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The house is a glorious terrace from the 1880's located in the heart of St Kilda on the quiet "Paris end" of Acland Street. It is literally a hop, skip and a jump to pretty much everything that St Kilda has to offer. From beaches, galleries, cafes, bars and award winning restaurants to the Palais Theatre, Luna Park and Albert Park Lake - its all on your doorstep. The 96 and 112 tram stops are 50m from your door, so heading to the CBD, MCG, Fed Square, the National Gallery, the Arts Centre or even the South Melbourne or Queen Vic market, is a breeze.
If you're coming to Melbourne for a weekend, a week or a longer, whether for work or play, the St Kilda Beach Terrace really is the perfect springboard from which to engage with all that's on offer, or retire at the end of a long day's pleasure seeking. Just like its occupants have been doing since 1880!
The house has been beautifully renovated and furnished and comprises:
- formal and informal living / dining with wonderful original art
- chef's kitchen
- landscaped gardens with outdoor entertaining area and BBQ
- large plasma TV with tons of DVD's
- 2 bedrooms
- 1 bathroom
- sep guest toilet
Rates during are as per the calendar below except for peak periods and key holidays such as Grand Prix, Easter, AFL Grand Final, Derby Day and Melbourne Cup and summer peak.
We're pet friendly (for well behaved pets only) and fully fenced (a $50 pet fee applies).
Location - key details
- St Kilda beach: 250m
* The Baker D. Chirico (bread in Melbourne doesn't get any better than this; the chocolate hotcross buns in Easter are, quite simply, unbelievable) is around the corner on Fitroy Street - 700m.
* Mart 130 (easily one of Melbourne's best cafes situated in an old tram station in Middle Park; the corn fritters will have you coming back for more) - 5 mins.
* Galleon Cafe (a rustic St Kilda spot where the locals hang-out) - 350m.
* 7 Apples, easily the best gelati in Melbourne, is dangerously close (just 350m on Acland St).
* For something further afield, try Jock's in Albert Park (the turkish delight is amazing) - 10 mins.
* Cafe Di Stasio (another Melbourne institution and much lauded top restaurant - 100m).
* Lau's Family Kitchen (Gilbert Lau's relaxed cantonese venture after he sold the iconic Flower Drum - best Cantonese food in Melbourne) - across the road from the house!.
* Cicciolina - a Melbourne favourite that's worth the wait (try lunch or an early dinner and avoid the queues - 800m on Acland St.
* Golden Fields - Andrew McConnell's latest venture - 800m on Fitzroy Street
* The Stokehouse (easily serving the plate with the best view in Melbourne - recently revamped and the perfect spot for a long weekend lunch in Melbourne as you watch the shifting light on the bay and a dynamic foreshore where St Kilda reveals yet another side) - 800m on Jacka Blvd.
* Circa @ the Prince (a very chic and glamorous gem on Melbourne's cullinary trail. Mink, its cellar bar is a great late night haunt; and its pub on the corner is a perfect spot to spend a Sunday afternoon embracing the sunset across the bay) - all of this is across the road from the hosue!
* And finally, what would a weekend be without a relaxing pizza, a bottle of something chilled and a gathering of friends reminiscing -- head to Mr Wolf (Karen Martini's pizza joint on Inkerman Street - about 10 minute stroll from the house) and enjoy this diverse little pocket of St Kilda.
That's the list for the neighbourhood. We haven't even gotten to the city yet.
- Spa: The Aurora Spa is a seriously fabulous spa (across the road at the Prince of Wales). If you can spare 1 hour, make a visit a priority and book well in advance of your arrival in Melbourne. The effrot will be worth it.
- Galleries: the Linden Gallery is a St Kilda favourite and their annual Postcard Show (Feb and March each year) is quirky and fun(200m); other galleries nearby include the National Gallery (St Kilda Road - 10 mins by tram), ACCA (Australian Centre for Contemporary Art - 5 minute walk from the National Gallery)
- Theatre/concerts: the grand old Palais Theatre (the host of the St Kilda film festival and where, of course, visiting "cool" bands and musicians play - 400m); the Vic Arts Centre on St Kilda Road (10 mins by tram)
- Bookshops: go no further than the Avenue Bookstore in Albert Park. A great store with a huge range from kids, to cooks to travel. You're bound to loose a few hours here.
- For the energetic: jog along the bayside foreshore (or hire some rollerblades or a bike) or head up to Albert Park and do the 5km circuit around the lake (stop at Baker D. Chirico on Fitzroy Street on the way home and reward yourself); or head to the Melbourne Botanic Gardens and run a circuit of the "Tan" (earn respect by running up Anderson Hill); visit the St Kilda Seabaths and do a gym session, a spin class or perhaps just a yoga class - then meander down to the heated saltwater pool and spa and do a "recovery" session alongside AFL teams as they go through their paces. For the serious swimmers, head to the Melbourne Sports and Acquatic Centre (a short jog or tram ride away, next to the in Albert Park lake) and do some decent lap training alongside a crop Australia's world-class swimmers. If tennis is more your thing, then book a court (or perhaps a lesson?) at Olympic Park and enjoy a good hit out. In January though, sit back courtside and watch the world's greatest battle it out for the Australian Open title.
- Fresh produce markets: Finally, if all the dining out, bar hopping, shopping, theatre, art exhibits, sports matches, spa treatments, book browsing, jogging, swimming and walking have worn you out and all you feel like is relaxing in the backyard and putting the feet up then, before you do that, plan a big feast and head to the South Melbourne, Prahran or Queen Vic Market (and see why Melbournians are spoilt for choice when it comes to produce). If its the first Saturday of every month, then walk down Acland St to the Peanut Farm Oval and get your provisions from the lovely farmers' market: be sure to look out for Mt Zero olives and olive oil (from the Grampians) and the Holy Goat organic goats cheeses from Carla Meurs and Ann-Marie Monda's farm outside Castlemaine. When in season, Di's rhubarb tarts should be compulsory. Take advantage of the chef's kitchen and enjoy!
Our stay here was perfect for what we were after - great location, close to transport, restaurants and shops.The house is really impressive and feels very inviting. Our kids loved the extensive DVD collection and having an Easter egg hunt in the beautiful garden and courtyard.0 people found this review to be helpful. 0 people found this review to not be helpful.
Fantastic fully equipped character property in the perfect location. Everything you need to enjoy a city break in Melbourne and conveniently located for easy access to most places.Was visiting Melbourne for work, shopping and the Grand Prix and was an excellent base for the long weekend.You won't be disappointed.0 people found this review to be helpful. 0 people found this review to not be helpful.
- Clothes dryer
- Cooking Facilities
- DVD player
- In-house Movies/Videos
- Ironing Facilities
- Linen Supplied
- Open Fireplace
- Pets allowed
- Washing Machine
Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner.
Prices listed based on 4 adults. Property has 2 beds and can sleep a maximum 4 people.
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