Inner Melbourne Holistic Lifestyle

House - Private room · City Rd, South Melbourne, VIC 3205, Australia

South Melbourne is a vibrant and safe neighborhood 5 mins from CBD with excellent transportation (including to and from the airport). Known for its quality cafés, restaurants & visitor destinations.

Your host, Carmen
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South Melbourne is a vibrant and safe neighborhood 5 mins from CBD with excellent transportation (including to and from the airport). Known for its quality cafés, restaurants & visitor destinations.

The Space

There is a shuttle bus from the airport to the front door ($20) or taxi ride (approx. $60).

The home recently featured in the Financial Review and The Age Newspapers (7.3.2014) for it's enhancing renovation.

Adjoined to a Holistic Therapy Centre which provides Herbal and Homeopathic treatment, Lifestyle counselling and Massage Therapy.

If the calendar is booked for this listing the master bedroom can be found at;

Free parking is available (to be organised when the booking is made)

Is in the center of a quiet area of the home. It is dark, private and very conducive for sleeping well. The large single bed is particularly comfortable. A ceiling fan, large mirror, writing desk & chair, and decorative storage cabinet complement the room.

The toilet is located just across the hallway and is almost exclusively for the guests use.

Internet (ethernet and wifi) is reliable and fast.

Clean and spacious with hair-dryer, soap, shampoo, and conditioner provided.

Lockable door.

Guests have almost exclusive use of the bathroom as the owner utilises the Therapy Centre and nearby Gym bathroom facilities.

Very light, bright and clean living areas with polished floorboards, high ceilings and Victorian era features. Modern kitchen,bathroom and furnishings. There's an outdoor downstairs garden and another roof top garden with city views. Hydronic heating. Spacious and comfortable.

This home has everything you need to guarantee an enjoyable stay in Melbourne.

Complete with: Fully equipped kitchen for use during meal times

Laundry Washing machine ($4) & dryer ($4) or clothes line available for stays of 3 days or more.

Holistic treatment & Therapeutic Massage Therapy to enhance your stay at guest prices.

Guest Access

Comfortable private room, lounge room, kitchen, outdoor rooftop city viewing garden and also the ground floor garden.

Is continental, a selection of; Sourdough bread from the local Bakery with organic and tasty spreads, cereal and homemade muesli.
Gluten free and low carb breakfast options available (please message me for this extra option).

Free parking (to be arranged prior to arrival)

Interaction with Guests

I enjoy being home to welcome guests and to provide any information that may be required for your stay.

I provide the level of interaction that guests prefer. This may be the space required to suit the visit (the house is large and my schedule can be busy so I may rarely be seen) or daily friendly interaction to discuss events, recommendations and activities.

The Neighborhood

Within a couple of minutes is the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Crown Casino, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Arts Centre, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Etihad stadium, Vintage stores, South Melbourne Market and Southbank.

Take a lovely 15- 20 min walk along the affluent, buzzing Southbank Promenade to the city. This path stretches along the south side of the Yarra River and is Melbourne's Leisure & Entertainment Precinct with outdoor dining, sidewalk entertainment, top class retail and boutiques and theatres. A market is held on Sunday mornings..

The 96 tram from City Rd (a 2 min walk away) goes directly into the CBD or to St Kilda.

Beach and water sports 5 mins away and a beautiful beachfront promenade runs to St Kilda.

The No 1 Tram goes directly the Arts Precinct, Theatre District and Federation Square which showcases daily events and is the heart of Melbourne.

There are many excellent wine bars, cafés and restaurants close by, fresh produce at the South Melbourne Market and a supermarket a couple of minutes away.

Close by is the Botanical gardens with beautiful floral walks and lakes, and a wide array of events, theatre and outdoor musical festivals.

Getting around

There is a shuttle bus from the airport to the front door ($20) or taxi ride (approx. $60).

Public Transport is located practically at the doorstep and will take you absolutely anywhere you need to go in Melbourne.

Myki cards can be borrowed for topping up and getting around on all public transport.

The City Rd 96 tram stop is a 2 minute walk away and runs from 5am- midnight through the week and til about 1am on Friday and Saturday nights.

The bus from the city stops across the road (Garden City; 250 & 251)

Melbourne Bike Share station - a great way to cycle wherever your heart desires.

Most places are easy to walk to. The CBD is a lovely 20min walk along the Yarra river through Southbank.

Maps and full details will be sent when your booking is confirmed.

Other Things to Note

The preferable time for check in is between 2pm- 8pm. This can be flexible, but it’s necessary that you contact me with details *before* you send the booking request through, just to make sure the time you have in mind will be possible.

There is a cleaning fee of $30 for stays of 2 nights or less.


This is a great find for guests visiting Melbourne for a conference or an event, who are holidaying, or for those who are fortunate to be moving to Melbourne, and need somewhere to stay while looking for something permanent.

