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Listing # 74659

Rates From AUD 650 Weekly
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Last Updated: Thursday, August 15, 2019

Melbourne City: Fully furnished Art Deco apartment (Excellent reviews)

This boutique Art Deco apartment is a converted 1900s Art Deco office block located in the heart of Melbourne’s central business district in Henty House. The location is truly amazing... The building is central to Melbourne’s main sights and surrounded by great restaurants, bars, galleries and architecture. Embrace inner city living!

One month into her stay a recent guest email us to say:

"...I continue to love this place and the location. I was able to step out my door and partake in all of the White Nights festivities. Swimming at the public baths, shopping at the Queen Victoria market, Tango in Glen Iris, Flamenco on Gertrude Street and Bollywood in Fitzroy…”

Completely refurnished, the apartment has a spacious floor plan with one large bedroom (built in robes), modern bathroom (with laundry), a separate kitchen, a large living area and small balcony. The windows on the bedroom are double glazed to control sound and temperature. The apartment has heating and ceiling fans (no air conditioning but because of the orientation and building mass it stays cool in summer). Other amenities in the building include secure entrance (with video intercom), a gym and bike storage (in basement).

The apartment sleeps 2, but can accommodate up to 2 additional guests on a sofa bed in the lounge area. The bedroom has a queen size bed with a premium mattress, hotel quality linen (1000TC) and a choice of 6 pillows of varying levels of firmness (2 x latex, 2 x duck feathers and 2 x wool). Additional bedding has been provided in the linen cupboard. If you are traveling with child, or a baby we can provide amenities to make your life easier (baby change table, cot or child sized mattress and high chair with plastic dishes).

The kitchen appliances are new with stainless steel finishes. You will find an electric oven/cook top/grill, dishwasher, fridge, kettle, toaster, microwave and a large selection of dishes and utensils. The dining table can be easily extended to accommodate six people.

The apartment is perfectly located in the heart of the Melbourne’s central business district and is in walking distance to restaurants, shops, RMIT University and the University of Melbourne. Your best option for getting around Melbourne is public transport. The area is very well serviced by public transport and is located inside the 'free tram zone', which allows you to travel at no cost on trams within the CBD. The closest tram stop to the apartment is Bourke Street on Williams Street. The closest major train station is 'Southern Cross' which is a 6-8-minute walk and connects trains to the Skybus ($18 one-way if booked online) to Melbourne Domestic and International Airports.

The apartment has not been allocated a dedicated car parking space, however there are a limited number of casual parking spaces in Henty Lane where you may park (with displayed permit) for a maximum of 3 hours between 7am-7pm Monday to Friday. If you need a car, flexi-car has over a dozen cars parked in the surrounding area that can be hired by the hour.

The apartment is connected to the National Broadband Network (NBN) with unlimited data and Tier 1 speeds of 12Mbps for downloads and of 5Mbps for uploads. These are standard Australian internet speeds. Passwords will be provided upon check-in.

The area is well serviced by large and small supermarkets. To get you started we will supply a start-up kit of tea, coffee, milk, oil, salt, pepper and other miscellaneous items. On Saturday & Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, the famous Queen Victoria Market operates where you can buy fresh fruit and vegetables, dairy, meat and seafood at great prices. You can walk to the market or catch a free tram. We have provided a trolley for transporting your shopping.

From April 1, 2019 rent is $650 AUD per week, inclusive of all ongoing costs. The weekly rent is negotiable for longer stay of 10+ weeks (contact us for details). A refundable bond is required to secure the apartment (returned within one week of your departure). We cannot guarantee the booking until this deposit has been received and guest's identification verified (only Government issued ID such as a passport or driver's license).

TO BOOK: Contact us to confirm your dates and we will quickly respond with a digital copy of our apartment guide, which provides details about the apartment, the location and the straight forward process involved in renting with us. Please note that we require our tenants to sign a standard Sabbatical Homes rental agreement and agree to our terms and conditions. A copy of our T&Cs will be supplied when you inquire with us.

