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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, Archie's, Arcadia, Birdman, Rosamond, La Niche, Storm In A Teacup, Like Minded, Major Major, Grub, etc...
PUBS - The Napier, The Union, Workers Club, Builders Arms, The Gertrude, Grace Darling etc...
BARS - Enoteca, YahYahs, Beach Burrito, Mr Wow's, Mr Scruff, Los Barbudos etc...
COCKTAIL BARS - The Everleigh, The Elk Room, Dirty Secrets, Black Pearl, etc...
RESTAURANTS - Moon Under Water, Anada, Ladro, Charcoal Lane, Cutler & Co etc...
VINTAGE STORES - Smith Street Bazaar, Vintage Garage, Nook, Used etc...
BOUTIQUES - Obus, Edgely, Akira, Left, Handsom, The Standard Store, 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, 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' and Melbourne's excellent 'The Saturday Paper' are delivered weekly. The kitchen lights are tucked between the linen cupboard and the kitchen wall on the dining room side,
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.
Interaction with Guests
This is a very independent set up. My rooms and another guest room is on Level 1 but we are all usually out and about 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.
Other Things to Note
Oh Fitzroy, you are a treasure.
- Please call out 'hi!' or 'bye!' when you use the front door.
- Please ensure the front door is always locked.
- The records/player are just for my personal use.
- The wooden cabinet in the dining room, the alcohol and the kitchen cabinets with rubber bands on them are just for my personal use.
Really .. please sing out 'hi' when you walk in the door and 'bye' when you walk out of it ... it's nice to know who is or isn't around :)
I loved to spent my time in Fitzroy and in the amazing apartment of Ramona. She's very kind and helpul with her suggestions. The house is very clean and full of amenities.
Melbourne is a sensational city and Ramonas amazing place has it all....
Location, style, quirkiness, blankets and the lovely Ramona.
Melbourne has just been rated the best city to live on earth yet again. It's so good we can't stay away. We are moving to your hood Ramona.. Look out!
Lots of love lush and aurora.
Ramona's place was perfect in every way - super clean, amenities were as described (if not better!) and the whole place was warm and comfortable.
Ramona is a wonderful host who made every part of my visit easy. She was very welcoming and friendly and goes out of her way to make this such a great place to stay.
Can't recommend this place enough!
Ramona is a consummate host and if you’ve ever dreamed of having a flat in the middle of a great city, then this is the place stay. It is a beautiful home with everything you could want for a comfortable stay. We had the entire third floor and it was perfect. Our son joined us for a couple of days and had the small single downstairs. We walked and took the tram everywhere. Ramona had great suggestions for food, coffee, and places to see. We recommend highly.
This property is one of the best AirBNBs I've ever stayed at! Everything you could possibly need was always close at hand. Ramona was very welcoming and helpful as well. A must see.
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About the Host, Ramona
Hi there. I'm originally from New Zealand but moved to Melbourne 14 years ago.
Like most people who arrive in this wonderful city we think we are going to move on, but as soon as we get here ... well, there are reasons no-one ever wants to leave! I was lucky enough to find this great house in the best part of Fitzroy so here I still am. I have a habit of collecting things hence all the vintage love around the house. Over the last decade+ I've shared my home with hundreds people from all around the world. Things I can't live without? Friends, freedom, Fitzroy... If you think my home sounds like your kind of pad I'd love to hear from you and know what brings you to Melbourne.