This is the front gate to the property. I only photographed it because I made it and it took ages.See the blue door? That leads into the studio/apartment building. To the right is the house where we live.
Massive Warehouse Loft Apartment
Massive Warehouse Loft Apartment
2 voyageurs
1 chambre
2 lits
1 salle de bain
2 voyageurs
1 chambre
2 lits
1 salle de bain
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Maintenant que Instant Book est forcé sur les hôtes, vous et moi aurons peut-être pas l'occasion de discuter avant de réserver. Lisez la description complète et regardez attentivement les photos avant de réserver. C'est un grand espace au premier étage d'un ancien entrepôt. En bas, il y a un studio d'art travaillant. Les invités adorent notre place - lisez les commentaires. Les invités qui l'aiment le plus sont ceux qui aiment l'idée de rester dans un entrepôt plat sur un studio et de s'engager dans notre étrange maison et quartier.
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Now that Instant Book is being forced on hosts, you and I might not have a chance to chat before you book. Read the FULL description and look at the photos carefully before you book. It's a big space on the first floor of an old warehouse. Downstairs is a working art studio. Guests love our place - read the reviews. The guests who love it most are the ones who like the idea of staying in a warehouse flat on top of a studio and engaging with our odd extended household and neighbourhood.

Le logement

A while ago, Airbnb sent a New York photographer/artist/writer called Todd Selby around the world to stay in 5 Airbnb properties. He went to London, Paris, LA, Tokyo and....... Marrickville. Airbnb and Todd thought ours was the most interesting Airbnb property in Sydney.

Then last year, when Qantas did their frequent flyer partnership with Airbnb, they picked this property as one of the best in Airbnbs in Sydney. I think it got the 'quirky' vote.

Yes, it does seem strangely inexpensive compared to many other Airbnb listings considering how big it is. Keeping the price down means we attract more interesting people.

You’ve already decided to come to Sydney, so there is no need to tell you about the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, art galleries, those pesky kangaroos and all the rest. Sydney is a great city. I would love to see it as a tourist.

Marrickville is an older suburb not far from the city – maybe 4 miles (7klm). The city is where the Opera House and Bridge and all that stuff is. It’s a 15 minute train ride into the city from Marrickville – I work in the city, so I know. (And the train station is a 7 minute walk from home.)

In the 1950s and 1960s, lots of Greeks settled in Marrickville. Then in the 1970s it was the Vietnamese who ended up here. So the suburb has an interesting mix of people and there is great (and cheap) food available in walking distance from home.

The airport is very close, but it’s still a $30 taxi ride – they must take the long way.
The apartment is on the top floor of a two story building attached to our house that was built in 1895 as a bakery.

Downstairs in this building, my wife (the artist) has her studio, so if you feel like mucking around with some paint or clay, she’ll be happy to muck around with you. (If you’re an artist yourself, you may never want to leave.)

The pad is a dedicated holiday rental. Nobody needs to move out for you to move in, so you won't find drawers filled with other people's underpants and stuff like that. The staircase between the two levels is open, but the apartment is private. If Lisa and friends are in the studio downstairs, you will here a bit of chit chat. The apartment is one room about 95 sqm. Yep, it’s a massive room. There is also a mezzanine with a single bed and ladder access. The photos show very well what the space is like. There is a fully equipped kitchen with decent knives and saucepans etc. It has a proper bathroom (behind the sliding red wall).

The apartment has wireless internet and a television and DVD player, but for those like me not into new gadgets, there are books to read and a turntable with a couple of hundred 70s and 80s records (they’re those big round black things that people used for music last century). The furniture is very last century, too.

You can see the double bed in the photos. It’s a proper bed – not a couch. There is also a single bed up in the loft.
On the downside, because it is a big space in an old building it can get a bit cool in the middle of winter and a bit warm in the middle of summer.

In the backyard there is a vege garden, chickens and a hammock. It’s a pretty typical and slightly unkempt inner suburban backyard, not one of those fancy manicured ‘outdoor rooms’ you see in magazines. It’s so messy I didn’t even photograph it. You can smoke out in the yard – and do a bit of gardening if you’re inclined.

The separate house next to the bakery building is where I live with my family. There are four of us – two adults and two kids aged 14 and 16. The apartment is NOT a safe space for kids, even well trained ones. The open stairs and ladder to the loft are not kid safe.

We can supply some bread, butter, vegemite (of course), tea bags, sugar, milk and that sort of stuff for when you arrive to get you started. But 200 metres up the road is a huge supermarket that stays open till midnight most nights.
The apartment is exactly how it looks in the photos. It's a cavernous space in an old industrial building with an eclectic collection of stuff. If you feel more comfortable in 5 star hotels where people put little chocolates on your pillow, this might not be the place for you.

Feel free to ask questions if any of the above is not clear enough. It’s probably best that we correspond by email before you make a booking so there are no surprises or disappointments for either of us.

Accès des voyageurs

Les escaliers jusqu'à votre pad sont dans le studio d'art, donc vous traverserez souvent cet espace. Vous êtes évidemment bienvenu à vous promener et à discuter et à boire et peut-être faire un pot ou quelque chose. L'arrière-cour a un hamac et des chaises et est un endroit agréable pour s'asseoir l'après-midi. Si vous êtes jardinier et manquez votre jardin, j'ai beaucoup d'outils que vous pouvez utiliser. Si vous êtes un bricoleur et que vous manquez votre hangar, je suis toujours désireux de faire de l'entreprise dans mon hangar.
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The stairs up to your pad are in the art studio, so you will pass through that space often. You are of course welcome to hang around and have a chat and a drink and maybe make pot or something.
The backyard has a hammock and chairs and is a nice place to sit in the afternoons. If you are a gardener and missing your garden, I've got plenty of tools you can use. If you are a DIY guy and missing your shed, I'm always keen for company in my shed.

