Sydney Opera House & Harbour Bridge - 1 m by Ferry. (12 min) LOCATION +++ VIEW


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Sydney, the gateway to Australia, is one of the world’s premier destinations. It is a city of spectacular natural beauty and stunning world famous architecture. Above all, it is renowned for its free-spirited outdoor lifestyle. Still undecided? Read our reviews. SUMMARY: IF YOU CAN WALK ON WATER IT IS 1 KM TO THE CITY. The City IS RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE HOUSE. •AIRPORT 20 min by Taxi • Ferry: 12 minutes to the City centre which takes you under the Sydney Harbour Bridge & past the Opera House. WOW. • Bus stop on the corner. 10-15 min to City, Darling Harbour an Chinatown. • 10-minute peaceful walk to ferry. • TAXI's and Uber always close by • Quiet and tranquil. you would never know you are so close to the City. • Free street parking outside the house. • Sydney Harbour views to City Skyline-Chinatown and Darling Harbour. • Direct east facing, sunny, balconies onto views, east, and west. •Located one house from a corner with no other houses to the right. • Fully equipped modern kitchen • Area: 115m^2 (interior) + 4 m^26m^2 balconies Overseas visitors delight in the diversity of walking opportunities that exist within easy reach of our home. So close to the Sydney Harbour Bridge (SHB) and the Opera House (OH) the Rocks and Botanical Gardens (BG). Discover the charm of this magnificent harbour alone or on on guided walks that hug the coastline. Watch world-class yachts sail by as you hike along the high sea cliffs at the entrance to Sydney Harbour. Museums, Beaches, Art. Take a guided tour and learn about Australia’s early history as you stroll through the alleys and lane ways in the now-eclectic Rocks district. Just a short 12 min Ferry ride from our home that passes under the SHB and right by the OH. And guess what? Taking the Ferry is by far the preferred option of residents in this area. It’s just a ‘spectacular’ way for them to start the working day. If you need convincing about our location then I suggest you take time to read through our many reviews. If this house is already booked view our other house right next door VRBO 360715, it might be available. The house is fully furnished. Hotel quality white linen and towels, china, glassware, flatware and cookware. Set on two levels with internal wooden staircase . On the ground level is the kitchen, a combined pantry and laundry with WC and shower, then the formal dining room and elegant living/lounge room with French doors leading on to a front patio with unobstructed City and Habour views. Both rooms have white Carrara marble surround faux fire places. Upstairs are the 3 bedrooms each furnished traditionally. Front bedroom has a King size French Sleigh bed. There is an ensuite bathroom off the rear bedroom , which also has a French Queen size Sleigh bed. The middle bedroom has a double sized antique brass bed.

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  1. Pam and Burt
    We enjoyed this beautiful home in the Balmain District/Suburb overlooking the whole skyline of Sydney. The line of " You can't seeing the forest for the trees" would be appropriate here. If you are in the heart of Sydney, you can only see what is around you vs. the skyline of the city and Harbor Bridge. We brought our grand daughters, our daughter, and son-in-law on this trip. This location and home itself was great for having breakfast at our leisure, dining out at lunch where ever were during sight seeing, and then having a family meal at night, digesting our thoughts for the day. What a kitchen! We've always traveled with a knife sharpener, but this kitchen had sharp knives, all the pots and pans, and a wonderful environment for the family to unwind after a busy day. The Balmain East Ferry stop was a short distance from the house so very convenient for getting around Sydney. The town of Balmain itself was a short distance to go to the market, restaurants, and seeing how the locals lived was great. We met our hosts Lyn and Giacomo who were great and insightful about the area. Yes, we'd suggest it to friends, but also try to use this place again if and when we go back. This was our 5th trip to Australia, and best time in Sydney. 22 July 2016 - 15:51:38
  2. Jeanne O.
    We loved the location of Lyn and Giacamo's lovely home in Balmain East. We did not have a car but found that the ferry was an excellent and beautiful-for-sightseeing mode of transportation. We enjoyed having our breakfasts in the well appointed and beautiful kitchen. The house is lovely...Lyn and Giacomo were most accommodating from the time we decided to book (6 months prior) to our last morning there and we would certainly highly recommend this beautiful property. 25 October 2016 - 23:48:27
  3. Kevin O.
    GREAT LOCATION as well as GREAT OWNERS this was our first trip to Sydney and did not know what to expect upon arrival and even before we arrived the owners who we know call freinds gave us a tour of the home and excellent recomendations on where to go and what to do Easy walk to town as well as catching the ferry to anywhere House was well equipped with all we needed We arrived at the worst heat wave in Sydney history and the house provide as much ventaliation as possible The evening patio provided a great place for our family to end the day and watch the fireworks from the harbour My family still talks about how great this home is as we were a family of 5 and everyone had plenty of space and loved the hosts Giacomo and Lyn truly great people you can trust if we return to Sydney we will definetly stay here 24 January 2017 - 04:13:48
