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"The Cammeray Hideaway"
"The Cammeray Hideaway"
5 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
5 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
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I really think you will love it here in Cammeray. My place is a beautifully appointed 2 bedroom apartment 3 bus stops from Circular Quay in Sydney's CBD. Newly renovated with a King, Queen & Double Bed (or 2 Single Beds), there is NETFLIX, 6 seat breakfast bench, swimming pool, car parking space, a full size bath, European & Australian cookware and a light filled living room leading out to leafy balcony. The apartment is 82 sq m | 882 sq ft layout.

The space

If you've never heard of Cammeray I think you will love it here. I really enjoy sharing my place in this awesome part of Sydney. The surrounding suburb & area has loads to offer with the City, Sydney & Middle Harbour, great food & Restaurants & multiple parklands being only moments away.

*Please tell me a little bit about yourself & what brings you to Sydney (is it for business or for a holiday ?) And then please let me know some details about yourself & your trip when messaging me & making a booking. Thank you*

A beautifully presented 2 bedroom apartment showcases designer style throughout - close to public transport, cafes & food establishments - The Cammeray Hideaway is in a great area of Sydney. A King & Queen sized bed are housed across two bedrooms with a built in wardrobe in each. All the linen in the apartment is organic cotton and is from EcoDownunder here in Australia. The 3rd (and can be 4th) bed is a BlackRock Mega Deluxe (Double Bed or 2 singles) (top of the range mattress's - worth $500) self inflated/adjustable mattress

The kitchen has all European & Australian cookware & cutlery throughout (Tefal, EStelle, Robert Gordon, Atlanta Bartlett, Zwilling J.A. Henckels) and the massive (430 litre) Westinghouse fridge can house plenty of food - naturally a dishwasher, oven & microwave are also here. There is also a Ultrastream Water Filter, Ionizer & Alkalizer in the kitchen too. Makes the best drinking water you've ever tasted. - Australian designed/Made in the USA. There is also a Vitamix (blender)

This apartment runs on 100% renewable energy

The apartment is perfect for anyone including holiday makers, visiting parents and friends, singles or a couple on a business trip. Or even a family or a couple who has just arrived in Sydney and are getting a feel for the city whilst house & job hunting for a long term stay

At night the living room becomes a 3rd bedroom (with its full black out plantation shutters) for the 5th guest or alternatively the extra mattress's can be set up in the master bedroom. The 3rd bed is a BlackRock Mega Deluxe (top of the range - worth $500) double sized self inflated/adjustable mattress. This double bed can also be setup as a 2 single beds. The mattress is already inflated and is very comfortable (it's 12cm thick) The BlackRock double mattress also has velcro down the edges and can come apart to create two single beds. Suitable for all sizes the BlackRock's are 198cm long by 77cm wide (as a single bed) or 198cm long by 154cm wide (as a double bed).

The double/two singles have fully fitted sheet sets & organic cotton blankets for the Summer months. In the Winter months each single bed & the double have a snug 100% Australian Wool Doona (Duvet/Continental Quilt/Comforter) for each. Both the King & Queen also have full organic cotton sheet sets with cotton blankets in the Summer months and for the Winter months have snug 100% Australian Wool Doona (Duvet/Continental Quilt/Comforter) too

Cammeray Village (Miller St, Cammeray) & nearby Neutral Bay (especially Grosvenor Street, Neutral Bay) has some excellent Restaurant, Bar & Food options. If you like Yoga there is also some great Yoga Studio's nearby too. I have some laminated local guide books & maps so you can find your way to all these places

The apartment also has an internal laundry with a Miele washing machine so you can do some washing during your stay. There is also a dryer in the common laundry just up the hall which you share with 4 other apartments. New Zealand's famous Ecostore cleaning products are used throughout the apartment which keeps the space clean and free of chemicals

*CHECK IN/CHECK OUT TIMES: I'm happy for guests to have early check in's and late check out's if the apartment is available.

