Superior, contemporary gorgeous suite quiet sought-after area, minutes fm Beach
- english, german, Dutch, Hebrew, Afrikaans
About Michael Cohn
I'm known as a friendly and easy going person (I hope I am – I work as a psychotherapist), and I’m usually easily available for assistance or advice if needed. I speak English and Hebrew fluently and German and Dutch moderately and my wife speaks French as well. I can get by in Russian but you will have to speak very slowly! When guests ask for something, I generally go out of my way to accommodate them. I’m sometimes available for a coffee and a chat - with suggestions on where to go and what to do, but if guests want privacy, I totally stay away from any interaction. I may also be available for an airport pickup but that has to be pre-arranged.
Why Michael Cohn chose North Bondi
Why this property? Because we are unique inasmuch as we know of no other properties in this price bracket which have the views, the quiet, the ambience and the cache that we have. We are near to the beach (8-10 minutes away), yet located in a quiet uncluttered environment, offering absolute peace and security. You are unlikely ever to hear traffic sounds as you enjoy superior accommodation with the best of everything. Huge luxurious bath-sheets await you, modern fittings, coffee-maker, blade-less fans, comfortable bed, quiet airconditioning etc
What makes this Studio unique
The views as you come back. The uniqueness of the inclinator ride (funicular-type cable-car) which takes you up to the house.
Check-in: 2:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Children not allowed
Max guests:2 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
Check in between 2pm and 4pm unless pre-arranged
Quiet neighborhood - we like quiet time after 10pm please
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Great location and everything you need. Micheal is very accomodating. Highly recommended.
So nice to have had you stay with us.
Please come again.
Michael and Gill
A very special experience
My husband and I spent a week here in this very special place the first week of February. It was our first visit to Australia. We were greeted the first night by the most welcoming host, even though it was pretty late when we arrived.
The room was very clean and cozy. The sheets and towels were of high quality and the bed was very comfy. The air conditioning in the room was fantastic as the weather was quite hot and humid during our stay.
We traveled all over Sydney without a car. The bus is just a couple of minutes away and an outstanding restaurant is right next to the bus stop.
This was our first experience staying in a suite that was a part of someone's home. The way it is set up with a completely separate entrance, it didn't seem like it was part of a house at all. We felt like we had a lot of privacy and even had a patio to enjoy a morning cup of coffee and listen to the beautiful sounds of the birds.
Most importantly, our host, Michael, was amazing. He was very attentive and responsive whenever we needed anything. The night before we left, he helped us figure out how we would get to the airport and said if there was a glitch, he would drive us himself. The morning we left, he even invited us to join him on his deck for coffee and toast prior to our departure. We thoroughly enjoyed getting to know this kind and generous man.
If you decide to stay at this very special place, you will not regret it. Thank you, Michael, for all you did to make this a very special experience we will never forget.
Nancy and Vern
Hello Nancy and Vern,
I am deeply deeply moved by what you both wrote, am thrilled you found everything to your satisfaction and I am swimming in delight as I read your review.
What touched me the most, of course, were your very gracious and moving references to me.
Thank you so much.
Anything further that I write will muddy the waters so I should end here, but indulge me that I mention that your generosity of spirit and graciousness speak as much about the two of you as they speak about me.
Please do come and visit again.
With very kind regards, Michael
Excellent property, situated in a lovely peaceful residential road,only 20min walk to Bondi Beach.
Just returned to UK from visiting family in Sydney, having spent 2 very enjoyable weeks at Michaels place. It couldn’t have been more perfect for me - since my daughters live in the next street I didn’t actually use the facilities for cooking but everything was there should I have needed to. The bed was comfy, sheets & towels of high quality, great bathroom and shower and excellent WiFi - at one point when the WiFi dropped out Michael was immediately on the case and there were no further problems for the rest of my stay. The place was immaculate on arrival and Michael a great welcoming host. I was staying alone on this visit and I have to say I felt VERY safe staying here on my own - it is situated in a lovely residential street just far enough away from the hustle and bustle of Bondi Beach but close enough to all amenities, some lovely restaurants (3mins walk to the fabulous Shuk cafe) bus stops to North Bondi or Bondi Junction and some great coastal walks. The views when you travel on the lift (there are also steps) are breathtaking! I do know the area well as I visit every year, but this is the first time I have stayed here and I can honestly say it is the best place I have stayed in within this area, a real find. I will certainly be back again and have no hesitation in recommending Michaels property to anyone wanting a peaceful retreat within the Bondi Beach area. I cannot fault this property. Thank you Michael!
