My third floor apartment is on famous St Kilda beach facing the St Kilda pier, the marina and Port Phillip Bay.
You can sit on the balcony and watch the kite surfers or simply watch the magnificent panorama. The guest bedroom has a double bed, ample cupboard space, book shelves with storage space, decor in fresh greens and blues, a television and quality bedding.
From the bedroom window there is a skyline view of the city.
Guests have their own fully stocked bathroom with luxury bath towels.
Guests are welcome to use the kitchen, living area.
The living area is modern, light, stylish. The white kitchen has welcoming wide bench space, a mirror splashback reflecting the beach views giving unlimited light to the living area.
I am an easy going host. I know Melbourne very well so it is a great pleasure to meet travellers and share in the excitement of discovering a city that the citizens of Melbourne so love.
Wifi is available to guests and there is parking space for one car. A beach pavilion opposite on the beach serves excellent coffee, cold beer, good wines and great seafood including classic wonderful fish and chips.
A ten minute walk and you are at the centre of beautiful, colourful St Kilda with its stunning beach front, cafes, bars, restaurants. Walk along the pier and you may be lucky to see the resident penguins. Across the road is Luna Park for fun and old style amusements and the much loved Palais Theatre.
A tram stop is a minute's walk away. Travel to the city is about twenty five minutes leisurely ride. The trams are a much loved feature of this elegant (website hidden) Kilda is one of the premier beach playgrounds of Australia and you are guaranteed a stay that will remain with you always.
Guests have access to car park space for one car.
Interaction with Guests
I interact with my guests in a friendly manner but I am very aware of their desire for privacy.
International visitors are often jet lagged when they arrive at my apartment so I am very respectful of their tiredness and disorientation.
I love my neighbourhood because it has a wonderful lively atmosphere. There is always plenty of activity, a great array of cafes, bars and restaurants. Clothes and food shopping is also wonderful at the South Melbourne Market which is a favourite local gathering place.
Trams are a minutes walk away. They run regularly to the city.
Smokers are asked to smoke outside the apartment. Any utensils or kitchen equipment to be handled with care, washed and put away after use.
Rubbish is to be disposed of in recycling or compost bin. Guests are asked to comply with the rules of the apartment building i.e. rules of general behaviour and decorum regarding noise and use of pool.
Ich bin begeistert von der Wohnung, die uns Dorothy zur Verfügung gestelkt hat. Sie ist wunderschön gelegen mit phantastischer Sicht auf den St.kilda Strand und die Innerstadt ist mit der Strassenbahn gut erreichbar. Dirothy ist eine hervorragende Gastgeberin. Voll sprühenden Lebens und mit viel Humor gesegnet! Sie hat uns viele gute Tipps gegeben, weiss viel über die Geschichte Australiens und die aktuelle Politik. Ich kann die Unterkunft wärmstens weiterenpfehlen.
Lovely home and location, Dorothy was a great host and very helpful. I would stay here again.
Dorothy's place is gorgeous -- amazing view of the beach, tasteful interior design, quiet and calm building. The room was comfy and the private bathroom was great. There is very convenient tram stop just around the corner from her building and the 12 takes you right downtown. Dorothy can even has a few spare Mikey cards for the tram so you don't have to buy a brand new one.
The apartment aside, meeting Dorothy and chatting with her was really delightful and she was one of the best Airbnb hosts we have had. Super helpful, very knowledgeable about Melbourne and AU, and full of amazing life experiences and perspectives.
Definitely a great experience meeting Dorothy and staying at her place!
Dorothy was a very warm, gracious and relaxed host who accepted our booking at very late notice. The apartment and bedroom were spotless and very comfortable, and we loved the position, right across from St Kilda beach. I would definitely recommend Dorothy and her lovely bedroom for anyone wanting a lovely St Kilda base.
Dorothy was a very warm, welcoming and gracious host who accepted our booking on very late notice. She is also a fascinating person and great for a chat. The room, ensuite bathroom and entire apartment were spotless and very comfortable, and we loved the fantastic position right opposite St Kilda beach. I would highly recommend Dorothy's place for anyone wanting lovely accommodation in St Kilda.
Beautiful apartment, great location and a very helpful host. Fantastic views from the lounge!
Lovely home and lovely host. Dorothy is an interesting lady with an interesting home. Lots of books to read and comfortable furniture and surroundings to enjoy. Bedroom was so light and pretty and our little bathroom was very trendy and filled with high quality toiletries. Home is situated across the road from the beach and the café society of St Kilda is a 5 minute drive. We also had secure car parking in the undercover car park. The trams run constantly and Dorothy provided a Miki card which had credit on it. Very easy to top up the card when needed. A great time was had by us.
Catherine, Many thanks for your generous words. I saw you reading Speechless and had we talked more about it you could have taken it to finish. Am so sorry I didn't think to offer it to you.
Maybe the library in your neck of the woods has it. Nothing worse than not finishing a read.
Hope your drive home was enjoyable. We have the state election on this weekend. It is a feast of dullness.
I hope you are not severely affected by the mad weather which is headed your way - at least that is what Ithink Campbell Newman was saying but who would know!
Kindest regards to you and Brian,
I am from Melbourne Australia. Am very fit and have travelled extensively all over the world. Music is important to me. I live in a very attractive, relaxed, friendly apartment community. I enjoy good conversation about local and international affairs and am a keen film goer. Enjoy a good book. Sing with gospel choir.
My apartment has a swimming pool and tennis court and glorious views of famous St Kilda beach.
Am looking forward to welcoming Airbnb travellers and sharing my beautiful apartment and the energy of interesting St Kilda with them.