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Historic Observatory Terrace

House, Sydney

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 21 reviews

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Min 3 - 7 nights stay

4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bathroom


Observatory Terrace, MILLERS POINT, THE ROCKS, SYDNEY is an early 1800's two-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 Sydney's best restaurants, cafes, wine bars, clubs and pubs.

This fabulous Bohemian house is known as Observatory Terrace.

The entrance to Observatory Terrace 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 Astronomer of Sydney in the mid 1800s and is located within the Carlson Terrace area. 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 Terrace consists of a well equipped kitchen, separate dining and lounge room which has a smart flat-screen television and DVD player.

The bedroom has a quality queen size bed and a balcony overlooking the tennis court managed by The Langham Hotel and available for hire. The second bedroom has a single bed and one king single bed. The bathroom is accessible via the second bedroom. 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 four. 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 Observatory Terrace.

Sydney City 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 Circular 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 50 metres 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 Ceiling fan Child's high chair Children welcome Clothes dryer Coffee maker Cot Dining Dishes and utensils DVD player Hair dryer Heating Internet access Iron and board Kitchen Lawn/Garden Linens provided Living room Long-term renters welcome Microwave Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Pantry items Refrigerator Television Toaster Washing machine
Historic Observatory Terrace is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 21.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect location and lovely house We stayed in this accommodation with 3 adults and a four year old child. We absolutely loved the character of the house and enjoyed the neighbourhood immensely. The house itself is very lovely and everything you need is provided for. We also really liked the terrace and the opportunity to BBQ outside. All the tourist attractions are within walking distance. We loved our stay and will definitely be back if we ever make it to Sydney again. I truly hope so.
Date published: 2018-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great position! My family of four really enjoyed our recent stay at the Historic Observatory Terrace. The Rocks area is full of top notch cafes and eateries and the neighbourhood is steeped in history with something interesting to look at around every corner. The house itself was very clean and comfortable. High quality linen and toiletries didn’t go unnoticed and the chocolate biscuits and Nespresso coffee were put to good use. We will definitely be back.
Date published: 2018-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic location We stayed at this property in Nov 2017 with 2 teenage/adult children... a great apartment ... fantastic position.... walking distance to Rocks, Circular Quay, Kings Wharf, Opera House, Harbour Bridge and close to train stations / public transport if you desire to travel further a field...would definitely recommend this property ... bathroom/laundry is off second bedroom...wasn't an issue for us but maybe for others. We would definitely stay here again
Date published: 2018-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great place and location! We spent 11 wonderful days at this property. The location is terrific - walkable to the Opera house, harbor bridge and Botanical gardens and a few short steps to Observatory hill where we could see the harbor. The apartment was charming and well appointed. Would love to stay here again!
Date published: 2017-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We felt like locals! My husband and I stayed at Observatory Terrace for 3 nights and we really appreciated the property's location and character. It is a little bit quirky but we loved its welcoming feel and before long we felt like we were part of Millers Point! We were able to walk to everything - the city, Opera House, The Quay, Barangaroo and lots of great local pubs! (we can highly recommend Tuesday's curry night at the Lord Nelson!). Comfy bed, lovely shower and a relaxing courtyard to have drink and nibbles in after a day exploring the beauty of Sydney. Thank you!
Date published: 2017-10-15
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