|Room Type||Private room|
|Furnishing||Flexible with furnishings|
|Length of Stay||Minimum 6 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!!!!
--Re-listed due to someone dropping out--
The lease is in my name and it's a huge, ground floor, art deco 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.
I have the room next to the bathroom, and the back room has been taken by another British lady called Emma, leaving the middle room available to rent. Every room has its upsides and downsides, plus I want everyone to feel like it's equally their home, so the rent is split equally.
AVAIL 21-23 MARCH (bit flexi): the middle room is slightly smaller than the other two, but has plenty of storage including some built in cupboards up high and hanging rails below them, so it doesn't really feel smaller.
We can share the storage space in the rest of the house.
The current flatmate in the room is selling their bed as they're moving back to their home country, so you can purchase it if you like. Otherwise the rooms are unfurnished other than what's mentioned above.
As for the rest of the house, I have been gradually furnishing it, but if you have stuff you want to add in to the mix, that's great.
There's a shared rooftop (which we can also book), a courtyard out the back with a BBQ (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 absolutely 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. These past six months there's been a family vibe in the house and we have occasional dinners and drinks together.
Bills vary, but come to approx. $100 each/month including electricity, gas and Internet. TV has Netflix loaded on, which currently I just pay for. At some point may get a cleaner.
N.B. Our landlords live next door, in case that's something that would bother you. We get on with them pretty well.
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, 313, 372, M50, 373, X73, 374, X74, 370 and maybe some others I've forgotten. Beaches bus at weekends 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 housies are sadly leaving me to return to their respective countries.
I'm from the UK (where I was in London for the last ten years) and have been in Sydney for nearly two years. I work full time and regular-ish hours in digital media, it would be cool if you work fairly regular hours too.
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 generally 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.
You'll be living with me and Emma, a British nurse who's been in Aus for around four months and will be moving into the back room very soon.
We're not averse to the occasional house party/having people over, but if you want to live at party central and have people over constantly, this isn't be the house for you (though of course friends and family are welcome). I like to have a chilled atmosphere at home.
It's generally just about being considerate of your fellow flatties. Basically don't be a d*ckhead :)