The SpaceIN A HURRY? JUST READ THIS BIT .......
If you need more than one room, check out all 5 of our listings. They're all in the same house, just different configurations.
SUMMARY OF FEATURES AND AMENITIES
The entire lower floor of the house is devoted to Airbnb guests. There are three large bedrooms, each with ensuite bathrooms, a sitting room and a kitchen on this level. You do not share these with members of our family. It's not 'that' kind of Airbnb ;)
There is a staircase that links the two levels, but it is enclosed with acoustic curtains. There is no visual contact and little in the way of sound transmission.
Yes, of course we have it, and it's free for guests but don't be greedy and don't download anything you shouldn't.
One spot is available on site on a first come, first served basis. There is unrestricted free street parking.
BEDROOM AND EN SUITE BATHROOM
o Bedroom door is lockable
o The room is big - 22 square metres
o Queen size bed with pillow top mattress
o 2 bedside tables with storage and lamps
o Overhead bed reading lamps
o Daybed for relaxing or working on your laptop
o Dressing table with mirror and lighting
o Double wardrobe with drawers and clothes rail
o Dimmable ceiling lighting
o Electric convection heater
o High quality white bedlinen and unlimited towels
o Pool towels
o Instantaneous high pressure hot water in shower
o There is no bath
o Shampoo, body wash, conditioner, soap, tissues etc provided
o Emergency supplies of toothbrushes, razors, toothpaste etc in case you've forgotten something.
PRIVATE GUEST ONLY SITTING ROOM
o Bifold doors open out to poolside dining area
o Foxtel IQ Platinum
o Library of carefully curated books
o Gas heating
o Foldout 6 person dining table
o Large sofa
o Rocking chair and footstool
o Dimmable lights and reading lamp
o USB charging port
o Multi-country electric plug converter
o Well equipped with stove, microwave, fridge, toaster oven, rice cooker, coffee grinder toaster, kettle, stove top espresso maker, plunger etc
o Breakfast is included.
o Stocked with breakfast items - cereals, fruit, juice, breads, teas, coffee (including that disgusting instant stuff) eggs, bacon, yoghurts, instant noodles, rice, miso paste, soy, almond, rice and dairy milk.
o Snacks - biscuits, chocolate, muesli bars, crackers, chips, nuts etc
o Iron and ironing board
o Laundry liquid and drying racks for handwashing
o Use of laundry upstairs (Miele washer and dryer)
o Pets on site - but they don't usually go near the guests. Denny and George (cats), Warren (our Brushtail Possum who thinks he's a cat)
o Smoking is allowed outside in designated areas only.
o If you would like a bar fridge, toaster, kettle etc in your room, this can be done.
o Any room can have a single bed added to it for an additional linen fee of $25.
o Stunning views over harbour foreshore park
o Large solar-heated, salt-chlorinated, glass-fenced pool
o Two outdoor dining areas - one undercover, one next to BBQ
o Indoor/outdoor room has electric heating and curtains for winter nights.
o Large Weber gas BBQ - free for guests
o Outdoor 'lounge room' undercover
o Huge rainforest garden, steep hillside, lots of stairs and decks and private spaces
o Direct, but steep, access to waterfront park from backyard
NOT IN A HURRY? Ok, make yourself a coffee, settle back and have a good read. You've been warned .....
Awake to birdsong, rainforest views and breakfast by the pool. The space is self-contained and gorgeous with private guests' sitting room and guests' kitchen, BBQ, multiple outdoor lounging and dining areas and a huge rainforest garden to explore.
This rainforest retreat is in the lower part of a house built into the hillside on the shores of Sydney harbour in 1968. The space is cool in summer and warm in winter. This listing is for the bedroom labelled 'Wine Cellar Room' on the floor plan.
This large bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with shower, queen bed with high quality linens, work desk with task lighting, a daybed with views onto the pool terrace for relaxing or working on your laptop and plenty of space for your clothes.
Your sitting room leads onto a covere
d lounging and dining area and then to the pool, sunny lounging area and down to the rainforest with tiered sunning and meditation decks and treehouse. From there it leads directly to a park on the Sydney Harbour foreshore.
I like to create lovely spaces for humans that deliver peace, comfort, privacy, efficiency and a sense of fun. With this in mind, I've stocked the scrupulously clean room with high quality linens, generous toiletries and endless supplies of towels. Guest AccessGuests have access to private sitting room with Foxtel IQ , a guest-only kitchen, solar-heated swimming pool, BBQ area with large Weber gas BBQ and a range of interesting and comfy outdoor dining and lounging areas with stunning views of the Sydney Harbour foreshore rainforest.
There's also parking for one guest car on the property and free street parking. The on-site guest parking is on a first-come, first served basis. We have three Airbnb rooms so if you want the parking spot, book early and let me know at the time of booking. Interaction with GuestsThe guest area is downstairs and I live upstairs. I work full time and sometimes work from home. I'm happy to help you plan your time in Sydney over a glass of wine or a tea when I'm around, but other than that you probably won't see me. It's not 'that' kind of Airbnb ;)
I'm looking forward to making your stay in Sydney memorable. I hope that I can use my years of experience as a business and luxury leisure traveller to make your stay comfortable, efficient and fun and help you experience an aspect of Sydney that tourists rarely see. The NeighborhoodGreenwich is a hidden gem of Sydney. It's a harbour-side suburb on the lower north shore of Sydney, renowned for its natural beauty and less than 7km from the city centre. It really is the best of both worlds - close to city but clean, safe and spectacularly beautiful.
