About this listing
Beautiful apartment in an 1880's converted historic warehouse, right in the heart of one of Melbourne's great neighbourhoods, located just off Smith Street, Collingwood.
Spacious, light-filled and with a rough, industrial charm, the apartment is open-plan. There is a large kitchen / dining space and an equally sizable living room space with a mezzanine level. This is where you will sleep! The double bed (on the mezzanine) is made up with fresh linen and there's also hanging space for your clothes.
The space has huge north and east facing windows, 4m high ceilings and timber floorboards. The bathroom is new and compact with a walk in shower, great fixtures and fittings and towels provided. An old free-standing claw-foot bath tub in the kitchen is perfect for a relaxing soak after a day of exploring!
There is also a security entrance with lift access, although it's only a short flight of stairs up to level two.
Our place is ideal for a couple or those traveling solo and spending some time in Collingwood is a must!
The Apartment comes equipped with WiFi, TV/DVD, ipod/iphone player, washer, iron & ironing board and a fully-equipped kitchen. As mentioned we leave fresh linen and towels for your stay. Once you're all booked in, make sure to check out our house manual on our air bnb profile to get the wifi code and general info on using the apartment.
Interaction with Guests
You will have to whole place to yourself! We generally try to keep our interaction to a minimum so you can enjoy your stay in peace. However, we do love meeting our guests on arrival and are always on call for any advice/help that you might need. We'll also email you a more comprehensive guide of our favourite things to do in the area!
The apartment is located just a few minutes walk to Smith Street, Gertrude Street and Brunswick Street - the best coffee, food and wine is at your doorstep. Check out De Clieu, Proud Mary, Mina·no·ie, Rockwell & Sons, Huxtable (and Huxtaburger!), The Grace Darling Hotel, and Gorski and Jones. Not to mention great galleries and vintage furniture shops - Gertrude Contemporary Gallery, Dianne Tanzer, Smith Street Bizarre, Angelucci, the list goes on!
Fitzroy and the City are a short stroll away, but if you don't feel like the 20 minute walk into town, you could hire a bike - Our friend has a vintage bike hire company called The Humble Vintage. The number 86 tram (from Smith Street) also heads into town.
We love our place and our belongings so we would ask that you would be respectful of our home and and love it as much as we do! We would love for you to leave it in the same condition you found it.
There is no smoking in our apartment.
Please don't entertain or bring anyone else home outside of who the booking was made for. We want to stay friends with our lovely neighbours!
Please do not publish photographs of our space that serve commercial purposes - if you wish to do so please ask us first.
Lastly more than a request than a rule - but we would very much appreciate it if you could water our family of plants throughout your stay!
We had an amazing week, living the "ideal" life in this apartment. There was good coffee across the street, down the street, and up the street, and there was more amazing food to eat than we had time. The apartment itself was "light-filled," cozy, and all-in-all and inspiring environment. Already my wife and I are dreaming of different pieces of furniture and light fixtures that need to be in our own home. Stay at this apartment if you enjoy life.
This apartment is amazing! It's unique, bright and in a fantastic location. Peter & Alana were great hosts, very friendly and accomodating! We had such a great time here, will definitely be back!
Wonderful apartment. Clean, beautiful and light. Would definitely stay again.
We had a great stay at Pete and Alana's - the perfect place for a couple to spend a few days on the north side. The space is really considered, and it's situated in the best area of Melbourne.
Cant understand why anyone would want to say in the CBD when places like Peter and Alana's exist in Collingwood! The whole place is a buzz with food, bars and generally some of the more interesting shops in Melbourne. Its close to the main strip- you can see your coffee being brewed in the morning. Apartment is just as is in the photos- its simple, its groovy and you will feel like you're at home when you open the door. Put a couple of Chinottos in the fridge but forget about using the oven- why would you???. We stayed for 8 days in the area and just started to scratch the surface. Hosts were super helpful as we arrived later in the evening, great communication,all the way through to departure. Already planning our return. Best wishes to Peter, Alana and the latest addition.
So bright! Pete & Alana's was full of sunshine even in the Melbourne winter. The plants and decor made me feel at home even though the loft was much more comfortable and convenient than my usual life. Pete and Alana were helpful and kind. And the shower and bath were the best I have had in years! Thank you!!
Great location with easy access to lots of great shopping and great restaurants.
About the Host, Peter And Alana
Hi. It's Peter and Alana from Melbourne, Australia!
We are in our early 30's, i am in the wine business and Alana is an architect.
We like to explore fun places, drink nice wine, admire beautiful things.
We have had such great experiences staying in Airbnb homes around the world so we thought we would try to offer the same experience. This is our beautiful little home that we want to share with you!