Location of this place is impeccable. There was no need for a car during our stay. We could take a bus or ferry to those touristy places fairly easily; major stops or terminal of both transportation means are well within walking distance. Highly recommend taking the ferry. The walk to the terminal is scenic and you can totally avoid the congestion during the rush hours.
Despite the close proximity to the downtown Sydney, the place is in a tranquil neighborhood. After the initial exploration, we quickly figured out we could get terrific coffee and baked goods just on Darling St. Sometimes we started our morning with a cappuccino (and a "babycino" for kids) , a croissant or brioche before we hopped on a bus or ferry. The other times we had a nice breakfast at "home" and savored the peace. We also went picnicking at the nearby park, a great way to enjoy the view of Sydney without the hustle and bustle. By the way, the bedding is comfortable and it's quiet at night. If your sleep gets disturbed easily, this IS the place for you.
The hostess Jen is very friendly. She's been to many countries (both for work and leisure). Now she meets guests from all over the world; that's an interesting turn. Overall, we enjoyed our stay tremendously and will come back when we have chance.
The apartment is in an incredibly convenient location with everything you need within an easy 5 minute walk - easy for public transport, ferries, restaurants, cafes, pubs, Woolworths. Jen's apartment is located on the top floor of a small building (about 46 stairs up - the exercise came in quite handy given the time we spent at the local cafes) and has designated undercover car parking which is quite rare in Sydney. The apartment was more than adequate for our family (2 adults, 2 children) for a week stay and it has all the necessities for a home away from home. We stayed in winter and the heating was greatly appreciated. I couldn't fault the apartment and Jen is fantastic with communication. This is our second stay in Jen's apartment and we look forward to a return stay.
The condo is wonderfully located in Balmain – a quick 2mins walk to Darling St, packed with pubs, restaurants, cafes, boutique shops, etc. Bus stops are only one block away and go directly into centre of the City in about 10mins. One block the other way, the ferries stop at Thames St Wharf and can take you directly into Circular Quay, Sydney Opera House.
I stayed here for three weeks (for work), the apartment is clean, bright, and has all the amenities needed for a good business stay. Nevertheless, I can also see it to be good for holiday stay. The convenience and setup of this place are much better than other short term homes, and definitely outweighs a hotel accommodation. I highly recommend it, and will be back again without a doubt.
Everything was great! We absolutely loved this charming neighborhood, and the apartment had everything we needed with a touch of style.
This apartment was just a few minutes walk from cafes, shops and restaurants. Also close to public transport into the CBD. It's well equipped and very comfortable. Jen was extremely easy to deal with and allowed us to check in early which was very much appreciated. I would recommend this to fellow travelers.