Comfy, quiet room in the hustle and bustle of Fitzroy, just meters off Smith St. Roll out of bed and grab a world class coffee 10mtrs away.
Central yet quiet laneway location in spacious house. Close to cafes, shops, restaurants, bars, galleries, parks, CBD and sportsgrounds. Tram only meters away if you don't feel like a nice 20 minute walk into the city.
Bright and comfy room with double bed futon and built in robes. An extra mattress can be placed in the room if you need it.
The room is on the first level of the house, with the bathroom just across the landing.
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. We are located at the end of a little laneway, between Smith and Brunswick Streets, and 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.
The house has 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.
We work hard to provide our 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 we 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 Airbnb customers. We promise to provide a clean and well-loved home, not a sterile place of business.
We have unlimited wifi, and you are welcome to use the kitchen or the cute backyard BBQ ‘Ladybug’ and relieve us 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!).
We have two bedrooms available. This one is furnished with a comfy futon bed, the other one with a "proper" double bed. There are also built in robes and plenty of space to store your belongings. An extra mattress can be placed in the room if there is another person staying with you. PLEASE NOTE that if you book the room for two people, we assume that you are sharing the futon unless you specify otherwise. (The extra mattress will only be provided on request.)
You can rent both rooms together (if both are available - contact us for a special price) or separately, allowing you to stay by yourself or in a group of up to six people.
If you have a car with you, we can provide a parking permit in exchange for a $100 refundable deposit.
*** If the place is not available for your dates then please check our other listing www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/2999904
You are welcome to use all amenities of the house, wifi, kitchen, garden. Please help yourself to as many lemons as you can!
Interaction with guests
We love to meet people and explore the possibilities! There is always space for you in our life.
That said, both of us work a fair bit, both at home and out - Nina is a massage therapist and yoga instructor who teaches overseas part of the year, and Karl is a writer and editor who works mostly at home.
During busy times you might just get to see one of us over a glass of wine; and then again, we could drag you along to events, dinners or a weekend away - who knows!
Our home is not a big party home - we respect your privacy and need for sleep.
Please note that this is one of three bedrooms in the house. All three bedrooms are listed on airbnb. It is quite likely that you will be sharing the house either with us or with other guests. Or both us and other guests.
If you are looking for exclusive use of the house, please see our listing for the entire house at https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/4152686.
Other things to note
While we do have a washing machine, it is connected to the water tank and complicated to use. We are happy to include your laundry with ours, but do not permit your independent use of the machine.
We are 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 :)
We ask you to take your shoes off when entering the house to prevent scratching and marking of the floors.
Please be mindful of other people present in the house - avoid loud conversations at night time and showers after 11pm.
We know that accidents happen and things break or get irretrievably dirtied. Please communicate freely with us if damage to our property occurs so we can discuss solutions.
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