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O'Malley, Canberra

Free to messagePrivate room with shared bathroom
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About the property

This is a unique property, spacious yet homely. Modernised for comfortable living, yet retains the quality craftsmanship of its past life as an Embassy. There's crystal chandeliers and marble staircase, though bathrooms and kitchen have been modernised. All bedrooms are lockable for privacy and safety and are tastefully furnished with QS bed, table, television and reading lamps. In our Premier Suite you can enjoy staying where Ambassadors have stayed in the past, with your own private kitchenette, bathroom and laundry. The main kitchen is spacious with heaps of storage cupboards. The large common laundry contain quality appliances for a home away from home experience. Everything is provided with one weekly fee, which covers all bills, wifi, use of quality linen and all appliances for washing, cooking etc. The "Full Board " deal (which most current guests enjoy) costs just $10 day extra. The live-in manager provides a home cooked evening meal, breakfast cereal, bread, fruit etc. You don't even need to provide washing powder or toilet paper! There's a communal dining table in kitchen area, where you can chat with other residents, or you can eat in your own room. If you enjoy nature, there are walking trails all around this area or you can check out the kangaroos at close range when they come to graze on our front lawn in the evening. A safe, spacious and beautifully appointed place to call home while you become established in Canberra.

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Room overview


$320 weekly rent$1280 bond
Bills included in rent
Private room
Shared bathroom
Minimum 3 months stayAvailable now
Anyone welcome
Off-street parking


Queen bed
Bed side table
Door lock
Air conditioner

About the flatmates

Operated by The Foundary Inc. a Canberra-based l Not for Profit organisation, this huge Ex -Embassy property has been modernised, divided into lockable individual rooms, tastefully furnished and decorated. Result is a real 'home away from home' for people coming to Canberra for work. Home cooked evening meals and help-yourself breakfast optional for $70 week as "full board" deal. This unique property retains the craftsmanship of a bygone era, with it's stunning marble staircase and crystal chandeliers. Guests have the use of all appliances, linen, Gym facilities and a BBQ in the spacious back yard for relaxing with friends. A live-in manager provides home cooked meals in the "full board package" Existing guests can assist you integrate into our communal style of co-operative share housing. Most rooms have their own TV and if you don't have Netflix to use with free wifi, there are DVD players for viewing house DVD television series or movies. Guests can enjoy the spacious rooms inside and the quiet private facility in the back yard of this property. Flatmates come from interstate or overseas, seeking adventure and looking to make new friends. We all learn from each other and the set up of this facility provides assistance and safety for guests who come to stay for awhile.