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A peaceful retreat in the heart of Carlton

SuperhostCarlton, Victoria, Australia
Entire loft hosted by Sharif
3 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
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You’ll have the loft to yourself.
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Surprise! Hidden at the end of a cobblestone laneway, this light-filled and spacious studio apartment is housed in historic stables (circa 1868). Pleasantly secluded but only minutes walking distance from Melbourne's premier attractions. You won't believe you're in the city!

The space
I have remodelled the original interior to allow you to do as much, or as little, as you like. It's been stylishly furnished with meticulous care and attention to detail, resulting in a versatile open space that is both dynamic and restful. You can settle in for a long soak in the deep claw-foot bath, sink back on your queen-size mezzanine bed with a book, sip a cocktail on the day bed in the sheltered courtyard or serve dinner to someone special using the fully equipped kitchen and dining area.

Soaring ceilings and original brickwork speak of the stable's past, but it's modern at heart with a luxurious bathroom, under-floor heating, air-conditioning, premium bedding, linen and towels and unique light fittings. A cantilevered flat screen TV allows you to enjoy your favourite shows from your bed, the couch or the dining table.

The apartment feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city, but step outside and you're within a World Heritage area, and only minutes walk from the inner city’s liveliest restaurants, bars and shopping strips in Carlton and Fitzroy (Lygon Street, Gertrude Street and Brunswick Street). Slip through the back of the laneway and take a stroll through the historic Carlton Gardens to the Melbourne Museum, and then continue over to Queen Victoria Market and the buzzing city centre. The apartment is central to everything! It's close to transport (bus, tram and train), but most importantly away from street and traffic noise — you’ll sleep soundly.

About me: I am an architect with an office in the city centre so I'm never far away if anything needs to be attended to. I am busy throughout the week, and occasionally out or at gym on weeknights, but happy to stop and chat when I'm on my way to my apartment upstairs. I know where to find a good martini and a great coffee and can recommend restaurants, bars, bakeries ( D. Chirico around the corner have great challah on Fridays btw) and galleries, along with the nuts and bolts you may need during your stay: grocers, dry cleaners, tailors. Perhaps best of all, I have a sense of humour.

COVID-19 (coronavirus) cleaning procedures:

All possible procedures will be taken for the health and wellbeing of my guests. The place will be safe, and cleaned to the same high standard as reviewed by my previous guests.

Guest access
Guests will have sole use of the ground floor apartment as shown in the photos.
The courtyard is used to access the upstairs and downstairs apartment, but for the most part guests will have sole use of the courtyard. There is a small outbuilding in the courtyard that contains a common laundry for the building with a washing machine and dryer.

Other things to note
- I only allow three guests, If one of the guests is a child between 3 - 12.
- Please obtain permission from me prior to booking if you intend to use the space for commercial purposes or photographic shoots.
- The sofa in the living area converts into a single bed. Additional linen is provided.
- There is no parking on the property. Restricted parking is available on the nearby streets
- There is a school nearby. You will hear kids playing during school hours.
- Additional cleaning if required during your stay is available at an additional cost of $80/clean. 2 days notice is required.
- I will consider one night's stay, bookings on the same day of your stay and extended stay beyond 180 days for guests who have at least 5 reviews or more. Please send me a reservation request for approval.

Other Features of the apartment:

- Triple brick walls, so the interior is much cooler than usual in summer.
- Under floor heating.
- Airconditioning.
- Excellent natural light.
- Induction cooktop.
- Internal area: 70 m2
- Courtyard area: 35 m2
- Ceiling height: 3.3 m (11 feet)

Other things I provide:

- BOSE bluetooth sound system (play music off your phone/ laptop wirelessly)
- APPLE TV setup with free Netflix for guests to use.
- International power adaptor: USA/UK to AUS
- Power voltage convertor: 240V (AUS) to 120V (USA).
- USB wall socket for iphone & Ipad.
- Ethernet port and cable lead.
- NBN high speed internet.
- Portable fan.
- Top of the range memory-foam mattress and pillows (medium firmness).
- Washing machine and dryer.
- Iron and Ironing board.

Things I don't provide:

- Given guests' personal preference, shampoo and conditioner are not provided.
Surprise! Hidden at the end of a cobblestone laneway, this light-filled and spacious studio apartment is housed in historic stables (circa 1868). Pleasantly secluded but only minutes walking distance from Melbourne's premier attractions. You won't believe you're in the city!

The space
I have remodelled the original interior to allow you to do as much, or as little, as you like. It's been styli…
read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Free street parking
Smoke alarm
TV
Dedicated workspace
Hangers
Washing machine
Private entrance
Heating
Air conditioning
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Location

Carlton, Victoria, Australia

Best location in Melbourne! Everything you need is within walking distance:

- Carlton Gardens: 2 min.
- Lygon Street: 2 min.
- Melbourne Museum: 2 min.
- Melbourne University: 5 min.
- City Centre: 10 min.
- Fitzroy: 10 min
- Queen Victoria Market: 20 min

Hosted by Sharif

Joined in January 2014
  • 86 Reviews
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I'm a self employed architect. like good food, good company and nice things, but best of all I have a sense of humour.
During your stay
As much or as little as you require. I will endeavor to be there to greet you and am otherwise available by phone or text.
Sharif is a Superhost
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  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 2:00 pm
Checkout: 11:00 am
Self check-in with key safe
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide detector not required Learn more
Smoke alarm