Extra large room with queen bedThe room is set up with a desk and wi-fi if you need to do some work
Big room, private bathroom in quiet Fitzroy forest
Big room, private bathroom in quiet Fitzroy forest

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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Our home is at the back of a beautiful complex. It's green, quiet and private, yet only a couple of blocks off the 'good end' of Brunswick St. This is the best location in Fitzroy. Nestled between Brunswick and Nicholson and just 500m to the beautiful Carlton Gardens and Melbourne Museum.

This is a family home. We have been sharing our home for many years and love to see our guests enjoy Fitzroy as much as we do.

The space

The private room is extra large with a queen sized bed. It is fully furnished with your own private bathroom. No fresh white modern design to be found here. The house is quirky in all its 80's glory but it has character and is homely.

The room is a set up as a place to completely unwind with a solid collection of books, an arm chair and a desk should you need to set up and work. Everything you need is provided including wi-fi, bathroom essentials, tea & coffee and good quality linen.

You are welcome to share the large fully equipped kitchen available if you wanted to cook however Fitzroy is full of restaurants and cafes so you may prefer to go out. (we love to recommend our favourite places) We have a great little courtyard to sit out and enjoy the sun or inside is a dining room and living room.

There is a shared pool in the complex which will be available to guests to use and is open usually from about November onwards.

Guest access

Guests are most welcome to use the kitchen and living areas. There is also a parking permit if required and guests are welcome to use the pool over the Summer months.

Interaction with guests

Between work, study and family life we're very busy during the days and on weekends but always available for guests. We can be found most evenings with a glass of wine, or watching the latest series on Netflix.

We are always happy to recommend places to eat, drink and play. We have lived in Fitzroy for more than 10 years and love to share our local knowledge.

Other things to note

There is a toddler in the house but he is used to being around lots of people and is quite social... we have also been blessed with a great sleeper so makes minimal noise during the night but he is an early riser.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Flexible
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room
Self check-in: Lockbox


Cleaning Fee: 20
Security Deposit: 250
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price: 95 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is flexible

This is a quiet family home and would be suitable for guests looking for a more family friendly experience in Fitzroy. Please note we have a checkout time of 11:00am. If you would like to negotiate a later checkout time, please let us know prior to your stay so we can determine if an additional charge may need to be added to your booking. This would only be if it means we are unable to host another guest the day of your departure, due to not being able to access the room for cleaning etc. Thanks.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

21 Reviews

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Tilly User Profile
July 2017
What a delightful room. Such a lovelt place. Best big comfy bed. A fantastic location. Linda and Rowan were really welcoming, flexible and great hosts.

Lukas User Profile
July 2017
Linda, Rowan & little Thomas was a true pleasure during our entire stay. Amazingly sweet and helpful they made our stay easy, enjoyable and as if we were at home. Definitely also great value for money considering location, price and facilities.

Hao User Profile
July 2017
The location is great. But the WiFi is too slow. Due to the baby, it have to be quite. And I have a little problem with checkin. I have to check in at 5pm because I booked it at 10pm last night. All in all, It’s a okay place.
Linda & Rowan User Profile
Response from Linda & Rowan:
Thanks Hao, this has been a learning for us and we have updated our booking settings so guests are no longer able to book at 11:00pm the night before as you did. As you unfortunately experienced, we can't guarantee the room will be ready the next morning with such short notice - especially as we didn't see the booking request until 7:00am the next day. We did do our best to accommodate your check in request of 10:00am and Rowan did rush home from work at lunchtime to meet you in but you chose not to arrive until 7:30pm, so I'm sorry you still felt you had check in difficulties despite our best efforts to greet you. It feels like you knowingly booked a family home through AirBnB, yet may have wanted a hotel experience? Thanks for your feedback, we have taken it on-board.
July 2017

Angela User Profile
June 2017
We had a great stay at Linda and Rowan's house! They were really friendly and welcoming and we would definitely stay here again given the opportunity. The room is lovely and cosy and the bed in particular is so comfy - we slept really well. They're a really nice friendly family and we felt comfortable right away. Everything we needed was there. Thanks for having us!! :)

Katherine User Profile
June 2017
Linda and Rowan were wonderful hosts. Linda was very responsive and flexible when coordinating arrival and departure. They're place was clean, quiet and comfortable, and the location was great. Definitely recommend staying here.

Alina User Profile
June 2017
Linda and Rowan's place is a great place to stay in Melb - really good location, friendly hosts, a good sized room and private bathroom. We enjoyed our long weekend here :)

Andy User Profile
May 2017
Lovely, charming place, super close to Brunswick St in the heart of Fitzroy

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Fitzroy, AustraliaJoined in February 2013
Linda & Rowan User Profile

Rowan and I are married and we live a fairly quiet life with our 1 year old son Tom. Art and music would be our passion however we don't get out to as many event these days. We still love traveling, although our overseas trips have become family friendly local jaunts.

I am studying and and working part time whilst Rowan spends a lot of time working on his illustrations and computer designs. Tom is a typical toddler. He's upbeat, noisey and charming all at the same time. He is used to being around lots of different people.

We have lived in Fitzroy for more than 10 years so know the area inside out and can share a lot of local knowledge about our neighbourhood. As a host we are happy to share this knowledge and as a guest we would be grateful to hear it!

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.
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