Reading Corner in the DenEnjoy the Original Art in our Den Space
Newtown Darlington Suites-1st. Flr.
Hosted by Lloyd
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3 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
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You will enjoy 50 square metres of internal space in our modern light-filled and funky art space. Situated in Sydney's cultural heartland we are 300 metres from a bustop that provides a 15 minute ride to the CBD every 5 minutes.

The space

Our town house, re-built in 2011, is a completely re-worked 1890 end terrace and is fully self contained and affords you complete independence. The architect has made the most of abundant natural light and ventilation. Our soaring atrium rises 30 feet and showcases some great contemporary Australian art.

You will enjoy 50 square metres of internal space. A giant picture window in the kitchen frames your view of our roof garden. Our kitchen has a cooktop, rangehood and microwave. There you will also find a washer/dryer. Next door in the lounge are book cases and our WI-FI TV. The masterbedroom has a Queen size bed with ensuite bathroom with twin showers.
Setting the scene for your exploration of Newtown's galleries, shops, music venues, theatres, & restaurants (and exclusively for the enjoyment of guests), is a retrospective by Australian artist Tony Twigg.

After a big day out you may want to cosy up in front of our burning log gas fire, and further research the next day's destinations, or (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) home, on our 42" internet connected LCD TV's. Each room in your unit has built in stereo ceiling speakers, with their own volume controls.

Guest access

We will meet you at the apartment whenever you should arrive between 7AM and 10PM.
If you arrive outside of these hours we have a special collection point for your access card enabling you to let yourself into the apartment.
From Sydney airport.....
If you take the train to our place, it will cost around $16:50 per person and it will take nearly half an hour to complete the train journey + 10 minutes to walk from Macdonaldtown Station to our place.
(From Macdonaldtown head up Burren Street and turn right into Wilson. Golden Grove is the next roundabout you come to.)
If you catch a taxi, it will cost about $33. The taxi ride will take about 20 minutes, and you will not have to do any walking. So for 2 or more people it is a no-brainer! Catch a taxi!
Even for 1 person we do not believe the $10/15 saved catching a train is worth the time lost- the hassel of changing trains & the final walk. Try to have cash for your taxi ride. In Sydney taxis have a 10% surcharge if you use a credit card.
By bus, heading out of the city, alight on King Street just past the intersection with Queen Street. Walk, back in the direction you came, North, into Darlington Road, (old Sydney Uni. Regiment on the corner). Turn right into Golden Grove.
By bus, heading towards the city, alight at the corner of King St. and Carillon Ave. The old Sydney Uni. Regiment building is virtually opposite the bus stop. Cross the road at the lights and head round the old regiment building into Darlington Road. Soon Golden Grove Street appears on the right.

Your apartment is close to the action, being just 350 metres from Sydney University School of Business , the University Union Wentworth Building and Art Galleries, Indoor pool etc.and 350 metres from Carriageworks and Eveleigh Farmers' markets, and 350 metres from King Street, with countless restaurants, cafes and pubs., the Vanguard Performance Venue, boutique shops ETC.

The apartment is also about 350 metres from Hollis Park which has a children’s play area in a beautifully leafy corner of the Park, right near a row of grand terrace houses.

Sydney's major attractions are at Circular Quay; the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, Ferries to Manly, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Rocks and the Botanic Gardens are just some of the attractions at Circular Quay. Circular Quay is 4.5 kms from our apartments.

It is a 10 minute walk to the nearest train station, and then it is a 14 minute train ride to Circular Quay.

Buses to and from Circular Quay

The bus stop for Circular Quay, (King St Near Carillon Ave, Newtown), is 300m from B & B Golden Grove. Buses run every 4 minutes. You can catch a (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) or 428 Bus. Bus tickets needs to be purchased before catching the bus.
The 25-minute bus ride to Circular Quay takes you past:
•Sydney University
•Broadway shopping centre and cinemas
•University of Technology
•Central Railway Station
•Chinatown and Paddy’s Market
•Cinemas and Entertainment Centre
•Town Hall and Queen Victoria Building
•Shopping malls and Centrepoint Tower
•Circular Quay Ferries

Interaction with guests

As your host I am at your service to the degree that suits you best. After showing you your air conditioned unit, I generally assist folks with a short orientation tour showing the highlights of Newtown and our location relative to the CBD.
However, if you prefer independence and know the lay of the land, you can enjoy solitude and privacy within minutes of arriving.

