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!
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.
- unlimited wifi
- tea/coffee/sugar/milk/Vegemite etc
- kitchen and laundry facilities (Global kitchen knives, Analon cookware)
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
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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!
From Jan 7 - 10, 2018 the minimum stay is 3 nights.
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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.