  4. Christina G.
    We have stayed in many VRBO and Airbnb homes over the past few years and found this to be top rated -A Definate five star plus it is a beautiful home and well suited to couples sharing-the kitchen is huge the front deck awesome night city views - we have to say however that Giacamo and Lyn made our stay extra special indeed! they are attentive brilliant wonderful hosts that Many could learn from. 19 April 2017 - 22:38:00
  5. Bill B.
    Perfect for two couples traveling. We each had our own bathroom and the bedrooms are at each end. There were three bedrooms in all in our unit. Updated kitchen had everything for our "gourmet" cook. We were able to walk to the store and to catch the ferry into town. Sitting on the big deck in the evening was very enjoyable. Lyn shared a huge jar of her own lime juice since the lemons on her tree were not ripe. (We were encouraged to pick from their vegetable garden). 23 April 2017 - 18:36:00
  6. MIKE B.
    We didn't stay long but every thing was perfect! The location was great with the view of the Harbor from the outside porch. We had a lovely walk every morning to the Ferry plenty of restaurants on the way for breakfast. We loved Sydney we will be back and will stay right here! 15 February 2016 - 15:43:22
  7. Kathy S.
    Our week stay [5-12 Nov. 2015] was better than imagined! Living in a small community [Balmain] in a fabulous home had a tremendous impact on our love of Sydney! Close to everything using mass transit [bus, ferry, walking or the occasional taxi] but NOT in the middle of the city. Our party of five adults managed very nicely. Giacomo was VERY helpful and always available when needed! The kitchen is fabulous, rooms are spread out upstairs with a bath/laundry room downstairs. Able to eat outside or in. Will definitely reach out to stay here when we visit Sydney again! Thank you Giacomo and Lyn the whole process from inception to check-out was easy! 22 January 2016 - 16:04:08
  8. Divina M.
    Beautiful and clean home, comfortable beds, awesome modern kitchen with plently of utensils and amenities. Our stay was too short to enjoy the comforts of home and sights of Sydney since this is our first time in this beautiful city. Home has great views of the Harbor bridge. So close to East Balmain ferry station and many restaurants within walking distance. Lyn & Giacomo were very friendly and accommodating. The check-in instructions were detailed, description of home exact and they were in constant communication with us until we arrived...which we greatly appreciate. Most of all Giacomo was able to provide us with "drip" coffee maker, which we miss since it's a rarity to have drip coffee in Australia. Plently of table space, played board game one night in the dining area, ample space. The front table was great for breakfast as well as dinner - great view! Home has a retractable shade if it becomes too hot. We will someday come back and stay here again. Definitely refer this home to all our friends and family. 23 January 2016 - 06:26:37
  9. Deborah D.
    Hello I have been a Police Officer for 25years. I tell you this because in my business trust is hard to come by. I must share this with you because it was something about my conversation with Lynn and Giacomo that allowed me to bring that wall down of distrust. When I arrived they greeted me and my friends with such humbleness as well as their house is incredible. The views are just as you see in the photos. Trust me I work on South Beach and you won't be disappointed when you arrive their. It was clean, and the beds were very comfortable. The kitchen was amazing sorry we didn't do any cooking, but if that's your thing it's huge!!! This was my first time staying in a home away from home than a hotel and trust me it's got my approval!!!! 19 April 2016 - 22:14:14
  10. Martina S.
    From 22nd November to 28th November we stayed in this apartment with 5 people. The stay was part of a congress participation in Sydney, and we had to reschedule short-term, while we have discovered this jewel. The apartment is located in a magnificent part of Sydney: Balmain. Downtown (Circular Quay) and the trendy Waterfront (Darling Harbour) are easily accessible by ferry. But even in Balmain itself there are great individual shops, cafes and shopping opportunities. Everything within walking distance in about 15 minutes. The apartment itself offers all the comfort you need, 3 beautiful bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a great kitchen with enough space. The offered WIFI offered is free of charge and very fast. The location is extremely quiet and offers a breathtaking view of the skyline of Sydney. The owner is a great host, always has a good tip and is very helpful in every situation. We can almost say that we have come as guests and went again as friends. The ability to deposit the house key in a box with number code makes all residents regardless and you have access to the house at any time. In addition, the risk of losing the key is minimized. All in all, very highly recommended, we love to go back if we will stay in Sydney once again! 18 December 2015 - 12:52:57
  11. Seeing the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge has always been a dream of ours and finding this house so close to both and EVERYTHING ELSE made it just perfect. Public Transport is easy, efficient, but most importantly close by. The location is perfect with the Village of Balmain so charming and offering a great alternative to a wide variety of bars, restaurants, and shops. Just as so many others before us have said the house is really lovely and well appointed. Well done Lyn and Giacomo. Top marks in all departments. Highly Recommended. 11 December 2016 - 07:40:07
  12. michaela s.
