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The Eclectic Pacific (nickname the Opera House)

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

For your added security, this property is only managed in Australia and we never request payments be made to overseas bank accounts.

An elegant 1865 sandstone hotel converted into a contemporary 3 bedroom home in the waterside suburb of Balmain, just a 10 minute bus trip from the heart of the CBD.

A private, peaceful and luxurious house that can accommodate up to 7 people. On the entrance level there are 2 double bedrooms, the main opening onto a small courtyard. A modern mosaic tile bathroom with shower, bath, heated towel rail (hair dryer) service these bedrooms. On the same level is a large studio/rumpus room with a daybed which can be made up as a single bed if required. There is also genuine French 'foosball table' if you wish to re-enact the world cup.

Upstairs is the open plan living, dining and kitchen with original sandstone walls, pressed metal ceilings and floor boards dating from 1865. Flooded with northern light this charming room opens onto a large covered balcony that runs the width of the house. Enjoy a quiet afternoon on the chinese daybed or in the evenings, enjoy an aperitif, dinner or cook up a feast on the BBQ. The modern fully equipped kitchen has an ILVE stove, microwave and dishwasher. A modern bathroom is also located on this level.

Or you may prefer to admire the fabulous views of the iconic harbor bridge, city and harbour from the roof garden, perfect for those evening drinks or at anytime of day. There is also a 3rd private double bedroom situated in the loft with a view onto the roof garden.

Balmain is a peninsula west of Sydney's city centre. Originally a working class suburb with a handful of wealthy merchants and industrialists. Its main industry was shipbuilding and repairs which flourished at the beginning of the 1900s. Later Balmain was 'invaded' by Bohemian types - mainly writers, artists and academics who preferred the more relaxed character of the place than the eastern suburbs. Balmain has a very long main street (Darling Street) which starts at a ferry wharf with regular services to Circular Quay and Darling Harbour. Arriving from the city, a left turn and a short walk will find you in the Illoura Reserve at Peacock Point, a pleasant spot with views back to the city and the Harbour Bridge.

The village of Balmain, which is only a 5 minute walk has a selection of boutiques, bookshops, gourmet food and specialty shops. It also well known for restaurants, cafes and pubs along with a couple of old churches and restored historic buildings.

Balmain side streets are very narrow lined with quaint restored workman's cottages. There are several markets close by on a Saturday that sell everything from vintage clothing to farm produce. But Balmain's main attraction is its atmosphere, pubs, cafes and the chance for some people-watching in a laid-back environment close to the harbour and the city. Several pubs have music on weekends and serve fine meals. It is surrounded by the harbour with many foreshore parks and the perfect location to enjoy the famed Sydney lifestyle.

A bond is payable which is refundable on check out.

Additional person after 6 incurs a fee of $30 per night.

MINIMUM BOOKINGS AND CHECK IN AND OUT TIMES

Minimum booking is for 4 nights but shorter stays sometimes are avaiiable.

Normal check in time is after 2pm while checkout is by 10.30am. There maybe some flexibility with these times depending on bookings before and after your dates.

CANCELLATION POLICY

If cancelled less than 6 weeks prior to arrival 100% of the deposit will be kept unless the property is booked by another party for those dates.

More Details

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

Map

Other Activities:

PUBS, CAFES AND HARBOUR VIEWS

Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Reviews

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The Eclectic Pacific (nickname the Opera House)
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Warrnambool
5

Fantastic house and owner

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Vanessa's house for 5 nights. There was 4 adults and our 2 tall teenagers. The house, its location and all the things it offered were perfect. The house had everything we needed and then some. It's in a great spot and was central to everything we wanted to do. The balcony and BBQ were so handy and if we weren't sitting out there, then we were in the roof top deck. The roof top deck has a fantastic view of the Harbour bridge and on a nice night (Of which we had 5!) it was excellent. Vanessa the owner was so helpful and only a phone call away when the toaster died. ( It was replaced asap by Vanessa ) If we go to Sydney again this place will be on top of our list of accommodation!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
5

Lovely House

  • 5 of 5

Great house conveniently located on Balmain peninsula. Very well equipped with everything you would possibly need. Close to bus and ferry to the city. Very comfortably furnished.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Australia
5

Beautilful Home

  • 5 of 5

Perfect home for a Stay in Balmain. Close to shops, transport and in a beautiful part of Balmain. Everthing you can think of covered. Thank you Vanessa, So lovely you and your beautiful house. All of us trying to find an excuse to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Gütersloh, Germany
5

Simply Superb

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Vanessa for allowing us to stay in your wonderful home. The property is simply a dream, providing all the mod cons and sufficient facilities to cater for a banquet. The furnishing style and quirkiness added to the overall experience, especially the wraparound balcony where we spend the warm evenings snuggled up in comfort and style. I can whole heartedly recommend this property to any group of travellers, the location is second to none and Vanessa's kind advice was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
5

Balmain special

  • 5 of 5

Interesting building, good location for shops, eating out and ferry.

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
5

Excellent location

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the house, it is so homely. Everything you have at home is in this wonderful home. Great location, easy walk to cafes, bus and ferry.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Stayz
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Balmain, 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 2
18 Apr 2017 - 15 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$315
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A$315
A$630
A$2,205
 
 
Tariff 1
16 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$320
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A$320
A$640
A$2,240
 
 
Tariff 6
1 Dec 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$335
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A$335
A$670
A$2,345
 
 
Tariff 4
16 Dec 2017 - 15 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
A$375
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A$375
A$750
A$2,625
 
 
Tariff 3
16 Jan 2018 - 31 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
A$355
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A$355
A$710
A$2,485
 
 
Tariff 6
1 Feb 2018 - 15 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
A$335
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A$335
A$670
A$2,345
 
 
Tariff 1
16 Feb 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
A$320
From
A$320
A$640
A$2,240
 

Notes

  • 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 7 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Bond Deposit: $500 per stay
    Cleaning/laundry fee: $200 per stay
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