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Private destination club, Afini, provides a Home Sweet Home in Sydney Australia

Calling a newly restored three-bedroom townhouse home, Afini provides warm comfort.

Mar 04, 2017 | By Robbie Wilson

Ever been on holiday and missed all the comforts of home? Tired of staying in hotels where the quality looked amazing in pictures, only to see upon arrival that there’s a lot one can do with Photoshop? The private destination club Afini is your solution.

They have just launched their first project in Australia, The Rocks. Located in one of the most sought-after destinations in Sydney, the tastefully restored three-bedroom townhouse is set to become one of Afini’s most popular properties. Built in 1851, The Rocks has an immaculate exterior and interior design, and is rich in architectural and historical history. From the pristine wooden planked floors to the original ceiling arches and European chandeliers, combined with natural carbon fibre chairs and a large contemporary wood slab table in the dining room, the quality and designof the entire property takes old-time luxury into the 21st century.

The large living room features seating for six and is decorated to have an international flair with the adventurer in mind. There’s a mixture of Old World antiques, a juju feather chieftain’s hat from Cameroon and Chinese lotus flower lamps. The house also has a beautifully sunlit library, the best place to start planning for one’s next adventure.

Staying at The Rocks will mean you’re at the historic epicentre of Sydney. It was the location of the first European settlers to the colony in 1788. The streets are cobblestoned, there’s the Sydney Theatre Company and Museum of Contemporary Art at Circular Quay, the waterfront towers of Barangaroo, as well as some of the best restaurants, shopping boutiques and galleries in the city. Sydney’s also very green, and you’ll find an abundance of fantastic parks surrounded by well-preserved historical buildings within easy walking distance.

Membership to Afini’s private destination club also gives you access to some of the most luxurious 5-star privately managed and serviced residences in the world. A lifestyle consultant will arrange and curate everything you need, including some of the most amazing destination experiences you didn’t think possible. Once you’ve hopped off the plane, an Afini Destination Concierge is on the ground and at your service to ensure everything runs smoothly.

When it’s time to head back to The Rocks, nothing quite tops off the experience of this Afini property like the breath-taking view of Sydney Harbour and its famous bridge.

This article was first published in Palace 18.