About this listing
This 1860 Terrace, has been sympathetically renovated to retain it's period charm. Modern bathrooms, a country style kitchen, separate living and dining rooms, this property will meet the expectations of people seeking something special
An 1860 Terrace sympathetically renovated to retain it's period charm. Fitted with modern bathrooms, a country style kitchen, separate living and dining rooms, this is a property that will meet the expectations of people looking for an upmarket experience of Melbourne in a friendly 'at home' environment.
You will have full access to all the facilities in the house. This is my private home, and although I am generally able to vacate when people want to take both rooms, there are times when I may need to stay in my studio at the rear of the courtyard. In these instances I will need to share the kitchen with you, which has not proved to be an issue for previous guests. If you are specifically looking for a property where the host is not present, please enquire as to whether I can accommodate your requirements.
There are two bedrooms available on the second story. One large room with Queen Bed and heaps of wardrobe space and a smaller room fitted with two single beds and cupboard storage. They are available separately or together for a visiting family or friends. There are two bathrooms along the hallway .
The kitchen is fully available however with so many great cafes around you'll probably decide to go out for most meals. If you would like to entertain friends, please ask me about this prior to booking. I will have a stock of the basics for brecky. Tea, coffee and some cereal if required.
One car parking permit is also available ($50 refundable deposit applies). As my rooms are also listed separately on airbnb , the precious parking permit goes to 'first in best dressed'. Please enquire as to availability on booking.
Fitzroy is Melbourne’s equivalent of Soho in London and New York, the Left Bank in Paris or Greenwich Village. Here you will find a profusion of restaurants of every nationality, wine bars, clubs and venues famous for music from all over the world. I can point you to my favorites, and to others as well.
Public transport via tram is about a minutes walk out the front door and it's pretty easy to get anywhere you'd like without making too many route changes. I'll have some tram route maps available for you and can advise best ways to get where you want to go. Walking to the city and the iconic MCG is easy and picturesque.
Children are welcome at Chunky House provided they aren't encouraged to slide down the banister.
Entire house on basis described above.
Interaction with Guests
As guests require or wish.
Cafes, restaurants, shopping,wonderful architecture, parks and of course the 'locals'. Proximity to CBD, MCG, Museum and numerous galleries.
Fantastic tram system a 2 minute walk from my front door. Star Shuttle bus departs from a local hotel directly to and from airport.
Food not permitted in bedrooms and I'd prefer any little ones to eat and drink only in the kitchen/dining areas. I have grandchildren and am conscious of the extra cleaning they can necessitate. Energy consciousness greatly appreciated.
Keren was a good host and made us feel welcome. Her house was warm and cosy. Rooms and bathrooms were clean. Beds were comfortable with good linen. Keren also bought bread and eggs for our breakfast.
The location is good, close to shops and restaurants. The tram stop to the city is 5 mins from the house. We enjoyed our stay and will not hesitate to book with Keren again.
Keren has a very beautiful home, which deceptively large so don't be thrown by the photos or the area it is in. The stay went without issue with public transport and many cafes and restaurants nearby. 10/10 will recommend friends and family check out the availability when travelling to Melbourne.
Keren's home is light, airy, cosy, comfortable and full of beautiful art and furnishings. My husband and I stayed with our two children, while visiting friends and family in various suburbs of Melbourne, and the house proved to be ideal for us. The comfortable beds and central heating were most welcome in the middle of a Melbourne winter.
For anyone who wants to be in the heart of Fitzroy, the location cannot be beaten. The house is on a quiet street, but less than a block from Gertrude St, and an easy walk to Smith St, Brunswick St, Carlton Gardens and a number of tram routes.
Keren was a very efficient and welcoming host, who made sure we had everything we needed, including guides to the area and the all-important Myki cards for public transport.
I would recommend this listing to anyone.
Keren's place is lovely, and in a fantastic neighbourhood! A sick child kept us from exploring as much as we would have liked, but the house was a great place to land and get our bearings. Keren was available for local advice and a good chat over a glass of wine. I only wish the weather has been warmer so we could have enjoyed her charming patio.
Beautiful home and great host. Our family had a wonderful stay in this perfectly located home in Fitzroy. Thank you so much Keren!
My wife, 10 month old son and I had a fantastic stay with Keren. The house is beautiful and has everything you need for a comfortable stay in Melbourne.
Keren made us feel very welcome in her home and was more than happy to share advice and offer assistance where she could.
The front upper bedroom gets beautiful morning sun making every morning a pretty special morning to wake up too.
The location of the property is excellent as well, right between Brunswick street and Smith street, I don't think you could ask for a better location for food, shopping and easy access to the many things that make Melbourne a place to visit.
I would be more than delighted to stay in Keren's place the next time we venture to Melbourne.
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About the Host, Keren
Hi - Welcome to my house.
I've been a leading business person and conduct my advisory service to both the not for profit and private sectors from my home office/studio apartment.
Being a mother of two grown daughters and grandmother to four, I'm very child friendly. I'm a relatively seasoned traveler and understand the needs of those seeking the unusual but also wanting something special, accommodation beyond the impersonal experience of hotels. You will find your stay warm, friendly and memorable.