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Bondi Junction 2022 Australia

Listing # 112708

Rates From AUD 1200 Weekly
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Last Updated: Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Sydney: Eastern Suburbs, 3-bedroom Victorian house with modern extension and pool

Our home is a 10-minute flat walk to the transport hub of Bondi Junction, or you can catch a bus from our corner to the BJ bus-rail interchange. From there, you can readily access all inner-city universities and teaching hospitals by public transport.
Approximate times by car are: UNSW, 15 minutes; The University of Sydney, 25 minutes; UTS, 20 minutes; Notre Dame, 15 minutes; Charles Darwin, 20 minutes. Ditto major hospitals: Prince of Wales, 15 minutes; St Vincent’s, 12 minutes; RPA, 25 minutes.

The main bedroom has an Australian king-size bed, 183cm wide x 203cm long (6' x 6'8") and the second has a double 137cm wide x 187cm long (4'6" x 6'2"), plus a desk. The third, which is currently used as a playroom for our grandchildren, has a double foldout sofa bed. We have a wooden baby's cot which can be assembled in this room. All bedrooms have built-in wardrobes - we use the tops for storage but there's plenty of space for guests' clothes - but none has an en suite bathroom, as we didn't want to spoil the original character of the house.
This (front) part of the house also features a double lounge-dining room with antique furniture, piano, stereo and gas "coal" fire, with a lovely private verandah at the front.
The main bathroom has a large tub and separate shower, while the second bathroom, which doubles as a laundry, has a shower, washing machine and dryer.
The new section 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. This was recently tiled and there are two new sofas (pix to come). It opens via glass bifold doors on to a dining terrace, overlooking the pool, with mains gas barbecue.
The garage, accessed via the rear lane, has a small bathroom attached, perfect for post-swim showering.

We are well served by public transport, with numerous bus routes running past the end of our street and even more on Bondi Road, a five-minute walk away. The city centre is around 5km, or three stops on the train.
There are also ferry services from Double Bay wharf.
Bondi and Tamarama beaches are about 2km away – an easy downhill walk – and Bronte, with its magical ocean pool, is only a little further.
Our area is blessed with an abundance of parkland, including the 190-hectare Centennial Park. Sydney Harbour National Park contains natural bushland and wonderful swimming beaches. Our ocean beaches also have parks, with barbecue and picnic facilities.

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 can recommend favourites for you.
Sydneysiders are obsessed with drinking good coffee and going out for breakfast/brunch, so café culture is alive and well locally.
Bondi Junction shopping mecca 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.

There is a 4km level walking track around Centennial Park. You can also hire a horse or bike here.
A favourite with locals and visitors is the oceanfront clifftop track from Bondi to Bronte Beach, with exercise stations along the way. If you’re feeling energetic, you can keep going to Coogee Beach.
Then there's the 5km Federation Walk, which stretches from just past North Bondi beach to harbourfront Watsons Bay (great pub here for fish and chips).
There are tennis courts in nearby Cooper Park and Waverley Park, numerous golf courses, a skate park at Bondi Beach and many other sporting facilities.

We have a team of four cleaners who come for one hour every fortnight. If you wish, we can arrange for them to continue this service, at your expense (currently $125 per service).


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
425 Sq. Meters
Suited for
6 people
Property Type


Available from Tuesday, April 21, 2020 onward
Minimum Stay
2 week(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
Our home may be available outside the above dates. Please ask!
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Bondi Junction
Postal Code - State or Province 2022 NSW
Country Australia
Neighborhood Keywords Eastern Suburbs
Closest University University of NSW
University nearby The University of Sydney, UTS, Charles Darwin, Notre Dame

Home Exchange:

We are only interested in a home swap with the following location(s)...

Preferred Exchange Destination(s) and timing:

Destination 1: New York
New York

State or Province
United States of America

Dates Wanted:
Wanted from Friday, May 8, 2020 until Friday, July 31, 2020

Destination 2: London

United Kingdom

Rental Price:

AUD 1200 Weekly

Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


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

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Long Term
  • Available for Short Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Wireless Network
  • Printer
  • Reserved Parking
  • Piano
  • Pool
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other:


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

Perform Housesitting Duties?:

  • Look after Pets
  • Care for Plants
Housesitting Comments
We have an independent 14yo cat who pops in twice a day to be fed, but we can arrange for neighbours to feed her. We'd appreciate having our back and front gardens and outdoor pot plants watered, especially when there has been no rain.

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I am an alumna of The University of Sydney, while my partner Alan attended the University of New South Wales. We have both had long careers in print journalism (a century between us) and, while still engaging in freelance work, devote as much time as possible to travelling, both in Australia and overseas. Our daughter, her partner and their baby live in North London, and we're always interested in exchanges in the area. As we have three young grandchildren in Australia, furniture, toys and books for babies and preschoolers are available, if needed. Since 2010, we have enjoyed 20 home exchanges with like-minded travellers.

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