A stylish, centrally located apartment that really does have the biggest - and most comfortable - bed you will sleep in. Minutes from Sydney's Downtown area and only 400 meters (430 yards) from Redfern Station which gives fast access to all of Sydney. The Opera House and Harbour Bridge are both an easy 40 minute walk, or ten minutes on the City Circle train from Redfern.
This is a lovely, friendly building. All I ask is that you respect my home, and my neighbours with some simple guidelines:
This is a smoke-free building. Please don't smoke except on the balcony, and if you do so, please shut the door so smoke does not blow in. Also, don't smoke the public areas in front of the apartment door, but you can on the rooftop terrace if you take your butts down to the garbage.
Respect the space and the things in it.
Please don't use illegal drugs in the house.
Please don't invite visitors (strangers) into the apartment - although friends are welcome to visit. No overnight guests except those registered in advance.
Please be courteous and kind. Hosting requires a good relationship with my neighbours.
Please talk quietly in the hallways and use inside voices in the apartment. When moving in and out, please be aware of the noise of bags on wheels on hard surface as you maybe arriving early or departing late, and going past my neighbours' bedrooms.
The apartment building is quiet, with nice neighbours,so please be respectful of them with noise. If you need assistance, please contact me - not people who also live here. It is not their responsibility to help out so please ensure that you have my contact details with you at all times. I endeavour to keep my phone on and in range if I am not teaching. So far there has not been an issue but I want to ensure that there is no impact on my neighbours from me having vacationing guests.
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I (Paul) am Senior Lecturer at the largest counselling and psychotherapy college in Australia, and this work is fascinating both in terms of the wonderful students, and also the amazing staff with whom I work. I spent 10 years being a social researcher on sexual behaviour, gender and sexuality, having come to academia late after running a small manufacturing business, being a tram driver in Melbourne (a job a STILL have great dreams about!) and a wasted year in a clothing factory after high school.
Raymond works as an analyst in government and corporate media, a field he has been involved in since graduation. After his honours year, he spent the best part of the next year backpacking around the world. Every continent covered.... except Antarctica. So that's on our mutual Wishlist!
Meeting guests - especially those visiting Australia - is like having a little holiday without leaving Sydney as we get to hear what their home countries are like. We manage to meet over 80% of our guests to welcome them to town! And this is the best part of being hosts with Airbnb. We have also been really lucky to meet a lot of other local hosts, managers from the San Francisco head office, and the wonderful, warm and friendly staff at the Sydney office. Paul was also asked to speak on the SuperHost panel at the inaugural Airbnb Open in November of 2014 and we both attended the Paris Open in 2015. It was really thrilling to be included with such passionate, professional hosts talking to a huge room full of excited people.
We have traveled extensively including staying in hotels, hotels, on the beach, and latterly in Airbnb homes. So we really know what makes for a good stay. It's both a pleasure and an honour to have folks stay at here, especially international guests who are traveling around this lovely country.
We have two great apartments, close to the centre of Sydney, available as the entire place for up to four guests. We do not stay when guests are staying - you have the whole apartment to yourselves.
Redfern is an original area of Sydney, featuring some of the oldest homes dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. Prince Alfred Park is nearby, and the city itself is on the other side of that. You can literally walk to town in under 10 minutes, and it is well supported with public transport to all parts of the city only a four blocks from the front door.