A Resort in the City - Southbank

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Sturt St, Melbourne, VIC 3006, Australia
Your host, Pauline
69 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

The Space

Resort style living in the city

JULY $150 night, 2 night stays accepted!

Whether you’re in town to explore the city, experience the nightlife, catch one of Melbourne’s many sporting events, attend a business event, visit friends or just relax by the pool – this is the ideal place to base yourself.

Regardless of whether it’s for one night or one month. A modern two bedroom apartment located in a resort style complex (complete with pool, spa, gym and tennis court) right next to the city in the heart of the Arts precinct; the Arts Centre, Melbourne Recital Centre, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Victoria and the Malthouse Theatre are all within a very short walking distance. And the heart of the city and the heart of South Melbourne are both just a walk or short tram ride away.

Along with the central location and great atmosphere of the village-style complex, the apartment has many features:·

2 bedrooms - With a queen sized bed in each. There also a single mattress which we can set up to accommodate a 5th guest.

1 bathroom, with separate toilet·

Large balcony overlooking central courtyard·

Patio at rear of apartment with large outdoor dining table and BBQ·

Kitchen, which you are welcome to use for cooking – and continental breakfast ingredients are provided·

Washing machine and dryer·

A very large screen TV and a few DVDs, just in case you want to spend some time on the comfy couch

We also have some great recommendations on things to do and see during you stay.

To begin with, here are just a few suggestions for things to do nearby:·

Go for a walk or run around the famous ‘Tan’ track, just two minutes away·

Stroll into the city for some shopping (or take the tram, which stops right out the front of the apartment complex)·

Walk just 5 minutes to the Southbank promenade and try out one of the many restaurants along the river – or try your luck at the Crown casino·

Head to the South Melbourne market for delicious fresh veggies, meat and deli products! (10 minute with tram, 20 minutes walking)· Brunch at one of the gorgeous cafes on Coventry Street in South Melbourne (10 minutes with tram, 20 minutes walking)· Check out an AFL or cricket match at the MCG (just a 15 minute walk away)

Emma and Dave looked after the apartment for me when my daughter Kate went to Europe. I am now in a position to look after the apartment myself. Emma and Dave have a room in their apartment in the same complex available for booking on Airbnb, if it is a room, rather than a whole apartment you are looking for.

I do have another apartment in this complex which may be available, and also an apartment right on the river, opposite the Melb Convention Centre with a river view. Check the out, if you click on 'more about the host' under my photo, then open my full profile and you will find links to my other listings.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about the property or the area.

Basically there is a 3 night minimum, but where there are 2 nights free between other bookings I will let it for the 2 nights.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $19 / night after 4 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Security Deposit: $145
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Excellent apartment in a brilliant (email hidden)uline (email hidden) , very accomodating and pleasure to deal with. Located in the cultural arts precinct of southbank walking distance to everything you need. Very convienient underground carparking .

    July 2014
  • Pauline was especially helpful in getting us settled in quickly and saw to our request for an extra bed very efficiently. The apartment is located in a central spot to everywhere ; botanical gardens, Crown esplanade/promenade, vic market and st kilda s beach. The underground car park is especially useful for families with a rented car as parking can get quite costly in Melbourne! Thanks Pauline for making feel at home.

    June 2014
  • Our family of 5 had a great stay at Pauline's apartment. It was clean and we were provided with essentials. Location was good. Pauline was very responsive all the time.

    My first experience has been good! Thanks Pauline!

    June 2014
  • Staying in Paulines apartment was great! Her daughter showed us everything and was very helpful with tips for Melbourne!
    Perfect location to reach the convention center and the CBD in a couple of minutes. The place is spacious and very comfortable and the inner yard was perfect to go for a swim! We really enjoyed our time here!

    June 2014
  • Pauline was a wonderful and thoughtful host and we had a wonderful stay. The unit is spacious and was perfect for our needs - and the two outdoor areas were wonderful for entertaining my 2 year old. I would definitely recommend it and would happily stay there again whenever I may be back in Melbourne.

    May 2014
  • Pauline and Kate were wonderful hosts. Kate met us at the door once we got to the apartment and had bought us breakfast essentials - really appreciated as we had just got off a long red-eye flight with our 1 year old boy.

    Pauline was quick to answer any queries we had and the wonderfully detailed folder filled in anything gaps we needed to know about the apartment, neighbourhood and places to visit in Melbourne.

    The apartment was well stocked with crockery, utensils and basic cooking necessities which made cooking in really easy.

    Thank you so much for making our visit to Melbourne wonderful!

    May 2014
  • My family's feedback...'Brilliant time in Melbourne', thanks to Pauline's clean and comfortable apartment in a super convenient location. They were really touched by her thoughtfulness....breakfast on arrival. A definite recommendation.

    May 2014
  • Pauline's apartment is lovely and neat. It was really easy to communicate with Pauline and she even let us check out a bit later so we wouldn't have to carry our luggage in the city under the rain. Not to mention the nibbles that we had in the fridge when we arrived.
    The location is perfect to discover the city, only 10 min by walking from federation square. We will highly recommend Pauline and her apartment to anyone who wants to visit the great city of Melbourne.

    May 2014
  • My parents and I had a lovely stay. Great location with just a short walk or tram ride to some of Melbourne's best attractions. The unit was full of all the basics which was fantastic for cooking a home cooked meal and washing. Get in quick before it books out ;-)
    Thanks Pauline for a wonderful stay

    April 2014
    Response from Pauline:

    Thanks Allyson, you were very welcome!

    April 2014
  • The apartment was in a great location and very well equipped. We had a very enjoyable stay in Melbourne.

    April 2014
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I love to travel, and have a daughter married living in Switzerland and another daughter in the tourism industry, so there is always an excuse to get away. Eating out, going to the movies, the spring racing carnival are other events I enjoy. I aim to provide people with a comfortable retreat in a central location, so they can enjoy all Melbourne has to offer. I look after a Resort in the City and A River Retreat in the City A Resort in the City 2. I look forward to communicating with you about your forthcoming holiday, and helping to make it a great experience.
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