About this listing
Experience Melbourne like a local in this well appointed apartment in a quiet and secure heritage listed building in the CBD Free Tram Zone. Five minute walk to Queen Victoria Markets. Free WiFi, Netflix, and Stan. No cleaning fee. Late check-out.
My apartment has 3.5 metre ceilings and polished concrete floors throughout and is cool in summer, warm in winter. There is a large private courtyard with fake grass, generous open plan living area (with queen size sofa bed), full kitchen, laundry, separate bedroom and an en-suite bathroom.
Being at the back of the building on the ground floor, it is wonderfully quiet with absolutely no traffic or construction noise (incredibly rare in the CBD!) and no bright sunlight to wake you in the morning.
-Free WiFi internet and home phone
-Fetch TV (includes catch-up TV), Netflix and Stan (streaming services)
-Sonos music system with Spotify Premium and Apple Music
-Stove top coffee maker, french press with organic coffee and a selection of teas provided (and milk!)
-Fully equipped cook's kitchen with high quality pots, pans, gadgets and microwave, along with a well stocked pantry bursting with (mostly organic) herbs, spices, oils etc for use during your stay
-Dishwasher, washing machine, clothes dryer, iron and ironing board
-Queen size bed *new Nov 2106* with fresh linen, lots of pillows and plenty of storage space (including coat hangers)
-Queen size sofa bed
-Fresh towels, hairdryer, a selection of toiletries and a large powerful rain head shower
-Information Booklet with details about the apartment along with tips and recommendations for your stay; maps and brochures; magazines and newspapers with up to date event listings including Time Out Melbourne and Gourmet Traveller
-Myki cards for use on public transport (if travelling outside the CBD Free Tram Zone)
-The price listed is for two people per night with a minimum stay of two nights (please let me know if you need the sofa bed, otherwise I'll assume you're a couple!)
-One or two extra guests can stay on the queen size sofa bed in the spacious living room for $25 each per night (maximum four guests total)
-Please check availability with me in advance before booking as other dates may be available despite the calendar displaying otherwise. This is my home, but I travel often and house sit for friends and colleagues a lot- that's when I make my apartment available for guests
-Please be sure to read all the info on the website thoroughly, including the excellent FAQs
Interaction with guests
I always welcome guests on arrival with a brief tour of the apartment and to hand over the keys. I am then available 24/7 via email or phone for questions or to help solve any issues. If I'm working or out of the country, either my best friend or one of my fantastic neighbours will be available.
Public transport is easily accessible from my apartment- Flagstaff Station is a 5 min. walk, Melbourne Central Station is a gentle 8 min. stroll. The nearest City Circle Tram stop is 4 mins. away on the next block and other trams heading in all directions are a 4- 10 min. walk. All trams are free in the CBD Free Tram Zone and Myki cards are supplied for all other travel. Public Transport also operates 24 hours on Friday and Saturday.
There is a taxi rank across the street, and plenty of Uber drivers in the area.
Street parking is free overnight, and there is a car park next door with cheap early bird rates and a $7 flat rate on weekends and public holidays.
Other things to note
-Check-out is flexible, but check-in no earlier than 10am. Where possible, please let me know your arrival/departure times at time of booking
-I'm happy to accept inquiries from first time users, but only with a completed profile including a photo and some basic information, along with verification. It's nice to know a little something about potential guests before welcoming them into my home
Please respect my home, our beautiful heritage building and my neighbours (no parties!)
Smoking is permitted in the courtyard only
There is no cleaning fee, so at the end of your stay please strip the bed and place linen and used towels in the hamper in the bathroom
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
I’m a 40 something professional who works on a freelance basis in festival and event operations. I’ve travelled extensively, having lived and worked overseas for more than a decade with a great chunk of that time spent in Ireland.
I adore Melbourne, but I travel often and house sit for friends and colleagues a lot- that's when I'm happy to make my home available for guests.