About this listing
Set in lovely landscaped gardens, our light and spacious apartment is located in the heart of Melbourne's arts precinct. We are just a short stroll from the city, river and restaurants or you can hop on a tram from the stop outside our complex.
Location, Location, Location......! + free wifi
We live in this apartment and enjoy sharing it with our guests. You will have you own comfortable bedroom with television and share the rest of the space with us including bathroom, separate toilet, kitchen and lounge. The bedroom can either have one king size bed or be split into two king single beds. We love our light filled apartment on the edge of the city and we are sure you will too. Set in lovely landscaped gardens with a pool, spa, tennis court and gym for you to use, it’s the perfect base to explore the city and then come home to relax on the balcony or by the pool.
Walking distance to all the major attractions.....!
Everything is so easy and convenient. Located in the middle of Melbourne's arts precinct we are literally a few minutes walk from the Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne Recital Centre, Malthouse Theatre, Australian Centre for Contemporary Arts and the National Gallery of Victoria.
We are also just a short walk to the centre of the city and major attractions including:
• Crown Casino
• Southgate on the river with its vibrant shops, cafes and award winning restaurants
• the beautiful botanical gardens and Yarra River
• Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Australian Tennis Centre and the Docklands Stadium
• Federation Square
. Flinders Street Railway Station
• South Melbourne Market to name a few!
Its so easy to get around .......!
If you don’t feel like walking there is a tram stop right outside our complex (Tram No. 1) which takes you into the city one way and the beach the other way! Or you can jump on the hire bikes across the road.
Relax in comfort ....!
As well as its great location and the relaxed atmosphere of the complex, you will enjoy:
• a double bedroom, a lovely comfortable queen size bed and your own wardrobe space. (If you want separate beds we can also put a single bed in the room - see the photos on our listing)
• 1 spacious shared bathroom with shower and bath
• A separate toilet
• Living room with large TV, stereo, DVD and large DVD collection
• Free WiFi and your own TV in your room
• Large front balcony with BBQ overlooking gardens
• Rear balcony and garden with remote controlled sun canopy
• Clothes washer, dryer and clothesline
• Fans in the warmer months and heaters in cooler months
• Kitchen and equipment that you are welcome to use
• Continental breakfast
• Small supermarket, food outlets, bottle shop and chemist within 300 metres
We love visitors ....!
The apartment comes with two friendly Melburnians (Bronwyn worked for Melbourne Tourism for a number of years so can help with travel ideas). We both love Melbourne and enjoy providing insider tips on what to see and do, and Neil can even explain Aussie Rules football (AFL) to the uninitiated, plus heaps of other info and help if needed.
When possible we are happy to provide a pick up and drop off service for Southern Cross Railway station (where the airport shuttle bus service terminates).
Oh by the way it would help if you liked cats - we have two, Buffy and Lucky. They generally keep a low profile when there are visitors around but enjoy a pat when they get to know you.
Added bonus ....
We use Melaleuca cleaning products - a truly excellent range of non-toxic, sustainable and environmentally friendly products which not only clean beautifully but are great for people with chemical allergies or those that like to keep their environmental imprint light!!
Your city oasis awaits … just relax and make yourselves at home.
You have a fridge to use and are welcome to use the kitchen if you feel like cooking. You also have access to the recreational facilities during your stay including the spa, pool, tennis court and gym.
NOTE: The pool, spa and gym area will be closed off over the winter months 2016 due to renovation.
ter months 2016 due to renovation.
Interaction with guests
We are very easy going. We love chatting with our guests, but also understand that after a busy day sometimes you might just want to put your feet up and relax in your room.
We love living in Southbank as it is so close to everything and it is so easy to walk to places.
There is a tram stop right outside our apartment complex.
Other things to note
There are no lifts in this complex, this apartment is on the first level, there is one external set of stairs to get to the apartment.
Just a couple of simple house rules:
No smoking inside
All shared spaces to be kept clean and tidy
Respect the other people who share the complex and adhere to body corporate rules i.e. no alcohol, glass, or smoking in pool, gym, spa or tennis court areas, no laundry on the front balcony, abide by noise restrictions etc
Be kind to cats!
Hi from Bronnie and Neil. We love our city and sharing it with others. We're pretty easy going, and love getting out and about exploring different places. We are both keen travellers and have done our fair share of it in Australia and overseas - whether backpacking, camping, or the occasional splurge on 5-star resorts! You wouldn't call us 'party animals', but we do like socialising and meeting people. We enjoy a wide variety of interests, love the movies, eating out, popping down to the beach on our scooter or pushbikes, and enjoying the many exciting sporting events and festivals that Melbourne has to offer.
As well our a private room in our own apartment we have a number of other entire apartments that can be booked on airbnb. You can view them by clicking the View Full Profile link below and clicking on the listings on the left hand side of the page.
We think airbnb is a great way to travel and we really enjoy being airbnb hosts as we get to meet so many wonderful people from all parts of the world. We are more than happy to help you out as much as we can to make sure you have a great stay in Melbourne, including playing tour guide if schedules suit :-) We hope to meet you soon!