Spend a weekend in this ridiculously posh Sydney property with a former butler to the British Royal Family

  • Chris Singh
  • May 17, 2016
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To celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday weekend, Australian online rental website Stayz are flying in a legit former butler to the British Royal Family for a promotion they are fashioning as “The Royal Stayzcation”. Available to book for $1 from Wednesday 18th May at 12pm, the getaway package will see one lucky bidder and their friends hosted for a weekend in a ridiculously posh Sydney property with Grant Harrold, said “Royal Butler” who knows a thing or two about royal etiquette from his days butlering for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles and Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and Kate and Prince Harry.

Lounge and Grand Piano

The weekend away will include a one-on-one session with Grant so the bidder can brush up on their proper-ness and master the art of etiquette and entertaining. Whoever is successful when the bid goes live will also have access to a two-night stay in a luxurious five-acre, 6-bedroom, 11-bathroom estate that features a formal dining area and lounge, music room with baby grand piano, theatre, and a billiard room. Treatments at the indoor spa and hair salon will be included with the stay, after which guests can jump in the 15m heated pool with adjoining Cabana.

Not enough? There’s also a tennis court over lush, rolling greens next to an elaborate garden – where guests can indulge in a little game of royal croquet – and a chauffeur driven car available to drive guests to and from the property.

Swimming Pool

“I’ve worked in Royal Households for over a decade, so I’ve certainly seen my fair share of royal dinners, cocktail and garden parties, as well as afternoon teas,” said Harrold. “I’ve worked at the very highest level, so know the difference between a good and excellent host…I’m looking forward to coming to Australia and passing on my royal tips and learning a few Aussie customs to take back with me.”

Indoor Spa

The Royal Stayzcation will be available to book on Wednesday 18th May at 12pm for just $1 from HERE. It will be for a stay from 3rd to 5th June.


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Chris Singh

Chris Singh is an Editor-At-Large at the AU review, loves writing about travel and hospitality, and is partial to a perfectly textured octopus. You can reach him on Instagram: @chrisdsingh.