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Central City Warehouse Apartment

Entire loft hosted by Michelle
6 guests1 bedroom2 beds1.5 baths
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The absolute centre of Melbourne, this open-plan warehouse is full of natural light and loads of character. Easy walking distance to all points in the city as well as Southbank, Docklands, Carlton and Fitzroy. One of a kind laneway experience and Rankins Lane is one of the most interesting laneways with pop-ups and hidden businesses in the upper levels.

Parties, events and gatherings of any kind are not permitted.

The space
One-of-a-kind warehouse conversion in an unbeatable city location for shoppers, foodies and culture lovers.

CAR PARKING - This is the centre of the city so only short term metered street parking or commercial car parks are available within the block from Bourke Square Parking and The Strand Car Park. However, I have a private car park on Elizabeth Street three blocks away that I can make available for rent if required for stays of longer than two nights. This needs to be pre-arranged and suits those driving to the city but not wanting to drive every day during their stay. And it's only $30 per night.

See a video of this apartment on the Sydney Weekender website when it was featured by AirBnB. Search for AirBnB and Melbourne and it should come up.

My apartment is located seconds from the official centre of Melbourne, yet it's in a quiet lane with excellent natural light. It's big, over 100sqm of space. The centre of Melbourne is known for its many laneways which are full of smart bars, cool cafes, art galleries and some world-class graffiti art. One of the nations' premier coffee houses, Brother Baba Budan (aka the cafe with the chairs hanging from the ceiling) is located on the corner of the laneway. Gourmet Travellers pick for the nations' best new restaurant is Tipo 00 on the other corner.

The apartment is the top level which is level 2 (Ground, 1 then 2) and is the only residential floor int this building dating back to 1887. It's an open-plan set-up with a spacious mezzanine bedroom, separate toilet and somewhat over the top bathroom with a large sunken bath. There's no lift and quite a few stairs so it isn't suitable for anyone with compromised mobility.

The apartment has a King size bed, TV, DVD, wi-fi, hairdryer, hair straightener, full laundry facilities and a swing in the middle of the living space. Access is by stairs only. No parking included but plenty of car parks nearby. If 'no parking' is a deal-breaker then let me know as I might have a solution.

Melbourne's public transport system operates as a hub with all trains and trams radiating from the centre so getting around is easy.

NOTE: A remote part of the rooftop is now home to a beehive as part of the Rooftop Honey project. The bees don't come in or near the apartment however, Matt and Vanessa, the beekeepers may need occasional access to tend to the hive.

The apartment appears in the film Predestination starring Ethan Hawke for whom the apartment served as his NYC loft home in the 1970s.

CALENDAR 2019

AFL Grand Final - September 28
Derby Day - November 2
Melbourne Cup - November 5
Oaks Day - November 7
Stakes Day - November 9

NO PARTIES ALLOWED IN THE APARTMENT.

Guest access
Guests have full access to the apartment but are requested to avoid the upper level of the rooftop where the bee hives are kept.

Other things to note
The spa function of the bath tub does not work.
The absolute centre of Melbourne, this open-plan warehouse is full of natural light and loads of character. Easy walking distance to all points in the city as well as Southbank, Docklands, Carlton and Fitzroy. One of a kind laneway experience and Rankins Lane is one of the most interesting laneways with pop-ups and hidden businesses in the upper levels.

Parties, events and gatherings of any kind are not pe…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed, 1 floor mattress

Amenities

Wi-Fi
Kitchen
Dryer
Hangers
Hair dryer
Iron
Air conditioning
Dedicated workspace
Washing machine
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The apartment is located in the centre of Melbourne, not just the CBD but the actual middle of everything. Plus it is in a laneway, one of Melbourne's most beloved features with two excellent cafes, one at each end.

Hosted by Michelle

Joined in August 2010
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Melbourne girl, business owner, publisher, traveller, wannabe gardener and dog owner (but not). I make guides to bar and restaurants in a deck of cards format under my brand Luckie Guides - @Luckieinc on (Hidden by Airbnb) and my guests are always given a set of guides. Current mission: Pursuing a luxe minimalist approach to life. The pursuit of great life experiences over acquisition of stuff. Digitising photos, music, movies, documents and getting rid of stuff. As a guest I'm super low maintenance. I'll be happy with a the wifi password and a place to sleep. And chances are I'll have a big list of underground places to visit before I even arrive.
Melbourne girl, business owner, publisher, traveller, wannabe gardener and dog owner (but not). I make guides to bar and restaurants in a deck of cards format under my brand Luckie…
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House rules
Check-in: Flexible
Checkout: 10:00 am
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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