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Overview of Thomas Street Mews - art Deco Charm

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1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
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Thomas Street Mews - art Deco Charm

5.0/5 Exceptional

Entire apartment

1 bedroom1 bathroomSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Outdoor Space

Explore the area

    Popular LocationHimeji Gardens2 min drive
    Popular LocationVictoria Square7 min drive
    Popular LocationRundle Mall10 min drive
    AirportAdelaide, SA (ADL)19 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
Bedroom 1
    1 sleep sofa/futon
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire apartment to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Thomas Street Mews - art Deco Charm

Adults-only Adelaide apartments in Unley, near Adelaide Central Market
Nestled in the heart of Unley, Thomas Street Mews delivers nostalgia, comfort and convenience for the inspired or weary traveller. And yet it is only 10 minutes from the city by bus - in particular on a direct bus line to the Adelaide Oval and Festival Theatre precinct, Rundle Mall, Victoria Square/Central Market and Her Majesty'sTheatre. Catch the tram to the Entertainment Centre. Stay for a weekend or longer and soak up the magic that the City of Villages offers. Internet enabled fully self-contained one bedroom apartment with a private entrance facing Thomas St and a large fenced back courtyard. Double bed and single futon for an extra guest. A single fold up bed is also available upon request. Complete privacy with a private court yard and clothes line. On street parking free of charge.

The Space
Fully self-contained one bedroom apartment with a private entrance facing Thomas St and a large fenced back courtyard. In the bedroom - a comfy double bed with new floor to ceiling mirrored robes and a gorgeous view to the back courtyard garden in particular the 50 year old orange tree. The bespoke kitchen retains the original baltic pine cabinets and introduces a new chest and appliances. The bathroom is spanking brand new and charming. The lounge is spacious with smart tv and futon single bed. A fold up single bed is also available upon request. The back verandah now houses a dining room off which is a small laundry. Outdoor seating in the court yard and clothes line for air drying. Street parking literally at the front door. There has never been an incident with street parking in the 78 years my family have owned this property.

It just so happens that Thomas Street was created in 1839 from a parcel of land owned by Thomas Whistler. It was Whistler, a colonial agent in London, who named Unley. Unley was the town centre way back then as it is today. Almost 100 years later, Thomas Street Mews were crafted. Built in 1938, it remains a fine example of the Interwar Residential Architectural style of Old English Apartments. I have lived in next door Apartment for over 20 years, raised my sons here and laughed and loved here. And I have restored the next door apartment with passion, sheer grit and determination so that it would shine and be a beautiful space for you to stay. If you want sleek and smooth this is not for you. But if you want a genuine place that reeks of warmth, honesty, and down to earth homeliness then Thomas St Mews is for you.

Guest access
You are literally 5 mins walking time from the Unley Road and King William Road precincts. If I were a genie I couldn’t do it any better. Everything your heart desires is literally at the end of Thomas Street. The local gym will give you day, fortnightly, monthly passes, the swimming pool in the Shopping centre has lap swimming in the morning and at lunch time - shops of every kind - food - fashion - gifts - news-agency - hairstylists: there are services - post offices - library - churches - medical clinic with walk in service: pubs and restaurants of every nationality - wine bars, bakers delights: florists, travel agents, jewellers, bootmakers, yes and Woolworths and Coles to name just a few all 5 mins away on foot. And if you wish to venture further then its 10mins to the city on bus both on Unley and King William Roads or 35 mins to the city on foot.

Guests have their own private access. I will meet and greet but I respect the privacy of guests.

