Studio is next door to my 1880s house It is 2 story with mezzanine bed and dressing room. Sleeps 5, best for family group/good friends.Totally self contained, open to garden.20 minutes to Bondi Beach or the city, 5 minutes to Bondi Jct See Reviews
Unusually Large Studio House with Mezzanine Level
Note no Cleaning Fees apply at all - READ the reviews from lots of guests...
The Apartment is separate from my house but in the same grounds. There is a separate keyed entrance from the street.
Completely self contained and separate house. You have your own bathroom renovated last year (Solar Hot water), fully equipped kitchen and big living space. Downstairs is the second bedroom with a king single. In the living area is a new Queen very comfortable innerspring mattress/sofa bed,
Upstairs on the mezzanine level, there is a Queen size bed in a large angular room. There is also another separate long mezzanine room with plenty of hanging space and suitcase space. This is separate from the bedroom with a closing door. and looks down onto the Kitchen/Living area
The studio is best suited to a group of good friends or family with a maximum of 5 This space is hard to describe but it is wonderful open and light. I live in an old 1880s house next door.
For April I am looking for a longer term rental due to logistics - let me know If you can stay longer than a few days , from Late March or part of this, ideally for me a few weeks - I can offer a good rate. Other times my minimum is normal 3 days
The location is incredibly convenient for Sydney - 3 minutes walk to a bus to the city (20 minutes) and Bondi Beach (20 minutes). A train to everywhere is a 7 minute walk away (to the City, the train takes 10 minutes), Bondi Junction shopping center is 5 minutes walk and there are plenty of restaurants, shops and Centennial Park (640 acres of parkland) is only 1 minute. You have all this as well as glorious outlook onto my beautiful garden, with of course full use of the garden. Come feed the fish..
I have wifi internet, TV- all digital channels with DVD player , radio, and you are welcome to use my washing machine any time. (No dryer but the sunshine)
As far as beds there is a Queen Size Bed in the upstairs mezzanine, A King single down stairs and then in the living/kitchen/dining is a new queen sofa bed for 2. with very comfortable Innerspring mattress
I have a great portable cot for child up to 2 years plus with change table on top, and also a High Chair and baby bath for any one with little ones. Lots of toys and kids books too.
If you have a car I will park on the street and you can park on the driveway. Please leave space for pedestrians to walk along the path..On the other side of the street there is free parking any time any day. .Parking on the street, this is a residential area so 1 hour limit 8 am to 6 pm M - Sat on house side of the street.
You will be supplied with an initial supply of fresh milk & bread , fruit etc to begin your visit. What is in the cupboard is for you to use. There are always Teas, Coffees, Oil, Vinegar, condiments, Jam, Vegemite Peanut butter, rice spaghetti ,and lots of extras etc. Shampoo Conditioner Soaps in Bathroom. .Price includes a total house clean each Friday, All the sheets Towels Beach towels you would need. Ask if you need anything special.
Please take a look also at the House Manual and also my Guidebook in the other sections. You can also click on my Calendar to see when I have availability.
You will love staying here, and I hope I can help you with travel plans and tales of whats good to do in Sydney.
PLEASE DO NOT CONSIDER BOOKING MY STUDIO IF YOU ARE A SMOKER .
The house is totally all yours, Separate access and keys and a lovely space to relax. Use the garden, BBQ and the laundry (In my house).
Interaction with Guests
I love to meet my guests and help them with their stay. There are so many wonderful places close by, and word of mouth makes such a difference., I try to always be here to greet my guest, and show them around and help with any questions, like booking a taxi to go to the airport, or getting down to Watsons Bay to watch the sun go down over the Harbour Bridge. Sorting all the markets there are to visit in Sydney not to mention the best of the restaurants.
Our neighbourhood is right in the centre between the city and Bondi Beach, with a huge Westfield Bondi Junction shopping centre and rail station 5 minutes walk. We are a centre for organic cafes, and foods, and so central to going anywhere in Sydney. A bus stop at the top of the street takes you to the beach or the city in 20 minutes. Not to mention the childrens playground 10 houses up my street, a meeting place for many a family gathering.
