An Oasis in the City — Balmain, Sydney

  • Luxury solar-powered B&B accommodation.
  • Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
  • 3.4km from Sydney Exhibition Centre - ideal for exhibitors & delegates.
  • Balmain East - views over Sydney Harbour + restaurants, shops, pubs.
  • 10 minutes to CBD & Opera House by ferry, bus or car.
  • Off-street parking.
  • Easy access to Darling Harbour & Stadium Australia.
  • Dogs welcome - secure garden.
  • Airconditioned; private entrance.
  • A council-registered B&B.
  • Booking / Enquiry

  • Contact: Elisabeth Prax
  • Phone: 02 9810 3487 Mobile: 0408 476 421
  • Address: 20 Colgate Avenue, Balmain East, NSW 2041
  • Tariff AU$: $200; $240 triple (2-night minimum).
  • Christmas-New Year: $240 double (7-night minimum).
  • All rates are per night.
  • Gift vouchers available — perfect present for someone visiting Sydney.
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  • Booking / Enquiry

    The Oasis is ideally situated for visitors to Sydney - Circular Quay (for the CBD, Rocks & Opera House) is a seven-minute ferry ride away. It is only a two-minute walk to the water or parks (with trees filled with birdsong), cafes and shops.

    Your private deck offers views over Sydney Harbour and is an ideal spot at sunset.

    The Oasis features a spacious, light-filled room with queensize bed and an ensuite bathroom.

    Booking / Enquiry

    I have really travelled the world & this is by FAR the best most beautiful + FUN B&B I have ever known.

    Such lovely views, vibes & colourful birds in the morning chirping to us.

    Thank you Lisie & Neil for your warmth & hospitality. We have enjoyed it so much, couldn't wait to get home to it every night after our days out.

    Poppi is beautiful and so is your home. Well done, it is a wonderful life you have created.

    Enjoyed our evening drinkie-poos on the deck. Such fun. We will ALWAYS remember The Oasis in the City - how aptly named!

    Much love.
    Anita Mayes (Ascot, UK)


    • Reverse cycle airconditioning (cooling & heating).
    • Refrigerator, tea & coffee-making facilities and a toaster.
    • 82cm LCD television with DVD player.
    • Private deck.
    • Gas barbecue available
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    • Perfect location when visiting Sydney.
    • Ferries to Circular Quay & Darling Harbour.
    • Buses to Queen Victoria Building in CBD.
    • 20 cafes, 30 restaurants, 18 pubs.
    • Corner store about 2 minutes away.
    • Click : BALMAIN photos & info.

    Well-behaved dogs welcome…

    • Fully fenced with private entrance.
    • Well-behaved dogs allowed inside with their owners.
    • Small harbour beach for swimming at the end of the street.
    • 2 dog-friendly parks - 5 minutes away.
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    We fell in love with the place as soon as we walked in. The area is beautiful. We had a great time walking around Balmain and using the ferries and buses.

    Very lovely couple and very nice and hospitable, giving with time and information. Poppi is a beautiful lovely dog and I want to take her home with me.

    Sorry for being a gobble guts with the food, it was very lovely, and the bed was so comfortable that we did not want to get up..
    Lauren & Mitchell (Perth, WA)

    Wow! What a great place to stay, and pet-friendly too! We all totally enjoyed our stay. You exceeded our expectations with all your little extras.

    What a fantastic haven! Fab views, peaceful, relaxing, comfortable… Great local environment, lots of special eating experiences, not to mention the wonderful muesli, marmalade + jam (Yum!) Many thanks.
    Carolyn & Pete (Gawler SA)

    You have certainly raised the bar for all B&Bs;, will be hard to top. We shall return.
    Desmai & Mira.

    We loved staying here. Rarely do you find a place that exceeds its promo.

    A peaceful haven in a village setting, in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
    Lorraine & Trish.

    Grace a vous, notre 'honeymoon' commence admirablement bien! Votre B&B est vraiment charmant. Coup de Coeur pour le jacuzzi!

    Thank you Neil for the private guided tour and the discovery of the Aussie beer... Nous n'avons maintenant plus qu'une seule envie: revenir a Sydney! Amicalement.
    Celia et John VLC (Bretagne-France)

    I loved staying at An Oasis in the City and would very highly recommend it. I stayed for 4 blocks of around 7 nights each and it was such a beautiful, nurturing and lovely place.

    Lizzie, Neil and Gracie (the beautiful dog) were gorgeous and I felt so at home and could have stayed much longer.

    I also loved Balmain and found people in shops and cafes really friendly - there's a great health food shop with excellent coffee and really good breakfasts. Thank you to Neil, Lizzie and Gracie for wonderful stays!

    Neil & Liz: Perfect!
    Hugh & Teddie.

    Warm and friendly hospitality.

    Great views. Great location. Friendly locals.
    Dave & Molina Ware, Sky & Bailey.

    So close to Sydney Harbour…

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    An Oasis in the City

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