|Room Type||Private room|
|Length of Stay||Minimum 3 months|
|Gender||Females & males (no couples)|
|Bond||4 weeks rent|
|Bills||Not included in rent|
|Internet||Available but not included in rent|
|Parking||Off street parking|
This listing is for one bedroom in my 33rd floor Southbank apartment. It's a luxurious building with a nice pool/spa/sauna, big gym that's actually useful and lots of amenities, in an ideal location just opposite Crown and a quick walk to Flinders. The flat itself is big - 3 bed/2.5 bath with a lot of living space.
Room Highlights: 3x3m south facing bedroom, floor to ceiling windows overlooking the bay. Shared bathroom with two other people. Wall-length built-in robes with fully mirrored doors. Fully furnished.
You'll have three other flatmates, myself (24/m), Johann (28/m) and Anastasia (27/f). Bills (water, electricity, internet) are split evenly, expect around $20/week.
Continue reading the whole listing for more information if interested. I appreciate thoughtful inquiries, and may choose to ignore you if you make it apparent that you haven't bothered. It also helps a lot if you have a profile on here I can refer to.
Arguably and in my opinion the best in Melbourne. Excellent location opposite from Crown (literally right across the road) and a short walk from the CBD and Flinders Street Station. Tram/bus stop right at the door, one stop out from the free tram zone. Naturally, there are lots of nearby food/shopping options. Bottle shop and convenience store right outside.
Refer to the floor plan for an overview. The kitchen is excellent, more storage and bench space than we can use. All of the appliances are of a high standard. Living room has a 65in TV, external audio setup and a dedicated media server connected with a lot of movies and TV shows. You can also access the server from a laptop, phone or tablet which can be useful if you want to watch things in your room. No need to pay for Netflix.
The balcony has a big table and 4 chairs, great for a meal or sharing a drink. It faces west with a panoramic view of the coastline, river and CBD. You’d be hard pressed to find better if pretty sunsets are your thing.
The main bathroom is pretty big and has a bathtub, which you'll just be sharing with Anastasia and Johann since I have an ensuite. There's an extra powder room in the apartment as well as large public change-rooms on level 9 if there are any serious schedule conflicts and emergencies. Fear not, there should be plenty of plumbing for everyone. The laundry room is separate and out of the way.
There's a lot of space and rarely if ever feels cramped, even for three-four people. You'll have to come and see for yourself, but I think you'll be satisfied.
All of level 9 is a public space with the stuff I listed above. You can check out their website for some photos and a better look. Just google 'Prima Pearl', apparently Flatmates doesn't like me linking to it. Here are the highlights:
Indoor pool area - 25m heated indoor lap pool. The room itself is heated too so it's usable even in winter. Frequently unoccupied which is great. Spa/sauna/steam room in same area.
Gym - If you've looked around, most 'fully equipped gyms' are usually just a bunch of treadmills, but the one here is actually about as capable as any small-medium sized commercial gym. Has most if not all the machines you'll need along with a lot of free weights - three barbells and racks, dumbbells from 1kg to 40kg. If you frequent a gym, you'll be saving $10-20 a week which is a nice break.
Private cinema - Cinema room you can book to watch movies/TV/whatever with a projector, great AV equipment and 17 comfortable reclining leather seats. Kinda like Gold Class except more private and less service.
BBQ terrace - Very large outside area with 3 separate grills and lots of tables/chairs. Excellent for entertaining guests, which makes up for the small apartment space if you're into hosting events. There's also an indoor dining room with a large kitchen for hosting fancy functions.
You'll be living with three people. I am the director of a private investment company and usually work from home. Anastasia is a biochem PhD student from Germany. Johann is her boyfriend; he's an engineer currently interning at Mercedes.
We all have our own things going on, but we're all friends and hang out together back at the apartment when we're around. Among other things, this usually entails sharing a meal, watching some TV or drinking and chatting. We're looking for a new flatmate that would fit well into this dynamic. If your idea of a flatshare is everyone sitting in their rooms alone, this might not be the best fit.
Anyway, I'll wrap up here. If you're interested (and still conscious after all that reading), I look forward to hearing from you!
P.S. Bonus points if you can tell me why grizzly bears are awesome
|Golden House Restaurant||Close by|
|Mesh Restaurant||Close by|
|Crown Promenade Melbourne||Close by|
|The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Crown Casino||Close by|
|Magnifico Espresso Bar PTY Ltd.||Close by|
|Aces Buffet||Close by|
|Fidel's Bar & Lounge||Close by|
|Chopsticks Express||Close by|
|FoodWorks Southbank||Close by|
|Great Asia World Oriental Grocery||Close by|
|Freshwater Place IGA||Close by|
|Southbank Asian Supermarket||~ 5 min walk|
|IGA Xpress Southbank||~ 6 min walk|
|Happy Bites||~ 6 min walk|
|Woolworths Metro Southbank||~ 6 min walk|
|Clarendon St. IGA X-press||~ 7 min walk|
|Broad Bean Organic Grocer||~ 8 min walk|
|Dae Bark Mart||~ 9 min walk|
|Sturt Street IGA||~ 11 min walk|
|Casino East/Queens Bridge St #112||Close by|
|City Rd/Kings Way #114||~ 5 min walk|
|124B-Whiteman St/Clarendon St||~ 6 min walk|
|Flinders St/Queens Bridge St #1||~ 7 min walk|
|124A-Casino/MCEC/Clarendon St||~ 7 min walk|
|Melbourne Aquarium/Flinders St #2||~ 7 min walk|
|Clarendon St/Normanby Rd #125||~ 7 min walk|
|Market St/Flinders St #3||~ 7 min walk|
|City Rd/Clarendon St #126||~ 8 min walk|
|Port Junction/79 Whiteman St #125||~ 8 min walk|
|Batman Park/Spencer St #124||~ 9 min walk|
|William St/Flinders Lane #3||~ 9 min walk|
|Casino East/Queens Bridge St||~ 3 min walk|
|Queens Bridge/Queens Bridge St||~ 5 min walk|
|City Rd/Queens Bridge St||~ 5 min walk|
|City Rd/Southbank Bvd||~ 5 min walk|
|Kavanagh St/Southbank Bvd||~ 6 min walk|
|Flinders St/Queens Bridge St||~ 7 min walk|
|Banana Alley Vaults/Flinders St||~ 8 min walk|
|Market St/Flinders St||~ 8 min walk|
|Clarendon St/City Rd||~ 9 min walk|
|Charles Sturt University, Melbourne||~ 12 min walk|
|University of Melbourne, VCA||~ 13 min walk|
|Central Queensland University Melbourne||~ 14 min walk|
|RMIT, City||~ 27 min walk|
|La Trobe University, Franklin Street||~ 28 min walk|