A spacious comfortable 2 bedroom sandstone house in Balmain overlooking Sydney Harbour home swap

Our home is a spacious 2 storey historic sandstone house built in the 1850's overlooking Sydney Harbour only 10 minutes by ferry to the city from Balmain Wharf.

The house is light-filled and quiet and has an established garden with frangipanis, herbs and native Australian plants. There are comfortable places to sit and enjoy the harbour - both on the long 15 metre rear and front verandahs.

The kitchen is contemporary and practical and you can eat either in the garden or in the kitchen or dining room. The 2 large bedrooms have very comfortable queen size beds and there is a bathroom on each floor. The house is well heated with gas fired and wall heaters.
The living room is large and informal with a big screen digital TV and heating. We have high speed wireless internet and a HD digital TV and a landline with free Australian phone calls and cheap overseas calls to most countries.

It is a pleasurable and easy house to live in but it is not at all suitable for families with children because of its high verandahs and steep stairs between each floor.

About the location

Balmain is a inner city suburb located on a peninsula only 10 minutes by ferry from the centre of Sydney. The cafes and small restaurants are mostly on Darling Street, the main road that stretches from the East Balmain ferry terminal to Rozelle. There is a Woolworths supermarket within 10 minutes walk as well a Saturday morning organic market nearby in Orange Grove (bus 445).

Balmain is great to explore by foot with its distinctive Victorian architecture as well as its early maritime and waterside industrial history. Public transport is frequent and both buses and ferries go regularly into the city.

Type of home swap

  • Home Exchange
  • Non Simultaneous Exchange
  • Open to Offers
  • Rental Offered

Conditions of home exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • No pets allowed
  • No small children

Balmain Sydney (HE23018)

New South Wales,   Australia

  • 2 bed   (sleeps 3) 2 bath

Preferred destinations

  • London
  • Paris
  • Open to offers

Dates available

July 2018 - August 2018

Swap duration: 1 - 2 weeks

Meet the member

Adults: 2     
Experienced Exchanger

Membership expiry date: 26 May 2019

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