|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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Sweet Caroline ... at a glance
Spacious and efficient 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 friendly; elderly + kids
Great location (see map in photos and description below)
Upmarket street & area, pleasant and very safe for young and senior
** Please note: this is a private apartment - you must be considerate to our neighbours: no parties and loud gatherings, even at common areas **
Home office set-up with large office table and stationery
WiFi is free with no download limit
Fully equipped modern kitchen
Dining table extends to accommodate 6
Living room: 46" plasma TV + AppleTV, free Netflix + normal TV channels
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)
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
Hair dryer, iron and ironing board
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 (can be set up in either bedroom, ideally in Master bedroom)
All pillows are MicroCloud pillows and all quilts are allergy sensitive.
Overall fits 4 guests comfortably, with absolute maximum 5 guests
Abundant storage (two dedicated store rooms)
Master bedroom has walk-in-robe, second bedroom has wardrobe
We can provide complimentary laundry pick-up for stays of more than 4 nights (two loads one pickup/drop-off per week).
* Why choose Sweet Caroline?
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 view 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.
With the fully equipped and functional 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 nearby boutique grocers such as 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! In short, embrace the lifestyle of a local.
* Perfect for the Melbourne getaway, families, 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. We have been fortunate enough to secure an incredible vintage office table that will surely inspire, and be illuminated by the natural light and glow of vintage lamps. Expect the perfect work from home experience. WIFI is included.
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), just two intersections away. 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. Albert Park sporting facilities just a 10 min car ride away.
As important, finish up at the cafes dotted on 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 new home. 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. I have a Wahoo Kickr indoor bike trainer to share if you are mad.
If there is anything not addressed here, please just ask!
Important new developments & enhancements to the property:
*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.
House Rules: - 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.
- Check in is at 2pm. Late check-ins are ok too, but please do give us plenty of advance notice.
- Check out is 10.00 am.
- Strictly no loud noise, including/especially when at the balcony, please.
- Strictly no parties.
- We have wonderful owner occupied 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 and side tables (no luggage on these please!). Common sense rule!
Great place to stay. Beautiful and well maintained apartment, quiet, leafy location but close to the thriving Toorak Road. Paul was the perfect host.
Paul and Pat are really nice and helpful during the time we stayed in their property. The apartment is very clean with delightful sunlight in the living room and kitchen. The property is located in a convenient and peaceful place, easy to access, and it is close to lots of tourist attractions.I felt very lucky to find this lovely place and the host!