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An elegant 1865 sandstone hotel converted into a contemporary 3 bedroom home in the waterside suburb of Balmain, just a 10 minute bus trip from the heart of the CBD.
A private, peaceful and luxurious house that can accommodate up to 7 people. On the entrance level there are 2 double bedrooms, the main opening onto a small courtyard. A modern mosaic tile bathroom with shower, bath, heated towel rail (hair dryer) service these bedrooms. On the same level is a large studio/rumpus room with a daybed which can be made up as a single bed if required. There is also genuine French 'foosball table' if you wish to re-enact the world cup.
Upstairs is the open plan living, dining and kitchen with original sandstone walls, pressed metal ceilings and floor boards dating from 1865. Flooded with northern light this charming room opens onto a large covered balcony that runs the width of the house. Enjoy a quiet afternoon on the chinese daybed or in the evenings, enjoy an aperitif, dinner or cook up a feast on the BBQ. The modern fully equipped kitchen has an ILVE stove, microwave and dishwasher. A modern bathroom is also located on this level.
Or you may prefer to admire the fabulous views of the iconic harbor bridge, city and harbour from the roof garden, perfect for those evening drinks or at anytime of day. There is also a 3rd private double bedroom situated in the loft with a view onto the roof garden.
Balmain is a peninsula west of Sydney's city centre. Originally a working class suburb with a handful of wealthy merchants and industrialists. Its main industry was shipbuilding and repairs which flourished at the beginning of the 1900s. Later Balmain was 'invaded' by Bohemian types - mainly writers, artists and academics who preferred the more relaxed character of the place than the eastern suburbs. Balmain has a very long main street (Darling Street) which starts at a ferry wharf with regular services to Circular Quay and Darling Harbour. Arriving from the city, a left turn and a short walk will find you in the Illoura Reserve at Peacock Point, a pleasant spot with views back to the city and the Harbour Bridge.
The village of Balmain, which is only a 5 minute walk has a selection of boutiques, bookshops, gourmet food and specialty shops. It also well known for restaurants, cafes and pubs along with a couple of old churches and restored historic buildings.
Balmain side streets are very narrow lined with quaint restored workman's cottages. There are several markets close by on a Saturday that sell everything from vintage clothing to farm produce. But Balmain's main attraction is its atmosphere, pubs, cafes and the chance for some people-watching in a laid-back environment close to the harbour and the city. Several pubs have music on weekends and serve fine meals. It is surrounded by the harbour with many foreshore parks and the perfect location to enjoy the famed Sydney lifestyle.
A bond is payable which is refundable on check out.
Additional person after 6 incurs a fee of $30 per night.
MINIMUM BOOKINGS AND CHECK IN AND OUT TIMES
Minimum booking is for 4 nights but shorter stays sometimes are avaiiable.
Normal check in time is after 2pm while checkout is by 10.30am. There maybe some flexibility with these times depending on bookings before and after your dates.
If cancelled less than 6 weeks prior to arrival 100% of the deposit will be kept unless the property is booked by another party for those dates.
Rated 5 out of
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the house, it is so homely. Everything you have at home is in this wonderful home. Great location, easy walk to cafes, bus and ferry.
Date published: 2015-12-07
Rated 5 out of
Excellent family property
Thank you Vanessa for providing your lovely home for us to enjoy. It lived up to all expectations. We had no problems with parking thanks to your locals pass, never more than 50 metres from the front door. Location is superb with fantastic walks around the harbour front. So many lovely objects in the house showing a life well lived. Would love to come and stay again in the future.
Date published: 2015-09-10
Rated 5 out of
We really enjoyed our stay. The house was fantastic. We loved the location and all of the extra bits in the house. Would definitely recommend this house to others. Vanessa was very helpful too :)
Date published: 2015-08-23
Rated 5 out of
Best home-stay we've ever experienced!
This is an unusual property with loads of character and full of lovely artworks and books. Great homely feeling, yet lots of space, extremely well-equipped. Wonderful views of Sydney, excellent location. We could have stayed for weeks! Only negative is the parking - don't come by car unless you have no choice!
Date published: 2015-05-28
Rated 5 out of
Couldn't have been better!
We were a group of 3 different families travelling to a wedding in Orange, with a stopover in Balmain. The house was perfect for our needs, even the fact that it was over 3 floors with a roof top terrace meant that all 7 of us were well spread out. The location was extremely convenient to the shopping area, bus stops, ferry wharf etc. and Vanessa couldn't have been more accommodating. The house was very well stocked with linen, kitchen ware and food essentials, I would highly recommend the Pacific and hope to visit again.
Date published: 2015-04-13
The Eclectic Pacific (nickname the Opera House) is rated
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- Entertainment and Family
- Kitchen and Dining
- Linen and Cleaning
Iron and board,
- Heating and Cooling
roof garden with bridge views,
close to city bus and ferry,
selection of music,
library of books,
bridge, harbour views,