A spacious and comfortable apartment, in easy walk of the CBD, river, Crown, gardens, theatres and sporting stadiums. Or just take a tram from the stop directly outside our complex! It has everything you need including free parking and Wifi.
We would like to invite you to enjoy our lovely apartment, set in tranquil gardens, just a stroll across the river from Melbourne's exciting CBD.
Take a tram or wander through Melbourne's maze of laneways, crammed with interesting and funky shops and outdoor cafes, or just stroll around the area and enjoy the beauty of the city's architecture and gardens.
Our 2-bedroom apartment has everything you need for a truly enjoyable city retreat, including a solar heated outdoor pool, sparkling spa, mod-grass tennis court, a secure undercover car park and a tram stop practically on the doorstep.
All of Melbourne city's highlights are within an easy stroll, or short tram ride, including the theatres, shops, laneways, bars, restaurants, museums, MCG, Etihad Stadium, Melbourne Convention Centre, Crown Casino, Queen Victoria Market, China Town, the Yarra River and Royal Botanical Gardens to name just a few.
This cosy, self-contained 2-bedroom apartment in Southbank is one of 3 apartments that we have listed on airbnb, all located in one of Melbourne's most sought after apartment complexes. Its the perfect place to stay for those that want to make the most of Melbourne's many attractions or just to relax.
We think we have one of the nicest and more unique apartment complexes in Melbourne. It is a low rise complex set in an acre of landscape gardens, with grass to loll on, a gorgeous pool and spa to splash in, and a tennis court and small gym if you are feeling more active. It is more of a resort than an apartment complex.
The apartment is located up two short flights of stairs on the second level in a low-rise complex set around gardens. We only have four stories which gives it a much friendlier atmosphere, and there is a lot more interaction between residents.
The No.1 tram stops right outside our complex and takes you to the city in one direction and South Melbourne beach the other way. We are also surrounded by bike paths and have hire bikes just across the road if you want to be more active.
What you will get:
2 good size bedrooms - one with a queen size bed and the other with a queen and a single bed.
(There is also a single fold out bed if needed).
Use of the recreational facilities e.g. solar heated pool, spa, tennis court (just ask us for racquets and balls if you want a hit) etc.
Use of the fully equipped kitchen and BBQ,
Linen, towels, crockery and cutlery, oven/stove, microwave, washing machine, fridge provided.
Heaters and fans
One bathroom with combined bath and shower
A separate toilet
Front balcony overlooking the tennis court and gardens
Tram stop directly outside the apartment complex
Flinders Street train station (Melbourne's metropolitan station) just a short walk away
Hire bikes just across the road
Mini supermarkets, noodle shop, pizza and Italian restaurant only 200 metres away
Eclectic South Melbourne Market and Clarendon Street just up the road.
In the area:
Our apartment is located in the heart of the 'arts precinct', a short walk from the river, Southgate, the Arts Centre, National Gallery, Crown Entertainment, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, DFO and Docklands, with a huge range of great restaurants, bars and shops to choose from.
We could go on an on... but will refrain ourselves! If you would like more info just send us an email via airbnb. But if you are interested we would suggest that you get in quick as accommodation in this complex tends to get booked out early. :-)
Looking forward to meeting you soon.
Cheers Bronnie and Neil
NOTE: While this is a great place to enjoy the best of Melbourne it is not a party place. The body corporate is very strict on late night parties and noise and fines are issued if security has to be called out.
It is a family friendly place and we are looking for considerate people who will be respectful of the apartment, neighbours, facilities, and body corporate rules.
Just a couple of simple house rules:
No loud noise or parties
No smoking inside
No additional guests without checking with the hosts
Apartment to be clean and tidy when you leave
Respect the other people who share the complex and adhere to body corporate rules i.e. no alcohol, glass, or smoking in pool, gym, spa or tennis court areas,
no laundry on the front balcony, abide by noise restrictions etc. (for extreme breaches of body corporate rules security may be called out and charged to offenders)
We stayed in Bronnie and Neil's apartment for three nights and found it perfect for our purposes. It is well located, only a 10 minute walk to Federation Square and the centre of Melbourne. There were 6 of us staying and we all were comfortably accommodated. Neil and Bronnie were very welcoming, took time to chat about what to do and how best to get around Melbounre and were very easy to communicate with in the booking process. We would certainly be very happy to stay here again on any future visits! Thanks Bronnie and Neil!
