About This Listing
This is an Espresso Apartment
RATES ARE REDUCED FOR LONG STAYS AND LAST MINUTE BOOKINGS.
THE ESPRESSO TOUCH
This is one of the premier apartments in our group.
A stay in our apartments is a premier experience and not just another accommodation option.
Every apartment is super deluxe and is decked out with:
- stylish contemporary living and dining room furniture
- a brand new 50 inch (or larger) flat screen TV & Pay TV
- only the best in bedding and linen
- well thought out kitchen facilities and homewares
- functional yet comfortable living spaces, appliances and furnishings
- and of course an espresso coffee machine with a selection of unique coffee blends ready to enjoy.
Finally, we GUARANTEE your apartment will be SPOTLESSLY clean!
This modern and contemporary, 2BR apartment is absolutely fantastic.
It has lots of natural light and a huge balcony. Its less than 50m from the beach and Elwood's Ormond Esplanade and only a 2 min drive to vibrant Acland St, St Kilda's premier shopping strip.
It has a built in sound system!
Comprising of 2 bedrooms, 1 queen bed and 2 singles, both bedrooms have premier quality linen and super comfortable beds that will ensure a good nights rest.
Extra bedding is can also be arranged on request.
This fully furnished accommodation includes an open plan kitchen with lounge and dining area – all fully equipped and tastefully decked out.
The lounge includes a modern lounge suite, TV with DVD, Foxtel (basic package is provided and upgrades are available) and hi-fi stereo with state-of-the-art built in sound system.
Elwood, with a population of 13,785, is an inner city Melbourne suburb 8 km south of the Melbourne CDB. Elwood borders St Kilda on the North and Brighton on the Sought.
Elwood is considered by many to be Melbourne’s most picturesque suburb.
Elwood Beach is a popular bayside beach destination during summer where the beaches are used recreationally for windsurfing, cycling, touch football, cricket and walking.
Elwood was originally swampland, however, installation of the Elwood Canal turned it into a habitable area.
Prior to colonisation, Aboriginal Australians cooked shellfish and signalled other clans from Point Ormond in Elwood. .
Originally a working middle class suburb in the early part of the 20th century, Elwood has overseen waves of gentrification and is now one of Melbourne's most sought after bayside addresses.
In the late 1970s, like nearby St Kilda, Elwood was known for its nightlife and developed a reputation as a cabaret area.
Many of these venues operated out of some of the suburb's quirkier old buildings.
As the scene saw a demise in the early 1980s, many including Maison de Luxe and Moulin Rouge (which operated out of the 1880s mansion "Pladda" built for Captain A. Currie) were subsequently demolished.
As late as 1989 locals could be seen riding surfboards and canoes in Elwood streets when the canal burst its banks yet again.
Despite its history of adversity, a modern suburb now thrives by the bay in one of Melbourne’s most prized locations.
Café life in the Elwood village seems a long way from the flood, fire and fever of earlier days. Coloured lorikeets flock to the green corridors of shady trees, a native forest has been planted on the foreshore and the once despised canal area is undergoing rejuvenation as a haven for walkers and cyclists
*Key pick-up:* Please teleph(phone number hidden) on the business day before the check-in date to arrange key pick-up.
*Keys:* Each apartment comes with 2 full sets of keys and, if applicable, a remote for parking access. You agree to notify us immediately if you find there are not at least 2 full sets of keys and, if applicable, a parking remote. In the event, you return the apartment to us without the above, you agree to pay $300 to cover key / parking remote replacement.
*Check-in time*: Check-in is from 2pm. Note, we make every effort to ensure apartments are prepared for check-in by 2pm. However, unfortunately from time to time exiting tenants fail to comply with the requirement to check-out by 10am. Where this occurs, as a matter of practical reality we may need to delay the check-in time to allow time to properly prepare the apartment after the late check-out.
*After Hours Check-in*: Our phones are turned off after 9pm. If you think you may be arriving after 9pm, you must notify us of this in advance so we know to keep our afterhours phone on. Unless you have arranged for a late check-in, we will not be responsible if you have difficulties checking in after 9pm.
*Check-out time*: Before 10am.
*After Hours Availability*: Our Call Centre operates from 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday. In addition, we are contactable for emergencies on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 9am to 9pm and on weekdays from 6pm to 9pm. We are not contactable between 9pm to 9am each day.
*Luggage*: As we do not have a physical reception, we are not able to store luggage for you proir to your check-in time or after you check-out.
*GST*: There is no GST component - our supplies are input taxed.
*E.mail correspondence*: If you have provided an e.mail address as part of booking an apartment, you are deemed to have received any e.mail sent by us to that address. Sending an e.mail to that address is deemed proper notice by us.
*Someone parks in your parking spot*: As frustrating as this is, we have no control over the bad behaviour of others. We are not liable if someone does this. In the event this occurs, your best alternative is to place a note on their windscreen. Sorry!
*Cleaning during your stay*: The standard price does not include Espresso Apartments providing cleaning services during your stay. We can, however, arrange this for you. The cost to you is $150 per clean. This include full apartment clean and linen change.
