City Edge - Docklands,Victoria Harbour ,Vic Market in Comfort
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Melbourne townhome description
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You'll really appreciate no stairs or lifts to negotiate and a city location!
Our stylish, cosy, and compact accomodation is located on the street level of our architect designed 3 level townhouse. Entry and exit is via an electronic keypad onto a treelined street frontage.
The accomodation is perfect for the single traveller or couple who need a well located, comfortable room with an ensuite as a base. Set in the Errol St precinct on the western side of the city, it is is often described as 'villagey eclectic and groovey'.
The accomodation is within walking distance to the interesting sights and activities that Melbourne has to offer.From the city, to the bay and beaches, to the coastline, to the mountains and wineries- this is a fantastic base from which to explore
Guests will be warmly welcomed to the holiday accomodation with a delicious seasonal fruit bowl placed in the room on arrival with produce from the Victoria Market. Refresh after your journey-the mini fridge contains chilled water and an ice tray.Tea / instant coffee and milk will also be available. A French Press coffee plunger is available for coffee enthusiasts. Melbourne has a reputation for great coffee and guests may like to sample coffee from coffee grinder sellers who are located in and around the area.
After a day on the tourist trail guests can sit back and relax in a Moran quality armchair watching the world go by from the street level window framed by a privacy day blind.Lighting can be adjusted to suit the mood and lamps located at the back of the armchair will make studying those maps and organizing the next days exciting activities that much easier!
Guests will also enjoy a comfortable queen size bed with quality bedlinen and a selection of feather and latex pillows. A choice of a doona or tropical blanket is available for added sleeping comfort.
A 54cm flat screen TV is mounted on the wall and DVDs(selection available) can be viewed on this screen . Artwork by a local photographer capturing the Yarra River walk is featured in the room. A folder with maps and guest information is located in the desk drawer.
Relax and refresh in the pristine double shower recess with complimentary toiletries provided.Fluffy quality towels will complete our guests freshening up experience.
Guests will no doubt appreciate that this compact suite has the essentials catering for the traveler such as internet access, hairdryer,iron/fold up ironing table,full length mirror and ceiling fan.
Keywords: Melbourne vacation rental,Melbourne city rental, Melbourne accomodation
Compact, cosy, stylish and well equiped, one bedroom with its own ensuite
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Not Suitable For Children
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 1-2
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Coffee Maker:
- Linens Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Parking Off Street
- Air Conditioning
- DVD Player
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
- Car Not Necessary
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Equestrian Events
- Rock Climbing
- Fitness Center
- Whitewater Rafting
- Medical Services
- Basketball Court
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Water Skiing
- Hunting Small Game
- Pier Fishing
- Mountain Climbing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Surf Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Mountain Biking
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Theme Parks
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Winery Tours
- Recreation Center
- Duty Free Shops
- Botanical Garden
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Gambling Casinos
- Massage Therapist
- Paddle Boating
- Wildlife Viewing
- Eco Tourism
- Whale Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Outlet Shopping
- Horseback Riding
- Our Property, which is also our home, is located in the western section of the city of Melbourne. Its often described in real estate as being 'villagey eclectic and groovey' The area features many styles of housing from workers cottages to period homes to warehouse conversions all revealing the development of Melbourne from the Gold Rush days of the 1800s. Our street has over the years been a movie set for Australian movie series such as 'Underbelly' and the police series 'Rush' as well as featuring in commercials.The movie location offices and sets are centred in Harbour Town in the Docklands precinct. One of the pleasing aspects of this street is that the planetrees provide a welcome canopy of large green leaves- not only an attractive streetscape but a welcome relief on hot summer days. Some days when the hustle and bustle of the city has died down, the stillness of the location is punctuated with the sounds of birds in the planetrees making it feel like an oasis, indeed a country town in the city! There are many modes of transport from your front door- from walking into the CBD, to taking a bike from the station,hopping on a train or a free circle tram at the end of the street. We are situated within walking distance to the Harbour Town shopping complex which houses the Southern Star giant ferris wheel, which can be observed from our street.From Docklands there are water craft shuttles in the summer months which take passengers around the harbour into the Yarra river and city centre and on to the historic suburb of Williamstown. The main events on Melbournes calendar can be viewed on the website - thatsmelbourne.com.au and while visitors to the city often have a good idea of what they want to do and see this site can perhaps add an activity not thought of before arriving. The Australian Tennis Open, Grand Prix,Theatre and Art exhibitions are minutes away as is the International Spring Racing Carnival.Etihad stadium is located at the end of the street and is the home of all sports and big Concert performances. All football/ rugby sporting events are easily accessible from here. Restaurants in Errol St precinct are recommended for breakfasts and great coffee places are Auction Rooms and Di Bellas in Raglan Lane- not forgetting Jimmys which is a stroll down the street from the front door.Amiconis is an iconic Italian restaurant also worth a mention for dinner as is The Libertine for French dining. The Crown casino is located on the Yarra River which connects to the Southgate Complex in the city and well worth a look for its restaurants and shopping...moreless
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I had the most restful nights sleep- aah- so comfy! and those sheets are downright luxurious
- Guest Nancy (Indiana, USA)
- Date of stay 11/20/12
- Review Submitted 04/09/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, age 55+, people with disabilities, sightseeing, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Great to hear that after a full day out each day - taking part in siteseeing and other activiities, that our guests could look forward to sinking into a comfortable queen sized bed with a choice of pillow types and crisp fresh white sheets! A quiet luxury no doubt!
