Best for… foodies
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The kitchen in this sleek, modern apartment – set over two levels with two bedrooms and a single bathroom – is designed to please, but the location is the clincher for the food-loving traveller. At the top end of the CBD, it’s a quick hop to the city’s most exciting restaurant strips including always-buzzing Flinders Lane.
Best for... business travellers
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The executive will feel right at home in this one-bedroom Chapel Street apartment decked out in muted yet confident palette of grey matte and polished concrete. With one bedroom, one bathroom and every mod con the busy traveller might need, it’s right on the doorstep of South Yarra’s after-hours fun, with three arched windows overlooking Chapel Street.
Best for... the luxe traveller
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Want to stay somewhere that’s been featured in Vogue Living? Small but perfectly formed, this one-bed apartment with private courtyard is decked out with bespoke style and one-off furniture pieces. In the thick of vibrant Fitzroy, it’s less a unique apartment, more a capsule of cutting-edge living – and if you fall in love with the bathrobes, furniture or homewares, many of them are available to purchase.
Best for... city views
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A complete makeover of this three-level Richmond Hill terrace in a quiet cul-de-sac has embraced the bright lights of Melbourne. Just a short walk away along Bridge Road, the MCG and city skyscrapers provide a panoramic backdrop from the rear – plus there are ample entertaining spaces, three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a whole lot of modern style.
Best for... alfresco entertaining
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The Scandinavian style is a winner at this two-bedroom warehouse conversion in hip Collingwood, but the broad outdoor decks that embrace each of the two floors are the clincher. Laze in the sun, have friends over, or head out to the neighbourhood’s seemingly endless supply of cafés, restaurants and artisan shops.
Best for... pet-friendly travellers
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This historic self-contained and updated bluestone cottage in Fitzroy is charm personified – and the owner will charmingly let your pooch stay as well (and use the shared garden with his two friendly pups). For human conveniences, there are two bedrooms and two bathrooms, and everyone can get excited about the beautiful Carlton Gardens at the end of the street.
Best for... families
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The active family will love the location of this modernised Collingwood terrace, a short walk to the MCG and close to the city’s network of riverside bicycle paths and grand European-style gardens. There are two generous bedrooms and one bathroom, plus an indoor-outdoor entertaining area with barbecue and dining table.
Best for... backyard lovers
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Leafy, upmarket South Yarra isn’t short on beautiful parks but this classic terrace has a backyard you won’t want to leave (and with a barbecue, comfy outdoor furniture and the shade of an obliging tree, you won’t have to). Recently renovated, the two-bedroom, one-bathroom home is bright and airy, with plenty of bespoke touches.