I can't possibly say enough good things about Mike and his flat - I'll try and remember them all.
I was staying at another location, had to quickly leave, and found Mike's flat available to rent. I emailed Mike and he responded to my inquiry to rent within 2 minutes. He had someone checking out that day but took our bags in the morning and held onto them, until the room was ready - this was very nice and was a relief to us as we didn't know what to do with our bags after leaving the previous place and not having a rental car. Mike went out of his way to help us!
Mike is a class act and his professionalism shows in his home, he thinks of just about EVERYTHING a person could need to feel at home.
Mike checked in on us throughout our stay to see if we needed anything.
Mike was helpful with telling us about the neighborhood, even walking a few blocks with us to show us the good spots. The neighborhood was a great location, close walking or public transit to many popular locations including restaurants, bars, convenience stores, liquor stores, and tourist attractions. There was also a GoGet car we hired for a few days, just outside the front door - VERY convenient!! There were several others in the neighborhood ("Golda" the Yaris wasn't the most comfortable so walk a few blocks and rent a Corolla).
The flat was in an apartment/hotel building which was very clean, quiet, and nice. I felt safe in this buiding as it was key controlled, both to get into the lobby and then once on the elevator, to your floor. It was great.
The listing accurately described everything in Mike's flat and the contents in it. Mike has many amenities to make staying there economincal, just bring your clothes and some food. Mike was even kind enough to put some quality food in the fridge before we got there. He showed us how to use the coffee maker, and had condiments, cleaning supplies, nice dishes, even things like a wine stopper - things you wouldn't think that you need until you're somewhere and realize you need it.
I loved staying at Mike's - his bed was very comfortable and my travel partner slept on the couch and said that was super comfortable. The room had nice sunlight and the flat was temperature controlled without the heat/air for the most part.
I loved Australia, partly due to Mike's hospitality, the price of his flat, the location and all of the comforts of home Mike offered. I hope to go back soon and will stay with Mike if staying in Sydney. I'm recommending him to a few friends of mine who plan to visit there as well.
I HIGHLY recommend renting from Mike! You won't regret it!!