About the Homestay
Central yet quiet laneway location in spacious house. Close to cafes, shops, restaurants, bars, galleries, parks, CBD and sportsgrounds. Tram and shopping only meters away, or a nice 20 minute walk into the city.
The house is located within easy walking distance of all that Fitzroy, Carlton, Collingwood and the CBD have to offer.
The house itself is a large 3 bedroom, 3 storey house in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Fitzroy, the first suburb north of Melbourne CBD. Despite being so central, it's quiet and removed from the main drag. It's located within easy walking distance of all that Fitzroy, Carlton, Collingwood and the CBD have to offer. The area is packed full of shops, cafes, bars, galleries and the house is right in the middle of it all.
There is a large living/dining/kitchen area, bathroom, another separate toilet and sunny north facing yard with a big active lemon tree.
It's well laid out, with a closed off kitchen, entertainment/ social space and toilet on the ground floor, and three bedrooms and one bathroom on the upper two floors. There is bamboo flooring throughout, while solar panels and a water tank allow for environmentally conscious living.
I work hard to provide my guests a clean, tidy and welcoming space. Please be aware, though, that the house is 30 years old, with the original kitchen and bathroom. This means that no matter how much I scrub, the stove and bathroom fittings look to be well used (they are). This is a private home, not a hotel, and not a house or apartment maintained professionally for the exclusive use of customers. I promise to provide a clean and well-loved home, not a sterile place of business.
There is unlimited wifi, albeit at times a bit bitsy - old copper lines :( , and you are welcome to use the kitchen or the cute backyard BBQ ‘Ladybug’ and relieve me of as many lemons as you can take. There is a snazzy little espresso machine so you can grab yourself a coffee whenever you like (if you don’t feel like venturing out - Fitzroy is a coffee lover's paradise!).
There are three bedrooms in the house. One is furnished with a comfy futon bed, another with a double bed, and the master with a queen-size bed. There are also built in robes and plenty of space to store your belongings. We have extra mattresses if extra people are staying with you, and the lounge room sofa folds out into a comfy double bed. *PLEASE NOTE* that if you book for two people to a room, I will assume that you are sharing the beds unless you specify otherwise. (Extra mattresses will only be provided on request.)
If you have a car with you, I can provide a parking permit in exchange for a $100 refundable deposit. Please do not assume the permit is available but let me know if you need it in advance.
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Non Smoking
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Everything on our doorstep! Shopping, cafes, bars, galleries, affordable food of a huge variety. Looking for a short or even longer term stay in Melbourne - come to Fitzroy, one of Melbourne's most eclectic neighbourhoods! The house is located within walking distance of all Fitzroy, Carlton, Collingwood and the CBD have to offer. The area is packed full of shops, cafes, bars, galleries and the house is right in the thick of it but also on in a quiet, secluded laneway where you can get away from it all. Within walking distance you’ll find: - Brunswick St (shops, bars, cafes, galleries) - Smith St (shops, bars, cafes, galleries) - Lygon St (shops, bars, cafes, galleries) - Gertude St (shops, bars, cafes, galleries) - Melbourne Museum - Melbourne Royal Exhibition Building - Carlton Gardens, Fitzroy Gardens, Treasury Gardens and Edinburgh Gardens - Rose St Artists Markets - Supermarkets, green grocers and exotic food shops You can walk to the CBD, the MCG or Rod Laver arena, or there is a tram stop 25trs from our doorstep that will take you straight into town. (No. 86 from Smith St takes you down Bourke St, the major shopping area of the CBD / Docklands / Etihad Stadium - or the 112 from Brunswick St takes you to Southbank / Crown and out to St Kilda)
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Bus Stop
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
I'm environmentally conscious and try to act in a conscious way around resource use. If you could show regard by being mindful with showers, lights, heaters/coolers etc, that'd be highly appreciated. Short showers are also a courtesy to other guests' need of bathroom use and hot water :)
Please take your shoes off when entering the house to prevent scratching and marking of the floors.
Be mindful of other people present in the house - avoid loud conversations at night time and showers after 11pm.
I know that accidents happen and things break or get irretrievably dirtied. Please communicate freely with me if damage to our property occurs so we can discuss solutions.
No makeup in beds or towels please.
Smoking is not allowed inside the house. There's a backyard where you can smoke.
There is only one car park on premises and one parking permit. Do not assume you will have access to one of them during your stay but raise your need for it during booking.
Smoking is not allowed.
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 250 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.