About This Listing
Our apartment is located on top of a shop on Smith St amongst the many cafes, organic shops, amazing restaurants, fashion shops, galleries, bars, pubs, yoga studios, book shops & vintage shops.
The apartment is an older style apartment with lots of charm. Perfect if you want to live like a local!
The room has morning sun and light and is spacious.
We have many books for you to read and if you wish you can project a film on the large wall in your bedroom and have a night in!
Please note you do not have to climb the ladder to access your room. The ladder is in the kitchen and goes up into an attic.
The kitchen has gas cooking allowing you to buy fresh produce to cook.
There is also a gorgeous little garden to relax in if you’re in need of a little bit of nature.
We have an outside toilet and an outside bathroom overlooking the garden. The bathroom is warm and heated in winter. There are also laundry facilities if you need to wash clothing etc.
There is also free Wi-Fi in the apartment and access to make free local and national calls.
If you are hiring a car or have a car we can provide you with a visitor-parking permit
We try to explore ways to reduce, reuse and recycle as much as possible, thus our house has been furnished with mostly retro/recycled items. If you are wanting a place that is shiny and new this is not the place for you! We offer simple accommodation!
Please take note that we will not take bookings with no profile, profile picture or verifications. We would like to know who will be staying in our home.
We look forward to meeting you.
Silvana & Tim
- Tea, coffee, spreads etc...
- Projector to use in your room.
Interaction with Guests
Little interaction as we have busy schedules.
We are usually home in the evenings and sometimes during the day.
Our home is right outside many cafes, restaurants, organic shops, designer shops, yoga studios, supermarket..everything you need is only meters away.
Our home is a minute away from trams and buses. We live close to the city, you can walk.
Other Things to Note
Please note we do not accept 1 night bookings on the weekend.
No smoking in the house. Thanks!
Please be environmentally aware.
We like to think that guests have mutual respect for our belongings.
There are plenty of books you can read, just put them back when you finish!
If coming in late at night please try to be quiet on the staircase and shut doors gently!
Lock doors and windows when leaving the place.
You are welcome to use the kitchen, please clean after yourself.
Treat our home like your own.
Relax and Enjoy!
Lovely place. Perfect location, comforty bed, and welcoming hosts - we felt right at home. And although our schedules meant we didn't cross paths often, Silvana is the type of person you want to spend more time hanging out with. A big thank you from Irene and I.
A thoroughly enjoyable and comfortable inner suburban Melbourne pad. The right mix of convenience, privacy and hip! Oh and don't forget the excellent library in the room!
Absolutely lovely home and host! Thank you for having us, can't wait to come back to Melbourne and stay here again
Silvana made us feel very welcome: she was there to greet us and made sure we had everything we needed including information on local haunts. We had the biggest room in this cute place. It was real Fitzroy, arty, generous, full of life. We were very happy to find such a great collection of books to read and could have spent our whole time reading in bed! Thanks for such a wonderful experience, Silvana.
We stayed with Silvana and Tim during the Formula 1 weekend and we were not disappointed. The Smith Street location in Fitzroy is absolutely fantastic and their hospitality was great. The flat is a quirky (in a good way), yet very comfortable and clean space where we could relax as if we were chilling out in our own home.
This was the first time that we have booked a room in a house, rather than an "entire place", but we loved the experience. They were great hosts and in fact, with their busy work schedule and our busy tourist one, we didn't see each other every day. When we did, however, it was always very friendly and nice to catch up and get tips on the best things to do in the city.
Our overnight coach arrived in the city very early, so we were very grateful to be able to check in early. All in all, a fantastic stay. We would recommend staying here to anyone. If you do, you have to try the famous ice cream shop a few doors down!
About the Host, Silvana
We are two artists living in a great apartment in the hub of Fitzroy, Melbourne. We love film, food, music and also enjoy going to see performances and art or driving in the country.
We love meeting new people and are happy to share our amazing place with others. Our home is on top of a shop surrounded by great cafes, restaurants, vintage shops and galleries, yoga classes etc. Our place is in a great location in Fitzroy. It's quite a unique place with a lot of character. If you are looking for squeaky new place with brand new fixtures this is NOT the place for you!
It's more like a farmhouse in the city. It's also in the best location too!
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