About this listing
We live in large New York loft style apartment 2.5km from the very centre of Melbourne's CBD. The building was built in 1898 as a biscuit factory and converted into warehouse shells and then apartments around 10 years ago. As a result, the apartment has a lot of character with modern finishings. It has two bedrooms and two bathrooms.
We rent out one of the rooms, which is super spacious with a double futon bed and two windows overlooking a beautiful tree. And you have your own bathroom. We provide feather pillows and doona with fresh cotton bedsheets and towels. Wireless internet can be accessed throughout the house.
You can walk to the city centre in less than 25 minutes or alternatively North Melbourne train station is 3 minutes away, which will take you to Flinders Street station in under 10 minutes or 5 minutes to Southern Cross. If you catch the Skybus from the airport it's a 15min walk to our place. There are also several bars and restaurants very close by, along with the Victoria markets. It is a very quiet pocket, but if you're sensitive to street noise, it might be a bit noisy as there are often trucks driving past.
A bit about us. We're a couple in our early 30s who work in publishing and media. We love good food, wine, art and nights in chatting over a good meal. And we love our home! We're more than happy to share a meal or have you accommodate yourself in the kitchen. One of us is a vegetarian, the other isn't, but we don't cook meat in the house.
If you're after a stylish and convenient Melbourne experience this is the place for you. We're always happy to suggest what to do, go, eat, see.
Interaction with Guests
We will organise for the keys to be available if we are not around and are happy to assist with queries and offer suggestions.
North Melbourne station is only a few minutes walk away and incredibly convenient. You can travel to Southern Cross station in 5 mins or Flinders Street in 10mins. Since it is the gateway station to the western suburbs, there are lots of train lines running through it, which means you never have to wait more than a few minutes for a train.
There is also a tram stop on Errol Street, which takes you into the city.
We do have parking out the front. Some of it has a time limit.
The easiest way to get to our place from the airport is by Star Bus, which will drop you directly to our door, but only runs 6am-6pm. Alternatively you can catch the Skybus to Southern Cross Station at any time and catch the train to North Melbourne (one stop and then walk). A cab costs around $50.
No meat in the house.
Please be conscious to turn of lights when they're not being used.
I enjoyed a lovely long weekend at Paulina and Gideon's amazing apartment. Communication was easy - Paulina sent through very detailed instructions explaining how to access the apartment and extra information about the area. The room was spacious and very clean, as was my own private bathroom.
Paulina made me feel very welcome and I felt extremely comfortable throughout my stay.
The apartment is in a very interesting area of Melbourne - a short tram ride to the centre of the city and excellent places to eat in the vicinity. The Victoria Markets are also a short walk away.
I would definitely stay here again. Thank you very much, Paulina and Gideon.
Paulina and Gideon's apartment was amazing. It was spacious, spotless and filled with wonderful artwork and we instantly felt at home. Paulina and Gideon were very welcoming. We were sent a detailed 'Welcome' list....it had all the information needed to arrive at their apartment ( via Star Bus which delivered us straight to their front door), catching trains or walking into the city, their favourite places to eat or where to enjoy a coffee. It was this helpful information that assisted us before we had even arrived. They were proud of their apartment and generous in their hospitality. We had a wonderful 9 nights and wished we were there longer....a wonderful location and easy to get too. We highly recommend them as hosts.....10 star rating. Thank you Paulina and Gideon...Adrian and Marta
Paulina and Gideon had us stay for three weeks and in that time we felt included, involved and welcome. It was a unique experience for me, staying for such a long time with previously unknown people and I was moved again and again by their generosity and open dispositions. Staying in West Melbourne was fabulous, and in a way, quite moving. Thank you!!
Paulina & Gideon were great hosts. Very welcoming and quick to response to any questions that I had. Well located apartment, within walking distance to the metro station and local bars and cafes. Lovingly designed interior.
Paulina & Gideon's apartment was lovely and filled with super cool and interesting artworks. They provided a very informative pdf before we arrived about finding the place, getting around melbourne and recommended eating places, which made the checkin process so easy. The room was spacious and comfy. We only met once during our stay, but they were lovely and so helpful. We loved our stay. Thanks :)
We absolutely liked staying with Paulina and Gideon. They were very welcoming and we had some wonderful and interesting conversations with them. It was also really easy to get to their place and they gave us lots of useful information to find really interesting places around their home and all over Melbourne. Their loft is amazing and we felt immediately at home. It is also pretty close to wherever you want to go. We would definitely stay with them again.
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About the Host, Paulina & Gideon
Hi, we're Paulina and Gideon. We live in Melbourne, Australia and absolutely love it. Gideon works in advertising and Paulina publishes coffee table books on art, fashion, architecture, design, typography etc and our interests are much the same. On the weekends you'll find us out for breakfast at the local cafe, shopping at the markets, going from one gallery to the next and cooking feasts for friends.