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7kms from Melbourne CBD, our annex is clean, comfortable, clutter free, quiet and a completely self contained studio home with its own private access. Close to all public transport with Elwood, St Kilda and the foreshore a 30 minute walk away.
7kms from Melbourne CBD, our annex is clean, comfortable, quiet and is a completely self contained studio home. It has its own access, bathroom, kitchenette with a bench top oven and has both heating and cooling. There's no washing machine but as I do a ton of washing for the family, I'm more than happy to do a load or two for our guests. If a launderette is more your thing, there's one just a few minutes away. It also has a TV and DVD player, iPod dock, tea and coffee supplies, (why bother with coffee when cafes are nearby) fridge and towels. I can also arrange a baby travel cot too. If you're here on holiday or a short break, thinking of moving to the area, have just arrived in Melbourne, visiting for work or you need a place for visiting family or friends without paying hotel or serviced apartment prices, this is just the place. With the safety of having us just next door, you can be sure you or your family will be looked after. We are also happy to accommodate extended periods. If you're going to one Melbourne's great sporting events such as Caulfield Races, cricket, AFL, F1 or the Tennis, you can get there easily. It's a short taxi ride to Caulfield Racecourse or train or tram to Albert Park and Olympic Park. The annex is completely separate from the main house with private access. It's open plan (apart from the bathroom!) Upon entry you go straight up the stairs and it's split into two by the stairwell. One half has the kitchenette, lounge area and TV and the other half has a built in wardrobe, queen size bed and a bathroom with shower. All linen is provided. Whilst it has been recently decorated, the kitchenette and bathroom are a little dated but both are clean and usable. You will have access to the whole of our annex. I will arrange to either meet you with the keys or can leave them out for you to pick up. I am in and out all day doing children pick up and drop offs to various places so I can arrange to leave the keys in our key safe. Details will be communicated a few days before your arrival. I'm always contactable to answer any questions. As we are a busy family, I may not be around to meet you in person.
Located on a quiet laneway in Ripponlea, the annex is superbly based within walking distance to all public transport links, St Kilda or Elwood. A perfect base for exploring. Voted one of Australia's best restaurants, Attica is just a few minutes walk away. So close you can save money on taxi fares and you'll be glad of the walk home! Rippon Lea Estate and Mansion is also just over the road. Under control of National Trust Australia they often have exhibitions and the grounds are stunning, perfect for a picnic or just a leisurely stroll. There's ample on road parking if you have a car, if not, all types of public transport are within easy walking distance, as are shops, cafes, restaurants and there's also a cinema. Elwood, St Kilda and foreshore are also within a 30 minute walk away. We are right in between two suburbs, Ripponlea and Elsternwick. Both have train stations and we are marginally closer to Ripponlea station. They are both on the Sandringham line and trains run on a regular basis. We are on the tram line 67 (to Carnegie). The best stop to get here from the city is stop number 42 which is outside BWS on Brighton Road. You can also use the same stop (on the side of the road closer to BWS) to get into the City. It will take you down Brighton Road, St Kilda Road and past the Botanical Gardens and into Flinders Street Station. If you need to get to the city, I think the train is so much easier as you tend to get a seat and its not as stop start as the tram and it only takes 15 mins to get to Flinders Street station from Ripponlea station. My calendar is always up to date. If your dates are free, it's available. Please don't ask for further discounts as these have already been added. I have stated check in and out times however if I don't have another guest immediately before or after you, we can work around your needs. I never iron bedsheets. The annex is above our double garage, whilst we don't park our cars in there, it is used as a playroom so there may be some noise from my daughter. She certainly doesn't have a drum kit or any loud toys. She tends to play quietly and won't be in there in the mornings or after 6pm. During the wintertime it's barely used at all.
  • My boyfriend and I rented the annex for three months while studying abroad in Melbourne and we couldn't have had a better place to stay! The neighbourhood has everything you need with shops and good restaurants and also walking distance from the beach! Abigail and her family were wonderful hosts and so helpful and sweet,and even though we had our own entrance an everything it was nice to know that they would always help if anything was needed. The annex was homey and had absolutely everything we needed. We truly had the best time in Melbourne and would be so happy to come back again!

