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GERTRUDE STREET, FITZROY - with its multitude of cafes, bars, pubs, boutiques, restaurants, & art galleries you never need to leave Fitzroy.
But if you decide to, the city is a short, pretty stroll away or just jump on a tram at the end of our road and you're there in no time. Carlton is just on the other side of one park, Richmond on the other side of another (walk to MCG, Rod Laver) etc etc etc.
I have 2 rooms available - the other listing is http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/150729 - and this listing is for the lovely private top floor of my large 3 level house all to yourself with a double room, bathroom, balcony & study. Very clean, lots of natural light, vintage furnishings and a super comfortable queen bed.
This is an excellent spot for guests in Melbourne for a short time who want to live like a local. Or for those lucky folk who are moving to Melbourne (nice choice!) it's a great landing pad while you look for something permanent.
Located in between action-packed Brunswick and Smith Streets, this is a fantastic, diverse area full of great cafes, restaurants, wonderful local pubs, art galleries, parks, live music venues, decent architecture and the Melbourne Museum. The beloved #86 tram ('tramily') and #112 are just at the end of the road.
All only minutes walk away are:
CAFES - Sonido, De Clieu, Arcadia, Birdman, Enoteca, Rosamond, La Niche, Storm In A Teacup, Grub, etc...
PUBS - The Napier, The Union, Workers Club, Builders Arms, The Gertrude, Grace Darling etc...
BARS - Radio, Alia, YahYahs, Mr Wow's, Los Barbudos etc...
COCKTAIL BARS - The Everleigh, The Elk Room, Dirty Secrets, Black Pearl, etc...
RESTAURANTS - Moon Under Water, Belle's Diner, Anada, Ladro, Charcoal Lane, Cutler & Co etc...
VINTAGE STORES - Smith Street Bazaar, Vintage Garage, Nook, Used etc...
BOUTIQUES - Obus, Edgely, Akira, Left, NomD, Bruce, Signet Beaureau, Handsome, etc...
GALLERIES - 200 Gertrude, Dianne Tanzer, Seventh, Australian Galleries, Print Workshop, Charles Smith Galleries etc...
VINYL - Title Books & Records, The Searcher, Northside, etc
HAIR//TATOOS- Barbarella, Dr Follicles, Rosie & Claire, Cherry, Tattoo Magic, etc...
SPECIALTY STORES: Aesop, Crumpler Bags, Books for Cooks, Spacecraft Design, Shop Sui, Rose Chong Costumes, Little Salon, Cottage Industry, Metal Couture, etc...
the list goes on ... and on....and on...
The house has all the mod cons mixed in with vintage collectables. And rare in Melbourne in that it is very light and bright.
Guests are welcome to help themselves to the kitchen on Level 2 which has organic breads & from our local Fatto A Mano organic bakery. If you want to cook there are organic oils etc to get you started and plenty of cupboard & fridge space.
Breakfast - help yourself to the organic breads, spreads, juices & fair-trade teas ... the coffee on our doorstep is too good to justify keeping coffee in the house (seriously, there is no coffee in the house). 'The Guardian' newspaper is delivered every Thursday and Melbourne's excellent 'The Saturday Paper' every weekend.
Your own rooms are - good size bedroom with super comfortable queen bed, tv/dvd player (help yourself to the 100+ dvd's in the lounge), study, balcony and bathroom. Please help yourself to the organic shampoo/conditioner/body wash/hairdryer.
The set up is very independent and sometimes we might rarely cross paths as I am out a lot but I'm always contactable if you need anything.
FROM THE AIRPORT - I recommend "StarBus Airport Shuttle" - door to door service from 5am till 7pm, 7 days. Cut and paste StarBus Airport Shuttle into your search engine for more info. Or a taxi for approx $55 is the fastest.
Needless to say, I love it here, you will too!
Smoking: strictly outside-outside with the doors closed please :)
Your own level, shared living areas, kitchen & balconies on level 2, laundry and front door access on level 1.
This is a very independent set up. My rooms and other guest room are on level 1 but usually we are all out enjoying Melbourne. I'm always contactable on my phone.
Diversity, cafes, boutiques, galleries, pubs, parks, restaurants, cocktail bars, music.
There is so much to offer in Fitzroy you could spend most of your time getting around on foot, but there is a tram at the end of the lane way that takes you straight into the city.
Oh Fitzroy, you are a treasure.
"My stay with Ramona was absolutely fantastic! Not only did she keep in touch before I arrived to help me find a ride from the airport, but she also always gave me great suggestions on where to eat or get my morning coffee. Fitzroy was a wonderful place to stay and I would love to stay with Ramona again if I get back to Melbourne." -- Jakob Boxberger
Ramona is a generous and thoughtful host. The accommodation is decorated with style and is also extremely comfortable. It's a great pleasure to stay there. Many thanks for having me, Laura
As always, Ramona is bright and friendly, and very helpful with local information. The room is still very clean and comfortable, and her house is immaculate; a fantastic stay once again.
We loved staying at Ramona's!
Fantastic location, quiet, private, light and airy, clean, comfortable, beautifully decorated etc etc. Everything was so easy and well organised and Ramona was always contactable, responsive and the perfect host.
Thanks Ramona! We will be back!
I could not have enjoyed my stay here more! The house is in an amazing location within steps of the tram. Ramona is amazing with communication, making sure that I had very precise instructions to take me right to the front door without incident. The suburb is quiet and safe, you'll have no worries walking home at night. The room itself, as well as the rest of the house, is beautifully furnished and not too cluttered. I am a stickler for cleanliness and Ramona did not disappoint. The house was spotless. She also pays attention to the finer details with making sure I had maps of the local area, myki card for the tram, a copy of the house guide and a spare set of keys for the friend joining me halfway through. She also set clean towels in my bed with a little block of organic chocolate on top welcoming me to the room which was a lovely touch. The few times I did see Ramona she was friendly, willing to have a quick chat or give me some travel tips. She was also super accommodating when it came time for me to leave. Even though she had other guests arriving to my room, she allowed me to keep the spare set of keys and leave my bags downstairs until I headed to the airport which I was incredibly grateful for and yet another little touch that makes this place so great. If you want to stay in a bright, clean, private room close to shops, cafes, public transport, the CBD and with a lovely host then you've found your place.
I stayed with Ramona for 5 nights as I was visiting my children who had recently located to Melbourne from Perth. Also it was my birthday!
The accommodation was exactly as stated on the website and I was pleased to find that it was clean and comfortable with all my needs met. The miki card was very convenient as was all the other maps and guides located in the study area. The location in Fitzroy was exactly what I was looking for: nearby cafes and bars, the tram stop at the end of the street, and when energetic, a 30 minute walk into the CBD.
As I was out and about with the children most of the time, I hardly saw Ramona, and her tasty breads and muffins on offer were overlooked, however, everything was there if needed.
The time went too quickly and hopefully it won't be too long before I return.
We had an amazing stay at Ramona's lovely apartment. She is such a warm and welcoming host, and her care and attention to detail is second to none. The apartment is situated in a fabulous location, walking distance to cafes, bars, shopping and a tram ride to where ever you need to go. She goes that extra mile to ensure a memorable experience. We will be back. Thanks for making us feel so welcome Ramona.
The room was amazingly cozy & comfortable, and Ramona was beyond helpful ensuring I had a great time in the city.
Would most certainly stay here again!
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Thanks so much Ramona
Ramona's space was absolutely beautiful, impeccably clean and nicely furnished. She knew the area well, and was able to give good advice on dining and drinking. She was a very attentive hostess. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a beautiful place to stay in Melbourne. I really can't praise my experience enough.
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