South Yarra Townhouse - 15 mins from Melbourne CBD (world's most liveable City)

South Yarra Townhouse - 15 mins from Melbourne CBD (world's most liveable City)

Chris And Steve



Apr 2012

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
1 Bathrooms

About our home

Set in leafy South Yarra, just 15 minutes from the centre of Melbourne, our home was originally built in the 1930s and is a very solid brick two story townhouse. In the upstairs area there are two bedrooms, a bathroom and separate toilet. One bedroom has a king size bed and the other has a double bed. The bathroom has been recently renovated. Downstairs has an entry area, a large lounge room and large TV. In the separate dining room there is seating for 6-8 people. The kitchen has plenty of bench space, a Smeg oven, stove and range hood.


More about us

  1. My husband and I are now both in our 50s. I was a geography teacher for 10 years and I now work in the Environmental Department of our State Government. My husband has a property maintenance business. We live in Melbourne (South Yarra) and love spending time at our beach house on the Mornington Peninsula on weekends with our family and friends. We are looking for opportunities to exchange time at our beach home for overseas locations. We have a preference for non-simultaneous exchanges as we find that this works best. We are both working full time so our vacation time is limited to a few weeks per year. We sometimes travel with a family member or close friend or two. Our beach home is usually rented over the peak holiday time between 20 December and late January and generally not available for exchange at this time. We have completed seven wonderful home exchanges in the last few years - both within Australia and in Italy, France, Croatia, Vanuatu and Colorado. We have met most of the lovely people who have shared their homes with us and we feel very fortunate to be part of this very special exchange network.

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Where is it?


Our home is literally just south of the Yarra River. A 30 second walk down the adjoining stairs and you are at the River. There are walking and cycling tracks along the river. Our neighboring properties are of a similar age (1920/30s) and the quiet cul-de-sac is a unique area of South Yarra.

There is an extensive public transport network. From the house it is a 5 minute walk to the tram stop where you can ride the tram all the way to the City of Melbourne (15-20 mins) or swap to a train at the South Yarra Station for a 5 mins train ride to the City. Melbourne has a rich array of cultural activities to offer and was voted the world's most liveable City every year from 2010 to 2015.

There are a number of unique shopping areas to explore in the close vicinity of South Yarra,where we live.

Chapel Street (8 mins walk to the West from our home) is a vibrant fashion and food strip. Here, designer labels go hand in hand with fancy bistros. The street gets crowded on weekends as cafes compete with boutiques for passing trade. The Jam Factory is a focal point. An actual jam factory at one time, it is now a modern shopping complex with cinemas.

Toorak Village (12 minutes walk to the East from our home)has high quality fashion boutiques, book and homeware stores,sunny street cafes, food and flower shops as well as beauty parlors and pharmacies. These are all in a friendly village environment.

Hawksburn Village on Malvern Road (20 minute walk, east then south to the area between Williams and Mathoura Roads) has specialty meat, fish, bread and vegetable stores. It also has boutiques with goodies for the home, the garden, the wardrobe and an abundance of beautiful children's wear. There is a collection of trendy restaurants, friendly cafes and takeaway shops.

High Street, Prahran East (between Airlie Avenue and Victoria Gardens) is renowned for its suppliers of international fabrics and it is also a street of styles, with a fusion of East and West. From Oriental vases, Russian crystal chandeliers, American, Italian and antique furniture through to Afghan traditional rugs or the most desirable and stylish homewares, gifts and specialty shops, Prahran East Village is definitely a place to visit.

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