Private balcony overlooking leafy garden
Light filled Fitzroy studio with leafy vantage
Hosted by Anna
Anna is the host.
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
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This is a light filled studio apartment located in the heart of Melbourne's creative community, Fitzroy.

Opposite the Carlton Gardens, trams stop directly outside and the CBD, Gertrude Street and Collingwood are within walking distance.

Fitzroy is a cultural hub, boasting countless restaurants, cafes, bars, street art filled laneways, live music venues and art galleries.

Designed by Best Overend in 1936 in the style of Streamline Moderne, this studio is one of Melbourne's architectural gems.

The space

Featuring polished wooden floors and a subdued palette, the apartment has a balcony overlooking a green garden oasis. Cleverly designed spaces enable dual functions from work to play. Whether you’re a creative professional in town working on a project, or here to chill out on holiday, Cairo is perfectly located.

Designed by Best Overend in 1936 in the style of Streamline Moderne, the Cairo complex is evocative of a cruise ship with its curvilinear railing and portal window features.

In its original form the rooms were conceived as a series of bachelor pads or ‘minimum flats’. Since then the building’s function has been reimagined and its tenants include makers and thinkers such as students, artists, architects and curators.

Guest access


Cairo includes a fully equipped kitchen with a small bar fridge / ice freezer, gas oven, hotplate, kettle and toaster. Pots, pans, plates and utensils are also available.

Gas operated oven turns on at power point on wall. The grill can be activated by pushing button on far left on oven control panel. Ensure to turn off.


The sizeable Art Deco bathroom includes a bath and shower


Tea, coffee, milk, soy, olive oil, salt and pepper are provided for your convenience.

For additional supplies a Foodworks supermarket and alcohol store can be found 5 minutes walk away on Brunswick street almost parallel to Cairo. Exit through the rear of Cairo, turn right at the end of the street, then left onto Brunswick street.
Foodworks: 170 Brunswick street, Fitzroy
Alcohol store: 115 Brunswick street, Fitzroy
Aunt Maggies: (organic produce) 188 Gertrude street, Fitzroy.

Rubbish and Laundry
Please remove all rubbish and recycling and place in the bins at the rear of the property on the ground floor. Deposit all used linen and towels in metal laundry basket in bathroom for washing.

A coin-operated laundry can be found at My Beautiful Laundrette located 5 minutes walk away at 151 Brunswick Street.

Interaction with guests

Keys are available between 1-6pm. Garth will meet you at the premises with the key at the agreed time. Please leave the key on the bench when you depart and close the door behind you.
To exit the building press the button inside the black box next to the gate.

Free parking on premise
Wireless Internet

Extra people No Charge
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 2PM - 6PM
Check out by 11AM

- Maximum of 2 people are able to be accommodated
- Keep noise levels to a minimum particularly between 10pm and 7am for the quiet enjoyment of all tenants
- Strictly no roof access – this is private property


Safety features
Smoke detector

2 nights minimum stay

22 Reviews

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Patricia User Profile
March 2017
Bathroom filthy - toilet and bath not clean. Shower screen made me cringe. Floor covering non existent. Rest appeared clean but bathroom made me doubt that any cleaning had taken place and therefore I was uncomfortable. Very studenty , but I'm not a student and expect a bit better particularly in terms of cleanliness
Anna User Profile
Response from Anna:
We are extremely disappointed to hear that Patricia didn’t enjoy her stay. Our apartment is constantly undergoing renovations and improvements -  at present the bathroom floor has been sealed and has a rendered concrete finish - designed to showcase the complex’s unique heritage. We’d like to reassure our guests that the apartment is fully cleaned after every guest check out. This includes fully changed towels and linen, and thoroughly disinfected and cleaned wet areas and floors.
March 2017

Christina User Profile
October 2017
This little studio is a beautiful space in a fabulous location. Melbourne was incredibly accessible from Nicholson Street, and the apartment was clean and comfortable. I highly recommend this place!

Tai User Profile
September 2017
Great location and great communication, and very helpful to have a parking permit!

Carmel User Profile
September 2017
Best location, it was great being on the edge of Fitzroy but only 15 minute walk from town. The place is cute!

Mongchin User Profile
August 2017
The apartment is very close to the city center and easy to get around. Anna and Garth were also very helpful & the apartment is great!

Cate User Profile
August 2017
We loved staying at Anna's place. Very small but perfect for two! Public transport literally out the front door which was very convenient. Just as cute as the photos looked!

Peita User Profile
August 2017
Perfect location, and a great little place to lay your head during your trip to Melbourne. Love the architecture, and the light really is stunning!

Victoria, AustraliaJoined in May 2015
Anna User Profile

Art curator, cat lover.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

About the home

When you stay in an Airbnb, you’re staying in someone’s home.

This is Anna’s place.
Garth helps host.

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