Spectacular City views from the comfortable lounge roomOpen plan layout of kitchen, lounge and dining room
Hosted by John & Katrina
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2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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OASIS is a magnificent house situated in the heart of Rozelle. Stroll around the corner and be greeted with Cafes, Restaurants, Pubs and an exciting array of shops. Sydney Harbour is a stroll away and Sydney CBD is a 10 minute bus ride from here.

The space

As the name implies, OASIS is a fully renovated weatherboard cottage, set amongst lush gardens at the front and rear. Sitting in the lounge at night you will view the city with all its neon lights. Enter the large light filled bedroom from your own entrance and fall straight onto the King Sized Bed and you won't want to get up. You may also use both verandas, to have breakfast or a lazy break. Walk down the front stairs and immerse yourself in the very private lush garden, just right for an evening meal in the summer, privacy this rare comes only a 2 minute stroll from the hustle and bustle of Darling Street.

Guest access

Apart from your own luxurious bedroom all other facilities are shared with owner John, Kitchen, Bathroom, Lounge and Dining Room. Our paths may never cross but if they do they will always be cordial and social. The private back garden is used solely by my long term tenant of the underneath apartment Ger, so please respect her privacy

Interaction with guests

About Your Host
John is a 65 year old Commercial Account Manager for Dulux Paints and is still plying his trade with large commercial projects in the Sydney area. Originally from London he came here as a Backpacker over 30+ years ago and has never looked back. Rozelle/Balmain was selected as his base as it reminded him of the Dock area that he came from in London. As the years have gone by he still finds reminders of London with names on houses like Rotherhithe Villas, Bermondsey so he feels very much in sync with his surroundings. As John is still at work you will have the house at your disposal during the day, and in the evening we can socialize together or he will respect your need for privacy.

Other things to note


Located at 639 Darling Street, Balmain

Post Office
Located at 677 Darling Street, Rozelle next to St. George Bank handy teller

St. George Bank teller machine located at 679 Darling Street, Rozelle next to Tilly’s Art Shop.
Commonwealth Bank teller machine located at 653 Darling Street, Rozelle
Bendigo Bank teller machine located on the corner of Darling and Beattie Street, Rozelle

About Life Natural Food Organic – 611 Darling Street, Rozelle
IGA 643 Darling Street, Rozelle
Woolworths Supermarket – located Beattie Street and Darling Street, Balmain

Sackville Bottle Shop – Pub on the corner of Beattie Street and Darling Street, Rozelle
Balmain Wine Shop – 292 Darling Street, Balmain next to the Pub

The Sackville Hotel – a great pub for drinks also has a great restaurant, located on the corner of Beattie Street and Darling Street, Rozelle.
The Exchange Hotel – Up market boutique pub and restaurant located on the corner of Beattie and Mullins Road, Balmain.
Dicks Hotel – a great pub to drink at, it has an enclosed courtyard dining area located at 89 Beattie Street, Balmain (opposite The Exchange Hotel)

Next On Darling – Coffee shop, wine bar, dinner and catering located at 618 Darling Street, Rozelle.
Piccolo Expresso – a bar and café located at 626 Darling Street, Rozelle a lovely place
The Corner Bar – open for breakfast and dinner cocktails and wine bar located at 634 Darling Street, Rozelle.
Cest Bon Coffee and Cake Shoppe – located at 644 Darling Street Rozelle, beautiful
Rosebud Restaurant – open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, located at 654 Darling Street, Rozelle
The Bean Coffee Shop and Eatery – open for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea, located 612 Darling Street, Rozelle
Barista Coffee Café – located 578 Darling Street, Rozelle
Cordelias Organic Coffee Shop – located at 586 Darling Street, Rozelle
Penny Lane – open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Food, wine and good times, located at 639 Darling Street, Rozelle
Restaurants (take-away is available from all listed)
The Spotpide Pizza – (free delivery) located on the corner of Beattie Street and Darling Street, Rozelle, Phone: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Thai 21 – located at 572 Darling Street, Rozelle, Phone: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Rozelle Thai – located at 574 Darling Street, Phone: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Restaurants (take-away is available from all listed)
Le Tran Vietnamese Restaurant – located at 576 Darling Street, Rozelle, Phone: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Love Fish Restaurant – located at 580 Darling Street, Rozelle, Phone: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Rozelle Sushi Bar – eat in or take away 617 Darling Street, Rozelle, Phone: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
The Coup Take-Away Food Hamburgers and Fish – located 582 Darling Street, Rozelle, Phone: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
IKU Wholefood Organic Café and Takeaway Salads and Pastas – located at 614 Darling Street, Rozelle
Sea Breeze Fish and Chips - 665 Darling Street, Rozelle
Ungaro Raw – vegan, vegetarian, organic, 656 Darling Street, Rozelle, Phone: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Belle Fleur – fine chocolate shop, 658 Darling Street, Rozelle, Phone: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Maharaja’s Indian Cuisine – 304 Darling Street, Balmain, Phone: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Lee Golden Yuen Chinese Restaurant – located 638 Darling Street, Rozelle, Phone: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Harvest Vegetarian Restaurant – great food located at 71 Evans Street, Rozelle, Phone: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Bristo Bruno – great fine food located at 5 Beattie Street, Balmain

