About This Listing
Luxury apartment in heritage listed house in the heart of Carlton. Independent with large living area, dining nook, two bedrooms, lovely front verandah overlooking cosmopolitan Lygon Street, spa bathroom, second bathroom with shower, kitchenette.
Luxury self-contained apartment in heritage listed Victorian house in the heart of Carlton, 20metres from Lygon Street, tram stop, tourist bus stop, restaurants, coffee bars, the Nova cinema, Readings bookshop and a host of other interesting shops and entertainment.
The independent apartment is in an original Victorian house with an interesting past including as a school house, the setting for the film “The Club” and home to students from the nearby University of Melbourne. Recently renovated, it consists of 2 bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the other smaller room with twin beds. Both have bathrooms adjacent to the rooms on the same level, one with a spa bath. The queen bedroom has an independent sitting/reading corner, bar fridge and tea-making facilities.
On the ground floor, a spacious sitting/dining area is set aside for guests with TV, piano, dining space for 4 and access to broadband internet.
At the end of the passageway is a kitchenette with stove, oven, sink and bar fridge.
Guests are welcome to enjoy the passing parade of cosmopolitan Carlton and the small cottage garden from the charming Victorian front verandah.
The owners occupy the back section of the house and are on hand to welcome guests and provide them with information on the area.
*Minimum 2 nights, discounted 4th, 5th, 6th night, special weekly rate.
This is a No Smoking household.
We had a wonderful stay at this lovely rustic historic house. You feel you're in another era as soon as you walk in. We had a very warm greeting upon our arrival and communication was very fast and effective. Andrea was lovely and so helpful when we asked if the heating could be left on longer as it was unusually very cold the evenings that we stayed there. All in all, it's a great home away home and I would definitely recommend staying here!!
A cosy little cottage right in the heart of Lygon Street with lovely cafes and restaurants all within walking distance, this house has made my trip to Melbourne a truly unforgettable experience. Not to mention the hospitable host, Andrea even went out of her way to buy electric blankets for my parents and I when we complained about the extremely cold weather.
Overall, we had one of the best and most unique experiences and we'll definitely go back again.
Andrea was wonderful. Very accommodating, and hospital. The apartment was clean, spacious, and a delight to stay in. Would stay again!
Fabulous location, house and hosts. We loved our stay, thank you so much for all your consideration during our stay.
We loved staying at Villetta, it is a beautiful house in the heart of Carlton, Melbourne. Andrea was so helpful, she gave us loads of tips for places to go & also left out a high chair & toys for our son. The house is very charming, with many original features, plus a spa (email hidden)per! The location is also great, you are really spoilt for choice with all of the restaurants and cafes within 5 min walk. You can also walk into the centre or neighboring Fitzroy & Collingwood in 15 -30 mins or take the tram if you don't fancy wandering. If we are back in Melbourne we will definitely look to stay here again.
Villeta is a spacious place that's great value for money in a top location. It's got ace heritage features and clean, tidy and well designed bathrooms. The great location comes with the small cost of a bit of street noise. All in all, a great stay.
About the Host, Andrea
Having lived in Italy for 12 years, I still have a strong connection to Italian food,
culture and the people. Enzo, my partner, is an interpreter/translator in Italian and I ran an Italian bookshop for 15 years. Currently we are building a weekender in the country and loving the challenges of re-purposing old materials and learning new skills. We both enjoy travelling and discovering new places, but especially enjoy time with our beautiful 3 grandchildren in Australia. Our experiences as Airbnb hosts has enriched our lives by meeting new people from a great variety of local and overseas places.