Sydney City Home with Harbour Views


Private room in townhouse hosted by Stuart

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 shared bath
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Come stay with Vinh & Stuart (Awarded one of Australia's top hosts by Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky & key shareholder Ashton Kutcher. We're Sydney's #1 reviewed hosts too). Find out why we've been positively reviewed 500+ times.

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* Private attic room (private, but NO DOOR - please see the photos)
* Double size fold out SOFA BED


G'Day from Vinh & Stuart in Sydney!

Thanks for coming to check out our listing :)

We have another listing btw... if this one is unavailable, or you don't like the idea of a sofa bed (we've slept on it ourselves - it's good for a couple of days before you feel the need for a real bed). Our other listing is called "Sydney City & Harbour at the door"; a queen bed in our second bedroom.

We're pretty relaxed hosts, and as Sydney's #1 hosts we play an active part in the Airbnb community, but we fully appreciate staying with someone else, in their home home, is not for every-one. This is not a business, or a hotel. We're casual Airbnb hosts, not hoteliers.

Your room:
* Private attic room (private, but NO DOOR - please see the photos)
* Double size fold down SOFA BED
* All linen, pillows, blankets, towels, etc, provided too
* Fully air-conditioned
* Wifi

Light Breakfast (cereals, toasts, and fruits) included:
* Breakfasty things and tasty treats
* Seasonal Fruits
* Bread for toasting
* Total access to "the Seinfeld cupboard"
* All the Vegemite you can handle
* Teas & coffees - We're espresso fiends, please don't blame us if you leave our place fully wired, or addicted to single origin ;p

Guest Bathroom (shared):
* Shower with instant (full pressure) hot water
* Hair-dryer
* Towels provided

Your Sydney Home:
* Amazing views of the Sydney Harbour, White Bay, and Glebe Island
* Three level terrace house
* Only 2 minutes walk from the centre of Pyrmont
* Just minutes walk from everything Sydney offers
* Close to the Airport & all public transport
* Outdoor deck with seating and water views
* Fully air-conditioned
* Free wifi throughout the entire house

Couple of things you do need to know before you book:

--> It's a FOLD OUT SOFA BED - and fold out sofa beds in our experience are never really comfortable; especially for more than a couple of days. We've slept on it ourselves and it's fine for a couple of nights, but after that... well, it's a sofa bed.

--> STEEP STAIRS - Because the house is on three levels, and the stairs are steep, we wouldn't recommend the property for people who like to travel with lots of luggage, people with any mobility issues, or for children.

--> TALK WITH US FIRST - Please send us a message & have a chat with us BEFORE you make your reservation request

--> THE AVAILABILITY CALENDAR IS ACCURATE - Please only make a reservation request for the exact (and complete) dates that you require. You can use the calendar on our listing to see our availability month by month. If the dates you require are not showing as available on that calendar, it's because we're booked for those dates...
Sorry :(

--> AGREE ARRIVAL TIMES BEFORE YOU MAKE A RESERVATION REQUEST - Guest arrival time is 6pm. Please see the "Other Things to Note" for more information about arrival times / check in / bag drop details, etc.

Message us first about your intended arrival time BEFORE you make a reservation request.

--> HAVE A VERIFIED PROFILE - We're much more likely to accept requests from Airbnb'ers with profiles, friends, & recommendations, etc. In the same way you feel more comfortable knowing more about the people you're staying with, we do too. And a profile pic of a cat doesn't really cut it either...

PLEASE ASK - Please just send us a message if you've any questions about staying with us, or visiting Sydney.

FIVE STAR STAY - Now here's the most important bit:
** Please use the code words; "Five Star Stay" when you message us about your reservation - Just drop those words into your message to us. It lets us know you've read this information and are ready for a fantastic five star hosted experience with us in our Sydney City home.

Can't wait to meet you!


Vinh & Stuart

Well done for reading this far!
Most people don't :(
Sorry, this is so long, but we know we've answered all your questions now.

And remember to use the code words; "Five Star Stay" in your message.

Where you'll sleep

1 sofa bed

What this place offers

Free street parking
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Hair dryer
Dedicated workspace

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Where you’ll be

Pyrmont, New South Wales, Australia

Pyrmont is an inner-city village of Sydney, only about 2kms from the Sydney CBD (Central Business District) / Core, right next door to Darling Harbour and Chinatown.

Pyrmont has a relaxed community feel with an inner city vibe.

Pyrmont is only about 2kms (10 - 15 mins walk) from the centre of Sydney with an extensive range of local restaurants, wine bars, and pubs. There's some seriously good baristas and cafes right close to our home (Go and say hi to Damien & Tim at Bar Zini - it's one of our local faves).

There's five star fine dining right through to greasy-spoon takeaways with some of Australia's finest dining restaurants within easy reach.

