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We were excited to have such a lovely place to stay in the city for our big birthday weekend. The apartment is close to all the city highlights with a cafe just underneath. Francis was welcoming and helpful with his directions.
Francis was a great host - easy to communicate with and had a well stocked, clean apartment. I loved staying at his place in Melbourne. I really enjoyed the record player, the fresh air from the balcony, the nintendo, and heavy blankets on the bed (one of my favorite things). Great location as well. It was perfect for what I was looking for!
The apartment was fantastic, in a really great location in Melbourne. We really enjoyed the cozy feel. Francis was a great host, being available when we had questions, and providing useful amenities. The use of the spa and pool in the apartment complex was a very welcome extra bonus.
My girlfriend and I loved staying at Francis's apartment and it really made our Melb trip memorable. Great location and a great vibe, we walked everywhere in town and the cafe downstairs has GREAT coffee! Francis was a great host and we will definitely come back to his apartment when we come back down south! Thanks again mate!
Brought my wife to Melb for a long weekend without the kids and to get her out of the rut of her daily routine. She is also a neat freak so Francis' apartment certainly shook things up for her with his eclectic collections of art, books, records, cameras, etc that adorn this special space.
I found the apartment very homely and inviting whilst my wife loved sitting in the morning sun that streamed through the front windows. The location is superb for the Queen Vic markets, and Melbourne CBD in general and the apartment was really quiet (which helped our sleep ins). The cafe downstairs was delightful and the neighborhood and building felt safe.
If Francis doesn't get back to you the first time you try & make contact then try again in a few days as he may be touring and uncontactable, and it would be a shame to miss out on staying here if it has taken your fancy. Once initial contact was made communication with Francis was easy with great instructions on getting there and getting in.
I wish I could have spent a week here as I barely had time to play a couple of records from his large collection. This apartment just cries out for you to sit back, relax, explore its charms and soak up the ambience, but alas we had shopping to buy, football to attend (go Kangas) and relatives to visit.
I highly recommend Francis' home and hope I get the chance to stay here again.
Francis was a lovely host and his place provided a wonderful jumping off point in the centre of Melbourne. Francis went above and beyond, offering his favorite tips, bars and restaurants to explore Melbourne like a local and was always contactable. We would definitly stay again! Thanks for a great stay!
I could not be happier with my first Airbnb experience. Francis' house is everything you'd ever want when traveling to Melbourne. An immaculate home, Within arms reach of Melbourne central, beautiful views from the balcony, a beautiful cafe next door and not to mention francis himself being as helpful as one can be. Francis goes the extra mile for his guest and even gave us myki cards, As I'm from Sydney and we don't have trams (they scare me) we didn't use them. But it's the thought that counts.
Francis' place was great, very well set up and he was very welcoming when we met up to get the keys. Apartment has everything you need and also a great selection of records. Would recommend this place to any friends coming to Melbourne.
Francis was really friendly and accommodating. The apartment was great and had a great vibe. We loved playing his records and only wished for a better quality record player but even that had its charm. The Digital TV has some reception challenges which made the FIFA world cup final impossible to view but if you have a laptop with you the free access to the internet made it possible for me to stream video coverage from BBC Sports online so I managed around that. The location was quiet and really convenient to the CBD and all the wonderful city life I remembered from my apartment living days. The cafe downstairs (Operator 25) was awesome for breakfast and lunch and the food and coffee amazing.
All in all we had a wonderful stay and will go back again.
I totally loved the apartment - everything you might need including a well equipped kitchen, super hot water, clean and comfy bedroom. Really handy to the Victoria market and downtown. Francis has managed to create a little oasis of creativity, lots to look at, music, art and books. Highly recommended :-)
Francis and Ruby were very kind. Very easy to host and respected our house rules which is much appreciated. Thanks for visiting The Ranch, Hollywood! Hope to see you again in the future :)
Trevor and Miriam
Francis and Ruby were such a great guests. They were here for a getaway and I'm so glad they chose our cottage. They spent 4 days here which gave them a chance to tour the area, try some great restaurants and really relax. They're super friendly and they left the cottage absolutely spotless. I would highly recommend Francis and Ruby to other airbnb hosts.
The perfect guests, welcome back anytime!