Retreat on Rose street
Hosted by Daniel
Daniel is the host.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Enjoy private accommodation in the Heart of Fitzroy, seconds from bustling Brunswick st.
The space is separate from the rest of the family home by 1 floor. It sports a private Onsen (Still Japanese Bath), Queen size futon bed and 5 star location.

The space

The space is unique with a Japanese vibe similar to a serviced apartment, just lacking a fully functional kitchen and laundry but who wants to cook when less than a minute away is one of Melbourne's most popular eating and entertainment strips.

The space itself is very peaceful. The bedroom area is big and has a lovely queen size bed, your own toilet, change room, traditional style Japanese Bath (Ofuro), shower, DVD/TV playing facilities, bar fridge and the basics for an easy breakfast like a toaster, kettle, cups, plates and crockery. The only shared space is the entrance to the building. We live in the floors above the guests to which guests have no access.

Dan is also a shiatsu practitioner and with notice can be available for a shiatsu in the sitting room on a table. If interested just mention it for more details.

Fitzroy is full of life. Pretty much anything one wants to do is available here or close by. There are plenty of bars and restaurants seconds away from the house as well as places to dance, see live music or just 10-15 minutes on the tram you can go sight seeing in the CBD and other surrounding suburbs.

Trams are seconds to minutes away either on Brunswick street, Smith street or Nicholson street.

We are a Family of four. Nikki, Dan, Enelsa and Imogen . It's important to note that there might occasionally be kid noise in the distance through the concrete insulated ceiling or coming down the stairs. It's very seldom intrusive noise but kids are kids in the end.
It is also important to note that we do not have parking on site. There are car parks on the same street that do all day and all night deals which range in price but are below $12.

Guest access

Guests have access to their bedroom, own toilet and Japanese style bathroom and shower, powder/change room, sitting area with hotel style breakfast bar and tv/dvd facilities.

Interaction with guests

We actually have found that we rarely even see the guests unless it is by accident at the front door or if a guest wants to chat or has questions. We are more than happy to chat with guests but find that most people that book with us want their own space.

Other things to note

This apartment is actually a converted garage with a big mezzanine level where the bedroom and bathroom is and a lower level that is now used as a sitting or dinning room.

Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet

Cleaning Fee $35 AUD
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price $135 AUD / 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 is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with lockbox

We live above this space and are a family of 4. We expect people to respect our house as they would their own and keep in mind that 2 of the 4 people in the family are kids and kids do sometimes like to jump on their beds which are above the space. Nobody ever mentions or notices it though it seems but i worth mentioning.
Dishwashing fascilities are not available so we are happy to wash dishes for guests. We provide a bucket for the dishes to go in and then if guests need them washed they only need to leave them at the bottom of our stairs and we will get them done.

Also please refrain from going to bed with makeup tgat stains shedts or using non water soluble solutions in bed to avoid staining.
Thank you.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - From the sitting area to tge bedroom and bathroom area there 10 stairs.
Potential for noise - Since we live above the guests space and the entrance is shared there might be some noise from the floor above or when we exit down our stairs.
No parking on property - There is lots of paid all day and night parking just 2 doors up from our property as well as some on street parking both free and paid.
Some spaces are shared - The front door is shared. our space is up the stairs straight ahead from the door and the guest space is to the right.
Amenity limitations - There is no laundry or Kitchen. we provide a bar fridge, kettle, toaster, bowls, plates, cups and cutlery.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

189 Reviews

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Holly User Profile
October 2017
Such a cool Japanese inspired place - as a couple we loved it and is very central to some amazing parts of Melbourne.

Michelle User Profile
October 2017
Dan's place is right in the heart of the Fitzroy scene. Everything you want is on your door-step, especially great cafes and for eating/drinking. If you're vegetarian/vegan you're very well catered for- Dan provides a good list too. Close to the city and trams. Cute place in Japanese style, loved the bath. Perfect for a Melbourne city break. We'll be back...

Beth User Profile
September 2017
Unbeatable location. Step out the door and there's a plethora of restaurants and bars. For breakfast check out Babka, a Russian bakery, if you get the chance. Hubby and I had a delightful blintzes.

Danielle User Profile
September 2017
This house is such a cool place! So close to awesome restaurants, cafes and clothing shops! The bed was comfy and the bathroom was really cool! Definitely recommend!!!

Joshua User Profile
September 2017
Dan's place is great, relaxing bolt hole in the city. Amazing Onsen.

Renee User Profile
September 2017
Perfectly positioned. Easy to get to and get around. Stayed here with my toddler so I could go to a meeting around the corner. So it was fantastic for us. As was mentioned in other posts it is a futon, so it's very firm, which I struggled with a little. Daniel was fantastically helpful and although didn't meet him in person, provided lots of assistance via SMS.

Noor User Profile
September 2017
We absolutely loved staying in this gorgeous apartment! Daniel was easy to communicate with and check in/out was very straightforward. We loved all of the cute little touches in the apartment- including the delicious sourdough bread and delicious jam! The area was perfect and we were in the middle of bustling Fitzroy- close to shops, restaurants etc. Would highly recommend :)

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Melbourne, AustraliaJoined in September 2013
Daniel User Profile

We are a family of four who live above the listed property. Dan works from the room as a Shiatsu Practitioner most of the time that it's not being used by Air BnB, Nikki is a primary school art teacher and the kids are happy and healthy. We are a pretty easy going family that want most of all for people to love their stay with us.

Languages: English, Español, Français
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Response time: within an hour

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