I have a 150 year old terrace house with it’s original facade, however hidden behind is a modern, architecturally designed conversion with a warehouse feel.
You have access to a large upstairs deck, private balcony and private en suit bathroom.
It is a medium sized room with a super comfortable, queen sized bed with a latex mattress, feather pillows and crisp white cotton bed linen with either a duvet and/or blankets. The room has a private en suit bathroom. It is fairly small but it is modern, fully functional and with plenty of hot water. There is a small fridge in the room and tea and coffee making facilities.
The room has two french doors which open onto a private balcony where you can sit overlooking the street. You also have access to the large upstairs private deck with comfortable outdoor furniture. It is a bit chilly in winter, but for all the other seasons, you'll find it is a great place to sit in the sun and read a book, have a drink or catch up with friends. It is spacious with room to entertain.
Downstairs there is a large, modern, fully equipped kitchen that you are free to use for light meals. You will have personal fridge and cupboard space.
I live downstairs and will be using the kitchen also but there is plenty of space.
I also share the house with a short-haired Tonkinese cat, Rosie. She usually keeps to herself.
Breakfast is provided. It is help yourself style to a variety of wholesome cereals, muesli, yogurt, bread/toast and jams and spreads and variety of teas and freshly ground coffee.
Laundry facilities are available for your use. Including a washer and dryer.
Carlton is one of the most convenient locations for Central Melbourne. We are close to many of the city's well known landmarks and attractions and to major Universities and large public teaching hospitals.
We are only two blocks from the famous 150 year old Queen Victoria Market with its abundant produce, delicatessens, discount clothing and many other bargains. You can also check out the exciting Wednesday night market with food stalls, buskers and street theater.
I live a short walk to Lygon Street, the Italian quarter with numerous fine dining and casual authentic Italian restaurants.
Not far away is Brunswick and Gertrude Streets, Fitzroy - one of the greatest bohemian shopping and restaurant strips in the world and home to the annual Fringe Arts Festival (September). The area is the centre of the contemporary art scene with many unique art galleries.
We are minutes away from two of Melbourne’s largest Universities, Melbourne Uni and RMIT . We are close to the LaTrobe Uni and Victoria Uni city campus’s. We are minutes from Melbourne’s major public teaching hospitals; The Royal Melbourne, The Children’s Hospital, The Women’s Hospital, The Royal Dental Hospital and St Vincent’s hospital.
I am only a 10 minute walk or 5 minute tram ride to the CBD with famous shopping malls full of high fashion and quirky, century old lane ways full of interesting eateries and eclectic shops. Many street and sidewalk cafes capture the essence of modern Melbourne's cafe culture. The lane ways are famous also for being decorated by graffiti art. With many examples of both national and international artists.
If your interested in high culture, we are a short walk to the Melbourne Museum with exceptional exhibits of local and international interests. There is an exceptional gallery of Aboriginal art and culture with a creative installation highlighting local indigenous spiritual life and culture.
We are a short tram ride to the Arts Precinct; The National Gallery of Victoria, The Melbourne Concert Hall, The Melbourne Recital Centre, The State Theater and other world class music and theater venues. Exciting Federation Square is also close by - join a demonstration or check out the Australian Art in the Ian Potter Centre or the Australian Centre of Moving Image (ACMI).
We are very close to the Melbourne Zoo and the Aquarium - See the Emperor Penguins in their special frozen enclosure.
Aside from living in the inner city, one of the greatest assets to our place is that we have front door access to Melbourne’s main arterial public transport routes. The Flinders Street Station and Southern Cross ten minutes away enables travel to any part of greater Melbourne within 30 minutes.
Melbourne has so much to see and so much to do. We haven’t even mentioned the Australian Rules Football (AFL), the Cricket at the MCG, the Australian Open Tennis Tournament, St Kilda, Chapel St, Richmond bargain shops, bars, clubs and eateries. The parks and gardens, the Royal Botanic Garden’s, the Melbourne Flower show. The numerous street festivals and continuous goings on....
Private room. Large upstairs deck. Private balcony. Kitchen and meals area.
Interaction with Guests
As much or as little as the guests like. I live here but work during the day. I am usually here at breakfast time and most evenings and sometimes during the day. I am self employed so sometimes work from home. I converse easily with guests but also do not mind if guests keep to themselves. The entrance to the house and the guest room is separate from my part so guests can be completely private if they wish. I am not offended if people keep to themselves.
Sometimes I am very busy with work and can't get caught up in long conversations, or relax, but this is rare.
See my description but I am close to everything in Central Melbourne. Close to CBD, universities, hospitals, Queen Victoria market, supermarkets, restaurants, shopping malls, boutique shopping strips, art galleries, theaters, music venues, pubs
and wine bars, Melbourne zoo, Melbourne aquarium, parks and gardens, sporting venues, car hire, public transport, tour operators and much more. Most are walking distance or short public transport ride.
I am 5 minutes from the two major public transport routes to the entire city of Melbourne. I am 2kl from Southern Cross station which is the country link railway station.
Smoking is ok but only on the outside deck or balcony please.
You are welcome to have visitors but just let me know in advance. And please no overnight stays unless they are paying guests.
Alcohol consumption is OK but please, nothing to excess and no inconsiderate behavior. I have to work in the morning!
We enjoyed our stay at Lucy's house. Lucy was a very good host. She provided us with all the usual information, plus guides and tips. She was very welcoming since our flight arrived very late in the night and she had no problems to let us in. She also provides breakfast which is very good! The house is very nice, it is a heritage house with renovated interior. The design is awesome with lovely terrace and courtyard, high ceilings and nice decoration, and we had total privacy, since the room with ensuite bathroom is alone in the second floor. The bathroom is a bit small, but enough for a short stay. The location is very convenient, you can walk easily everywhere or take the free tram to the city center. We definitely recommend stay at Lucy's.
Lucy is a wonderfully friendly and helpful host. Terrific location with easy access to the city and Carlton. The room is great, extremely clean and well kept. Highly recommended.
I had a great time in Melbourne. Lucy and her daughter were very nice and always helpful, they even served breakfast :)
The room is very light and as described. The location is perfect and very near to the centre. I would stay there every time again.
I had a wonderful time at Lucy's House. The room is large, very clean and nice. The ensuite bathroom is small, but has everything you would need.
It's so central in Melbourne and still very quite. Just five minutes walk from Victoria Market.
Lucy was very helpful, so this was the perfect start for my trip to Australia. I would go there again and can recommend this place without any restrictions.
Lucy is a very nice host; she tries to make her place as comfortable as possible and indeed we liked it very much; the combination between modern and "old" within the house is remarkable and gives it extra charm. The location is really close to the Market !!
The location was good and Lucy was very helpful with directions and suggestions.
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My name is Lucy and I'm a middle aged professional who works in Melbourne's CBD. I have a house which occasionally I share with my 22 year old daughter, Ellie.
My daughter and I have traveled a lot and stayed in airbnb's in a number of countries. We found it a great way to find affordable, comfortable accommodation while meeting great people. We hope you will enjoy our place as well. We would love the opportunity to introduce you to our vibrant city. We both love travel, art, books, photography, good food, wine, lively discussions and friends.