About This Listing
A unique, modern apartment with ultra high ceilings. With a bedroom and loft, the fully equipped apartment can sleep up to 4.
Walk to Melbourne's main attractions, or relax at home. The building contains its own shops, including a supermarket.
We're offering our entire heritage listed former beer brewery apartment for your short or long stay in Melbourne.
The apartment is two floors. Downstairs is a kitchen and dining area, with a separated bedroom and bathroom. Upstairs can be used as a generous second bedroom or large living area—or both.
The kitchen is well equipped, so you're likely to have everything you need to feed yourself during the stay. There's a Nespresso-like coffee maker, and we'll provide some coffee capsules.
This apartment is in a quiet location only a short work or shorter tram ride to the Melbourne CBD and other main attractions. Fitzroy, busting with cafes and restaurants is only a 5 minute walk. You'll be spoilt for choice for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The building complex itself also has great amenities including a tasty cafe, pizzeria, supermarket, wine bar, hairdresser and fish & chips shop (arguably the best fish and chips in Melbourne). There is also a seriously great wine bar here.
There are trams and buses to take you around the city right in front of the apartment.
It's easy to get here from the Airport via the Skybus, with a hotel transfer.
• Melbourne CBD: very nice 15 minute walk through the park, 8 minutes by tram or bus which stop outside front door
• trendy Smith Street and Brunswick street in Fitzroy: less than 10 minute walk.
• little Saigon, filled with Vietnamese restaurants : less than a 10 minute walk. Pho for $8 :)
• Melbourne Cricket Ground: 10 minute walk through very beautiful, historic neighbourhood. If you're coming for an event at the G, this is definitely the right place for you.
• Melbourne Park for the tennis and other sporting venues: 20 minute walk.
• quaint and quiet streets of East Melbourne with very old an beautiful Victorian houses (just open the front door!)
You will be sleeping on a brand name queen size mattress which can comfortably sleep two people.
The loft has a sofa, a Samsung HD LCD TV and sofa for chillaxing. There's an air mattress we can set up for extra guests to sleep in the loft. It's very comfortable. Just give us a heads-up if you'll be needing it.
We hope these will help make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
Prices are discounted for stays longer than a week, and discounted again for stays longer than one month. No need to ask.
We look forward to seeing you here :)
The entire apartment: bedroom, bathroom, loft and kitchen.
We generally do not give a mailbox key, but if you are expectin(website hidden), let us know.
Interaction with Guests
We live just across the road and are generally available to meet guests or pop in to say hi. However, we err on the site of letting you enjoy the space.
We often leave the keys for pickup for easy check-in when Summer and I working.
However, should you require anything, including some information, we can usually respond very quickly.
East Melbourne is one of the most exclusive neighbourhoods in all of Australia. It's mostly park area, with plenty of beautiful mansions from the Victorian era.
It's adjacent to many of Melbourne's attractions. To the West, Melbourne's CBD. To the north, trendy Fitzroy and Collingwood. To the east, the Vietnamese area, with great pho. And to the south, the MCG and Melbourne Park (home to the Australian Open).
There is a tram stop about 20 meters from the front door of the apartment which takes you into the city or, in the other direction, to Richmond for Pho or Ikea. There is also a bus stop 10 meters away with buses that run into the city a bit more frequently than the tram.
We do not recommend that our guests rent a car for exploring Melbourne, but a car would be useful for a day trip to the wineries or Great Ocean Road. Parking it at your expense, but there is paid parking available in the building.
We'd be happy to provide instructions on public transportation.
Leave no trace. That means we expect you to clean—including vacuuming—if necessary.
• No extra guests without letting the hosts know and agreeing in advance. Extra guests usually incur an extra nightly.
• Shoes off in the apartment at all times.
• No smoking in the apartment.
• Please keep the noise down after 11. The building is monitored by security guards and loud noise often results in a fine (which I will pass on to you).
• When you check out, lock up and leave the key in letterbox. Take ALL your stuff including food, toiletries, recycling, rubbish, and plastic bags. Everything you forget will be donated, recycled or disposed of. We may charge you to remove rubbish and we will certainly mention it in our review.
• Never leave your stuff in the hallways.
• Don't leave the heater or lights on when you're not home. That's a waste and waste is so bad.
• Don't use the washing machine or dryer without asking.
• Don't hang your wet clothes anywhere except provided drying rack.
• When you leave, lock the door from the outside.
• Please don't use the "very high light" (AKA the "forbidden light") unless absolutely necessary. It would (no joke) actually require several people to change it.
• Keep front door closed while cooking. Smoke can set up the building fire alarm and hefty fines apply.
Please note that by making any booking you are responsible for all Covered Losses as required by AirBnB's host guarantee. Further, you will have an express obligation to pay us (the hosts) for damages or losses caused by you during you stay.
East Melbourne is a lovely suburb and this apartment is spacious, quiet and a well-located space to stay. It worked well for my sister and I as there are two bedrooms (the second bedroom is a mezzanine-level, open plan room, which also houses the TV/sofa). We had a nice amount of space for two people. Good value. It's handy having the IGA supermarket below. Thanks Scott and Summer. :-)
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this great apartment. The location is ideal, and the hosts were in constant communication to make sure we were looked after. Great place for couples.
This was a great apartment to stay in for the weekend. Super cool and comfortable in a convenient location (walking distance to the MCG where we were going). There is an IGA right downstairs and plenty of public transport closeby. Scott was lovely and eager to help out in anyway. The coffee was very much appreciated too!
