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'the Grainger' - Melbourne's Largest Vacation Home

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Melbourne house description

The Grainger is the ideal place to enjoy the best Melbourne has to offer, especially if you are looking for stylish, boutique accommodation within walking distance to everything!

This grand Edwardian home has been renovated with all modern interiors showcasing top quality decorations and furnishings.

The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly, with 7 bedrooms equipped to accommodate a maximum of 16 people at any one time. We invite you to make yourself at home and enjoy the privacy of the luxuriously furnished bedrooms, kitchen, courtyard, living area, dining room and laundry.

ACCOMMODATION
Bedrooms
The Grainger offers seven bedrooms across two levels. All bedrooms (except the bunk room) contain their very own flatscreen television with built-in DVD player.

With four bathrooms and a powder room, it is unlikely you'll ever have to wait and the hot water supply is instantaneous and continuous.

All beds have super-comfy pillow-top mattresses and hotel quality, clean linen. The entire property is cleaned and maintained to meticulous standards.

Downstairs:
Bedroom 1 - King Bed or 2x King Singles (+ extra single sofa bed on request)

Upstairs:
Bedroom 2 - King Bed or 2x King Singles (+ extra single sofa bed on request)
Bedroom 3 - Double Bed (single or double occupancy)
Bedroom 4 - Double Bed (single or double occupancy)
Bedroom 5 - Double Bed (single or double occupancy)
Bedroom 6 - Double Bed (single or double occupancy)
Bedroom 7 - The Teeny Weeny Twin Bunk Room (2 x single beds in bunk configuration)

Kitchen
The newly renovated kitchen features all new appliances. Everything you could expect to find in a kitchen is provided, including basic necessities to get you started including milk, biscuits, tea, coffee and breakfast cereals.

Living Room
Everyone's favourite room, the living room boasts furniture that is not only stylish, but functional, with a four-seater Molmic couch and two armchairs adorned with feather cushions. The large flat-screen TV features Foxtel, including main movie and sporting channels.

Dining Room
The large dining table is a feature of this area, allowing you to spread out and read the paper whilst eating your breakfast. (Seats up to 12 people).

Courtyard Garden & BBQ
One of the highlights of The Grainger is the light-filled, manicured courtyard garden. What it lacks in size, it certainly makes up for in appearance, and even offers fresh lemons and herbs in season. The L-shape of the courtyard provides multiple outdoor settings as well as a Webber BBQ.

Laundry
The outdoor laundry room contains a washing machine and dryer for guest use. Laundry powder is provided, as are clothes hanging racks and a washing line.

Bathrooms
There are three self-contained bathrooms upstairs and one downstairs, each featuring a toilet, shower and hand basin, plus a powder room upstairs with double hand basin. All bathrooms are recently renovated with top-quality designer fittings and good water pressure.

Television & Foxtel
All bedrooms (except the bunk room) contain a flatscreen television with built-in DVD player. Foxtel is available in the main lounge room.

Internet Connection
Wireless ADSL internet connection is available within the property for connection to your PC should you need to stay connected for work or leisure.

Beds & Linen
All beds have super-comfy pillow-top mattress toppers and hotel quality, clean linen. Linen is changed weekly or upon check-out depending on the length of your stay. Large, fluffy bath towels, hand towels and face washers are provided for each guest's personal use and there are extras on hand in the powder room should you need them.

Kid's Stuff
A portable cot with linen and in-built change table is available along with a high chair, baby bath, play mat and safety gate should you need to cater for little people. Please notify us if you require any of these items so that we can arrange for them to be set up for you.

Smoking
Due to health and safety regulations, smoking within the house is strictly prohibited. If there is any evidence of smoking inside, your booking may be terminated and you will be charged for a specialised clean to eliminate odours. Please ensure doors and windows are closed if smoking on balconies or in courtyards.

Cleaning
The property is cleaned and maintained to meticulous standards on a weekly basis or upon check-out, depending on the duration of your stay.

