This stylish, very well-maintained house in inner western Sydney is 300 meters from the Haberfield shopping village, which has lots of restaurants and gourmet food shops.
It has convenient access to high-frequency public transport, and provides an economical base from which to enjoy Sydney.
We provide lots of printed information about local restaurants and shopping, maps, things to do in Sydney, transport for getting around Sydney, etc.
DESCRIPTION OF THE HOUSE
The entire house is available for guests, except for an attic storage area. We do not live at the house, so there is no personal clutter
The house is in a quiet, tree-lined street, and has undercover parking, large rooms, high ceilings, large windows, and lots of natural light,
Most of the house is air conditioned, and there are ceiling fans. Solid walls and doors provide good thermal and sound insulation between rooms.
The three bedrooms can accommodate up to 6 guests in a queen bed, two single beds, and a double bed, respectively. All beds have good quality mattresses, electric blankets, good reading lamps, and two pillows for each person. All bedlinen and towels are provided.
There are two modern bathrooms, with towels, hair dryers, soap, shampoo and conditioner provided. The main bathroom has a large shower, a 2 person bathtub with another shower, two hand basins with illuminated mirrors, and a toilet.
The internal second bathroom/laundry has a shower, toilet, a washing machine, and a clothes dryer.
The kitchen has a double oven, a gas cooktop, a microwave oven, a dishwasher, lots of storage space, and lots of cookware, crockery, and cutlery.
A range of basic cooking needs is provided, including oil & vinegar, butter, instant and ground coffee, tea, sauces, spices, sugar, aluminium foil, plastic wrap, etc.
There is a large, open plan dining/living area with a large TV next to the kitchen, and a lounge room with a flat screen TV and an in-tune piano.
At the rear of the house there is an outdoor patio with a table and chairs, and a garden with subdued lighting at night.
3GB of Optus mobile Wi-fi data is included in the rental cost. Additional data can be purchased online with your credit card if you need it.
ARRIVING AND LEAVING
Please note that we don’t allow parties or events, indoor smoking, or pets.
Normal check-in time is from 2pm to 7pm, and normal check-out time is 10am. Other times may be possible, depending on surrounding bookings, and our other commitments.
You will need to contact us to confirm your check-in time before you arrive - one of us will meet you to give you the keys we live nearby.
We can easily be contacted by phone or email for information, advice, and problem solving before and during your stay.
Haberfield is about 8km from the Sydney central business and shopping district – in good traffic it takes 15 minutes by car and 35 minutes by direct bus to reach it.
If you enjoy looking at houses and architecture, it’s a great area to walk around.
Haberfield was named “the garden suburb” a hundred years ago, and has wide, tree-lined streets and a variety of original Victorian and Federation era houses with large front gardens, stained glass windows, and period architecture. The entire suburb is heritage-listed as a Conservation Area and is part of the Register of the National Estate of Australia.
The Haberfield shopping village is a two minute walk at the end of our road, and is a gourmet’s paradise - there are regular $125 foodlovers’ walking tours through the Haberfield shops. We would be happy to take you for a walk and orient you to the shops for free.
In an article published in the Sydney Morning Herald on 15th December 2016, Haberfield was named as one of the best suburbs for foodies.
The shopping village includes 10 Italian, Thai, and French restaurants; 6 cafes, continental cake shops, and gelato shops; 2 freshly-made pasta shops; a traditional Italian woodfired bread shop; continental delicatessens and butchers; greengrocers who sell a range of uncommon fruit and vegetables; a liquor store; and an IGA supermarket.
There are also 3 designer jewellery shops if you are feeling generous or self-indulgent, 3 hairdressers one of whom - Joseph at Visare - who recently won an international hairdressing competition, a public library, and a full range of other shops and services, including most health services, and many good schools and childcare centres.
TRANSPORT AND GETTING AROUND
The Sydney city centre can be reached in 15 minutes by car via the nearby City West Link freeway. Sydney Harbour can be reached in 25 minutes Sydney Opera House; New Years’ Eve fireworks; The Rocks historic area; Botanical Gardens; the New South Wales Art Gallery; ferries to Manly Beach, Taronga Zoo, Luna Park, and Shark Island.
The gorgeous Bondi, Coogee, Bronte and Clovelly beaches are about 15km away about 30 minutes by car.
The house has convenient access to a variety of public transport options. The nearest railway station is 1.2km away. The nearest bus stop is 400 meters away, with frequent buses directly to the city centre, the University of Sydney, the University of Technology Sydney UTS, the Australian Catholic University ACU, Notre Dame University, and Charles Darwin University.
There is also a light rail station 850m away that will take you to the city centre via the Glebe restaurant area, the Sydney Fish Market 3rd largest in the world - Australia has some of the world’s best seafood, the Sydney Star casino, the Darling Harbour entertainment precinct which has many restaurants and bars, Sydney Aquarium, the National Maritime Museum, harbour cruises in yachts and jetboats, Madame Tussauds, a bowling alley, Paddy’s Markets, and Chinatown.
Sydney airport is 11km away about 25 minutes in a taxi.
OTHER LOCAL FEATURES
Heritage-listed Ashfield Park 62,000m2 has picnic areas, barbeques, swings, and a sports field, and is at the near end of our road.
Another nearby park on Hawthorne Parade about 800m away also has swings and BBQs, as well as a large enclosed area that is a free run for lots of cute looking dogs - and has Cafe Bones for their owners.
At the very far end of our road there is a waterfront rowing club on Iron Cove Bay part of Sydney Harbour which admits casual visitors. It has a great view of the city skyline and the bay, a reasonably priced bar, and a good restaurant.
There is a scenic 7km bicycle and jogging route the Bay Run around the shores of Iron Cove Bay.
There is an 8-screen Palace Cinema Centre which shows arthouse, international film festival, and mainstream movies 2.7km away in Leichhardt, in an area which also has lots of restaurants. Leichhardt is a half hour walk, or five minutes by car or bus.
The Ashfield Aquatic Centre, which has heated pools and free child minding, is 1.8km away.