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2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath


2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

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About this listing

Just moments away from St Kilda beach, bars and restaurants. A choice of transport at your door. Ony 15 mins train to the City. Enjoy a gourmet kitchen, dining area and sitting room. Your room is very comfy with fab futon, desk, robes.


Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $31 / night after the first guest
Security Deposit: $311
Weekly Discount: 8%

Description

The space

Enjoy your Melbourne holiday or business trip in a perfectly positioned St Kilda house – in Melbourne’s most sought-after locality.

The House:-
My house is a delightful Edwardian terrace, situated in a quiet street moments from the beach and Melbourne's best bars, restaurants and shopping strips.

Key Features Include:-
• Your own loft bedroom with double futon (brand new) and built in robes (accessed by ladder from kitchen/dining room)
• A cosy sitting room with open fireplace (cosy in winter), digital TV and stereo.
• An open plan kitchen and dining area (seats 8)
• Delightful sunny courtyard leading from dining area
• 1 bathroom (shared)
• Wireless internet
• Computer access
• Digital TV
• 2 x stereos (w/ ipod)
• Washing mach & dryer

The two separate living areas means you can enjoy some privacy even when I'm in the house too.

Your Host:-
A few pointers about me:
•In in my 40’s
•I run my own business consulting business (I’m pretty busy)
•I work hard – usually working or home early on weeknights
•I’m social from Thursday night onwards – love dinner, movies, bars, theatre etc etc
•I’m up early every morning for a 6am walk (don’t worry I won’t wake you).
•I’m passionate about St Kilda, Melbourne & Victoria
•I’m pretty easy going

You As My Guest:-
• You’ll be a professional traveller or business person (pref aged 28+)
• I’ll generally leave you to your own devices
• I worked many years for Melbourne/Victorian tourism so I can write the perfect travel itinerary to meet your needs – I may even play tour guide for you one day (all things permitting)
• I’ll just love welcoming you to my home and St Kilda

Guest access

Guest will have access to all parts of the house. I want you to feel completely at home as if it were your own.

Interaction with guests

It's completely up to you. I enjoy a conversation with guests in the evenings but I also respect your privacy. There are two living areas so you can have space to yourself or your welcome to share same room. I often spend an evening with guests cooking dinner, watching a dvd or having a chat over a glass of wine.

The neighborhood

St Kilda is Melbourne’s most sought-after area for travellers and locals alike. My house is easy walking distance from everything you could want including:

• A choice of world class beaches with amazing views (10mins walk)
• An eclectic, bohemian and cosmopolitan history & culture
• A wide selection of beach bars & cafes from fine dining to fish and chips
• Melbourne’s hippest bars/bistros including The Dog’s Bar, The George & Newmarket
• Melbourne’s best restaurants Di Stasio (Italian), Cicciolina (International), Circa (International) and Grossi Trattoria
• World famous bistros including The Bedolin Kitchen (Indian), Lau’s Family (Chinese) and Mr Wolf (international)
• Great pubs and/or live music including The Prince Bandroom, the Espy and the The Local
• Great theatres (Redstitch), amazing galleries (Acland Street Gallery), diverse cultural centres (Alliance Francaise)
• Australia’s best cake shops and funky boutiques in Acland Street
• Melbourne’s famous designer shopping strip – Chapel Street
• An abundance of food markets, farmers markets, art markets

Getting around

St Kilda is one of the best located suburbs in Melbourne. It is easy to get anywhere with many transport options.

• Train (5 mins walk) is 10mins from Melbourne CBD
• Train is 8 minutes from Richmond and the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground & Melbourne Park (home of the Australian Open)
• Tram (2 mins walk) is 20 mins from Melbourne CBD
• Tram (1 mins walk) is 5 mins from Chapel Street Shopping, Bars & Restaurants


House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)

No smoking in house - an ashtray is available in courtyard.
Please don't eat meals or food in the bedroom. There is a dining table where you're very welcome to eat your meals. Food can be stored in pantry or fridge.
No guests over night.
I try to refrain from plastic bags. I can provide you a shopping bag for your grocery shopping.
Please if possible refrain from late night showers - only because the shower is behind my bed and it'll wake me up.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Smoke detector

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

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Lee User Profile
April 2017
My third stay at Robynne's place. Will stay again.

Priyanka User Profile
March 2017
Nice stay.

Monika User Profile
January 2017
Robynne is a great host and had many good advices for my stay!

Lee User Profile
January 2017
My second stunt with Robynne. Will definitely book again.

Lee User Profile
December 2016
This is a great spot central to the beach the city and the SE suburbs. Everything you could need is at your doorstep, restaurants, bars and supermarkets. Robynne was great host and while she works from home we hardly crossed paths in the three weeks. Breakfast was out every day and allowed me to kick off the day with a coffee, fruit +++. Parking in this dead end street was tight on some days, but so long as you can reverse park, it won't be an issue. Being a loft bedroom, getting large suitcases up the ladder stairs could be a challenge, but overall this was a perfect spot for a single traveler. I'll book again.

Naveen Kumar User Profile
December 2016
It was great staying in Robynne s home. She is very helpful. Place is well connected. Lot of places near by to hang out.

Eva User Profile
November 2016
Robynne is a great host! Love staying with her. She has now become a good friend.

Melbourne, Australia · Joined in September 2011
Robynne User Profile

I'm a busy professional aged in my early 40's and running my own consulting business.

I love my work and I work pretty hard so I'm usually either going to work functions or keeping pretty quiet during the week - although I'm always up for a glass of wine. Over the weekend I am social - catching up with friends for dinner, drinks, movies or theatre. I often catch up with friends at one of our favourite local bars - The Dogs Bar.

I am well travelled and have spent a lot of time in France and Europe in particular. I generally like to stay for relatively long stays of at least a 2 weeks in any location so as I get a real sense of the place and its rhythm. I gravitate towards local bars, restaurants, galleries and parks when I travel. And as a rule I avoid tourist attractions because I think the heart of a place is in its people not in places where 1000s of other tourists flock.

In terms of other interests: I prefer arthouse and foreign language films. And I also love Australian film making - Aussies can be great story tellers. I love good literature. Some of my favourite writers include: Milan Kundera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Simone de Beauvoir, Tim Winton.

I'm passionate about music of all types - but mostly independent music. I love everything from Martha Wainwright, Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave, The Velvet Underground, Camille, Brian Eno, Philip Glass and many of Australia's amazing independent artists. Melbourne is blessed with a thriving live music culture.

I love meeting new people and learning about different cultures, philosophies and ways of life. I relish a good intelligent conversation. I speak French (moderately) and would welcome French speaking guests. I'll help you practise your English if you allow me to practise my French.

And like many St Kilda locals I am absolutely passionate about this area. And so I will love pointing you in the direction of our many great beaches, bars and restaurants. And on the odd occasion I might even join you.

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