Park in my driveway any time all the time while you visit. Bus to city or Bondi Beach, 20 minutes, Walk to Bondi Junction 5 minutes also a rail station there. This is one of the best spots in Sydney because its so central
Airport $4.50 bus from airport to Bondi Junction Interchange, then 10 minute walk to my house Or Taxi is about $50
Other Things to Note
Enjoy staying with me, I am an experienced airbnb both host and user of others airbnbs.
I love to help out and share beautiful Sydney with you.
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Be free to use the garden Its sunny and lovely, In my house is the washing machine and lots of sun on the clothes line.(No electric dryer) Let me know if you want to use the Wash Machine as its in my house. Please leave the apartment clean and tidy when you leave as I am not charging a cleaning fee. Put all sheets and towels in the laundry basket. Oh no smoking please, and our hot water comes from the sun so can you please all shower in the morning. If its cloudy I can switch on the Coal fired electricity... I have a gas heater for winter No air conditioning but there are fans if you need them. The Studio is under a beautiful big Morton Bay fig tree and a mother possum lives in there and she sometimes saunters across your roof or mine.. My daughters dog Sally who you can see in my profile will be living with me only some of the time. Indiana is our resident Himalayan cat who lives in my house . No pets please.
Bettina was very welcoming and friendly! Her cottage was great and beautiful just as photographed. Very good location to the city and Bondi beach. The home had anything we needed and Bettina was a great hostess. Definitely would stay there again if I visit or recommend to others.
An impeccable host and a beautiful home. We stayed or three nights as a group of four. Great location, warm welcome, wonderful space, superb. I would recommend this place to anyone. Thank you Bettina!
This house is divine! An absolute oasis in the heart of Bondi Junction, only a 10 minute walk from the bus station direct to the airport (the bus costs $3.80 or Uber ~ $30), or 2 minutes to the bus to Bondi. The place is completely private and much bigger than the photos suggest and it's an absolute home away from home with fully stocked kitchen and bathroom and all of the homely comforts. Even bread in the freezer for the night I was home too late to cook. I didn't want to leave! For the ladies - there is a hairdryer, iron and full length mirror ;) Bettina exudes warmth and welcoming and it was such a pleasure meeting her. Her house is next door with a separate entrance so you won't run into each other unless you want to. I will absolutely stay here again on my next trip to Sydney!
Bettinas place is very charming and she is a wonderful and generous host. The cottage is fully stocked with everything one could possibly need and more, and surrounded by a lush tropical garden which guests are welcome to enjoy. Short walk to buses and trains, restaurants and pubs. We had a great stay. Highly recommended!
Bondi Junction Garden Studio is centrally located in close proximity to all amenities set in an enchanted garden, while maintaining an eclectic mix of Australian history and modern conveniences. Bettina is a welcoming and engaging host who extended her hospitality to her immediate guests and their extended family members. Thank you Bettina.
Bettina made us feel welcome and was very attentive on arrival, telling us about the features of the house and an intro to the area. The description given was accurate. The apartment was spacious with high ceilings and comfortable for our few nights' stay.
We returned to this Bondi Junction Garden Studio after having spent a few months there earlier on. The place was just as welcoming as before! Bettina was as cheerful and as helpful as always and we truly enjoyed our last few days in Australia in her company, and that of her little cat, Indiana. We had meals together, and even went to the Moonlight cinema around the corner, at Centennial Park. Our dog, who was traveling with us, loved being at the Garden Studio, with the possums and the bats who came and visit regularly, climbing around the gigantic tree in front of the house. Wonderful spot to relax, blend in and get into the Australian spirit/way of living!
I am from Sydney Australia, I am self employed I distribute seafood and I am 66, female, mother of two children, one grandchild, I own my house in Bondi Junction and love to travel. I love animals, have a great garden, interested in permaculture, Art, film, people and particularly nature, enjoy organics and passionate about food miles/ markets, guess I am just a well travelled mature and easy going woman, but I do love to meet people and when I was told about air bnb I thought thats just my thing I dont like faceless hotels. This photo is taken looking out over the harbour of Sydney with my daughters dog Sally who sometimes visits. Airbnb works really well for me and you can see the reviews from great, great guests. I am looking for a longer booking from March 23 for about 3 or 4 weeks. I can offer a good value price for a longer term booking Please ask?