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Kalimna Stables - with luxury pool

Bedrooms 1
Property type hotel
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Kalimna Stables is the absolute epitome of boutique living and is brand new to the accommodation market. This property will satisfy the most experienced and discerning traveller. Kalimna Stables is the lovingly restored original stables situated separately at the rear of this historic property. Kalimna is the main residence and was built in 1881 and is a high Victorian house with a second empire French Mansard roof and one of few in Australia. The stables overlook the in-ground tiled swimming pool and garden and has its own kitchenette/laundry and bathroom and full privacy with roller blinds.

About the Kalimna Stables accommodation

Set at the rear of the property, the stables have been lovingly restored and renovated and crafted with superior quality that combines the history of the property with a very modern edge. This is a striking and unique accommodation with ample space and overlooks the gardens and fully tiled 9mt swimming pool. The outdoor zone includes renowned landscaper Paul Bangay designed gardens and courtyard complete with BBQ, large swimming pool deck area, lawn and gardens.

Living and Dining

The kitchenette /laundry includes oven, cooktop, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and microwave and all the basic kitchen essentials Such as oil, salt, pepper, flour, rice, detergent, spices etc. It also comes with a washing machine and dryer for laundering.

The open plan living zone is oriented to capture the garden and pool surroundings through floor to ceiling glass windows and doors and floor to ceiling roller blinds for complete privacy. There is a large table and stools inside to dine and further dining space in the courtyard garden. Roller blinds across the big glass windows ensure your privacy whatever time of the day and The lounge area includes two large leather lounge suites for you to sit and enjoy the wood fire or view over the swimming pool. Kalimna Stables is simply a stunning retreat that you don't ever have to leave to have a relaxing stay.

Bed and Bath

Kalimna Stables accommodates 3 guests in extreme comfort. The stables has a queen sized bed and an ensuite with shower. For an extra person we can provide a high quality single rollaway bed as well as a portacot for an infant up to 2 years old. The queen bed includes luxury mattress, pillows and Egyptian cotton sheets and covers and pillows from the supplier of The Sofitel Hotel. The single bed is top quality as well for a comfortable sleep. All bedding provided for the single bed and cot.

Other facilities

The stables also has air-conditioning and heating, ironing board and iron, hair dryer, hair straightener, linen and towels, DVD selection. Guests are also provided with a complimentary selection of toiletries and pool towels. Kalimna Stables has a swimming pool and gardens which are shared with the owners who ensure your stay is relaxing and enjoyable. The stables also comes with a large TV and DVD player and selection of DVDs. Wifi is also available but not for large downloads.

Transport options

Trams are a two minute walk to the city and the property is situated conveniently 20 minutes from the airport by car or taxi. Local trams, trains and buses are readily accessible and approximately 30 minutes to the CBD and the best of Melbournes tourist attractions.

Car hire through Green Share Car can be booked online and the car collected at the pick-up point which is a 200mt away. Cars can be hired by the hour or day at competitive prices.

Eating and shopping

Supermarkets walking distance include Gervasi Foodworks, IGA, Coles and Woolworths supermarkets. Restaurants are also within a short walk and include the very popular The Post Office Hotel and 229 Dining Hall, The Woodlands Hotel and a range of Indian and Turkish restaurants. A 5 minute tram ride down Sydney Road to Brunswick or Lygon Street provides a wide selection of trendy independent funky boutiques, clothing shops, restaurants and cafes. Another 15 minutes on the tram and you are at the Queen Victoria Market and in the heart of the CBD.


Whilst Kalimna Stables is a unique place, it is only for guests staying. We will accommodate additional visitors strictly by advance agreement ONLY before booking. Kalimna Stables is a private residence so please do not book and then ask for friends to "drop in for a swim".

Kalimna Stables provides easy access to Melbournes best sporting events and tourist sites including the Melbourne Cup and spring racing carnival events, Australian Open tennis, Grand Prix, museums, zoo, Arts Centre and Crown Casino.

Kalimna the meaning.

Kalimna is an Indigenous word meaning a beautiful place.

We look forward to having you stay at Kalimna Stables.

Photographs taken by Mark Farrelly Photography (Coburg)

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
November 7, 2017


Coburg Hotel Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • hotel
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Child's Highchair
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Indoor Pool


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Kalimna Stables - with luxury pool
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

cosy fire in modern renovation

  • 4 of 5

We found everything we expected to. It was exceptionally cold weather when we were there so the wood burning heater was really appreciated.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia

Awesome Property

  • 5 of 5

Had a fabulous time at Kalimna Stables. Alex was so welcoming & the kids all got on so well having fun in the pool. Thanks Guys

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Lived up to all expectations.

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at Kalimna Stables: the accommodation was as advertised and our experience mirrored previous reviewers. The location was perfect and it was lovely to be staying on a quiet street. A bonus was the children's very warm welcome and the friendship they extended to our daughter - she loved being included in their games! We would stay here again and have recommended Kalimna Stables to others.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Stayz
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New Zealand

A home away from home

  • 5 of 5

The owners were most welcoming and did their best to ensure our stay was comfortable. The accommodation is thoughtfully laid out, even down to games and toys for our grandchildren to use. We appreciated Alex bringing some forgotten items to our daughter's house after we had left - you couldn't ask for better service! Their location was ideally located - close to shops, restaurants, tram and train and our family. It was a restful haven.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thank you Teddie We absolutely loved having yourself and Patrick stay and so lovely to meet your grandchildren. It was lovely to see them come over and spend time with you both and enjoy the pool together. Our children also loved meeting the boys and often see them passing by and saying hi to each other. It will be a please to have you stay again in the future. Best wishes Alex and Julian
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Kalimna Stables, Alex and Julian made sure we had everything we needed, including for our 10 week old baby, and they made us feel very welcome. It is situated in a calm and peaceful location but also within walking distance to shops and cafes on sydney road. we would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Hello Leesa It is wonderful to hear that you had a great stay at Kalimna Stables. You did a brilliant job travelling from Canberra with your son and lovely he was also able to enjoy his first swims in a big pool and that the portacot and baby bath helped make travelling with a baby easier. We look forward to having you stay again next time you are in Melbourne. Best wishes Alex and Julian
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Perfect Accomodation

  • 5 of 5

Kelimna Stables is gorgeous, luxurious and comfortable. It has everything you need to live self sufficiently, and is in a lovely suburb close to many of the cool places we wanted to visit. Everything has been thought of for your comfort. It was such a peaceful place to go back to after being out in the business and heat of Melbourne.

The bed was really comfortable and had good quality cotton bedding and a down quilt. The kitchen had everything you could need to eat and drink. We had our baby with us and he was well accommodated for with a baby bath, linen, cot, toys, and high chair all in new and very clean condition.

The pool is one of the nicest I have been in and we enjoyed some very relaxing times swimming and having a few cocktails.

Alex the owner is such a lovely friendly person. She was really welcoming, helpful and very accommodating to our specific needs. She helped to make our stay in Melbourne absolutely perfect.

We cant wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: Stayz
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    Rates listed based on 2 guests. Property has 1 beds and can sleep a maximum 3 guests

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