Comfy Queen size bed with doonaPractical kitchen. Sorry no dishwasher, but you will be eating out a lot in Melbourne!

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2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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Funky! Heritage Listed in the heart of the fabulous Melbourne CBD. Best location, & Melbourne premier Lane-Way with classy cafes, bars & restaurants. You will think you are in Europe. HIGH-SPEED Internet NO DOWNLOAD OR UPLOAD LIMIT. Fully equipped. Walk to everything. Live like a local Melbournian.

The space

I've been hosting for over four years and have prided myself on providing a wonderful guest experience in Melbourne. I have owned my little part of Melbourne for 16 years now and wouldn't trade it for the world. It's just the perfect location!

The Melbourne Apartment is great for short term rentals of either two nights or up to four weeks.
Nestled in a Heritage Listed Boutique Building (circa 1911), a vestige of the Melbourne “rag trade" area. in the beautiful Flinders Lane.

It's a quirky homely environment with lots of character, not a hotel, so if you are the sort of person where everything has to be perfect, maybe its not for you! But if you like personality combined with comfort then we think we have it just right.

Unfortunately the apartment and building is not wheel chair or walker friendly, being an "over a century" old building with 6 steps in the entrance foyer. You will cope though, with our complimentary little shopping trolley if you decide to splash-out at any of our amazing boutiques, or patisseries.

The apartment is fully furnished with Queen size bed, and sofa, fully appointed kitchen, refrigerator and freezer, washing machine, dryer, hair dryer, flat screen television, unlimited wifi.
There is a sofa bed for a friend sharing the apartment with yourself. So you don't have to bunk together (always a bonus!)

Located in the best spot in Melbourne, entrance is in the gorgeous Bligh Place, one of the most beautiful lanes in Melbourne for cafes and restaurants. In fact a showpiece lane for the City of Melbourne, where cafes, restaurants and residents coexist in harmony.
It will feel like you are in Europe!

The lane is well lit at night with security entrance and intercom.

Our apartment is right in the heart of the CBD, with cafes, restaurants, bars, shopping, train and tram, 24 hour supermarkets, exceptional lane way off Flinders Lane that is reminiscent of Europe.

The Melbourne Apartment is close to everything. Leave the car and walk to Melbourne's amazing attractions, theatres, the arts, South Bank, Casino, National Gallery of Victoria, Federation Square, shopping, bars and cafes.

Nearby there is a supermarket, bottle shop, City Library, Flinders Street Station, Trams and more only a few steps away.

Linen and towels are included (which have been professionally laundered), and complimentary coffee and teas.

We love our little apartment, we know you will too. We expect our guests to be respectful and clean up as they find it! Thanks!

One of our recent guests emailed her feedback:
"I fell in love with this gorgeous apartment the moment I stepped into it. It was spacious and charming whilst low key and easy maintenance. It totally captured the lane way vibe of Melbourne. I was literally sad to leave it. Excellent kitchen and bathroom, romantic bedroom alcove. Fast internet. There is a fabulous restaurant and great bar right outside the front door. Karen, it was gorgeous, I felt like it was mine, my home. Even though I was obviously just visiting, it suited my style and taste perfectly."

Dr. R.D.

Guest access

This is a whole apartment.

Interaction with guests

I'm available via telephone or text.

Other things to note

I love the proximity to transport and everything is within walking distance. We are in the free tram zone making jumping on and off trams, if you don't want to walk, a breeze.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/flat


Cleaning Fee: 38
Security Deposit: 188
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price: 91 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM

ANIMALS - No animals are permitted in the apartment.

Music must be kept to a minimum level.

Make-Up must not be removed by using towels or hand towels or left on pillow covers.

Elevator must be locked out at all times for security and for our neighbours.

Rubbish must be placed in bins which are located in the Bin Room located in the foyer before departure.

Unlimited ADSL2 - No limit on download or upload limit

FUNCTIONS - Our accommodation is for residential purposes only. Functions or parties are strictly prohibited.

OCCUPANTS - It is required to provide the name/s and mobile contact number and if traveling with children (their age/s)

DAMAGES - All damages during your stay to the apartment, items within the apartment and adjoining apartments will be billed to the person who booked.




Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

115 Reviews

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Peter User Profile
June 2017
Fantastic, clean and walking distance to all Melbourne has to offer. A lovely little funky apartment which we called home for a few days. Karen was absolutely amazing and as this is our first airbnb experience she has certainly set the bar high! Highly recommend this place to anyone!

Anne User Profile
May 2017
Karen's apartment is as described and I was sad to leave it this morning. There is a bistro in the laneway which was moderately noisy on Friday but didn't really go late. I was disappointed that it wasn't opening on Saturday too because it looks like a great spot for a drink & tapas! The rest of the weekend it was very quiet considering its central location. The apartment is very functional, comfortable & welcoming & I would absolutely book it again.

James User Profile
May 2017
The apartment is stylish and well appointed. It is compact yet comfortable and functional with all mod cons. A hop skip and a jump away from a many restaurants and diverse cultural events of Inner city Melbourne. If you want to escape the city buzz the peaceful Royal Botanic Gardens is also nearby.

Janice User Profile
April 2017
Karen's place was just as we expected-it was comfortable, clean and in an excellent location! Karen made check-in extremely easy--no problems! And she allowed us to check in early, since our flight arrived in the morning. Check out was just as easy. The flat contained everything we needed for our stay. We were there over a weekend, and it can get a bit noisy on Friday and Saturday nights, but we would still highly recommend Karen's flat.

Beth User Profile
April 2017
Great location in the thick of all that is happening in Melbourne CBD. Secure and comfortable unit.

Tyne User Profile
April 2017
Karen's place is well worth a stay! Funky little apartment perfect for a couple. Awesome little bar and cafe right down stairs and in easy walking distance to laneway eating! Sure made our honeymoon and first time stay in Melbourne completely and absolutely awesome!!

Sonia User Profile
April 2017
Great place to explore Melbourne from. Central location was really convenient for many of Melbourne's highlights and the apartment was really comfortable and well-equipped.

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Karen User Profile

We love sharing our AirBnB home with awesome guests from around the globe. We have traveled the world using online bookings, and love the feel of a homely apartment with a bit of funkiness, not an impersonal hotel chain.

We prefer profits of rentals go to the owners rather than to corporations.I'm a Journalist and Educator, my partner is a Web Designer and teaches Graphic Design. We run a boutique Web Design and Hosting business, GRID MEDIA throughout Australia.

We both love art, movies, theater, food, beach and hanging out with our friends and kids.

We hope you enjoy our place as much as we do.

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