A spacious 2 bedroom sandstone house in Balmain overlooking Sydney Harbour

Our home is a gorgeous comfortable sandstone house built in the 1850's with long verandahs overlooking Sydney Harbour on the front and rear of our house. The house is light-filled, relaxing and quiet and has an established garden with frangipanis, native Australian plants and herbs.

The kitchen is contemporary and practical and you can eat either on the garden terrace or in the kitchen or dining room. The 2 large bedrooms have very comfortable queen size beds and there is a bathroom on each floor. The house is well heated with gas fired and wall heaters for winter and stone-wall cool in summer.

The living room is large and informal with a big screen digital TV and an excellent sound system. There's high speed wireless internet and a landline with free Australian phone calls. It is a definitely pleasurable and easy house to live in.

Transport is so convenient - it's 10 minutes by ferry to the city from Balmain Wharf and 20 minutes to the city by bus. Excellent cafes and local shops in Balmain are an easy walk to a lot of choice.

It is suitable for families though not if your children are young.

About the location

Balmain is a hip inner city suburb located on a peninsula only 10 minutes by direct ferry from the centre of Sydney at Circular Quay. The cafes and small restaurants are mostly on Darling Street, the main road that stretches from the East Balmain ferry terminal to Rozelle. There is a Woolworths supermarket 10 minutes walk from our house as well a Saturday morning organic market nearby in Orange Grove (bus 445).

Balmain is great to explore by foot with its distinctive Victorian architecture as well as its early maritime and waterside industrial history. Public transport is frequent and both buses and ferries go regularly into the city from Thames Street Balmain Wharf (F4).

We`re happy to let you about specific places and trips that especially suit your needs whilst you are here in Sydney. Just ask us and we will do some research.

Type of swap

  • Home Exchange
  • Rental Offered

Conditions of exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • No pets allowed
  • No small children

Sydney (HE23018)

New South Wales,   Australia

  • 2 bed   (sleeps 4) 2 bath

Preferred destinations

  • London
  • Paris
  • New Zealand
  • Italy
  • Open to offers

Dates available

December 2023 - January 2024
July 2024 - August 2024

Swap duration: 2 - 3 weeks

Meet the member

Adults: 2      Children: 0
Experienced Exchanger

Membership expiry date: 06 Mar 2024

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