Sweet Caroline ... at a glance
* Living …
Spacious 105 sqm ground floor single storey apartment
2 bedroom, 2 bathroom & 2 car spaces
Private, quiet & exclusive, with no neighbouring property looking in
Immaculately furnished with tasteful and comfortable furniture
Family (elderly + kids) friendly
Great location (see map in photos and description below)
Upmarket street & area, very pleasant and safe for young and seniors
* Working …
Home office set-up with large office table
WiFi is free with no download limit
* Dining …
Fully equipped modern kitchen
Dining table extends to accommodate 6
Total 6 dining chairs available
* Entertainment …
Living room: 46" plasma TV + AppleTV, free Netflix + normal TV channels
Master bedroom: 40” plasma TV with integrated DVD & CD player
Large choice of DVD’s books and some board games
* Explore …
Free 2 car spaces in secure garage (one flight of stairs)
Optional bicycle hire, flat rate for entire stay (see pics and enquire for details)
Easy walk to nearest tram stop an to South Yarra train station (see details below)
Easy walk to Botanical Gardens, Fawkner Park, Chapel St, Toorak Rd, MCG, Rod Laver Arena, and CBD
* Comfort …
Private leafy balcony with dining set-up
Open plan living & dining
1 x 3 seater sofa, 1 x lounge chairs & ottoman
Excellent lighting throughout, natural and with stylish lamps
Timber floorboards in main living areas and hallway, carpet in bedrooms
Bath in ensuite, and second/guest bathroom has a shower
* Sleep ...
Master bedroom has a King Size bed & en-suite bathroom
Second bedroom has twin Singles
A spare mattress is available
All pillows are MicroCloud pillows and all quilts are allergy sensitive
Overall fits 4 guests comfortably, with absolute maximum 5 in total
* Your very own in-apartment conveniences …
Master bedroom has walk-in-robe, second bedroom has wardrobe
Hair dryer, iron and ironing board
We can provide complimentary laundry pick-up for stays of more than 4 nights (two loads one pickup/deliver per week).
* The TWO MAIN RULES you must read and agree:
- Strictly strictly no loud noise, including/especially when at the balcony, please. No gatherings in the common area (entrance hall, driveway and car park). We have wonderful neighbours who cherish the peacefulness of the apartment, and we ask you to be considerate at all times. We take neighbour complaints seriously and may result in your eviction and loss of damage deposit.
- This is a self-service apartment. We use professional cleaners after every stay. There is no housekeeping service (can be organised at a cost to the guest).
* Why choose Sweet Caroline?
Sweet Caroline is a truly unique apartment, offering house-like space of high quality, characterised by tasteful furnishing. Ambiance is tranquil and leafy. Apartment is newly refurbished with timber floorboards. The area is upmarket and very convenient. Live like a local and walk to Oz Open tennis, great grocers/cafes/restaurants/shops on Toorak Rd/Chapel St, MCG, Botanical Gdn and Fawkner Park. 6 min walk to tram/train. WIFI/Netflix/home office. Professionally cleaned pre-stay guarantee. Quality + responsible owner hosts.
Guests have full access of this charming and leafy apartment. Immaculately appointed and comfortable, you can spend all day here, soaking in the serenity, space and flow of light through the shuttered windows. The outlook is uniquely earthy yet minimalist; a panoramic backdrop of lush vines gracefully clothing the red brick wall of the former Avoca Coach House & Stables, now an exclusive residence, a local treasure rightfully protected by the National Trust.
Located in prestigious Domain Precinct in South Yarra, the area is the definition of exclusivity; established and leafy, yet provides the conveniences of a 'close to city' lifestyle. We are locals in the area and cherish the culture and safety it affords. The apartment block itself is of a very high quality, extremely well maintained, very private and secure. Make no mistake, you are in one of the most sought after streets of Melbourne.
With the fully equipped kitchen providing the option to dine indoors or the tranquil outdoors, you could indulge in your culinary passions; starting with a short stroll to gather fresh produce from boutique grocers such as Lawson Grove Cafe, Finer Fruits, Gum Tree Good Food and Prahran Market. That is if you could resist the temptations of a Cafe Gaia, Entrecote, Tall Timber or Picnic along the way!