Rozelle Markets
Open every Saturday and Sunday between 9.00am and 4.00pm, Darling Street, Rozelle
Market treasures for all ages and tastes

Wireless Internet
Buzzer/wireless intercom

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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check out by 10AM

A List of basic House Rules will be given on arrival, but treat the house as if its your own and enjoy your stay.
My sisters cat is an occasional visitor so no other pets are allowed
Smoking allowed in the garden
No exposed flames, i.e. candles, incense etc.
Tea, coffee and breakfast complimentary at your disposal
Loss of keys carry $150 replacement fee
Minimum stay 2 nights. For 1 night stay an additional $30 for cleaning will be required, payable on arrival.
If you have a bath, please clean the bath after use.
On the day you leave you will be required to vacate by 10am at the latest.
Cancelation of booking must be received a minimum of 5 days before the arrival date, otherwise a cancelation fee of up to 50% will apply


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit

2 nights minimum stay

106 Reviews

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Kate User Profile
October 2017
Perfect location for Balmain. The room was excellent, the bed amazing (I had the best nights sleep!) and John knew the local area well and was extremely helpful with helping us line up appointments. We had a great stay!
John & Katrina User ProfileJohn & Katrina is a superhost.
Response from John & Katrina:
Hi Kate, Thanks for the review, enjoyed yours and Tammies company and if you ever have any other celebrations in the area you would be most welcome to return
October 2017

Brian User Profile
September 2017
If you want somewhere very relaxed quiet and very comfortable with sweet spaces to hang out in doors and out then this is it. And i think its really fairly priced. Will definately return amd have no hesitation to recommend.
John & Katrina User ProfileJohn & Katrina is a superhost.
Response from John & Katrina:
Thanks Brian was lovely to meet you and your mum, and you would be most welcome should you come back to Sydney
September 2017

Melinda User Profile
July 2017
Wonderful place to stay. It ticks all the boxes, close to public transport, cafes, restaurants and markets. Very clean and comfortable and John is a great host, very helpful and friendly but not overbearing. Communication and information about public transport from the airport was excellent. The bed was very comfortable. We would stay here again with no hesitation.
John & Katrina User ProfileJohn & Katrina is a superhost.
Response from John & Katrina:
Thanks guys enjoyed having you stay. You are welcome anytime
July 2017

Abraham User Profile
July 2017
It was such a great place to stay, did not feel like a guest there. John was very friendly and helpful.

Jason User Profile
July 2017
John was an amazing host. Flight got cancelled and we booked an earlier flight so kindly asked his permission for early check-in. We just expected to put our luggage first as he still had to clean up after the guests from the previous night. But when we arrived he had just finished cleaning and we were able to check in early. Really efficient and friendly. His house has everything you need for a good stay and my girlfriend even said that it is very girl-friendly as the make-up mirror comes with lighting as well. He also purposely bought a new (& good) hairdryer for the previous tenant as they found the old one not working properly. The double bed is spacious and comfortable. In terms of location, the house is located close (5-7 mins walk) to public transport which has almost every bus heading towards the city. There is also a number of local brunch options in the neighbourhood. We tried Picollo and it didn't disappoint in both food and service. John was also a nice host to talk to. For both nights that we stayed, I have managed to chat up with him after a whole day of exploring as he is usually watching TV at night in the living room. He was eager to listen to what stories I had for the day and shared his own fair share of experiences in Sydney and with previous guests staying at his place. Makes the whole Airbnb experience even better as I was not just staying at a place, but I was connecting with one of the locals there. Would definitely recommend anyone looking for stay in Sydney. Thanks for hosting us John and maybe we would come back to Sydney another time.

Drew User Profile
June 2017
John's place is exactly what it says ... an Oasis! His garden in the front is a perfect spot to enjoy a hot cup of coffee, read a good book, or enjoy some good conversations with your loved ones. We also really enjoyed having breakfast out on the back deck to enjoy gorgeous view of the city! John went over the top with his kindness and hospitality and we really enjoyed the evenings we got to chat with him. He's truly a lovely person. The room is spacious with your own entrance which is nice and the bed is extremely comfortable. His home is cozy and clean and we were comfortable the whole time. Great stay!

Rhys User Profile
April 2017
Central location and a great room.
John & Katrina User ProfileJohn & Katrina is a superhost.
Response from John & Katrina:
Thanks Rhys, glad you enjoyed your stay
April 2017

New South Wales, AustraliaJoined in September 2014
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Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

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