If you are inquiring about staying, please provide some information on your profile and/or some general information about yourself is appreciated.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Security Deposit: $290
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • This was my first AirB&B stay. I needed a warm, comfortable, safe & friendly place, walking distance from Melbourne CBD, at a fair price. Carmen's was perfect for my 5 night mid winter stay. The view of the city skyscraper from the roof garden was an added wow!

    July 2014
    Response from Carmen:

    It was great to meet Leena... the garden has been accomplished!

    July 2014
  • This was a perfect stay for me. Carmen's place is beautiful and filled with good energy! My room was lovely and the bed was super comfortable. The location was really convenient, with the Melbourne markets and Coventry street just a few blocks away. It is also walking distance to the CBD (15-20min). Carmen was a great host, friendly, generous and caring. I would definitely stay with her again.

    June 2014
    Response from Carmen:

    I enjoyed meeting Cristel and yes do come and stay again when your busy traveling schedule brings you again to Melbourne! Thanks again for being a lovey guest and inspiring person.

    June 2014
  • My stay at Carmen's was great. Carmen was a great host. The room was cozy and private. Location was excellent. I would recommend staying here to my closest friends :)

    June 2014
    Response from Carmen:

    Thanks Sarah, I enjoyed meeting. Best wishes with all the future travel!

    June 2014
  • Carmen's cozy home was perfect for my short stay in Melbourne. It´s a very modern, bright, and clean house. Carmen is also very friendly and helpful. The number 96 Tram Station, Clarendon St, the South Melbourne Market and Southbank are very close. I highly recommend it!

    June 2014
    Response from Carmen:

    I enjoyed meeting Leticia. Thanks for all the Melb Public Transport information that I've been passing on to other guests.

    June 2014
  • I really enjoyed my stay at Carmen's even though it was only for a short visit.
    Great place and a charming host. I was invited to share dinner with Carmen on the first night and we ended up chatting for hours about life and health it was lovely. The bedroom was fantastic for a relaxing deep sleep and the location was perfect being close to the fresh food markets and my yoga studio and only 10 minutes from the city. Recommend to everyone.

    May 2014
    Response from Carmen:

    I appreciate the review Rod. It was great to meet,share food, conversation and living space. I'll be happy to save the room for you in the future!

    May 2014
  • Lovely host, comfy house and very good sleep. It's a short 5 minute walk to tram line 96 that brings you into the CBD and from there anywhere.

    April 2014
    Response from Carmen:

    I enjoyed having you stay Thomas, and impressed with the work you do. Best wishes!

    April 2014
  • Staying with Carmen was welcoming easy. I arrived at a convenient time for me that equally worked well for Carmen, upon meeting I was shown the room and given key. Very busy over the week I was with Carmen having easy access in and out was excellent where I was quiet to come in during the late hours. If your new to Melbourne I'm positive Carmen will help you with your adventure, old to Melbourne you'll still find this place excellenlyt located with a tram mere minutes to the city. I'll be sure to stay with Carmem again, I was even offered cooked pizza but I already had plans :(

    April 2014
  • Thanks Carmen for your professional hospitality. Close to Melbourne CBD, off street parking and clean accommodation. House rules were clear and concise. Was truly central, great value and a real find. Wide selection of quality restaurants close by. Ticked all the boxes.

    March 2014
  • I stayed at Carmen place during a visit to Melbourne. The location is perfect to visit the town, 2 min walk to train stop than 5 min. to waterfront and the beautiful wald to Federation Square or 10-15 min. to Bourke street, pedestrian area in city center!! I couldn't have asked for a more comfortable location. My room was nice and quiet, and although the room had no window, the door had a glass upper part, so there was not total dark at night, a little litght came from the front door and fresh air from the rear door as the room is in a little corridor with bathroom just in front. It was very comfortable and I had good rest after long visits and walks in town!! The house has some rules, clear and easy to follow, so my stay was really pleasant, thank you Carmen

    March 2014
  • I stayed 1 week at the house of Carmen and had a nice room. It's closed to the city and has nice restaurants and shops around. Everything is possible to walk.

    March 2014
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La Trobe University, Phoenix Institute, Southern School of Natural Therapies
I love my life, believe in what I do and feel deeply satisfied achieving health and wellbeing results for myself and clients. I enjoy where I live, the local cafes, restaurants, parks and gardens, Melbourne in general. Northern N.S.W, Ubud, The Great Ocean Rd, The Murray River, country Victoria, a wedding in India have been recent holiday destinations. I've lived in Melbourne for 30 years and 15 out of those years in South Melbourne. It's a great place to live and I've come to know Melbourne well over the time I've been here. As a host, I'm here to help your visit to Melbourne be whatever you desire it to be and can provide my experience, local tips and information. What makes my world go round? Great food, enjoyable company, living well, keeping fit, peace of mind and rewarding activity. Simple really.
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