My 34 sqm studio is quietly tucked away yet in the middle of everything. There are a gazillion cafes/bars/supermarkets right downstairs and weekend markets across the road. A pleasant walk by the water takes you to the art gallery, botanic gardens and opera house.
The apartment is on the border between the red-light district (home to some hard characters, weekend party-goers and backpackers) and the gentrified part of the neighbourhood (the 'Paris end' of Potts Point). The 1937 building, originally nurses quarters, definitely needs a facelift but retains its period charm. My flat is renovated so feels fresh. The bathroom has been brightly painted since the photos but the shower temperature is tricky to get right so I often took baths living there, and the bath is nice and deep. Nestled between other apartments overlooking the high street and rear laneway, my flat is on the first floor and faces into a lightwell. This means there is no grand vista but also no street noise, and it's temperate with plenty of natural light. It feels spacious for a studio as the bathroom, kitchen, walk-in wardrobe and bed nook are separate from the central living area. It has a very comfortable double bed and a good fold-out single bed. Below are a patisserie and Thai take-away so kitchen sounds and smells can waft up (I've never found this too intrusive but some guests have mentioned it, see reviews). The most frequent positive feedback I get from guests is around the apartment's decoration/style and location.
The whole 34 square meters will be yours! Very comfortable for two. A squash for three as the third bed (green one-seater in photos) folds open into the middle of the living space.
Interazione con gli ospiti
If I am not able to greet you in person, I will always be available on my phone for advice or help. I like to hear from guests so don't hesitate to ask about any little thing.
Altre cose da evidenziare
I provide instructions on how to treat spills like red wine, coffee etc. as I have a light-coloured rug and couch that I quite like. Taking the rubbish out involves going down a rather dingy back-of-house restaurant passage but you do pop out into the rear laneway where folk in their tortious-shell sunglasses perch on small furniture sipping coffee. The wi-fi provided does the basics but is only 4G, not a landline modem. For higher speed service there are late night places just downstairs - cafes, Kings Cross library and backpacker travel booking spots with free computer use.
Basic cleanliness and respect for neighbours.
I grew up in Sydney's inner city and still think it's a pretty magical place. I've spent one year in South America, one year in California and backpacked bits of Europe and New Zealand. I studied for a long time in the liberal arts, mostly theatre/gender/performance. Some of my favourite things are white balsamic vinegar, ocean swims, wandering open-air markets and dancing to Tom Waits' more tuneful numbers with my little girl.