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This stunning one bedroom apartment is located in a prominent CBD address in the ‘Paris End’ of the city. Located on the 4th floor, this charming light filled apartment boasts sweeping views across the MCG, Botanical Gardens and South Bank
The building itself is heritage listed, yet the apartment is recently renovated to accommodate for many different visitors to Melbourne. Whether you are in town for business, or wanting to explore the city, this CBD location has you covered. Large windows stretch across the width of the apartment, with sweeping views that look out over the iconic MCG, along the Yarra River, and into the skyline of Southbank and Fed Square. The apartment consists of: - a main bedroom with a double bed and bathroom - a light filled living/dining area with kitchen - double glazed windows to keep out the sound of the city. - fold-out double sofa bed in the lounge - single roll-away bed that can be moved between the lounge room or the bedroom, and would suit a child if needed. It can also be folded up and tucked away in the wardrobe to save space. We also provide various things to suit the needs of short-term stays including: - Clean sheets, pillow cases and towels on arrival - 50 inch flat-screen TV - Wireless internet - Full kitchen including Microwave, Kettle, Grill, Stove, Oven and Dishwasher - Washing Machine & Dryer - Coffee-pod Machine - Heating & Cooling The entire apartment is included in the booking No interruptions from the owner, but if assistance is needed just give me a call
The apartment is located in the 'Paris End' of Melbourne CBD. On Exhibition St, there is a café a few doors up the road - perfect for a breakfast out, and a bottle shop next door for refreshments after a day out in the city. There is also an IGA supermarket around the corner on Flinders St if there are any other things you require. Some highlights of Melbourne that are a short distance away include: - The Botanical Gardens & the Yarra River - walking distance to Melbourne's sporting precinct, including Vodafone and Hisense Arena, Rod Laver Arena, MCG and more! - Queen Victoria Markets on the weekend - the Melbourne Arts Centre - Melbourne's Theatres including the Princess, and the Forum - There are great restaurants and bars close by as well as shopping centres There are various brochures within the apartment that has information on many of Melbourne's attractions, but if there are any further queries please contact the host for assistance Great access to public transport, as it is very close to both Flinders St and Parliament stations. Melbourne city also offers a complimentary tram system within the CBD area. There is a tram stop directly out the front of the apartment, allowing you to easily manoeuvre around the city - free of charge.
  • We had a great stay in Jess's apartment. Apartment is exactly as described, very classy, clean and had everything to make it a very comfortable, almost home like experience. The location is ideal for staying in Melbourne with everything from groceries to food to transportation to shopping just minutes away. Jess was a wonderful host, helpful, easy to get in touch with and quick to respond. All in all it was a 5 star experience. Highly recommended!

    Shailesh April 2015
  • A lovely apartment and equally lovely host. Jess was very quick to respond to our queries and was able to organise for the keys to be picked up by one the guests who flew down earlier than myself. Marvellous location, walking distance to everything we needed. Jess had some great recommendations for tourist destinations, restaurants and bars nearby. Would definitely recommend staying in Jess' apartment!

    Kaitlin September 2015
  • Jess was helpful and made us feel welcomed to our first time in Melbourne. The apartment was just right for our 3 day stay, very central to everything. I will recommend to my friends on their trip to Melbourne.

    Marianne October 2015
  • Fantastic place to stay! Lovely apartment and lovely hosts. Could not have asked for more. Perfect location. Must stay here if visiting Melbourne.

    Bekk November 2014
  • This was a great location with lovely views to the southern end of Melbourne, including the MCG and Rod Laver Arena. Easy convenience to transport such as Flinders St station and trams.

    Linda April 2016
  • We had booked in for two nights in this apartment, Arrival was good, key was exactly where the directions led us to. Apartment was lovely, very comfortable on first impressions. We arrived late (after midnight) tired and looking forward to bed. That's when the problems (URL HIDDEN) sheets on the bed. Too late to contact anyone, searched the cupboards to no avail, so slept on the mattress cover. Next morning text to advise of the issue. Apologies were given and arrangements were made to deliver sheets that night as we were staying for two nights. We arrived home at 11pm, sheets at the door, went to make up bed and they were Double sheets !! We had a queen Bed!! More dramas, too late again to do anything else!! slept on the flat sheet with no top sheet! Disappointed as we loved the location and the apartment. Still no explanation has been given and it is now 2 weeks since we stayed in the apartment. We were planning to return throughout the football season as we are from Perth. Unfortunately now that we have not been contacted with a reason of apologies for our problems, that wont be happening.....Not impressed. Narelle Rate

    Narelle February 2016
  • Solid apartment building in fantastic location. Very convenient. Contributing to a great weekend in Melbourne.

