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GERTRUDE STREET FITZROY - with its multitude of cafes, bars, pubs, boutiques, restaurants & art galleries you never need to leave Fitzroy!
But if for some reason you decide to, the city is a short, pretty stroll away or just jump on a tram at the end of our road and you're there in no time. Carlton is just on the other side of one park, Richmond on the other side of another park, so you can walk to the MCG, Rod Laver Arena, etc.
I have 2 rooms available - the other listing is http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/72576 -
and this listing is for our room on the ground floor of my large 3 level home just off the wonderful Gertrude Street.
This is an excellent spot for guests in Melbourne for a short time who want to live like a local. Or for those lucky folk who are moving to Melbourne (nice choice!) it's a great landing pad while you look for something permanent.
Located in between action-packed Brunswick and Smith Streets, this is a fantastic, diverse area full of great cafes, restaurants, wonderful local pubs, art galleries, parks, live music venues, decent architecture and the Melbourne Museum. The beloved #86 tram (our 'tramily') and #112 are just at the end of the road.
All only minutes walk away are:
CAFES - Sonido, De Clieu, Arcadia, Birdman, Enoteca, Rosamond, La Niche, Storm In A Teacup, Grub, etc...
PUBS - The Napier, The Union, Workers Club, Builders Arms, The Gertrude, Grace Darling etc...
BARS - Radio, Alia, YahYahs, Mr Wow's, Los Barbudos etc...
COCKTAIL BARS - The Everleigh, The Elk Room, Dirty Secrets, Black Pearl, etc...
RESTAURANTS - Moon Under Water, Belle's Diner, Anada, Ladro, Charcoal Lane, Cutler & Co etc...
VINTAGE STORES - Smith Street Bazaar, Vintage Garage, Nook, Used etc...
BOUTIQUES - Obus, Edgely, Akira, Left, NomD, Bruce, Signet Beaureau, Handsome, etc...
GALLERIES - 200 Gertrude, Dianne Tanzer, Seventh, Australian Galleries, Print Workshop, Charles Smith Galleries etc...
VINYL - Title Books & Records, The Searcher, Northside, etc
HAIR//TATOOS- Barbarella, Biba, Dr Follicles, Rosie & Claire, Cherry, Tattoo Magic, etc...
SPECIALTY STORES: Aesop, Crumpler Bags, Smart Alec, Books for Cooks, Spacecraft Design, Shop Sui, Rose Chong Costumes, Little Salon, Cottage Industry, Metal Couture, etc...
the list goes on ... and on....and on...
The house has all the mod cons mixed in with vintage collectables. And rare in Melbourne in that it is very light and bright.
Guests are welcome to help themselves to the kitchen on Level 2 which has organic breads & from our local Fatto A Mano organic bakery. If you want to cook there are organic oils etc to get you started and plenty of cupboard & fridge space.
Breakfast - help yourself to the organic breads, spreads, juices & fair-trade teas ... the coffee on our doorstep is too good to justify keeping coffee in the house (seriously, there is no coffee in the house). 'The Guardian' newspaper is delivered every Thursday and Melbourne's excellent 'The Saturday Paper' every weekend.
As I Airbnb a room on the top floor of the house too so you might see me, or other guests, in the kitchen or elsewhere on Level 2.
Your room has a super comfy queen bed, desk (wifi is throughout the house) and dvd player (help yourself to the dvds upstairs). You have your own private toilet next to your room and you & I share the bathroom down the hallway as my rooms are also on the ground floor.
*Please note that the queen bed is against the wall on one side***.
There is organic shampoo/conditioner/body wash in the bathrooms, please help yourself. Ladies, yes there is an excellent hairdryer, hot rollers etc.
FROM THE AIRPORT - I recommend "StarBus Airport Shuttle" - door to door service from 5am till 7pm, 7 days. Cut and paste StarBus Airport Shuttle into your search engine for more info. Or a taxi for approx $55 is the fastest.
Needless to say, I love it here, you will too!
Smoking: strictly outside-outside with the doors closed please :)
Your own bedroom & toilet, a share bathroom and laundry on level 1. Shared living areas, kitchen & balconies on level 2.
Interaction with Guests
This is a very independent set up. My rooms and other guest room are on level 1 but usually we are out enjoying Melbourne. I'm always contactable on my phone.
Diversity, cafes, boutiques, galleries, pubs, parks, restaurants, cocktail bars, music.
There is so much to offer in Fitzroy you could spend most of your time getting around on foot, but there is a tram at the end of the lane way that takes you straight into the city.
Other Things to Note
Oh Fitzroy, you are a treasure.
- Please call out 'hi!' or 'bye!' when you use the front door.
- Please ensure the front door is always locked.
- The records/player are just for my personal use.
- The wooden cabinet in the dining room, the alcohol and the kitchen cabinets with rubber bands on them are just for my personal use.
Really .. please sing out 'hi' when you walk in the door and 'bye' when you walk out of it ... it's nice to know who is or isn't around :)
Once again our stay at little George was amazing, Ramona was a perfect host, super helpful and welcoming. The house is the perfect base from which to explore the city, with loads of gorgeous shops and restaurants along Gertrude street. Highly recommended!
Perfect advice on how to find the house. Keys ready. What a place. The road outside would in some cities think you were lost but then open the door and wow. Hugely airy house with airbandb rooms on ground and top floors with a fantastic living space in between. amazingly well laid out. Fridge with a great variety of fantastic breads. Our hostess friendly and kept in touch. Would highly recommend staying.
Ramona's house is spacious, immaculate and full of carefully chosen objects and she shares almost all of it with her guests. She herself is helpful and enthusiastic. We very much enjoyed staying with her.
It's been a great experience to be in this lovely house, everything just in perfect , the flowers, trees, tips, cups and dishes, umbrellas, kind remindings , etc. Ramona is so elegant and considerable lady, missing her and the house right after our leaving .
ramona's house is the perfect place to stay in Melbourne
she gave us many advices and tips
and all are perfect
Beautiful house, amazing room and Ramona was extremely helpful and friendly. Would definitely recommend this fantastic room in fabulous Fitzroy!
Our stay at Ramona's place in Fitzroy was great. The place was clean and comfortable. Ramona was a wonderful host. She provided excellent directions to her place from the airport and had maps and brochures of Melbourne, waiting for us in our room. Ramona was very friendly and made us feel right at home the minute we arrived. It's only a short walk from Fitzroy to the CBD, but make sure you save some time for Fitzroy too. It's filled with a lot of cool, unique shops and cafes.
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Hi there. I'm originally from New Zealand but moved to Melbourne 14 years ago.
Like most people who arrive in this wonderful city we think we are going to move on, but as soon as we get here ... well, there are reasons no-one ever wants to leave! I was lucky enough to find this great house in the best part of Fitzroy so here I still am. I have a habit of collecting things hence all the vintage love around the house. Over the last decade+ I've shared my home with hundreds people from all around the world. Things I can't live without? Friends, freedom, Fitzroy... If you think my home sounds like your kind of pad I'd love to hear from you and know what brings you to Melbourne.