This well-located, hidden gem high on Richmond Hill has a distinct NYC/ London feel. More an architect designed space with levels rather than rooms. Located 20 steps from bustling Bridge Road, an easy 10 mins by tram (arriving every 5mins) to the city or 2 min train ride downtown that connects almost anywhere in the State.
Ground level comprises a study and open-plan lounge/living with a glorious atrium which allows an abundance of natural light to stream in. Next level, second living/dining room and smart granite kitchen opening onto a generous terrace, views to the Dandenong Ranges and a striking amber-lit clock tower, that will take you breath away!
Master bedroom with balcony overlooks the city skyline, further complemented with a huge bathroom, complete with separate shower and bath - A private powder room with 2nd WC is at your disposal.
The guest room is a bright, spacious haven - 11.5 x 13.5 ft, capturing the imposing spire of St. Ignatious and abuts our historic “Pelaco” building, at the highest point on the Hill - city skyline is visible from the opposite window. As this occupies the top level, it affords complete privacy and tranquility. Fitted with split system A/C-heating and WI upon request. Comes with a super comfortable queen bed, perfect for a good nights sleep. Linen and towels supplied.
My abode is eclectic mix of vintage flair, incorporating pieces of sculpture and artefacts, walls adorned with art. These spaces change with mood and season. Music station, CD/IPod, LCD TV, etc all part of the equation. Serenity to relax and unwind when not taking in the sights. Help yourself to a light breakfast. Chill/soak up the atmosphere on the terrace, front courtyard or balcony and further contemplate your blessings.
The delights of Bridge, Swan and Church Streets beckon. Can't go past Thomas Dux, gourmet grocer - across the road for you hopeless foodies - numerous bakeries and great coffee shops just steps away. Richmond Plaza with a large supermarket, deli, liquor outlet, chemist, massage and various boutiques at your disposal.
Venture to Victoria Street (2 blocks away) for freshly prepared, economical Vietnamese/Asian cuisine - seafood aplenty!!
WELCOME TO RICHMOND HILL - THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER AREA, IN THE WORLD'S MOST LIVABLE CITY!
The fashion mecca of the country, Chapel Street, Sth Yarra, is 10 mins on the 78 Tram. Rub shoulders with well-healed shoppers on Toorak Road – dine in style. Walk the beautiful Fitzroy and Botanical Gardens. A hop, skip and jump away, the famous sporting stadiums - MCG, AAMI Park, Rod Laver Arena and the Tennis Centre
Don't forget St Kilda, by the beach with its funky bars and al- fresco dining. There are endless things to do - happy to offer suggestions. Fine dining restaurants dot inner-city Melbourne with every imaginable cuisine.
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This residence is unsuitable for children, apologies.
Smoking welcome on balcony/courtyard.
You will be required to produce a copy of your passport or drivers license upon arrival.
Keys are security encoded and in the event of loss, they will have to be reinstated guests expense.
Please treat my home like it were yours, thank you for being respectful.
What a wonderful experience, Lorraine my host was lovely and made me feel most welcome. It felt like we were friends for years. Lorraine's property in Richmond was very homely and conveniently located to Bridge Road for all those shopaholics and bargain hunters. Airbnb is awesome, the money I saved on hotels, is the money I spent on clothes, haha so much for saving.
The place is right near a tram stop which is brilliant for accessing the city. Lorraine is friendly and efficient enabling you to immediately settle in and enjoy your trip.
Lorraine was a friendly, hospitable host and I enjoyed my stay. The location was fantastic - plus situated to some great restaurants.
The bed was very confortable but I would have preferred more privacy in the room.
We were hosted by Lorraine on the first day, and were provided much needed bearings. The position was fantastic, being on the main strip, with quick access to the CBD and stadiums.
Great location and a comfortable quirky place to stay. Lorraine was friendly and helpful. Thank you for your recommendations, Mazzitellis is a lovely Italian cafe close by. Christine
Lorraine is a charming and welcoming host and made our stay very enjoyable. Her house is very well located on a quiet lane and is interesting, comfortable and very convenient. The bedroom has great outlooks and aircon and was very well suited to our 10 day stay.
Trams and trains are easily accessed from the house and there is a wide variety of good places to eat within walking distance.
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Having moved into this well-located, hidden gem on Richmond Hill some 15 months ago and after a knock-out stay in Honolulu (airbnb) earlier, I've decided to give hosting a shot.
I am well-travelled with a thirst for people/places/the unknown. Retired from the corporate world within the sales and marketing/advertising arena, I now prefer managing a handful of investment properties, but mostly spend my time between the beach (Lorne, Victoria - properties listed on airbnb) and frequent overseas holidays.
Enjoy the arts, retro furniture/jewellery/couture/architecture. Avid enthusiast of all things vintage. My indulgence is searching interesting haunts, hoping to stumble across the unique/the unusual. When in town, often seen bidding at weekly in-house auctions - not forgetting "street theatre" with Melbourne Real Estate, the auction capital of the world!!
Delight in making people feel comfortable, at home with everything at their fingertips. Love to eat, cook and entertain ......
WOULD'NT BE DEAD FOR QUIDS!