The apartment was just as described. Scott and Summer gave us clear instructions for finding the key and managing everything in the apartment. They also came over the first night to meet us and be sure we were finding everything we needed, offered us tips for things to see and do and made us feel welcome. The apartment was clean, comfortable and extremely well-located for us; the tram stop is right in front of the building. It was also great to have coffee, milk, etc. provided.
We recently spent two nights at this gorgeous apartment right in the centre of East Melbourne. Scott and Summer were wonderful hosts and made the booking process very easy. They have a lovely place (that staircase is amazing!!) and I recommend it for anyone visiting for a weekend or even longer.
We did not actually meet Scott and Summer but they sent clear instructions on how to pick up the key to the apartment. The apartment was clean, modern and well equipped, suitable for the 2 days we were in Melbourne.
Scott & Summer were very welcoming to a first time Melbourne visitor. I arrived in the middle of a heat wave and because the apartment doesn't have AC (installation to be scheduled), they offered to let me stay at their place for the first night until it cooled down. I made do, and it was warm but the fans they provided helped a great deal. After the first night I was really able to enjoy the place to its full extent. The space is unique, the building is well known, and very comfortable and convenient. There is a grocery store right downstairs to load up on supplies. Tram and bus right across the street to take you into the CBD or elsewhere.
I enjoyed my stay and would stay here again on my next trip to Melbourne.
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About the Host, Scott & Summer
I'm a 32 year-old MBA graduate originally from the US, but I went to university in Canada before settling in Melbourne, where I've lived for about 10 years.
I live with my partner who is Chinese-Belgian (we met on university exchange). Between us, we speak quite a few languages including Mandarin, French, and English.
Scott et moi nous nous sommes rencontrés il y a 4 ans en Erasmus. Scott est Américain-Australien et je suis Belgo-Chinoise. Nous vivons ensemble depuis plus ou moins 2 ans dans la belle ville de Melbourne! Nous adorons voyager, faire des rencontres et nous ne disons jamais non pour un bon resto. A la maison, c'est l'anglais qui prime, mais je parle également le français, le chinois mandarin et en tant que bon Belge, j'essaie de ne pas oublier mon flamand :)
Located in the same building complex as my apartment, it features some of the best fish chips in Melbourne, plus friendly staff. I watch them furiously clean the place every night; very clean!Victoria Parade East Melbourne VIC 3002
A wine bar downstairs. We had a guest stay with us for the sole purpose of being able to go to the wine bar downstairs. Its a good one.Victoria Parade Melbourne VIC 3002
Our favorite Thursday steak night place. Makes great pizzas too!Victoria Parade Collingwood VIC 3066
A more upscale place to eat or have some wine. The service is really good.Clarendon St East Melbourne VIC 3002
Located on a fantastic street of converted factories and featuring top-notch coffee and brunch. Once saw Jamie Oliver here chatting to staff and diners.Oxford Street Collingwood VIC 3066
Great atmosphere in this restaurant/bar. Can get busy on weekends but worth a visit for a casual beer or mid-market dinner. One of our favourite places.3 Fitzroy VIC 3065
This is one of our favourite up-market places to eat. Dinner costs about $70 per person for 3 or 4 courses.Greeves St Fitzroy VIC 3065
Classy wine bar with a good food menu (the schnitzel is delicious). A pleasant walk from my place, or take any Victoria Parade bus to Spring street.Spring Street Melbourne VIC 3000
Modelled after the one in Fremantle, West Australia, a great place for both casual dining and casual drinking.Brunswick St Fitzroy Victoria 3065
Dont pay ridiculous prices for a view of the city from Rialto or Eureka! This lounge on the 35th floor has great views of and is free. Be sure to check out the view from the bathrooms.Melbourne VIC 3000
Our favourite furniture store in the world. If you like my dining table…well thats pretty much the cheapest thing you can buy here. Hand-crafted wooden furniture made on premises.Johnston Street Fitzroy VIC 3065
One of my favourite cocktail lounges in the city. For something different, try a cocktail made with New Zealand feijoa-infused vodka.Waratah Place Melbourne VIC 3000
A longer walk than most places, but scenically along the Yarra. All you can eat vegetarian food with a pay-what-feel price. Includes coffee. Filled with hipsters, yuppies and backpackers alike.St Heliers Street Abbotsford VIC 3067
Slightly away from the hustle and lower quality food of Lygon Street is this gem of a pizzeria. Not cheap by pizza standards, but the buffalo mozzarella is yummy.Drummond St Carlton VIC 3053
Hidden in plain sight on Lygon Street, features a good seasonal cocktail menu and is surprisingly easy to find a place to sit in.Lygon Street Carlton VIC 3053
Local cinema with mostly independent or international films. DOC + Brunneti + Nova = a great night out in Carlton.Lygon Street Carlton VIC 3053
While traditional book stores struggle, Melbournes independent darling, Readings, does well. The Borders across the road is now in the dustbin of history.Lygon Street Carlton VIC 3053
If youre relocating to Melbourne, youll almost certainly need a trip to Ikea. Melbournes Ikea is just a short tram ride from our place, and free coffee with the Ikea Family card (also free).Victoria Street Richmond VIC 3121
Dont take a day trip to Phillip to see the penguins. There is a small penguin colony in St Kilda thats free and a short tram ride away. Take the 112 tram from Victoria parade all the way there.Pier Road St Kilda VIC 3182
Seriously the best coffee in a city full is great coffee. They also have a large selection of beans and brewing equipment to take home (I recommend the Aeropress).109