About this listing
A cosy, expansive house in a fantastic neighbourhood within walking distance of the city centre and the Australian Open tennis. Does require some cat-sitting.
Our 2-storey Victorian terrace in the heart of Bohemian Fitzroy in Melbourne is available for 1-2 guests for 9 days/nights only (while we're off at the beach). We just need you to feed our cat Basil each morning and evening (and give him a pat if he decides to be friendly).
You'll have access to a large home (other than our children's room and our small study). This means you'll sleep in our large upstairs master bedroom, with a comfy queen-sized bed. You'll have access to a full bathroom upstairs, and additional toilet downstairs, and our well-equipped kitchen/dining room. You are also welcome to lounge in front our big TV or stereo, or in the peaceful back garden.
We are about 25 metres from Brunswick Street, the coolest dining and shopping street in Melbourne, and only a 10 to 15 minute walk from the heart of the city (and an even shorter tram ride). The Melbourne Museum and Exhibition Buildings are just a few hundred metres away. It's a 30 minute walk to the Australian Open Tennis, mainly through lovely, shady parklands.
Our house was built in the 1870s, has very solid brick walls, high ceilings and loads of original features (polished floorboards, iron lacework, a large open, central staircase), but a modern kitchen, bathroom etc.
Given the location we're sure you'll spend much of your time exploring the neighbourhood full of shops, bars, cafes, restaurants, galleries and luscious green parks. But, when you need a rest our home is a lovely refuge.
Sorry, no pets, smoking or children.
Interaction with guests
We aim to be there for check-in, and then will simply be a phonecall away throughout the stay.
There are trams in very close vicinity (#11 tram is 75metres away, #96 is 200m away, #86 is 400m away). Trains are only 1km away (Parliament station).
No smoking, no pets, no young children.
Linen, towels, breakfast ingredients supplied.
You're welcome to use the kitchen facilities, but please advise that you will (so we can keep out of your way, or schedule use).
I'm an academic (an international business professor) from Melbourne, Australia. I'm in my early 40s and a non-smoker. My wife Catherine and I became regular users of Airbnb while traveling around the East Coast of the US in 2011. We hosted guests at our house in inner Melbourne (Fitzroy) for about 18 months.