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  • 4 Guest
  • 2 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Parking
  • 1 Air Conditioning
  • 1 Free Wi-Fi
  • 1 Portacot
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  Location: 452 Waterdale Road, Heidelberg Heights, 3081


Free Cancellation until 2 days prior to arrival date.

3-day min stay. Lower rates are available for longer stays
Our rates vary, depending on length of stay, and other factors. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we will consider all reasonable offers.
INSTANT BOOKINGS (for stays of less than 7 nights) CAN ONLY BE MADE FOR STAYS WITHIN THE NEXT 30 DAYS. Please check with StayCentral for bookings more than 30 days away. Details below. Thank you.

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Fully Furnished, spacious penthouse of approximately 76 m2 with 50 mrooftop patio

One comfortable queen-size bed and one double bed

Full kitchen with coffee machine, cutlery, crockery, microwave, oven and dishwasher

Large north and west-facing rooftop patio with expansive sunset views

We have always sanitised our beds, carpets & soft furnishings regularly

Rate Inclusions

Utilities (water, electricity, gas, internet)

All linen and towels

Undercover, security car parking for 1 car with a clearance of 2.2 m. Extra vehicle parking is available on the street.

Large 43" Smart TV

Wi-FI and Netflix

Portacot and high chair available for a small fee (please BYO cot linen)

Washing Machine and Clothes Dryer

Interim cleaning can be organised for a fee

24/7 check-in service* with full induction of apartment and building facilities

Pets are allowed (with approval) at a small extra charge

Welcome tea, coffee, sugar, milk, soap, shampoo/conditioner & many other items.

Rates allow for up to 4 people in the king and queen beds

This is an individual 76 m2, two-bedroom penthouse with it's own security car space, elevator and with 50 mrooftop patio.

Perfect for four, this serene and secluded, new, quality penthouse in the Merida Apartments building has a north and west-facing living & dining area with a reverse-cycle split system air-conditioning system. Two separate doors lead onto an amazing, 50 sqm, north and west-facing, sun splashed, paved alfresco terrace, with sunset views. This means sunny days on the patio all year round, and chilled evenings watching sunsets.

There is a stone kitchen with breakfast bar, and lots of storage space with high gloss, soft-close cabinetry and quality stainless steel European appliances. New, timber-style oak look flooring accents the appealing open-plan living area that looks toward the rooftop terrace through the light-filled living and dining area. Bedrooms offer a queen and double bed with ceiling to floor mirrored sliding door built-in-robes. 

There is also a central bathroom in modern warm, grey tones and full height mirror shaving cabinetry. There is also a European laundry with full size separate washing machine and dryer, and internal access to the security car park via an elevator. (The clearance height when the door is open is 2.2m). Bicycle racks are also available.

All tea, coffee, toiletries, washing and cleaning products and other welcome supplies are supplied. You will need to purchase more of these consumables if you need them for the rest of your stay.

Note from the owner

Having completed my nursing training at the nearby Austin Hospital as a young girl I have been living in and familiar with the area for a long time. Everything you need is only minutes away. 

I love the large open plan living area and a massive private balcony impressively overlooking treetops. It feels so spacious with the open plan design. Admiring the sunset from the balcony while sipping on a quiet drink, was my favourite way to relax before dinner. Make sure you have your camera ready for those stunning hues of burnt orange and lilac sunsets.

I love to make the living space beautiful, practical and modern and hope you feel like this is your home away from home like I do

StayCentral has multiple alternative apartments available, in inner Melbourne locations.


The apartment is easy walking distance (about 800m away) to a CBA bank ATM, Post Office, Aldi Supermarket and Chemist Warehouse; all located in the Bell St mall. Parks, schools and bus stops are all close by, with one of Melbourne’s largest shopping, Centres Northland shopping centre, only about 2 km away

Bus Route 548 is located in front of the building; servicing popular stops at La Trobe University and Ivanhoe Station

The area has abundant health care facilities. From 800m to 2km away you’ll find the Austin Hospital, the Mercy Hospital for Women (which combined measure up to be the largest hospital in Victoria), the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre, Warringal Private Hospital and the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital. 

"Burgundy Street" is now known as Heidelberg Central Shopping Precinct and has over 230 retail/commercial and professional businesses. A new supermarket, and many trendy cafes have made the area very liveable.

Over $1 million has been spent over the last 7 years to upgrade the infrastructure of the Precinct e.g. Aerial bundling of overhead power lines, resurfacing of the footpaths and roadways, installation of trees, seating, bollards, bike racks and rubbish bins and painting of all street furniture in the Precinct to 'Burgundy' to suggest the boundaries of the retail strip.

Leo's Fine Food and Wine Supermarket, Safeway, plus 20 cafes and takeaways shops and 12 first class restaurants, mixed with the Warringal Shopping Centre makes this area a vibrant shopping destination. Heidelberg Central is also home to the historic Old England Hotel.