    Judith February 2016
  • Jess's apartment was perfect. Looked exactly like her profile pics and even better. Great location and very easy to get around on foot. Apartment felt welcoming and more like a home rather than staying in a hotel. I didn't meet Jess but her partner was very helpful. I had problems with accessing the key (purely my fault). One Text message and within 5minutes Jess's partner was on top it. Very efficient and very willing to help. Would def book Jess's apartment if I'm in Melbourne again. Thanks again!

    giang April 2016
Room Type Entire home/apt
Property Type Apartment
Accommodates 4
Bedrooms 1


$ 151 AUD Per night
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Double bed room in the heart of the CBD (verified female guest only), in this cosy well kept 2BDR apartment could be your home away from home. At your door step: - Trains and free CBD trams - Queen Vic market - Shopping precincts - Walk to bars, cafe's, restaurants
- Fully furnished apartment in the heart of the city offers the essentials and privacy for your Melbourne stay - 1 Double bed room in a cosy and clean 2BDR apartment. Sharing the apartment space with me, your host :) - Access to common areas (kitchen,dining,lounge,balcony) as well as indoor pool, gym and spa to unwind after a long day of exploring Melbourne - A private double bedroom featuring comfortable double bed with linen and pillows. Note: no aircon, fan only in room - Access to the guest bathroom (adjacent to bedroom). This is private to you except for the occasional visitor :) - Shared access to lounge, dining, kitchen, laundry, and balcony - Access to indoor pool, spa and gym -wifi access I work full-time so you'll have plenty of privacy during business hours on weekdays. On the weekends I'm mostly out and about but reachable by phone if required. I will meet you on your arrival to pass you the key and do a brief induction to the apartment and amenities. More than happy provide any advice and offer some tips for local areas and around Melbourne.
Right in the hustle and bustle of the city but the apartment, which is on a quite street offers a quite place to rest and unwind. The location is unbeatable as it is a short walk to access all the shopping, sights, cafe's and bars that Melbourne has to offer. Access to the free Melbourne CBD trams are at your doorstep or 2 min walk to Flagstaff station, 7 mins to Melbourne Central station. Street parking is available at your own cost
  • Shani has a great pad in a fantastic location. A really lovely, modern bedroom and bathroom, everything you need. I will definitely look to book again. Would absolutely recommend a stay.

    Sam March 2016
  • Experience was fantastic! The host was very accommodating and down to earth! Excellent location, great views, walking distance to everything.. Had a great stay and rebooked again! Would definitely recommend!

    MELISSA February 2016
  • Best experience, booked 2 separate stays here. Great location, beautiful views, host is super chill and very friendly/accomodating. Would book again.

    MELISSA February 2016
  • Shani was an excellent host. Friendly and accommodating. She went out of her way to wait for my arrival at 2am in the morning. Apartment is exactly in the photos - cosy, inviting, clean, tidy, comfortable and tastefully decorated. Location is convenient with public transport, shopping places and markets within walking distance. Will not hesitate to recommend to others and will definitely stay with Shani again if I visit Melbourne!

    Sharon January 2016
  • Great location, nice hostess, clean apartment, third time booking ! Close to shops, walking distance to everything.. City views!

    MELISSA March 2016
  • It was such a wonderful stay at Shani's apartment. Such a sweet, clean and quite room with an independent bathroom just next to it. Less than 10 minute walking distance to CBD area and all other shopping precinct. I would highly recommend Shani's place to everyone who will visit Melbourne.

    Kimi March 2016
  • Shan was a fantastic host! She was very friendly and helpful, and also let you enjoy your own privacy. You were free to use the kitchen and all facilities. Bedroom and bathroom were very clean. And Shani provided extra towels for guests to use. Her apartment was 2min walk from Flagstaff train station in the CBD. Very central location, within walking distance to what the city has to offer. An awesome experience.

