Styled 1-bedroom apartment
About L’Abode Accommodation
Straight off the family sheep farm on the Kiwi Isle I landed in Sydney sans gumboots and to a lack of short term fully furnished accommodation. Complaining about said predicament over a glass of Pinot led to an ‘Interesting Idea’ presenting itself: If only people were willing to rent out their homes while they went away on holidays! Extra travel dollars for them, unique alternatives to a hotel and a genuine local experience for travellers like myself! Minus a car and laptop the whole growing a business idea was going to be a little problematic. L’Abode was born on my bedroom floor with the support of a GoGet car and a part-time job to pay the bills. I started with a handful of owners who agreed with me about my ‘Interesting Idea’ (kudos to them!) and the whole thing started to gain legs. L’Abode soon became a team of two (me and my long-standing marketing guru) and L’Abode’s collection of properties quickly doubled. Then tripled. L’Abode’s rapid expansion resulted in my landlord terminating the lease on my apartment due to ‘highly suspicious’ key drop-offs. And thus it appeared, the need for an office and more staff was imminent! From its humble Sydney beginnings L’Abode now boasts a fast-growing collection of bespoke properties Australia wide. With spaces ranging from quirky inner city lofts to luxurious estates in stunning destinations, L’Abode offers the 5 star luxuries of a hotel with the freedom, space and comfort of a real home. We look forward to welcoming you into our collection. Lisa
What makes this Apartment unique
What to expect Complimentary welcome amenities Bathroom: shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hand lotion, toilet paper Kitchen: tea, coffee, sugar, dishwashing liquid, wipes, dish brush At least 1 x hair dryer Luxury bedding: crisp bed sheets (duvet cover or triple sheeting), extra blankets, pillows, duvet. Plush towels: 2 x bath towels per bed, facecloths, bath mat, hand towels Unlimited Wifi – see manual for wifi code & password. Please note: A welcome supply is provided for your first nights stay to tide you over until you can get other bits and bobs that you may require for your stay, or to top up the amenities supplied (for eg: toilet paper). What to bring The bath towels at the property can’t be removed. If you plan on hitting the beach please bring your own beach towel. OTHER Check in time is 2pm and check out 10am If the property includes parking, please go into the property first, check the property manual, then follow the parking instructions.
Check-in: 2:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:25
We had a pin pad and code to get into the property. That was all that was provided. Day 2, the people upstairs went out and locked the door with a key. We went out of our apartment, the door to our apartment shut behind us and the front exit door was locked. We were trapped in the air lock with no way out. Very frightening and dangerous had there been a fire. Eventually one of the the upstairs tenants came back and unlocked the front door and let us out. We had tried to call the property manager to help but there was no answer. When I reported this to them, they denied there were any keys issued to any tenants. In short, we were lying. They said it was not possible. Clearly they have no understanding of the property they let. They were very dismissive of this very serious issue. Clearly a breach of fire safety laws. Also, the property is very poorly sound proofed and all night we could hear the people clomping around in their shoes upstairs and scraping chairs etc. If you want some peace and quiet, this is not the property for you. The property managers are very poor communicators so if you have an issue, don't worry about reporting it to them. You will be dismissed out of hand as we were.