Light and Bright: Modern sleek studio apartment with TV queen bed, nice view, comfortable couch and modern kitchenTime to Rest: Comfortable queen bed
Hotel-Style Apt w/WiFi+Gym+Parking near Chapel St
Hotel-Style Apt w/WiFi+Gym+Parking near Chapel St
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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My renovated one bedroom studio apartment is like a clean, sleek hotel room with a kitchen. It is located in the stylish suburb of Toorak and is very close to the Chapel Street precinct. It is a 30 second walk from public transport to the city.

The apartment is on the same tram line as Chapel St, Melbourne Zoo, South Melbourne Market, Queen Victoria Market, City/CBD, Eureka Skydeck, Crown Casino, Southgate Precinct and The Royal Botanic Gardens.

The space

My apartment is renovated and I have tried to make it like a sleek, clean hotel room. It is located in the upmarket, stylish suburb of Toorak and is close to the Chapel Street precinct. It is a 30 second walk to public transport to the city: The tram stop is right at the end of the Street!

The space would best suit couples or singles searching for a hotel-like private stay with the uniqueness of a local inner-city neighbourhood.

Included in the price are access to a communal gym, sauna, washing machine and dryer. I also provide many extras that make for a more comfortable stay. There is wifi (fast and unlimited of course!), microwave, toilet paper, soap, TV, full-length mirror, iron and ironing board, stereo plug for your portable music player, towels, soft bed linen with a doona/duvet and extra pillows and blankets.

The stone kitchen includes a fridge, oven, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, tea, coffee, hot chocolate and cooking oil. There are pots and pans and cooking utensils for those who prefer a night in.

There is a phone in the aprtment for my international guests to make calls Australia-wide to book tours, restaurants etc.

Communication will be quick and easy and my response rate is at 100% and usually within the hour.

My Airbnb calendar is always up to date so if you search for and find your dates, it means they're free.

The photos are Airbnb verified and genuine. I have never cancelled a confirmed reservation.

Guest access

This apartment will be your own private space during your stay.

Guests will also have access to the communal facilities of the building which include the laundry (detergent provided), sauna and gym.

If you would like to arrive a little before check-in time, or depart a little after check-in time, I will definitely try to help and be as accommodating and flexible as I can. However this does depend on other guests' arrival and departure times. I will know whether this is possible in the week leading up to your stay.

Interaction with guests

I offer an information pack and will happily sit down with my guests to familiarize them with the area, the public transport system and anything else.

I am happy to offer advice during your stay and will always be reachable to give hints and advice on anything from jogging routes, landmarks, parks, nightlife, day trips etc.

For easy arrival, all guests will receive the detailed information pack which will include the best ways to get to the apartment from the airport. I will provide maps and information about the area including
the 'touristy' things to do and the not so 'touristy' things to do.

I am a trusted host with a total of nearly 100 great reviews for my three listings.

Other things to note

I have recently returned from a trip staying in Airbnb apartments all over Europe and I was inspired to create a space here in Melbourne that would rival and surpass the apartments I stayed in overseas. My new, sleek studio apartment consists of a large open plan living area, storage space, closet, full-length mirror, soft couch and a comfortable queen bed.

I have set the price quiet low so my guests can enjoy a bargain. I am looking forward to meeting new, interesting, easy going, courteous people.

OCT: At the moment, I am only accepting bookings minimum 5 nights. Please only enquire if your dates are for 5 nights for these months. This is why the price is set low. Sorry for any inconvenience.

FEB/MAR: At the moment, I am only accepting bookings minimum 14 nights. Please only enquire if your dates are for 14 nights. This is why the price is set low. Sorry for any inconvenience. Discounts apply.

If your dates are booked, please check out my other listings:

"Fresh New Modern Apartment with Gym". It is located in the same building and is a quality private apartment.

"Plush Hotel-Style Ensuite QueenRoom". It is located nearby and is also very well priced quality private room in a large house.

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet

Cleaning Fee $45 NZD
Weekly Discount: 7%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Respect the neighbours with relative quiet during the evening.

No smoking (not even out the window).

Please clean up after using the kitchen.

Please turn off the heating, lights, fan before leaving the apartment.

No loud gatherings/parties.

Relax and enjoy your stay!

I have charged a smaller cleaning fee in the hope that my guests will show common sense when caring for the cleanliness of the apartment (especially the kitchen and bathroom).

Please take out the trash before leaving and please take care (as best as you can) to leave the apartment in the condition that you found it in.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

167 Reviews

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Andrew User Profile
September 2017
Fantastic location and really good apartment for visiting melbourne, working, or using as a launchpad to see some sights. Darren was awesome to deal with.

Carol User Profile
September 2017
The rooms are clean and tidy, to melbourne city and airport are convenience.

Güvenç User Profile
September 2017
This place is cool, very close to Chapel Street and close to city centre. Darren has put most of the facilities and utensils you need in home e.g. iron, umbrella... wifi was good too:)

Alex User Profile
August 2017
Great value, easy tram and train transport was available for touring around. StarBus was an easy service to return to the airport early weekday morning and has a pick up at intersection of Toorak and Chapel Streets, a short 4 min tram ride away.

Darius User Profile
August 2017
As described in the listing, this studio is very hotel-like but with a well-equipped kitchen, travel booklets and residential flavour. Very close to trams (10 minute walk to train station) and Woolworths supermarket. Darren is friendly and accommodating.

Sua User Profile
August 2017
Really loved the place! Darren was a really great host who responded to my queries very quickly! It was a wonderful stay in melbourne, would highly highly recommend!

Marc User Profile
July 2017
Great Place to stay if you love Toorak. Central so I can drive anywhere you like in Melbourne with easy access to city link.

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Victoria, AustraliaJoined in July 2014
Darren User ProfileDarren is a superhost.

I am a young Melburnian born and bred.

I love travelling (who doesn’t!?), playing music and keeping fit.

I Have stayed with Airbnb throughout Europe and loved it so much that I gave hosting a go. It is going well so far and thoroughly enjoyable. I like to make things as easy as possible for my guests. I live with my wife in a suburb quite close to my listings, which helps me help guests.

I am sure you will enjoy my two very comfortable listings. Good luck with your booking!

Languages: English, Español, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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