‘My Loft Room’ is one of four upstairs en-suite 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.
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.
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
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
There is also a small kitchenette downstairs with:
oInduction hot plate.
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.
We have a folder with lots of detailed information on the local area, Melbourne and many great day trips around Victoria. I can also help you with suggestions for fantastic cafes, restaurants, galleries and bars around town.
For information on my other two rooms: 'My Studio Room' & My Petite Room' please see my other listings.
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!
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.
Great place to stay in a really nice part of Melbourne.
Would definitley stay again
'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!
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.
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.
Beautiful place perfectly located. Milo was super helpful and accommodating. Would and already have recommended this place to my friends :-)
We stayed in My Loft Room for just under one month. It was one of the best experiences we have had. We were new to Australia and chose this place as our base to look for more permanent accomodation. Milo was an exceptional host and was always very easy to talk with. The room was large and really comfortable for two people. We recommend this to others as a great place to stay. Thank you Millo!
Beautiful apartment, clean and stylish. Good location right by botanical gardens, 15 min walk to CBD. We felt very comfortable here, and Milo was very accommodating with check in times and leaving our luggage.
Milo's place is great. Welcoming host, great location and a big and stylish room. We will be back!
I had a great time at "My Loft Room" for the 3 days / 2 nights I spent there. My very first impression coming into the house was very positive, as I found it very beautiful and very tastefully decorated. Great selection of Nespresso coffees :-) And Milo was a very attentive host. My room/loft itself was fantastic. Very charming, private and comfortable. It felt like having a private mini suite, with lots of character and that homey feeling you can never get in any hotel. I enjoyed the location as well, with easy access to central Melbourne by tram. And a nice running track around the botanical garden nearby to get my legs moving early morning. I am looking forward to coming back in the near future! Bertrand