If your Check-in day ends up being on a day when a guest group is Checking out (at 10am on the same morning) then your Check-in time automatically reverts to 4:30pm that day. The reason being is that the cleaners need at least 6 hours to clean and prepare the apartment for you (and the earliest they can begin cleaning is 10:30am on that day)
If you arrive in Sydney early on your Check-in day and you want access to the apartment then book one night earlier to accomodate this please. That's what I do when I travel if "Checking-in early" is imperative to me

*The Check-In time by default is 2pm (if the apartment is available earlier in the day then I'm flexible with the Check In time). The Check out time is 10am (if the apartment is available later into the day then I'm flexible on the Check Out time). Only if the apartment isn't getting cleaned or prepared for the next visitors or from the previous visitors is a flexible Check In or Check Out available*

*I've created a pocket sized booklet on "how to use public transport to and from Cammeray" for guests. A simple guide on how to make best use of Sydney's great public transport network whilst visiting. Public transport is very good from Cammeray (to and from Sydney's CBD/City/North Sydney and also further afield). Sydney has very good public transport considering it's such a large, wide city. Bus stops are 150 metres away from the building in either direction

The Cammeray Hideaway has 3 separate sit or stand desks & tables. One in the living room, one on the balcony and also one in the master bedroom. You may sit at any of them by using one of the high stools or a high chair. You may also stand at these desks too. It's becoming more common that people use sit/stand desks at work. Good for your posture & and you can sit or stand as you please

My apartments parking space is only suited for small to medium sized cars. The reason for this is there are two very tight corners in the buildings car park on the way to my apartments car parking space that large long vehicles struggle to clear properly.

The following cars (or similar) CAN PARK in my car space in the building (for example: Volkswagen Golfs, Tiguans, Audi A4's or Q3's, Toyota Camrys & Corollas, Subaru Liberty, Outback, BMW X3's, any small KIA's, Holdens, Suziki's etc or similar - nothing longer than 4.7 metres).

The following cars (or similar) CANNOT PARK in my car space: Any big SUV's, people movers or large 4WD's (BMW X5's, X6's Audi Q7's, Mercedes ML's, Toyota Tarago, Klugers, Nissan Pathfinders, MItsubishi Pajero's, Prado or Landcruisers, Honda Odyssey etc or similar (anything longer than 4.7 metres) will need to park on the nearby streets that are all within 2 minutes walk of the building. There is ample all day (free) street parking in the surrounding streets

And yes girls/women & some guys: There is a hairdryer. It's a Vidal Sassoon Venezia 2400. Ionic Ceramic. Which I think translates to "dries hair good"

I do wish the view was a little better from the apartment, it's ok, u get some nice views although one building nearby takes away a great water view. During the day and also in the morning the sounds of birds like cockatoo's & rainbow lorikeet's in the nearby valley and Primrose Park is really special

The balcony has a really lovely selection of medium sized tree's and flowering plants. There is a fold down wooden table as well which fits two people, two stools and some food and drinks. The southerly breeze comes up the hill from middle harbour every night and it's a really peaceful spot. Even bring out your laptop for some emailing or such things, read a book or have breakfast

*the cleaning fee explained: when a cleaner cleans my apartment and prepares it for incoming guests it takes anywhere between 5 to 6 hours each time and so its much longer, more expensive & more detailed than a regular apartment clean*

The building's swimming pool is open from 6am to 10pm all year round. It is very well maintained and cleaned regularly. It gets full sun all day round

The living room has a 6 seat breakfast bench with a kettle and toaster ready for tea, coffee and breakfast. There is a great selection of Organic tea and some Organic Coffee too. On the breakfast bench you can have dinner, spread out with a newspaper, play cards or use your laptop. The breakfast bench is designed to sit at or stand at

I also have a full set of Peppa Pig kid's cutlery, plates, cups etc. Great for young children (5 and under) who need smaller sized cutlery. The apartment has a Noirot heater (French) that keeps the whole space warm

All the interior decorations are original. A 1970's London street sign, An Australian & World map from the 1960's (from an old school) a farming sign from 1920's Victoria, and some cool film set stills (photo's) that I found in an antique store in Sydney

A Panasonic 50' LED Smart TV with a BLU Ray/DVD player is attached to the living room wall for watching TV or a movie whilst lazying on the couch. NETFLIX is also in the apartment

Stay a few nights or stay a while

Oh yeah and bring boardies, sneakers and shorts for some exercise & a swim - as it's a great suburb & city for that

Guest access

You'll have private access to everything in the apartment. Cooking & kitchen facilities, washing machine, a bit of supplied food to get started, access to the swimming pool, DVD's, NETFLIX, magazines, books & WiFi, etc. A good magazine or book beats the internet any day.

