Gorgeous room with ensuite bathroom and private entrance. There's also a private guests' kitchen and sitting room which overlooks the pool with views over a waterfront rainforest reserve. And it's clean; really, really clean. All the pillow shams, duvet covers etc are washed after every guest.
It's 6.5km from the Sydney CBD with a bus to the city only metres away. Perfect for those who don't want the 'I'm in someone's home' experience but would like something more than a bland hotel room.
IN A HURRY? JUST READ THIS BIT .......
If you need more than one room, check out all 8 of my listings. They're all in the same house, just different configurations. This room is called "Retro Room" on the floor plan.
SUMMARY OF FEATURES AND AMENITIES
The entire lower floor of the house is devoted to Airbnb guests. There are three large bedrooms, each with ensuite bathrooms, a sitting room and a kitchen on this level. You do not share these with members of our family. It's not 'that' kind of Airbnb ;)
There is a staircase that links the two levels, but it is enclosed with acoustic curtains. There is no visual contact and little in the way of sound transmission.
Yes, of course we have it, and it's free for guests; just don't be greedy and don't download anything you shouldn't.
One spot is available on site on a first come, first served basis. There is unrestricted free street parking.
BEDROOM AND EN SUITE BATHROOM
o Bedroom door is lockable
o The suite is big - 27 square metres
o Queen size bed with pillow top mattress
o 2 bedside tables with and lamps
o Desk for working on your laptop
o Large wardrobe with drawers and clothes rail
o Noirot panel heater
o High quality white bedlinen and unlimited towels
o Pool towels
o Instantaneous high pressure hot water in shower
o There is no bath
o Shampoo, body wash, conditioner, soap, tissues etc provided
o Emergency supplies of toothbrushes, razors, toothpaste etc in case you've forgotten something.
PRIVATE GUEST ONLY SITTING ROOM
o Bifold doors open out to poolside dining area
o Foxtel IQ Platinum
o Library of carefully curated books
o Gas heating
o Foldout 6 person dining table
o Large sofa
o Rocking chair and footstool
o Dimmable lights and reading lamp
o USB charging port
o Multi-country electric plug converter
o Well equipped with stove, microwave, fridge, toaster oven, rice cooker, coffee grinder toaster, kettle, stove top espresso maker, plunger etc
o Breakfast is included.
o Stocked with breakfast items - cereals, fruit, juice, breads, teas, coffee (including that disgusting instant stuff) eggs, bacon, yoghurts, instant noodles, rice, miso paste, milk etc
o Snacks - biscuits, chocolate, muesli bars, crackers, chips, nuts etc
o Iron and ironing board
o Laundry liquid and drying racks for handwashing
o Use of laundry upstairs (Miele washer and dryer)
o Pets on site - but they don't usually go near the guests. Denny and George (cats), Warren (our Brushtail Possum who thinks he's a cat)
o Smoking is allowed outside in designated areas only.
o Stunning views over harbour foreshore park
o Large solar-heated, salt-chlorinated, glass-fenced pool
o Two outdoor dining areas - one undercover, one next to BBQ
o Indoor/outdoor room has electric heating and curtains for winter nights.
o Large Weber gas BBQ - free for guests
o Outdoor 'lounge room' undercover
o Huge rainforest garden, steep hillside, lots of stairs and decks and private spaces
o Direct, but steep, access to waterfront park from backyard
NOT IN A HURRY? Ok, make yourself a coffee, settle back and have a good read. You've been warned .....
Awake to birdsong, rainforest views and breakfast by the pool. The space is self-contained and gorgeous with private guests' sitting room and guests' kitchen, BBQ, multiple outdoor lounging and dining areas and a huge rainforest garden to explore.
This rainforest retreat is in the lower part of a house built into the hillside on the shores of Sydney harbour in 1968. The space is cool in summer and warm in winter. This listing is for the bedroom labelled 'Retro Room' on the floor plan.
This large bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with shower, queen bed with high quality linens, work desk with task lighting and plenty of space for your clothes.
Your sitting room leads onto a covered lounging and dining area and then to the pool, sunny lounging area and down to the rainforest with tiered sunning and meditation decks and treehouse. From there it leads directly to a park on the Sydney Harbour foreshore.
I like to create lovely spaces for humans that deliver peace, comfort, privacy, efficiency and a sense of fun. With this in mind, I've stocked the scrupulously clean room with high quality linens, generous toiletries and endless supplies of towels.
Guests have access to private sitting room with Foxtel IQ , a guest-only kitchen, solar-heated swimming pool, BBQ area with large Weber gas BBQ and a range of interesting and comfy outdoor dining and lounging areas with stunning views of the Sydney Harbour foreshore rainforest.
There's also parking for one guest car on the property and free street parking. The on-site guest parking is on a first-come, first served basis. We have three Airbnb rooms so if you want the parking spot, book early and let me know at the time of booking.
Interaction with guests
The guest area is downstairs and I live upstairs. I work full time and sometimes work from home. I'm happy to help you plan your time in Sydney over a glass of wine or a tea when I'm around, but other than that you probably won't see me. It's not 'that' kind of Airbnb ;)
I'm looking forward to making your stay in Sydney memorable. I hope that I can use my years of experience as a business and luxury leisure traveller to make your stay comfortable, efficient and fun and help you experience an aspect of Sydney that tourists rarely see.
