"Palais" - Pearl Apartments
Hosted by Joe
Joe is the host.Joe is a superhost.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Hi there, you'll love this apartment!
I'll advise you and help on all things Melbourne - shopping, attractions, lane ways, restaurants, how to get where and what to do! Ask and I'll help.

The space

Hi there, I'm Joe Mottola.
I have 4 apartments in this building 2 of them right next door to each other. Each sleeps 2 people. Each apartment totally separate, one of the is a large studio

I'm happy to add the third person in this apartment on a mattress on the lounge floor if that suits you, provide all the linen etc. Fee is $60 per night added to the price.

I will personally greet you on your arrival and give you a familiarization tour.

This contemporary one bedroom apartment is situated on the 3rd floor of the stunning "The Face" building. You will also have access to your own private rooftop (bookings only). Without doubt, St. Kilda’s most spectacular rooftop with panoramic views.

Located 6km from the city center, St Kilda is Melbourne's seaside playground and is much-loved by residents and visitors alike. St Kilda is renowned for its expansive view of Port Phillip, safe sandy beach, palm-lined boardwalk, huge range of beach activities, big skies, gorgeous sunsets, lovely park and gardens, great restaurants, bars and cafés, fabulous old buildings, and its colorful past and present.

All year round St Kilda is the place to head for fantastic things to see and do and great times to be had. With our great places to eat and drink and our wonderful sea air, everything tastes so much better in St Kilda – so come out and join us! My only simple prerequisite is that you leave the apartment spotless. My prices are fantastic in the hope that I have little cleaning to do and you look after my gorgeous apartment like it was your own. If you're ok with that then we'll get on famously.

Step into this well appointed apartment and feel at home with lovey fittings and furniture, and split system heating/cooling. A fully equipped timber veneer kitchen with Caesar stone bench tops and outfitted with Miele appliances with all cooking utensils and crockery provided.

Deluxe bedroom with very comfortable pillow top queen size bed fitted with luxury linen. It has a sparkling tiled bathroom with European laundry.

Stunning views from the balcony with double glazed glass doors.

Secure video-com entry, lift access and secure basement parking. If required, parking is available at $25 for 4 nights. For 5 nights and over, parking is $7 per night. This can be paid in cash on arrival. Please note: This carpark is a stacker, car size restrictions apply -- Height 1.5M, Width 2.0M, Length 4.9M -- this precludes many SUVs, sorry. Should you require parking please let me know in advance.

Wi-fi- Local internet cafes offer a cheap rate, and there some hot spots locally that provide free wi-fi. I have a mobile wi-fi connection I can give you, you're welcome to top it up at the Telstra store (10 mins by tram) with the plan you require.

Nestled amongst Acland street's vibrant shopping & cafe precinct.
Minutes to the St. Kilda Beach, Luna Park, Palais Theater and city bound trams. Esplanade Market at your door step! It doesn't get better for a brilliant, fun stay!

Guest access

The apartment includes: television, linen, laundry,
washing machine,
towels supplied, clothes dryer, cooking facilities
iron and ironing board, microwave,
dishwasher, air conditioning, hair dryer,
-absolutely Non-Smoking.
Parking is a stacker, your car must be 1.5m in height or less.

Interaction with guests

Below are some reviews from the website (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN). you can read my reviews here in my profile!

"What can I say really? Joe and his St Kilda apartment were beyond fantastic, the apartments location could not be better and the decor Devine! So funky and not to mention spotless! All the comforts you need for staying in and relaxing or being in the perfect location to go out and about. Joe is the host with the most he is so generous and has thought of everything you need or want to make your stay special and could not do enough for us, he goes above and beyond. Can't wait to stay there again!"
Review date:Nov 2013

"We had a fantastic stay. Great location and added extras to the apartment. Easy access to the city. Owner is very welcoming and meet us at 1am which we appreciated. We will return".
Review date:Nov 2013

"We loved the apartment,it is sleek, modern and a great place to stay. With everything right on the doorstep it was the perfect location for our holiday. Joe was an excellent host - the booking was hassle free and we appreciated the myki cards, the friendly welcome and the jelly beans!"
Review date:Oct 2013

"Highly recommend this property. Host was extremely welcoming and very helpful. Lots of little bonuses thrown in that were not expected. If you're staying in Melbourne, I highly recommend contacting Pearl Apartments before anyone else."
Review date:Sep 2013

"Perfectly appointed and situated for my needs - and attention given by proprietor to having all my requirements met"
Review date:Sep 2013

"The apartment was really nice with very stylish decor and furnishings. If you want to be in the heart of the action, St Kilda is the place to be, and this apartment has one of the best positions in the area! Joe was a fantastic host, he even left a bowl of fruit for us which was a nice touch!"
Review date:Aug 2013

"This apartment is fantastic! A really modern apartment right in the middle of St Kilda, just across from Galleon (best breakfasts in Melbourne) and right by all the attractions of St Kilda. The hosts are really helpful and it is definitely where I will be staying next time in Melbourne on a short stay. Easy to find, hard to leave, we had a great time here."
Review date:Mar 2013

"This apartment is fantastic and brand new!! we loved the location, right in the middle of St Kilda and Acland street. Acland St is quite noisy but as soon as the sliding door is closed it is very quite. Great value for money and so much better than staying in a nearby hotel. I would definitely recommend."
Review date: Feb 2013

Other things to note

Car Parking:
Fee for car park is $25, five days and over is $50. The car park is suitable for a small or medium sedan- a 4WD won't fit into the space. The clearance is 1.5m for your car. Also check your car antenna before entering the car park, it may be too high and could scrape. Park your car as forward as it can go or the car above (car stackers) may clip yours if not parked properly.