Neil greeted us and was very friendly. We were late to arrive due to lost luggage but he worked around us and helped us with our luggage up the stairs into the apartment. (Note: there is no lift.) The stair wells were not clean and had a constant smell of old curry during our stay. Unfortunately the apartment was also not properly cleaned and stank of vomit when we arrived. The windows were open to try get rid of the smell but all it needed was a good clean. We called Neil back to request a refund so that we could go to a hotel. As this was apparently not possible they offered to come back to vacuum and clean which they did for half an hour. They also taped up a broken plug point in the bathroom which was the perfect height for our kids to put their fingers in (not safe). My wife spent 2 hours cleaning the surfaces of the apartment with bleach. I unloaded a can of Oust. Their was also no dishwashing liquid (we bought our own) as a result all the dishes in the cupboard needed to be washed again before we used them. After this the apartment was livable. The bedding was clean and comfortable. They have a trundle bed which was fantastic for our 2 year old. The bedroom windows do face an office block which means a dark room is not possible even with the blinds down due to the lights outside the office (we lived with it by pushing the heater against the blind to try remove the light gap.) The apartment is brilliantly located (walking distance to the city and sports precinct) and a great size. For its city location it was also relatively quiet and peaceful. The complex tennis court, swimming pool & gym are fantastic! Neil and Bronnie seem like lovely people. If some time and effort was put into ensuring the apartment and stairwell are clean this place would be hard to beat. (I realise the stairwell is a body corporate issue.) I am sure Neil & Bronnie will learn from this experience and things will be better in the future for their next guests. We just unfortunately had a rough start. I have given a 3 star due to the issues experienced. If these were fixed it would be a 4/5 star.
This was an excellent apartment in a great location. Neil was extremely helpful with great suggestions on things to do both within and outside the city (great tip to hike in the Grampians!). He even offered up his tennis rackets. Thanks for the wonderful stay and we will stay here again upon our return to Melbourne (didn't stay long enough!).
Thanks Neil and Bronnie, What an awesome location. We where close to everything we needed and the resort style pool and tennis court where great. we will be back on our next family trip to Melbourne.
We had a wonderful time at Bonnie and Neil's place. As we arrived early, Neil was kind enough to let us put our bags in the apartment so we could go exploring while he cleaned it for us. We were happy with everything! The location was great! The pool was awesome! We'd definitely come back. Thank you!
Communication with Bronnie and Neil was clear and very prompt. We flew in very late and were able to find the location easily and get access quickly at 1am !
It was great that there was coffee, fresh milk and some cereals available as we were famished !
The kitchen was very well equipped including a 'lunchbox' that was very useful for day trips
The living areas in the apartment are spacious and the balcony gets the morning sun. Lovely for brekkie !
The 2 double bedrooms are on the small side but more than adequate -the bed was very comfortable, the bathroom was clean and the shower had good water pressure
It is inner-city living so you will hear doors closing occasionally and day to day neighborly noises - however the apartment is in a great central location. Walkable to Southbank restaurants and melbourne suburbs are an easy tram ride away.
We would certainly consider staying again
Bronnie & Neil were great hosts. Very accommodating for all of our requirements (we hired 2 apartments) and fantastic with communication.
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Hi from Bronnie and Neil. We love our city and sharing it with others. We're pretty easy going, and love getting out and about exploring different places. We are both keen travellers and have done our fair share of it in Australia and overseas - whether backpacking, camping, or the occasional splurge on 5-star resorts! You wouldn't call us 'party animals', but we do like socilaising and meeting people. We enjoy a wide variety of interests, love the movies, eating out, popping down to the beach on our scooter or pushbikes, and enjoying the many exciting sporting events and festivals that Melbourne has to offer.
As well our a private room in our own apartment we have three other entire apartments that can be booked on airbnb as well as another private room in a cosy apartment in South Yarra. You can view them by clicking the View Full Profile link below and clicking on the listings on the left hand side of the page.
We think airbnb is a great way to travel and we really enjoy being airbnb hosts as we get to meet so many wonderful people from all parts of the world. We are more than happy to help you out as much as we can to make sure you have a great stay in Melbourne, including playing tour guide if schedules suit :-) We hope to meet you soon!