About this listing
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.
The cosy living room is great for watching television, listening to music, reading, or just relaxing.
Yes I was made to feel very welcome despite me not being able to see the code key safe numbers well David patiently talked me through it. The cozy apartment was very well equipped indeed and very "homely" . The area is fantastic and bliss for me live music of various genres including the famous Dizzys Jazz Club and the wonderful MCG for Australian Football, plus innumerable great eating places and cafes. I would have gladly extended my stay had I not had other commitments. As discussed with David although there was happily a garage for off street parking as parking can be an issue in Richmond a permit for a visitor's car would have been ideal for me. Great pubs too. David and his wife Amy went the extra mile and managed to get a toilet bag and charger that I had left returned to me in person the next day. I would recommend the stay highly. Rick
A wonderfully located flat close to everything one needs from restaurants to public transport. Very easy to get to the city and major sporting grounds. David was welcoming as a host and made our stay very easy and simple. The apartment itself was furnished nicely and comfortable for two people to stay in. Highly Recommended.
perfect location for the stay in Melbourne (for the visit of our office).
Description to find keys and flat worked perfectly.
Pleasant stay in the apartment.
High-speed internet worked perfectly, good to have when being abroad.
I enjoyed my stay at David’s place in Richmond. David was friendly and welcoming and easy to contact via email, so picking up the keys went very smoothly. He left detailed instructions with the apartment so I hardly had any questions.
The apartment was as described (very sunny!) and everything was in good condition during my 3 week stay. It was great to have laundry and a dishwasher!
Although Richmond is outside of central Melbourne it was an easy trip by tram since the tram stop is quite close (2 minutes walk) and several trams go directly downtown. Shops, restaurants, grocery stores, and cafes are also close by on Bridge Road so there was lots to do in Richmond.
David was a great host his flexibility with the check-in was very welcoming. The listing description was accurate and the neighborhood was quiet with all basic needs around.
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.
About the Host, David
I'm a lecturer in international relations; and have a serious case of travel bug; NYC is a favoured destination, and our next dream destination is the Middle East -- Turkey, Israel, Lebanon (anywhere with good food, basically).