Enchanting and super private chalet brilliantly situated in a resort style jungle garden right in the heart of St Kilda.
The chalet is light filled and has a north facing courtyard and wrap-around verandah making it perfect for sun bathing and outdoor meals. Open plan living with an upstairs bedroom, a huge ceiling fan and air-conditioning/heating perfect for some time out. The open design with double doors brings the outside in and makes for a lovely experience year (website hidden) KILDA'S ATTRACTIONS:
St Kilda is one of the most interesting, beautiful and bohemian parts of Melbourne.
Fitrzroy, Acland, Carlisle and Inkerman Streets are mere minutes away and are home to some of Melbourne's best shops and famous restaurants, bars and cafes, including: The George, Cicciolina, Tolarno's, Lau's Family Kitchen, Pelican, Golden Fields, Circa @ The Prince, Mirka by Guy Grossi, Cafe Di Stasio, Newmarket Hotel, Mr Wolf and Dr Jekyll. Shoppers will love St Kilda too - notable for its fashion boutiques, hip and retro recycles, homewares and book stores.
Kite-Surfing on the bay and many recreational facilities including the Sea Baths, Albert Park Lake and Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre are close-by. Hire a bike or jog along the beautiful foreshore
The infamous St Kilda beach is minutes away by foot. Take a stroll down Acland Street and munch on some of the best pastries imaginable. Continue along to the St Kilda beach boardwalk and visit the fairy-penguin inhabitants at sunset as they return to nest after a hard day's swimming. Explore the coastal trail from St Kilda to Elwood (jog up heart-attack hill to clear the lungs!) Move on to Brighton, or head up to trendy Port Melbourne for a spot of roller-blading, sun-bathing and finish the day with the best crispy fish'n'chips (& salad!) by the port.
Everything you need is within easy walking distance, including supermarkets, cool-kat cafes, artisan bakeries, local galleries, live-music venues, fabulous hairdressers, and public transport, not to mention the novel Victorian-era Restaurant-Tram.
Public transport is a breeze. The 96 tram stop is only a few minutes walk away on Acland Street and will take you into Melbourne's city centre within 20-25 minutes on a good run! St Kilda is surrounded by beautiful bay-side areas including Albert Park, South Yarra, Prahran and Port Melbourne so there's a vast range of shopping, dining and recreational opportunities on offer. The choices are yours to make in this wonderful location for the quintessential St Kilda experience, in the most liveable city in the world.
* Romantic, Secluded, and Light and Airy Chalet - a unique property in the heart of St Kilda. It is a tranquil paradise!
* Gorgeous outdoor area for sunbathing, cooking and eating
* Lush and Tranquil Garden
* Comfortable & good-quality Queen-size bed (brand new) - endorsed by the Osteopaths' Association of Australia
* Luxurious leather sofa, high quality German made, which folds out into a sturdy and comfortable double bed
* Natural Light abounds - more happiness!
* Open Plan Kitchen/Lounge/Dining
* Period style bathroom with unlimited hot water
* Safe and Secure and Private location with electronic security entrance
* Street Parking available (Please send me a request for the permit if required)
* Clean, Clean, Clean - Guaranteed!
* Euro kitchen (Miele gas stove, Miele oven/microwave and Bosch dishwasher)
* Quality Queen-sized Bed (All linen provided are High Quality 100% cotton)
* 2nd bed is the fold-out couch (extremely comfortable top-of-the-range German manufactured)
* Quality Towels & FaceWashers (High Quality 100% cotton)
* Beach Towels (High Quality 100% cotton)
* Air Conditioning, Heating
* Shower with unlimited hot water
* Stereo sound system (Samsung wireless audio) - awesome speakers! Just bring your iPod, iPhone, iPad, or Android or Windows device and synch via Bluetooth, Air Play or just plug it in.
* DVD player
* Quality Euro Kitchen - all Sparkling Clean (Miele gas stove, Miele electric oven/microwave combo)
* Dishwasher - Bosch
* Refrigerator, Microwave, Toaster, Crockery, Cutlery, Cooking Utensils (full set of pots, pans, bowls,& kitchen implements included and guaranteed to be Clean!)
* TV 50 inch Panasonic
* Washing Machine/ Dryer combination
* Steam Iron + Ironing-board
* Vacuum cleaner
* Bathroom scales
* Outdoor setting - tables & chairs
* FREE WiFi Broadband provided ("naked DSL" - Quality, Super-Fast. Data limits: 6 GB/day)
* Street Car Parking available ((Permit Parking - you are free to use the permit, but if you lose it the replacement fee is $300)
*Located 6km from Melbourne's CBD, St Kilda is a beautiful bay-side suburb with a cosmopolitan flair and village atmosphere.
