut zentrale Lage zur City aber auch viele kleine Kaffees und Restaurants in der direkten Nähe.. Nach 3 Tagen haben wir unseren Mietwagen zurückgegeben., genossen die Fähre, Bus und Bahn. Sooo schön. Stefan stand uns als Host immer zur Seite mit Tipps, Ratschlägen in Informationen. Danke, wir kommen zurück
We had the pleasure of staying with Stefan in his beautiful apartment for New Year's despite booking the accomodations on rather short notice. Even during the booking process, Stefan already showed himself as a great potential host as he was communicative and quickly got back to me regarding the booking. We communicated several times before our arrival and every time, Stefan was quick to reply and offered up help where needed. After our arrival in Sydney, he proved to be a gracious host with great tips and recommendations. It was great chatting with him and we never felt crowded while sharing the living space with him. We had a grand time in Sydney and loved the closeness of his apartment to the city, the various ways we had to get into town (we took both, the trains and the ferry, and both were quick and easy to use), the fact that he provided maps as well as transportation cards used to tap on and off the public transportation and the general friendliness we were met by, not only by him but by Sydney in general.
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