The SpaceAs the name implies, OASIS is a fully renovated weatherboard cottage, set amongst lush gardens at the front and rear. Sitting in the lounge at night you will view the city with all its neon lights. Enter the large light filled bedroom from your own entrance and fall straight onto the King Sized Bed and you won't want to get up. You may also use both verandas, to have breakfast or a lazy break. Walk down the front stairs and immerse yourself in the very private lush garden, just right for an evening meal in the summer, privacy this rare comes only a 2 minute stroll from the hustle and bustle of Darling Street. Guest AccessApart from your own luxurious bedroom all other facilities are shared with owner John, Kitchen, Bathroom, Lounge and Dining Room. Our paths may never cross but if they do they will always be cordial and social. The private back garden is used solely by my long term tenant of the underneath apartment Ger, so please respect her privacy Interaction with GuestsAbout Your Host
John is a 65 year old Commercial Account Manager for Dulux Paints and is still plying his trade with large commercial projects in the Sydney area. Originally from London he came here as a Backpacker over 30+ years ago and has never looked back. Rozelle/Balmain was selected as his base as it reminded him of the Dock area that he came from in London. As the years have gone by he still finds reminders of London with names on houses like Rotherhithe Villas, Bermondsey so he feels very much in sync with his surroundings. As John is still at work you will have the house at your disposal during the day, and in the evening we can socialize together or he will respect your need for privacy. The NeighborhoodAbout the Area
Rozelle is part of the Historic Balmain Peninsula which maintains a village atmosphere whilst indulging in all the mod cons of a big city. You are a stone’s throw from the hustle and bustle of Darling Street, but if you seek bigger city then just stroll down to Victoria Road and catch any bus and 15 minutes later you will be at Circular Quay and the world famous Sydney Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, The Royal Botanic Gardens and the Historic Rocks area.
Rozelle/Balmain is overflowing with Cafes and Restaurants, and being the old dock area of years past many pubs, so you will always be able to get fed and watered here. For excursions to other Sydney Icons Bondi, Manly or The Blue Mountains your journey starts from Victoria Road in to the CBD and then either a bus or train from there, very convenient! Getting AroundPublic Transport
Buses to the City - can be caught from Victoria Road, Your bus ticket can be purchased from the Newsagency located at 634 Darling Street, Rozelle just a short stroll from the bus stop. The Bus numbers are too many too list but most go to Town
Buses - from Darling Street. The Bus numbers are 442 – Town Hall via Balmain, Glebe, Ultimo and Pyrmont. Bus numb(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Campsie via Balmain, Birchgrove, Rozelle, Lilyfield, Leichhardt, Petersham, Lewisham and Hurlstone Park.
Casual Walk to Bus Stop - a 5 minute walk down Darling Street will get you to Victoria Road where any number of buses will take you to Sydney CBD for all your transport buses, ferries and trains to all locations in and around Sydney.
Balmain East Ferry Wharf – travel time approximately 15 minutes to the ferry then 15 minutes to the city, located on Darling Street, Balmain. Other Things to NoteLOCAL AMENITIES
Located at 639 Darling Street, Balmain
Located at 677 Darling Street, Rozelle next to St. George Bank handy teller
St. George Bank teller machine located at 679 Darling Street, Rozelle next to Tilly’s Art Shop.
Commonwealth Bank teller machine located at 653 Darling Street, Rozelle
Bendigo Bank teller machine located on the corner of Darling and Beattie Street, Rozelle
About Life Natural Food Organic – 611 Darling Street, Rozelle
IGA 643 Darling Street, Rozelle
Woolworths Supermarket – located Beattie Street and Darling Street, Balmain
Sackville Bottle Shop – Pub on the corner of Beattie Street and Darling Street, Rozelle
Balmain Wine Shop – 292 Darling Street, Balmain next to the Pub
The Sackville Hotel – a great pub for drinks also has a great restaurant, located on the corner of Beattie Street and Darling Street, Rozelle.
The Exchange Hotel – Up market boutique pub and restaurant located on the corner of Beattie and Mullins Road, Balmain.
Dicks Hotel – a great pub to drink at, it has an enclosed courtyard dining area located at 89 Beattie Street, Balmain (opposite The Exchange Hotel)
Next On Darling – Coffee shop, wine bar, dinner and catering located at 618 Darling Street, Rozelle.
Piccolo Expresso – a bar and café located at 626 Darling Street, Rozelle a lovely place
The Corner Bar – open for breakfast and dinner cocktails and wine bar located at 634 Darling Street, Rozelle.
Cest Bon Coffee and Cake Shoppe – located at 644 Darling Street Rozelle, beautiful
Rosebud Restaurant – open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, located at 654 Darling Street, Rozelle
The Bean Coffee Shop and Eatery – open for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea, located 612 Darling Street, Rozelle
Barista Coffee Café – located 578 Darling Street, Rozelle
Cordelias Organic Coffee Shop – located at 586 Darling Street, Rozelle
Penny Lane – open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Food, wine and good times, located at 639 Darling Street, Rozelle
Restaurants (take-away is available from all listed)
The Spotpide Pizza – (free delivery) located on the corner of Beattie Street and Darling Street, Rozelle, Phone: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Thai 21 – located at 572 Darling Street, Rozelle, Phone: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Rozelle Thai – located at 574 Darling Street, Phone: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Restaurants (take-away is available from all listed)
Le Tran Vietnamese Restaurant – located at 576 Darling Street, Rozelle, Phone: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Love Fish Restaurant – located at 580 Darling Street, Rozelle, Phone: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Rozelle Sushi Bar – eat in or take away 617 Darling Street, Rozelle, Phone: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
The Coup Take-Away Food Hamburgers and Fish – located 582 Darling Street, Rozelle, Phone: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
IKU Wholefood Organic Café and Takeaway Salads and Pastas – located at 614 Darling Street, Rozelle
Sea Breeze Fish and Chips - 665 Darling Street, Rozelle
Ungaro Raw – vegan, vegetarian, organic, 656 Darling Street, Rozelle, Phone: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Belle Fleur – fine chocolate shop, 658 Darling Street, Rozelle, Phone: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Maharaja’s Indian Cuisine – 304 Darling Street, Balmain, Phone: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Lee Golden Yuen Chinese Restaurant – located 638 Darling Street, Rozelle, Phone: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Harvest Vegetarian Restaurant – great food located at 71 Evans Street, Rozelle, Phone: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Bristo Bruno – great fine food located at 5 Beattie Street, Balmain
Open every Saturday and Sunday between 9.00am and 4.00pm, Darling Street, Rozelle
Market treasures for all ages and tastes