Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
At the rear of the historic Wyndham apartment building in St Kilda, the former caretaker's cottage has been lovingly restored to create a unique holiday environment which feels worlds away yet is just meters from the bars and cafes of Fitzroy street and Albert Park/Grand Prix Circuit.
A 10 minute walk will take you to St Kilda beach, Acland street or Chapel street.
Any other Melbourne destination too far to walk can be easily accessed by jumping on Melbourne's famous tram network with the nearest tram stop 150 meters (1 minute walk).
While it is ideal for a couple, the cottage can accommodate up to 4 (sofa bed in living area).
Set in its own private garden, complete with fishpond, fruit trees and garden, as well as a 6 seat outdoor setting, garden seating and BBQ, the cottage has everything you need to relax after a busy day exploring Melbourne.
The cottage boasts an open plan living/dining room with sofa bed, flat screen television, stereo system and DVD player.
The kitchen area has a breakfast bar, fridge/freezer, microwave, electric oven and gas stove.
The bathroom has a bath over shower and laundry facilities including washing machine/dryer. Hairdryer provided.
Note: Has just been painted and furniture upgraded in Jan 2013 (new bed, bedding, dining table/chairs, crockery, linen, etc).
Bedding configuration: One king size bed (can be converted into two extra length singles). Plus a sofa bed in the living room. Linen provided for sofa bed for bookings of 3 or more people.
Included in nightly rate:
Fully equipped kitchen.
Washing machine/dryer/clothes airer.
Digital television and DVD player.
Stereo system with CD player, iPod/iPhone dock.
Heating and air-conditioning.
Wireless broadband internet.
Gas BBQ (gas bottle extra).
Use of all utilities (gas, electricity, water) included.
Hotel quality luxury towels and linen are provided.
Complimentary Twinings tea, coffee, milk, sugar, salt & pepper, olive oil, provided on arrival.
Laundry and dishwashing detergent.
Interim or weekly cleaning for stays of eight nights or longer.
Parking permit (fully refundable bond required).
Beach towels are available upon request at no charge.
Gas bottle for BBQ (price available upon request).
A porta cot and high chair are available upon request at no charge.
Bedroom: (All new furnishings Jan 2013) Comfortable king bed which can be converted into two extra-long singles if required. Bedding is plush and extremely comfortable with luxury linen. Bedside tables, a wardrobe and luggage rack are provided.
Living/dining room: (New dining setting, lounge chair, TV, stereo, soft furnishings Jan 2013). The north facing living and dining area is light filled with a pleasant outlook to the garden. Seating configuration is a 2.5 seat sofa and lounge chair with footrest. Includes flat-screen television and DVD and sound system with iPad/iPod dock. Dining set up for four.
Kitchen: (All new appliances, microwave, crockery, cutlery etc Jan 2013). Kitchen is fully equipped with full size fridge/freezer, gas cooking, and quality appliances. All accessories and utensils are provided for both indoor and outdoor (BBQ) cooking and entertaining including bone china crockery for indoors and a melamine setting for outdoor use.
Bathroom: The bathroom has shower over a lovely deep bath. Towels are luxurious quality cotton and toiletries are by Mor. Washing machine/dryer and hairdryer are also provided.
Courtyard: The large courtyard and garden are perfect for outdoor living. A six seat outdoor setting and garden bench seats provide ample outdoor dining opportunities. A gas BBQ is also included (gas bottle extra).
While the standard mimimum stay is 3 nights, a weekend (2 night rate) is available most weekends (excluding long weekends and events such as Grand Prix).
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||St Kilda 900 m|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||400 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Airport shuttle bus services are available to St K 500 m, Nearest railway: The number 96 lightrail tram is the quickest link 400 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
The Victoria, Australia region
St Kilda is an inner southern suburb of Melbourne, located on a sandy stretch of Port Phillip between Albert Park and Elwood.
Originally a seaside resort in Melbourne's early years due to its close proximity to the city centre, St Kilda has developed into a trendy and cosmopolitan suburb.
St Kilda is famous for its food, entertainment and nightlife. Acland Street is a bustling shopping precinct famous for its cafes, continental cake shops, fashion and second-hand shops. Nearby Fitzroy Street is renowned for its restaurants, hotels and bars.
The most famous attraction on St Kilda's beach is the St Kilda Pier. This landmark was originally constructed in 1853 and the iconic kiosk on the pier built in 1904. The kiosk was destroyed by fire in 2003 but was rebuilt soon after and features a viewing deck which offers panoramic views over the bay. At the end of the pier is a breakwater which was constructed for the 1956 Olympic Games to provide a safe harbour for yachts. Visitors can walk part of the way on top of the breakwater or descend to a boardwalk at sea level. Around 100 penguins have made this rocky breakwater their home. Near the entrance to the pier are the St Kilda Sea Baths, with the current complex having been built in the 1990s.
A network for pathways line St Kilda's scenic foreshore, making it ideal for bicycle riding, inline skating, jogging and walking. At the southern end of St Kilda, the coastal pathway passes beside the St Kilda Marina which was built in 1969 and features waterfront restaurants and a public boardwalk.
The St Kilda Town Hall is an impressive landmark, built in 1890 at the junction of St Kilda Road and Carlisle Street. It has formal gardens at its entrance and is used by the local council.
St Kilda is home to a number of elegant gardens and reserves. There are the 6½ hectare heritage-listed Botanical Gardens just east of Barkly Street and the O'Donnell Gardens with its towering palm streets located right next to Luna Park. Much of St Kilda's coastline is also lined with gardens, stretching from the formal Catani Gardens along Beaconsfield Parade southwards to open expanses of lawn fronting the golden sands of St Kilda's beaches.
St Kilda is good base for exploring all that Melbourne has to offer. The city centre is just a short tram trip away, while the surrounding beachside suburbs of Middle Park, Albert Park and Elwood are within easy reach. St Kilda is also adjacent to Albert Park Lake which is surrounded by sporting facilities, parkland, a network of walking and bicycle tracks, and is home to the annual Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix.