|Room Type||Private room|
|Length of Stay||4 months to 6 months|
|Bond||4 weeks rent|
|Bills||Some included in rent|
|Internet||Included in rent|
|Parking||On street parking|
Hello! My partner & I are heading overseas in the new year, and therefore looking for some nice people to take over the apartment in our absence.
NB. it is the WHOLE APARTMENT we are renting out -not just one room. :)
It is fully furnished, ground floor, 2 bedroom art deco in beautiful South Yarra, just south of the Shrine of Remembrance and close enough to St Kilda Rd as to practically be in the CBD. Near all forms of public transport (tram, train, bus & taxi), close to Toorak Rd & Chapel St shopping strips, but in a quiet leafy area of its own, nestled in between Fawkner Park & The Royal Botanic Gardens.
Apartment contains everything you'll need to live in, including bed linen, towels, crockery & cutlery. Additional features include: dishwasher, washing machine, gas cooking & heating, shower over bathtub, flatscreen TV & DVD player, wireless broadband internet, communal courtyard, security entrance.
Rent includes water bills & internet usage.
A transferable residential parking permit is also included, if you need it.
Main bedroom contains queen-sized bed. Second bedroom contains double bed. Four people could be accommodated (although it would be pokey). Two or three would be the optimum.
Ideally, this would suit professionals/travelers/international students without much stuff of their own, but who will be in Melbourne long enough to make it a viable alternative to a backpacker hostel or airbnb. A backpacker hostel you wouldn't find nearly as nice. An airbnb wouldn't be available nearly as long.
What you'll really appreciate, though, is the location (particularly in the fine weather time of year). It's like the Melbourne equivalent of living in the Champs-Élysées, or Park Avenue. You'll be amazed at how central you are to everything, while not actually being in the thick of the urban congestion.
We can move out as early as 27 November, even though we will not be going overseas until 10 February. This means you will have a good two months to get accustomed to living here with our help. After we leave, you still won't be on your own. You'll have contact details of family/friends/neighbors should you get into any difficulties (which has never occurred). We'll return in April sometime, but can continue to live with family until such time that you are ready to move out. Ideally, we would like people who can commit to staying until between late April & early July.
We've done this numerous times before (in case you couldn't tell!) and have got the procedure down very smoothly. Once we're overseas, rent would be paid (and receipts issued) electronically.