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2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 baths
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Located in one of Sydney's oldest ,upmarket & artistic inner city harbour peninsula suburbs . Opposite Cockatoo Island / Biennale 2018 & Birkenhead Point. Uphill from Blackwattle & White Bay marinas . Walking distance from Sydney College of the Arts in Callan Park . Near harbour shore with parks and walking tracks & Dawn Frazer harbour pool . Easy access to buses and ferries .Close to cafe strip & Rozelle Markets .

The space

LARGE 2 STOREY VICTORIAN TERRACE . Beautiful light filled 2ND STOREY garden view room , overlooking a lush verdant terrace garden of white bougainvillea , frangipani ,white brugmansia , and bromeliads .
All LUXURIOUS 1200 thread cotton bedlinen , 100 % pure merino wool blankets , thick Egyptian bath sheets & face washers ( replaced daily if required ) .
Electric blanket . Heater/fan if required .
Opposite parks and harbour foreshore .

Guest access

Designer guest bedroom on upper level , large spacious bathroom and kitchen with chef quality appliances and gadgets . Beautiful lush gardens for morning caffeine or relaxing sunset drink . Kitchen and back terrace . Dining room , sitting room & library with huge collection of art , architecture & design books & magazines . Free wi-fi.

Interaction with guests

It will be my pleasure to help guests with all aspects of their trip to the best of my ability .
If they have any special requests , I can investigate for them in advance . I love the outdoors , so can help guests rent bikes &/or kayaks etc to cycle or paddle around inner Sydney harbour .
Otherwise I'm more than happy for mutual privacy .

Other things to note

I also have my master bedroom available for a minimum 3 night stay .
Whole house can be rented . Please see separate listings .

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Indoor fireplace
Extra people $20 AUD / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $50 AUD
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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-in time is 4PM - 11PM
Check out by 11AM

Well mannered .
Definitely no flushing of waste items ( ie , wet wipes, cotton buds, dental floss , sanitary items ) . These items must be disposed in personal bins that are provided . This is a city wide notice from state utility due to heightened environmental problems of these items in our water system .

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
2 nights minimum stay

39 Reviews

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Eric User Profile
December 2017
Great place and location to stay in beautiful Balmain. Great interior and very nice atmosphere to stay. Rod made us feel home and gave insider tips and helped with everything. Would highly recommend to stay here.

Lyn User Profile
November 2017
We had a fantastic host and lovely accommodation. As we were celebrating our anniversary we did our own thing, but Rod still made us feel at home. Location is perfect to park and walk to restaurants, cafes and public transport for easy city access. Rod is very knowledgeable on a number of areas which helped my hubby with one of his interests. Highly recommend a visit!

Wayne User Profile
November 2017
Rod is a True "Super Host". His house is spotless the room is great. As described very handy to Public Transport and minutes from the city, with all the advantages of inner city village life that the Balmain, Rozelle area has to offer. Hopefully the next time I need to be in Sydney his place is available. Wayne

Annie User Profile
October 2017
Rod is a great host - very friendly, helpful and welcoming. His home is beautiful and was a great place to unwind and recoup. It's located in a great area - super easy to get to city and also to go for walks along the water. Would highly recommend!

Mark User Profile
October 2017
Desperately in need of somewhere in Sydney for the weekend, I enquired with Rod late on Friday night as to whether he was able to help out. Rod replied almost immediately and I booked his place. Rod kindly went out of his way to accomodate me and stayed up late on Friday night to greet me. His lovely place is extremely well equipped and clearly has been fastidiously cared for. Rod is very accommodating, hospitable and naturally easy to get on with. Overall a fantastic experience and the place has a great vibe. Highly recommended! Thanks again Rod, appreciate everything you did to make it such an enjoyable stay.

Caroline User Profile
October 2017
Rod’s an excellent host - very communicative, helpful, welcoming and accomodating. The house itself is lovely, beautifully decorated. Highly recommend.

Andrea User Profile
October 2017
I stayed at Rod's place for 6 nights and I loved every minute. The room was peaceful overlooking the garden, quiet and wonderfully clean and quiet. The location was central and very convenient. Rod was a welcoming and lovely host. A pleasure all round. I highly recommend the home and Rod as a host. Will be taking again!

Joined in November 2011
Rod User Profile

Artistic Designer . Well travelled . Spiritual . Well versed with upcoming trends . Love outdoors , harbour/surf activities, cycling, gym, yoga, trapeze, gardening, hiking, organic cooking & superfoods, classical & world music, antiques & artifacts, exhibits/concerts/performances/happenings, old Hollywood & cinematic film classics & world movies ....& ADVENTURE :))
Am very broad minded .
My home is very much influenced by Jules Verne a la Around the World in 80 Days. Full of beautiful eclectic objects from my travels around the world juxtaposed with my collection of mid-century modern furniture .
Love to host and hear my guest's stories . I enjoy being a tour guide or at least advise my guests on great things to experience that even many locals do not know about , or advise on how to further explore a guest's particular interest . My best memories of trips have been those insights that I have been blessed to be able to experience that very few others do ......Or I'm very happy to let each other alone if required .
Whilst there are beautiful plants and books and latest magazines everywhere in my house , I prefer cleanliness and freshness . As well as having good quality in my home for myself and my guests...whether its sundried 1200 thread count cotton bedlinen to organic ingredients for my supergreen smoothies or lots of organic mountain grown espresso beans freshly ground to order :))
I'm particular about maintaining a nurturing creative positive energy/vibe in my home and am open to sharing this with similar minded people :))))
So , yes , I'm very much into laws of the universe/attraction ....what one puts out , one will receive .........Life is about living with joy & gratitude & great adventures :)))))

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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