About This Listing
My comfortable apartment, 4kms to the city is on a quiet street, across the road from a golf course and one block from Princes Park with its running track. Enjoy a well equipped kitchen, laundry facilities and easy access to tram and trains.
Located in a quiet, central part of inner Melbourne, this modern apartment is the perfect place to explore everything the city has to offer.
Set in a contemporary building, I welcome you to share this large apartment with me and a very affectionate cat. It is located in a quiet area but is close to the central city district. It is surrounded by parklands (Royal Park and Princes Park). The apartment features floor to ceiling windows, providing sensational views over Melbourne.
Your room has floor-to-ceiling windows. It is a cheery and bright room. It has its own private balcony.
It comes with a large bathroom for your exclusive use. Wardrobe space is available.
Included in the price are:
Use of the house facilities (kitchen, laundry)
Fresh linen and towels.
Secure underground car park
Air-conditioning or heating
A simple breakfast
High speed wi-(website hidden), radio and
A piano, for those of you musically inclined!
Make yourself at home in either of the two common living areas and the kitchen. Use the laundry if you need.
It would be great if you could provide some information about yourself when requesting a booking. It's good to know a little about you so I can tailor your stay to best meet your needs.
You will need to share with a very affectionate cat!
I look forward to meeting you!
I am flexible to fit in with guests' needs as best I can..
The building is fully secure. Access is by swiper. Swiper replacement, in case it is lost, is $50.
Interaction with Guests
I can help out as much or as little as you need.
Parkville is a quiet and tranquil oasis, 4 kms from the Melbourne Central Business District CBD). Renowned for its world class university and hospitals, what people also discover are its beautiful parklands, its fantastic collection of Victorian homes, its fantastic access to public transport (train and tram) which can take you in and out of the city quickly, and its proximity to other bustling areas such as Brunswick, the new cool and funky area of inner Melbourne., and Carlton, the italian centre with its pizzerias, stylish clothes stores, cinema and bookstores.
The apartment is perfectly located for you to enjoy and explore the abundant restaurants, bars, pubs, art galleries, bookshops, theatre, musical venues and shopping. For those of you who enjoy walking, the CBD, Zoo, Victoria Market and Carlton can be reached on foot, otherwise the Route 19 tram is just around the corner. This Route runs along Elizabeth Street into the city or can take you into the heart of Brunswick. Trams are frequent and our stop is number 17.
The Upfield train line is also close by (Royal Park station). This takes you directly to Southern Cross station to link to the airport skybus or to attractions such as Puffing Billy (Belgrave line link).
Making your way around Melbourne arent difficult when you stay here.
Other Things to Note
This is a quiet building in a tranquil parkland setting. Its difficult to imagine you are in a big city!
No Smoking. No additional guests unless cleared beforehand. Guests need to be respectful of others - not throwing objects from the balconies or making excessive noise so as to cause a nuisance.
What a wonderful time we had staying with Gloria and Binoche. I knew from our first communications that this stay was to be very special and so it proved. Gloria is a delightful host and well supported by her very special feline friend. Thank you so much Gloria for a very special stay. We look forward to seeing you again sometime.
I have stayed with Gloria a few times now and hopefully that says it all. She is a caring hostess who takes the time to find out who you are wand what she can do to taylor your visit with her. The location is sensational. As I am studying in an intensive course in Melbourne and accommodation has been tricky with my relatives, this has ben the best alternative.
Gloria was so welcoming and friendly. The room was clean and had a nice bed. We had our own private bathroom close to our room. I would highly recommend this place to others.
Excellent, highly recommended! The place is great and very clean. Really nice views as well. Gloria is THE BEST host you can find in Brunswick, if not all of Victoria. Extremely welcoming and helpful! Just can't recommend it enough.
About the Host, Gloria
Professional. Enjoy theatre, music, reading, cycling, walking AND travelling - anywhere off the beaten track. Favourite travel destinations are Norway and Spain.
I travel light and really enjoy staying with people, rather than impersonal hotels. I want to experience the day-to-day life of where I go, learn tips from the locals on what to do, where to go ... and generally, blend in and live like a local.
As a host, I am friendly, open and very much enjoy getting to know people, who they are, what they do and sharing life's experiences.
Fluent in italian, happy to provide italian conversation classes for those of you interested in brushing up on your language skills!!!!
For myki top-ups
Small organic food providore
For all of your immediate shopping needs - supermarkets, K-Mart, Gangemi's for fresh fruit and vegetables, chemists, shoe repairs, JB-Hi fi and a range small eateries.
Funky and cool bar - only for hipsters!!!
The European low-cost supermarket
Winner of the best margherita pizza in Italy
Huge op shop, with proceeds going to assist the Diabetes Foundation
A local icon, here for many years serving great italian home cooked meals.
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