|Room Type||Private room|
|Length of Stay||Minimum 6 months|
|Gender||Females & males (no couples)|
|Bond||4 weeks rent|
|Bills||Not included in rent|
|Internet||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 one other girl. Wall-length built-in robes with fully mirrored doors. Furnished with bed, side tables, desk and TV. Note that the picture of the room isn't up to date, will post new ones when I have a chance.
You'll have two other flatmates, myself and another girl, both in our mid-twenties. Bills (water, electricity, internet) are split evenly, expect around $20/week.
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 and has more storage and bench space than we can use. All of the appliances are of a high standard. Living room has a 65in TV 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 quite big and has a bathtub, which you'll just be sharing with one other girl 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 find it spacious for a city apartment.
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 so you can have it to yourself a lot of the time. 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.
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
I run my own company and usually work from home. The other flatmate Vanessa is a student from Germany.
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.