This is a terrific base for visitors to Melbourne, with its central location and plenty of distractions. We prefer bookings of more than two weeks and ideally one or more months. So this is a perfect place for longer-term visitors to the city.
The apartment is fully furnished, and will suit a single visitor, a couple, or even a small family. It is recently renovated, easy to maintain, well lit (thanks to large windows facing north, south and east), and commands a fantastic view east towards Mt Dandenong. We are located on the second floor, so there are some stairs to climb, and the building does not have an elevator.
The apartment is secure and situated on a quiet street. Make it yours while in Melbourne.
Amenities include a dishwasher, washing machine, television, microwave oven, iron & ironing board, and a WiFi modem. We can provide a cot suitable for a young child (under two years) upon request.
Interaction with Guests
We live only a short distance away, and are happy to help with anything that can make your stay more comfortable. But we also like to ensure you have complete privacy during your stay, and we won't bother you unless absolutely necessary. You can call or email us if you have any questions about your stay in Richmond.
Check-in time: 2:00pm*
Check-out time: 11:00am*
* Unless otherwise agreed in advance. Please let us know if you have any special circumstances, and we will try to accommodate your requests.
The apartment is only minutes from the Bridge Rd shopping and entertainment precinct. There you will find the best new fish and chipper in Melbourne, The Fish Market (272 Bridge Rd).
For those who love Asian food, Victoria Street and its vibrant 'Little Vietnam' is only a brisk walk away. Our picks are Quan 88 (located at 88 Victoria St) and Pho Hung Vuong 2 (150 Victoria St). Both serve great Vietnamese food at affordable prices.
Sports-lovers are in for a treat too, with the Melbourne Cricket Ground (cricket, Australian Rules football, sports museum), AAMI Stadium (home to three football codes), Rod Laver Arena (tennis) and more located in the direction of the city.
Bridge Rd and Chapel St (South Yarra) are well-known fashion strips. Swan St is also teeming with places to shop and eat. We recommend Agapi (Greek food) and Richmond Oysters (superb!).
Public transport is fantastic in this neighbourhood; it is a part of Melbourne where you can comfortably live without a car. On Bridge Rd, trams 48 and 75 take you into the city in 15 minutes via the MCG, or out to Hawthorn, Camberwell and other eastern suburbs. The No. 70 takes you to the city, via Rod Laver Arena (home to the Australian Open every January). The 78/79 tram (on Church St) goes north to Victoria Street, and south to South Yarra and St Kilda. Richmond and East Richmond stations are only a 15 minute-walk away. More information about each of these tram routes is available from (website hidden).
Other Things to Note
The kitchen is modern and well stocked with all essential items, but we do not have an oven. It is sufficient for most short-term visitors who wish to cook.
There is only one bed, but we can supply a baby's cot upon request. The apartment is therefore suitable only for one or two guests.
We provide linen, towels, and other 'basic' amenities (cleaning products for floors, windows, kitchen, shower etc, detergent and laundry powder). If you are staying for only a short term (a matter of days or weeks), this should be more than enough for your needs. If you stay longer, you can easily buy more of these products at the Coles supermarket located only five minutes away (on Church St).
We do not have unlimited download capacity with the modem. If you exceed the monthly limit, the speed of the modem will slow dramatically. So we request that you try to limit your use to email and basic web searches. Streaming movies and TV programs will quickly use up the available capacity, so we suggest you avoid the modem for these purposes.
We had a really great 3-weeks stay in David's Apartment.
Check-in and communication can't be better.
The Apartment is exactly as in the description.
We definitly felt at home, by the first day.
Thank you David, for such an authentic Melbourne experience.
The apartment is exactly the same as described, even better!
Especially with great air circulation, it's extremely comfortable when we were staying in the house.
The neighborhood is very safe and quiet.
We often went home late but didn't have to worry.
It's in the middle point of two tram stops, which is really convenient to commute to everywhere, perfect location.
There are supermarkets, bottle shops and plenty nice restaurants nearby.
The hosts are thoughtful and warm.
David's apartment is absolutely No.1 choice for anyone who's visiting Melbourne.
It is a cute, little and comfy apartment just as David described. We spent two weeks in there and felt very comfortable and welcomed by the host. The apartment is ideal place when you are on vacation or in a short trip in the wonderful city of Melbourne.
Loved our stay in Richmond, great location and lovely little bright apartment. Apartment has all you could need for a short stay and has one of the most comfortable beds we have slept on!
Host is friendly and very flexible -allowing us to check in early.
Would definitely recommend.
The flat was exactly as described and extremely convenient for our needs being so near our sons house. Very well equipped and quiet and with a very comfy bed too. My only thought was that perhaps the instructions might contain a few words about rubbish disposal and recycling options (useful for none Melbournians! ) David - thank you for kindly returning my husbands shoes !
Brilliant place to stay. Close to shops and restaurants and the tram to take us on our journeys into town and further. Melbourne Cup week is a great time to be in Melbourne as the whole city is geared up for it. Would fully recommend anyone going to stay at this location. Thank you David.
David is a fantastic host! He was quick to respond, gracious and very helpful and friendly. He let us check in early too which was great! The unit is in a great spot close to shopping and yummy restaurants and a tram stop. I am a cold frog so the heater and blankets were great! Because we were attending a convention we arranged for lite n easy to be delivered to the unit, no problem! We really enjoyed our stay.