|Room Type||Private room|
|Length of Stay||Minimum 3 months|
|Gender||Females & males (no couples)|
|Bond||2 weeks rent|
|Bills||Not included in rent|
|Internet||Available but not included in rent|
|Parking||On street parking|
Sea views! Shared rooftop! Fab kitchen! Stone's throw from the beach! Other things to get excited about!!!!
The unit is available from 28th September, just in time for the beach to start coming back to life. The lease is in my name, plus the lovely Jasmine is in one of the other rooms, leaving one up for grabs for some other awesome person.
It's a ground floor, art deco, semi-sized renovated apartment overlooking the Oval at Coogee beach.
Living and outdoor spaces are spacious and lovely, the bedrooms are roughly equally sized, but on the smaller side of doubles. The kitchen is amazing and there's a dishwasher - always good to know.
The room available is the same size as the master (see floor plan) and has a west facing and north facing window, as well as a door out to the courtyard (this is not the only way to access the courtyard). There's no built-ins, but there is a wall-mounted cabinet, a fitted rail and a low set of drawers which slots under the rail (see pic). We can of course share the storage space in the rest of the house too.
The room is unfurnished other than what's mentioned above; as for the rest of the house, I have a few items already and am gradually furnishing the rest, or if you have stuff you want to bring, or want to pitch in for stuff together that's all good too.
There's a shared rooftop (which we can also book), a courtyard out the back (common property but there's a fence between our side and next door's) and a balcony/patio out the front (leading out from the living space and looking out to the sea).
Not fussed if you smoke outside, but no smoking in the house.
HOME SWEET HOME
The idea is for this to be our home rather than a place where ships pass in the night. I know Sydney pretty well now and have my own buddies, but having friends to hang out with at home is always pretty great.
Rent split equally between three, bills an unknown but maybe around $80/quarter plus cleaner shared between three.
Move in date is flexible from 28th onwards - it's more about finding the right person. We are now in the apartment ourselves so can also show you around.
N.B. Our landlords live next door, in case that's something that would bother you.
NEIGHBOURHOOD AND TRANSPORT
Technically on-street parking is by permit, but pretty sure the parking that close to the beach isn't that great in summer. So if you have a car, be prepared for that.
Bus stops super close - 353, 314, 372, M50, 373, X73 and maybe some others I've forgotten. Beaches bus in summer, too.
Pav almost on your doorstep. Easy walk to everywhere else (Gordon's Bay, Ladies' baths, Wylie's, CBH, all the other places on Coogee Bay Road. Bit more of a walk - or a bus - to The Spot). And the beach is right there, of course!
My flat-wife has moved interstate, so it was time for a new home! Currently there's me and Jasmine, but soon we will be three.
I'm from the UK (where I was in London for the last ten years) and have been in Sydney for a bit over a year. I work full time and regular hours in digital media, it would be cool if you work fairly regular hours too.
Jasmine is from Hong Kong and England and also works full-time at an agency in the city.
I like gin, cheese, cooking, pickles, laughing, music of most kinds - listening at home and seeing stuff live - splashing around in the sea and putting my dancing shoes on. Not necessarily in that order.
During the week I try to keep it pretty low key and get some actual sleep but go to bed around 10/11pm. More of the getting out and about and nights out at the weekend. I like to keep a clean and tidy house, and although I'm not mega anal about it, it is pretty important to me.
We're not averse to the odd house party/having people over, but if you want to live at party central and have people over constantly, this won't be the house for you (though of course friends and family are welcome).
It's generally just about being considerate of your fellow flatties. Basically don't be a d*ckhead :)