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Fabulous Fitzroy, gorgeous Gertrude St. No Ikea!

SuperhostFitzroy, Victoria, Australia
Private room in house hosted by Ramona
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 shared bath
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Welcome to Little George, a light-filled 3 level home in vibrant Fitzroy filled with comfy furnishings and vintage touches. With Fitzroy's almost 100 cafes, restaurants, live music venues, cocktail bars and pubs you have chosen a wonderful area to stay in. This is an award winning Kerstin Thompson house and has been my home for over 17 years. I love living here and I hope you'll enjoy visiting - it's nice to have you!

The space
Hi there,

This listing is for one bedroom on the ground floor of my large 3 level home just off the wonderful Gertrude Street.

(I have 2 rooms available - the other listing is 'Stunning Fitzroy own level+ensuite' listing #72576).

***Please not I only have 1 parking permit so please check it is available before booking, it usually is but it's definitely worth checking***

This is an excellent spot for guests in Melbourne for a short time who want that 'local feeling'. Or for those lucky folk who are moving to Melbourne (nice choice!) it's a great landing pad while you look for something permanent.

Located in between action-packed Brunswick and Smith Streets, this is a fantastic, diverse area full of great cafes, restaurants, wonderful local pubs, art galleries, parks, live music venues, diverse architecture and the Melbourne Museum. The beloved #86 tram (our 'tramily') and #12 are just at the end of the road giving easy access to other parts of this wonderfully liveable city.

The house has all the mod cons mixed in with vintage collectables. And rare in Melbourne in that it is very light and bright.

Guests are welcome to help themselves to the dining room, lounge room and balconies on Level 2, as well as the kitchen which has organic breads from our local Fatto A Mano organic bakery (where I work part-time). If you want to cook there are some basics in the cupboard above the oven, herbs in the garden to get you started and plenty of cupboard & fridge space.

Breakfast - help yourself to the organic breads, spreads, juice, bonsoy & fair-trade teas and instant coffee. The kitchen lights are tucked between the linen cupboard and the kitchen wall, on the dining room side. Bins are under the kitchen sink.

As I also Airbnb the top floor (level 3) you might see me, or other guests, in the kitchen or elsewhere on Level 2. But no-one comes to Melbourne to "cook and watch TV" so it's likely you might not see any of us at all (but you are welcome to cook and watch tv!).

FROM THE AIRPORT - I recommend "StarBus Airport Shuttle" which brings you right into Fitzroy, from $20. Cut and paste StarBus Airport Shuttle into your search engine for more info. Or a taxi for door-to-door is approx $65 and of course the fastest way.

Fitzroy is a wonderful, diverse, energetic area. Needless to say, I love it here, I'm sure you will too!
Cheers, Ramona.
Smoking: no thanks
Children: not suited sorry
Visitors: please check with myself and other Airbnb guests first

Guest access
Level 1 - your room, your own powder room/toilet, laundry, share full bathroom, front door access
Level 2 - shared dining room, lounge, kitchen & 2 large balconies
(Level 3 is the other guest's private area of bedroom, bathroom, wee balcony & study)

Other things to note
Please note the bed (an extremely comfortable queen) is against the wall on one side.
It's a good idea to check Melbourne's weather report before you arrive, we really can have "all seasons in 1 day" so it's wise to bring something warm even for those summer nights. I recommend the app 'Weatherzone'. Help yourself to the umbrellas at the bottom of the stairs!
Optus reception is sometimes not great in this room but other networks are good.
Welcome to Little George, a light-filled 3 level home in vibrant Fitzroy filled with comfy furnishings and vintage touches. With Fitzroy's almost 100 cafes, restaurants, live music venues, cocktail bars and p…

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Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Wifi
Breakfast
Kitchen
Dryer
Hangers
Hair dryer
Iron
Air conditioning
Laptop-friendly workspace
Washer

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Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

One of Melbourne's smallest urban areas, Fitzroy, is a real treasure of old and new, working class and gentrification, historic preservation and modern architecture. Right next to the city with both the Fitzroy and Carlton gardens in between, it's never boring but very relaxed. If on the odd occasion it's noisy there are ear plugs in your bedside tables.
Diversity, cafes, boutiques, galleries, pubs, parks, restaurants, cocktail bars, music, street art = good vibes.
One of Melbourne's smallest urban areas, Fitzroy, is a real treasure of old and new, working class and gentrification, historic preservation and modern architecture. Right next to the city with both the Fitzro…

Hosted by Ramona

Joined in February 2011
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Hi there. I'm originally from New Zealand but moved to Melbourne 21 years ago. Like most people who arrive in this wonderful city we think we are going to move on, but as soon as we get here ... well, there are reasons no-one ever wants to leave! I was lucky enough to find this great house in the best part of Fitzroy so here I still am. I have a habit of collecting things hence all the vintage love around the house. Over the last decade+ I've shared my home with hundreds people from all around the world. Things I can't live without? Friends, freedom, Fitzroy... If you think my home sounds like your kind of pad I'd love to hear from you and know what brings you to Melbourne.
Hi there. I'm originally from New Zealand but moved to Melbourne 21 years ago. Like most people who arrive in this wonderful city we think we are going to move on, but as soon as w…
During your stay
This is a very independent set up. Apart from our rooms on level 1 there is another guest room on level 3. As we are all usually out and about enjoying Melbourne it can be rare we run into each other but I'm always contactable on my phone if I'm not at home. If I haven't responded for more than an hour I'm probably in the cinema, my favourite place.
This is a very independent set up. Apart from our rooms on level 1 there is another guest room on level 3. As we are all usually out and about enjoying Melbourne it can be rare…
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House rules
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events