Car Parking
Off-street parking is not available, however, there is plenty of parking in the surrounding side streets. One visitors parking permit is also available. Undercover parking is available across the road at the Melbourne Museum for $16 per day.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 170 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Included
          • Chauffeur
          • Concierge
          • Massage
          • Private Chef

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            We require at least two guests to be aged 25+ and for these guests to be present and responsible for the duration of the rental....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            The Grainger is a family friendly home. We can provide baby cots, change table, high chair and bath on request. Stairgates have been installed to prevent little people from climbing unassisted....moreless

          • Limited Accessibility:

            Bedroom and bathroom downstairs are appropriate for those with limited mobility, however, there are two steps at the entry of the property and hallways and doorways may limit access to wheelchairs....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking is permitted in the courtyard only....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Pets are welcome pending prior approval by the owners in writing. Extra cleaning costs may apply....moreless

          Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 12-16

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Downstairs - king bed or 2xsingle beds + extra pull-out bed...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Upstairs - king bed or 2xsingle beds + extra pull-out bed...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 double

            Upstairs...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 1 double

            Upstairs...moreless

          • Bedroom 5: 1 double

            Upstairs...moreless

          • Bedroom 6: 1 double

            Upstairs...moreless

          • Bedroom 7: 2 bunk bed

            Upstairs - bunk bed (2x single beds)...moreless

          • The Grainger offers seven bedrooms across two levels. There are a possible 12 individual beds (utilising twin bedding configurations and fold-out beds) to sleep up to 16 people. All bedrooms (except the bunk room) contain their very own flatscreen television with built-in DVD player. All beds have super-comfy pillow-top mattresses and hotel quality, clean linen. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            Downstairs...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            Upstairs...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

            Upstairs...moreless

          • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

            Upstairs...moreless

          • With four bathrooms and a powder room, it is unlikely you'll ever have to wait and the hot water supply is instantaneous and continuous. There are three self-contained bathrooms upstairs and one downstairs, each featuring a toilet, shower and hand basin, plus a powder room upstairs with double hand basin. All bathrooms are recently renovated with top-quality designer fittings and good water pressure. ...moreless

          Entertainment

          • Books:

            Guests are encouraged to borrow or take books. We only ask that you replace any book permanently removed with another for future guests to enjoy....moreless

          • DVD Player:

            DVD player in every bedroom (except bunkroom)...moreless

          • Games
          • Satellite / Cable:

            Foxtel satellite TV available in living room, including movie and sports channels...moreless

          • Stereo:

            with iPod attachment...moreless

          • Television:

            The living room and each bedroom (except the bunk room) have their own TV!...moreless

          • Toys:

            Toys for little people are available on request....moreless

          • Video Library

          Theme

          • Budget
          • Family
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Tourist Attractions

          Attractions

          • Botanical Garden
          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Duty Free Shops
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Recreation Center
          • Restaurants
          • Synagogues
          • Zoo

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Babysitter
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Laundromat
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Gambling Casinos
          • Outlet Shopping
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Basketball Court
          • Cycling
          • Golf
          • Hot Air Ballooning
          • Sailing
          • Swimming
          • Tennis

          Dining

          • Child's Highchair
          • Dining
          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 16 people

          General

          • Air Conditioning:

            Every bedroom and living room has its own split-system heater/air conditioner...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating:

            Every bedroom and living room has its own split-system heater/air conditioner...moreless

          • Internet:

            Free wifi...moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided:

            Hotel quality linen and towels are provided ...moreless

          • Living Room
          • Parking:

            On-street parking is provided for one vehicle via a visitors parking permit. Off-street parking is available across the road at the Melbourne Museum (costs apply)....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Hotel quality linen and towels are provided ...moreless

          • Washing Machine

          Kitchen

          • Coffee Maker:

            Nespresso machine (pods supplied)...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Freezer
          • Kitchen:

            Galley kitchen equipped with chef's double oven, full size fridge/freezer and all the appliances you could need....moreless

          • Microwave
          • Oven:

            A huge double-oven features a large gas oven and a smaller electric oven with gas stove top (5 burner)...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            A gourmet welcome hamper awaits your arrival, including tea, coffee, muesli, biscuits and some gourmet goodies....moreless

