|Room Type||Private room|
|Length of Stay||Minimum 6 months|
|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, overlooks the bay. Shared bathroom. Wall-length built-in robes with fully mirrored doors. Furnished with bed, side tables and lamps. Rent $290/week.
You'll have two other flatmates, myself (24) and one other girl, Anastasia. 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. Freshwater Place is around the corner.
The front desk is attended 24/7 and there’s enough security that it borders on inconvenient.
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. If you like to cook, you will be pleased.
Living room has a dining table, 65in TV, 3-seat couch and 2 armchairs. I’d like to think it’s tastefully styled, but I’ll let you be the judge of that. I have 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 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. The laundry room is separate and out of the way so the noise is minimal. Fear not, there should be plenty of plumbing for everyone.
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. I shared a 2 bedroom apartment in the same building last year (which was pretty big for city standards) and this one is definitely much better in every regard.
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 along with 10-20 foldout chairs.
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 me and one other girl, both in our twenties. I am the director of a private investment company and usually work from home. When I'm not working, I try to hit the gym 4-5 times a week, watch some TV and I like to go out every now and then. Not a big party person, though. I drive an S2000 if you're into cars, although it doesn't see a lot of action these days. Good if you like to buy groceries in style, I guess.
I’m looking for someone outgoing that doesn’t mind going out for a bite or having a drink on occasion, joining me at the gym/pool or spending some downtime with the flatmates at home. I cook almost every meal I eat and would be happy to share if you chip in, either by alternating cooking if you’re good or taking care of the cleaning if not. It would be nice if we could all share a meal at least a few times a week. Of course, it’s impossible to tell from the beginning, but I’d like to find a flatmate that I can get along with well and perhaps become good friends with later down the line.
Anastasia is a biochem PhD student from Germany, but I'll leave her to speak for herself when you get a chance to meet. She's great.
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
|My Goodness Pizza & Burgers||Close by|
|Golden House Chinese Restaurant||Close by|
|Mesh Restaurant||Close by|
|The Waiting Room Crown||Close by|
|Aces Buffet||Close by|
|Fidel's Bar & Lounge||Close by|
|Chopsticks Express||Close by|
|The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Crown Casino||Close by|
|FoodWorks Southbank||Close by|
|Great Asia World Oriental Grocery||Close by|
|Freshwater Place IGA||Close by|
|IGA Xpress Southbank||~ 6 min walk|
|Happy Bites||~ 6 min walk|
|Woolworths City Road (Metro)||~ 6 min walk|
|Woolworths Metro Southbank||~ 7 min walk|
|Clarendon St. IGA X-press||~ 7 min walk|
|Broad Bean Organic Grocer||~ 8 min walk|
|Dae Bark Mart||~ 9 min walk|
|Foodworks||~ 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|
|Flinders Lane/Queen St||~ 10 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|