Perfect for singles, couples and business people. Short or long term stays. Maximum of 3 people. The colourful heart of Balmain village is right outside your door. Soak up the vibe of Balmain's many restaurants and bars, crawl the historic pubs, stroll the harbour-side parks and green spaces or shop to your heart's content. It's all in easy walking distance from the Studio at Oddfellows
New - Free Wifi, Phone with free calls within Australia ( outgoing calls to 1300, mobile & international are blocked. However it can receive all calls), New Digital TV with DVD & digital music system with iPhone/iPod/MP3 player dock. Upgraded hot water system.
Why a hall for 'Odd Fellows'?
The Independent Order of Odd Fellows began in England in the 1800's. It was a Friendly Society formed to create financial security for its members and deliver relief during times of illness, tragedy and unemployment. This building housed the Loyal Balmain Lodge of Odd Fellows for over a hundred years.
Self contained studio with combined lounge / bedroom plus separate kitchenette and bathroom / laundry. Total area 8m * 3.85m = 31m2
Lounge / bedroom: area size is 6m*3.85m
* Dining table with 2-4 chairs
* Digital TV with built-in DVD player
* Digital music system with CD, digital radio, IPod / IPhone dock, MP3 player input
* Reverse cycle air-conditioning / heating
Beds (all linen provided):
* Queen Sealy Posturepedic Bed
* Single Sealy Bed
* Travel Cot (available on request)
Kitchenette: bar fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle, portable single hot plate, electric fry pan, crockery, cutlery, pots & pans. No oven.
Bathroom: shower, toilet, washing machine, clothes dryer, ironing board & iron.
Courtyard: small courtyard with table & 4 chairs at rear of studio accessed via the kitchenette.
Children: Not suitable for children from 1-6 years. Babies and older children on request. A travel cot and change mat are provided.
Parking: is available on the street. There is no off street parking.
Accessibility: not wheelchair accessible but has easy access for those with limited mobility. Has two steps from street level. One 3 inches high, the second 7 inches high. Walk in shower with 2cm lip at shower base.
Things to know:
* No pets, non-smoking inside the studio.
* Studio is near the historic London Hotel. On warm weekend evenings there may be some noise from patrons sitting on the hotel balcony. Normally it is not an issue.
* 2 foot thick sandstone walls means great sound insulation but patchy mobile reception. You may need to go outside to use mobiles. A land-line phone is now available offering free calls to any Australian land line. Outgoing calls to mobiles, 1300 & international numbers are blocked. All types of incoming calls are received.
We sincerely hope you will enjoy your stay at the Studio at Odd Fellows
Shopping: Nearby Darling Street is bustling with shops offering arts and crafts, quality homewear, books, gourmet foods and fabulous fashion.
Restaurants: Whatever your taste in cuisine, Balmain will have a restaurant to cater. From Asian to Australian, or fine dining to simple comfort food, Balmain has it all.
Fantastic Pubs: Thanks to its shipbuilding roots, Balmain once boasted a working-man's pub on every corner. Ask a local for directions and they'll probably guide you by pub names. Times have changed but Balmain still offers more historic watering holes per square mile and per capita than any suburb in Sydney. So it's no surprise that many visitors come here just to sample Balmain's excellent pubs. You can enjoy live music, hand-crafted beers and some excellent food.
Markets: Saturday Balmain Markets at St Andrews Church for chic arts & crafts - 2 min. walk. Or head to Sunday Rozelle Markets by bus.
Parks: Visit nearby Gladstone Park for good food, Barefoot Bowls and children's playground. 2 min. walk.
Harbour side Picnic spots, parks & playgrounds: at Mort Bay, East Balmain & Elkington Park. Ballast Point Park is a former industrial site transformed by architect Phillip Coxall into a harbour side retreat with picnic and barbecue areas and views to die for. 10-25 minutes walk
Historic Sea pool in Elkington Park named after Olympic swimmer Dawn Fraser. You can swim in perfect safety then have a coffee at the kiosk. Bus or 25 min. walk.
Direct Ferries: to Luna Park, Cockatoo Island, Darling Harbour & Circular Quay
Convenient for Transport
Bus stop on Darling St - 1 min walk. Frequent bus services to:
East Balmain Wharf Bus #442
City (QVB building) Bus #442,
Central Railway Station Bus #433
Leichhardt / Campsie Bus #444 & 445
Ferries from East Balmain – make the most of Sydney & travel by ferry direct to the Circular Quay, Darling Harbour, McMahons Point & Luna Park at Milsons Point.
Ferries from Thames St Balmain - give direct access to Woolwich, Greenwich & Cockatoo Island. Try the outdoor bars at Cockatoo Island & explore it's amazing history.
Airconditioning, Washing Machine
- Close to Balmain Village Centre
- Close to transport
- Clothes dryer
- Cooking Facilities
- DVD player
- Free WiFi
- Historic building
- Ironing Facilities
- Linen Supplied
- Outdoor courtyard
- Sandstone walls
- Towels Supplied
- Washing Machine
Rates are for 2 people. $70 cleaning fee for bookings of 5 days or less. Deposit: 50% of tariff. Cancellation Policy: More than 1mth prior - $50 fee Within 1 mth - 25% (half of deposit refunded) Within 2 wks- 50% (no refund of deposit) Within 1 wk - 100% of tariff
Stay before 27 May 2013 for 5% off.
Special rates for long term stays
Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner.
Prices listed based on 2 adults. Property has 2 beds and can sleep a maximum 3 people.
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