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Jan and Ron Roberts

Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks english
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Photos and Description of this Sydney CBD holiday apartment

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

This Australia Vacation Apartment is truly unique, large, luxurious, totally self contained and only minutes from shopping malls, National Parks and just 300 metres/yards from a direct rail service to the city.

If you are vacationing/holidaying or on Corporate Business and if your stay is for 5 days or 3 months it has been designed for the couple who would like to experience Sydney with accommodation that is located in a peaceful bushland environment. A real oasis in the heart of Sydney and what's more

Designed for 2 people only NO SHARING with other guests.

Just 30 min from the city on Sydneys' scenic and affluent North Shore this apartment is available for vacations/holidays or corporate bookings. It allows you the opportunity to escape the typical large city atmosphere, relax and yet still explore this wonderful Harbour City.

This is an opportunity to experience the real Sydney lifestyle, a real haven away from the city noise,traffic and stress. Although if you require the night clubs and party atmosphere of a large city - this apartment would not be suitable. If you wish you can Experience Sydney with a local, understand its culture, explore its hidden locations unknown to most tourists and be part of the Aussie way of life. This type of vacation package is not available with hotels and most accommodation packages.

The apartment has a full gourmet kitchen with the latest appliances and highest quality furniture. Set amongst the tree tops it affords seclusion, privacy and bushland views. There are bushwalks from your front door and the opportunity if you wish to share breakfast on the outside deck with an array of native parrots that visit each morning.

Location: Just 12 miles from the city in a quiet bushland upmarket neighborhood. There are various ways to travel to the city, by car 30/35 min. A relaxing scenic journey by train and ferry if you are not in a hurry or by train alone.

There is a rail station with a direct service to the city within a 5 min walk of the apartment. It is safe, frequent and very reliable.

Also within minutes is a large shopping mall, a wildlife sanctuary where you can see and touch Koalas and Kangaroos and access to the KuringGai Chase National Park which is Sydney's premier park. With natural bushwalks, hidden waterways, aboriginal rock carvings and a cultural centre, its an ideal opportunity to view Sydney in a manner that has changed little in the past 200 years.\

***HOME AWAY SPECIAL OFFER*** A personal meet and greet, airport transfers either way and a 2 to 3 hour introductory tour of Sydney` major attractions. Tariff $300 US p/couple.


Personal Tours: An added advantage of staying at our Sydney Holiday Apartment is the availability of personal tours. Your hosts have a SUV (4WD) and Boat and if required tours are available on a daily basis to Sydney's premier locations and to other locations that are unknown and rarely visited even by Sydney residents.

Sydney has 100s of miles of waterways many of which are totally inaccessible without the use of a boat. One of which is the Hawkesbury River almost 100 miles of waterway that almost circles Sydney. Here you can explore hidden secluded beaches, bays and inlets at the mouth of this river together with its great bird and wildlife and the rugged unchanged landscape which forms part of the National Park.

*** Recently 2 guests Donna and Mike from Bend Oregon, USA undertook the abovementioned boat tour and we have included a few pictures that they took on that day. A full compilation of their day can be found on our 'Sydney Holiday Tours' web site.

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  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jan and Ron Roberts (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2007
Call Owner
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Speaks english
Response time
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Calendar last updated:
2 March, 2015

About Jan and Ron Roberts

We have lived in this Sydney North Shore location since 1975 and added the vacation apartment nearby in 2006. It really is a wonderful central location near enough to the city

(just 12 miles) and far enough away to enjoy the bushland with its array of native birds and animals.

Our guests most frequent comment is 'How great it was to experience the real Sydney'

Jan and Ron Roberts purchased this apartment in 1975

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was true. This tree house has everything in a park with a pool and only 5 min from the train. From here you can easllly access the whole city. Thank you for a wonderful introduction to Sydney - keep doing what your doing, it was great. Come for a cruise with us on the StLawrence in May or September
Mar 2013
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Accommodation Sydney Australia. Experience the Real Australia
average rating of 4.96875 based on 52 reviews
Madison Heights, Virginia

Wow what a location

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Australia. After our cruise we stayed 5 nights in this apartment in Sydney. It is exactly as pictured and the owners are extremely helpful and hospitable.

Its as pictured, complete with the birds at breakfast and the possum at night. All furnishings are of high quality and are either new or refurbished antiques.. I especially enjoyed having a washer in the apartment, as I cannot tolerate dirty laundry. The owners have pretty much thought of everything and all you will need is food.

The owners do tours of Sydney and even have a boat, however because of the short stay we did our own thing by taking the train each day into the city which is an easy walk from the apartment.. The apartment is in Normanhurst an upper-class suburb in Sydneys north with lots of vegation and flowers and the ride into the city is a little over 30min. You arrive at one othe Central stations with connections everywhere. We bought tickets for unlimited use of the trains, ferries and buses which were very reasinable.

All in all, our stay in the apartment was one of the high points of our trip, as we were able to meet real Australians and actually live in the real Australia.

