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
Great communication from Miranda, thanks for letting us store our bags for the day as this made a huge difference to our weekend in Melbourne. Lovely apartment with everything you could need. Location is excellent, felt safe walking around even late at night close to excellent restaurants and bars and a brief 15 min walk to Lygon st and the Italian enclave or to Fitzroy for some great shopping. Thanks again
Had a wonderful stay at the apartment, continently located in the heart of the CBD.
Would definitely recommend to friends spending time in Melbourne instead of a hotel
Miranda was very accomodating host, everything was well explained and organised. There were Myki cards to use and top up, snacks and food provided and plenty of bathroom products to use. The location was brilliant and considering the apartment backed onto Chinatown the nighttime noise was a small price to pay! The apartment can be considered chilly, especially coming into winter and the heater only circulates the kitchen and lounge. I definitely recommend this spot In Melbourne; I'll definitely be back!
Our stay was so excellent - great little apartment that was situated perfectly for everywhere we needed to go during our stay in Melbourne. The apartment itself was very comfortable and a pleasure to come home to. Miranda was always easy to contact and very accommodating, a brilliant host.
The apartment was perfect! Great views of the city, comfortable bed and living room area, felt very homey. Miranda provided some food, and communication was really simple. Location was also superb.
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!
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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!