Relax in a colourful, older style character filled apartment in leafy, bayside suburb that still has great access to the city/CBD. Easy going, relaxed respectful guests welcome.
Relax in this quirky, colourful, beachside apartment. Close to beaches and cafes, the apartment is lovely and cool in summer, and comfortable in winter.
It's a two-bedroom ground-floor flat built in the early 1900s, in the leafy Melbourne bayside suburb of Elwood. It has unusually high ceilings, large windows and natural wooden floorboards. The lounge and bedrooms have plenty of light whatever the season.
The kitchen has just been renovated. It features a drawer dishwasher, new stove, slim silver fridge, wooden floor and yellow and blue walls. The kitchen is well-equipped with a lot of quality cooking utensils and quirky crockery and cooking in it is fun.
The apartment has a high-speed internet connection which guests can use for free. I have no TV, by choice. Lots of music though, with a stereo in the lounge and a lovely retro-posh radio in kitchen. And quite a few books and games (monopoly, scrabble, backgammon etc).
The flat is light-filled and airy with relaxing, colourful decor. The spacious lounge room is the perfect place to relax, with two large windows looking out to the front garden with its mix of native Australian and European trees. The front patio is good for bicycle storage and porch sitting.
The pink bathroom features a big, deep, claw-foot bath with an original early-1900s shower. It's got great water pressure and the hot water is plentiful. The front-loading washing machine is efficient and easy to use. I have a dryer out the back that can be hooked up for long term guests paying for their own utilities.
Elwood is leafy, relaxed, close to the tourist spots of St Kilda (Luna Park, beach, Salt Sea Baths) and the more culturally diverse Carlisle St (Easter-European delis, cafes, supermarkets, train station) and the quiet, old-world Ripponlea (Jewish Orthodox, train station, and the excellent Melbourne restaurant Attica).
The beach is just a 15 min walk/7 min cycle away; the apartment is close to both St Kilda and Elwood beaches.
It's close to the train and tram, taking you into the city in 20/30 minutes - or a leafy 30min bike ride.
This apartment would suit easy-going, highly trustworthy, communicative, respectful and clean guests who likes an abode that is comfortable and bohemian without being five-star and modern. Please note that guests need to leave the flat in a tidy and clean state - rubbish thrown out, linen stripped off beds, no perishables left in fridge, all dishes away and furniture left where you found it.
I'm into art, yoga, recycling and social justice issues. Open to people of all cultures, sexualities, ages and so on! The flat has two small steps to enter so unfortunately it's not wheelchair accessible but would be fairly accessible for people with other access issues as it's all on one floor and door frames are wide. The shower is in the deep bath however.
Please note that it's first in first served with bookings so if you are keen to stay please book as soon as you know you want to.
There is a fee of $15 each per person if the booking is for more then 2 adults. That fee only applies to adults (over 18 years of age).
I am seeking longer bookings mid May to early Oct in 2015 as I will be overseas for about 4 months and can offer cheaper rates for longer bookings. Please let me know if you are interested. The end date can be a little flexible.
The whole apartment.
Green leafy streets, close to bay, close to funky shopping areas, multicultural (European), parks, close to St Kilda. Close to multiple public transport options.
Tram, train, bus and cycle paths.
I have been really impressed by Airbnb guests - always had lovely, interesting and respectful guests. My philosophy is that generosity begets generosity.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Extra people:||$14 / night after 2 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||3 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$560 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$2055 /month|
Nice - everything just as she said. Nice location easy to the beach / tram / supermarket. Loads of great books - excellent stay.Wish i was still there.
Bree is very helpful. The house is comfortable and the decorations are cute and amazing. The house is near the beach and It's easy to take the train to downtown.
We really enjoyed our stay in Elwood, the location was great for us and close to Number 67 tram, and the flat was very comfortable with large rooms, would definitely suit a family without crowding each other in the least. The kitchen was well equipped with all the usual including dishwasher. We did not miss having a TV in the slightest and so enjoyed the wifi. Do eat at Lezzet (the Turkish lace on Brighton Rd, just a couple of blocks).
We had a great stay in Melbourne and found Bree's flat very comfortable. Good location for us and would recommend it.
Bree was very helpful and her place is great. Very clean, tidy and conveniently located. We really enjoyed our stay!
Bree's apartment was a cool haven in the hottest of Melbourne temperatures! It is a beautiful space full of character, quirky decorations and neat features. My son, husband and I were very comfortable and loved using this as a base to explore the city and beyond. The myki cards were a really nice touch as was the wifi!
Bree was easy to communicate with with ideas for places to explore. I would not hesitate to recommend her and her beautiful home. We hope to be back!
WOW we were so impressed with Bree's apartment! Clean, neat, loads of character and so homely. We had a great time looking at all Bree's treasures that were lovingly placed throughout the apartment. Lots of books and games were also available. This apartment is real value for money. We were blessed to meet Bree and she was a lovely host. Everything we needed was there and cooking in the kitchen was a breeze as it was so well stocked with everything from utensils to cooking ingredients. The appliances were great, even made me consider buying a dishwasher the same as Bree's; so practical. The area was lovely and peaceful too. And so close to the tram and train. Bree even has some Myki cards (Melbourne's transport ticket system) available for us to use. Coles and other shops were only a short drive but we preferred to walk. In walking distance were some lovely cafés and restaurants and a convenience store. A week wasn't long enough, but when we left it already had begun to feel like a home away from home. Thanks Bree!
My mother and mother-in-law loved staying at Bree's flat. Great location and great apartment...always something new to look at. They were very impressed with her selection of books and unique trinkets! Thanks Bree!
Great apartment with lots of character in a safe and leafy suburb. Very close to a tram to the city, and a 10 minute walk to the bars in St. Kilda.
We would definitely stay there again.
Bree's apartment is lovely, artfully quirky, and tucked away on a quiet, leafy street that's a short walk from the train and an armload of cafés and shops. The bed was comfortable, the shower water was hot, and the kitchen even had a dishwasher: what more could a weary traveler want? Additionally, Bree left us with some myki cards for easy travel on the city's public transport --- very thoughtful!