*If you like walking, then this is an ideal location. I prefer to do most of my travel on foot, public transport and bicycle. Yes, it is possible to have a great life in St KIlda without a car! All the best Melbourne has to offer is easily within reach. However, car lovers are looked after with easy access to Melbourne's major arterials, such as Nepean Highway and Dandenong Road only a couple of streets away.
*The 96 tram (20 -25 mins to Melb CBD), Albert Park Lake and heaps of cool cafes and restaurants are a stroll away.
COMPLIMENTARY WELCOME PROVISIONS:
* Twinings tea
* Quality Coffee
* Sugar, Salt & Pepper, Milk, Olive oil, Balsamic Vinegar, Tomato Sauce
* Laundry Powder, Dishwashing liquid, Cleaners, Tissues
* Soap, Shampoo, Conditioner
I loved everything about this place. Bite sized and beautiful. Very quiet and private. Stylishly presented. Uber clean. Fantastic comfy bed in the loft. Cute Cute Cute. I hope it is available every time I come to Melbourne. Beats any hotel hands down.
Vicki's chalet is a very cozy and romantic place. Every corner is impeccably clean and tidy! It is equipped with many necessities which saves our cost of buying the groceries. I especially love the design and decorations of the place. My husband likes the coffee table -- it's so artistic!
The check in process is simple as Vicki provides us with very clear instructions. She also offers information of shops near the chalet. We were surprised by the late closing hours of the nearby Acland Street, which stands a lot of cafés, cake shops, pubs and groceries. What's more, we were never short of entertainment as Vicki's chalet enjoys close proximity to Luna Park and St Kilda Pier, in where you can spot little fairy penguins! Only a short taxi ride of about $10 you can set your foot in the colourful bathhouses of Brighton Beach. There are still many more that we haven't discovered. I wish I can stay in this place for a longer period next time! :)
Amazing. Five star everything. Beautifully appointed, just amazing. Comfortable, interestingly decorated and so clean. Park Hyatt eat your hat!
Our stay at the Chalet was perfect, we can't recommend Vicki's place in St Kilda enough! Close to the beach and a short stroll to the shops, bars and restaurants the location was perfect for exploring plus close to the trams for easy access to the city. The place was beautifully decorated, impeccably clean and very comfortable - the perfect home from home!
Checking in and out was super easy and Vicki was very helpful at responding to our queries - thank you Vicki for making our first air bnb experience so great! We hope to stay again in the future!
Wow this place has everything! It is exactly as the pictures show. Tidy and well laid out, convenient to everything and very clean. Vicki has thought of everything here, including kitchen utensils and appliances, books and DVDs and tea and coffee. The design of the place is really comfortable too and even gave us a few ideas for our own place. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a couples retreat. Thanks so much for having us Vicki!
We loved our stay here, and would definitely stay again! Vicki's Chalet was clean, comfortable and very hospitable. It is well positioned with only a short walk to St Kilda shops, cafes/restaurants, Luna Park, tram stations and train station. The bed was really comfortable. The directions and "key pick-up system" she has in place works incredibly well and is easy to follow and we had no troubles getting in and finding her place. Finally, all communication with Vicki was outstanding. She was incredibly organised and always replied promptly and to the point. Thanks Vicki!
Vicki's place is really lovely, it's as pretty as the pictures shown, if not better! The place is clean and very comfortable and all amenities are very well maintained or very new. We enjoyed the yard too, my 6 year old had a great time jumping & running outside. The myki cards were a bonus, we could just top up and use them. The location is perfect for exploring St Kilda. Lots of restaurants within walking distance, the Sunday market on St Kilda is a short stroll away.
Vicki's chalet was by far the best bnb-experience we had so far and we did severa all over Europe. We are a family of three with a 6year old and were absolutely thrilled to arrive in such a nice house after a 30 hour travel. The chalet is beautiful and cosy. It is well located in Melbourne in a very nice neighbourhood. The interior is very nicely decorated and all electrical equipment is very new and of a high standard. The chalet was very clean and Vicki even provided us with some food to survive the first day. Vicki was also ver helpful during the booking communication and responded very quickly to our questions during our stay. It was just perfect and we would like to come again!
What a beautiful place to stay. The cottage was up to a fantastic standard, it had everything Kym and I required. Close to St Kilda shops and restuarants. I would recommend Vicki's Chalet to one and all
This was my very first Airbnb stay and Vicki has set the bar high. Vicki was a dream to deal with and provided clear, concise and prompt instructions on how to access and use the property. The chalet is very well located, being close enough to walk to all the action of Acland and Fitzroy streets but just far enough away to be very private and quiet. It is also beautifully stylish, and very well equipped, even down to the lovely glassware from which we enjoyed our delicious champagne whilst taking some sun on the deck! Both the main bed and the fold out were so comfortable we didn't want to leave, one night was barely enough! I very much look forward to returning sometime soon and would highly recommend this property to anyone considering a visit to Melbourne.