*Damage*: You authorise us to recover from you any loss we incur as a consequence of damage caused by you or your guests to the apartment or the furnishings in it. If you have provided credit card dails to us, you authorise us to deduct up to $1,000 from your credit card for this purpose.
*Parties*: You are ABSOLUTELY PROHIBITED FROM HOLDING ANY TYPE OF PARTY, OR ANY LOUD GATHERING, IN THE APARTMENT, EVEN A SMALL PARTY, OR A SMALL LOUD GATHERING ("DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOUR"). You acknowledge that you are aware that Disruptive Behaviour will seriously disrupt other persons, especially those occupying other apartments in the building, and this is likely to seriously adversely affect our ability to continue using the apartment, and possibly other of our apartments, for the purposes of our business. You agree that, if you hold any type of party, or any loud gathering, in the apartment, even a small party, or a small loud gathering:
(1) you will immediately be evicted from the apartment without any entitlement to any refund of any amount paid in respect of your accommodation, including for any period after the date of your eviction;
(2) you authorise us to immediately deduct up to $1,500 from any credit card the details of which you have provided to us for the purposes of deducting any other amount in respect of your accommodation;
(3) you will not take any step to challenge the deduction referred to in number (2) above via the issuer of the card, other otherwise;
(4) you will owe to us a debt of $6,500 less any amount we deduct from your credit card under (2) above which you will pay to a bank account nominated by us in full within two weeks of the date the Disruptive Behaviour occurs;
(5) if you fail to pay the debt referred to in (4) above within the time frame referred to in that clause, we will, without question, instigate legal proceedings against you to recover the amount; and
(6) the $6,500 referred to above is a GENUINE PRE-ESTIMATE of the loss we will incur if you hold any type of party, or any loud gathering, in the apartment, even a small party, or a small loud gathering, including mainly the loss which will result from the damage the Disruptive Behaviour does to our reputation among our other guests, the occupiers of other apartments in the building (if any), neighbours, the relevant Owners Corporation (if any) and local Council and our ability to continue conducting our business via the apartment having regard to action which might be taken against us by any one, or more, of the above mentioned persons either as a consequence of your Disruptive Behaviour on its own, or as a consequence of your Disruptive Behaviour taken in conjunction with other Disruptive Behaviour which has occurred previously to your Disruptive Behaviour, or which may occur in the future.
*Consideration of other tenants*: In consideration of other tenants, you must not make excessive noise in the apartment or public areas.
*Utilities*: Utilities are included in the rental rate. However, you must ensure that all lights, air-conditioners and heaters are turned off when you are not in the apartment.
*Internet access*: We provide internet access for $7 per day by WiFi in some buildings and by mobile WiFi pockets in other buildings. Mobile WiFi pockets are small battery operated portable devises the size of a mobile phone.
Our suveys reveal that most guests prefer mobile WiFi pockets as they are as fast as straight WiFi for general internet use (eg, web browsing and e.mail) and, with mobile WiFi pockets, guests can take their internet with them wherever they are in Melbourne or Sydney.
However, although we provide the maximum possible package with our mobile WiFi pockets, the maximum possible package still have significant download limits due the fact the connection is provided via a wireless signal. The limits will in no way restrict general web browsing, e.mailing, etc. However, they cannot be used for downloading movies and other large files.
Accordingly, if your apartment comes with a mobile WiFi pocket (rather than straight WiFi), you agree;
(1) to a download limit equal to 200MB multiplied by the number of days you have rented the card for, e.g., a 7 day rental has a total download limit of 100MB multiplied by 7, i.e., 1,4GIG; and
(2) that you will pay to us: (a) 20c per MB downloaded in excess of the above limit; and (b) $200 if the card is not returned to us, or is returned damaged.
You should not use WiFi pockets to download movies, music etc. If you do any of these, you will most certainly exceed the download limit and incur the charge described above, which may require you to pay hundreds of dollars.
Make sure you disable automatic downloads for Windows, Microsoft, etc.
Do not leave the internet connected while you are not using your computer.
Be careful - If you have ever previously used your computer to download movies via a Bit Torrent program, the program may activate while you are connected to the internet (even if you are not aware that it is active) allowing others to download from your computer. This will most certainly cause you to incur the excess download charge described above.
If, for any reason, we are unable to supply internet, eg, for a technical reason to do with the provider who supplies internet to us, or due to a fault with our equipment, we will do everything we can to provide you with internet access as quickly as we can. However, will not be liable for any loss you incur as a consequence of not being connected. We will refund to you the amount you have paid for internet on those days when the internet was not available. You will not be entitled to any refund of your booking fee as a consequence of not having internet during your stay.
*Apartment becomes not available*: In the very unlikely event an apartment you have booked becomes unavailable (eg, the carpets need to be replaced due to water damage, or the owner of the apartment withdraws the apartment etc.), we will take every step to provide you with another apartment of at least the same standard. We will not be liable if an apartment becomes unavailable for some reason, or if we are not able to provide a suitable alternative. You accept that there is a risk that an owner might withdraw a property so that it becomes no longer available prior to your check-in date.