Fr will be provided on arrival. The neighbourhood Long before British and European settlement in the middle of the nineteenth century in South Australia, long before Unley was conceived in 1840, the land which is my neighbourhood today was called the Black Forest and belonged to the indigenous Kaurna people. The native bushland that existed then has been nearly lost. With settlement came farming, market gardens and orchards. Ironically Whistler who is credited with naming Unley lived on Brownhill Creek at a site which is known today as Heywood Park. It is worth a wander to see the only remaining stand of grey box woodland which remain there from the Black Forest. Heywood Park is a leisurely stroll past coffee shops and the Hyde Park Tavern. You can soak up local architecture along the way. I love walking to Unley Shopping Centre at the end of Thomas Street through the Memorial Gardens on the corner of Unley Road. It is magical at night with the fairy lights adorning the Rotunda. Around Advent the lawns are blanketed in a carpet of jacaranda petals - the colour is a glorious mauve/blue and will simply take your breath away. The Soldiers Memorial Gardens were opened in 1921 to commemorate the loss of life in World War I and to mark the end of War - “ the war to end all wars". On a Sunday morning I love walking past St Spyridon Greek Church in Oxford St next to the Unley Village Green - the bells ring out loud and clear. Or sometimes I venture a little further to the Unley Oval where if energy prevails I break out into a slow trot - life is so good. Unley is an inner suburb of Adelaide 1.5km south of the CBD. For me, one of the joys of working in the City was an early morning walk to work. It only takes 35 minutes. The highlight was walking along King William Road and reaching Greenhill Road where the Glenelg/Entertainment Centre tram stops. Sometimes I would take the free tram into Halifax street or beyond to Victoria Square where I would get off and run into the Central market for a hot coffee and a Haighs Choccy. More often I would delight in the stretch of South Parklands listening for birdsong and delight in sheer beauty of it all. I could go on and on. But best to stop here with an invitation to see for yourself. Unley is central to to beaches and hills - it's a starting point for seeing all that South Australia has to offer. God speed! Getting around: Thomas Street Mews is 5 mins away from transport to the city on both Unley and King William Roads. Car parking is available on the street directly out the front.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this apartment offer coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils.

Bathrooms include showers. This Adelaide apartment provides complimentary wireless Internet access.

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Property amenities


  • Pool


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Street parking available
  • Car not required


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Paper towels
  • Toaster
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Spices


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Shampoo


  • TV
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near a zoo

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Casino nearby
  • Swimming nearby


  • Sleeps 4
  • Property does not allow children

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Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome

We should mention

A car is not required for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Thomas Street Mews Unit Heart Unley Apartment
Thomas Street Mews Unit Heart Unley
Thomas Mews Unit Heart Unley
Thomas Street Mews Unit in the Heart of Unley

About this area


This apartment is located in Adelaide. Rundle Mall and Adelaide Central Market are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Adelaide Botanic Gardens and Glenelg Beach. Check out an event or a game at Adelaide Oval, and consider making time for Adelaide Zoo, a top attraction not to be missed. Take an opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as swimming. Guests appreciate the property's quiet location.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Himeji Gardens - 2 min drive
  • Art Gallery of South Australia - 4 min drive
  • Victoria Square - 7 min drive
  • Rundle Mall - 10 min drive
  • Adelaide Casino - 13 min drive

Getting around

  • Adelaide Unley Park Station - 3 min drive
  • Adelaide, SA Airport (ADL) - 20 min drive


  • La Tombola Italian Restaurant — 6 min walk
  • Yue Chinese Restaurant — 7 min walk
  • The Snake Charmer — 7 min walk
  • Vino Ristorante — 8 min walk
  • The Unley — 9 min walk

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 15 out of 15 reviews
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Charming home in great location
We are repeat visitors to Elizabeth's VRBO. It is perfect for 2 - has all the amenities we need and is close to public swimming pool, great yoga studio and all the lovely cafes and restaurants on Unley and King William Roads. Elizabeth is a wonderful host and makes us feel so welcome. Hoping to be back soon!

5/5 Excellent

Elizabeth and her house are both lovely and great. I would stay there again in a heartbeat, and will tell friends and family. Highly recommended indeed

5/5 Excellent

Lovely place to stay
We enjoyed our stay, Liz was a lovely lady.

5/5 Excellent

A kind and generous host and would recommend this property to anyone. Thank you Elizabeth for making our stay memorable. Regards Tom and Barbara

5/5 Excellent

You'd be silly not too.
Perfect location, perfect size, perfect host, perfect stay. Liz, our host, was very easy to communicate with and was the perfect host. Whilst she lives next door, she respected our privacy throughout the stay. We were also supplied with some snacks and amenities. The house used to be a 2 bedroom, so it is the largest 1 bedroom accomodation you'll find. Fantastic location in a quiet leafy suburb with plenty of shops and restaurants meant we were able to rest our rental car and explore on foot. Whilst our stay in Adelaide was only 5 days, it exceeded our expectations therefore this will be our go to place for future stays.

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