Bondi Junction Garden Studio House

House - Entire home/apt · St James Rd, Bondi Junction, NSW 2022, Australia

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 READ REVIEWS

The Space

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 May 2013 (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. This space is hard to describe but it is wonderful open and light. I live in an old 1880s house next door.
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.


Guest Access

The house is totally all yours, Separate access and key 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.

The Neighbourhood

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.

Getting around

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.

If you want a really intimate and inexpensive 5 day inland outback adventure try (website hidden) Tell Noel that Tina sent you.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 5
Extra people: $25 AUD / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $930 AUD /week
Monthly Price: $3650 AUD /month
Security Deposit: $500 AUD
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Me and my Dad stayed at her house. it felt like being home. We always felt welcome. We didn't want to leave. There is a park write next street and her garden you can use is so beautiful. If we have a chance one day we would only stay there in Sydney. If You have a chance to stay at Bettina's house you should totally do. Sydney is easy to adventure from Bondi junction where the house is at.

    April 2014
  • The garden studio at Bondi Junction had all the household amenities anyone would need, in a beautiful quiet setting that was only a stones throw from all the other amenities (metro, shopping, GREAT COFFEE and even car rental, which we needed for one day) you would need. Bettina was a lovely host and helpful with recommendations. Highly recommended

    March 2014
  • A fabulous stay and a wonderful host. The apartment is airy, well maintained, clean and has everything (and more) that you could need for a city getaway. Perfect location - 2mins to the bus stop that takes you straight into town and lovely little shops/cafe/eatery's just up the road. Centennial park is a stone throw away and a great spot for an evening stroll. Bettina was a gracious host who gave us lots of information, was a pleasure to deal with and even fitted out the fridge with things to enjoy. I highly recommend this little oasis.

    December 2012
  • We had a wonderful time at the Bondi Junction Garden Studio!
    It was my parent first time in Australia, the studio was ideally located to all the main attractions, yet very homely and relaxed environment.
    We all very throughly enjoyed the stay . . .. including my little 2 year old boy.

    November 2012
    Response from Bettina:

    Thank you for the review and have a wonderful Christmas with your families... Bettina

  • We had a great time at Tina's apartment. She was very accommodating and accepting of having a 7 and 5-year-old in her apartment. She encouraged the children to play in the garden, play with the kitten and find the possum. It was home away from home and easy to get into either the city or the beach.

    November 2012
  • Tina was a great hostess. Happy to help with any questions we had, made us feel very welcome. The studio is really well placed, as a base to explore Sydney. Thank you for a great few days, we maybe back!!

    November 2012
  • Great location, but most of all great help from Bettina.

    We stayed at Bettina for 4 days. The location is really good, close to the beach and the City. The local area is full with good wine-bars and restaurants.

    Best of all was all the Help we got from Betiina, she always had good ideas for sightseeing or restaurants, and that was very helpful.

    The House was splendid for the 4 people we were. The House is open and air full, and therefore attract the humidity as outside, but that is properly only because we in North Europe not is use to the climat.

    All in all a wonderfull stay.


    November 2012
  • Bettina was a lovely host, our accommodation was great, location great. Would definately stay there again. Thanks Bettina.

    November 2012
  • Bettina is a great host! She made us feel very welcomed and at home. Her studio is very spacious and is centrally located between Bondi Beach and the city. I would recommend anyone to stay here.

    November 2012
  • Spacious and delightful self-contained accommodation perfectly located between beach and City centre with the wide open green space of Centennial Park just round the corner. Don't miss out on the up-and-coming shops, pubs and restaurants of 'upper' Oxford Street. Bettina will be your perfect guide.

    October 2012
    Response from Bettina:

    Appreciate the great review All this just helps the community Thanks and hope we might see you both again Regards Bettina

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Ascham School, University of Sydney
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I am from Sydney Australia, I am self employed I distribute seafood and I am 64, female, mother of couple of kids one grandchild, I have my own 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 is working really well for me and you can see the reviews from great guests.
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