HOME AND AWAY
NO 84 must be one of Sydney’s best short-stay apartment rentals. On Queen Street, Woollahra (access from Smith Street), it is tucked upstairs behind a swish boutique, with secure courtyard parking. The airy master chamber has a four-poster dressed in best-quality cotton and covers, and tumbling floral curtains with properly thick linings; a smaller sunroom opens to a deck with a barbecue and can be configured as a second bedroom. There are steps (from the downstairs entry vestibule and a few more from the kitchen to the lounge and master bedroom) so it’s not an option for wheelchairs or even, perhaps, for scampering children. It feels slightly Parisian in the kitchen with its atelier-style skylight and glass-fronted armoire, but completely contemporary when it comes to inclusions and fixtures, from Nespresso machine and Smeg appliances to supplied breakfast provisions, WiFi, Foxtel and coffee-table books. Self-catering? You are minutes away from a bakery, fine-foods purveyor Simon Johnson, and Victor Churchill, Sydney’s top butchery. Mention T&I when booking with Alluxia by October 12 and receive an Aesop Jet Set Kit ($41); $295 a night (minimum two nights). More: alluxia.com.