Lena & Anton are remarkable hosts. Both of them were so helpful with information of the surrounding area. The proximity to the Rod Laver stadium for Austrailian Open was one of the easiest journey's I have ever taken. It made the Tennis experince the best. The apartment is modern with beautiful and thoughtful touches that not only made our stay nicer, but also shows how much they care. Lena and Anton keep the apartment spotless, and came in to clean and tidy the apartment everyday (optional). Lena gave us a great list of nearby eateries that included Poppy's for breakfast, Di Bello's for great espresso and lunch, the Auction Room for breakfast and dinner. When it came time to leave Anton made a special effort to drive us to the train station at 6:30am so that we could catch our train. For that we are deeply grateful. And it shows what wonderful hosts they are. To say the least we would recommend friends and relatives to stay there as you couldn't find more wonderful hosts.
- Guest Wally (Queen Charlotte, B.C., Canada)
- Date of stay 01/21/13
- Review Submitted 02/19/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.
Owner response: It is often said that "tennis attracts the nicest people" and this was certainly the case with our honeymooners. It is indeed pleasing to learn that our guests savoured the quality of the restaurants in and around our area in between their tight schedule of attending the Australian Open -and that they appreciated the little touches that we offer as part of staying with us.
American couple from Michigan
American couple from Michigan
My husband & I are retired schoolteachers who love to travel. Our accomodations were not only charming, clean, well-maintained, and safe, but a lovely place from which to base our sightseeing trips (the metro is close and handy to use). Lena & Antone, the owners, are awesome, friendly, and willing to help with any questions/suggestions. We would recommend this small cozy apartment (with a great bathroom) to a couple or individual. By staying here our visit to the Aussie Tennis Open & Hobart Marathon was made even better. Thank you! .
- Guest Harry P.
- Date of stay 01/10/13
- Review Submitted 01/31/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, age 55+, sightseeing.
Owner response: It was indeed our pleasure to host our delightful travelers. Our guests were able to attend the Australian Open each day with minimal fuss due to our location as well as fly to Hobart on Sunday to participate in the marathon.Back on Monday to take in the sights of our lovely city of Melbourne in Summer. Thank you for your patronage.
Neat Compact and Central
Neat Compact and Central
We stayed in the lovely little compact studio for the Melbourne Cup carnival and the location was terrific. It took two minutes to walk to the North Melbourne train station where trains to the city and outer suburbs including Flemington regularly stopped. The location of the accomodation was central to Docklands, the Vic Markets and the train. In the surrounding streets a local pub and coffee shop offered friendly service. Overall it was a low maintenance, cost effective stay for those looking for quiet comfort yet more than a motel room.
- Guest P&R (Brisbane)
- Date of stay 11/02/12
- Review Submitted 11/24/12
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, age 55+.
Owner response: A real pleasure to meet our Brisbane guests whose busy schedule involved the fun and festivities of the acclaimed international Flemington Racing Carnival.The location of the accomodation offered our guests the advantage of daily ease of travel and proximity to the Flemington racetrack. Dining at the wide variety of eateries and restaurants and relaxing after a full day in the gentle well appointed comfort of our studio capped off their days no doubt!
My husband and I found this little room-with-bath perfect for our needs while in Melbourne for the tennis matches and tourist-ing. It was clean and comfortable (for no more than two, as advertised), and very close to public transportation, which we used all the time. It was also within a few blocks' walking distance of the downtown, the waterfront (think upscale restaurants and outlet malls), and the funky, thoroughly enjoyable neighborhood of North Melbourne--a great place to find good food, an excellent WiFi cafe/bar (and the library, whose WiFi is adequate, but not as good), a coin-op laundry, dry cleaners, and some fine breakfast places. I recommend transportation day passes--the free trolley is fun, but limited in territory, and if you want to go farther afield, the train, trams and buses will be a great help. Didn't use the bikes, but they're easy to find. Lena and Anton are very good hosts; they oriented us well to the area, and gave us good suggestions for places of interest. Check out Victoria Market, take the free tour of Federation Square (it will turn your impression of the architecture from simply weird to brilliant-but-weird), go to St. Kilda on the tram from town. There's a lot to see in and around Melbourne; we spent every day of our week out and about and still didn't cover half of it.
- Guest Sue (Brooklyn, NY)
- Date of stay 01/19/12
- Review Submitted 02/09/12
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway.