    Yinan March 2016
  • Shani's house is very nice~!! You can see the perfect light sight in balcony. ;) And you can use very clean and modern style room and toilet. That's so nice :) I will never forgot so friendly and kindly Shani. Thank you Shani~ :)

    sandy May 2016
Room Type Private room
Property Type Apartment
Accommodates 1
Bedrooms 1


CBD cosy room-verified female guest
$ 48 AUD Per night
Very comfortable bedroom in a fully furnished apartment in the CBD. Queen size bed, bedside tables with lamps, closet and tv. Shared bathroom with one more bedroom. Excellent location: Flinders St and Spencer St. Close to the most visited tourists attractions.
Guests will have access to the social area in the apartment, kitchen with appliances and utensils, balcony with bbq, washing machine and dryer. Pool, gym, sauna and jacuzzi.
Free tram zone. Restaurants, museums, clubs, supermarket, library, shopping centres and most visited tourists attractions. 3 minutes walking to Crown Entertainment Complex. 3 minutes walking to the Aquarium. 3 minutes walking to Exhibition Centre. 3 minutes walking to Polly Woodside. 8 minutes walking to DFO Mall. 8 minutes walking to Etihad Stadium. 8 minutes walking to Immigration Museum. 10 minutes walking to Harbour Esplanade. Between 12-20 minutes walking to Eureka Skydeck, Southbank Promenade, Emporium Shopping Centre, Flagstaff Gardens, Art Centre, Queen Victoria Market, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Central Shopping Centre, Federation Square, Melbourne Museum, Parliament House, Arts Centre, Imax, State Library of Victoria, Sydney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne Cricket Ground and Carlton Gardens. Very close to Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Carlton, Lygon Street, St Kilda, Port Melbourne, Richmond, South Melbourne. Botanical Gardens. Free tram zone. Three tram stops in front of the building. Southern Cross train station is next door. 5 minutes walking from Skybus stop (bus to/from the airport to the city)
Room Type Private room
Property Type Apartment
Accommodates 2
Bedrooms 1

Private room in Melbourne CBD
$ 62 AUD Per night
Apartment is small but sunny and light, with a nice outlook. Surrounded by restaurants, bars and student cafes. Trams at doorstep, next to Melbourne Central railway station. Opposite State Library, close to main sports arenas and universities.
Close to the best of Melbourne: State Library, Federation Square, Victoria Art Gallery, MCG, Melbourne Park (Australian Open), Botanical Gardens, Melbourne University, RMIT, restaurants, cinemas, shopping. Small but adequate kitchenette. Surrounded by eateries of every variety. Coin washer and dryer available next to apartment. I will either meet you at the apartment, post you a keycard or leave it for you at reception if you are arriving during reception house. Apart from that, you'll be on your own.
Swanston Street is a hot spot for music and food. State Library forecourt is a great gathering place. Please note this is the central city so if you are seeking a quiet spot, this is not for you. Melbourne University and RMIT University a few minutes away. A Unilodge operates from the building but my apartment is separate. Trams and railway station at the doorstep. Tram travel around the central city is free. I will leave MYKI cards which you need to travel on trains or trams out of the city centre. You will need to load them up it's about $8 a day for all-day travel. Bicycles for hire across the road for a daily fee of $2.80. Heaps of attractions within a few minutes walk. From airport, take a taxi to the apartment (about $50), or catch the airport bus to the city and get them to drop you off near the intersection of Little Lonsdale and Swanston Street. If you're travelling by train, get off at Melbourne Central Station and look for the Swanston Street exit. There are ceiling fans but there is no air conditioner (it's a heritage building) so it does get hot after a succession of hot summer days. Melbourne can be very hot in summer. On the other hand, it can be mild. If you feel the heat, you might want to choose another place in summer.
  • Catherine was upon our arrival. She was very welcoming, explained us what there was to know to move, food, etc.... The accommodation was completed for 2 people, very well situated and well equipped. We could not hope better. We shall return to it gladly

    Alia November 2015
  • I enjoyed my stay. Catherine was very welcoming and the little extras like her homemade jam were a treat. Everything was as described. The bed and pillows were comfortable. The view over the State Library was spectacular.