Other things to note
SECURITY - HOUSE ALARM AND VIDEO/AUDIO SURVEILLANCE
Alarm: The interior of the property is fitted with a back to base monitored alarm system. Instructions for the operation of this system are included in both the House Manual and the Arrival Directions. It is extremely simple. Please note that this system does not capture or record any visual or audio information, it simply detects motion.
Exterior Surveillance: There are 3 cameras covering the exterior of the property and 1 within the non-guest area of the property which record video and audio and store and upload to the cloud in real time. Note that tampering or removing these cameras will not prevent the information already recorded from being transmitted and stored. The actual location of all exterior cameras will be shown to you at check-in. There is no surveillance inside the listing nor in the backyard/pool area.
These cameras feature a two way audio feed, so I can speak to you, and you me via them if necessary.
Smoking is allowed in the designated smoking areas outside.
SAFETY INSIDE THE HOUSE
We have the usual household safety measures; window locks, electrical safety switches on all switchboards including outdoor lighting, approved child safe pool fence, self-closing doors with 1.5m handles for all doors to the pool area, smoke and CO2 detectors in all rooms, temperature limiter on hot water, non-slip safety mats under rugs and fire extinguishers and fire blanket. However, we don't have a stair gate to upstairs, the cupboards aren't lockable and there are still a million ways for a small unsupervised child or a very stupid adult to injure themselves.
SAFETY IN THE GROUNDS
The back yard is made up of stairs and decks which can get slippery when it rains and require careful navigation using the additional lighting supplied if going down there at night. Once you reach the southern boundary of the boardwalk and step off into the bush trail it is steep and can be very, very slippery after rain. Do not attempt this in ordinary leather-soled shoes.
SAFETY ON THE DRIVEWAY
The driveway has a steep downhill approach to the house. It has a non-slip coating and we try to keep it as debris free as possible. However, be careful and watch where you are going at all times, particularly during wet weather.
Breakfast supplies and tea and coffee are included in your rate.
I provide snacks and fruit in the kitchen for you to nibble on while you're here. They aren't meant to be a substitute for meals and are to be consumed on-site. Please don't use them to load up your backpack to fuel your day.
PETS & WILDLIFE
We have cats who have enough sense to stay away from the guest area unless you welcome them.
We live in a nature reserve so you might encounter a small furry creature or a reptile you haven't seen before. They are mostly all benign and much more scared of you than you should be of them. You'll definitely hear and see some amazing birdlife. BTW, since everyone asks, I've never seen a snake on the property.
I require the names of all guests in your party at the time you book.
The guest in whose name the booking is made must be physically present at check-in unless previously agreed.
Guests booking a Private Room may not entertain visitors without prior agreement from the Host.
CHECK-IN AND CHECK-OUT TIMES
Check-in is after 3pm, check-out is before 11am.
Guests who remain past the 11am checkout time without prior agreement agree to pay a late checkout fee of $50 for any part of the first hour and $50 per hour for each additional hour as well as any additional costs incurred by the Host in facilitating the Guests' removal from the premises and/or caused by their late departure.
Please close and lock all doors and windows and turn on the alarm when you're not in residence.
Smoking is allowed outside only in the designated smoking areas.
Do not prop open the pool gates or door or make any attempt to override the self-closing door mechanism.
Please clean the BBQ after use. Cleaning wipes and spray are provided.
USING THE KITCHEN
Please use the exhaust fan in the kitchen when cooking.
Please don't deep fry in the kitchen, it's a fire hazard. Stir frying is ok.
Please follow the recycling, composting and waste disposal instructions in the house manual.
PROTECTING THE FURNITURE
Please place coasters under bottles and glasses.
Please clean up any spills immediately.
Do not sit on the furniture in wet clothing.
Extinguish all candles before leaving the building or your room.
The house has a sophisticated alarm system. You'll be given a remote to operate it during your stay. If you lose the remote you will be charged for the cost of replacing the remote and reprogramming the system.
Instructions to operate the alarm system are in the House Manual.
FAKE TAN - [ A substance so annoying it gets its own paragraph ]
Fake tanners rub off on towels and sheets. My towels and sheets are white. The dyes in fake tanning products do not wash out using ordinary washing temperatures and detergents and the chemicals and temperatures needed to shift them destroy sheets and towels, as well as wasting hours of time dealing with the mess. Sometimes fake tanners won't wash out at all. So, if you must dye yourself orange, please either bring your own sheets, pillow cases and towels and use them instead of mine or be prepared to take the trashed items with you and be charged for replacements.
Laundering and replacing linen more frequently than weekly during your stay will incur an additional fee of $25 per linen change.
Only toilet paper and human waste is to be flushed down the toilet.
There are drying racks in each bedroom and you're welcome to use washer, dryer and clothesline upstairs. You'll be given a key to access the laundry from outside.
Please keep the noise down after 10pm and before 7am, especially outside.
Do not make any noise in the Guests' sitting room after 10pm unless you have the agreement of all other guests in residence.
请您务必阅读您行程计划中的“交通指南及小贴士”(Directions and Helpful Tips)部分。按照指示来走即可。请提前告诉我们您预计到达的时间、航班号,以及是否需要停车位。
吸烟只可在室外指定吸烟区域。这些区域有“允许吸烟”(Smoking Permitted) 的标示牌。
黄色垃圾桶 - 各种容器[回收代码标记在黄色盖子的内侧]
蓝色垃圾桶 - 干净的废纸和干净的纸板
红色垃圾 - 所有无法回收或用于堆肥的垃圾
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