I started hosting in September 2015 and was first acknowledged as a Superhost by Airbnb in January 2016. I have been grateful to hold it ever since!
The Cyclist ★ Penny
1 guest
2 beds
1 bath
1 guest
2 beds
1 bath
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★ Clear communication with streamlined self check in
★ Unmetered high speed Wi-Fi
★ 43" HDTV + Netflix
★ Comfortable bed + quality linen
★ Fully stocked kitchen + bathroom
★ Guidebook featuring local favourites + secret spots
★ On street parking for 1 car
★ Art Deco features with modern convenience
★ Lush green outlook
★ Cycling themed
★ 20 min walk through the idyllic Fitzroy Gardens to Melbourne's CBD
★ 15 min walk to Melbourne’s world famous sports precinct (MCG, AAMI Park, Rod Laver Arena)

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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed


Cleaning Fee £60
Security Deposit £184
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules

More than anything I want you to make yourself at home and enjoy the apartment! In order for you to be able to do this I simply ask:

Prior to sending an INQUIRY please ensure you have read through the information listed within the "Description" under "Other Points to Note" on DISCOUNTS.

Prior to BOOKING please ensure you have read and are comfortable with the information listed within the "Description" under "Other Points to Note" regarding NOISE, PROXIMITY TO HODDLE ST/PUNT RD, APARTMENT SIZE and HOT WATER.

• Please treat the space with respect and leave it as you found it.
• Please be considerate to the other residents living in the building by keeping noise down after 9pm.
• Please report any breakages or damage sustained to the apartment during your stay, it allows me to repair/replace it in time for the next guests.
• Please be aware that if excessive laundering or replacement of linen is required, or replacement of items lost or taken upon departure is required, the cost shall be requested from the guest.

• Smoking is not allowed inside the studio or within the apartment building - if you or one of your party smokes can you please do so outside of the building.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit

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23 Reviews

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Sankaran User Profile
August 2017
Fantastic place
Vincent User ProfileVincent is a superhost.
Response from Vincent:
Thanks Sankaran, it was a pleasure hosting you on your business trip.
August 2017

Alexandra User Profile
August 2017
Excellent location, Vincent was very helpful and provided info/amenities to make my stay very enjoyable!

Marja User Profile
August 2017
I loved staying at Penny Apartment, location was great for me, the apartment was better than the photos. I would stay again.
Vincent User ProfileVincent is a superhost.
Response from Vincent:
Am glad you enjoyed staying at Penny while your husband was undergoing treatment at Epworth Hospital. Would happily host you again, albeit under nicer circumstances!
August 2017

Josh User Profile
August 2017
Well situated, very comfortable, great host
Vincent User ProfileVincent is a superhost.
Response from Vincent:
Thanks Josh, it was great hosting you overnight, glad you found Penny to be perfect for your needs :-)
August 2017

Hanne User Profile
August 2017
The Penny is a great place to stay for shorter or longer periods. It's equipped with anything you could possibly need and in a really beautiful, quiet neighborhood. Awesome stay!
Vincent User ProfileVincent is a superhost.
Response from Vincent:
Thanks Hanne, you were a 5 ★ guest over your 5 week stay! It was lovely hosting you and would do so again in a heartbeat!
August 2017

Florian User Profile
June 2017
A great place to stay for a week, good location, comfortable bed and everything as advertised. I would stay here again!

Anita User Profile
June 2017
I had a lovely 4 day stay at "Penny". A beautifully apartment with everything you could need for a comfortable stay. Vincent was extremely helpful and the location near Fitzroy gardens and the CBD was wonderful.

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Fitzroy, AustraliaJoined in April 2012
Vincent User ProfileVincent is a superhost.

G'day & welcome, as I’m sure you’ve noticed my name's Vincent, though feel free to call me Vince, Vinnie, or Vincenzo! If you've made it here, check out the links below to the 4 listings I host and if you do book with me, you'll be in for a great Airbnb stay! I look forward to hosting you!


I dived into the world of full time hosting in November 2015, after a restructure at my former employer prompted me to explore an idea which had been kicking around in my head since 2013.

I’ve since hosted over 150 groups, however I feel like I'm just getting started, with more ideas than hours in the day! My current plans are for four listings spread around Melbourne, each offering different experiences and styled in different ways, each reflecting a little part of my personality.

My hosting style is all about:
— Providing great spaces to guests which surpass expectations
— Taking the stress out of arriving in a new city by providing clear directions, self check in instructions & being very responsive with communication,
— Sharing local insights on Melbourne and its surroundings, so as to provide guests with a local experiences, and to enable them to discover things they may not have found sticking to the usual tourist haunts.

I was born in Melbourne, have lived in the Pilbara (Western Australia), have flown around the world a couple of times, am very good with airport security, and have an affinity for problem solving, organising spaces and improving things.

I have lived full time in the world's most liveable city since 2014, and love the coffee culture, craft beer, amazing food and street art the city has to offer - I'm looking forward to sharing this knowledge with my guests through my guidebooks.

I first stayed with Airbnb in their hometown of San Francisco in 2012. Since then I’ve stayed in peoples homes in Sydney, Munich, New York, Vancouver, Tulum, Mexico City, Courmayeur, Beaune & Amsterdam. I love being able to stay in uniques spaces, meet interesting hosts and explore neighbourhoods off the tourist track.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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