Our home has a large living area which gets plenty of light and looks out over our garden - a rarity in the inner suburbs. The bedrooms are generous, each with a desk. The master has a private balcony and a lovely ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower and spa bath.
We are close to trams that will get you into town in about 15 minutes. And there are plenty of shops, restaurants and parks nearby, including famous Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. There is also easy access to many nearby cycle paths.
This is our family home that we rent out when we are away. We love the house and the location and hope that you will too.
The large living area at the back of the house gets plenty of light and looks out onto a lovely garden. You can eat out of doors there is a BBQ and outside seating available, or indoors at the smaller breakfast table or at the larger table in the dining room.
There is a nice kitchen with stainless steel appliances including a dishwasher of course and granite benchtops and splash backs.
As well there is a comfortable sitting area in the main living area with large TV 55 inches and cable TV Foxtel is connected including sport.
The very large master bedroom has its own spa ensuite and has a private balcony. It has period features, a comfortable queen size bed and a desk. The gas fireplace works.
The second bedroom downstairs also has period features and plenty of character and a queen size bed and desk.
The third bedroom, which is upstairs, has 2 single beds which can be put together to be a king size bed. There is also a desk.
The family bathroom is downstairs and has a shower over the bath and also houses the washing machine, dryer and laundry sink in a convenient cupboard. There is also a fold down clothesline in a corner in the garden.
The bedrooms are all carpeted. The downstairs hall and sitting room have Baltic pine floor boards, and the living area and kitchen have lovely Tasmanian myrtle polished floors.
We have hydronic central heating and in the master bedroom we have a split system reverse cycle air conditioning. There is also a portable evaporative cooler for the upstairs twin bedroom. The house has good insulation and we find that we don’t need any additional cooling downstairs, even on very hot days.
Of course Wi-Fi is available.
You will have full use of the house, and will have keys to the front door and to the back garden.
The back garden is shared with the studio apartment upstairs. They enter and exit via the external stairs and the back gate.
We store our personal items in the garage and in the Walk-In-Robe off the master bedroom so you will not have access to those areas. There are also a couple of cupboards that we keep locked for use by the cleaners.
We will be available by phone or email 24/7.
The twin single beds can be joined together to make a King Size bed, please let us know the bed configuration you would prefer when booking. We will need plenty of notice to make this change. For last minute bookings we may be unable to change the bed configuration in time.
Our house is on a lovely, tree lined street.
North Fitzroy is a very convenient location being very close to the city and also having a lovely relaxed atmosphere.
We are only 2 minutes’ walk from North Fitzroy Village on St Georges Rd. There is a great supermarket “Piedimonte’s” which has a bottle shop and an excellent deli, as well as a chemist, “Wild Things” a natural food store, a post office, and a range of cafes and restaurants, even a gym and a library. There are plenty of pubs within easy walking distance. Brunswick Street restaurants are also only a short walk away with Smith Street, Rathdowne St and Lygon Street on our doorstep. We’ll leave you a list of some of our favourite cafes, pubs and restaurants. There is something for everyone here. We are also only 2 minutes’ walk from lovely Edinburgh Gardens and trams taking you into the city.
This is a safe area and we often walk around even late at night.
If you enjoy cycling or walking the Capital City Trail passes at the end of our street. You can follow it to the Zoo, to Abbotsford Children’s Farm or Convent, or do the full circle of about 30km which goes through Docklands and the city and follows along the Yarra River for part of the way. You can easily hire a bike locally.
This is a great location for your stay in Melbourne.
The city is about 4 kms away. There are great bikes paths if you want to cycle and we are close to 2 tram stops with regular services that take about 15 minutes into town. The 11 tram goes down Brunswick Street past the renowned restaurant strip and through the city on Collins Street and then down to Docklands. The 96 goes along Nicholson Street past the Exhibition Buildings and Carlton Gardens, through the city along Bourke Street and then along Spencer Street past Crown Casino. It then becomes light rail and passes the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre MSAC, South Melbourne Markets and then travels to St Kilda passing along the Esplanade and Ackland St.
There are lots of interconnections to other trams, trains and buses to get you where you need to go.
Our house is about 25 minutes drive to the airport depending on traffic. Or you can catch skybus to Southern Cross Station and then catch the 96 tram here.
There is a visitor’s parking permit if you need to park a car.