Our elegant one-bedroom ground-floor apartment opens on to a leafy courtyard and is a few minutes walk from Melbourne St cafes and restaurants. There's a modern kitchen and spacious living area. Walk to the city or catch the free local bus.
High ceilings, louvred windows and bi-fold doors that open to the outdoor courtyard add to the sense of space.
A separate bedroom has a queen-sized bed and plenty of room to unpack. If necessary an extra person can be accommodated on a swag (comfortable high-density foam mattress on the floor) in the living room. An extra charge of $35 per night applies for an additional guest. We have a fold-up cot for babies, and bedding, provided at no extra charge.
Furnishings and fittings are stylish and individual, creating a warm, welcoming home from home.
Cooled by natural ventilation and ceiling fans or air conditioning in summer, the flat has gas heating to warm you in winter. There's free wi fi, radio, TV and an excellent bluetooth speaker for your music.
The Adelaide Parklands and the River Torrens are a few minutes' walk away, and a free bus departs hourly from a stop just around the corner. More buses and taxis can be hailed a block away on Melbourne St. And for those who don't mind a walk, the Festival Centre, Adelaide Oval and North Tce are easily reached on foot.
There's free undercover parking and the bathroom doubles as a laundry, with a front-loading washing machine and dryer, plus iron and ironing board.
There's a fully functioning kitchen with essential pantry supplies including tea, coffee and milk.
Interaction with guests
Check in is easy, and if I'm unable to greet you personally, I'm just a phone call call away and happy to provide guidance on what to do/where to go in the neighbourhood and the city.
Other things to note
We have a portable cot and bedding available for guests travelling with babies.
Smoking outdoors only; no butts in the pot plants! We expect our guests to treat our home as they would their own - with respect. When you go out, please draw curtains and switch off lights/heating/air con. Before you check out: Please wash dishes, put out rubbish ( red-topped bin in carport), leave damp towels hanging on towel rail, switch off lights, heating/aircon and draw curtains. If your checkout is on a Thursday or Friday, please put red-topped bin out on kerbside for pick up Friday morning.
Pets are permitted in special circumstances and only by prior arrangement.
I am a journalist, and through my work have come to appreciate the best our city has to offer, particularly its food and wine and its cultural events, which I look forward to sharing with my guests.
I live part of the week at our North Adelaide flat and the rest of the time at our home on the coast. I love our North Adelaide neighbourhood for its proximity to the parklands and the city, as well as the bustling Melbourne St cafe and restaurant precinct. When I'm in town I cycle to work in the city, and on the bike paths along the River Torrens. This is the way to see our city at its best.
I have travelled widely and I'm a fussy guest, so I've tried to bring that experience to bear to provide for the needs of visitors.
I love to cook and shop at the Adelaide Central Markets, and since the flat is my home part of the week, the kitchen is well-equipped.
I look forward to welcoming you.