Fitzroy: Tiny bluestone cottage

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The Space
Accommodates: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Weekly Price: $337 /week
Cancellation: Moderate


The Space

I have a bed-sitting room available. There is a brand new, firm and very comfortable King Single (wider and longer than a Single) innerspring bed.. There are a couple of easy chairs and a drop-side table/desk. .

You will have your own room, with a 32" LCD TV and DVD player. There is FREE WiFi connection in the room. There are lots of DVDs for you to borrow. Movies, documentaries, etc. Sorry, there is no wardrobe, but there is a small garment rack for clothes.. Share bathroom with 1 other
I supply good quality bed linen and doona/duvet, a plenty of quality bath towels, a bath robe and an umbrella (This is Melbourne, after all.)
There is also a hair dryer for your use.

There is central heating for winter and a ceiling fan for summer.

Kitchen and Restaurants

There is a modern kitchen which you are welcome to use. I provide, toast, tea or coffee if you wish to help yourself to a breakfast snack/. Or there are dozens of cheap cafes nearby if you prefer to eat out.

Included in your stay

There is also a washing machine and clothes line available for your use.

Obviously I prefer guests with at least some profile and a verified telephone number

The cottage

The residence is a tiny 19th Century blue-stone cottage in Fitzroy. Built about 1850, it is one of the earliest cottages in the area. There’s a small garden for sun-baking, smoking, reading the paper, chilling out.
The cottage is in a cul-de-sac, so there is no passing traffic, making it a very quiet home.

Your Host

I am a retired man, so my place is not suitable for anyone looking for a party house or host. I am a "gay friendly" host. That means I am gay and friendly :))

Jack, the resident dog absolutely loves visitors and will turn you into his First-Best-Friend (Bestie, in the language of The Big Bang Theory) the moment you arrive.

There is also a cat. Provided she gets her food, somewhere warm to sleep and the occasional cuddle, she is fine. Both pets live inside, so this is not a good house for allergy sufferers.
This is a very welcoming cottage in a wonderful location in a vibrant area.
I thoroughly enjoy being an Airbnb host and will try hard to make your stay a very enjoyable one.

The Area

Public transport is almost at the door. (1 minute's walk away)

Fitzroy is an inner-city area, full of Victorian homes, wide tree-lined streets and a vibrant "coffee and cafe culture".

Within a very short walk there are dozens of cafes, funky shops, book shops, art galleries, live music venues, gay venues, sporting venues, gyms, pubs and beautiful public gardens.

There is an outdoor heated swimming pool 10 minutes walk away. The famous Brunswick Street is just 3 minute's walk away.

Smith St, another source of cafes and shops is 1 minute walk away. A supermarket and a green-grocer are 60 seconds away.
Fitzroy is a very gay-friendly area.
Melbourne University is a short bus ride, or about 20 minutes walk away. It is walking distance, about 20 minutes, to CBD (Central / Downtown) – or a 10-minute tram ride.

15 minute walk to famed Lygon Street Carlton - the Italian restaurant precinct.

It's about a 30 - 35 minute walk to the MCG (Grand Final site) and the same to Rod Laver Arena (how of the Australian Open). Much of the walk is through beautiful parkland.
There is a bus 10 -15 minutes away, which would take you to both in 10 minutes.


There are direct tram or bus routes available to:
- the City
- Docklands & Etihad Stadium
- South Melbourne
- the Grand Prix site
- St. Kilda
- Melbourne University
- LaTrobe University
- Easy access to the Australian Open venues, AAMI Park

Guest Access

Guests are welcome to use the kitchen, the sitting room, the garden and laundry facilities.
There is a TV and DVD player in the guest room and guests are welcome to borrow any of my movies, documentaries, etc.

Interaction with Guests

As I live here too, host and guest interact every day. I am happy to help with tourist advice directions whenever needed. At times I may even be able to drive you to your destination.

The Neighborhood

Fitzroy is a vibrant area. The is an eclectic mix of old time residents, artists, migrants and refugees; there is a gay 'community', students, singles, professionals, families and all age groups.
The area abounds in cafés and restaurants and many small art galleries.

Getting Around

There are two trams. One is 60 seconds walk from my place. The other is 3 minutes walk. Both take you to the city, Docklands or St. Kilda.

It's about a 15-20 minute walk to the CBD.

Rod Laver arena (Australian Open) is about a 30 minute pleasant walk, 50% through the beautiful Fitzroy Gardens.

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House Rules

24th September 2013
I've had to discard two sets of sheets and pillow cases because of indelible make-up stains. PLEASE wash off make-up before going to bed.

Conserve water! We are the driest continent on earth. Though we have water right now, the next drought is just round the corner.

No overnight guests.

Other than that, just basic courtesy between us and we'll get along fine.

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About the Host, Alan

Fitzroy, Australia
Member since March 2012


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