Penthouse, Private Bath, Sea View!

Apartment - Private room · Park St, South Melbourne, VIC 3205, Australia

South Melbourne. Centrally located quiet secure apartment, perfect for solos or couples. Private bathroom & toilet. Ducted air conditioning & heating throughout apartment.
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The Space

Welcome to historic South Melbourne!
Lovely room in top floor apartment with security entry, 2km (1.2 miles) from the city centre, 4km from St Kilda , 1.5 km from South Melbourne beach, and walking distance through parkland to the MCG and Rod Laver Arena. Safe comfortable accommodation for maximum 2 people.

Your Room
There is an exceptionally comfortable queen size bed, your very own private bathroom, with a shower over bath, and separate toilet. All bed linen and fresh fluffy towels are supplied, including beach towels for the pool or beach.
There's also a hairdryer, bathrobes, snuggly rugs and chiropractic pillows.
You will have stunning panoramic views over South Melbourne, Port Phillip Bay and Albert Park from every room. You can watch the ferry leave for Tasmania at sunset, or hot air balloons at sunrise.

Amenities
A separate laundry with large washer, dryer and laundry products is available to freshen up those travel clothes - no charge.
Fast unlimited wireless internet is included and available through the whole apartment. A laptop is available with guest log in.
Other fun additions are a heated pool, tennis court (two racquets available) and a gym.
A supermarket and bottle shop is a handy 50 metres away. There's a barbecue on the balcony too.

For those who like to cook, you have full use of the kitchen, or there are plenty of restaurants, cafes and pubs close by for those who don't!

For breakfast, you're welcome to help yourself to tea/coffee, yoghurt, cereal and toast.

And just in case it rains (in Melbourne??) there are plenty of new and old movies, books, Kindle and audio books for your phone/ipad and board games to keep you entertained.

Where To Go?
The score on the “walkscore” website is 95/100 which means it's really close to everything you need and yes, you can walk there!

How to Get Here
Jetbus or Starbus airport shuttles will bring you right to the front door.
MYKI cards are supplied for public transport, just top up as you go.

The Botanic Gardens and Shrine of Remembrance are at the top of the street, along with the famous Tan walking/jogging track.

Explore South Melbourne, famous for once having a hotel on nearly every corner to cater for the "six o'clock swill" of the 1960’s!
Melbourne Aquatic Centre with wave pool, spas, squash courts and more is a short walk away at Albert Park Lake.
There is a Melbourne bike share station on our street corner too.

Guest Access

The whole apartment is available for guests to share, except of course my bedroom and ensuite.

The Neighborhood

Clarendon Street is a short walk and has something for everyone - beautiful wide streets and footpaths, cobblestone lanes, lots of restaurants, cafes and bars, eclectic shopping, a great market, it's much more local and friendly, and still within walking or tram distance of the city

Getting around

Catch a tram literally at the front door (#55) to take you straight to Melbourne Convention Centre, Southbank and Crown, the Aquarium, the CBD, then on to Queen Victoria Market and even Melbourne Zoo.
The domain interchange stop is just two blocks away, where you can catch trams to almost anywhere in inner Melbourne. It takes just ten minutes to almost everything - for the city, Federation Square, Southbank and major sporting venues, take any tram northbound. For St Kilda it's #16, Chapel Street #6, Toorak Road #8.
For drivers, it's two minutes to Citylink, twenty to the airport. Street parking is free overnight and on weekends.

Other Things to Note

There are NO cleaning fees.
I will email directions for arrival following booking confirmation.
More detailed information is available on arrival, along with Myki cards and WIFI password.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 1
Extra people: $14 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • We were very lucky chosing Judy as our host in Melb. Everything is just perfect: location, room, bathroom. Situated on the 11th floor you have a great view over the city and you can even watch the ships coming in or leaving.
    Judy is such a lovely host, very good to talk to and was always keen to offer the best recommondation we asked for.
    In short: there's nothing to complain about. We loved our three nights in her apartment and especially appreciate the evenings talking to her. Thank you Judy for everything, we enjoyed it very, very much and really want to come back one day.

