2 bedroom town house close to Randwick and Coogee
About Suzanne Martin
Although I grew up in Ireland I now call Sydney home!
Why Suzanne Martin chose Randwick City Council
This property was originally built and used as a Coach House around 100 years ago! When we bought it, it was a 1 bed studio upstairs/garage downstairs and we converted it into a comfortable 2 bedroom townhouse and kept a little outdoor area for it.
Children allowed - Suitable for childrenSuitable for children
No pets - No pets allowedNo pets allowed
No parties/events - This is a quite area, NO parties allowedThis is a quite area, NO parties allowed
No smoking - No smoking allowedNo smoking allowed
Max guests: 4 - 44
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Enchanting and convenient. Perfect for our little family unit👍�❤️😎�
Very good location with easy access to public transportation, groceries, stores, restaurants, and more. Coogee beach is only a mile walk away. Owners are extremely responsive and helpful. The Coach house meets all amenities and has cute book nooks and things for kids to play with. The spiral stairs are narrow and tricky but you just have to be careful. I would go back in a heartbeat!! We had some disagreement with management regarding booking, refund, and lack of information (NOT the owners but VRBO site).
Randwick is very well serviced by frequent buses going to Sydney City, Airport, Central Station, Moore Park, Circular Quay, Coogee Beach, Maroubra Beach, etc. It's within walking distance of Shops, Supermarkets, UNSW, Cafes/Restaurants, Ritz Art Deco Cinema, Royal Womens/Sydney Childrens/Prince of Wales Hospitals, Coogee Beach. Convenient to NIDA, Randwick Racecourse.
THINGS TO DO
Here's some more info on what we like to do in the area:
/ Drive or get a bus to Mahons pool for an early morning swim, and then breakfast at the Pool Cafe or The Grumpy Baker (they sell frozen meals like Cottage pie also). Or take a coffee over to the park opposite and watch the surfers on Maroubra beach.
/ Walk down to Coogee beach for a swim anytime, there's a nice cafe at the North end called Moning Glory which has lots of home made picnic style food as well as the normal breakfast and lunch menu. It overlooks Coogee beach.
/ If you arrive late in the evening, The Spot is handy to walk up to for something to eat. Isabella's is cheap and cheerful with large servings. Ummarin is our favourite Thai. And Soul Burger does great chips. The kids like Arthur's Pizza.
/ Japone is a cafe closet to the house at the roundabout intersecting Perouse Rd, Howard St, and Canberra St. It does nice coffees and great herbal teas, and serves healthy mostly Japanese style food for breakfast and lunch as well as croissants.
/ Randwick shopping center 'Royal Randwick' is where we do most of our grocery shopping. Just walk up Avoca St and turn into Belmore Rd, it's about a 10 minute walk from the Coach House.it has a Woolworths, fruit n veg, deli, sushi, newsagent, clothes shops, etc. There's a Coles the other side of the road and butcher's, vinnies, banks, restaurants, takeaways, cafes, etc along the road.
Firstly, buy an Opal travel card if you're going to use public transport.
The Coach House is to the rear of the main house, which is a separate private residence, they have separate entrances and there is a high fence separating the gardens. It is on the intersection of Oberon St and Avoca St. The Coach House entrance door is actually on Oberon St. It is black with a horse shoe on it.
It is across the road from Randwick boys high school.
There’s a trip planner online at http://www.transportnsw.info/, and google maps. As Randwick is extremely well serviced by buses, the best way to start planning any trip is to have a look at this A3 sized bus map of the eastern region–
Copy it onto your phone or print it out, it’s invaluable for getting around Sydney!
To travel on public transport (bus, trains, ferries) in Sydney you need an OPAL CARD, which you can buy at newsagents (e.g. at The Spot) and other outlets. You swipe it as you get on, and off.
To follow my directions below you'll need to know where 'The Spot' is. It's the area around the intersection of Perouse Road and St Pauls Street, 2 bus stops south of Randwick Shops. It is a vibrant part of Randwick and consists of a collection of shops, restaurants, cafes, post office, laundromats, cake shops, and a cinema.
From the City:
It's approx. 30 mins travel on the bus from city to Randwick.
Take the 373 to 'The Spot' and its about 12 minutes walk to the house from there.
It’s about 6 minutes walk from Japone cafe (on roundabout which the 376/377 stop at, and is 2 stops, and 2 roundabouts, beyond 'The Spot'.) It's the closet stop to the house.
Randwick shops / Hospitals on High St are about 10-20 minutes walk.
The 372 comes from Central Station and goes through 'The Spot' and then to Coogee Beach.
From the Airport:
The 400 bus stops at the airport domestic and international terminals, it comes every 10 to 20 mins It's about a 8 minute walk to it from the coach house. It's about a 25 to 40 minute bus trip and quite regular but it's an ordinary and busy bus so is not suitable if you have more than carryon baggage.
The airport is about 15-30 minutes drive to Randwick. Taxi is about $40-$90 for 4 people and bags depending on the time of day
From Bondi Junction:
The 316/317 come from Bondi Junction and stops at Cafe Japone then they go on to Maroubra beach.