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

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. Haymarket Light Rail is approximately 350 metres from City Lights Terrace and Central Station is a 10 minute walk.

Extensive playground equipment and lawns for young and older children to enjoy in the nearby Darling Harbour development. If you love to swim, the 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.

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.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Property January 2015 We had a great stay at City Lights. 6 adults stayed here. It accommodated us all well. Although a little short on bathroom time with 2 teenagers & 4 adults sharing one bathroom. We did manage & we utilised the 2nd toilet/basin well. Steep set of stairs which did not bother us but may bother others. The quality of the linen was beautiful. I appreciate good linen so loved this. The house is well equipped with everything you can think of. Comfy beds, pillows & furniture. Loved it. Nola was such a lovely lady who has thought of everything & was super helpful. When the shower had a little issue it was dealt with so quickly over a weekend. Nothing was a hassle. The location is great with the light rail in 5 min walk which takes you into the heart of Darling Harbour & Ferries/trains/buses. We would recommend this gorgeous property & would stay there again Well Done Nola. You helped make our stay in Sydney fantastic.
Date published: 2015-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic location City Lights was the perfect place for us to walk around and explore all the sights & enjoy a taste of inner city living. Much more relaxing than a hotel and having all the extras that a house offers made for an easy family weekend away. Service was excellent and we really appreciated the contact and assistance that was readily available.
Date published: 2014-11-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good position, with everything you need We stayed in this house for a week. First 3 days was 4 adults and 2 small kiddies. With 6 of us at home the living space was a bit cramped, but with 3 or 4 people it is great. Everything you need is available, including a dishwasher and there were plenty of utensils etc. The beds were good, also the linen and towels. The house was clean and everything was working. Very central to the city and 10 minutes walk to the central train station.
Date published: 2014-11-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great property, Excellent location The property is as described, just one downside is the stair is steeper than expected, little inconvenience for the elders. The location is excellent, minutes away from the Darling Harbour and the Chinatown.
Date published: 2014-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great place, great location The accommodation was fantastic, great location, with everything we needed and more. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend to friends/family or stay again next time we head Sydney way.
Date published: 2014-09-15
City Lights Terrace - 3 BR Renovated is rated 4.8689 out of 5 by 61.


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 3 $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
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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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