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Newtown: Beautiful inner-city house

Newtown: Beautiful inner-city house

5 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
1.5 baths
5 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
1.5 baths
HOME HIGHLIGHTS
Indoor fireplaceThis is one of few homes in this area that has this feature.

The space

Spacious, newly renovated house in Newtown, private and quiet, close to park, train station and Newtown's many cafes, restaurants and bars. Comfortable stroll to University of Sydney and Royal Prince Albert Hospital. Three bedrooms, including spacious loft, 1.5 bathrooms, all services including wireless Internet and Apple TV. Well equipped modern kitchen, opening out to sunny and private courtyard. Parking space available.


This house in Newtown is a great base for exploring Sydney. Located on a quiet street and next to a park, it is a few minutes walk from Newtown train station and the buzz of King Street, and within comfortable walking distance from Sydney University and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. With its many cafes, bars, bookshops, boutiques, and the wonderful Dendy Movie Theatre, Newtown's King Street is a very popular hub for shoppers, foodies and movie fans. If you can escape Newtown's many attractions, it is very easy to catch buses and taxis downtown or to other Sydney destinations (I recommend Coogee Beach for an early morning walk). The airport is 15-20 minutes away by car.

The house
Despite its central city location, this beautifully furnished three-storied terrace house is private and quiet. The first floor includes a living room, bathroom, and a large kitchen cum dining room that opens through bi-fold doors onto a sunny garden courtyard. The main bathroom, laundry and two bedrooms are on the second floor. One of the bedrooms opens onto a small veranda overlooking the street, a beautiful place to sit and read or people-watch. On the third floor, the large bedroom cum study opens out to wide views to the northwest of the city.

Wireless internet is available throughout the house. The comfortably furnished living room is equipped with a digital tv, video and sound system, including an Apple TV facility. A gas fireplace keeps the house snug in winter, but it rarely gets that cold. The dining room and kitchen is spacious and well equipped, with a large Australian hardwood table and a futon couch. There is a fridge-freezer, dishwasher, large pantry, a variety of electrical appliances (rice cooker, slow cooker, food processor, bread-maker, etc.) as well as pots, pans, plates, cutlery etc.
Upstairs, the three bedrooms have comfortable queen-sized beds and wardrobe space. Two have desks; the other has an extra double-sized foldout futon. All rooms are furnished with bed linen and towels. The main bathroom has a large bath and shower, with overhead heating for the coldest winter days. A large cupboard contains the washing machine and dryer. The third floor study / bedroom is carpeted. Throughout the rest of the house, the floors are polished hardwood, with genuine Afghani carpets.
Secure parking is available outside on the street, or in the back courtyard. An automatic roller door opens out to the back lane-way.

The house can sleep up to five people and is suitable for couples, small groups or families.
Type: Whole house
Beds: Queen-sized beds with good quality mattresses, and an extra two futon sofa beds
Accommodates: Up to five people
Bedrooms: Three
Bathrooms: 1.5
Minimum stay: 4 nights
Weekly price: AUD $1,100
Monthly price: AUD $4000
Security deposit: AUD $500
Cleaning fee $120
Check in and out: Negotiable
Country: Australia
Neighbourhood: Newtown
Cancellation: moderate

I expect check-in and check-out times to be mid-morning and mid-afternoon, respectively, but I will be as flexible as possible with these times if there is no conflict with other bookings.

The security bond is to cover such things as the loss of keys, any cleaning beyond what would be considered reasonable, or any damage. The security deposit is held by AirBnB and cancelled on departure provided the property and keys are returned in the same condition as on arrival.

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Indoor fireplace
Kitchen
Dryer
Shampoo

House Rules

House rules
I hope you enjoy my house, but please:
No noisy parties – small dinner parties and gatherings are ok but my neighbors like the quiet too,
No extra overnight guests.
No smoking inside (you can smoke outside in the courtyard or in the park)
No No No sharp-heeled shoes, which would destroy my wooden floors and carpets. I strongly prefer no shoes to be worn inside the house.
Please be careful of the paint and woodwork as you carry your bags upstairs—the stairs are fairly narrow—and do not drag them across the floors.
You are welcome to read my books but please do not remove any of them from the house or allow anyone else to borrow one, no matter how earnestly they promise to return it before your departure..
When you leave, please wash dirty dishes and glasses, or pack them in the dishwasher and turn it on.
You are welcome to use items in the pantry, but please replace what you use.

8 Reviews

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Skye User Profile
Skye
February 2016
Margaret and her son were fantastic to deal with! The house was lovely with lots of character and in an EXCELLENT location. There was generous living space and a lovely backyard. Thanks Margaret!
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Kirsten
September 2015
We thoroughly enjoyed staying in Margaret's lovely house in Newtown. The house itself is beautifully presented with a warm and welcoming feel and is very large and comfortable. All the bedrooms are large and airy with queen beds and plenty of hanging space in the cupboards. I l…
Donna User Profile
Donna
March 2015
Margaret was a great host. She was always quick to respond and helped with everything as much as possible. The location of the house was perfect. It was a super comfy and lovely stay.
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Gail
April 2014
Margaret's house is beautiful and in a great location, a 5 minute walk to King St and Newtown station, yet quiet and peaceful. Margaret is a delightful and generous host who makes you feel incredibly welcome and then leaves you to enjoy your stay.There's lots of space, so it is i…
Karen User Profile
Karen
March 2014
Margaret was a fantastic host. She made us feel very comfortable and yet did not intrude on our privacy. Her home is clean & comfortable and has a lovely outdoor area as well as views out to gardens and trees from each room. The rooms are comfy with plenty of wardrobe space & lar…
Debbie User Profile
Debbie
April 2013
This is a beautiful house in a great location. I wish I could've stayed longer! The kitchen is great - both for cooking and socializing. Plus Black Star Pastry is only a couple of blocks away and on your way to anywhere. Lots of easy buses and trains and a nice park.
Jamie User Profile
Jamie
April 2013
A beautiful, really well-equipped and comfortable home. Margaret is a wonderful host too.

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Sydney, AustraliaJoined in March 2013
Margaret User Profile
8 Reviews
Aspiring writer and frequent traveller, movie buff and enthusiastic cook.
Languages: English
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