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10 Of The Best Weird And Wonderful Airbnbs In Melbourne

By Ellen Seah - 28 Mar 2016

Whether you’re an out-of-towner or a local refusing to let the Easter holidays end, here are Melbourne’s best weird and wonderful Airbnbs for your browsing pleasure. 

#1 The Converted Church

There’s nothing quite like rekindling the fire in an abandoned place of worship. This dilapidated Fitzroy church has been converted into a three-bedroom house, complete with open-faced brick and a modern kitchen area Matt Preston would be proud to own.

Forget abstinence and wake up in time for one of Lune Croissanterie’s pastries.

#2 The Foodie Haven

Located a short walk away from Melbourne’s tourist-infested Lygon Street, this cosy 1800s stable is fit for hoofed royalty. The industrial interior features brass finishes and dark tones. BYO horse.

Avoid the tourist traps and make a beeline for Milk The Cow on Lygon Street.

#3 The Modern Townhouse

Renters who value privacy aren’t suited for this South Melbourne townhouse. With giant windows that extend from top to bottom, there is also a narrow bathroom the width of a small closet. The toilet, very necessarily, faces a tall, double-width mirror too.

Don’t miss the South Melbourne Market, just a short walk away.

#4 Northside Charm

After a Fitzroy home without the damp and dusty house front? This 1850s Bluestone cottage is a huge house complete with garden and two fully furnished bathrooms. Perfect if you can’t leave your furry children behind on your next trip.

For a fresh, healthy feed, head to Transformer.

#5 The CBD Apartment

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to live like a millionaire, this CBD apartment is lavishly decorated with extravagant gold coloured furniture, chandeliers and marble floors. Crown is just around the corner to complete the experience. We recommended bringing the gold tissue box for trading.

Flutter away the last of your gambling money at Izakaya Den.

#6 The Farm Stay

Want to experience farm-life, sans the mud and responsibility of live animals? This Red Hill beach house farm comes complete with alpacas, chickens and a cubby house. No, someone else is in charge of making sure the animals don’t die.

Hit up the Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove for lunch.

#7 Budget Cool

It doesn’t get much cheaper than a caravan parked outside someone’s cushy home. This dreamy Coburg North accommodation comes to a measly $20 a night.

We’re assuming you’re on a budget, so pop down to the Australian Seafood Fish and Chippery for a budget dinner.

#8 The Coastal Escape

An apartment themed around the beautiful Greek island of Santorini seems like a good idea until you realise your only option is the slightly less majestic beaches of Lorne. The space? Think blue, blue and more blue.

You can't get Bottle of Milk’s amazingly fresh burgers in Greece, so head down for lunchtime lift up.  

#9 The Inner-City Warehouse

This huge, Flinders Street warehouse apartment is a emporium of weird and wacky furniture—from the Chinese-style lantern lights to Melbourne art, rosy velvet carpet to red leather couches.

If you need a break from the weird—head downstairs to Dukes Coffee Roasters.

#10 The Converted Warehouse

Melbourne loves a good warehouse-turned-café, so to get in the Melbourne spirit why not check out this converted warehouse-turned-loft? It’s complete with an open-floor plan (the bed is gloriously positioned next to the living and TV area) and industrial, slanted walls.

Hit up Wonky Trolley and have burgers in bed. Hello holidays?!

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Image credit: Air BnB

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