    Peter February 2016
  • Catherine Watson es una EXCELENTE persona con un hosting de altísima calidad. Lo primero de todo es que Catherine nos recibió al llegar a Melbourne, muy atenta y siempre ayudando. Como somos veganos necesitábamos saber sitios para comer vegetarianos y Catherine nos asesoró de todas las opciones de la zona. Al llegar a la casa, había muchos detalles: bombones, cremas, jabones y útiles de baño, fruta fresca, un periódico, abundantes recursos como papel higiénico, aceite de oliva virgen y algo increible: el frigorífico lleno de comida y bebidas. Además nos dejó hasta una tarjeta de tren (una para mi y otra para mi esposa), valoradas cada una en 10 dólares y monedas para la lavandería... Además de ésto, había calefacción que funcionaba muy bien, una televisión Samsung que permitía meter películas por USB, revistas y presa especializada y hasta un portatil LAPTOP con cámara para hacer (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) !!! La casa de Catherine "absolutely central Melbourne" es ideal para pasar los 15 primeros días de estancia en Melbourne, y el edificio en el que se encuentra está lleno de universitarios, en pleno centro de la ciudad. Delante de la casa a dos pasos, está la Biblioteca State Library con internet Wifi y todas las comodidases extra. Sinceramente, creo que ha sido imposible encontrar una mejor opción y estamos muy contentos de haber elegido a Catherine como nuestra primera opción. El precio aunque parezca más caro que otras opciones, es que "lo merece" :) En resumen: la cama super cómoda, un portátil con una internet de 256Kb justa para ver páginas-email y (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) con cámara, una televisión Samsung moderna con entrada para USB para ver películas DIVX-MP4 bajadas de internet, un baño perfecto con su ducha y todo muy limpio, e incluso con el suelo con funda térmica... la casa es muy pequeña pero ideal para una pareja que recién llega a Australia. Mi esposa y yo somos ingenieros y hemos encontrado este lugar muy acogedor. Sólo deseo felicitar a Catherine por tan buen alojamiento que nos ha bridado estos días. Gracias.

    JUAN PEDRO April 2015
  • Catherine's place was perfect for my parents, who were visiting from interstate. Sitting right on top of the Melbourne Central train station and myriad tram lines - public transport is easy! It is inner city for sure so the sounds of the city are present but were not overpowering. Catherine left Myki passes for transport, change for the washing machine and all of the kitchen necessities. If you want a place in Melbourne that can be your HQ for getting around the city and out into the suburbs when needed - this is your place!

    Callum May 2016
  • Although I did not get the chance to meet Catherine in person, she has been a very nice & accommodating host. As Melbourne is like a 2nd home to me, the location is right smack in the central - directly opposite the State Library ( a very good location). The place is exactly like the photos. Just a few mins walk you can get to Woolies (which is just across the street in QV shopping mall) & Coles (which is just in Melbourne Central). There are a lot of food stores (Subway is just downstairs) within walking distance. The apartment is very clean and the kitchenette (most condiments that you can think of are provided) is adequate for proper cooked food. Myki cards are being provided as well. As ceiling fans are the only cooling option in this apartment (aircon is not available), during summer time it maybe too hot to stay in (if you are the type of person who needs to be in an aircon room 24/7). As for me, the ceiling fans are pretty cooling at dusk (most of the daytime, I was out exploring anyway). Trains & trams are right at doorstep too. Thank you for the cozy experience! Really enjoyed staying.

    Cynthia March 2016
  • The apartment was not really suitable for us. It was in a student block and noisy, and basic.

    peter September 2015
  • Catherine is a great host. She made us feel very welcome without being intrusive. She was flexible regarding our arrival time and touches like leaving us myki transport cards to use made our stay in Melbourne much easier. The apartment is sunny and has a great view. We really valued how central it is. It's quite basic but clean and fresh and we liked being there. Thanks Catherine!

    Lucy September 2015
  • Catherine est une personne très douce et sympathique, elle nous a très bien accueillie dans son incroyable appartement, et a prévue tout ce qu'il fallait pour que nous passions un bon séjour ! La vue de l'appartement sur la "state library" est tout simplement superbe, l'appartement lui-même est très bien équipé ( tout ce qu'il faut !! ) et très bien agencé ! Le quartier est très vivant, très animé, tout est a proximité ( restaurants, bar, supermarché, tram, bus, boutiques de shopping ... ), parfait pour une immersion totale dans Melbourne !

