Bright Spring Retreat, Historic Harbour suburb
Hosted by Andrew
Andrew is the host.
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
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A Relaxing, character filled Harbour suburb getaway. A Bright, airy, art filled home providing a great base to explore Sydney through Spring and Summer. Walking distance to peaceful harbourside parks, a short busride into the city & surrounded by great Dining and Bars in a quiet, leafy and charming historical Inner Sydney Harbourside suburb.

The space

Bright, airy and homely with open living and dining spaces and high ceilings, you will find a home full of character with its kooky windy staircase, big open fire places and art filled walls.

Both bedrooms are spacious and well lit with high ceilings. The Master is north facing with a verandah through french doors, looking over Balmain and to the city. This room has a large comfy Queen bed, clothes storage and a well stocked book case.

The second room has an inbuilt wardrobe and an adjoining sunroom with large windows overlooking the back garden. It is furnished with a double bed, bedside and comfy reading chairs. The adjoining room can accommodate a 3rd person on air mattress if needed (please request in advance).

This is a homely and culture filled home, comfortable and clean, a beautiful place to chillout or study in during your time in Sydney, or to base yourself for exploring within minutes of the city, and surrounded by great food and drinking options.

Please don't hesitate to ask any questions =)

Guest access

The kitchen is well equipped and has gas cooking, the bathroom is modern and clean with a powerful gas heated shower. There is cable wireless internet, a big digital Plasma TV and a huge collection of DVDs, movies and books for a quiet night in.

You can sun yourself in the sunlit garden while reading the paper over coffee and breakfast, or BBQ a seafood feast on a balmy evening. Washing, ironing appliances etc all available for your use.

Interaction with guests

Perfect for independent travellers and guests, as i work long/ random hours we may not see each other much. But for visitors to Sydney Im happy to share my recommendations on the best food and pubs (and choice of craft beers) nearby, as well as how to get from A to B.

Other things to note

Perfect base for Sydney Harbour NYE celebrations - walk 10 mins up the road, or 25 mins to East Balmain for spectacular NYE Harbour Fireworks views,

Earlier checkin possible . If you have a very early arrival, please ask about early checkin for a modest additional fee

Free parking on premises
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 11AM - 11PM
Check out by 4PM
Self check-in with lockbox

No smoking.
All doors and windows to be locked when not home.
Kitchen and cooking utensils to be cleaned and put away after use.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - Not for elderly or toddlers.


4 Reviews

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Zoe User Profile
December 2015
Very nice house with all you need, close to cbd, airport and everwhere. It's a great place to stay in Sydney.

Dan User Profile
December 2015
Spent about a week at Andrew's place and it was fantastic. Convenient and peaceful neighbourhood with buses coming very often to go city. Andrew's place is cosy and had all the necessities. Didn't get to meet Andrew but he was always easy to contact through email/phone. Thank you for the great place, we had a fantastic time. Would definitely recommend.

Ak User Profile
October 2015
Andrews communication was excellent pre arrival and during our stay. We were welcomed with a nice bottle of wine, some snacks for our stay, a very clean home and a great email outlining the suburb and surrounding areas. The location was the main attraction for us due to the proximity to shops, walking paths and the CBD. The neighbors were lovely people and we always were able to find street parking without any issue. Internet and TV worked a breeze and we really felt at home throughout.

Roosa User Profile
January 2015
Andrew was a great host, even though we couldn't see each more than once (we both had busy schedule and we only stayed for 5 days). His home was just like described - cozy and lovely home near Sydney. The house was clean and it instantly felt like home away from home. :) We spent the New Years eve there with my friends. The neighbourhood was quiet, but within 5 minute walk one could find all the restaurants and pubs full of life. We watched the nye fireworks from top-spot on Balmain Cove (30 min walk from the house). The house had everything you needed from kettles and pans to bbq grill and in addition a huge selection of books and movies.

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Currently living in Sydney, Australia. With a travel bug in my bones ive explored beautiful, dangerous and awe-inspiring parts of the world and plan to explore a whole lot more. Love this city, am biased but do think it is one of the best and love to have people come and visit it…
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