Other things to note

We get your visit off to a flying start with the supply of a range of breakfast foods, sufficient to enable you to enjoy a morning meal whenever it suits for the first 3 or 4 days of your stay. Thereafter we ask that you take advantage of our awesome King Street shopping precint and the nearby Saturday Eveleigh Farmers' markets to top up your supplies by choosing food items to your taste for the balance of your stay.
We supply some fresh fruit, milk, juice, yoghurt, bacon, cereals, plunger coffee, tea bags, quick oats, Kelloggs variety, Wheatbix cereals and a loaf of bread and spreads and margarine.

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.

Wireless Internet
Indoor Fireplace

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

All the other facilities that you see in the images are included and they are private


105 Reviews

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John User Profile
January 2017
Lovely modern apartment close to lively King Steet and bus/rail connections to Circular Quay, City Centre and airport. Lloyd great host and allowed us early check in.

Richard User Profile
December 2016
Lloyd was an excellent host, the apartment was ready so we were able to check in early. The apartment was brilliant, large, clean, modern and in an awesome location, close to the action but on a quiet street. Couldn't recommend more.
Lloyd User ProfileLloyd is a superhost.
Response from Lloyd:
Hi Rich, Thanks for those kind words. I'm a little slow responding because just before New Year's Eve I had an accident which left me in hospital for 10 days. I am out now and very much on the mend. Once again, we are delighted that you enjoyed your time staying with us, Very best regards, Lloyd
December 2016

Darcy User Profile
July 2016
Lloyd was a wonderful host filled with recommendations. The apartment was miraculous and friendly, and in a great area. Everything that we could have hoped for was provided, and the overall experience was better than we expected. Would definitely recommend to friends.

Peter User Profile
February 2016
What can one say? Probably the best host & nicest place on Airbnb. Lovely, quirky, light filled apartment, close to all that Newtown has to offer. Lloyd couldn't have done more for us - we tried to book further days, but he was full, hardly surprising. Breakfast things, tea, coffee, milk. Spotlessly clean, and very, very comfortable. Would highly recommend.

Ali User Profile
March 2015
It was such a brilliant pleasure staying at Lloyd's gorgeous central apartment. Lloyd made our stay that extra bit special with all his kind and helpful tips and hints on things to do in Sydney right across to the delicious breakfast we had waiting for us when we arrived after a 23hr long flight. We couldn't recommend staying at Goldens Grove enough! Huge thanks Lloyd! Ali & Rob

Neil User Profile
May 2014
Lloyd helped us immensely for our first time in Sydney. Traveling as a three he made us feel welcome. Communication was smooth and timely. Changes in check in/out time were kindly accommodated. The accommodation itself was perfectly sized. We were exploring the whole of Sydney and enjoyed being in a quieter district but this still very accessible with the train just a five minute walk. New town itself is filled with nice restaurants and bars. Lloyd kindly brought us groceries and greeted us at the flat. All in all, a very positive experience. I'd recommend this place wholeheartedly. Thanks Lloyd for your hospitality.

Carol User Profile
March 2014
This was a wonderful place to stay in Sydney, a lively neighbourhood, with a big choice of restaurants, but quiet in the flat and lots of room. We were also able to cook for ourselves with ease. Easy to catch public transport elsewhere too. We were also met at the airport, which was an enormous help. I just hope we'll have an opportunity to go back one day!

Sydney, AustraliaJoined in April 2012
Lloyd User ProfileLloyd is a superhost.
We offer accommodation with an artistic outlook. Our town house, re-built in 2011, is a completely re-worked 1890 end terrace. The architect has made the most of abundant natural light and ventilation. We are looking forward to welcome you in the near future!
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