Elizabeth Bay: A Charming Suburb To The East Of Sydney
Elizabeth Bay is a historic suburb of Sydney, located along the waters of the Harbour. Just three kilometres east of Sydney, Elizabeth Bay is as convenient as it is charming. The suburb is named for the waters of Elizabeth Bay in Sydney Harbour. Parts of the suburb touch Rushcutters Bay as well.
Elizabeth Bay is not only conveniently located in terms of Sydney's city centre: it also neighbors the popular entertainment and restaurant scene at King's Cross in addition to Garden Island and Potts Point. Rushcutters Park lies to the east, a beautiful place to see the Harbour or take an evening stroll.
The nearest train station is Kings Cross. From there, it's just a quick ride into the centre of Sydney or out to the beaches.
Elizabeth Bay Accommodation
The suburb is densely populated with plenty of residences, so Elizabeth Bay holiday rentals are fairly easy to come by. Unlike inner-city Sydney accommodation, Elizabeth Bay rentals often feature waterfront views of the Harbour. Prices range from modest studios to modern apartments and luxury penthouses, so you're bound to find something within your budget. Since the neighbourhood is so densely populated, apartment complexes are quite common. Many holiday rentals feature an on-property staff, a community pool, or an on-site gym. Others have private gardens or balconies. The holiday rentals in Elizabeth Bay vary as much as the neighbourhood itself, but all offer convenient access to the rest of Sydney.
Elizabeth Bay House
The older architecture in Elizabeth Bay is some of the loveliest in Sydney, with stylish iron-wrought balconies and lovely French doors that give the area a European air. Writers, artists, and other creative types have flocked through the neighbourhood throughout history and the strong creative vibe continues to exist in the neighbourhood today.
Loveliest of all the Elizabeth Bay architecture is the beautiful Elizabeth Bay house, one of the most popular attractions in Elizabeth Bay. Built in the first half of the 19th century, this historic house was once called the "finest house in the colony". The house used to be surrounded by some of the loveliest gardens in Sydney. In fact, much of what is now the Elizabeth Bay suburb was once part of the Elizabeth Bay House property.
The Elizabeth Bay house is only open Friday through Sunday and on public holidays, so plan your itinerary accordingly.
Just Minutes To Sydney's Attractions
All of Sydney's most popular attractions are just minutes away. The Royal Botanic Gardens and Hyde Park are under ten minutes away and the Sydney Aquarium, Sydney Opera House, or the trendy restaurants in The Rocks aren't much further. Bondi Beach and Sydney's other beaches are just fifteen minutes to the east.
If you're looking to stay at a conveniently located suburb packed with history and charm, it's hard to beat accommodation at the lovely Elizabeth Bay.