The clothes dryer is shared which is down the hall in the laundry room on the same side of the hallway as the lift.

Guests also have access to the buildings swimming pool that is cleaned weekly, a car parking space and also the grassed surrounds of the building is great for children.

Cammeray Shopping Village/Miller Street Shops is a short 8 minute walk - 800 metres away.
North Sydney Skate Plaza, Cammeray Golf Course & Cammeray Tennis Club are all only 500 metres away or a 6 minute walk.

Interaction with guests

I'll normally welcome guests to the apartment. If I can't and I'm at work there is a keysafe that I'll give you the information for. If I can drop by to greet you I'll give you a short tour and show you how to use a few things. After that I'll only be in contact if you need anything or need any questions answered. Otherwise the place is all yours.

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Free parking on premises

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $127 NZD
Security Deposit $347 NZD
Weekly Discount: 8%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Common spaces
2 floor mattresses

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is flexible
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with lockbox

What to know about The Cammeray Hideaway

1. Have fun here. You are located in a great building and a great part of Sydney

2. All the usual sensible things about cooking, security, noise and looking after the place are in play here

3. This apartment is NOT suitable for Bucks Trips/Party's, Loose weekends, Hens nights, wild Party/Birthdays, young backpacker groups or boys weekends. This apartment is not that kind of place. Please don't book this apartment if you fit into any of the above categories

4. Please follow these simple house rules to the letter. They are common sense and centered around respect of the building and my neighbours and it will take 12 minutes to read them. Really easy. Please don't ignore them or add your own interpretation and do your own thing. They make for a fun, relaxing and enjoyable stay for everybody

4b. Please contact James (the apartment owner) via text message and via the Airbnb message system if you have any problems, emergencies or questions. No question is too small. You can send a message 24/7 and I will get back to you shortly. In the case of Emergencies there is also another "Primary Emergency Contact Name and Phone Number" on the fridge in the Apartment. Also contact this person at the same time you contact James.

5. This is a great building you are currently staying in. It is AirBnB friendly. Please treat it and the people that live here with the respect. Be friendly and say hello & people will be friendly & welcoming in return. Good people live here

5b. Please keep noise to a low level minimum in the shared hallways and on the buildings grounds, the car park when entering or exiting the building after 10pm. Please don’t make mobile phone calls (for example) outside the apartment in the hallways or in the car park after 10pm

6. PARKING. Please only park in the apartments (UNIT 12) assigned car parking space. Never park in any other unit's car space (under any circumstances - even if its for 2 minutes). There is also one 10 minute drop off car parking space that can be used (when its available and free) near the top of the driveway. Please only use this drop off parking space for 10 or 20 minutes maximum at a time to unpack bags etc. Don’t park your car here or anyone else’s car here overnight. There is also ample free all day car parking on the streets around the building that may be used for visiting friends and family.

6b. PARKING. My apartments parking space is only suited for small to medium sized cars. The reason for this is there are two very tight corners in the buildings car park on the way to my apartments car parking space that large long vehicles struggle to clear properly.

The following cars (or similar) CAN PARK in my car space in the building (for example: Volkswagen Golfs, Tiguans, Audi A4's or Q3's, Toyota Camrys & Corollas, Subaru Liberty, Outback, BMW X3's, any small KIA's, Holdens, Suziki's etc or similar - nothing longer than 4.7 metres).

The following cars (or similar) CANNOT PARK in my car space: Any big SUV's, people movers or large 4WD's (BMW X5's, X6's Audi Q7's, Mercedes ML's, Toyota Tarago, Klugers, Nissan Pathfinder, Mitsubishi Pajero’s, Prado or Landcruisers, Honda Odyssey etc or similar (anything longer than 4.7 metres) will need to park on the nearby streets that are all within 2 minutes walk of the building. There is ample all day (free) street parking in the surrounding streets

7. The kitchen is well resourced and has many cooking implements to cook up good food. There is saucepans, chopping boards, bowls, baking dishes, rolling pins, whisks, grater, toaster etc – use what you like and treat it well – these are all quality items. Any breakages please text me and report via the messaging system on AirBnB so we can discuss it. All guest groups will need to pay for any breakages or damage via the AirBnB resolution centre.

