A 15 minute walk to the heart of Sydney via Darling Harbour, City Lights Terrace offers a unique Sydney stay experience. The building was constructed in the 1800's, to house workers employed in the many wool storage buildings in Ultimo and Sydney's Rocks areas. The house is compact, in keeping with its humble beginnings and has the feel of original Sydney town. It has been fully renovated and newly furnished to provide a modern, comfortable home away from home holiday experience.

The terrace will sleep 6 people plus an infant and is fully airconditioned. The 3 bedrooms consist of 2 upstairs bedrooms, each with a Queen size bed, whilst the downstairs bedroom has a double bunk bed - 2 Singles. Good quality linen, all bedding and towels are provided. A highchair, cot, bedding, and 2 toddler gates are available by arrangement. There is one toilet/bathroom.

The stair case is quite steep, typical of a terrace house.

Other features are a private courtyard with a leafy canopy overhead, an outdoor table setting for 6 and BBQ. Double glazed windows have been installed in the front rooms to ensure the house is a quiet retreat for our guests. Attractive polished timber floors and a skylight in the new, fully equipped kitchen. A comfortable, cosy lounge with an LCD TV and home entertainment system. Wireless internet is provided free of charge.

The kitchen has a table setting for 4 and a 2nd table may be added to comfortably seat 6 people. There is no separate dining room. We have provided books, board games, and a selection of over 40 DVD's for relaxing after a day exploring Sydney.

Location & General Information

Close to all major Sydney tourist attractions you have the choice to walk or take public transport. Paddy's Market Monorail Station is a 2 minute walk from the house, mostly under a covered walkway and 50 metres further on is the Haymarket Light Rail station. (Until June 30th 2013 when the Monorail will cease)

Extensive playground equipment and lawns for young and older children to enjoy in the nearby Darling Harbour development. If you love to swim, the new Ian Thorpe Aquatic centre is 1 block from City Lights Terrace.

The Red Sydney Explorer bus stops only metres from the house and runs through the day time every 20 minutes. It visits 27 of Sydney's most famous attractions such as the Opera House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

A few minutes walk to The Entertainment Centre, Darling Harbour and Her Majesties Theatre. Circular Quay and Central Station are within an easy walking distance. Numerous resturants, cafe's and take-aways are within a few blocks of the house. A 24 hour mini supermarket is located within one block - opposite the Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre. A larger supermarket with day time hours of business is located in the Haymarket shopping centre within 200 metres and Broadway shopping complex is a 15 minute walk from City Lights Terrace.

The Discover Sydney website is helpful for public transport details, maps and brochures that may be downloaded.

Car Parking - If you absolutely need a car.

Car Parking at the Wilson Parking - Sydney Entertainment Centre (entry off Darling Drive, Haymarket)is a 2 minute walk from the City Lights Terrace. The car park is a multistory undercover facility located between the Powerhouse Museum (opposite the City Lights Terrace) and the Sydney Entertainment Centre. Once parked it takes a few minutes to walk back to the house mostly via a covered walkway.

If needed, please go to the website for the Wilson Parking Sydney Entertainment Centre. Parking a car on the side of the street requires parking fees to be paid between the hours 10am to 10pm, every day.