As far as money is concerned, we paid a deposit by credit card and the remainder, also by credit card when we left the apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: As owners, it is of paramount importance for us to present the property to the highest degree of comfort and cleanliness, ensuring our guests enjoy their stay. It would appear that the majority of our past guests have enjoyed being able to blend into the the Australian way of life, to mix with locals, make friends with the native animals and birds and to understand and explore the real Sydney.
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl

Wonderful Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a very special place and Ron and Jan, the owners, are exceptionally thoughtful. It is located in a quiet neighborhood setting with only the calls of the wide array of birds breaking the silence. We had rainbow lorikeets, peacocks, cockatoos and many other native birds joining us for breakfast and late afternoon snacks.

The apartment is very well appointed both in furnishings and appliances. It also had some thoughtful touches in toiletries, laundry supplies and other homey items. The location is very convenient to the train line into Sydney and major grocery stores are only a stop away.

Ron and Jan were very helpful in guiding us to lesser known but wonderful sights around Sydney. It is well worth it to hire them to pick you up at the airport and give you an orientation tour. It will help you focus on what is important to see and do during your time in Sydney.

We really enjoyed the peace and quiet of sitting on the porch after a long day in the city. We actually changed our flights and extended our stay another 4 days. We would highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susan & Ray! Thank you for your comments and yes the birds are enjoyable. I think our accommodation and its location allows guests a real insight to Sydney and what it has to offer other than the well known tourist locations.

Exceeded our expectations

  • 5 of 5

Listing was totally accurate.

Easy access to Sydney CBD by excellent rail service.

Owners are exceptionally helpful and friendly.

I'd be happy to recommend this property

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jim and Margery we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us.
Westminster, Colorado

All and more than we expected!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from a month in Australia, two weeks of which we stayed at Jan and Ron's treehouse. The beautiful tropical setting, the clean, comfortable "feel at home" accommodations, the morning visits from the lorikeets, the helpful input from Jan & Ron regarding local activities, restaurants, etc., the ease of access to everything we needed -- it was all beyond our expectations! We were delighted to meet and spend time with the Roberts, and hope to see them again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susan & Terry! Thank you for your comments and we are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us.
Palestine, Texas USA

Quiet Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I throughly enjoyed our stay here while in Sydney attending the Rotary International Convention. We enjoyed a short walk each morning through a quiet neighborhood to the train station. The house is lovely and we were greeted each morning by colorful Larakeets. Jan gave us food to feed the little beggers. Ron and Jan met us at the airport and gave us a quick tour of Sydney including the grocery store to pick up breakfast items. Nice kitchen facilities. There is a compact washer/dryer available but trust me only for small light loads. Jan kindly offered her full size washer/dryer for heavy loads. Our hosts were very attentive and offered to drive us to the train station one evening when it was raining. Now that's excellent customer service. All in all this is a PERFECT location for those wanting away from the noise and crowds of downtown Sydney.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brenda! Thank you for your comments and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay

A touch of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Ron and Jan's VRBO at the beginning of March. It is everything that is promised and so much more. The apartment is beautiful and spotlessly clean. It has everything you could need and is indeed a "home away from home". We were very comfortable there and loved waking up to the birdsong, feeding the lorikeets their brekkie, and enjoying the peaceful surroundings as we sat on the deck. In the evening we had a little possum come visit, while we BBQ'd on the deck, which was wonderful. Ron and Jan are the best hosts and couldn't do enough to make our stay so enjoyable. We really appreciated all they did for us, and so enjoyed getting to know them. If we ever return to Sydney we will be staying at their place! M&M

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments and pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us


Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Nearest Train
0.3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Pennant Hills Rd
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Metres
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Car: not necessary

Other Activities: Health/Beauty Spa, Miniature Golf, Shopping, Basketball Court, Boating, Wildlife Viewing


Rates & Availability

From $155 Per night

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Sydney CBD, Australia

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
1 Jun 2015 - 31 Aug 2015
5 night minimum stay
1 Sep 2015 - 20 Dec 2015
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21 Dec 2015 - 11 Jan 2016
5 night minimum stay
12 Jan 2016 - 31 May 2016
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Notes 30% deposit to secure a booking with the remainder paid on arrival.
If booking cancelled 90 days notice required for full refund less current bank charges.
If under 90 days notice AND the apartment is relet for a similar period, deposit refunded less bank charges.
Further 30% payable 30 days before stay


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Sydney CBD, Australia

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • mobile phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Balcony
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • veranda
  • Water Skis
  • wooden decking
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Wonderful Australian Bushland Environment, Secluded, Private, and adjoining a National Park, a Real Home-away-from-home with a Direct Rail Service to the City, TOURS:- Personally conducted. Sydney has 100s of locations to visit and 100s miles of waterways to explore. Many of these are not accessible to most tourists. With your hosts Boat or Four-wheel-drive (SUV) these locations become available so that you can experience Sydney as few do.

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