*Double booking*: We take every care to avoid double bookings. However, we have several Reservation Desk staff who work simultaneously on numerous enquiries / bookings. We also have online bookings. Occasionally double bookings occur where we agree to a booking and then a subsequent booking is inadvertently processed prior to the first mentioned booking being entered into our system. In such a case, the booking first agreed to takes preference and the latter booking will be cancelled. We will not be liable under such circumstances.
*Promotions*: Promotions do not apply to bookings made prior to the date of the promotion.
*Cleaning*: You must leave the apartment in a clean and tidy condition. Failure to do so may result in a cleaning fee.
*Smoking*: Smoking is not permitted in the apartment. If you smoke in the apartment, you authorise us to deduct from your credit card or otherwise recover from you, $75 to apply towards having the furnishings deodorised.
*Access*: You agree that, although unlikely, we may need to access the apartment from time to time during your stay, eg, to attend to repairs (if necessary), or to show the apartment to prospective purchasers (under Australian law, the owner of a property is entitled to access the property for the purposes of showing the property to prospective purchasers on 24 hours notice). You agree that we may provide your mobile telephone number so that persons needing to access the apartment can arrange access with you directly.
*Foxtel*: In the event Foxtel is unavailable due to disruption to the signal, we will not be liable. Where it is specified that the apartment comes with Foxtel, we provide the following channels: Showtime Movies (7 channels), Fox Sports (4 channels), News (5 channels), Documentaries (7 channels), Entertainment (11 channels), Kids and Family (3 channels) and Music (1 channel). As we have a fixed contract with Foxtel, individual channel upgrades are unfortunately not possible.
*Repairs, state of apartment etc*: We will endeavour to ensure that all appliances etc. in the apartment are working properly, there is not damage to the apartment and the apartment is spotlessly clean. If you notify us of a faulty appliance, or the apartment is not spotlessly clean, or of something wrong with the apartment, we will take all reasonable steps to have the fault corrected as soon as possible. Where you notify us after hours, we will endevour to have the fault corrected as soon as possible on the recommencement of business hours. The existence of a faulty appliance or another issue with the apartment will not entitle you to any discount on the booking fee. We do not control maintenance in the building in which the apartment is located. In the event of a fault in the common area, eg, the lift not working or there being no hot water, we will notify the body corporate of the fault immediately. However, the existence of the fault will not entitle you to any discount on the booking fee. We assure you that all our apartments are in quality buildings and that common area faults are always attended to by the body corporate promptly.
*Exclusion of liability*: We do not control the buildings in which our apartments are located. Accordingly, you agree we are in no way liable for any damage caused to you or your goods by a fault with the building, whether the damage is caused in the common area, or in the apartment, eg, by water coming into the apartment from the common area. In the event of such damage, you should deal directly with the body corporate who is responsible for the building and the common property and which is required by law to hold policies of insurance covering damage caused by a fault with either.
*Acts of god*: If your apartment is made unavailable as a consequence of an act of god, eg, a flood, you will not be entitled to a refund of your booking fee. You should ensure you are covered for this by your travel insurance.
*Don’t leave valuables in the apartment*: Please don’t leave valuables in your apartment. We will not be liable for any loss you incur as a consequence of someone stealing your valuables from your apartment.
*Don’t leave valuables in your car*: Please don’t leave valuables in your car. We do not control the car park, will not be liable for any loss you incur as a consequence of your car being broken into.
*Extra beds*: Where we provide an extra bed, depending on the which apartment you are in, it will be a foldaway bed, a trundle bed, or a foam mattress. It will not be the same as the other beds.
*Telephones*: We do not provide telephones in our apartments. Please keep this in mind if you will be travelling without a phone. Since our apartments are spread accross many locations, the cost of providing phone lines into the apartments is simply prohibitive given current telecommunication packages available.
*Furnishings*: We upgrade our furniture in each of our apartments every 2 to 3 years. Accordingly, the furnishings may be different to those shown in the pictures for this apartment. However, we guarantee that the furnishings will be of the same standard as that shown in the pictures, or higher.
*Air conditioners*: All our air conditioners are regularly serviced. However, notwithstanding this, on occasion, air conditioners stop working, or stop working properly. This is often occurs during hot weather. It can be very difficult to have faulty air conditioners attended to quickly during periods of hot weather as many air conditioners all over the city stop working during such periods due to the extra pressure placed on them by the excessive heat and air conditioner maintenance persons are 'run off their feet'. Where this occurs, we will provide a portable air conditioner solution while waiting for a repair person to attend.
*Notice of last day:* You hereby given notice that you check-out date is the date noted in your booking confirmation.
*Jurisdiction* This contract between us is governed by the law of Victoria and you agree that you irrevocably and unconditionally submit to the non exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Victoria.
This was a terrific apartment. For beach goers, it was superb, very close to the beach. A little far from the city for us, but we liked it.The apartment itself was very modern & comfortable. It worked well. I particularly liked the fact that they could assist us at the last minute.
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