About This Listing
Spacious, light filled one bedroom apartment in the heart of Fitzroy. The apartment is in a prime location with amazing cafes, restaurants, shops and transport options on your doorstep. Yet it's also very peaceful and quiet and surrounded by trees.
Ideal for a single person or couple, the apartment is very light, clean and spacious with a lovely atmosphere. It is often compared to a tree-house as it is surrounded by greenery, flowers and birds. As you near the entrance stairs you are surrounded by bamboo, the front door is overlooked by a huge fig tree (bare in winter and full in summer) and the balcony and living room are shaded by an amazing and huge lemon scented gum tree whose smell wafts inside with the breeze.
Built in the 1950’s the space is clean, and the design classic. It has thick parquetry floorboards and large windows. The furnishings are stylish and uncluttered. The space is quiet and private and on entering you will notice that it has a great energy about it.
In the bedroom, there is a very comfortable, high quality queen size bed. Fresh towels and bed linen are provided. There is hanging space in the bedroom closet and ample storage for bags. The couch in the living room can sleep a third person if necessary.
The kitchen is fully equipped and has all the appliances you'll need. I only provide a basic stovetop coffee percolator as you are staying in Fitzroy! There are so many café options to be explored.
The balcony has a small table and chairs and a city view through the trees. It’s the perfect place to relax and enjoy a cold drink after a long day of sightseeing or work.
The space is comfortable and relaxing and set up for you to enjoy your time in Melbourne whether it be a long weekend, or extended stay of one to two months. The apartment is cleaned by a professional cleaner.
The apartment has wireless Internet access. There are all sorts of books and brochures about things to do in Melbourne.
The shared laundry has a washing machine and dryer. There is full access on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and shared access on other days.
There is an off street parking space for one car.
Once the reservation is confirmed I’ll send through the check in details. Check in is at 3pm and check out at 11am. Late arrivals are fine as I can leave the keys waiting for you in a lock box. If you need to drop your bags off earlier, just let me know when you make the reservation as it is often possible to arrange this.
Interaction with Guests
The apartment is your own quiet and private retreat right in the heart of Melbourne. I am overseas at the moment so I won’t be there to meet and greet you when you arrive. I have a Property Manager who is available if there is an emergency so I will provide her details once the reservation is booked. Of course I am also available on email or text message if you have questions at any time. On arrival you will also find comprehensive information about the apartment and things to do in the area.
The apartment is located in the heart of Fitzroy - one of the most iconic, vibrant, hip and central neighbourhoods in Melbourne. Fitzroy is known for the best shops, restaurants, bars, galleries, music, graffiti, street life and people watching. Truthfully, there is too much going on to begin to list it all!
Walk to Brunswick St, Gertrude St, Smith St, Lygon St and the Melbourne CBD. The apartment is located opposite Carlton Gardens, Exhibition Buildings and the Melbourne Museum. It is close to Melbourne University, RMIT and St Vincent’s Hospital.
All important services are within short walking distance. There are two supermarkets, many cafes, banks, pharmacies, bakeries, restaurants, parks, a cinema, music venues and more.
Walk to Brunswick St, Gertrude St, Smith St, Lygon St and the Melbourne CBD (less than 1km or 10-15 mins). I have guests tell me that they didn't end up taking any transport as there is so much to explore on foot.
The trams 86, 96 and 112 are all within a five minute walk. Parliament Train Station is a ten minute walk (or 3 minute tram ride) and can take you anywhere in Melbourne.
There are many bike paths in the area. If you feel like hiring a bike and discovering Melbourne as a local, The Humble Vintage is just around the corner.
Sports enthusiasts can easily access the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne Tennis Centre and Etihad Stadium on public transport.
Other Things to Note
If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
Let me know if you'd like an early check in or late check out as it may be possible.
No smoking or pets. Building is relatively quiet so please respect the neighbours and keep the noise down at night.
The laundry is shared. There is full access on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and shared access on other days.
Myself and two colleagues visited Melbourne for the weekend and stayed at Rebecca's apartment. We were out and about maximising our time in Melbourne and didn't spend much time in the apartment - but we loved it. We loved its location, we loved Rebecca's furnishing, we loved the layout and we loved how the entire apartment is full of sunlight.
Rebecca was extremely helpful and promptly responded to any of our queries. Our arrival and departure was stress free and easy, she gave us clear instructions and we appreciated it enormously.
We loved the Tree House and felt at home in the simple layout with great lighting from big windows and plenty of heaters to keep us snug in very chilly weather. The bed was comfy and cosy.
As we ate out mostly we didn't need the stove, but everything was set up well for breakfast.
The location is perfect for walking into the city and to Carlton's famous Brunetti's cakes, and to family members living nearby. And it's very quiet.
Would recommend indeed to travellers wanting to savour the delights of inner-city Melbourne.
A wonderful apartment in the heart of Melbourne. Great spot, comfy bed and lovely host. Would highly recommend!!
What a great little flat to spend some time in while exploring and enjoying the delights of brunswick and smith street. The flat was perfect. Loved that it was upon the 3rd floor and that the view of the lemon scented gum and the sky was what greeted you in the mornings out the bedroom window. Rebecca was very organized with everything we needed ie tram tickets, car parking tabs etc. Her home was very charming and had everything we needed. Thank you Rebecca. Hope to return again some time. Bev and Andy
Rebecca was a fantastic host-Quick and easy to communicate with, hospitable and helpful. The treehouse was great. It was a lovely space with leafy surrounds, equipped with all we needed, clean and comfortable and very central in a great location. We hope to stay again. Thanks Rebecca!
What a wonderful find in Melbourne! This little flat is tucked away in bamboo and trees, quiet, but really close to everything you need. The tram is moments away, interesting shops close by, and the Melbourne Museum is just one inute away. Quiet neighbors, comfy bed, really just for two people, no more.
About the Host, Rebecca
Lover of art, dance, music, love, laughter, water and the magic and mystery of life. I listed my much-loved apartment on airbnb in November 2011 as I took off on a three month dancing trip to the San Francisco Bay Area. It’s now almost three years of sharing my beautiful home with people from all over the world. I love being part of the airbnb community. It’s a very sweet, connecting experience. Happy travels!