I have a beautiful Edwardian house located in vibrant Fitzroy at the top of Napier Street a short 1 minute walk to iconic Gertrude Street. Located between Brunswick and Smith Street, everything you need to enjoy a fabulous stay in Melbourne is right on your doorstep, great cafés, galleries, bars, live music, boutiques, restaurants, book shops as well as outstanding shopping options.
To book the whole house please refer to my separate listing.
Fitzroy has an amazing buzz and there is always something happening so it’s difficult to leave but if you do want to venture further afield virtually everything is a tram ride, cycle or walk away. The Melbourne Museum and IMAX theatre is a short stroll down the road and the CBD is a 10 walk away through the beautiful Fitzroy Gardens. Victoria markets, Carlton, St Kilda, South Melbourne and pretty much everything else you may want to check out is a short tram ride away.
The living area is a beautiful extension at the back of the house with a pitched ceiling and uninterrupted view of the small rear decked garden with a seating area which is perfect to relax in on those fabulous balmy Melbourne nights or to get a little fresh air and listen to the birds in the morning over your cup of coffee and muesli.
There are two bedrooms in the house the bedroom listed here is fully furnished with a queen sized bed, iPod dock, round glass table and original sash windows. It's a lovely room really comfortable and cosy. The street is very quiet and with the curtains drawn it’s impossible to know that it’s daylight outside so sleeping in is very easy, after a night out enjoying all Melbourne has to offer! All sheets, blankets and bedding are provided as well as towels. There is even an electric blanket for those cold Melbourne winter nights.
The shared bathroom has a bath with a shower over and the water is lovely and hot. The bathroom is well equipped with body wash, shampoo and conditioner as well as a hair dryer and straightener to make traveling that little bit easier.
The shared lounge area offers comfortable relaxed seating with a TV, DVD player, Apple TV, iPod dock for playing your own music and a range of DVDs for guest to enjoy as well as a dining room table which is overlooked by the kitchen which is available for you to use. The kitchen layout is perfect for cooking with a large six burner gas stove and oven with plenty of space.
Basic breakfast facilities are provided for tea, coffee, and cereal or you can walk up the road and enjoy breakfast at one of the fantastic cafes around the corner, De Clieu, Arcadia, Cutler ad Co, Birdman Eating.... the list goes on, you really are spoilt for choice here!!
The house is serene, relaxed, clean as well as cool in the summer and cosy in the winter, the perfect spot to enjoy Melbourne in a home away from home.
You will have high speed wifi at your disposal. A visitor parking permit can be arranged if you have a car, just let me know and I'll arrange it for when you arrive. The parking is on the street and restrictions apply so you either need a visitor pass to park in a residents area or you need to be mindful of the restrictions during the day where parking is limited to a set number of hours. I'm happy to give you more info if you need it.
I have plenty of guide books explaining where to go for the best food, coffee and drinks and I’m also happy to answer any questions you have about things to see and do and a range of information pamphlets will be available for you to use during your stay.
There is a late night Foodworks grocery store just around the corner on Gertrude Street and a large Woolworths and Coles nearby but there are so many little gourmet spots that offer fantastic organic and specialty produce you will be stocking up everywhere you go.
This is truly a fantastic area to be based in.
The #86-tram stop is just a few meters away but you could easily walk into the city in about 10 minutes. There is fantastic public transport (trams every 10 minutes) and Melbourne Olympic Park is a 10 minute walk away so the MCG, Rod Laver and AAMI park are virtually on your doorstep which is perfect for the sports or entertainment fan. Fitzroy has a great outdoor heated swimming pool and tennis courts, gyms and all sorts of other sporting facilities nearby as well as the Australian Catholic University and the Melbourne Hospital Precinct.
It’s really easy to get here, you can catch the sky bus from the airport to Southern Cross station then from there you can catch Tram 86 along Gertrude St or alternatively you can catch a taxi from the airport and be here in about half an hour depending on the traffic.
I always try to accommodate reasonable special requests so if there is anything else you need to make your stay even better please let me know and I will do what I can to accommodate you.
The house is in a great position to base yourself while you explore all Melbourne has to offer and I’m certain that you will absolutely love the location and the vibrant Fitzroy community. I really look forward to making your stay amazing and hope to hear from you soon!
No smoking in the house, there is a verandah at the front and garden at the back and you can smoke there although I do ask that you don't throw your cigarette butts in the garden but dispose of them thoughtfully in the bin.
Please be considerate of the kittens, it's their home as well and they love guests so just be kind to them.