House - Private room · Domain Street, South Yarra, VIC 3141, Australia
Your host, Milo
24 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

The Space

{See also 'My Studio Room' &'My Petite Room' }

'My Loft Room’ with it's own bathroom, is one of four upstairs bedrooms, which once formed part of an exclusive small hotel run by my family. Each room has its own lock and key for guest's complete privacy.

This beautiful heritage building is situated in the most accessible part of South Yarra with the wonderful Royal Botanic Gardens at one end of the street, and Fawkner Park, with tennis courts and café, at the other end.

I occupy one of the rooms, and the other three rooms are available for guests. There is a private apartment at the rear of the building that is occupied by my parents when they are in town.

‘My Loft Room’ was once the loft above the stable of the original building.

It has:
o Key to your own room
oQueen size bed
oTwo bedside tables
oChest of drawers
oWall hooks for your clothes
oElectric wall heater
oReverse cycle Air conditioning
oOverhead ceiling fan
oShutters to keep the room nice and cool on a hot day
oClock radio with iPod dock
o Leather couch

All bed linen, bath towels, feather pillows, and doonas (duvets/comforters) are provided.

The original en-suite bathrooms were installed in 1986 (when the property functioned as a boutique hotel), so are clean and functional, not glossy and new.

Facilities are:
oHair dryer
o Towels

Downstairs there is a bright open shared lounge area with:

oItalian black leather couch
o Jetmaster gas fireplace
oTwo leather Barcelona chairs
oMarble dining table
oSix chairs
oOverhead lamp
oA selection of books, magazines and games
oNespresso coffee machine & milk frother (including capsules)
o Gas Barbecue in our small bamboo courtyard off the lounge area.

You may help yourself to a light breakfast o
o Teas

There is also a small kitchenette downstairs with:

oSandwich Press
oInduction hot plate.
o Kettle
o Cutlery, crockery

We have a washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board that guests may use. There is a dry cleaners, 10 mins walk away.

It is very easy to get around town from our property, with the tram stop only a 5 min walk away. Catch a tram into the City, St Kilda , Chapel St South Yarra, Fitzroy and Carlton (all within 30mins tram ride). South Yarra Train Station is also only a short tram ride away, or walk to the station in 10-15mins. The Melbourne bike share rack is close by should you wish to hire a bike, and The Flexicar spot is also nearby. You can also walk to the city, through the Royal Botanic Gardens, or the shopping mecca of Chapel St, in a leisurely 20 mins. The Rod Laver Arena (for the Australian Open & various concerts & events), MCG and the Albert Park Grand Prix track are also within walking distance. The National Gallery, Victorian Arts Centre, ACMI and the Malthouse Theatre are all around 20mins walk away.

The tennis courts in Fawkner Park hire out tennis rackets, should you wish to have a game. Plus there are pay-as-you-go BBQ areas in the Park and the famous Tan track around the Botanic Gardens is perfect for a walk or run.

There are many, many café’s, patisseries, and restaurants within walking distance. There is also a chemist, newsagent, grocer, and convenience store, 5mins walk from us.

For information on my other two rooms: 'My Studio Room' & My Petite Room' please see my other listings by going to my Profile .

I look forward to welcoming you to one of 'My Rooms' and helping to make your stay in Melbourne as pleasant and memorable as possible!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 7 nights
Security Deposit: $242
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • I'm in the process of moving to Melbourne and this was the perfect home base to explore different neighborhoods. I absolutely loved this loft and house - hanging by the fire at night, socializing with other guests, and being able to do my laundry on site, all while having the privacy of my own room, bathroom and TV. Milo also provides a nespresso machine, delicious muesli for breakfast and endless supply of books. It was perfect. Thanks Milo for an amazing stay and introduction to your city!

    June 2014
  • We chose too stay at Loft Room at Milo's house when we moved to Melbourne. Milo has been very helpful since the first email was sent to make the booking. Our room was lovely and was welcoming. The whole house was beautifully and tastefully decorated. We had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. Milo is a great person and I would definitely recommend him and his rooms to anyone.

    May 2014
  • Milo has been a wonderful host, who did his best to ensure our needs are met during our stay. We love his house and the loft room that we stayed in. The house had plenty of natural light and is beautifully decorated with art pieces and ornaments. We like the fact that that the room had a well-equipped en suite bathroom and the bed was really comfortable. We highly recommend Milo's place based on its comfort, aesthetics, location, and friendliness of host!

    April 2014
  • We had an amazing stay at Milos place.
    The house and the room were lovely and stylish.
    The location is very central , within a 20 min walk you are in Melbourne city. The room was so cozy and the bed was very comfortable. Everything in the house was clean. Milo is a great host, he was helpful and very polite.
    Everything was perfect !

    March 2014
  • I fell in love with this room as it felt so much like being at home..yet I was in lovely Melbourne ( my previous home of 10 years) and with all of the creature comforts,stylish but not austere, lots of natural light, quiet, private and seriously comfortable - all within a tree-lined street of character homes and only minutes to public transport and the city.

    The bed was the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in..I didn't want to get out of it.I actually peeled back the linen to see what brand it was and hope to buy the same one.I slept very well.

    Lovely stay, I wanted this room for my entire stay but it was booked-so I only had a 1 night/day experience.. would love to stay again.

    December 2013
  • Thanks Milo.
    Great place to stay in a really nice part of Melbourne.
    Would definitley stay again

    December 2013
  • 'My Loft Room' is gorgeous and Milo is a great host! We thoroughly enjoyed our time there. It's a great location for getting trams into the city and close to lots of beautiful parks.

    The room and house look as good in person as they do in the photos. Loved it!

    November 2013
  • We loved My Loft Room - it was cosy, comfortable and located close to tram and bus stops for easy transportation if you don't have a car. Close by are beautiful parks and cafes to explore. Bring an umbrella as Melbourne weather is so unpredictable.

    Also, Milo was very accomodating when we had an extra guest for couple of nights. Highly recommended.

    November 2013
  • This is definitely the best Airbnb experience I have had to date. The place is gorgeous, the location is great and last but certainly not least, Milo is the perfect host. Loved every minute of it and keen to stay again.

    November 2013
  • Beautiful place perfectly located. Milo was super helpful and accommodating. Would and already have recommended this place to my friends :-)

    October 2013
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I am a student & graphic artist, who also works in the food and hospitality industry, and have recently returned from study and work in Europe. I have just experienced living and working in a small hostel in Barcelona, which has inspired me to now welcome you to one of 'My Rooms' I like to paint and draw and I'm lucky to live in a home that is filled with natural light. I have lived in Melbourne my whole life and love living here. I ride my bike most places and find it a really easy city to get around. I love travelling and meeting people from around the world. I look forward to welcoming you here to 'My Rooms' in South Yarra.
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