I'm a working mum who loves being able to share our awesome location with visitors from around Australia and the world.
We had a great stay at The Stables, all the comforts of a hotel room but with so much more personality. Would happily stay again.
Was amazing staying at Iona's. Perfect place to stay. Clean, handy and really well furnished. Will be there again!
Absolutely fantastic spot! Nice and spacious, super comfy and very central! A wonderful experience overall :)
Location location location. Quiet little place to relax in Ione's backyard. Had everything neatly packaged in her newly renovated stables. After 2 days our linens were changed and everything was replenished without us even knowing…fruit appears miraculously in the fruit bowl every day! Close to everything-Bridge and Swan st a stroll away, and a 30 min park walk to Southbank, and 50 metres to an iconic milk bar corner cafe in Rowena Pde. Will be back.
What a fantastic place to stay! The location is incredible, next door to the MCG with the Rod Laver arena and AAMI park down the road. Buses stop across the road, trams up the road and a train station down the road.
The Stables themselves are fantastic. A tastefully decorated, heritage style accommodation with a modern bathroom that puts most hotels to shame. We stayed there during one of Melbourne's rare 40 degree weekends but this wasn't a problem with the room's airconditioner.
Ione was friendly and helpful and made all the details of arriving and getting in simple. I can't recommend this place enough.
My wife and I loved our weekend away at The Stables! It's a really cosy place and all the little details helped make it so - the warm lighting, the cool red brick walls, the fruit bowl on arrival. The bed was SO comfortable and the bathroom was very modern and well kept. Transport is easy as it's only a short walk to the trams. This was my first Airbnb experience and Ione helped make it a great one, thank you!
We stayed at Ione's one night in january because we had tickets to the Australian Open. The Stables is in a great location for accessing the MCG, Rod Laver Arena and Hisense - a short stroll across Yarra Park. The check in process was smooth and the onstreet parking pass was so useful. Ione was very welcoming and helpful with suggestions for a bite to eat before the match. The room is lovely, stylish, clean and comfortable, and the bed is also very comfortable. I would agree with other reviewers that on a hot day the room would be uncomfortable. The night we stayed it felt a touch stuffy - but we didn't fully open the shutters (there are fly screens). The shower is wonderful! We would come here again. Thank you Ione!
Awesome accommodation in a great location
We really enjoyed our very first airbnb experience at the stables.
Very clean, comfortable and yet private & safe. The shower was fantastic, and we really appreciated the coffee, Tea and the fruit plate. And the parking permit was another big bonus.
ione and Mark were lovely hosts, wish we had more time to have a chat.
The location were unbeatable as we were watching the tennis at Rod Laver Arena. Walking distance to MCG, Melbourne Park, Chinatown and beautiful gardens, that you don't need to drive at all or even catch a tram.
We would love to come back to this wonderful little hidden gem right in the heart of Melbourne.
Paula & Peter D
Great host, good communication and easy to deal with. Very clean and nice apartment. The central location was what we needed and it was perfect for the Aus Open (would be same for anything at the MCG too).
The apartment is in Ione's back yard and the privacy is ok, with access via a side gate. There wasn't air conditioning while we were there, however it is due to be installed soon.
Overall a very good option for a wknd in Melbourne.
The set up for the stables was clean and neat. Met the owners who were both nice. Unfortunately arrived on one of Melbourne's rareish 40+ degree days so the room was very hot and didn't cool down as there is no aircon. An uncomfortable night. I reckon aircon should be standard! Even in Melbourne. Still nice place to stay and close to the G and Melbourne Park.