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The Space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Room type: Private room


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly discount: 0%
Cancellation: Moderate


The Space

‘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
oHair dryer

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)
oGas Barbecue in the small bamboo courtyard off the lounge area.

You may help yourself to a light breakfast of:

oFresh Fruit

There is also a small kitchenette downstairs with:

oSandwich Press
oInduction hot plate.
o Kettle
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!

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House Rules

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!

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Melbourne, Australia
Member since January 2013


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