8. Please follow the simple “CHECK OUT” procedure located on the back of the apartments front door when exiting the apartment at the end of your stay/trip.

9. This apartment, its balcony, the common walkways, the hallways, the pool area are all strictly “NO SMOKING". If you smoke please go downstairs and smoke at least 10 metres from the front foyer doors. That's the law. I have an ashtray you can take downstairs with you.

10. Please don't eat food or have any drinks in any of the bedrooms on, in or near the bed linen. Under any circumstances. Please be mindful of this. There is a special "clean up" towel in the kitchen for any spills or mess.

10b. Please never wash any of the linen without contacting me first to double check. It will always be impeccably clean and ready for you to use when you arrive. Please don't put any linen in the dryer - especially blankets or the Doona/Duvet/Comforter covers. They will shrink.


12. Please be very mindful of noise. Sure have a glass of wine or a beer with each other although please keep music and talking at room level. If you are inside the apartment and are in a small group of people after 10pm (7 days a week) please keep both the balcony doors closed. The noise inside the apartment will travel around the building easily if the balcony doors are open. People live here and are working during the week and on the weekends. Please be very mindful of this.

13. Please don't be outside on the balcony of the apartment after 10pm (7 days a week) making any noise. If you are in a group of more than 2 or 3 people then I request you head inside after 10pm. If there is only 1 or 2 of you and you are sitting quietly at the table sending an email or having a tea or hot chocolate talking quietly then that is ok - although please keep noise to a minimum. Definitely no groups of people, loud talking or music on the balcony after 10pm. Under any circumstances.


10:30PM TO 6AM

11:30PM TO 6AM

15. If you stay longer than 3 or 4 days you'll need to need to clean a little. Please empty the bins, do some sweeping, wash your towels and empty the recycling when required, keep the kitchen clean – wash up after yourself, keep the bathroom as clean as possible.

16. Please don't waste electricity - it is expensive in Australia. Only have lights on that are required. Please when using the heater set the thermostat at 22 or 23 degree's as that is an ideal setting, switch the TV off when you aren't watching it and please be mindful of hot water. IF YOU HAVE MORE THAN 2 SHOWERS IN A ROW. PLEASE WAIT 25 MINUTES FOR THE TANK TO REHEAT MORE WATER. The ceiling fans consume almost no energy ($5 per year if you can believe it (fact) (American engineering at its best) so you can run them whenever you need them all night in summer is no problem.

17. INDEMNIFICATION. The undersigned, for himself/herself, his/her heirs, assignors, executors and administrators, fully releases and discharges the Owner & the Buildings Owners Corporation (Lot SP2536) from any and all claims, demands and causes of action by reason of injury or whatever nature which has or have occurred, or may occur to the undersigned, or any of his/her guests as a result of, or in connection with the occupancy of the property including, but not limited, to any claim or liability for personal injury or damage or theft of property which is made, incurred or sustained by the Guest. The Guest agrees to hold the Owner & the Buildings Owners Corporation (Lot SP2536) free and harmless and to defend the Owner & the Buildings Owners Corporation (Lot SP2536) from any liability for damages, including costs and attorney's fees of the Owner & the Buildings Owners Corporation (Lot SP2536), for any claim or suit arising there from. In any action concerning the rights, duties or liabilities of the parties to this Agreement, their principals, agents, successors, or assignees the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover reasonable attorney's fees and costs.

18. Please never knock on the door of any other apartments (UNLESS THERE IS AN EMERGENCY OF SOME KIND or IF ANY OTHER APARTMENTS OCCUPANTS ARE MAKING EXCESSIVE NOISE BEYOND 10PM ANY NIGHT OF THE WEEK) and disturb anyone in the building unnecessarily. Please don't borrow anything from them like milk or bread for example.

19. The pool is open from 6am – 10pm. 7 days a week. It is family friendly. The pool is great. Please use it. There is no drinking of any alcohol or any glassware around the pool at any time.

20. Replacement sets of apartment keys are $250 AUD (per set). This includes a new front door key as well as a building security dongle/pass card. For some reason they are horribly expensive.

