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City Lights Terrace - 3 BR Renovated

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

A 15 minute walk to the heart of Sydney via Darling Harbour, City Lights Terrace offers a unique Sydney stay experience. The building was constructed in the 1800's, to house workers employed in the many wool storage buildings in Ultimo and Sydney's Rocks areas. The house is compact, in keeping with its humble beginnings and has the feel of original Sydney town. It has been fully renovated and newly furnished to provide a modern, comfortable home away from home holiday experience.

The terrace has 3 bedrooms and will sleep 6 people plus an infant. It is fully airconditioned. The 3 bedrooms consist of 2 upstairs bedrooms - one with a toilet/wash basin, whilst the downstairs bedroom has a double bunk bed - 2 Singles. Both upstairs bedrooms have Queen size beds. Good quality linen, all bedding and towels are provided. A highchair, cot, bedding, and 2 toddler gates are available by arrangement. There is also a toilet/bathroom on the ground floor.

The stair case is quite steep, typical of a terrace house.

Other features are a private courtyard with a leafy canopy overhead, with an outdoor table setting for 6. Double glazed windows have been installed in the front rooms to ensure the house is a quiet retreat for our guests. Attractive polished timber floors and a skylight in the new, fully equipped kitchen. A comfortable, cosy lounge with an LCD TV and home entertainment system. Wireless internet is provided free of charge.

The kitchen has a table setting for 4 and a 2nd table may be added to comfortably seat 6 people. There is no separate dining room. We have provided books, board games, and a selection of over 40 DVD's for relaxing after a day exploring Sydney.

Location & General Information

Close to all major Sydney tourist attractions you have the choice to walk or take public transport. Haymarket Light Rail is approximately 350 metres from City Lights Terrace and Central Station is a 10 minute walk.

Extensive playground equipment and lawns for young and older children to enjoy in the nearby Darling Harbour development. If you love to swim, the Ian Thorpe Aquatic centre is 1 block from City Lights Terrace.

The Red Sydney Explorer bus stops only metres from the house and runs through the day time every 20 minutes. It visits 27 of Sydney's most famous attractions such as the Opera House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

A few minutes walk to The Entertainment Centre, Darling Harbour and Her Majesties Theatre. Circular Quay and Central Station are within an easy walking distance. Numerous resturants, cafe's and take-aways are within a few blocks of the house. A 24 hour mini supermarket is located within one block - opposite the Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre. A larger supermarket with day time hours of business is located in the Haymarket shopping centre within 200 metres and Broadway shopping complex is a 15 minute walk from City Lights Terrace.

The Discover Sydney website is helpful for public transport details, maps and brochures that may be downloaded.

Car Parking - If you absolutely need a car.


Suggested Casual Parking on request.

There's no off-street parking at the house unfortunately. Parking a car on the side of the street requires 1 hour parking meter fees to be paid between the hours 10am to 10pm, every day. On Harris Street just around the corner from City Lights Terrace you'll see there's 2 hour car parking.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
22 October, 2017


Other Activities:

Darling Harbour


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Ultimo, Australia

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library


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City Lights Terrace - 3 BR Renovated
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Great Sydney property

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place to stay for our 4 day holiday in Sydney. The house description is accurate- its compact but very cosy, with everything you need for a comfortable stay: loads of towels, a pantry with more than just the basics, board games, DVDs, wifi (kids were very happy after long days exploring), comfy beds etc.

The house is in a great location and there was no noise noticeable inside. We walked or caught public transport easily.

A standout for us was Nola the owner. She was so accommodating in helping us book our stay, but also in helping us when our flight was massively delayed. Cannot thank her enough. Absolutely beautiful!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Ipswich, Queensland, Australia

Beautifully Presented and Excellent Location

  • 5 of 5

City Lights is a clean, well appointed property in an excellent location.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Rangiora, Canterbury, New Zealand

Great Choice for a Family!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five, including three teenagers, just spent 10 nights at City Lights and had a great time! The location was fantastic, my teenagers could easily head off by themselves to enjoy what Sydney had to offer. Chinatown, Paddy's market and Darling Harbour were all on our doorstep. It was a great place for Sydney-based friends to meet us and catch-up over a meal. The house is quirky with loads of character. Very clean with everything a family might need.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Freeling, South Australia, Australia

Fantastic Location and house

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time Sydney, house was fantastic, catered for all our needs and was close to just about everything, A very enjoyable stay.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Holmfirth, England, United Kingdom

Great location

  • 5 of 5

Spent a very comfortable few days here. Incredibly well stocked, clean and cosy. Our communication with the owner was informative and helpful throughout, particularly as we are in the UK. Thoroughly recommended and would happily rent again if we ever visit Sydney again. We were a family of 6 including two children aged 3 and 8 and although the house is quite small never felt that we were overcrowded in the lounge. The only criticism would be the occasional noise from people passing later at night however this is out of the owners control and is only apparent if already retired upstairs.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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New Jersey, United States

Perfect for us!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at City Lights Terrace. Nola was a wonderful hostess, and went out of her way to help us. Thank you!!!! The location is incredible, within walking distance of the harbor and right across the street from a Hop-On, Hop-Off bus stop. This apartment has everything anyone could need. It's clean and well-cared for and has character! The neighborhood is safe and fun, with shops, a pub, cafes, bakeries, and just about anything you might want or need. I just wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Ultimo, Australia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Australian Dollar
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event
Tariff 1
30 Jan 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
Tariff 3
15 Dec 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
Custom rate 2
22 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
Tariff 3
6 Jan 2018 - 29 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
Standard Rate
30 Jan 2018 - 10 Feb 2018
1 night minimum stay


  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 6 guests. Property has 4 beds and can sleep a maximum 6 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Bond Deposit: $200 per stay
    Cleaning/Linen: $180 per stay

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