    Hanna February 2016
  • We have had a great time at Abigail's place. The studio is nice and cosy, with a comfy bed and very close to public transport. Ripponlea and Elsternwick offer heaps of cafe and restaurants, shops, cinema, yoga studio, bars, etc. Lovely neighborhood, close to Elwood, St Kilda and only a 15 train ride to Melbourne cbd. Would definitely recommend and stay again!

    Maddalena May 2016
  • We had such an excellent time staying in Abigail's loft apartment - the place was beautiful, so clean and she even stocked the fridge with breakfast and snacks for us! Abi made up the sofa bed for me as I was staying here with my mum, and it was very comfortable. The apartment is only 20mins from the CBD and easy to access. I would 100% recommend this place if you're looking for somewhere with easy access to the City, without breaking your budget. Abigail is an excellent host, so so friendly and accommodating. 10/10!!

    Danielle March 2016
  • Abi was warm, friendly and available. The place was everything I wanted... Cozy, clean, quiet, comfortable and well appointed. I will definitely be back :)

    Liat June 2016
  • A++ beautiful clean and fresh. I really enjoyed my stay would stay again.

    Raphael March 2016
  • My husband and I found this little studio a perfect place to stay for a weekend in the city. We were made to feel very welcome on arrival and still felt as though we had complete privacy. The annex is spacious, comfortable, clean and has everything you could need. Great bed and shower! The kitchenette is very handy. Location excellent close to great shops, eats and public transport. We would love to stay again!

    Hannah June 2016
  • Abigail was very friendly and welcoming and even lent us a high chair and stair gate for our baby. The annex was just as described - homely, comfortable and clean. We came down from the country for a wedding in Balaclava, so the location was perfect for us. The neighbourhood was lovely - quiet and leafy, but still close to shops and cafes. We had a great stay and would definitely recommend the annex to others!

    Sarah March 2016
  • From the moment I met Abi she was very friendly and welcoming. The annex was fully equipped with everything you would need for a comfortable stay away from home. It was warm, clean, cozy and comfortable with Abi just a phone call away. It was a fantastic addition that Abi supplied a assortment of delicious snacks, bread, milk, condiments etc. which was wonderful! And the bathroom was supplied with toiletries and all the little things you need. Everything was great and I would be thrilled to come back and stay again.

    Kitty April 2016
Room Type Entire home/apt
Property Type Apartment
Accommodates 2
Bedrooms 0


**Private, clean & self contained**
$ 82 AUD Per night
Quiet and light filled room in new apartment in relaxed North Melbourne. Close to public transport, Royal Children's Hospital and all city attractions.
Clean, light filled and quiet. Free WiFi and all other apartment amenities As much or as little as wanted
North Melbourne is relaxed, quiet and has lots of cool cafes. It has wife tree lined detests streets which means there is plenty of free parking available. 5 minute walk to North Melbourne train station and 2 minute walk to neatest tram stop.
  • Sadly, I didn't get to meet Rhys as I was so busy, but he was a great host and gave clear instructions on how to get in when I had an early flight! I was only there for a short time, but was very happy with my room! Thanks again!

    Jade April 2016
  • The description was very accurate. Rhys is a very nice guy, talked a lot to us, gave us some nice tips about where to go for drinks... The apartment is great with lots of space and a nice view from the rooftop.

    Andre April 2016
  • Uma ótima experiência, o apartamento é fantástico. Muito bem cuidado e tem uma boa localização. O anfitrião foi super gentil e atencioso. Super recomendado.

