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Food critic’s cottage with open fire, garden, NBN

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Food critic’s cottage with open fire, garden, NBN

Entire house
4 guests2 bedrooms2 beds1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
Sparkling clean
8 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
Great location
90% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.

Open fire, four poster bed, fully tooled kitchen, a tropical garden, taxidermy curiosities, unlimited NBN, record player, projector for full cinema screen and giant movie library, plus you are a single block walk either direction from two tram lines and some of the best restaurants and bars in Melbourne.

I’m the restaurant critic for the Age and this is my house when I’m not travelling. I’ve set you up with a drink on arrival, and a fire in the city in winter is amazing. Need tips? I’ve got em


Indoor fireplace
Entire place
You’ll have the space to yourself and will only share it with those you’re traveling with.

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed


10 Reviews

Bess User Profile
September 2019
Beautiful quaint home with an amazing fire place and good coffee. Great location near amazing restaurants. Will definitely recommend.
Kirsty User Profile
September 2019
Lovely place to stay. Will stay there again if I get the opportunity. Quiet, clean, homely and inviting. Loved every minute of my stay.
Nick User Profile
August 2019
Gemima’s home has stylish touches with great cooking amenities and is a great place to stay if you want to take advantage of it’s convenient location to public transport and attractions of local shopping precincts in Carlton, Fitzroy and Brunswick. Highly recommended.
Jojo User Profile
August 2019
Comfortable and cozy house. This place makes you feel like home. And Gemima is a great host too.
Michele User Profile
July 2019
Gemima was a very caring host, particularly when our travel plans were thwarted. Her communication was excellent. We found Gemima’s house to be perfect for us: comfortable bed, good kitchen, easy to heat, quirky touches and fresh flowers everywhere. We’ll be back later in the…
Scott User Profile
July 2019
Gemima was a great host and did everything possible to make our stay an enjoyable one. From leaving a welcome drink, to making travel cards available it helped become acquainted to her lovely home quickly and effortlessly. Gemima was a great communicator and was constantly in…
Isabelle User Profile
July 2019
A lovely home in a great location at a great price.

Hosted by Gemima

MelbourneJoined in March 2014
Gemima User Profile
10 Reviews
I’m a professional eater and I often end up in different cities - often for the snacks. I've always preferred to stay in interesting places and take advice from locals; I've Couchsurfed a lot in the past but Airbnb seems like a natural transition. Obviously I'd love to know…
Interaction with guests
I love privacy when booking Airbnb’s, so I will be on hand for any issues, and to hook you up with restaurants, but it’s all yours when you’re here.
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
Always communicate through AirbnbTo protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
About this place
When you stay in an Airbnb, you’re staying at someone’s place.
This is Gemima’s place.
Tim helps host.

The neighborhood


House rules

Not suitable for children (2-12 years) and pets
No smoking, parties, or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM and check out by 10AM
Self check-in with lockbox