Très Charming in Fabulous Richmond

Entire home/apt

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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About this listing

I am Melbourne's longest-running host, and go out of my way to make sure each booking is seamless - I pride myself on value, communication and comfort. Quality linen, beautiful furniture and in an excellent location. This apartment has charm, style and everything you'd need for a fantastic stay, whether it's for business, leisure or a romantic getaway. This cosy little flat has hosted 500+ people from all over the world and absolutely loved it!

The space

100% of proceeds from this Airbnb listing go towards the running of the charity that I founded in 2013. So you can feel like a hero and stay at Melbourne's original Airbnb at the same time!

With the CBD just 3km away (either a short tram trip, bike ride or lovely half-hour walk), Richmond is the best place to experience Melbourne.

The apartment is surrounded by cafes, restaurant and shopping strips (Bridge Road, Swan Street, Victoria Street), shops, boutiques, bars and pubs. Full of natural light, in a very well-maintained building, the apartment is filled with classic antique and vintage pieces.

The guest room is bright and well-furnished, and guests are provided with towels and locally-made organic soaps. We have lots of local guide books, booklets and maps.

There's kitchen cupboard space for guests who want to do some of their own cooking, and you're welcome to our impressive array of condiments.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

Guest access

- courtyard
- unlimited wifi
- tea/coffee/sugar/milk/Vegemite etc
- kitchen and laundry facilities (Global kitchen knives, Analon cookware)
- hairdryer

Interaction with guests

I will be contactable immediately (via phone or email) if need be, but the space is very self-explanatory. I have a local contact if I'm out of the country for any urgent issues (but with over 500 guests and no problems, I like my odds!).

Other things to note

Good Apps to download are:
* TramTracker
* Zomato
(and obviously G**gle Maps if you haven't already!)

Business travel
   This listing has essential business travel amenities. 

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Flexible
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Lockbox


Cleaning Fee: 41
Security Deposit: 163
Weekly Discount: 13%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is flexible

The place isn't really child-friendly, so children - as much as we love them - aren't able to stay.

The hot water system is smaller than that of a house, as it's an apartment. Be aware that if you have a full bore water pressure shower, the hot water will probably only last 10 minutes, which should be more than enough. Water restrictions have been very strict in Melbourne over the past decade but I would hope that my kind of guests are conscientious of water wastage regardless!

All we ask is that you respect our home, as you would expect of visitors in your own home. Easy.

Also; if you're going to eat whilst in the apartment, please don't do it in the bedroom (especially on the bed). There's a dining table that's perfect for eating at!



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

5 nights minimum stay

171 Reviews

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Ricky User Profile
April 2017
Loren is a fantastic host, the apartment was fantastically clean and everything was perfectly provided.

Magda User Profile
February 2017
nice, cosy and very clean little place. Walking distance from public transport.

Kristy User Profile
January 2017
Highly recommended! A very cute place, and so close to the city and the tram. Loren was a fabulous host, and left lots of notes so we could find everything easily. We greatly enjoyed our stay! Thank you so much Loren!

Isabel/Roedolf User Profile
December 2016
Very easy to get around with the tram and walking distance to MSG and Fitzroy gardens. A lovely neighborhood and a hassle free check-in. The Host was very accommodating and her recommendations were fabulous.

Nina User Profile
November 2016
Loren, was really friendly and accomodating!! We had a few last minute changes reguarding an extra person and Loren was really prompt in finding a solution and accomodating us all. The apartment is beautiful and impeccably clean. We had a fantastic stay! Thank you.

Kim User Profile
September 2016
Loren could not have been more helpful, friendly or accommodating!! Her apartment is indeed Trés Charming and the location is brilliant -- one block from Bridge Rd! The linen was beautiful quality too! Loren was available for any queries and gave great advice re: eating options. I really did feel like I was staying at a girlfriend's place - delightful!

Mathilde User Profile
July 2016
Loren's apartment was very cosy, tidy and clean. I love the charming gypsy Mexican decoration. The location was great too. At less that 2minutes walk, you will find a lot of coffee shops and bus station. I definitely recommend the place.

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Melbourne, AustraliaJoined in August 2010
Loren User ProfileLoren is a superhost.

I'm 32, active, outgoing, open-minded, friendly and reliable. I took my time acquiring a double degree in International Business/Japanese and am now kept pretty busy directing a charity (that has nothing to do with either of course) that I founded in 2013. I have lived in lots of different cities around the world and experienced a host of very different living arrangements (pun always intended), so I was pretty well accustomed to this gig before Airbnb even existed.

I like to run, learn Spanish (my partner is Mexican), travel, appreciate art, shop, wine, dine and board game. I get my kicks from real-life auctions, discovering exotic fruits and vegetables at my weekend farmers market, and meeting interesting people.

Languages: English, Español, 日本語
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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