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Self contained unique 1 bedroom 4 level apartment/house for up to 4 guests (one double bed and one double sofa bed). Located in the inner city of Sydney - two train stops from TOWN HALL.
Laptop friendly workspace
Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)
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Great central location, however, in a quite dodgy area at the first glance. The apartment, although renovated, is pretty old and you can smell it when you enter the place. There are fens which can keep you cool on hot days. Desmond is a great, really communicative host, very welc…
Response from Desmond:
The house is treated for cockroaches each year, and there are no german or european cockroaches in the house. However Cockroaches are endemic in Sydney, and there are "flyins" when everyone gets if they leave windows open. The fact that there was one found in the kitchen and one on the balcony is remarkable, as they are everywhere in Sydney s=during the summer months......There are no house cockroaches. As explained on the website, they house was build in the 1880's so I am not sure why anyone would expect it to be pristine....like a modern apartment or hotel room.
Not to bad. Lots of street noise early in the morning so the sofa bed isn't a great sleeping option
Response from Desmond:
I am very surprised by this review as it is a first time in three years that any guest has mentioned noise. The house is in a very quite street, but it is in the inner city. On Friday mornings the rubbish trucks come early so there is not control over that. Most guests mention that given its location, the house and street are very quiet. This guest also mentioned "bugs" - but did not mention this to me face to face at all - and nor did she call me on my cellphone to discuss. There are no "bugs" in this house. We have an annual pest treatment and not one guests has made this complaint in the past 3 years. I made a lot of effort to assist this Jessica including bringing over extra blankets despite the bedroom having a reverse cycle air conditioner, and giving her a late checkout. In retrospect I think that Jessica is very hard to please, and other hosts should take note.
I am a social worker in private practice. I have lived in Darlington in innercity Sydney for 18 years. I also manage the other two flats and the terrace house next door and I have another property in New Zealand which I manage as a short stay. My web address is
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