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Fitzroy, Melbourne

Free to messagePrivate room with shared bathroom
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About the property

Fitzroy Fully Furnished "Cool Pad" close to everything! Perfect for Couples. Rent Inc All Bills, Cleaning and shared groceries provided. Available immediately.
Now Available to Share. Couples most welcome. Price includes all Gas and Elec utility bills, unlimited internet, Netflix and Foxtel cable TV bills plus Cleaning. Also includes basic weekly shared household groceries such as milk and bread plus more. If we're locked in more during this Covid period then it's worth paying a bit more for luxury. We are both fully Pfizer vaccinated. To see the apartment message or call Paul. The room has a high-quality queen-size bed, Sheridan bed linen plus the carpets in the house have been freshly steam-cleaned so the whole apartment is clean, fresh AND Covid safe! Hygeine and cleanliness are high on our agenda always. A recent addition is a matched pair of top quality Bosch washing and drying appliances which make doing the laundry a pleasure. The rental rate is based on a minimum 4 month stay however the room is available for shorter periods such as 2 or 3 months at a higher rate - see below for variable rates. *Please note we no longer have a cat. We are Paul (Australian) and Maribel (originally from Philippines), we have been together for over 10 years.

We require one calendar month rent, $1700 in advance plus security bond of $2200 when you move in. Please note $200 of Bond is kept when you move out for full cleaning. Rent is payable per calendar month in advance. One month notice is requested when you decide to vacate, Please note 4 months is the minimum stay.

Testimonial from 2021 Swiss couple Lea and Cyril : "We have been living with Paul and Maribel for four months. The apartment has a perfect location and is close to Brunswick and Smith Street, with many small shops and restaurants. The room and the shared space, such as the kitchen, have all the equipment and gadgets you need. We missed having a suitable working area during the lockdowns (otherwise, you can use the nearby Fitzroy library). You have a great view of the city from the little balcony upstairs. Paul and Maribel are friendly and easy-going flatmates, and you can always enjoy dinner, a glass of wine/beer or discuss everything and anything with them. You can have your privacy if you don't feel like company. It was a good and safe place to start our Australian journey."

Testimonial from 2020 French couple Anais and Audrek : "We stayed with Paul and Maribel for 10 months and we were glad to found this couple when we arrived in Melbourne. The flat is located in the perfect area, close to public transport, bars, restaurant and the Carlton Gardens. We really enjoyed this proximity with the park which is a good spot for running or just walking and to see the cute possums at night. Melbourne CBD is easily reachable by foot. It was really convenient to be so close from everything but having a quiet place to stay. The flat has a big open kitchen with everything you need to cook. It’s super functional ! There is a small garden outside and a balcony upstairs where you can see a bit the Melbourne skyline. It’s perfect for having a beer during the summer! The bedroom has few storage spaces and a big screen which makes you feel at the cinema. Paul works in the music industry and Maribel works in retail. They both working hard, particularly Paul who don’t spend lots of time at home but always keen to share a meal all together. We enjoyed some really nice evenings with them, especially during the Covid lockdown, testing good wines (they are wine enthusiast!) and savouring meals as they are good cooks ! Thanks for your generosity, we wish you the best!
Anaïs and Audric"

Testimonial from Jenny and James from Ireland and UK: "We lived with Paul and Maribel for 8 months and in that short time we found a home away from home. Not only is the flat in an ideal location, with transport links to just about anywhere in Melbourne, it has pretty much everything you could ask for in a great flat - a comfy bed, lovely kitchen lounge, huge TV and sound system and a sun-trap balcony for the days that the sun makes an appearance! As well as this, Paul and Maribel are fantastic company - Maribel never fails to put a smile on your face and Paul is one of the most hardworking, generous people we have met! We have shared many nights full of great food and laughs with them and we will massively miss living with these two wonderful people!"

Testimonial from Italian Couple from Rome, Diego and Irene:
"Paul and Maribel are absolutely great. They were so lovely to share their culture and their knowledge of the area with us. They’re clean, tidy and respectful with everyone and probably the best couple we’ve ever met to share a house with.
The location is more than perfect - located in a residential street in the middle of one of the best suburbs in Melbourne.
We’re definitely going to miss Paul and Maribel a lot!" Diego and Irene

Testimonial from previous French couple Cécilia (23) and Stéphane (25): "We have spent 5 months living with Paul and Maribel and we have enjoyed it a lot! You have all the comforts you need, a big room with a huge TV and a Queen size bed. Both of them are really nice! Paul is in the music industry and Maribel works at Chemist Warehouse. She is funny and has plenty of energy. Paul is always offering us a glass of wine with them or some food. We shared some dinners with them and it was really a great moment for us every time. Paul also makes great ginger ice-cream. This apartment is in the heart of Fitzroy, the perfect location! We are so happy to start our trip of Australia here with Paul and Maribel! "

Testimonial from previous Danish Couple: "Living with Paul and Maribel has been an absolute pleasure and was probably the best decision we made during our stay in Melbourne. Paul and Maribel showed us great hospitality and made us feel at home right from the first day. They have both shared amazing tips about Fitzroy, Melbourne and Australia to help us make the best of our stay. We could not have imagined a better place, location or people to live with and we would highly recommend Paul and Maribel as flatmates."

