Lounge room overlooking Botanic Gardens. Leather recliner arm chairs, tv and DVD, very warm gas heater. Kitchen with gas cook top, electric oven, microwave, dishwasher and tv
Family Retreat in ❤️ St Kilda / Quiet & Beautiful
Family Retreat in ❤️ St Kilda / Quiet & Beautiful
5 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
5 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
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Our home is a 1920's art deco apartment. Located in heart of St Kilda opposite a Botanic Garden, next to the best cafe's and shops Melbourne has to offer.

Located on the first floor, with room to park a pram under the staircase. Kid friendly with toys, books & all the luxuries of home, while you are travelling - how easy it that!

The space

This is our home and we plan work and holidays around booking (you will have the place to yourselves). We like to share our house with like minded travellers. We have a 5 year old son so the 2nd bedroom is set up for kids. We have books, toys and DVDs for all ages and interests.

Kitchen has dishwasher, microwave, electric oven and gas cooktop. Laundry downstairs in common area, guests use our personal front loader washing machine and dryer.

Main bedroom has queen bed. Middle room has single bed (can set up a safety rail on request). The 3rd bedroom has a single bed.

Two separate living areas, both with televisions. The front lounge room as a sofa that convert into double bed if required.

On request, the following are available: port-a-cot; high chair; pram and baby play mat.

Access to - All of the apartment.

We will not be on site, but be available on the phone if required. Depending on your time of arrival, we will welcome you at the house and give you an orientation. Otherwise we have a combination lock box at the front door. We will provide the combination to you a few days before check in. Two sets of keys will be available.

Guest access

Our whole apartment. The back verandah and down stairs decked garden is shared with neighbours.

Interaction with guests

Available by phone and email. We we are overseas we Messenger or "What's App", a free way to talk . My number is +(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN).

Other things to note

We are self employed and have a business that is geographically located. We commute between St Kilda, Phillip Island and occasionally Bali. We travel overseas a few times a year. So if your stay is during one of these periods, we have a friend who takes care of our home and cleaning to ensure our house is perfect for your stay.

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $113 NZD
Security Deposit $565 NZD
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 crib
Bedroom 2
1 single bed
Bedroom 3
1 single bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with lockbox

The whole apartment block is a NO SMOKING area. Please respect our health by not smoking on the verandahs or at the front door.

We live in a family orientated community so no loud or late parties allowed.

We provide a shoe rack at our front door. We ask you please take your shoes before entering our home to help keep it clean and it helps keep the noise down for our neighbours.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - We live upstairs (approx 20 stairs).


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

59 Reviews

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Petrus User Profile
September 2017
Christine and Paul were great hosts! They were always responsive to our messages and helped out the best they could with our stay! Would definitely recommend booking a stay with them!

Julia User Profile
June 2017
Where do I start?! Amazing house, great location and a fantastic host. Christine's place is perfect, particularly for those with families. It is right next to Saint Kilda gardens, and a small walk to the "Cake district" and Luna park. The children loved all the toys that Oscar had kindly left for them to play with, and we loved having a fireplace to curl up next to an the end of the day. Christine was very accomodating and the house was clean and very warm and welcoming. Highly recommended, and we will deff stay again when we next are over.
Christine User ProfileChristine is a superhost.
Response from Christine:
Thank you Julia for your kind words. So glad your family loved our house, Oscar's is really good at sharing his toys. Love to host you again one day.
June 2017

Anna User Profile
May 2016
Christine's place is a great example of the perfect Airbnb. It's a lovely, warm family home, with all the comforts you could need. It's in a fabulous location in the nicest part of St Kilda with everything at your doorstep. We loved hanging out in the local park enjoying the autumn sunshine, and grabbing great coffee less than 2 minutes walk away. The apartment had plenty of space for our family and everything was clean and tidy. Neighbours were welcoming and Christine herself was very responsive and accommodating. Overall a great experience.

Kate User Profile
March 2016
Great place spacious and just what we needed, Perfect location too!

Katie User Profile
October 2017
We had a lovely time in the house which was perfectly located for our needs, close to gardens and playgrounds, and nearby funky dining and shopping precincts. Facilities were great for kids and adults alike. Close to the beach, and walking distance to trams and buses. If we're ever in Melbourne in the future, we would look to stay here again.

Kelly User Profile
October 2017
Lovely home and perfect for anyone travelling with kids. Location is fantastic - park over the road, walking distance to St kilda and trams to the CBD. Thanks Christine, Paul and Oscar

Amanda User Profile
September 2017
We had a great time at Christine and Paul's house. Paul met us and showed us around and was very friendly and generous, offering us free reign of the pantry and our kids' the use of his son's books and toys. The house was perfectly clean, beds comfortable, location ideal (2 minute walk from shops, cafes and the tram on Acland Street). This as depicted in the photos. We would happily stay again.

Saint Kilda, AustraliaJoined in November 2013
Christine User ProfileChristine is a superhost.
Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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