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Home away from Home Parramatta

Entire flat hosted by Shirley
5 guests2 bedrooms4 beds2 bathrooms
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Enjoy spacious apartment overlooking world heritage convict site - with the Rumsey Rose Garden and old Government House. A premium executive apartment suitable for small families, car parking space and fully functional kitchen and laundry. Perfect for that Bank West Stadium function, Parramatta Park events, project planning for business /team building, family visits to Sydney from the country for your medical checkups with specialists or just visiting Sydney. Add to Your Wish List.

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Escape for a while in your home away from home - so happy we can share our space with you. Let us know if you have any special needs. A medical practice and famous SABA hair dresser is downstairs if you need any assistance or need to pretty up.

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Free parking on premises
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Air conditioning
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Where you’ll be

Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia

Parramatta is the 2nd largest business district in Sydney NSW and a major business and commercial centre, including government head offices and the Big 4 Accounting firms. Located on the banks of the Parramatta River and just 23km from the Sydney CBD, Parramatta is the economic capital and major transport hub of Greater Western Sydney.

The city is ethnically diverse with the Church Street being home to a range of quality restaurants, nearby Harris Park famous for its curries, and the fantastic Chinese restaurants e.g. Parramatta Phoenix, Mr. Ping's and Temasek (my all time favourite). I also love 'Thai Riffic on Street' beside the train station. Great lively pub entertainment and food at PJ Gallagher's and The Albion - both recommended. The Parramatta Leagues Club has good food too. For something different, try the Bavarian Bier Cafe for schnitzels and German beer, or Crinitis for their metre-long pizzas.

One of my favourites - a morning walk then brunch at Gatehouse Tea Rooms, just across the road in the lovely Parramatta Park. The 85ha park is great for running and cycling, and features gardens, wildlife, play equipment and wide open spaces for games and picnics. Westfield , the 9th largest shopping centre in Australia is only 8 minutes walk away for all your favourite shops and the cinema. The Parramatta Riverside Theatres regularly host shows and events (check online for upcoming schedule).

Only a short express train ride to Sydney, the CBD has plenty to see and experience including the Opera House, dazzling Sydney Harbour, the Rocks with their quaint eaties and pubs, the Friday night markets in China Town and enjoying nightlife at King Street Wharf.

Events (out and about)

Sydney Olympic Park (only 14 mins via M4) hosts great events - some are free. Did you know pensioners can visit Sydney Aquatic Swimming Centre on Tuesdays for free from 9 am - 3:00 pm.

Apart from Governor Macquarie’s stately House across the road from us, visit the Convict Ladies of the Female Factory- Hambledon Cottage Museum at Gregory Place Parramatta - let Volunteer guides bring to life the times of people from the pages of history. Opening times Thursday- Sunday from 11:00 am. Free parking

Research your history - every Saturday the Parramatta and District Society opens its folios and will guide you research your family. Check out www.parramattahistorical.org.au

Check out the Sydney Fish Markets - close to Darling Harbour - who can resist the fresh oysters served in many ways while watching seagulls deviously try to distract you to steal your fish and chips.

Powerhouse Museum - colourful play for all ages.

Coming Events nearby - (right across the road at Parramatta Park) - very lively events that you want to be close to:
- 8 December Good Things Festival
- 15 December Carols in the Crescent with Guy Sebastian and Friends
- 31 December New Year's Eve
- 12 January FOMO
- 19 January Sydney Symphony Under the Stars
- 26 January Australia Day
- 9 February Tropfest
- 24 February Ultra Music Festival
- 9 March Download Festival

Easter Show is such a huge event at SYDNEY Olympic Park - it’s the whole of country NSW Producers exhibition of our industries and produce so expect to see the rodeos, woodchopping competition, sheep shearing and of course the food to taste and buy this year from 12-24 April.

Hosted by Shirley

Joined in September 2016
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We are passionate about travel - we both agree that it is about the sense of adventure and looking forward to the assault of our senses - food, smells, people, culture, discoveries of history and going down the path of realizing our dreams. We Australians, a relatively modern country is so far away from other countries particularly Europe that we long to fill our senses with icons we hear so much about...the Great Wall of China, the Eiffel Tower, the Colosseum, the Louve, Barcelona's Gaudi landmarks, London Bridge and St Petersburg's famous Catherine the Great's collection of arts. My favorite destination is Paris - our exchange student took me around to the grand sights. I also enjoyed Finland through the eyes of another exchange student there. Being Rotarians allows us to foster relationships with people from other parts of the world. I believe you never truly know the place until you can see it through the eyes of a local. I expect Airbnb facilitates that wonderfully. We try to use Airbnb whenever we travel and more recently our grandchildren join us so we want to have handy cooking facilities for fussy eaters and a laundry. We also want space to spread out unlike the hotel rooms where you have 2 chairs and a jug. It is more economical too as parking and wifi is usually free. And with that philosophy, we want to share our apartments with you with that convenience in mind. Our lives are comfortable so why not have that same expectation when we travel. It should be a holiday or a comfortable place to work if travelling for business. We have met so many of our hosts and think the most special moment is when the space exceeds your expectation. We hope you feel that way about our spaces. Nowhere in my 23 years of corporate life have I experienced so much wonderful feedback. The review system keeps us honest and for me, keeps us on our toes and wanting to please more. You probably say, it is hard but honestly, it is easy to do because we treat others genuinely and authentically as we would like to be treated.
We are passionate about travel - we both agree that it is about the sense of adventure and looking forward to the assault of our senses - food, smells, people, culture, discoveries…
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  • Leanne
  • Lise
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Shirley and or Ann is available from 7.30 am - 10.30 pm most days to take your calls. However we are not far away - some 12-15 mins away. Please let us know if you like us to 'meet and greet' you so as to show you how things work etc. as we have instant check in by default.
Shirley and or Ann is available from 7.30 am - 10.30 pm most days to take your calls. However we are not far away - some 12-15 mins away. Please let us know if you like us to 'm…
Shirley is a Superhost
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