* Darling Harbour and Cockle Bay
* Exhibition and Convention Centres
* Sydney Fish Markets
* Pyrama Point Park
* Jones Bay Wharf
* The Star (Casino) with Food Halls, Bars, and the Lyric Theatre
* Powerhouse Museum
* National Maritime Museum

Also (back on the food - notice a theme?):
* Two grocery / supermarkets within an easy walk
* Also a great wine-merchant (and craft beers) on the end of our street
* Fantastic deli Signorelli Gastronomia round the corner
* Food stores, grocery, and supermarkets
* Pyrmont Growers Market 1st Saturday monthly; farm direct & artisan foodies.

Pyrmont was once a thriving industrial waterfront / working port area with ship-building, factories and wool-stores. Over the last decade there's been a considerable influx of new residents and commercial / residential development that has transformed the area into a trendy mix of inner city residents and commercial HQs. For example Goo gle has their Sydney office, the "Goo gleplex" just down the road, as is Fairfax Media, NOKIA, and the Seven Network (TV). Media Production houses, boutique cable TV channels, etc.

The UTS (University of Technology) campus, the ABC's Ultimo headquarters (Australia's National Broadcaster), the Sydney Convention Centre, and the Sydney Entertainment Centre, are all within walking distance. Sydney University is about 20 minutes walk away (only 10 mins in a cab or bus).

Eat, drink, and be merry:
Being ex-restaurateurs we'd be more than happy to point you in the right direction for a great meal in Sydney. And there's plenty on tap too. You can't walk more than a block in any direction without walking into the front bar of a local pub, or a wine bar, or a great cafe, or restaurant…

To give you an idea, there's 9 of Sydney's top 10 restaurants within easy walking distance:
* Rockpool
* Momofuku Seiobo
* Quay
* Sepia
* Est
* Rockpool Bar & Grill
* Tetsuya's
* Bentley
* The Bridge Room

And there's plenty of local colour and great tastes whatever your price point or culinary favourite. With a full range of cafes and restaurants in between, right through to the cheap & cheerful Harry's Cafe de Wheels (a late night Sydney institution), Noodle King, and all the vibrant offerings of Chinatown there's no end of options... Modern Australian, Persian, Goan, Japanese, Indonesian, Malay, Italian, Indian... All at our door

Must do's (our local faves) in Pyrmont include:
* Bar Zini
* Gallon
* Blue Eye Dragon
* Le Trader
* Social Brew
* Made in Italy
* Vrindavan Indian Restaurant
* Hamachi-Ya
* Kura
* Hannah's Pies
* Pioik Bakery
* Flying Fish
* Signorelli Gastronomia
* The Apprentice
* Brio
* Yuzu
* Sokyo
* Persian Room
* BLACK by Ezzard
* Cafe Morso
* Little Monk

Get the idea? (and we haven't even hit Chinatown yet!)

Pyrmont is really close to the Sydney CBD and the other inner city villages:
* An easy 10 minute walk into the city centre
* Shopping: QVB, TGV, etc… "Lacroix Sweetie Lacroix"
* Circular Quay, the Sydney Opera House, and BridgeClimb
* King Street Wharf
* Museum of Contemporary Art
* Art Gallery of NSW
* Sydney Museum
* Hyde Park
* Botanic Gardens
* Chinatown, Paddy's Markets, and the Chinese Gardens
* Surry Hills
* Paddington
* The historic Rocks area
* Kings Cross
* CarriageWorks Famers Markets @ Eveleigh every Saturday
* Pyrmont Farmer Markets 1st Saturday of the month

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G'Day from Australia! He's Vinh, and I'm Stuart... We're big fans of AirBnB for nearly a decade having used it when traveling in the USA not long after AirBnB first started. Since then we've enjoyed traveling with AirBnB across the US, around Australia, in Hong Kong, and also in Vietnam. We're also hosts. As guests we're always out & about most of the time and won't be intruding too much. We're neat & tidy and vibrant conversationalists... We operate ArtSHINE industries - Australia’s independent Creative Industries Enterprise Acceleration Platform + Launch Pad identifying, advancing, and funding commercially minded and innovative Creative Industries Professionals who focus on art, craft, artisanal making, design, fashion, entertainment, photography, music, writing, film & television, digital technology, and games & interactive content. ArtSHINE also incorporates a coffeehouse and coworking space; CoSydney CoWorking + Project Space, in the City of Sydney’s Chippendale Creative Precinct. So here's an open invitation to come check us out. My partner Vinh is a keen traveler who works a lot with artists and designers in his coaching practice. He's the energetic, vibrant one... I lived in Bolivia for a year as a young man just out of school and have worked in social enterprises and not for profits over the years. I'm the more serious, bookish one (with a wicked sense of humour though). Currently working in financial services too... One of the things we're keen to do is catch up with some social entrepreneurs, coworkers, not for profits, and microfinanciers. We're particularly interested social enterprise, coworking, and small business incubators & mentoring projects. More that happy to answer any questions that you may have. All the best, Vinh & Stuart Australia
G'Day from Australia! He's Vinh, and I'm Stuart... We're big fans of AirBnB for nearly a decade having used it when traveling in the USA not long after AirBnB first started. Since…

During your stay

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Checkout: 10:00 am
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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Carbon monoxide alarm
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