Perfect for the Melbourne getaway, business travellers and athletes
Your hosts are a couple, once (too) frequent travellers in the corporate world and have tasted what the best of the best have to offer. We know first hand the importance of quality accommodation backed by fine service.
A getaway takes on a new meaning when one finds that perfect combination of serenity but yet have the fuss free conveniences close at hand at one's own choice. All a short stroll away, enjoy a picnic at the Botanical Gardens or by the river, soak in culture at the Arts Centre and NGV, and for a change of beat, explore the shops on Chapel St and Toorak Rd. Tip: drop shopping bags home, and walk no longer than 8 minutes to the cluster of wellness spas and massages. Hydrate well and re-energise with the many cafes and patisseries 'down the road'.
Located close to some of the top schools in Melbourne (Melb Boys & Girls schools), this home with all its features is a perfect long stay base for families, offering the convenience of a safe walk to school or to the tram or South Yarra train station.
This home is equally perfect for business travellers seeking a speedy route to the city without compromising the home comforts, and looking to break away from standard hotel rooms. The natural light and glow of vintage lamps together with the extendable dining table to create more work space where needed, provide the perfect work from home experience. WIFI is included. We have also in place a vintage Arne Vodder office table, a masterpiece and positioned to inspire.
For athletes, the apartment is your ideal base and retreat to recuperate after intense training or competition. Quicker if you jogged of course, it is only a 30 minute walk to the MCG and Rod Laver Arena (home of the Australian Open), plus the practice courts at Albert Reserve. Slightly closer to AAMI Park.
Supplement your training with a run around The Tan running track (3.8km lap) nearby. A 650 metre hill sprint up Anderson St, or if preferring something more scenic to distract you from the pain, a sprint up to the Shrine of Remembrance, could feature.
As important, finish up at the cafes dotted around Domain Road or at Jardin Tan within the Botanical Gardens. Celebrate a win, or a PB at one of the many fine dining options within a walk from your retreat. A rustic Italian experience at Da Noi or Japanese grill at Wagyu-ya beckons!
You will also just be up the hill from scenic bike paths, going East takes you to the infamous Kew Boulevard if climbing hills strike your fancy. Plenty of storage for your bikes in the 2 car garage.
*15th November 2015*. We have secured a beautiful vintage Arne Vodder office & study desk. As stated earlier, we had been on the hunt for a 'must be right' study table as we think the place is perfect for us looking to get some more serious work done, in addition to having the option of working on the extended study table or sofa, or bed.
* 11th November 2015*. New timber floorboards installed! As mentioned this replaced carpet in hallway and living/dining areas. This is an incredible enhancement to the lightness and charm of the space, and works in harmony with the existing furniture.
If there is anything we left out, that you think would help make your stay even more comfortable, please just ask away!
** Important House Rules ** Please do read this.
- This is a self-service apartment. Other than our guarantee of a professional clean before your arrival, there is no housekeeping service. One can be organised at a cost to the guest by request.
- We love our home and we hope you do too. Strictly strictly no loud noise, including/especially when at the balcony, please. We have wonderful neighbours who cherish the peacefulness of the apartment, and we ask you to respect their wishes.
- No smoking in the apartment.
- Shoes off in the house please (Asian house policy!).
- No pets.
- Guest numbers must not exceed what was agreed.
- We do have several vintage furniture which are on the fragile side, like lamps, office table and side tables (no luggage on these please!). Please handle with care!
- Check in is at 2pm. Check out is 10.00 am.
6 mins stroll to tram stops on Toorak Road, or to Domain Road / Park St corner. Both are on the Number 8 tram line which run very frequently to the city and back. Depending on traffic it should be around 15-20 mins by tram to the city.
9 mins easy walk to South Yarra Railway Station, that will zip you to different parts of town. It is only ONE STOP to Richmond station which is the main stop to MCG and Rod Laver Arena (say 3 mins). It is TWO STOPS from Flinders St Station if heading to the city (say 5 mins).
We tend to walk or bike almost everywhere within a 2-3km radius given the ease and the character of the neighbourhood.