Situated in a quiet residential street on exclusive Whiskey Hill in Ascot Vale and overlooking the beautiful Maribyrnong River, our fully renovated 1920s Edwardian home, The Terrace, is a luxurious base for both recreational and business travel.
Located only 7.5km north-west of the central business district and a 15 minute drive from Tullamarine Airport, trams, buses, trains, taxis and planes are all within easy access. It’s an ideal position for visiting many of Melbourne’s top attractions, as well as some of greater Victoria’s spectacular destinations, while still having easy access to the city centre.
The Terrace’s luxurious accommodation and relaxing atmosphere makes it a great place for singles or couples visiting Melbourne for business or pleasure.
When you stay with us, you will be our sole guest and have your own private space on the upper level of our home, which includes:
- bedroom with block-out blinds, queen bed and latex mattress, pillows and bed linen for a great night’s sleep;
- living area with comfortable leather couch, 37” flat screen tv, fridge, microwave and tea and coffee making facilities;
- large bathroom with bath, rain shower, luxury towels, hair-dryer and essential toiletries;
- separate toilet;
- large timber deck overlooking the rear garden;
- table and chairs for internal or external use;
- iron and ironing board;
- hangers and hanging space;
- heating and air-conditioning;
- wi-fi; and
- your own private entrance, so that you can come and go as you please.
We live on The Lower Terrace, but we respect your privacy. The areas are separate enough that you will rarely even here us.
If you require an additional bedroom, or kitchen and laundry facilities, ask us about renting The Lower Terrace. The Lower Terrace is also listed on this site, if you wish to check its availability.
Please note that we do not rent The Lower Terrace and The Upper Terrace to different guests. When you stay at The Terrace, you will be our sole guest.
Interaction with guests
We will try our best to be there for you and assist you with your stay. If we cannot, we have a fabulous co-host to look after you in our absence. With your consent, we will provide your details to him and his to you so that you can contact each other easily if you need to.
Maribyrnong River: With the beautiful Maribyrnong River at the bottom of the hill and parklands on either side, you can leave the city behind and have a change of pace. Go for a walk or run along the river, or have a hit of tennis or golf just around the corner, at Riverside Golf and Tennis Centre.
Flemington Racecourse: If you’re visiting for the Spring Racing Carnival, Flemington Racecourse is only 3km a short tram ride away. Moonee Valley Racecourse is also nearby, if you’re coming earlier for the Cox Plate.
Melbourne Showgrounds: Even closer is the Melbourne Showgrounds, if you’re visiting for the Royal Melbourne Show or one of the many trade shows, exhibitions, expos or festivals that are held there each year.
Highpoint Shopping Centre: Melbourne is Australia's best shopping destination, and The Terrace is also a short tram ride, or walk along the river, to Australia’s fourth largest shopping centre, Highpoint, with over 500 specialty fashion, homewares and lifestyle stores, and even a Hoyts cinema complex if you feel like seeing a movie while you’re there.
Other attractions within easy reach by train, tram or bike include historical Williamstown, Etihad Stadium, the Queen Victoria Market, Federation Square and Southbank.
The Terrace is an ideal base for day-trips into the west, north and north-west parts of Victoria. Visit the rugged beaches and wineries around Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula, 1 hour away, before doing one of the world's most scenic coastal drives along the Great Ocean Road. Visit the mineral spas, wellness retreats, and wineries around Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges, 50 minutes away, or the goldfields and wineries further afield around Ballarat and Heathcote, 1.5 hours away.
If you love wine, you will love this part of Victoria in particular. Heathcote, the closest warm climate wine region to Melbourne, is renowned as one of the best Shiraz growing regions in Australia and famous for its velvety and often spicy Shiraz. Wineries in the other cooler climate regions are popular for their production of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and sparkling wines. The wineries of Geelong, the Bellarine Peninsula and the Macedon region, which begins only 30 minutes away from The Terrace, at Sunbury, and spreads to the rolling hills of the Macedon Ranges and Kyneton, are also some of the few regions in Australia with predominantly small, family-owned wineries, and offer a unique tasting experience in that the winemaker will usually be pouring your tasting at the cellar door.
If you’d like to do a day trip and you don’t have a car, check out Groupon for discounted group tours to popular destinations like the Great Ocean Road.
Trams, trains, buses, taxis and planes are all within easy access.
To get to The Terrace from Tullamarine Airport by car:
Take the Tullamarine Freeway and get off at the Bulla Road exit. Make sure to get off at this exit to avoid paying tolls and driving a longer route than necessary. Continue south along Bulla Road to Crown Terrace via Lincoln Road, Buckley Street, Waverley Street, Orford Street, Maribyrnong Road and Woods St.
We offer airport transfers for the same price as a taxi, if you would like to get here without hassle and avoid unnecessary tolls and extra travel costs. Speak to us about this when you book.
To get to The Terrace from Melbourne city centre:
By train: Catch a Craigieburn line train to Ascot Vale station and then either:
- walk to Ascot Vale Road 5 minutes, catch a route 82 Footscray tram to stop 41 Maribyrnong Park 5 minutes and walk to 7 Crown Terrace 5 minutes; or
- walk to 7 Crown Terrace 20 minutes.
By tram: Catch a route 57 tram to stop 41 Maribyrnong Park and walk to 7 Crown Terrace 5 minutes
Important things to note:
Arrival and Departure: You are welcome to check in any time after 2pm. We request that you check out by 11am. If you require an extended departure time, please ask us in advance and we will try to accommodate you.
Heating: The ducted heating is not operational in The Upper Terrace. For heating, there are two oil heaters that can be moved around as required, as well as a heat light in the bathroom. We have found the oil heaters to be the most efficient for the space. We ask that you turn all heating off before exiting The Upper Terrace for any period longer than 1 hour.
Smoking: The Terrace is a 100 smoke-free environment. Due to the timber construction of the property and the surrounding trees and shrubs, smoking is prohibited both internally and externally, within the property perimeter.
Children and additional guests: We welcome a maximum of two adults per booking. The Terrace is not suitable for young children, and we do not provide additional bedding.