Owner response: We are delighted that Sue and Paul used the bedroom/ ensuite location to its best advantage- as a comfortable well appointed base to discover not only our neighbourhood and city but suburbs further afield.The convenience of the station- a stroll form the front door certainly made travel plans easy.The eateries and other facilities in and around the precinct ensure that busy travellers needs are catered to. Harder working tourists would be hard to come across as our guests were up and out every day exploring and tourist-ing- and as always depart with their "to do" lists partly achieved.A pleasure to meet these New Yorkers!
We really liked this place. It was very clean and cozy. At first we thought the location might be out of the way, but soon realized that it is easy walking everywhere and public transit is very easy. We had some fabulouse breakfasts just around the corner. We really liked the Tramzallini cafe. We were out each day all day and loved Melbourne. The Melbourne on foot walking tour is a must and the bike share rentals gets you a bike for $2 for use less than an hour. We went everywhere on bikes. Agreat start to our holiday in Australia.
- Guest Jimmers (Caledon Ontario canada)
- Date of stay 01/15/12
- Review Submitted 01/22/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing.
Owner response: It was a pleasure to be the first port of call in Australia offering accomodation to our charming and discerning guests.We are pleased that our tourists appreciated the level of cleanliness and appointments of our compact cityedge bedroom and ensuite- presented with short stay comfort in mind. West Melbourne is indeed a well kept secret; within walking distance to the city but with the villagey and eclectic Errol St precinct a stroll away- coffee shops,restaurants, wi fi,laundromat, banks, post office and supermarket supplies are all within walking distance. Visible from the front door is the contemporary Nth Melbourne station and hire bikes- all lined up and ready to be saddled to discover Melbourne's charms.We are delighted that our guests did indeed discover some of Melbourne's charms right from their front door!
Great for Business Travel or the Tourist
Great for Business Travel or the Tourist
We stayed in this apartment for 5 nights in September 2011 and loved it! It is a great little apartment-style room with just enough room for one or two people. If you are looking for a place to sleep & shower (not spending a lot of time in the room), then this is great. We were greeted by Lena & Anton warmly. The fruit in the room was great for us while we were out on tours! We used the refrigerator/microwave for sandwiches and simple meals. Eating out in Melbourne is expensive, so having these amenities was helpful! We had to leave very early in the morning for our flights, and Lena helped us arrange taxi service to the airport. The room was tidied up each day while we were away. My husband had hand washed a couple of things & Lena took them to her deck so they would have better drying!! The location is perfect to grab the trains or a 10 minute walk to the city centre free trams. Get out & enjoy Melbourne on foot! If you are planning tours (Great Ocean Road, Yarra Valley Wine, Phillip Island), most of the tour companies have stops at the Miami Hotel on Hawke....just around the corner from the apartment. There are 2 coffee shops within walking distance, but they are only open on weekdays. There is a 24 hour hamburger shop about 2 blocks away....great burgers! If you are a business traveler on a per diem and looking to save some money, this place would be great for you! Just realize that there is not wifi access. But, if that's not a problem for you, I'm certain you will find the hospitality just as we did!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 09/10/11
- Review Submitted 09/17/11
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, sightseeing.
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- Nearest Airport: Tullamarine Melbourne at 25 Kilometres
- Nearest Ferry: Port Melbourne at 3.5 Kilometres
- Nearest Train: North Melbourne at 200 Metres
- Nearest Motorway: Ring Road at 1 Kilometres
- Nearest Beach: Port Melbourne at 3.5 Kilometres
- Nearest Barpub: Errol St at 600 Metres
- Nearest Ski: Mt Buller in our winter at 150 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Lakeside- Albert park at 3.5 Kilometres
- Nearest Restaurant: Errol St at 500 Metres
Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: My husband and I have spent our working lives in the building industry and in education. We enjoy shopping by scooter at the Victoria market and selecting fresh, local produce to use in cooking for ourselves, family and friends. Breakfasts by the bay and having coffee around our local area are very enjoyable particularly with the days newspaper at hand .We also like cycling along the Yarra river or taking our bikes on the train across the bay to Williamstown. Theatre productions, art exhibitions as well as sporting events are also activities we appreciate as city dwellers.
Why the Owner Chose Melbourne:
We both really appreciated being in the centre of a city when we travelled overseas so when we became empty nesters we decided to move into the city ourselves- downsize our home but upsize our ability to access all the activities that citylife has to offer.
The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
From our front door we can walk metres to a small corner park , two coffee shops and the Nth Melbourne Station. A 10 minute walk and we are in Docklands and Harbour Town shopping precinct. Airport connections via the shuttle bus are also available minutes away. Its a well located home from which we can attend exhibitions, theatre productions,sports stadiums, restaurants as well as shopping precints and great beaches around the bay. All of these are available using several modes of transport.
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Planetreeviews guests accomodation is pictured on the right of the grille door
Double shower with showerhose,toilet and handbasin with toiletries
interesting sights around the area
Docklands,Victoria Harbour,Etihad precinct
Queen size bed with quality bedlinen
view to streetscape from the bedroom
North Melbourne station 2mins walk
Free Circle Trams at the end of the street
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