2-bedroom townhouse, Wybalena Grove

Cook • Australian Capital Territory 2614

  • featured
  • students welcome
  • close to transport
  • incl. some utilities
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You won't believe you are just 5kms (10 min drive) from Canberra City Centre living at Wybalena Grove. It feels like you're on a country holiday one minute and in the nation's capital the next.

Conveniently located and yet beautifully leafy and quiet, your home away from home offers these comfort features:

* ample light with large windows overlooking native gardens

* a gas log fireplace to keep you warm in winter

* fully equipped kitchen with high quality crockery, cookware and appliances (including dishwasher)

* internal laundry with front loading washing machine, and external clothesline

* shower and bath

* floating bamboo floors

* queen size bed in one bedroom

* trio bunk in the second bedroom (double below, single above) as shown in photos

* king single bed (with king single trundle) in living room for extra visitors or as a day bed

* large built-in wardrobes in both bedrooms

* single covered carport

* all linen and towels supplied

* large shed for bike storage

* we can cater for toddlers and infants - cot, change table, high chair, toys

Maximum occupancy:

This house can happily accommodate a family with two or three children if the children are happy to share a room, with space for occasional guests. Otherwise it is potentially suited to two couples or a couple and two friends. The maximum sleeping capacity in the beds is seven adults, however this would not be suitable for longer stays.

Nearby amenities:

Canberra's finest olympic sized indoor swimming pool is also a handy 10 minute cycle or short drive away. Jamison Centre at Macquarie, a 15 minute walk, has a large outdoor swimming pool/waterslide park which is open in the warmer months.


This house is available shorter or longer term. It is currently available from 18 August 2019 to 21 September and then from 10 November onwards.


Price advertised is for more than 4 months stay (utilities consumption on-charged at cost price, but utility supply and broadband are included in the rent).

Shorter term prices : Stay 1-4 weeks @ $860, $300 bond (all utilities included in this price).

Medium term prices: Stay 1 - 4 months @ $770 p/w plus utilities - $600 bond

Longer term > 4 months @ $730 p/w plus utilities - $1000 bond


You have your own private home, with key pad access. Pizza oven, playgrounds and tennis courts are available close by.

The neighbourhood:

Set up in the 70s as an intentional, cooperative community, Wybalena Grove is highly sought after by locals. The community includes many public servants and academics, most typically with environmental sustainability or international development interests.

One of the more aesthetically pleasing and environmentally integrated architectural designs in Canberra, Wybalena Grove is heritage nominated and received the ACT award for 'enduring architecture' in July 2019. Some people have said that Wybalena Grove's clustered housing reminds them of a summer camp or resort-type complex.

Wybalena residents tend to be well educated and well travelled, as such they are also very welcoming of international visitors. This is great to keep our community vibrant. Our neighbourly pizza oven get togethers are thus very inclusive.

Nearby the local shops at both Aranda and Cook (each 10 mins walk) have been recently been made more cool with popular, relaxed but funky inner city style cafes.

If you want a great big mall you'll have to go to Belconnen or the city, both 10 mins drive. But a bit nearer by, the mid-sized Jamison Centre has two big supermarkets, bakeries, fruit market and a few restaurants etc.

Getting around:

Regular buses to the city and Australian National University, usually 15 mins depending on traffic. Frequency is every 15 mins in peak times.

Cycle via off road sealed paths all the way to the city crossing only a couple of minor roads. You'll cycle mainly along paddocks and around the lake. Gorgeous!

Walk to Jamison Centre, Cook shops or Aranda shops.

The University of Canberra, Australian Institute of Sports (AIS), Aquatic Centre and Calvary Hospital are a 15 min cycle or 5 min drive.

Other things to note:

'Bolt Bar' is 10 mins walk away in Aranda, open every night and offering pub dinners. There are also cafes at a similar distance at Aranda, Jamison Centre and Cook Shops.

Walk up Mount Painter to get 360 degree views around Canberra (see photos). Take a scenic ride right down to the lake, via Black Mountain playground and the National Museum to the City Centre or Parliamentary Triangle.


Rent $730 per week
Bond $800
Lease Short-term
Bedrooms Double bedroom Twin share bedroom
Double and twin share bedroom
Bathrooms 1
Type of lease Formal written agreement
Bond Lodged at ACT Office of Rental Bonds
Fire safety - property fitted with Battery powered smoke alarms
Property furnishings Fully furnished
Property features Built-in wardrobe, Electric heater, Ceiling fan, Gas heating, Dishwasher
Property available to General public, Students, Staff
Preference International students welcome, Not specified, Gay friendly, Female, Couple, Family, Male
Pets Not allowed
Smoking Not permitted
Parking Carport available
Meals: Self-catered - no meals provided
Utilities/services NOT included in rent Electricity, Water, Gas
Utilities/Services included in rent Garden maintenance
Internet Yes - NBN
Close to Mall/shops within walking distance, University bus route, Child care centre, Schools, Park
Transport to ANU Bicycle ride to ANU, One bus to ANU, Car

Public Transport

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