    Gabriel January 2016
Room Type Private room
Property Type Apartment
Accommodates 2
Bedrooms 1

North Melbourne

Live in luxury
$ 57 AUD Per night
You’ll love my place because Southern Cross Station is within walking distance. All of the landmarks are very close to this flat. For example, Southern Cross Station, Melbourne Central, Flinders Station is located nearby this flat. I strongly believe that this unit would be good for solo adventurers. It is unisex room, I prefer women though. I clean this room every morning. Very cheap and affordable price, no clean fee at all. I am looking forward to seeing you guys. Thanks :)
  • Les draps et housse d'oreillers ne sont pas changés entre chaque personne. Demandez bien qu'ils soient changés. Le quartier est super, l'immeuble possède jaccuzi, sauna, salle de sport et piscine d'une très bonne qualité. Le tram est à 5min a pied pour vous amener directement dans le centre et gratuit. Bon séjour, dommage certains ronfleurs ☺️

    Mathilde August 2016
Room Type Shared room
Property Type Apartment
Accommodates 1
Bedrooms 1


CBD Docklands with Great Accessibility.
$ 27 AUD Per night
In an ever evolving space like this you can count on one thing - the comfortable queen bed, bedroom with plenty of natural light, and a doorstep that takes you right into the heard of Melbourne City. Other guests may be present during your stay - The bathroom is shared with 2 other guest bedrooms and cleaned daily to ensure your comfort during your stay..
Art Deco all around, this building is the perfect place to begin your journey to learn about Melbourne's history. Well lit during the day, plenty of amenities, comfy bed and couch. The kitchen and bathroom are oldies but are always cleaned so that you can use them comfortably. Towels and all essentials provided. Happy to assist with recommendations and great places to visit whilst you're in Melbourne. Keys will be left if our letterbox so that you can let yourself in. Check in is usually after 6PM - we will send you the details for access to the letterbox on the day of arrival. Departure is prior to 11AM unless otherwise arranged. Where we can accommodate different times we will, however cannot guarantee this. Due to building locking times, please let us know if you are going to arrive later than 10PM as we will need to make other arrangements for keys. Whilst we don't actually live at the apartment, we are just down the road and available on mobile at any time. We will do everything we can to make your stay a pleasant one so please let us know if there is anything specific you need and we will try our best to accommodate. Happy to assist with ideas of places to see whilst you are in Melbourne - where to eat, where to shop, and where to just relax and enjoy the day go by.
Our favourite thing about this apartment is how central it is located to both the CBD and Melbourne's cultural center. We have the best of Melbourne Culture all around us. The main city railway stations (Flinders Street Station) is only around the corner with the second main railway station (Southern Cross Station) only a short 10 - 15min walk away. Unfortunately at this stage we do not have luggage facilities at the building so are not able to accept your bags prior to check in. There are luggage lockers at Southern Cross Station which can be used until it is time to check in or after check out if you want to explore the city without your bags. You will come into the city via Southern Cross Station if you catch the SkyBus from the airport.
Room Type Private room
Property Type Apartment
Accommodates 2
Bedrooms 1


