Home for Rent

East Melbourne 3002 Australia

Listing # 110006

Rates From AUD 2500 Weekly
Independent Scholar
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Last Updated: Thursday, September 27, 2018

Magnificent East Melbourne home, great locatoin - walk to city, universities and hospitals

Relax in a restored and elegant 19th Century terrace, 10 minutes walk to the city centre through the Fitzroy Gardens, with the MCG, Tennis Centre and city eating and shopping venues nearby. ‘Hazelwell’ is a grand Victorian home on a magnificent block of land in the premium suburb of East Melbourne.

Our home was originally lived in Ivo Bligh, the captain of the English cricket team to whom The Ashes were presented and our master bedroom fireplace is where Ashes cricket wickets were once burnt after the game

This beautifully restored three bed room (can be made into 4 bed rooms for an extra fee) and two living area residence, sits on a very large block for this part of Melbourne, approx 450sqm. This home is full of character, charm and history and is just delightful with lots of modern touches!

The style of the home is quite modern, yet there are many historical touches including the intricate pressed metal ceilings with a unique patterns for each room, four marble fireplaces, and original wide board timber flooring.

The home is in a very quiet part of the city, and the only sounds you hear are those of the occasional bird visiting the garden. We are in a quiet and respectful part of the city, there are only houses in this part of our street (no apartments), and our home is very unique because it is single level and double fronted, and is set back further from the street compared to many other homes and this provides a very spacious front garden. We are the only home in the street with a front garden large enough to have a grassed area.

You will love the sun rising in the morning and sitting on the front porch whist you have a coffee, being able to walk to several “milk bars”/general stores and small supermarkets, wine shops, cafes, restaurants and delis get your daily supplies.

Hazelwell is very well appointed with:

- 3 or 4 bedrooms (the main bed room has a king size bed with a beautiful handmade frame/bed head from a salvaged slab of Messmate by a local carpenter), there is a spacious ensuite off the main bed room; the 2nd lounge room can also be set up as a bed room if you have more than 5 guests.

- the second bed room can be either set up as a reading room / study / 3rd lounge room or the room can have a queen size bed (we will discuss your preferred bed options with you during booking

- the 3rd bed room (pictured as the children's room) has a king single bed

- a dining room area in the kitchen has a handcrafted 8 seater dining table (made from the same slab of Messmate as our bed by our local carpenter)

- there are two bathrooms (2 toilets, 2 showers, 1 bathtub)

- Very fast Wifi, 100cm LCD television with 17 digital TV channels, Netflix, BOSE surround sound system and DVD player, plus a second TV in the main bed room

- The kitchen has a Miele oven and Miele 4 burner gas stove, Miele dishwasher, toaster, kettle, coffee percolators, and all the crockery/pots/pans you will require to cook, plus generous storage area and large fridge, and many beautiful items including our “Bourgeta” French copper saucepans and pots

Our home has hydronic heating to every room keeping an even temperature 24 hours a day during the colder months, and reverse cycle air conditioning (however this is not needed often as the house is double brick and keeps rather cool in summer)

The laundry is located within the main bathroom and there is a wash tub, Miele washing machine and Miele clothes dryer

The living room is open plan leading to a second living space, both rooms have soaring 3.4 meter high ceilings (with intricate pressed metal designs), we have been using the second living space as a play room for our children, however it could be set up as as a 4th bed room, second sitting room, study (we can provide a desk and chair, printer, photocopier etc. if these are required).


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
460 Sq. Meters
Suited for
6 people
Property Type


Available from Sunday, October 7, 2018 onward
Minimum Stay
1 month(s)
Flexible With Dates

*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City East Melbourne
Postal Code - State or Province 3002 VIC
Country Australia
Neighborhood Keywords East Melbourne
Closest University Australian Catholic University
University nearby RMIT City, Monash City, Melbourne University,

Rental Price:

AUD 2500 Weekly
Rental Fee Comments
Prices vary, commencing at $2500 per week- please enquire about your exact dates
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Shops
  • Walk To Campus
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Architectural Gem
  • Available for Short Term
  • Historical Home
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Printer
  • Reserved Parking
  • Security System or Doorman
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • ArtStudio
  • Baby Furniture
  • Other:


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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I am a psychologist, conducting research into the factors that help primary and secondary schools provide more fulfilling opportunities for their staff. I have travelled extensively and prefer staying in homes (rather than hotels). I have a few apartments in East Melbourne and one in St Kilda which I offer to guests via Sabbatical Homes. I have provided a Melbourne home to over 100 Sabbatical Homes guests over the last 10 years.

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