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.
The Upper Terrace
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;
- central 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 level and will be there for you if you need us, but we respect your privacy. Feel free to ask us for tips or information if you like doing things yourself, or take advantage of our personalised services so you can focus entirely on your work or play.
While you’re our guest, we want your stay to be relaxing and memorable, and we’re here to help make that happen.
We pride ourselves on serving healthy, fresh, homemade breakfasts. However, we recognise that you may not want breakfast, or may prefer to experience Melbourne’s café culture, so we give you breakfast as an option when you book. Our continental breakfasts are an extra $10 per person and our hot breakfasts are an extra $15 per person. Please let us know if you would like breakfast included with your booking, so that we can prepare for your stay accordingly.
If you choose to have breakfast with us, you can expect fresh juice and good coffee (or tea, if that’s your preference), served with the likes of organic toasted muesli with almonds and fruit; potato, red pepper and feta frittata; or pesto eggs on toast, just to name a few. To keep your experience as fresh as our food, you’ll have a different breakfast every morning based on what’s available and taking into consideration any food allergies or dislikes you may have.
Victoria is the food and wine capital of Australia and Melbourne’s city centre has a myriad of restaurants, cafes, bistros and bars in which you can experience some of the world’s greatest cuisines.
Closer to The Terrace, nearby Mt Alexander Road boasts a lively entertainment precinct with restaurants, cafés and bars, while historical Union Road and Puckle Street offer a more laid back dining atmosphere. All can be accessed in just a few minutes by car or tram. Alternatively, take a stroll to celebrity chef Gary Mehigan's Boathouse restaurant, on the banks of the Maribyrnong River, or one of the many other restaurants that are only a stone’s throw away.
If you don’t feel like searching for that perfect restaurant experience, you can unwind at The Terrace and savor some of our own creative fair. With a love of cooking and a passion for food and wine, we can cater for almost any palate and dietary requirement with sufficient notice (a minimum 24 hours’ notice is required). Tell us what you like and we’ll try to please you, or better yet, try some of the signature dishes that we have on offer.
When you have a meal with us, you can decide when you would like to eat. We serve breakfast any time before noon and other meals up to 9pm.
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 run, walk or bike ride (you can use our bikes for free), 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. Alternatively, speak to us about taking you on a private tour in our vehicle, which we can customise to suit you. Wine tours are our specialty, but we’d be happy to consider your other touring needs.
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).
We can also pick you up from Ascot Vale station for a small charge.
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 from 2pm to 8pm. We request that you check out by 11am. If you require special arrival or departure times, please ask us in advance and we will try to accommodate you.
Booking and Cancellation: To confirm your booking, we require a deposit of at least one night’s stay, or 50% for stays of two or more nights. If you cancel your booking 14 days or more days before your arrival, we will be pleased to refund your deposit minus a processing fee of $30. If you cancel your booking less than 14 days before your arrival, we will refund your deposit minus the $30 processing fee if we are able to rebook the accommodation. If we are unable to rebook the accommodation, you will forfeit your deposit. You will have to pay for your entire stay if you fail to show, depart early or arrive after the dates you have booked.
Minimum Stay: We require a minimum stay of two nights.
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.