Testimonial from previous French couple Tim and Chloe: "We have stayed with Paul and Maribel for 5 months and have really enjoyed our time here. The apartment is ideally situated in the centre of Fitzroy life and yet quiet at night. The room is nice and cozy with our own big flat screen TV. Paul and Maribel are very friendly and always keen on sharing a bottle of wine or a chat after work. In sum, it's a great place to live!"

Testimonial from a previous English couple Henri and Liz: "A great location, wonderful flat, and Paul and Maribel made us feel more than welcome. Couldn't ask for a better start in Australia"

Testimonial from a previous couple, Silvia and Sten from Estonia:
"We lived at Paul's place for about six months. We stayed in Australia for two years and I must say that his apartment was our favorite. It's in the perfect location, just basically walk away from CBD. It's just a block away from main Brunswick street located in Fitzroy. You have so much to do in Fitzroy -like ten different markets, live music sessions, cozy restaurants. Our room was on the first floor, so it's separated from the second bedroom. The room is just great! It's a really nice light-filled room with big windows facing the street. Paul is very very friendly. He is a workaholic but still able to organise a nice dinner every now and then. He also made one awesome wine degustation. We had chats about everything and we really enjoyed that. He is open-minded and likes to meet new people. We felt really good in Paul's apartment and if we ever go back to Melbourne we definitely go and knock on his door."

Testimonial: Jaden and Natascha (NZ and Canada): My partner and I lived with Paul for six months. We were new to Melbourne at the time and were so glad to find a place like Pauls in Fitzroy. Just one street back from Brunswick Street with dozens of restaurants and shops at our doorstep and only a ten-minute tram ride from the CBD, we couldn't have found a better location to live. The furnishings of the place including bedroom are top-notch adding to its desirability and rarity. Paul himself is a fantastic roommate- easy going, considerate, and very friendly. During our time here he very kindly threw dinner parties for our own personal occasions. This is the ideal place for any person or couple looking for a safe and relaxing environment to live in! "

Apartment details:
This 2 level apartment is available to share with me and my wife Maribel. I am a professional person in the recording industry and Maribel is in Retail. The apartment is perfect for a traveling couple or an international student. Situated on the edge of the city it is in a location that is walking distance to just about everything that matters in Melbourne and has easy access to all public transport. Parallel to the Museum and Exhibition Gardens it is one of Melbourne's best locations yet remarkably quiet in a side street. 5-8 min walk gets you to the City, restaurants in Lygon Street, the cafe scene in Brunswick Street or the vibrant area of Smith and Gertrude Streets. The apartment has great privacy between the 2 rooms as they are on opposing sides and different levels. The bedroom is a comfortable size and has it's own 50" PLasma TV, DVD and dedicated Foxtel with IQ box. Quality towels and bed linen are supplied. The Lounge, kitchen and dining area open plan and come with a 65" plasma TV and Foxtel. The kitchen has every mod con including a new dishwasher, new ovens, and coffee maker. perfect for the person who likes to cook and enjoy the occasional dinner party. There is a laundry with an excellent new Bosch washer and dryer. There are two balconies, one with an outdoor setting. All and all this is a really nice, safe and comfortable place to live. Please note Minimum 4 months rental. Those who require 6-12 months are preferred. *Please note smoking is only ok outside on the balcony, not indoors, non-smokers preferred. Please note that for security we will require a photocopy of your passport and other ID; any references you have are appreciated. We require one calendar month rent, $1700 in advance plus security bond of $2200 when you move in. Please note $200 of Bond is kept when you move out for full cleaning. Rent is payable per calendar month in advance. 1 month notice is requested when you decide to vacate, Please note 4 month minimum stay. The room is available for shorter periods but at a higher rate: 1 month $3300 PCM, 2 months $2500 PCM, 3 months $2000 PCM. 4-12 months $1800 PCM.
50" PLasma TV in the room and Blue Ray DVD player
New QS Quality bed with quality linen
Gourmet Kitchen
Fully Furnished
Includes All Utility Bills
Includes Shared grocery items and household basics
Available for short or longer-term variable rates
2 balconies looking over the city
Fast 50mbit internet with unlimited download limit
Foxtel IQ cable TV and Netflix in each room and lounge
car parking permit on street front available for $75 one time charge
Privacy and quiet; good separation between rooms
Quality Linen, pillows and towels
Very quiet Street
Street parking permit available
Heating and Cooling throughout the apartment
Garden on the rear balcony
Walking distance to 5 supermarkets and 7Eleven
Sorry no Pets allowed.
double Vaxed please.

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Room overview


$392 weekly rent$1568 bond
Bills included in rent
Private room
Shared bathroom
Minimum 4 months stayAvailable now
Anyone welcome
Off-street parking

About the flatmates

Hi I'm Paul and my partner is Maribel. We are both double vaccinated. I manage music recording studios in Heidelberg and Maribel works in retail at Chemist Warehouse. We both love good food and wine along with a good chat or a movie at home with our flatmates. We are easy to get along with and you won't get sick of us as we also get out a fair bit and work a lot of hours. In time off we love to go for country trips to wineries, cook delicious food, watch the latest Netflix series and to catch up with friends for dinner. We particularly enjoy sharing with traveling couples, its always good to share culture and experiences from around the world.