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City Lights Terrace - 3 BR Renovated is rated 4.8936 out of 5 by 47.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect position Just spent 4 days at the house and was an amazing stay everything you can ask For is there. Very close to darling harbour and and Paddys market across the Bridge. clean well presented will be staying there again. Nola was fantastic and We were kept well informed about our stay. Thanks from 6 very happy stayers ....
Date published: 2014-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from absolutely perfect! We spent 5 wonderful days in Nola's lovely home and I couldn't recommend it highly enough. All the lovely personal touches and the well stocked pantry were very much appreciated by our group. The cottage is close to everything and the beds are so comfortable that a great night's sleep was had by all. We will definitely be heading back to City Lights again soon.
Date published: 2013-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Location location Great stay, easy walk to darling harbour. Everything you need is close by. Cute and neat, well stocked with everything for a relaxing stay. Nice to not have to buy the basics. Easy booking process, and Nola was a pleasure to deal with. 
Date published: 2013-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from City Lights We loved our stay at City Lights as it was brilliantly situated to walk to several major attractions in Sydney. The house was clean and comfortable and a home away from home. As a hostess Nola was fabulous and was very prompt to reply to any query I had. I would not hesitate to recommend this property and will do so to anyone requiring accommodation in Sydney
Date published: 2013-12-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Home to home Its home to home.Great location at the heart of the city and walking reach to all the main tourist sights.Very child friendly with all the amenities you can imagine.Nola is a perfect host and has catered for all requirements of families of all ages though stairs can be a bit steep for the older fraternity.However the location of City Lights outweighs everything.
Date published: 2013-11-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I stayed with my family for 5 days in the city lights and we had a very good experience. The house is clean, comfortable and very well positioned (5-10 min walk to Darling Harbour). The owner kindly provide a lot of things in the house like all the cooking tools and oil, potter cot, soap, etc... The owner is also very reliable and available if you need to. The stairs are a bit steep but we had a three years old child and security doors are provided to make sure that you can protect your child from any accident.I highly recommand this place if you want to visit central Sydney.Jerome
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We were so rapt with your flexibility with our check in and check out times. The location was amazingly central to everything. We found the house to be so well appointed with thoughtful little touches such as milk for our tea and coffee and spreads for breakkie and the board games were a hoot! The house was lovely and clean, well appointed rooms with lots of luscious bedding and cushions and the towels in the main room were so very soft!!Everyone in our group thanked me repeatedly for finding somewhere so great for us all at such a reasonable rate.What a positive experience!! I will definitely recommend you to my family and friends!We will definitely be back again to City Lights Terrace. Thanks again so much.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We recently stayed at City Lights Terrace and from the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome by a lovely handwritten note from Nola (the owner of the property, accompanied by a beautifully presented box of scorched almonds ��� a favourite.Surprisingly quite, despite the fact that it���s located a stones��� throw away from the City Centre and the bustling Darling Harbour and Chinatown, this charming and impeccably kept terrace felt immediately like a home away from home.Public transport was conveniently close by, although we were within a hop, skip and a jump distance to such attractions as the Powerhouse Museum, the acclaimed Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre and the Broadway Shopping Centre.From the fully stocked kitchen to laundry facilities and internet connection available ��� we could have easily stayed in.However after a busy day of exploring the surrounds it was lovely to relax in the courtyard with a glass ( or two ) of wine and finally retreat to one of the most comfortable beds I���ve slept in.We are planning to return later in the year and I would highly recommend anyone to stay at City Lights Terrace.KindestCecilia
Date published: 2014-01-23


2 min walk to great coffee shops
24 hour Mini Supermarket & Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre 1 block
5 mins Chinatown & Paddy's Market
Cot, Bedding & Toddler gates
Double glazed windows to quieten city noise
Family Board Games & DVD's
Hair Dryer
Private Courtyard with BBQ & Outdoor Table setting for 6
Wireless Internet


3 night minimum stay. 2 night stays may be available between bookings.

Property Overview

Property Rates & Min Night Stay
From To Sun to Thurs ($ p/n average) Fri & Sat night 7 night stay Min night stay Extra adult ($ p/n) Extra child ($ p/n)
* $280 $700 $1800 2 $0 $0
* $320 $800 $2200 5 $0 $0


The following dates have a specific tariff and will not be charged the normal price, however any discounts will be applied.

  • $350 p/n
  • $400 p/n
  • $400 p/n
  • $400 p/n
Additional Costs
Mandatory costs
Bond deposit $200 p/s
Cleaning/Linen $180 p/s

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 6 adults. Property has 4 beds and can sleep a maximum 6 people.

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