Behind the 1860's facade is a welcoming modern residence with lots of character, that opens into a green sunken garden and internal deck. It is a private, quiet home that was our home for almost forty years. It was designed as a beautiful and practical family space. We are now very happy to share this with you to make it "your home" while you are here. It is perfect place to relax or to create a base for your holiday or work. Will suit a family, a couple or groups of friends.
There are 3 bedrooms with comfortable real beds, that will sleep 7. Two of the rooms have queen beds, the other a double and a single bed. There are 2 large living spaces separated by a small garden and an outside deck area, and a really great functional kitchen if you decide to dine in. The bathroom has a child friendly bath, and a separate shower - and sky light for loads of nature light. There is a second toilet downstairs. If staying longer, the laundry with soaking tubs, sorting shelf, ironing facilities, dryer and drying racks is very convenient.
The larger living area has a smart TV, internet hub, charging dock and a gas log fire - perfect for the colder nights. On warmer evenings, open wide the dining room doors to enjoy the deck for outside living.
The bedrooms include plenty of hanging space & storage - for all your purchases.
For those with a car there is parking in the streets - on either side of the property. and space on site for a small car. Further directions on parking on booking request.
The house is split level, there are stairs, so please see the plan of the house included in the photos to check if it will be suitable for you.
* Full linen service - bedding and towels
* WIFI usage is included NBN
* internet connected Smart TV
* Gas log fire - warm and romantic
* Large separate laundry - washing machine, dryer, racks, clothes horse and storage
* Safe and secure - front windows laminated secure glass and lockable wire door
* well appointed with soaps, a selection of condiments and dry grocery items.
We can also provide a child stair fence, a portable cot and highchair for your stay, so please let us know if they are wanted.
For those wishing to book the house for longer periods, please contact us to discuss what you need and rates. This home would especially suit short secondments or relocating families, and we will assist you to make your stay happy and comfortable. We have moved a number of times ourselves, so we know what makes the difference in this time.
Secondary schools are easily accessible from here, tram via the city, down St Kilda road or bus along Elgin / Johnston St to Kew and Hawthorn. Melbourne University High School is a short walk across the Melbourne university campus.
There are also direct links to Bundoora RMIT via Smith St Tram and La Trobe University via Rathdowne St bus. The Royal Melbourne, Royal Womans' and The Childrens' Hospitals are all located within walking distance, or bus down Grattan St.
The Carlton Baths and sports centre is a short walk along Rathdowne Street, perfect when the really hot day hits. Bring your bike helmets or purchase special price helmets from 7 Eleven and make use of the Melbourne BIke Share only a block away.
It is 3-5 minutes walk from Lygon St restaurants, cinema, shopping, also close to Melbourne University, RMIT, Brunswick and fashionable Gertrude St, the Carlton Gardens, Melbourne Museum & IMax 3D Cinema and the Royal Exhibition Buildings are a 10 minute walk, or 20 minutes stroll into the city. Alternatively you can catch the tram or bus that runs only a street away, into the CDB. From here, you are in easy reach of the Botanical Gardens, MCG or Tennis Centre (Rod Laver Arena), South Bank, the casino & Jeff's Shed, Albert Park or onto the beach. Its a convenient easily accessible location from which to head out in any direction or stay in and enjoy the quiet space.
A direct bus to the Parkville Hospital Complex is a few minutes toward the city in Grattan Street.
We like to customise the details to suit each guest, there are plenty of "what's on" brochures, maps and tram time-tables.
Please note, our home is not for hire for parties or functions, small family gatherings are ok , please enquire for approval. Please see our terms and conditions, as these apply for all stays, thank you.