About this listing
‘My Petite 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 guests' 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 Petite Room’ is a small room with the original vintage blue Laura Ashley wallpaper. The Room has:
o Key to your own room oDouble Victorian black iron bed
oTwo bedside tables
oChest of drawers
oWall hooks for your clothes
oElectric wall heater
oOverhead ceiling fan
oShutters to keep the room nice and cool on a hot day
oClock radio with iPod dock
All bed linen, bath towels, feather pillows, and doonas (duvets/comforters) are provided. If your stay is longer than a week I will provide clean linen and towels once a week.
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. My Petite Room has:
oBath with overhead shower
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)
oGas Barbecue in the small bamboo courtyard off the lounge area.
You may help yourself to a light breakfast of:
There is also a small kitchenette downstairs with:
oInduction hot plate.
o Cutlery and crockery
We have a washing machine,dryer, iron and ironing board that guests may use. There is a dry cleaners, 10 mins walk away. For stays longer than a week, you will receive fresh linen and towels once a week.
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 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, larger rooms: 'My Studio Room' & My Loft 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!
No smoking or pets & please respect our other guests with noise & cleanliness of common areas.
Other than that we ask that you enjoy yourself and recommend us to your friends!
Absolutely adored my stay at Milos. The house is on a leafy street a stones throw away from the botanical gardens. It's a stunning property and exactly as pictured with many vintage gems dotted around. My petite room was clean, comfortable and well stocked with heater, iron and hair dryer should you need it! Especially appreciated the nespresso coffee for early morning starts. Milo was also a fab host, super nice and easy to chat to. I wouldn't stay elsewhere in Melbourne!
The house is located in a very nice neighborhood. I have no problem getting around at all. Very cozy, clean and peaceful. :)
Milo is very helpful and a great host. I would recommend this place for anyone who visit Melbourne!
Our staying in Milo´s house has been amazing. Milo is great making you feel as you are at home suggesting places to go and taking care of every detail. For instance, everyday we could enjoy of breakfast with all kind of cereals, great coffee and biscuits during the day, and above all he gives you freedom to enjoy the house. If you come in winter don´t miss a tea by the fire place. All house is so well decorated!!
Great location. Close to the Botanical gardens, 5 min walk to Chapel Street and Prahan Market and 4 or 5 tram stops to city. Even you can go walking if you like.
Definitely we recommend Milo´s house to know Melbourne. We will come back for sure!! Many thanks Milo. Very nice to meet you.
This home in South Yarra was just as the pictures portrayed.
A very safe area to get back to at night. 2 minutes from the trams on St Kilda Rd into the City.
Milo met me, showed me round, explained everything and then left me to (website hidden) I like it!
The room itself was beautiful as was rest of home.All very clean.
Always milk for cup of tea/coffee at home.
There are cafes /bars & convenience stores on Domain rd & on St Kilda Rd. A lovely pizza/pasta place is very handy if you want a local dinner.
This was my first airbnb stay and I'll certainly be using this website again.
We were met by Milo, who was a great host, giving us valuable info re local resstaurants etc. He also printed tickets that we bought online.
The place itself is well situated , near to the Botanical Gardens , and near to transport into the city. Our room was clean and comfortable and the lounge area was great, with a 1st class library & artwork.
I can fully recommend Milo`s place.
Really nice house, perfect for our week in melbourne. Brilliant little kitchen and very clean bathroom. Thanks for a great stay!
Ik en mijn vriend hebben hier 5 weken geslapen! Het is in een hele mooie buurt super dicht bij de stad. Het is lekker stil. Milo is ontzettend aardig. Heeft ons geholpen met de weg vinden etc.
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About the Host, Milo
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.