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The "Corner shop" in Darlington

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The "Corner shop" in Darlington

4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
Self check-inEasily check yourself in with the smartlock.
Great check-in experience95% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Great location90% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

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.


Wireless Internet
Air Conditioning
Laptop friendly workspace
Hair dryer

House Rules

Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with smart lock


86 Reviews

Alexandra User Profile
April 2018
An ideal location for exploring Sydney as it is very close to Redfern station, a major interchange, as well as being walking distance to the CBD and Darling Harbour. Good value for money and lovely to have an entire house in Sydney. Desmond was always quick to reply to messages…
Luiza User Profile
December 2017
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…
Desmond User Profile
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 a modern apartment or hotel room.
December 2017
Tim User Profile
April 2016
I loved my visit to Sydney. Des was kind and his house is beautiful and full of character. I would recommend this for a good value stay in a beautiful house near to all the action.
Peter User Profile
May 2015
The house was great, really good location and very comfortable for the three of us, four would be fine too. Loved the roof space!
Jessica User Profile
July 2018
Not to bad. Lots of street noise early in the morning so the sofa bed isn't a great sleeping option
Desmond User Profile
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.
July 2018
Anthony User Profile
July 2018
Great location, private, clean, convenient. Make sure the bedroom drip has been fixed before you book!
Evelyn User Profile
March 2018
Great Host, very prompt with replies and advice. Lovely quirky little house in a fantastic location, easy access to Redfern Station, lovely quiet neighbourhood with nice pub and restaurants nearby. Would recommend.

Hosted by Desmond

Darlington, AustraliaJoined in January 2015
Desmond User Profile
170 Reviews
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
Languages: English, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day
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