Fabulous Fitzroy, Gorgeous Gertrude

House - Private room · Little George St, Fitzroy, VIC 3065, Australia
Your host, Ramona
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The Space

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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.

Hi there,

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!

Cheers, Ramona.

Smoking: strictly outside-outside with the doors closed please :)

Guest Access

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.

The Neighborhood

Diversity, cafes, boutiques, galleries, pubs, parks, restaurants, cocktail bars, music.

Getting around

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.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Monthly Price: $1741 /month
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Ramona was very welcoming and had plenty of tips and suggestions for me. Love the décor in her home - love all the upcycled pieces. Bed was very comfy and my room was great - the maps and other bits of information about the local shops and cafes were very useful. And Fitzroy is great! Excellent location. All in all a great weekend. Thanks Ramona!

    June 2014
  • Ramona's Airbnb is really lovely and she's a great host! It's perfectly located in Fitzroy and it was just a pleasure to stay at her place. We especially loved the common areas and the breakfast breads - so good! Would definitely recommend it to everyone and would consider going back on my next trip to Melbourne:)

    June 2014
  • We really enjoyed our stay at Ramona's lovely house. It is beautifully styled with so much character and is in a very lively area with awesome restaurants, cafes and eclectic designer shops. It is pretty walkable to the city centre and there is a tram just down the main street that can take you there as well.

    The room itself was warm through the two winter nights and the bed is extremely comfy. The yummy organic breads for brekkie are a great plus. Ramona was great with communication giving us detailed instructions on getting there and kindly sent me some nice recommendations for places to see and eat as I didn't have time to research in advance. The guest's comfort is really considered and I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

    June 2014
  • We have just had a great weekend in Melbourne staying with Ramona . Fitzroy is definitely one of the more interesting places in Melbourne with lots going on, great cafés, shops, restaurants, community street stalls....but Ramona's home is a quiet comfortable haven. We will have to return to be able to use all her cafe and restaurant tips. Friendly, comfortable, helpful and a great location, everything that you could want. We will recommend staying with Ramona to our friends.

    June 2014
  • Wow!! would be how I describe our experience at Ramona's place!! Her house is so unique with beautiful vintage decorations, very clean and tidy. The room itself was lovely, with flowers and lovely little welcome gift! Bed was super comfortable. Shower was the best!! Breakfast was superb,with delicious breads, juice, tea and CAKE!! We were there for two nights and felt totally at home. Fitzroy is a great area to stay in Melbourne, so many restaurants and cocktail bars just a short walk away. We had a wonderful time. Ramona is a lovely host. She is very friendly, warm, welcoming and helpful..

    Ramona....thanks for sharing your beautiful place with us!

    June 2014
  • Another wonderful stay at Little George. Welcome chocolates, a pretty vase of flowers and ready to use Myki cards are a little touches but a good example of what a welcoming and thoughtful host Ramona is. She'll leave you to your own device as much as you like, but is a wealth of local knowledge, especially when it comes to the best pubs. The house itself is immaculate, light and beautifully styled. The bed is comfortable and shower nice and hot. Location wise, there is so much on your doorstep and the CBD is a short tram ride or medium walk away. This was our 2nd visit and we'll be back for a 3rd.

    May 2014
  • Ramona was a perfect host! Her place is gorgeous. A perfect mix of old (vintage wares) and new (clean architectural lines), just like the fabulous Fitzroy neighborhood. I felt very comfortable and welcome. The place was spotless, warm and cozy. Breakfast was delicious too! The location is fantastic, so close to everything –  amazing food, bars, and shopping, and, a short stroll or a quick tram ride into the city.

    I'd love to stay again!!!

    May 2014
  • This was a lovely place in a great location with a lovely host. Ramona made me feel quite at home and gave me lots of advice about the area. Would definitely recommend staying here.

    May 2014
  • Ramona is a friendly, helpful and professional host. Her place is tastefully decorated, very clean and tidy. Very good location, quiet and safe. The downstairs room is a bit small for two people staying more than a couple of days and didn't get much natural light. We would love to come back in summer temperatures and stay in the upstairs accommodation.

    May 2014
    Response from Ramona:

    Hi Abbi, sorry you felt that way about the room. I know you spent a lot of time indoors during the day and it's a shame you didn't spend it upstairs with the high ceilings and huge balconies with the sun constantly streaming in!
    I hope you both have a terrific 2014 with your new adventures and setting up your house to be an Airbnb host. Very best from Melbourne, Ramona :)

    May 2014
  • Romona was fabulous to deal with. Communication was a breeze and the place was fabulous! Thank you for your hospitality and care.

    April 2014
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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.
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