Hello, my name is Walter Zajko. My wife's name is Angela. We are from Sydney, Australia. We have a 2 level penthouse apartment in a suburb called Alexandria, 2 km from the central business district of the city of Sydney. We prefer exchanging between 8 September 2014 until 8 October 2014, which is Springtime in Sydney. I am a retired civil engineer in my 60's and my wife is in her early 50's. Only the two of us would be involved in the exchange.
The apartment is a modern 2 level penthouse apartment (Size: 190 sq m). It is 1.5km from the edge of the city and 3kms from Sydney Harbour (Google: 33* 53' 49.33" S and 151* 11' 57.89" E). It has 2 balconies on the lower level and a balcony/terrace on the upper level of the apartment. One balcony is outside the main bedroom, another balcony is outside the lounge room, both on the lower 1st level of the apartment. There is also a huge balcony/terrace on the top 2nd level of the apartment (48 sq m) & an adjacent entertainment indoor lounge room with stereo, cable TV and and a 2nd bathroom with a toilet, shower and spa bath. The apartment can sleep 4 people, 2 in queen-size bed & 2 in pullout "day night" sofa. Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher & internal laundry with washing machine & dryer. Air conditioner on top level.
It has Sydney city views 1.5 km away to the north & absolutely stunning sunset views to the west. It is 3 minutes walk to a supermarket, butcher, organic baker, restaurants & 5 mins walking distance to 4 pubs nearby. There is a 15 metre in-ground swimming pool and grassed communal area with communal use of a gas barbeque & outdoor furniture. The apartment is 500 metre walk to Redfern railway station.
Avis, Hertz, Budget and 2 other local car hire companies (cheaper) are nearby. Security car parking using remote controlled garage door in the basement of the building, will be available to guests exclusively for their hire car.There is also a bus stop to Redfern station and beyond to Sydney city directly outside the front door of the building. Buses run to the city and return every 10 minutes up to midnight, 7 days a week. The city and its surrounds are easily visited by reliable & comfortable public transport. Even one-day trips to famous places like the Blue Mountains (West); Hunter Valley vineyards (North) and Jervis Bay (South) diving, fishing and pristine beaches are reachable by electric train from Sydney's Central station and air-conditioned coaches from Sydney city. Otherwise they are 2 to 3 hours away by hire car. We will provide you with visitor's guides for Sydney city, and one day trip areas from Sydney as well as our state (NSW) and the rest of Australia. The entire neighbourhood is surrounded with dedicated push-bike lanes which are connected to the city and nearby suburbs.
No lift, the apartment is on the 3rd top floor.
My son Christopher lives nearby and will be of assistance with the penthouse hand-over and on-going assistance during your stay.
We are tidy and clean and responsible people and we will treat your home with utmost care and respect as if it were ours.