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front entrance: lots of plants :)welcoming and protective 
front gate with shared entrance.
Private room in townhouse

Hidden Gem.

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Christopher

Hidden Gem.

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
HOME HIGHLIGHTS
Self check-inEasily check yourself in with the lockbox.
Sparkling clean11 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

A quiet, ground floor bedroom designed for those who appreciate a good sleep in. Soft charcoal carpet, pure white walls - a simple aesthetic creates a calm space.

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Wifi
Kitchen
Dryer
Hangers
Hair dryer

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules

Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 12PM (noon) - 6PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with lockbox

Availability

31 Reviews

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Ryan User Profile
Ryan
August 2018
I had such a wonderful time staying with Christopher. His unit comes with all the standard amenities that you’d expect with great little design touches. The unit comes with a lot of privacy being in the bottom floor, however, the funky, artsy secondly floor also makes for a great…
Jessie User Profile
Jessie
April 2018
Hidden Gem was a home away from home for my partner and I, and we highly recommend anyone planning a trip to Melbourne to check it out! The place was the perfect combination of comfort and luxe, and the location was ridiculously convenient (supermarkets, cafes, restaurants and tr…
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Response from Christopher:
Thank you Jessie - happy to know Melbourne and the Hidden Gem have been a perfect place for your needs :) Your group was an absolute pleasure to have as guests. Looking forwards to seeing you again when you're back in town. Safe travels!
April 2018
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Payal
March 2018
I really wanted to love this place because Chris seemed so nice and friendly when I requested the booking, but in the end, I left a day early because it was so uncomfortable and not worth the money. First the good: - Easy check in and good communication - Nice design elements …
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Response from Christopher:
Thank you for writing review! I value genuine, *honest* feedback. “Faucet and shower were not really working. Made the bathroom/shower frustrating to use.” Firstly, shower works perfectly fine. However, bathroom tap was found to be dripping. We immediately rectified this situation by sending a plumber over to fix the dripping tap, same day! Guest checked in Friday evening; surprised to receive message on Sunday afternoon saying: “Just tried out the shower for the first time” that day! Can anyone take such comments seriously? “Listed amenities such as Aesop soaps were empty, so I had to go buy my own soap.” Hmm - Aesop was running low, though plenty of spare shampoo, conditioner and ‘L’Occitane’ shower gel were all in bathroom shelf - perhaps Payal failed to see open shelf next to sink? I’m not sure how to manage expectations when suitable amenities - perhaps not same brand - are already provided? “Bed was super itchy - not sure if it was the linens or bugs. Made for some nights with little sleep.” Strange? Bed is a brand-new TEMPUR mattress on new solid timber IKEA base (no longer in production - actually collectable.) Only thing that may have irritated Payal - washing detergents? Possibly a vegan reaction? We’ll immediately change laundry detergents & softeners to a hypoallergenic type! No previous Airbnb guests have made any such comments previously: I look again to your comments in Sunday’s message. “The room was not clean: dusty carpets and trash remaining from a previous guest.” Really? Space was cleaned thoroughly, left SPOTLESS after previous guest. Katerine cleaned again on Friday on her usual run through the whole house, though obviously missed one of the small side bins - should I sack her for this? “The room gets super noisy - you can hear all the street noise as people walk past at night.” Our prime ‘inner city’ location includes easy access to bars, restaurants, cafes, humans. Having stated the obvious, that’s still a *big* surprise to hear - perhaps Payal left the two large windows wide open, and the heavy velvet insulating curtains open too? “Additionally, the wooden floors above don't have any insulation, so it sounds like someone is about to fall thru the ceiling while you're sleeping.” My goodness, the floors are now falling through! Are you sure Payal checked for insulation between the floors? Did Payal remove plasterboard ceiling to check? If you did- love to see pictures - not sure ripping floors & ceilings open permitted on AirBnb? Building constructed in 1997: solid tilt-slab concrete walls- solid timber floors. Glad to post architectural plans & details! “Like I said, Chris and Grant were both great, but in the end I left early because I didn't want to pay to be uncomfortable on my holiday. I think the issues listed above can be improved with a bit of effort on their part.” Thanks Payal for bringing my attention to super valuable lessons & some questions - perhaps, vegan fundamentalism has no place in our world? Just a thought next time someone introduces themselves as such. Namaste!
March 2018
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Aisha
December 2016
Chris is amazing! His place is clean and he's super friendly. He wasn't around much, but great conversation when he was. He let me borrow his phone when my service company gave me connection issues and kept offering me food. He answered any questions I had and did everything he c…
Nathalie User Profile
Nathalie
July 2018
Had a lovely stay at Christophers place!! Great location, very lovely and accomodating host and the room was lush- clean, nicely decorated and private. Really enjoyed my time and will deffo be coming back!
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Matt
June 2018
Chris’s place could not be better located or more beautifully decorated. Staying here was easy and enjoyable, I’d highly recommend it!
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Response from Christopher:
Matt was a perfect guest! Thanks for staying in the Hidden Gem. See you next time!
June 2018
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Rick
May 2018
Chris is a great host and his house is the perfect space and in the perfect location for some one visiting Melbourne. I'll have no hesitation in choosing Chris's place for a future visit to the city.

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Melbourne, AustraliaJoined in October 2012
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Hello! I was born and bred in Melbourne, Australia, a design savvy city, which I guess turned me into a designer. I run my own business in designing and building architectural lighting, and have a small team that I manage. Every day we create heirloom quality lighting for …
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