Abbotsford

Melbourne

Home type
Apartment
Home size
2 bedrooms
Parking
No off-street parking

2 Bedrooms Available

Private bedroom

Rent amount
Single$280 per week (excludes bills)
Date available
23 March 2019 for 1 month to 6 months
Bedroom size
Large bedroom (queen bed size)
Bedroom furniture
With or without a bed
Features
  • Own bathroom
  • Built-in wardrobe
  • Double glazed windows
  • TV aerial outlet
  • Own outdoor area
  • Good view or outlook
Security bond
Discuss
Other information
This room is an average sized bedroom. It has large built in robes and fits a queen bed, bedside tables and a slim book shelf, but not a desk. Luckily the dining table is large and can be used as a co-working space. The 'own outdoor area' mentioned is the large shared balcony, which this bedroom has it's own access to. The private bathroom for this bedroom is directly across the hall. The laundry cupboard is also in this bathroom.

Private bedroom

Rent amount
Single$340 per week (excludes bills)
Date available
23 March 2019 for 1 month to 6 months
Bedroom size
Large bedroom (queen bed size)
Bedroom furniture
With or without a bed
Features
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Built-in wardrobe
  • Double glazed windows
  • TV aerial outlet
  • Good view or outlook
Security bond
Discuss
Other information
This is the larger master bedroom with the ensuite bathroom. It doesn't have its own access to the balcony, but you can access the balcony from the lounge. The bed is actually king size, not queen. The room has a little study nook with a small desk in front of a window, which makes the bedroom quite self-contained. There's also the large dining table which can be used as a co-working space.

Home Description

Description of the home

I have an apartment overlooking the river in Abbotsford and look forward to sharing it with short to medium term housemates. Perfect if you're travelling, in Melbourne for work, or looking for a flat share for a few weeks to a few months, maybe long term.

It's a modern, bright (floor to ceiling windows), nearly new 2 bedroom apartment. Fully furnished and beautifully decorated with comfy couches, lamps and original art. There is a small storage cage in the basement, however there is not much storage, so it's best if you don't have much stuff at all. To give you an idea how much storage there is, we can probably store a bed, bookshelf, a fridge or washing machine, and some boxes.

The apartment is in a large secure complex, but it's probably one of the best. The bedrooms are not large, but each bedroom has it's own over-sized bathroom and built in robes. The larger master bedroom has the ensuite bathroom. The smaller 2nd bedroom, has it's bathroom directly across the hall. The balcony (with the view over the river) is huge, with sliding doors from the 2nd bedroom, and from the lounge room. There are plenty of pot plants and two outdoor settings, both with umbrellas.

This is executive apartment style living, so won't be for everyone - especially not suitable if you want a garden or to be able to walk out the front door and immediately jump in your car! There is some parking nearby, but this complex can't get parking permits, so you'll have to consider the parking restrictions (during business hours mainly). It's awesome for public transport though, very close to trains and buses.

Some nice things about this place: It's tastefully decorated. Looking at nature all the time. Sunning on the balcony. Listening to the birds. Quiet (depending on the direction of the wind, you can hear the freeway some days). Privacy. The location - 5 minutes walk to the Abbotsford Convent, Dights Falls or the train station. Apple music. Two roomy couches in the lounge area. The balcony (except when raining or a heat wave). And the view - which is extraordinary.

On the other hand, it's quite compact so we will need to work well together. It's a 2 bedroom unit. I live in one bedrooom, but I don't mind which one, which is why both rooms are listed to let you decide what suits you. They both have their own bathrooms. The smaller bedroom has direct balcony access, the larger bedroom has no balcony access but has the ensuite bathroom and a study nook, so it depends what you prefer.

Home features

  • Air-conditioning
  • Living area heating
  • Broadband Internet
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes washer
  • Balcony, patio or deck
  • Water views
  • Electronic security
  • Elevator / Lift

Bills and expenses

Bills are consistent at about $80 per week ($40 each) in total for electricity, gas, water, internet and phone (voip phone with free national calls and cheap overseas calls).

Occupants Description

Gender & sexuality
Male, straight
Age group
41 years or over
Smoking at home
Non-smoker
Pets
No cat or dog
Main interests
  • Art and culture
  • Business
  • Community work
  • Creative interests
  • Current affairs
  • Health and fitness
  • Music
  • Personal development
  • Socialising
  • Spirituality
  • Travel
  • Writing
About the occupants
Hi, I'm Stephen

I work in the not-for-profit, social enterprise, health & medical, education, research and startup areas. It's passion-driven work and I love the change we are making in health at the moment. I'm well educated, well spoken, socially capable and emotionally aware. True!

I work a longish week, travel occasionally, and have plenty of things to do, so you won't find me watching TV on the couch too much - although I could be dragged into a netflix series occasionally. I watch the SBS world news but its usually too depressing. I never watch commercial channels. I'm often on the laptop though.

I hardly ever 'cook' unless it can be done in my favourite cast iron pan. I eat lots of salad wraps and like making complex roast vegetable salads (nutritionally compete meals with nuts, seeds, tofu, etc). I'm generally vegetarian. My food choices are as much for ethical as health reasons, and I'm gradually getting more conscious about that.

I prefer to wash up as I go and leave the bench clean (which is important because its a very small kitchen bench!) and rarely use the dishwasher - no point at all in having the things you regularly use sitting in a unhygienic humidifier waiting days for a full load!

I'm easy to get along with, comfortable in all age groups, a good conversationalist, but equally happy with quiet too, interested in health, yoga and meditation, art, culture, philosophy, personal growth, a world view, anything cause-related or entrepreneurial. I love travel and want to do more of that. Mostly just a respectful human. I take some pride in making a apartment in a fancy complex feel like a home.
Compatible people
I expect that we will be considerate of noise and each other's movements. It's a small space so I think of it as more of a retreat than an entertainer. An occasional dinner party or drinks on the balcony with friends would be great though. I'm thoughtful, clean and respectful so would want the same. :)

Flatmate Preferences

Gender & sexuality
Females (str)
Age group
25 yrs+
Smoking at home
  • Non-smokers
  • Outdoors okay
Pets
  • Without a cat or dog
  • Cats okay