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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 1PM
Check out by 10AM

It's an important pre-requisite that no guests other than the two of you are in the apartment. These are residential buildings and neighbors will complain when there are people coming and going. It's a fine balance so please let me make it clear that any form of gathering will result in instant cancellation of your booking. The building has a zero tolerance with this and it well monitored.

Fee for car park is $25- five days and over is $50. The car park is suitable for a small or medium sedan- a 4WD won't fit into the space. The clearance is 1.5m for your car. Also check your car antenna before entering the car park, it may be too high and could scrape. Park your car as forward as it can go or the car above (car stackers) may clip yours if not parked properly.

Wi-fi- Local internet cafes offer a cheap rate, and there some hot spots locally that provide free wi-fi. I have a mobile wi-fi connection I can give you, you're welcome to top it up at the Telstra store (10 mins by tram) with the plan you require.

Standard Terms and Conditions of Temporary Holiday Accommodation:

Note: Variances can be agreed on but only by arrangement with the owner in writing.

Please leave the apartment as you found it, respect the apartment like you would your own leaving it neat and tidy.
Particular attention to maintaining the cooktop is in a spotless condition after use. Cleaning spay and soft cloths provided. Rubbish can be disposed towards the back of the downstairs car park.

The owners will make every effort to ensure the property is available as booked. However the owners reserve the right to reallocate you due to unforeseen circumstances to an apartment of equal quality and standard.

To maintain a good standard for our guests we require certain conditions to be complied with. We appreciate most will respect our property but the occasional abuse requires that we state the following conditions.

Number of Guests should not exceed the number stated on the Confirmation Notice or subsequently agreed in writing or email. Fees will apply for excess guests not agreed with the owners in advance.

Parties and Functions are strictly prohibited. The price charged is for domestic use only and not commercial. Accordingly this rate does not allow for the extra wear associated with functions in terms of cleaning, garbage removal, wear and tear, repairs etc. Use contrary to this may result in additional payments.

Damage, Breakages, Theft and Loss are the tenants responsibility during their stay.

Departure - the property should be left in a similar state to its condition on arrival. Check-out time is 10am by the latest, to allow time to prepare property for next guests unless you confirm otherwise.

Disturbance to our neighbors, including excessive noise, is prohibited and will result in instant termination. Noise will not be tolerated under ANY circumstances.

Pets are not allowed unless specific arrangements have been made in writing with the owner.

Loss - the owners take no responsibility for the tenant's personal property.

Variations to these conditions may only be made by prior arrangements with the owner in writing.

Please call me with an hour or so of arrival so I can arrange to meet you and show you around.

Joe Mottola
Pearl Apartments

- 50 Claremont St, South Yarra
- 227 Toorak Rd, South Yarra
- 72 Acland St, St Kilda


Safety features
Smoke detector

2 nights minimum stay.
From Nov 07, 2017 - Jul 31, 2018 the minimum stay is 7 nights.

60 Reviews

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Dave User Profile
March 2017
This apartment is all about the LOCATION. It's amazing. If you want to stay in St Kilda, you simply must stay here. The apartment is only small but is perfect for a weekend or even a week. Joe was a great host and on hand for all sorts of advice. Even the late night or early morning revellers noise was pretty well kept out by the great double glazing and the afternoon sun on the balcony was an unexpected bonus. Stay here, you won't be disappointed.

James User Profile
January 2017
We cannot recommend this place, we wanted somewhere central and modern in St Kilda and that's what we got! Joe is fantastic and makes it clear he is available to help at any point. The apartment is excellent and contains everything you need for a comfortable stay. We particularly loved the balcony with great views. Due to the central location you are seconds from the tram stop and can be in the CBD in 20 minutes. However, anything you need is on your door step including great cafes, restaurants, supermarkets etc. Would 100% recommend staying here

Jen User Profile
December 2016
Joe's place was an ideal location for us on Acland st. The place was comfortable and clean, and soundproof from the traffic outside. Opposite the beach and Luna Park, and close to St Kilda shops and restaurants. Would stay again!

Leah User Profile
November 2016
Joe's place was exactly as was shown in the Listing, it was in a great location, modern and very clean. Joe was an excellent host, very welcoming and helpful and on hand if we needed him! We would recommend Joe's place to anybody thinking about a trip to St.Kilda!

Jane User Profile
December 2015
Joe's apartment in St Kilda is perfect, immaculately presented and clean, fantastic location for trams, restaurants, shops and beach. Loved our Christmas stay in 302, Many thanks

Tim User Profile
December 2015
Joe is a great guy and his apartment was wonderful. Clean, well equipped and the location is unbeatable! He's always on hand for any questions and goes that extra mile to make your stay just that little bit more memorable. Thanks Joe, see you next time I'm down under!

Jason User ProfileJason is a superhost.
March 2015
Joe was very prompt with communication and accommodating with check in times. I've lived in St Kilda before, so knew the area - the apartment was perfect. Very clean and well maintained, Joe obviously takes pride in his properties. I'd certainly stay here again when I'm next in Melbourne.

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Saint Kilda, AustraliaJoined in September 2013
Joe User ProfileJoe is a superhost.

25 years in the restaurant industry, a switch to this wonderful life of apartments. I'm really enjoying looking after you all running between 19 apartments. You'll love my places, all unique, all stylish and in the right spots for you to explore this wonderful, most livable city in the world- Melbourne.
I'm really well priced with all apartments in prime spots and in great buildings. Happy to help where I can to guide you to all things Melbourne.
Joe Mottola.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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