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The Royal Absolute Ripper

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Ground floor deco apartment with north facing enclosed balcony right on Robe Street next to The Esplanade and beachfront in trendy St Kilda. The secure apartment block is called "The Royal" and is a 50 metre walk to the tram stop into the city (15 min) and beyond: but why leave St Kilda when it is all here, sea baths, beach, cafes, bars, restaurants, Luna Park, bicycle paths, renowned Sunday Esplanade market, St Kilda festival, so much to do and see all year round.

Walk outside front entrance turn left and you are on The Esplanade with Sunday market , Palais theatre, Luna Park and adjacent beachfront, turn right and stroll 50 metres then turn right again and you are in foodies heaven on Acland Street with fantastic decadent European cake shops as well as cafes and supermarkets or catch a tram to the city area from the Esplanade and along lively Fitzroy Street. We are sure you will be entertained wherever you go.

Free wi fi included in price


Queensize bed in bedroom,mirrored wardrobe with plenty of hanging space, hallway leads to NEW fully equipped kitchen at rear of apartment for those who might like to stay indoors and cook rather than step outside to the cafes and restaurants. Follow hallway to front lounge area with full size lounge suite to laze away a wintry day in front of the 50 inch TV or step outside to the enclosed north facing balcony/patio to partake of the St Kilda atmosphere.

Self check in is available via keysafe. Walk up driveway to rear of building and turn right then right again along the fenceline towards the external stircase where you will see our rear door to apartment two as well as screen door. Keysafe is located in middle cupboard on your left. Contact me re code


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sue barnes
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
17 March, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in St Kilda, Australia

Property Type:
  • apartment
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Smoking allowed on front porch only and ashtray cleaned after use Rubbish to be placed in outside rubbish bins when vacating and dishes left clean
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
  • Books
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair accessible
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


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(24 traveller reviews)

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The Royal Absolute Ripper
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 24 reviews

St Kilda Stay for Family Wedding

  • 5 of 5

We arrived late and on arrival felt the ambiance of this delightful place. Full of character, very comfortable and so close to Cafe strips and Wedding Venue. Loved being able to soak in a bath after sightseeing, close to tram stop. We would stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Review Submitted: 11/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute retro apartment. Great Location.

  • 5 of 5

Hard to find a better location in St Kilda if you want to be right next to the beach, esplanade, the buzz of Acland St Mall and Luna Park just 100-metres away, but quiet at night and with a sense of privacy. A comfy, retro apartment with good communication from Sue - the owner. It's certainly high on our list for a return visit when we're in Melbourne.

  • Review Submitted: 19/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous apartment

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 night stay at this very comfortable apartment and just want to tell the world how good it is, great communication with Sue

  • Review Submitted: 07/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brisbane City, Queensland, Australia

A gem of a place

  • 5 of 5

Location, location! A gorgeous Art Deco apartment in a fabulous location near the sea and the lively Acland St in St Kilda. I had a wonderful stay for 3 nights. The apartment was very comfortable and was filled with character and charm.

  • Review Submitted: 11/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Joanne for your review and so glad that you enjoyed your stay. I hope you return one day
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Great place,great location !

  • 5 of 5

'The Ripper' was the perfect base for our stay in Melbourne. A hip little apartment with everything we needed. The tram at the end of street and on-street parking made life easy and Acland St. is a short stroll away. Hop on the tram and your in the city in no time. Sue was very easy to deal with. I highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 15/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Steve, glad you enjoyed The Royal Little Ripper and thanks for a great review. Looking forward to your return visit one day, you are most welcome anytime.
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia

An Art Deco Delight!

  • 5 of 5

Had the most wonderful short break at The Royal. Sue made the whole booking and arrival process smooth and easy.

Cannot fault this lovely apartment full of charm, character and an extremely comfortable bed!

Two minute stroll to the beach or tram stop.

You'll be spoilt for choice with a plethora of bars restaurants and cafes.

Be sure to try Milk The Cow if you're partial to a good cheese paired with wine beer or cider.

This was our first visit to St Kilda and definitely won't be our last.

Thanks Sue!

We'll be back to The Royal for sure!!

  • Review Submitted: 28/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Claire, glad you enjoyed our apartment and surrounds and looking forward to your return visit from Perth.
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Other Activities:

St Kilda Esplanade,Acland St


Rates & Availability

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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