    We (53, 19 and 18) loved all of it: the view, the house, the location, Balmain, Lyn and Giacomo. Having stayed for 5 nights, we didn't feel like leaving at all. We prefered Balmain to CBD: it seemed so much more authentic! And taking the Ferry was much more enjoyable than having to go by bus... We enjoyed also the restaurants and especially one breakfastplace, recommended by Giacomo, became our favourite to start the day...Giacomo and Lyn were also very helpful by providing advice to organize our subsequent trip... Thank you both! We really had a perfect time! 04 September 2015 - 20:42:30
  13. Sandra P.
    We (2 rather senior couples) were delighted to spend 4 days in this wonderful, historical gem. The view, the location, the fabulous kitchen and the helpful friendly hosts made for a truly memorable stay. It was a peaceful haven to return to after a busy day exploring fabulous Sydney. Thanks Giacomo for hooking up the BBQ for us and thanks Lyn for the fresh herbs from your bountiful garden and for making us feel so welcome in your home. 29 February 2016 - 18:44:51
  14. Candace D.
    Giacamo and Lyn's home in Balmain provided the perfect location for 6 of us to explore Sydney and then come home to relax. Everything we needed was provided, including good information from Giacamo on the best way to get around, good restaurants and local sights and shops. They were generous and helpful from the first communication, making things as easy for us as possible, including front row seats on our terrace for fireworks over Darling Harbor! I hope we'll be back and would highly recommend this property! 08 November 2016 - 01:25:11
  15. Sandra T.
    The pictures of the property are exactly as reported. We loved the lock box as we had 3 couples that shared and we were able to come and go as we pleased. We had come off a cruise and therefore had laundry to do..also ideal! The kitchen had everything we needed and the 3 bedrooms all had very comfortable beds..3 bathrooms also ideal. We loved that the deck overlooked the skyline of Sydney and we enjoyed the fireworks one evening. The property is a short walk to the ferry where we were able to access the inner harbour and everything we chose to tour. We even took the bus closer to property one night instead of walking...the transportation system is like clockwork here and very organized. We appreciated that the grocery store was a short bus ride away where we were able to stock up but the owners really had all of the staples so you only had to purchase a few things. We especially loved that the owner had Opal cards for each of us that we could simply load up with $$$ and continue on our travels for our 4 day stay. The owner was there to greet us and walk us thru all of the house and also able to give us some sound advice on travel, what to see and how to make the most of our 4 days. We loved Sydney and will gladly return to this property if its still available in the near future. You could not ask for better hosts. We are Canadian and can only say that the Australian people were so accommodating ,friendly and their country is a great adventure!. So much to see in Sydney--wish I would of stayed longer but loved seeing different parts of Australia as well. You will not be disappointed and the decor boasts some nice antiques as well. 21 November 2017 - 03:22:00
  16. STACEY S.
    We booked both homes and couldn't be happier! The hospitality of our hosts was amazing, the homes were special, and the location outstanding! From the beautiful balconies overlooking Harbor Bridge to the spectacular garden rooftop views of Sydney to the well stocked kitchens and gorgeous bedroom views, these houses will not disappoint! Loved also the Balmain neighborhood, with exceptional restaurants, shops, and access to ferries and local transport. Can't say enough...thank you!!! We didn't want to leave... 13 December 2017 - 17:45:00
  17. Amber J.
    We could not have been more pleased with our choice to rent this home. The homeowners are wonderful, the home is charming, and the location is excellent. Balmain is a bustling, but not too busy little neighborhood with everything you need, the ferry (to everywhere!) is a short walk, and the home is exceptional. 03 January 2018 - 00:07:00
  18. Jerry S.
    Lovely home within walking distance to pubs, cafes and the pier for the ferry 22 January 2018 - 02:24:00
  19. Alison H.
    We enjoyed our stay in Balmain A great location and a most helpful host. The ferry journey into the centre , the views from the property and the closeness to shops for food etc were as previous reviews had said. And the beds were comfortable ! 25 January 2018 - 11:59:00
  20. TIMOTHY C.
    I would thoroughly recommend this property 30 January 2018 - 01:06:00

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