    Lavergne October 2015
Room Type Entire home/apt
Property Type Apartment
Accommodates 2
Bedrooms 1


Absolutely central Melbourne
$ 110 AUD Per night
This ideal location is opposite the Yarra River, Flinders St. Station and Melbourne's Arts Precinct. Perfect for a visitor to easily explore and immerse themselves in the colourful, friendly, art driven city. Apartment-lovely design and New Sept '14!
It is an inner city apartment without the closed in feeling as it borders the city on Flinders Street and looks over to the Yarra River and Botanic Gardens (which you can see from the Rooftop). My apartment looks into the courtyard which means it is cosy and quiet. As you leave the building you are confronted with some of Melbourne's most iconic buildings and features which makes for an exciting location as you can immediately immerse yourself in Melbourne's delights. The location is actually a little bit perfect! You have access to the complete apartment space, I even leave my bedroom door open in case you need a full length mirror! The gym, rooftop and T.V room are free for you to use also. I am quite interactive with guests and enjoy the positive energy they bring into my space. I will give you tips/help in anyway I can and happily give you a mini tour if you need!
Friendly, diverse, interesting, quality, artistically minded, cosmopolitan. Soooo close to all public transport! Although the picture shows a mattress on the floor it is a proper single bed now!
  • Staying in Monique's apartment was a lovely experience. Monique made me feel very welcome and was happy to have a chat when I was around. The apartment itself is clean, small and very conveniently located to Fed Square. Perfect if you're on the go during the day.

    Daniel March 2016
  • This place was a Incredible. Its in a fantastic location, a central space to explore and check out the vibrant city of Melbourne. The apartment was perfect. I highly recommend. Monique was a great host. She is a vibrant person who really lives a life of passion. Has great musical taste too!

    Brendon March 2016
  • Monique was incredibably friendly and helped me settle into Melbourne. She had some great insights of what to do in the city and was really welcoming of me in her home. The apartment is really tranquil for such a central location.

    Faye September 2015
  • Monique was a very welcoming host and always happy to give advice on good places to visit and how to get around. I stayed for 4 weeks and had a wonderful time. The apartment is in a great location and I could walk anywhere quite comfortably; it's also close to public transport if you need to go further afield.

    James March 2016
  • Monique was a lovely host (loaned me an umbrella!) and flexible when my flight was late. Excellent location, really nice amenities.

    Tamsin January 2016
  • Monique was a lovely host, very friendly and had a great place! Incredible location in the heart of the city.

    Jason October 2015
  • Fab location and host. Monique is such a lovely individual and her little apartment is the same. The room is small but perfect for people using it as a base. It now has a cute single bed too so no longer just a comfy matress. Would highly recommend it and will hopefully stay again!

    Kate October 2014
  • Thank you monique for this nice and cosy room in your aparment. The building is very modern with a nice top roof und a gym, the location is amazing in the middle of cbd of melbourne!

    roman March 2015
Room Type Private room
Property Type Apartment
Accommodates 1
Bedrooms 1


Heart of Melbourne=NewCosyPerfect!
$ 69 AUD Per night
My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, business travellers, and small families (with kids).
The place has marble stone bench top, good brand of dish washing machine is provided. Bright with abundant sun shine in the bedroom area. Gym room, Sauna Room, swimming pool area, beautiful resting area and BBQ area are accessible If you have any further request, please let me know 2 days before your arrival day so that I can help to prepare If you need someone to pick up from and to the airport, please also arrange with me earlier, so that I can make a proper arrangement for you. However this will cost extra money on top of the accommodation fee. If you are interested, please feel free to contact me. Thanks ~~~
Only need 5 minutes walking to famous Queen Victoria Market, this month on every Wednesday night has night market at Queen Victoria Market. Good Food and Good Souvenir to buy at Queen Victoria Market. 1 minute walk to Melbourne University Doorway to the tram stop which can directly to Melbourne City Centre and RMIT university. Very convenient location. Happy Days start with a good night's sleep on a Mlily pillow and mattress!!!You will never regret of your smart choice. Memory Foam mattress that we used which worth around $2,000. A very comfortable place for short stay.
Room Type Entire home/apt
Property Type Apartment
Accommodates 3
Bedrooms 1

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