A lovely spacious 2 bedroom sandstone house in Balmain overlooking Sydney Harbour home swap
Our home is a heritage sandstone house built in the 1850`s overlooking Sydney Harbour only 10 minutes by ferry to the city from Balmain Wharf.
The house is light-filled and quiet and has an established garden with frangipanis, native Australian plants and herbs. There are relaxing places to sit and enjoy the harbour on both the 15 metre rear and front verandahs.
The kitchen is contemporary and practical and you can eat either in the garden 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.
The living room is large and informal with a big screen digital TV and heating. We have high speed wireless internet and a HD digital TV and a landline with free Australian phone calls and cheap overseas calls.
It is a pleasurable and easy house to live in but unfortunately it is not at all suitable for families with children because of its high verandahs.
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 the research.
Type of home swap
- Home Exchange
- Non Simultaneous Exchange
- Open to Offers
- Rental Offered
Conditions of home exchange
- Non smokers only
- No pets allowed
- No small children
- Washer / Drier
- Shopping facilities
- Local restaurants
- Art galleries
- Good public transport
- Car not required
Closest airport: Sydney International Airport
Nearest city: Sydney
Property type: House
Location type: Urban