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Unique Apartment in the Rocks

Apartment, Sydney

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 42 reviews

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Min 3 - 7 nights stay

3 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bathroom


Carlson Terrace is an early 1800's three-storey terrace house located in the heart of historic Sydney, right opposite the esteemed Langham Hotel and just beneath Observatory Hill with its breathtaking views over Sydney Harbour, S H Erwin art gallery and the Sydney Observatory. It is also only a 5 minute walk to the central business district, famous Circular Quay and Rocks Districts with renowned weekend markets and is surrounded by Sydneys best restaurants, cafes, wine bars, clubs and pubs.

This fabulous Bohemian apartment is known as 3 Agar Steps.

The entrance to number 3 Agar Steps has been captured by many an artist. It sits under the cool shadows of a 180 year old Moreton Bay Fig tree, on the original steps leading up to the Hill. The house was home to the Governor of Sydney in the mid 1800s and is located within the Carlson Terrace building. It houses one air-conditioned bedroom, a study/second bedroom, eat-in kitchen, lounge room with Harbour views and quirky outside bathroom with views over the water the original loo with a view.

Walking onto the open terrace with great views brings you to the gas BBQ and outdoor setting for four. Just the place to relax after a long day. In summer the cool shade is offered from the Heritage listed Moreton Bay Fig adjacent to Agar Steps next to the tennis court. Have a cool drink and watch the Ferries sail by.

The ground floor lounge has a flat-screen television with Foxtel and DVD player; a radio with CD and docking station for an iPod or iPhone, comfortable leather lounge, comfortable chair and gas heating. The Kitchen has a microwave, oven and fridge. A toaster, kettle and cooking utensils are all supplied, along with full crockery, cutlery and glassware. So shop at the nearby supermarket or have breakfast, special offer to guests at the caf below best coffee in Sydney There is wifi internet throughout the house.

There is also a washing machine and dryer. A hair dryer, iron and ironing board are provided. The bedroom has a queen sized bed and a window overlooking the tennis court managed by The Langham Hotel and available for hire. The study/second bedroom has a king single bed, presented as a day bed. It has stunning, original polished floor boards throughout. All the stairs are original and therefore quite narrow and steep, not really suitable for the less mobile.

The house is ideal for a single person, couple or family of three. Children are welcome to stay, however the standard of furnishing is high and any breakage beyond normal adult wear and tear would need to be accounted for. For an amazing stay in the heart of the history of Sydney, yet with all modern conveniences on your doorstep you cant go past 3 Agar Steps.

The City and The Rocks

Very seldom does a place this close to the city 150m happen to be so well placed in a historical centre of a major city.

Westpac Headquarters along with many other major financial and business are located just 150 metres away. With two railway stations within 300 metres Wynyard and Circular Quay and of course the ferries also at Circulat Quay car transport is certainly not necessary. Both main shipping terminals Barrangaroo and Circular Quay are within a few hundred metres from Agar Steps.

Whether it be a ferry to the beach at Manly or a business deal happening in the city, this will please either or indeed why not combine business and pleasure.

Not only are there the Historic Pubs, the Lord Nelson micro brewery and of course The Hero of Waterloo known locally as "The Hero" with its attendant ghoul. But of course the renown Fish at The Rocks and Mister Chows Chinese reastaurant 50m etres away.must book at these

Watch the stars at the Observatory then walk around old Sydney to The Bridge.

Enjoy The Rocks

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Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Air conditioning, Washing machine

Air conditioning Balcony Clothes dryer Cot Dishes and utensils DVD player Hair dryer Internet access Iron and board Kitchen Linens provided Living room Microwave Washing machine
Unique Apartment in the Rocks is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 42.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Location We loved our stay at 3 Agar steps. It is the 1st apartment, so not up the top of the steps.The apartment had everything we needed. The rooftop balcony has an amazing view. There are steep steps from the kitchen/lounge to the bedroom and again up to the rooftop and the bathroom, however we had no trouble with this and felt it added to the experience (we are 60 years old). It was reminiscent of apartments we stayed at in France & Italy. the Splendid Cafe was the go to place for brekky every morning, except weekends, when we hit the Rocks markets. The apartment is so central to all the Sydney must sees and transport to further afield. Karen was so amenable when I had to change, then change back my dates and the Tim Tams on arrival a lovely surprise. Recommend this 100%.
Date published: 2018-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Immerse yourself in old and new Sydney This is a lovely property. The place itself adorable and three of us imagined how it and the area looked 100 years ago. A beautiful spot to walk wherever required, otherwise car in a close secure spot and public transport be bus, ferry or train nearby and easy to find. The facilities were clean and well maintained. You feel safe and add a rooftop view. Would recommend to a friend and return myself.
Date published: 2018-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Steps This is a unique property, as the name states. Fantastic location, beautiful crisp white linen, comfy beds, morning tea provided. Tri-level terrace with fantastic views over the harbour. Felt safe walking home at night. Parking station’s not too far away. Recommended A+++
Date published: 2018-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great place to stay This is our second stay at Unique Apartment in the Rocks, it is nice and central, can walk to the rocks area and it is close to the station. It has everything you need for a short stay and a great view. Definitely recommend.
Date published: 2018-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great location From the short walk to the left to Wynyard Station, Darling Harbour and George Street or turn right and head to The Rocks. Or sit on your private balcony with a harbour view. This place ticks all the boxes, we will definitely try to stay here again.
Date published: 2017-12-19
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