My husband and I take great pride in offering excellent service. Henty house has been maintained as a rental property exclusively for the academic community since 2013. To date we have hosted 20+ guests for periods of 2 weeks to 12months from Japan, China, Canada, USA, Singapore, Italy, Turkey, England, Ireland and Australia. Reviews from previous guests all give us a rating of 'Excellent".

For more information about the building, with photos, refer to https://ideasdispenser.com.au/heritagestudio/


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
54 Sq. Feet
Suited for
4 people
Property Type
Apartment or Condo


Available from Sunday, November 17, 2019 onward
Minimum Stay
2 week(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
reduction in rent for stays of 10+ weeks
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Melbourne
Postal Code - State or Province 3000 VIC
Country Australia
Neighborhood Keywords Southern Cross; South bank; Victoria Markets
Closest University University of Melbourne, RMIT; Monash (Parkville campus)
University nearby Swinburne University of Technology (7km); Latrobe ( 13km); Monash (24km)

Rental Price:

AUD 650 Weekly
Rental Fee Comments
inclusive of all utility bills and internet; reduced rate for 10+ weeks
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


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Elevator
  • Security System or Doorman
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Gym
  • Other: One bedroom with queen sized bed and a sofa lounge


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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I am an academic an the University of Melbourne in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning. My husband and I have had very positive experiences with Sabbatical Homes since 2012, when we rented our family home to Richard, his wife and daughters. From January 2013, we have been renting our furnished city apartment through the site and have been the host of many overseas guests. We have had very positive feedback from our guests regarding our high level of professionalism (from inquires through to meeting and greeting upon arrival) and the comfort and high quality of our apartment. We love travel and have tried to thoughtfully incorporate everything that you will need for a comfortable stay. We live only a short distance from the city and will respond immediately in the event you need something. We are regularly making upgrades to the apartment (including sound proofing in the bedroom; a new shower screen and toilet suite) or replacements to day to day items (linen, sheets, kitchen utensils) to keep things fresh. Please contact us for a quick response and information.

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This was a very enjoyable place to live in and it was situated in a fun neighbourhood. The hosts were extremely thoughtful and made my stay comfortable. All in all, I am super satisfied, and would highly recommend this place! Excellent Shashank Kanade 8/12/2019 6:46:00 AM
We stayed here for one month and this was great accommodation. It's in an excellent location and our stay well organized by Pippa. We appreciated all the small but important details that were provided - from laundry detergent to international adaptors. We felt at home here and would recommend it to others Excellent Tomoko Ichitani 6/3/2019 6:03:00 AM
We stayed here for about 7 weeks, while working at the University of Melbourne. The flat was perfect; great location for the city and for U of M. It is very clean, very well equipped, and, for a small place, has a crazy amount of storage. There's a small gym in the basement that I often had to myself . Pippa is a great host - careful and responsive. I feel very lucky that we got to stay here. Will come back if I can. Excellent Mary Hardy 4/9/2019 1:42:00 PM
We've stayed at the Henty House apartment with my wife and our newborn son for 3 months and loved it. Pippa was very easy to communicate and helpful during whole stay. The apartment was well equipped and cleaned throughout. Living in CBD is really convenient to access the main attractions of Melbourne. Strongly recommended.


Excellent Muhsincan Sesen 2/18/2019 9:34:00 AM
I had a fanastic stay in this apartment. It was very nicely furnished and felt homely. The apartment was well equipped with everything I needed for my months stay. Toiletries, cleaning products, kitchen utensils, and basic cooking supplies were all provided, and there was even a warm blanket in the cupboard for colder evenings.

The location was pefect. The building felt safe, and was so close to train stations and tram stops but still quiet in the evenings. I was able to get around the city very easily, though it was also lovely to walk through the city.

I would definitely recommend this apartment!

Excellent Ellie Murray 9/22/2018 5:41:00 PM
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