Several educational facilities nearby include the Melbourne Polytechnic which has a campus at Heidelberg West near the Bell Street Mall, as well as the private TAFE college KAL Multimedia Training. The Institute of Health and Nursing Australia, RMIT, Viewbank College and La Trobe Universities are also close by.

There's a market on the weekend nearby at La Trobe University.

Getting There

The easiest way to get to Waterdale Road from anywhere is a taxi, Uber or an Ola ride; including from Tullamarine Airport.

The cheapest route from the CBD is to take the train on the Hurstbridge line from Parliament Station in the CBD to Ivanhoe Station, then the 548 bus to Waterdale Road and Bonar Street corner, which is right out front of the 452 Waterdale Road residence.

Getting Around

Bus Stop Route 548 is a few steps from front of the building to La Trobe University, Ivanhoe Station to the City CBD. 
A few minutes away, take a short walk a block away to Oriel Road which provides access to buses for all over Melbourne

Guest Interaction

We send you instructions on how to collect your keys on site from our greeters, once your booking is confirmed. Our office is remote from the residence, so we communicate by phone or email. We always check with you within 24 hours of arrival to make sure that everything is okay, and we are available by phone and email for extended office hours every day.

A compendium with full instructions and local information is supplied in all of our residences

Full directions & instructions on how to access your apartment will be provided once your booking is confirmed with StayCentral.

NOTE: If you only travel on the trams within the city grid, travel is free, and you won't need a Myki card.



Many sites only allow us to show one rate, so we need to clarify our booking rules here.

Within 30 days, the minimum stay is 3 days

30 days or more in advance, the min stay is 7 days

90 days or more in advance, the min stay is 28 days

We won't be able to accept bookings that do not meet the above criteria.

Booking fee: $80 per stay

Portacots and high chairs are available for a small fee - BYO cot linen.

Pet stays

NB: Many of our properties, including this one, are pet-friendly, but only with approval, and as long as they are quiet, and do not damage or climb on the furnishings! Please enquire with us about the pet stay fee and the pet stay security deposit.

*Very early and late arrivals require the following fees to have someone there at these times:

Arrivals between 6:00 am and 9:30 am: $25.00

Arrivals between 5:30 pm and 9:00 pm: $25.00

Arrivals between 9:00 pm and midnight $55.00

Arrivals between midnight and 6:00 am: $100.00

We send you instructions on how to collect your keys on site once your booking is confirmed, and your security deposit is processed; normally a week before arrival.

Check in

On check in, the owner of the credit card must be present, and will be asked to: 

·  provide the credit card used for the booking (and the security bond if different) (some exceptions)

·  provide the matching photo ID 

·  sign a registration form confirming the receipt of remotes, keys, fobs and parking permits and your acceptance of StayCentral Terms & Conditions; including the authorisation for StayCentral to use the security deposit held by us, or on the relevant credit card, as payment for any expenses as described in the above Terms.  

Please ask us about this if it may not be possible.


We require a minimum security bond of $600, which increases for pet stays, very long stays and bookings on the day of arrival. The bond will be charged to your credit card used for the booking, up to seven days before your arrival and released after your departure (subject to a damage and excess cleaning check). The bond will be debited for any damage, missing items, excessive cleaning or food or rubbish removal. Any credit cards used may need to be verified by our SecureID security verification process. Cards that cannot be verified may not be accepted, and any payments made may not be honoured. Please enquire with us for more details before making a booking.

With more than 1000 reviews for StayCentral on TripAdvisor, Airbnb & Google, at 4.9 Stars, why look elsewhere?
StayCentral has recently taken over the management of this property from the owner, so we only have three reviews from previous guests to present here, and they relate to the smaller apartment downstairs. They are all five-star reviews that can be found on Airbnb:
Rae - November 2019 - Mary’s apartment was beautifully furnished with a high end flair and an eye for style. Upon arrival Mary was on the other end of the phone to ensure we arrived safely and was able to access the accommodation. I thought this was a thoughtful touch given the late hour. Upon entering we instantly noted how clean the apartment was. The appliances are of a very high quality so much so that we are wanting to purchase the same washing machine,dryer & fridge for our own home in the U.K. The location was perfectly suited to our needs and having a local bus that took us right into the heart of Melbourne was fantastic! (Bus 250 on Oriel Rd) Although the reason for our stay was sad due to a death in the family having Mary’s apartment to call home was a godsend. Highly Recommended

Thomas - November 2019 - Nice place, lovely host, little bit on the small side but was perfect for me and my partner.

Alana - October 2019 - Beautiful little quiet, private apartment in a new complex - Mary was an outstanding host, it had everything I needed including a super comfy bed, parking, great shower & really quality appliances! Thanks so much Mary


Two-bedroom penthouse with large patio

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