Gothic windows overlook the street
Private, bright retreat in historic church hall
Private, bright retreat in historic church hall

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
2 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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About this listing

Bright and peaceful, the loft is a private sanctuary in one of Melbourne's most unique homes - a former church hall and occasional TV set! With your own bathroom, kitchenette and balcony, have your own space with a warm family welcome.

The loft is in a killer location. It's around the corner from Melbourne's most stunning landmark, the Exhibition Building in the majestic Carlton Gardens. Walk to the city, stumble down Brunswick, Getrude and Smith streets and stroll over to Lygon St.

The space

The loft, a former architect's studio, is fully self contained with kitchenette, small dining table, armchair and TV, comfy double bed, bathroom and sweet balcony overlooking the courtyard and Fitzroy sky. The loft is on the same property as our house but is completely self contained.

Fresh Sheridan towels are provided along with Egyptian cotton sheets and new bedding. Shampoo and conditioner is provided. The dining table doubles as a workspace and WiFi is included. We will provide you with an iron and small ironing board, hairdryer, hair straightener and I can lend you a yoga mat and small yoga ball if you're so inclined.

Kitchen includes stove top, microwave, new pots and pans and crockery, mini fridge and a stock of cooking essentials like oil, vinegar, S&P etc. Tea, coffee and milk is also provided.

There is no TV reception but Aussie TV sucks anyway and we'll leave you with a library of DVDs. We've got a stock of books and New Yorkers to also entertain/enlighten you, cards and scrabble.

We can lend you Myki cards to get around Melbourne's public transport and have a bike you can borrow (suited for long legs).

There is a laundrette right around the corner.

We are just a couple blocks from St Vincent's Hospital and the wider medical district and encourage visiting medical staff looking for a longer stay to contact us directly for availability.

One of the most unique houses in Melbourne, our historic inner city home has evolved from radical church hall, scene of gangster shoot out (!), Aboriginal Kindergarten, home of professional pianist, eccentric 70s architect, sometime film and TV studio, and humble home to our little family.

The place is known around these parts as 'Jack Irish's' house, an ABC drama featuring Guy Pearce whose main character lives in the house. The loft has also been used as a film set for the movie 'Tenderhook' starring Hugo Weaving and Rose Byrne. Because of the property's rich history, and pretty awesome wall mural, you can often see tour groups and tourists stop out the front and take pics. We've even come home to someone taking wedding pictures by the front door!

Guest access

Entire loft, balcony and courtyard. There is a BBQ available for use in the courtyard.

Interaction with guests

We will welcome you to your space and answer any questions you may have but will otherwise leave you to your own devices.

If you need any assistance during your stay just knock on our door or contact us on the mobile.

Other things to note

There is a toddler in the house who sometimes cries if he bops his head or doesn't get his meal delivered fast enough. You won't hear him during the night but may hear him during the day when we are hanging out in the house, but it will be from across the courtyard so shouldn't disturb you. We also have a small, chilled out baby. Warning *may make you clucky*

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 11AM - 11PM
Check Out: 5PM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 11AM - 11PM

This is a family home. No loud noise or visitors without prior arrangement. Smoking outside the property. Sorry, strictly no pets due to allergies. Please note there is stair access to the loft.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

24 Reviews

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Darren User Profile
April 2017
Great place and hosts. Very local to everything we needed for the weekend.

Sandra User Profile
April 2017
It would be hard to beat the location of Georgie's place for access to cafes, restaurants, great little shops and so close to the sity and public transport, while still being quiet. The studio is comfortable with everything you need for a great city break. The high quality bedding, towels and bathroom supplies were much appreciated, as was the grat flexibility with check in and check out times. There are about a dozen steepish stairs up to the studio, and 3 stairs down to the bathroom, so not good for anyone with mobility issues. The only thing I would suggest is another armchair in case 2 people want to watch the tv or a dvd. The only other note is that the washbasin is a bit tricky for cleaning teeth as it is little and half way down the bathroom steps. WE just used it for washing hands and cleaned teeth in the sink, which was fine. Overall a really good, and great value, place to stay, with a great host and fabulous location.

Sanna User Profile
March 2017
Georgie and Mikes apartment in Fitzroy is the best. Situated in a fantastic building with a loft all to ourselves, just a few minutes walk to a variety of restaurants, boutiques and clubs. Would recommend everyone to live there!

Kate User Profile
March 2017
We had a lovely stay at Georgie's Loft. It is in such a great location. Georgie was very easy to communicate with. Would definitely recommend.

Rebecca User Profile
March 2017
Fantastic location, quirky self contained loft in lovely family home. Close to transport and great cafes, restaurants, galleries and bars. Highly recommended!

Raymond User Profile
March 2017
Excellent hosts, interesting loft apartment in a vibrant area.

Kangan User Profile
February 2017
Such a gem of a place, comfy and cute on the inside and in a great location - the street is quiet but just a street over there is so much to eat/buy/do. Georgie and Mike are lovely hosts, very friendly and accommodating. We had a great time and I'm looking for an excuse to go back :)

Melbourne, Australia · Joined in July 2012
Georgie User ProfileGeorgie is a superhost.

We (Mike and Georgie) are seasoned travellers but we love Melbourne the best, and Fitzroy is the best of the best! We look forward to helping you discover our our great city.

When we travel we love to stay in interesting places and hope to share our unique and historic home with like minded travellers.

We love independent music but with a new family we don't get to see as much live music as we want. Fitzroy is the home of Melbourne's live music scene and we can let you know where to see great gigs.

Mike is a history buff, especially for all things Melbourne, and Georgie's passion is for the outdoors. Luckily there's plenty of ways to combine these interests around Melbourne and wider Victoria. Ask us how!

Response rate: 100%
(past 90 days)
Response time: within an hour