    April 2014
  • My stay with Judy was fantastic. The accommodation was clean, comfortable and quiet, it was close to supermarkets and transport. Thank you so much for a lovely stay in South Melbourne, i shall return and highly recommend you.

    April 2014
  • Judy was a great hostess and her place was in a fantastic location - especially if going to Albert Park for the races. We woke up in the a.m. to the sound of F1 cars, you could see the jets and planes from the balcony. Downtown Melbourne was literally ten minutes via tram and a tons of places to walk to. Judy was helpful in providing us rain gear to bring to the F1 race, we were able to wash our laundry before leaving and she was just a pleasant individual to chat with. Thanks Judy for the great, clean accomadations!

    March 2014
  • I had a lovely time in Judy's apartment. She really pulled our all the stops and was incredibly helpful when it came to telling where to visit.
    She has great knowledge of the city and incredibly warm and welcoming.

    March 2014
  • I couldn't have asked for a better host on my first visit to Melbourne! Judy is a fount of knowledge and extremely great to talk to. I could have easily passed hours just chatting with her.

    On top of a great personality, Judy has worked hard to make her place welcoming to guests. I felt more like a friend staying for a visit than someone sharing space. I loved that there was so many brochures available in my room to help me in Melbourne since I wasn't sure what I wanted to do when I arrived. Her place is very convenient to downtown but also all of the areas south of the city. By far the best part of her place, though, is her view! It is simply stunning.

    March 2014
  • Thank you Judy
    What a great weekend starting with a very warm welcome
    The apartment was very comfortable with a wonderful bed and very clean bath area
    All was easy with Myki card all ready to go
    Lots of travel chats and laughs
    Many thanks and if you want a home form home weekend in Melbourne you will find a great Host and home at Judy't airbnb
    Enjoy your travel adventures Judy

    February 2014
  • I never realized how much Melbourne had to offer until I stayed in Judy's beautiful penthouse condo. There is something to do and see from every direction out her front entrance. The building she is in is very clean and secure, even late at night. The sunset from her balcony is postcard quality. I had not made any definitive plans for this part of my trip so. I took Judy's advice everyday. I covered a lot of ground by walking and the tram was always an option if I got tired. It was always nice to come home to Judy and share my daily adventures. She has a genuine interest in people and is so easy to talk to that we kept each other up later than we should have. I would truly recommend this host to anybody who is looking for a clean, comfortable place to experience Melbourne.

    February 2014
  • Judy's place is perfectly located in the heart of South Melbourne, with great transport links to the city. The apartment is clean and tidy with plenty of privacy, but Judy also gave me a warm welcome and made me feel at home. A great place to stay if you want the freedom to come and go as you please whilst also having your own space. Thanks Judy!

    February 2014
  • THANK YOU JUDY!!!! Wow what a amazing time we had with you!! This was our first ever bnb experience and it just felt like we were home at ours!!!! Relaxed, and lots of chats and laughs, and a great meal out at Honey!!! Thanks for the tv to watch the night games of tennis, you now have your channels back LOL. I would recommend anyone to stay here, it was just FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!! If we come back in 2015 to the aussie open we are booking our bed at yours!! Thank you again!!

    January 2014
  • An ideally located apartment in South Melbourne, close to public transport to the CBD and the Melbourne Parklands. Judy keeps a smart and comfortable apartment with great views. We were welcomed warmly and shared travel experiences while there with our generous host.

    January 2014
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Hello! I'm an empty nester with a lovely spare room available to guests. I work in the city with a government department, in educational quality assurance. Hosting overseas and local guests has been a great experience over the last few years and enabled me to achieve one of my dreams too - criss-crossing USA by overnight trains, car, bus and plane, staying with Airbnb hosts in some great places. What a fantastic trip and never to be forgotten experience!!! My travels include New Zealand, Bali and Vietnam, and there's a lot more to see yet. I have an enquiring mind, enjoy the company of interesting people, love music and movies.
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