About This Listing
The Elwood Apartment
Private sunny room in second floor Art Deco apartment with only five other apartments in our block. There's a lovely garden outside with established trees and a big, fluffy cat lounging around on the grass watching proceedings.
Fully equipped (with character) kitchen, polished wooden floors and original bathroom. It's a spacious. light filled and relaxed apartment.
The Local Area
The apartment's a few blocks from the beach and conveniently located 6 minutes walk from Ripponlea train station and trams. Local stores include organic, supermarket, cafes, laundromat and bars. Also within walking distance of popular St Kilda and Acland street restaurant strip.
If you like open space, there is also Fl Dawkins and Clarke Reserves nearby--both of which are about a 5 minute walk away.
The Apartment is only a 6 minute walk to Ripponlea train station. From there, it is only a 15 minute train ride to Flinders St Station in the heart of the CBD, where you can find cafes, shops, and street art in the hidden laneways.
There is also free parking on the street.
My unit is one of six and everyone is pretty low key so just be considerate of my neighbours.
We stayed three nights at Belinda's home and it was a pleasure to stay there because of this warm and comfortable room and the nice apartment. Belinda welcomed us so nice and friendly and we really felt at home from the first moment. The apartment has everything you need and you can see from the first moment that Belinda loves her home and that she does everything to make you feel at home as well. We highly recommend it!
I enjoyed my stay in Belinda's apartment. It was clean and comfortable and had everything I needed.
Belinda is a friendly and generous host.
We had a wonderful time in Melbourne and in Belindas Apartment as well. The Room is very modern and there are all facilities that you need. Belinda is very kind and helpfull, even when she is not at home.
It was a plesure to stay there.
Belinda is great. That means she totally respects privacy and is totally present when you "need"her. The beach is in walking distance and a lot better for us than St. Kilda which is overrun. Elwood Village is in walking distance with great cafes and resto's and shops. Great ambience.
My husband and i stayed with Belinda for 46 wonderful days. The house is very beautiful just like in the photos. The elwood beach is a small walk away and we enjoyed many a sunsets and evening walks while staying here.The connectivity to the city is good too- we travelled to cbd for work everyday. We had a great time chatting with her and she made us feel very comfortable, let me cook and use her kitchen. She let a friend of mine (not booked for) stay over for a night on request (her flight was delayed and she needed a place to stay) which was really generous of her . Thank you Belinda for all the warm hugs and the dinners together this was an unforgettable experience! :) :)
Belinda is such a friendly and lovely person.
She makes us feel at home in her place and gave us a lot of tips for Melbourne. The flat is nice as well, clean, warm and we really like the "vintage"-style.
Thanks a lot.
All the best!
Sam & Josh
Hello Sam and Josh - firstly it's a big apology from me for being offline for so long and not providing you with a reference straight away. Terribly amiss of me and I can't apologise enough ................... I loved having you come and stay. You were both so gorgeous and I felt very lucky to be your first airbnb experience. You fitted into my apartment perfectly and added warmth and interest. I do hope you're having a wonderful holiday. I really appreciated how you were so relaxed and made my place yours straight away. I do mean it when I say that if you ever need to ring anyone for assistance whilst you're in Aus then please contact me. All the very best to you. xB
What a great first Airbnb experience! Belinda was absolutely lovely and accommodating - even meeting me early on a saturday morning so I could grab the key. She made me feel at home and at ease and we had a great chat the following morning - I would definitely stay with her again.
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About the Host, Belinda
Whilst orginally from Melbourne, I have spent quite some time living overseas (most recently Tasmania!) and am thrilled to be back in Melbourne.
I have an ongoing interest in the arts and currently work for an arts/events organisation situated a pleasant 30 minute bike ride away in the city. I like cycling on my faux-pony, op-shopping for hidden treasures and am so happy to be living in such a diverse and vibrant place.
What can't I live without ............. my loved ones, being exposed to interesting adventures whilst taking time out for the quiet moments.