One of the great attractions of Greenwich, and my house especially, is its proximity to beautiful parks and walking tracks which will take you all around the harbour foreshore.
It's a great place for hiking, sailing and kayaking and there's a public golf course just up the road.
There are many local parks with children's play equipment and outdoor training facilities (the best is at the bottom of my garden) and tennis courts for hire. Nearby Lane Cove is a major bus transport hub and has supermarkets, shops, restaurants, bars and a pub.
We live in a semi-tropical rainforest. So be prepared to encounter insects and the local wildlife.
In the day time you might encounter beautiful big lizards - water dragons, goannas, blue tongues and frill necks - but only if it's a sunny day and they don't scamper off at your approach.
You'll also hear, and hopefully see, our big fat kookaburras, brightly coloured lorikeets and, if you're super lucky, a lyrebird.
The shops and restaurants of Crows Nest and Lane Cove are nearby and can be reached in minutes by car or bus or, for the more active, on foot.
The local Greenwich village shops have cafes, a grocery store which would satisfy the most discerning foodie, a pharmacy which delivers, a bottle shop and a post office. Getting AroundBY CAR
The house is 6.5km by road from the CBD. It takes around 15 minutes outside of peak hour. If you're travelling into the CBD during peak hour, bus, train or ferry are better options from any part of Sydney.
If you have the time, this is a great option. I often walk from the house to my office right in the heart of the city. It takes around 80 minutes. You can follow the foreshore for much of the route and walking across Sydney Harbour Bridge is a great way to start your day.
If you plan on using public transport while you're in Sydney I strongly suggest you download and practise using the TripView app before you arrive and make sure you purchase an Opal Card.
Our house is one of only five houses in Greenwich that enjoys direct access to the waterfront and is also on the main bus route (261) to the city. The bus stop is 60m away. Mon - Fri the 261 runs every 25 mins in peak hours (i.e. before 9am and after 3pm) and hourly in between. It starts at 6.30am. The last bus from the city is at 9.30pm.
The 261 bus to the city doesn't run on Saturday night after 5.20pm or at all on Sunday. However the buses which run along the nearby Pacific Highway go to the city, north west, northern beaches, Manly, Bondi Junction and through the inner west to Botany (near the airport's domestic terminal). They run at 15 minute intervals 7 days a week until the early hours of the morning.
The walk from our house to either of the train stations and to the Pacific Highway involves a steep hill and isn't suitable for anyone with impaired mobility.
We are within walking distance of St Leonards and Wollstonecraft train station. St Leonards is a major transport hub and trains from here run to most parts of Sydney including Macquarie University.
There are two ferry services in Greenwich. There is a private ferry from Greenwich Wharf, which is a 15 min walk and runs on a business commuter friendly timetable and there is a public ferry (takes Opal Cards) from Greenwich Point Wharf, which is a longer (but very beautiful) 30 min walk or a 5 min bus ride (Route 265).
The ferry from Greenwich Point wharf will take you to Birchgrove in 3 mins and to the main Sydney CBD ferry wharf in 25 mins. It also stops at Cockatoo Island, which is a really interesting place to visit. Other Things to NoteFor an additional linen fee of $25 we can add a folding single bed if required.
Smoking is allowed in the designated smoking areas outside.
We have the usual household safety measures; window locks, electrical safety switches on all switchboards including outdoor lighting, approved child safe pool fence, self-closing doors with 1.5m handles for all doors to the pool area, smoke and CO2 detectors in all rooms, temperature limiter on hot water, non-slip safety mats under rugs and fire extinguishers and fire blanket. However, we don't have a stair gate to upstairs, the cupboards aren't lockable and there are still a million ways for a small unsupervised child or a very stupid adult to injure themselves.
The back yard is made up of stairs and decks which can get slippery when it rains and require careful navigation using the additional lighting supplied if going down there at night. Once you reach the southern boundary of the boardwalk and step off into the bush trail it is steep and can be very, very slippery after rain. Do not attempt this in ordinary leather-soled shoes.
The driveway has a steep downhill approach to the house. It has a non-slip coating and we try to keep it as debris free as possible. However, be careful and watch where you are going at all times.
Breakfast supplies and tea and coffee are included in your rate. Please let me know if there is anything 'weird' you'd like - eg almond milk, gluten free bread, decaf-coffee etc I'm happy to cater to vegans and other hardcore food fetishists, but I won't know if you don't tell me.
I provide snacks and fruit in the kitchen for you to nibble on while you're here. They aren't meant to be a substitute for meals and are to be consumed on-site. Please don't use them to load up your backpack to fuel your day.
I do have 'emergency' rations of tuna, baked beans, pasta, pasta source, noodles etc in your kitchen. I do this because sometimes you just can't get out or your flight was late in or you're not feeling 100% and I am a nice person. But they are for these types of situations, not for everyday use. Please don't abuse the system.
PETS & WILDLIFE
We have two cats, George and Denny, who have enough sense to stay away from the guest area unless you welcome them. They don't 'hang out' in the downstairs area, so the rooms are quite safe for anyone with a cat allergy.
We live in a nature reserve so you might encounter a small furry creature or a reptile you haven't seen before. They are mostly all benign and much more scared of you than you should be of them. You'll definitely hear and see some amazing birdlife. BTW, since everyone asks, I've never seen a snake on the property.