Eastern Suburbs - restored period house with pool

Eastern Suburbs - restored period house with pool


abr 2010

¿Quieres ponerte en contacto con este miembro?

Inicia tu período de prueba gratis de dos semanas para empezar a hablar con otros miembros.


¿Te gusta lo que estás viendo? Ponte en contacto con este miembro para ver cuándo su casa está disponible

Pon tus fechas de viaje preferidas

Elige tu modo de transporte preferido
Añade un mensaje personal y envíalo

No disponible


No disponible


Añadidasa  la lista de favoritos

Esta casa está en tu lista de favoritos. Para acceder a tus favoritos haz clic en el icono de navegación

Add to shortlist

This home is not yet in your shortlist

3 Dormitorios
Número de huéspedes 6
3 baños

Acerca de nuestra casa


Our Victorian-era home was built in 1892 and renovated in 2007, retaining its charm and original features. We added an architect-designed extension to the rear which, while modern, is sympathetic to the older part of the house. There are two distinct living areas - one at either end of the house - so plenty of room for you to spread out and enjoy quiet time.

In the original section, which is at the front of the house, there are three bedrooms, plus a double lounge-dining room with piano, stereo and gas "coal" fire. The main bedroom has a king-sized bed (183cm wide x 203cm long) and the second has a queen-sized bed (153cm wide x 203cm long). The third bedroom has a sofa which folds out into a double bed; we also have a wooden baby's cot which can be assembled in this room. We normally use this room for storage during exchanges but can make it available if you are offering similar-sized accommodation - or there are other factors, such as location, that make your home irresistible!

All bedrooms have built-in wardrobes. They won't be empty when you arrive but there'll be plenty of space for your clothes. None of the bedrooms has an en suite bathroom, as we didn't want to spoil the original character of the house.

The new section, with tiled floor, comprises a large open-plan kitchen, casual dining area and family room, with 106cm flat-screen TV, DVD player and stereo, plus many books, CDs and DVDs, as well as a gas-flame fireplace. It opens via glass bifold doors on to a dining terrace, with mains gas barbecue, overlooking the 9 x 3-metre solar-heated saltwater pool.

There's a lockup garage, accessed via the rear lane, with a small bathroom attached - perfect for showering after a swim.

Back indoors, the main bathroom has a large tub and separate shower stall, while the second bathroom, which doubles as a laundry, has a shower, toilet, washing machine and dryer.

We ask that guests regularly water our small herb/vegie garden and potplants. During longer stays, we also request that you water our front garden once a week, especially during warm weather.

We do not want to have to clean at the end of our stay, so are happy to pay for a professional - and assume this would be reciprocated - or swap cleaning services with you. We have a team of four cleaners who come for an hour once a fortnight and, if needed, we can arrange for them to continue this service, at your expense. They currently charge $125 per service.



Reseñas de Kerrie

Como anfitrión ES: (1)

Más sobre nosotros

  1. Alan and Kerrie have both had long careers in journalism, and Kerrie also has an Honours degree in prehistoric archaeology. Alan is retired, while Kerrie works part-time. We have three adult children, two in Australia and one in London, plus four young grandchildren.
    When travelling, we are sometimes joined by a couple of friends or family members; other times, there are just the two of us. We would, of course, specify who would be travelling with us when negotiating an exchange.
    We have enjoyed 25 home exchanges since 2010.
    Please note that we don't want to have to clean at the end of our stay, so are happy to pay for a professional - and assume this would be reciprocated - or to swap cleaning services with you. We have a team of four cleaners who come for an hour once a fortnight and we can arrange for them to continue this service during your stay if needed, at your expense (currently $125 per service).


Quiero recibir ofertas
No disponible

Where is it?


Restaurantes llenos de vida
Opportunities for eating out (or ordering a home delivery) are seemingly endless. Within walking distance you can eat Vietnamese, Indian, Thai, Italian, Israeli, tapas, burgers, pizza, fish and chips ... We have compiled a list of our favourites for you.
Bares fantásticos
We are well served for both pubs and bars, many of which are in prime beachfront or harbourfront locations. Recommendations available.
Cafetería hogareña
Sydneysiders are obsessed with drinking good coffee and going out for breakfast/brunch, so café culture is alive and well - again, often with fabulous views. We can steer you in the right direction.
Terapia de compras
The shopping mecca of Bondi Junction is a level 10-minute walk away (this is also where you'll find our railway station) and includes a large cinema complex. A half-hour downhill stroll will bring you to fashionable Double Bay or you can catch a bus. Trendy Paddington is a short bus ride away. Numerous bus routes run past the top of our street but, thankfully, not along it! The Sydney CBD is 5km away or 3 stops on the train. As for food shopping, while you can find pretty much everything you need in the supermarkets, delis, specialty shops and farmers' market in Bondi Junction, there are other farmers' markets nearby, depending on the day of the week.
Un toque de cultura
Major attractions are easily accessible by public transport, including the Australian Museum, NSW Art Gallery, Powerhouse Museum, Museum of Sydney our World Heritage-listed Opera House, as well as many other theatres and concert halls. The Rocks area, at the other end of Circular Quay from the Opera House, is the site of early European settlement. As well as the Art Deco Museum of Contemporary Art, there are many preserved colonial buildings, restaurants and music pubs, lively markets on Friday (food), plus Saturday and Sunday markets for clothes, jewellery, artworks and bric-à-brac.
Paseos por el parque
Our area is blessed with an abundance of parkland, including the 190-hectare Centennial Park, where you can ride a horse or bicycle, marvel at the myriad species of birds or picnic in the shade of tall paperbark trees. Or you can walk to Double Bay through beautiful leafy Cooper Park, beside a sparkling creek. Nearby Sydney Harbour National Park contains natural bushland and wonderful swimming beaches. Our ocean beaches also have parks, with barbecue and picnic facilities. The Botanic Gardens, which lead from the NSW Art Gallery down to the Opera House, are lush and tranquil year-round.
Un poquito de ejercicio
There is a 4km level walking track around Centennial Park. A favourite with both locals and visitors is the oceanfront clifftop track from Bondi to Bronte Beach, with exercise stations along the way. Then, if you have the energy, you can keep going to Coogee Beach. Fortunately, there are plenty of places to stop for a coffee or cold drink en route. Then there's the 5km Federation Walk, which stretches from Dover Heights, just past North Bondi beach, to idyllic harbourfront Watsons Bay (great pub here for fish and chips), taking in some breathtaking ocean vistas. There are tennis courts in Cooper Park and elsewhere, an abundance of golf courses, a skate park at Bondi Beach and many other sporting facilities. Not surprisingly, the beaches are a major drawcard: for swimming (there are public baths at Bondi and a magical free ocean pool at Bronte), surfing and ocean kayaking or, on the harbour, swimming, sailing, kayaking and cruising. If you have a special interest, please let us know and we'll find out where you can pursue it.
Un viajecito de un día
Catch a ferry across the glittering harbour to any number of great destinations, including Taronga Zoo, which is involved in breeding programs for rare and endangered species, so you'll often see newborn animals. The setting, high above Sydney Harbour, is breathtaking. Don't miss the seal show, wild bird show and elephant playtime. The wonderful wineries of the Lower Hunter Valley are just over 2 hours' drive or you can take a day tour from Sydney. The nation's capital, Canberra, about 3.5 hours away by car, is also well worth a visit.

También te puede gustar