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Balmain 2041 Australia

Listing # 68912

Rates From AUD 1250 Weekly
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Last Updated: Saturday, November 7, 2020

A lovely historic home in Balmain overlooking the harbour and close to the city

Our home is a comfortable heritage Georgian sandstone house overlooking Sydney Harbour and Mort Bay in Balmain. It's welcoming with lots of space both inside and out. On the long front verandah, it is great to sit and overlook the garden, on the rear verandah there is a broad view of the harbour.
Built in the 1850's by a mariner William Sawyer, it is now an artist's and engineer's home with music, books and artworks. The kitchen is contemporary and the living room is easy to relax in. There are 2 spacious bedrooms with queen size beds and quality linen. The separate office overlooks the harbour and has 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 and greens - it's almost self-caring, though occasional watering is always helpful. There is off street parking, really essential here in Balmain.
The ferries from Balmain Wharf or East Balmain Wharf are frequent and run 7 days/week and provide a very practical way to access Circular Quay and the city - Circular Quay is an excellent transport hub to other urban and rural destinations.
Balmain and Rozelle have excellent cafes and restaurants in abundance though it's quieter right now. It's a 5-10 minute walk to the local shops and supermarkets. Woolworths is open from 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. The wonderful second hand market at Rozelle Primary School is usually open every Saturday and Sunday, but right now only on Saturdays.
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 here have not been disappointed. Please ask us whatever you need to know to make your stay work for you.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
430 Sq. Meters
Suited for
4 people
Property Type


Available from Sunday, April 4, 2021 until Sunday, April 25, 2021
Available from Sunday, December 5, 2021 until Monday, January 31, 2022
Minimum Stay
2 week(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
The dates are flexible - please ask us and we will see what we can do for you
*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 Lilyfield
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: London

United Kingdom

Destination 2: Florence


Destination 3: Metropolitan City of Venice
Metropolitan City of Venice



Rental Price:

AUD 1250 Weekly
Rental Fee Comments
We are open to negotiate the rental with you.
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


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

Additional Information:

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


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Printer
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • 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

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'"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