          Outside

          • Bicycles:

            Bicycle helmets are supplied for use with local bicycle hire....moreless

          • Outdoor Grill:

            4-burner BBQ...moreless

          • Tennis:

            Community tennis courts for hire in the park opposite the house....moreless

          House Cleaning

              • Housekeeper Included
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay
              AU$780 AU$1,100
              Fri, Sat
              AU$4,970 AU$16,640

              Rates are based on 12 guests; add AU$40 per night, per additional guest

              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit AU$750
              • Taxes Included

              Notes:

              To check exact rates and availability for your preferred dates, or to make an immediate booking, please visit our website www.luxico.com.au

              50% deposit is required to secure booking with balance due 30 days prior to arrival.

              $500 security bond is required prior to arrival.

              Please view full terms and conditions at www.luxico.com.au


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              Location

              25 Kilometres
              Nearest Airport
              Melbourne Airport
              600 Metres
              Nearest Train
              Parliament Station
              1 Kilometres
              Nearest Motorway
              Eastern Freeway
              100 Metres
              Nearest Restaurant
              Brunswick St dining precinct - hundreds of them!
              5 Kilometres
              Nearest Beach
              St Kilda Beach

              Car: Not Necessary

              Melbourne is a creative, exciting, ever-changing city with extraordinary surprises to be discovered in every basement, rooftop and laneway.

              Home to Australia's top sporting and cultural events, restaurants, designer fashion outlets, wineries and beaches, Melbourne offers something for everyone.

               

              Manager info

              Year Purchased: 2010

              About: The Grainger is family owned and managed by Alexandra and Tom Ormerod, who have lovingly renovated and maintained the property since 2010. With backgrounds in design and property development, Alex and Tom's attention to detail is paramount. Their blood, sweat and tears are in everything from the paintwork to the locally-sourced artwork.

              Why Melbourne:
              The Grainger (formerly known as ‘Jeans Hille’) is a grand Edwardian terrace, designed by renowned local Architect & Civil Engineer John Harry Grainger (father of the prolific pianist and composer, Percy Grainger), whose design accomplishments include the Princes Bridge over the Yarra River, the revered Georges Building in Collins St and, further afield, Auckland’s public library, art gallery and municipal offices, to name just a few. Prior to its conversion to a boutique guesthouse, The Grainger was home to Melbourne’s pre-eminent art historian, Professor Emeritus Bernard Smith and his family for over thirty years. With a history steeped in art and design, this grand residence was renovated in late 2010, to maintain its period features as well as showcase the best of Melbourne’s creative culture through use of modern, designer decorations and furnishings all sourced locally.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              What's not to love about this property? The prime location on the edge of Melbourne's CBD allows the convenience of easy access to shops and restaurants within a relaxed, residential setting. Everything you could possibly want is at your finger tips, with Melbourne's best restaurants and designer shops just around the corner. The house itself has had a happy history and everyone who stays there comments on its wonderful combination of spaciousness, comfort and homeliness. It's the perfect place for a happy holiday, family reunion or group weekend away.


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              • Lounge room

                Lounge room

              • Dining room - seats 12-16 people.

                Dining room - seats 12-16 people.

              • Upstairs king bedroom - can be set up as two or three single beds instead.

                Upstairs king bedroom - can be set up as two or three single beds instead.

              • Double bed

                Double bed

              • Double bed

                Double bed

              • Downstairs king bedroom (can be set as two or three singles instead)

                Downstairs king bedroom (can be set as two or three singles instead)

              • Double bed

                Double bed

              • Double bed

                Double bed

              • 150m from Brunswick St dining and shopping precinct

                150m from Brunswick St dining and shopping precinct

              VRBO #439964

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              This listing was first published here in 2012.

              Date last modified - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

              AU$780 - AU$1,100 per night (AUD)
              Minimum stay: 3 nights
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              • Sleeps
                16
              • Bedrooms
                7
              • Bathrooms
                4
              • Property type
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              • Reviews
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              Member since: 2012
              Speaks: english
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              • Response rate: 10%
              • Calendar last updated: 03/04/2014
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