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Balmain 2041 Australia

Listing # 68912

Rates From AUD 1400 Weekly
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Last Updated: Tuesday, August 20, 2019

A lovely comfortable house in Balmain close to the harbour, the city and Sydney University

Our home is a spacious Georgian sandstone house overlooking Sydney Harbour in Balmain. It's a home where you will feel welcome with a 5 minute walk to the local shops and to Balmain Wharf and then a 10 minutes direct ferry ride to Circular Quay and the city.

The house is quiet, comfortable and light-filled. Built in the 1850's, it is an artist's and engineer's home with music, books and art. There are two 15 metre long verandahs overlooking the harbour. The kitchen is contemporary and practical and the living room is large and comfortable. The 2 spacious bedrooms have queen size beds with top quality linen. There is a separate office with a wireless printer. High speed internet and free local and national phone calls are included. The garden is tropical with frangipanis, bromeliads, birds nest ferns and kitchen herbs.There are tables for an evening drink and outdoor dining on both the street and rear sides of our house, overlooking the harbour.

Balmain and Rozelle have excellent cafes and restaurants in abundance. There is a big supermarket about 10 minutes walk from our house which is open 7.30 am to 10pm every day. There are also very good weekend markets nearby - an organic farmers market in Orange Grove Markets every Saturday morning and an excellent second hand market at Rozelle Primary School every Saturday and Sunday

In brief, it is a distinctive well kept historic house within a vibrant community with a strong connection to inner Sydney's maritime heritage. We love it and we know that the guests who have lived at our house have not been disappointed. Please ask us whatever you need to know to make your stay terrific.

There is a minimum one-off cleaning fee on your departure of $140.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices

Suited for
4 people
Property Type


Available from Saturday, October 5, 2019 until Saturday, October 26, 2019
Available from Wednesday, December 4, 2019 until Saturday, January 18, 2020
Minimum Stay
2 week(s)
Flexible With Dates

*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Balmain
Postal Code - State or Province 2041 NSW
Country Australia
Neighborhood Keywords East Bamain Balmain Birchgrove Rozelle
Closest University Sydney University , Notre Dame & University of Technology, Macquarie University
University nearby

Home Exchange:

We are open to a home swap with any destination!

Preferred Exchange Destination(s) and timing:

Destination 1: Paris


Destination 2: Florence


Destination 3:


Rental Price:

AUD 1400 Weekly
Rental Fee Comments
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Shops
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Architectural Gem
  • Available for Short Term
  • Historical Home


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Printer
  • Stairs
  • Fireplace
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • ArtStudio
  • Other: Not at all suitable for young children


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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Member referred by Margot Priday

This party posted the following feedback for me:
'"I am happy to refer Sue Hanckel and her beautiful property in East Balmain. Sue is charming, considerate and has thought of everything possible to ensure her visitors a comfortable and agreeable visit in Sydney. Sue's property is well positioned, quiet, yet easily accessible to a vibrant, strip of cafe's, restaurants and boutique retailers. Public transport via ferry or bus is close by and bicycle hire a convenient option. This is a pocket of Sydney you will enjoy immensely!" '
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I am a general practitioner on leave at present to continue my writing and art practice as a printmaker and photographer. I recently graduated from Sydney University with a BVA in print media.

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Fantastic! The house is beautiful and was a joy to stay in (unusually for Sydney, it even has proper heating), and it really does have a harbour view -- the covered verandah is the perfect place to work or to sit with an evening glass of wine. The location is great -- a single, short-ish (except in rush hour -- avoid!) bus ride to Sydney Uni or CBD; close to shops, cafes, etc.; and really close to the ferry. Sue was very relaxed, considerate and hospitable -- she really wanted to make sure we enjoyed our time there (which we did!). Absolutely top of my list if I ever get to have another sabbatical in Sydney. Excellent Helen 1/10/2016 8:16:00 AM