Yarra Room, 1 Large Private Room w/ Queen Bed
$ 59 AUD Per night
The apartment is a homey 1 bedroom apartment in the centre of Melbourne. It's simply the best location you can choose to enjoy your stay in this most liveable city. Equipped with the basic things you need for a short stay such as toiletries, kitchen utensils and free WiFi, this apartment surely feels like home.
The apartment can easily host three guests for an enjoyable stay in Melbourne. Modern, clean and bright, this 1 bedroom surely feels homey. The living room has a generous sofa bed, which can be prepared for the third guest. Otherwise, have it as it is to enjoy your afternoon coffee break while watching TV and enjoying the view. The kitchen and dining space has everything you need for a basic cook at home. Cooking utensils, dining equipment, kettle, microwave and toaster are provided for you to use. The bedroom has a comfy queen size bed with two side lamps for a good night rest. In the bathroom, basic toiletries are provided, including soap, shampoo and hand soap. You can use the hair dryer too. There are washing machine and dryer, washing detergent is also provided. When staying at our apartment, you will get access to these facilities: Main and secondary apartment access TV Air Conditioning Heating Stove Oven Fridge/Freezer Dishwasher Microwave Toaster Electric Kettle Pots and Pans Cutlery Kitchen Knives Free and Unlimited Wi-Fi internet Washing Machine and Dryer Elevator Buzzer/Wireless Intercom Towels Soap and Shampoo Hair Dryer Bed Sheets and Quilts *Heated blanket provided upon request for $5/night for all beds. If you need parking, we have off-site parking space for $25/night*. Please contact us to book. *Parking space is subject to availability. Our guests are eligible for complimentary Myki cards to use during your stay. Please return the cards when you check-out. Otherwise, $6 charge will apply. Contact us to get your complimentary Myki cards. We are happy to meet you for key handover in any places around Melbourne CBD. We'll be there to handle key exchange and first orientation of the apartment. Apart from that feel free to contact us if you need information about places to visit in Melbourne or how to get around. If somehow we can't help you, we should know someone who can!
Located in the vibrant end of Melbourne, we recommend you to explore the area on foot. Walk through the lane ways and you will find hidden gems of the city. Try Sutherland St, just around the corner from the apartment, if you are the sweet-tooth kind. On the main streets like Elizabeth St, you will find rows of restaurants to choose from. For some window shopping (or real shopping), Melbourne Central, QV, Emporium and Bourke St Mall is within walking distance. Only a short walk from everywhere in the city, it is the perfect apartment if you are looking to explore Melbourne’s city area. 5-minute walk to: Melbourne Central Melbourne Central Station Swanston St QV RMIT State Library of Victoria 10-minute walk to: Queen Victoria Market Chinatown Emporium The apartment is situated in the Free Tram Zone area, just nice if you are looking to get around with trams. To take the train, the closest station would be Melbourne Central Station. ***What are the standard check in/check out times? Standard check-in time is 2:00pm. If you arrive after 5.30pm, please confirm with me first for my availability to meet you for key handover. Standard check-out time is 10:00am. In the event we have another guest checking in/out on the same day, then standard check in/check out times apply. But it is flexible as sometimes guest leave early or arrive late - which allows you to stay longer! In your request, please indicate your ideal arrival/departure times and we'll do our best to accommodate them! ***About the washing dishes, clothes, etc... Dishwasher, laundry machine and dryer are available but you will need to supply your own detergents/tablets. If you stay relatively shorts we could do the dishes for you. Please just leave it neatly on Dishwasher and our cleaning service we'll clean it for you.
Room Type Entire home/apt
Property Type Apartment
Accommodates 3
Bedrooms 1


1BR Homey City Apartment + Free WiFi
$ 113 AUD Per night
A beautiful apartment in one of the best residential buildings in Melbourne. The modern apartment is full of designer furniture and homely touches. We are just minutes' walk from Spencer Street station, where the airport shuttle buses arrive in the city.
As my guest, you will have access to the buildings amazing facilities. My space is warm and has all the mod cons you would want! Being within the free tram zone, you can roam around the city free of charge! Gym, pool and lounge area of the building. Living room, balcony, kitchen, bathroom, TV and speakers. I work in a professional job and the hours can be irregular, but I sure like a glass of wine over a home cooked dinner when I can manage. (I do like cooking)
There's a tram stop literally directly outside. Since we are in the free tram Zone, you won't really need to pay for trams if you travel within the city. Otherwise flagstaff train station is a 3 minute walk from here. We are located minutes walk from the spencer street station, where the airport shuttle drops you off in the city.
Room Type Private room
Property Type Apartment
Accommodates 2
Bedrooms 1


Luxury Living in heart of Melbourne
$ 77 AUD Per night

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