21. Never give the apartment keys to anyone that isn't an acknowledged, paid for, verified customer thru AirBnB. Ever. Under any circumstances.

22. Enjoy yourselves and please just make sure respect of my neighbours, the building and my apartment is paramount.

23. Thank you so much. Have fun it’s a great place. Have a great time here in Sydney.



Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

5 nights minimum stay.
From Dec 20, 2017 - Jan 05, 2018 the minimum stay is 12 nights.

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Mark User Profile
June 2017
Funky cool apartment close to city and lower North Shore restaurants. Great friendly host with plenty of instructions on how everything works.

Martin User Profile
December 2016
James' apartment is tucked away in a lovely neighbourhood. The best café is right up the street for brunch/ lunch with some of the best coffee around (this from an NZer living in the coffee capital of the southern hemisphere. The apartment easily accommodated the family (4 of us) and James is super helpful and flexible about arrangements. Love the décor - the pictures don't lie. Great TV too - although why you would visit Sydney to watch TV.... Some nice restaurants within walking distance in Cammeray. Easy to get into the city whilst feeling quiet and relaxed away from the hubbub. We would heartily recommend a stay at Cammeray Getaway.
James User ProfileJames is a superhost.
Response from James:
Martin I'll show your review to Emma up at the Alchemist Espresso. I think Bill (Barista) and others will be pretty stoked. thanks for staying and navigating the friday night incident so care free. The plunger now lives on the broom rack in full sight. j
December 2016

Zixi User Profile
October 2017
Nice place

Rosemary User Profile
September 2017
Loved James' place. Lots of character and well set up with everything we needed. James was really helpful and even let us check out quite late!
James User ProfileJames is a superhost.
Response from James:
thanks Rosemary. Glad it worked out so well. And your mum and dad (Cath & Barry) enjoyed their first time staying in an Airbnb. I hope being back in Aus goes well for you.
September 2017

Johanna User Profile
September 2017
James's place was absolutely great! It is decorated really well and is very comfy. We felt that James was very accommodating, even letting us have a late checkout :) The apartment is very well looked after. In terms of location, we were able to get around very easily, however we had a hire car (which was also great because we could park it at the place). James left very detailed and handy notes around the place so we knew how everything worked and where to find things. Also the rooms had desks in them which made working from the unit very easy. Overall, I'd definitely stay again, and would recommend this place to my friends.
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Response from James:
really happy to have you stay johanna. you left the place immaculate.
September 2017

Eliza User Profile
August 2017
Great location for exploring Sydney from the lower north shore. Very comfortable place and helpful informative host.
James User ProfileJames is a superhost.
Response from James:
you guys were amazing guests thanks Eliza. Lottie swimming in august was a new level of brave.
August 2017

Anite User Profile
August 2017
We enjoyed our stay at the Cammeray getaway very much . Great location and Good communication . The only thing is That the bathroom is perhaps a bit too small for five adults . Overall we Could recommend this place .
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Response from James:
thanks Anite, Was nice to have some dutch people in the house. representing. I know it's not a Hilton sized master bathroom where 3 people can do Yoga - although it has a full size bath, a full size separate shower, a vanity that has 3 drawers & two shelves (all of which are clear & empty) so guests can store toiletries and lots of racks to hang towels. It's on the medium size for a 2 bed apt - although after 90 guest groups I feel it totally works. And it has one of the best showers in the entire global universe. It's been called "Niagara Falls". that's what one guest wrote on the guest notes wall - plus a few others mentioned its water volume there too. j ).
August 2017

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James User ProfileJames is a superhost.

Hi, I'm James. I'm an editor who grew up in Sydney. It's a city with loads to offer and plenty to see. The apartment is clean, light and homely and I'm sure you'll like it. It has everything you need to experience this great suburb and it's surrounds and it's a great place to come home to at the end of each day.

I really like the unique experiences that Airbnb makes possible for travellers. once you have discovered it's benefits you'll never look back. I have used Airbnb whilst travelling and I find it an excellent way to see a city or new country. Living like a local staying in a real home.

I can't live without exercise, great food, music, stories and all my friends scattered all over the place.

One of my life motto's is stolen from a large sportswear company. Just do it.

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