About This Listing
A spacious, light filled one bedroom apartment with a minimalist design. Located in the 'Paris' end of the CBD nestled on Lonsdale St backing on to China Town. Our rooftop pool is always heated and has gorgeous views across the city.
Gorgeous little apartment on Lonsdale Street, currently being renovated by myself and my boyfriend (who is an architect). We rent out to guests when we are travelling or working away. This apartment is our home - it is very convenient, with all the comforts that you need. It's 48 sqm, with a small balcony, and roof top pool (heated so you can even use it in winter!) and a master bedroom.
The location doesn't get better - with the city centre at your doorstep, including convenient trains, buses, trams, Chinatown and endless shopping. The Skybus from the airport will deliver you straight to the doorstep via it's free shuttle bus.
If you're in town as an explorer, you can walk to all the central hotspots from our place, including neighbouring areas such as super hip Fitzroy (Brunswick and Gertrude Streets), or Federation Square and Southbank on the Yarra River for a real 'tourist' experience. RMIT and Melbourne Universities are walking distance as well (or a tram if you're not into walking!).
There is a real queen size double bed, plus a sofa in the lounge room which is ok for sleeping if you are travelling with an extra person. Be aware there is only one bathroom to be shared which can only be accessed through the main bedroom.
Air Conditioning & Heating
Laundry (Washer $4 & Dryer $3) - Communal
Size: 48sqm (517sq. feet)
Please be aware that we are doing minor renovations at the moment. The apartment is still very comfortable & liveable, but it's not fully 'polished' yet and the oven isn't connected. The kitchen still has the basics (microwave, kettle, toaster, single gas hob, nespresso machine & fridge). So please send us any questions you have about it's current state. We also can't guarantee the level of festivity in the city. Being in the heart of the CBD you will hear some street noise and of course this is heightened on weekends and during the festive periods (the best time to be in the city!). It is not a problem for us, but we have had guests mention it before.
Let us know if there is something we can help with. We can help you with travel questions regarding Melbourne as we've lived here for 6 years and love it to bits. I can even give tips for Tasmania if you're heading down there during your travels as it's where I grew up.
Any questions? Please just message me :)
We hope you enjoy your stay!
Guests have full privacy in this one bedroom apartment with a spacious bedroom, lounge area, small balcony, bathroom and basic kitchen area (no oven). The lounge room is minimal with a couch and city view - that means no TV but fast/free wifi compensates for that. Close to the apartment is a shared laundry and on the rooftop is a shared pool.
Interaction with Guests
I will meet guests upon check-in if I'm available, but usually will leave keys in a coded key-safe outside the building. This means the guests can turn up without worrying about being late. I stay nearby so if any problems were to arise I'm not far awa. I like to give my guests space and privacy - but also like them to know I'm always available by phone for any help needed - I stay nearby so if any problems were to arise I'm not far away.
Our front entrance is on Lonsdale st, and the back entrance is Little Bourke st (China Town). We are SO central, we are within the free tram zone in the city. We are also within the city loop of trains so you can walk to Melbourne Central or Parliament station. There are also buses on our doorstep.. and the Skybus free shuttle can drop you to the hotel next door for airport transfers. Couldn't get any more accessible.
Please respect our neighbours - no loud noise from 9pm preferrably, strictly no loud noise after 10pm. No smoking inside. No smokey cooking inside . There are sensitive smoke detectors in the hallway which attract a $3,000 from the Melbourne Fire Brigade as they are automatically alerted if the smoke alarms are set off (we have experienced this!).
Kitchen area with all necessities - it's only the oven that doesn't work yet, but there's a microwave, gas cook top, kettle + Nespresso machine
Miranda was a great host, perfect communication and quick responses. There were even drinks in the fridge and breakfast for us!
The unit is lovely and cosy and a central location. Although it can be quite noisy at night, it didn't seem to bother us that much.
We wish we could have stayed longer!
This was my first experience of Airbnb and I was really impressed. The whole thing was well organised and easy to understand. Miranda runs the apartment in a friendly and hospitable way, everything is clean and tidy, and I found it a very pleasant trip. It was also a welcome change from staying in bland Hotels that cost a lot more.
The apartment is in a great location, right in the CBD, and gave me enough room to work in as well as relax.
All in all a very positive experience and highly recommended.
We couldn't have been happier with our Airbnb choice in Melbourne. The apartment was exactly what we wanted (clean, organized, comfortable), the location was perfect (situated in the heart of the CBD/Chinatown, easy public transport accessibility) and Miranda was a lovely host (easily contactable, thoughtful amenities provided).
We highly recommend this unit to anyone looking for accommodation in Melbourne.
You will never regret to choose this apartment unless you enjoy natural more. Miranda is very friendly and helpful. The apartment has a great location in the CBD and next to the Chinatown which you can look for delicious food even until late. And also she prepares almost everything for us, such as MyKi(important for transport), the recent information of Melbourne, huge storage of food as well.
My friend and I are really enjoying our trip and staying in the apartment, it just feels like home.
Thanks Miranda. Your appartment was the perfect location for our inner city Melbourne trip. The compact comforts provided made our stay enjoyable.
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About the Host, Miranda
I am Miranda, and live with my partner Chris. We live in the heart of Melbourne City in our own apartment which we spend a lot of time renovating. We live with our gorgeous little black Cavoodle dog Charlie .
We love living in Melbourne, especially enjoying its great parks and cafes. Chris is an architect/ industrial designer and I am a model, as well as a student studying to be a primary school teacher.
We've been together 8 years, and in that time have travelled to a lot of places throughout Asia and Europe. When we travel it's always relaxed. We love discovering new things - not necessarily the typical tourist attractions. We look forward to exploring the Americas and more of Europe when time permits :)
We hope you like staying at our place!
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