About this listing
Large modern home 100m from the beach. Upstairs living takes advantage of the views over the Bay and city skyline, which are made better from the balcony hot tub. The peace & quiet is amazing for a residence on the doorstep of such a vibrant city.
Our stunning, modern home was totally rebuilt 5 years ago and is a gem behind a heritage listed front facade.
Clean lines and crisp white tones with contrasting chocolate floorboards feature throughout the house (Large taupe coloured tiles downstairs). A large modern kitchen with stone benches and European appliances is set on a split level upper story, also taking advantage of beach & city views. The house sleeps 9 people comfortably.
Room configurations include:
Master bedroom: 1 x king bed & large en-suite with spa bath.
Bed 2: 1 x Queen bed
Bed 3: 1 x Double bed with large desk & printer
Bed 4: 2 x single beds with 1 pull out single trundle bed = 3 beds
Large TV and games room downstairs
Full access of the house and yard available. There are some locked spaces for hosts personal belongings.
Interaction with guests
Hosts are not in the local area during the available times. We are contactable for queries by phone though.
Port Melbourne is the closest point between Port Phillip Bay and Melbourne city. We live the beach lifestyle with the city at our doorstep. Cafes, bars, restaurants and shopping are all located nearby in downtown Bay street, 10 min walk away, or Melbourne itself which is 5km away.
Buzzy restaurants - The Pier, Hollyhock, The Graham, Ragazzi.
Cool bars - Harry & Franke 317 Bay Street, The Pier, The Exchange Hotel, The Graham wine Bar.
Cozy cafés -Third wave cafe (Rouse St), Balderdash, Station Street Trading Co.
Retail therapy - Bay Street (10 min walk). Melbourne City (5km)
Bit of culture - Wander the lane ways of Melbourne(restaurants). Theatre in Melbourne. Melbourne Museum, Melbourne art Gallery.
Walks in the park -Botanical gardens, Albert park lake, Walk for kms along the Esplanade in front of house (coffee along the way).
Spot of exercise - Run along Esplanade to St Kilda - 10km round trip. Swim at Melbourne sports and Aquatic centre, Kite/windsurfing out front, Kayaking, Sailing.
Day tripping - Yarra Valley Wine country, Healesville Sanctuary, Great Ocean Road on Bellarine Peninsula. Sorrento on Mornington Peninsula (must have the vanilla slices!), surf beaches 1&1/2 hrs eg. Bells, Gunamatta, Ski fields 3-4hrs Mt Buller, Mt Hotham, Falls Creek
50 metres from Bus stop out front.
Best way to and from city is Tram 109 - stop is 10 mins walk in front of ships.
Taxis or Uber are very easy and cheap to city ($10-20)
Other things to note
Rubbish collection Friday mornings, please place bins on curb Thursday nights.
Please read House manual on arrival for tips on how to use everything.
Please respect surrounding neighbours with regards to excessive noise late at night (they are pretty good though).
For stays longer than 3 days, please add one chlorine tablet to hot tub every 3 days.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
Young at heart mid 40 year old with wife and 2 kids 7 & 10 yo. We love the outdoors, travelling and sports. We love going to the MCG, restaurants & cafes/Bars. Luckly, all this is right on our doorstep in Port Melbourne.
My motto is "Life is for living, not for preparing to live!"