It was a joy and a delight to have you here as a guest and I am still in awe of your graciousness and generosity of spirit.
I'm thrilled that you felt so comfortable and safe here, and that you found the facilities so welcoming. I also appreciate enormously what you experienced about the sheets/towels etc because we do take care to provide the best - sheets and pillow cases are ironed, towels, steam-cleaned etc.
As I mentioned to you when you were here, from my 4 years experience as a host and from my 18 years experience in the field of psychology, reviews often say as much about the reviewer as they speak about the property. In your case, my feeling is that your review really speaks about you and your graciousness and open-heartedness. Truth is, we do a good job but it takes a very special kind of person to let us know that in the way that you have done.
Please do come back - it would be such a pleasure for me have you here agin. Kind regards, Michael
Great quiet place to stay to feel like a local
The room is clean and you’ll have everything you need. Internet is fast and TV/Netflix is available. The towels are of good quality, and the bathroom is spacious. You will also find beach towels. The kitchenette has everything you need to prepare a breakfast or a simple lunch/dinner. You have access to a smaller patio outside your door, which you share with the guests next door (if there are any).
The neighborhood is very quiet (apart from some birds in the early morning, which just adds a charm).
Michael and Gill are nice and Michael will respond to your questions very fast, faster than anyone I’ve dealt with through these kind of booking sites.
The place is very close to the 379 bus (which will take you to North Bondi (closer to the beach), and Bronte (through Bondi Junction). Ask Michael for the shortcut to the bus, it’s literally a 3 minute walk. Other buses are also nearby. If you have a car it’s easy and free to park on the streets.
There is a lift up to your room = you don’t have to carry your luggage up lots of stairs :) If you have a bad knee like my mom had during our stay we were allowed to use the lift at all times.
The views are spectacular, but note that you will not see the view from your room, which we didn’t expect to, but good to note for you to set your expectations right.
I experienced the walk to Bondi Beach as 18-23 minutes (depending on route), Google says 20 though. If you have a bad knee like my mom had it took around 30. I personally appreciated the walk since I love to check out neighborhoods and houses - and the route through Military rd will bring you great views.
Oh, and please go for a walk towards Dover heights along the ocean - it’s absolutely beautiful, and on the opposite side you will have great views of the city!
It was a pleasure having you and your mother staying with us and I'm thrilled that you seem to have had such a wonderful time.
You have taken effort to write a full review - thank you for having done so. Everything that you have written is detailed and is extremely positive and I believe it reflects accurately on what it is we offer. I am delighted that coming guests will get to know so much about the studio through your review which is so comprehensive and so very positive.
I'd have to say that I was deeply disappointed that you only rated us 4 stars instead of 5, especially given the positive experiences you had. You talk about the studio as having everything a guest needs, of high quality and you talk of my responsiveness as a host. As you said about me, I am indeed responsive and I care a lot about our guests' experiences and comfort - and in your case, I responded at about 1.00am to your urgent message that you had a spider you wanted removed from the room. That is not usually my purview but given your mother's fears, I got dressed, came down and attended to it right away even though it was in the dead of night. Australia is not Sweden and we do have the occasional huntsman spider - completely harmless - depending on the weather.
And so, yours is now the only 4 star rating which we have. All the others are 5 star ratings. It does sting a bit given the circumstances and the effort we put into each booking and I wonder what you would have required to give a 5 star rating?
But I have learned one thing. Reviews say as much about the reviewer as they say about the property. As, indeed, my response to you says a lot about me.
Beautiful quiet location close to Bondi beach
Beautiful quiet location close to cafes and only a 6-7min walk to Bondi beach.
The room was just what we were after with everything you need. Michael the host was very friendly and helpful and even printed our tickets to an AFL match at the SCG while we were there.
Would definitely recommend the accommodation to anybody staying in Bondi.
Hi Luke, so pleased you enjoyed your stay here. You guys were great to have around. Thanks for leaving the unit so clean on departure. Please come again, Regards
We thoroughly enjoyed our stayed here.Location and views from the property were excellent and Michael was a great host. He went out of his way to make sure we were comfortable and even gave us a lift to our next destination!
I highly recommend this place and will definitely stay again. Thanks Michael.
Sarah hello It was such a pleasure having you. Thank you for having taken such good care of the property - clean up was just so much easier than usual. Please feel free to come back again. Regards Michael