Échanges avec les voyageurs

Our house is attached to the warehouse building. We are around all the time. After 6 years of hosting, I am pretty good at helping people - and I enjoy it.

Internet sans fil

Règlement intérieur
Non fumeur
Ne convient pas aux animaux
Pas de fête ni de soirée
Ne convient pas aux enfants (0-12 ans)

Now that Instant Book is being forced on hosts, we don't get a chance to talk before you make a booking.
This space is NOT suitable for children of any age.
The pictures show the space very well. It is a big, old space in a warehouse. Beneath the pad is a working art studio, so there are times when people are in there doing arty stuff. They like it when people come down for a chat and you might like to join in.
I hope you will respect the apartment.
It is a separate building, so you can come and go as you please.
It's not a place for parties, but I don't imagine many travellers have wild parties?
The backyard is for smoking. And gardening if you feel like it.
If in doubt about anything, you can ask us - we live next door.

Vous affirmez avoir également pris connaissance de :
Le logement comprend des marches ou escaliers - It's one flight of stairs from the studio up to your pad. Have a look at the photos and you'll see them.
Nuisances sonores possibles - Your pad is on top of Lisa's art studio. When we are downstairs sound travels up. You are of course welcome to come down and perhaps make something.
Présence d'animaux de compagnie sur place - There is a cat, but it doesn't go upstairs.
Pas d'espace de stationnement sur place - There is plenty of parking on the street, so you'll be fine.


115 commentaires

Profil utilisateur de Nick
août 2017
We really enjoyed staying at Scott's place. He was very helpful and the place was exactly as seen in the pictures and descriptions. Scott went above and beyond making us feel comfortable! This is a great place to stay for anyone staying in Sydney!

Profil utilisateur de Daniel
octobre 2015
My week stay with Scott and his family was a really memorable and fabulous time. They welcomed me into their life with such a friendly and casual manner, I felt like I was part of the family on the first day. Scott and Lisa were incredibly helpful when I needed assistance to get around or dealing with day to day logistical issues. The warehouse space is truly massive and bright. I felt a bit indulgent with all the space to myself. Nothing is lacking and it's unique location above Lisa's art studio/meeting place gives the space a wonderfully cool vibe. Joining in with their friends at pottery making sessions was great fun. I looked forward to coming home each day after exploring lively, dynamic Melbourne. Location to the CBD and the surrounding neighbourhood was great. I loved nearby Newtown as well. I would highly recommend this option for anyone looking for a great homey base to explore the city

Profil utilisateur de Angela
août 2014
Scott, Lisa, the girls and Flash are the best hosts that any traveller could ask for. The apartment is fantastic and we would have stayed forever if we could. They are friendly, laid-back, interesting , and always willing to give helpful tips. I have stayed in numerous places in Oz and we couldn't recommend these people, or this place more highly.

Profil utilisateur de Marc
juin 2013
This was a really good place to stay! Scott is a really good host! The loft was very clean and i recommand this place! Thanks for everething Scott! Marc

Arriving in a new country for a year is no easy thing, you need a place to get started for at least of month. Under those circumstances, renting a room out of someone's house is far from being the ideal solution. Problem is, AirBnb is full of those rooms and finding a real space for yourself can be a bit complicated. Now what if I could tell you, you can get an amazing loft, packed with great looking design furnitures and full blown kitchen, just for yourself? To good to be true? Well, not thanks to Scott! But wait, that's just a start. You see, when Scott decided to rent this loft, that attends his house, he didn't really make it a house. He made it a home. That's a huge difference. You're independent like this is your home, but Scott has your back in case you need anything. He and his wife had all these big and small attentions that made our life so much easier. Like taking time to advise us the neighborhoods we should visit, the beaches we should go to, the restaurants we had to try, taking us to the farmers market... But that's just the tip of the iceberg, as we now consider them as friends. If you're going to Sydney, this is definitely the place you want to stay at. You're just 15 minutes away from center city with the train, and Marrickville has tons of small restaurants you'll want to try. For instance, as a big fans of vietnamese cuisine, we were happy to find out that the best pork rolls of the city are made just at a 10 minutes walk away from Scott's. I think you get it now. If you've been looking at a bunch of different places for your stay in Sydney, you can just stop looking. This is where you need to stay.

Profil utilisateur de Janelle
mai 2012
Kenny and I really enjoyed our stay with Scott and Lisa. The apartment was exactly as the pictures described and the location was great, really easy to get into the city on the train and is in a nice area with great cafes and resteraunts. Scott and Lisa are excellent hosts. Scott even wrote an itinerary for us for our last day which we used and ended up having the best day :)

Profil utilisateur de Jon
octobre 2017
Will definitely stay here again. Scott and Lisa were incredibly accommodating hosts and the room was beautiful. A really great area to be in also!

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Profil utilisateur de ScottScott est un Superhost.
That's the only photograph I could find. Looks a bit corporate, doesn't it. I'll have to find one of the family or one of me doing something whacky. We live in the house next door to the building where the apartment is. Over the years, we've had various people living with us at…
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