Much more than just a bedroom and lounge room with private bathroom in a great location. You can enjoy an apartment - beautiful, quiet and modern!
These beautifully furnished upstairs rooms consist of a bright, sunny and stylish bedroom (lockable) with a comfortable double bed (and the option of a sofa bed in the separate upstairs lounge room) plus your own bathroom, toilet room and kitchenette and a breakfast/sitting room downstairs. Please feel free to ask any questions you might have before you try to book it.
This accommodation is part of a little private cottage but is separated from my own living space. This is a modern, architect designed house which sits happily in a quiet, leafy street within the inner-city village of Forest Lodge. It is surrounded by heritage houses and parks. You will be staying almost in the heart of the city but with the added benefit of lots of trees and minimal traffic. You even have a private spot to sit out in the garden. A perfect location!
Everything you are likely to need is available close by including a supermarket. A permit to allow unrestrictedstreet parking is also available if you need it.
I am an experienced traveller and enjoy helping visitors find the best way to enjoy this beautiful city. Guests will have the pleasure of well appointed facilities and I think I've supplied almost everything you will need including a hairdryer, small fridge, microwave oven, good WiFi access and extra linen and towels available whenever you need them (including beach towels). Just let me know if I've missed mentioning something you might need.
Guest have their own private suite of rooms with a private entrance and with use of the kitchen/dining area down stairs. And there is a small garden to sit in if you want to enjoy the outdoors.
Interaction with guests
You can be as private as you like or knock on my door if you need something. The apartment space is totally yours for the whole of your stay and your bedroom can be locked if you wish.
Other things to note
It is easy to get here from the airport by train then a bus (Lilyfield bus 470 from Central Station is easiest). A taxi will cost between $45 and $55 depending on traffic (train/bus is cheapest for one person and taxi or Uber/GoCatch from airport is usually cheapest if more than one). I can send more detailed directions, if you want them, once your booking is completed.
You will be able to cook light meals in the microwave and there is a toaster, sandwich maker and a kettle to make tea or coffee so you can be independent without sharing the main kitchen. By special arrangement you can use laundry facilities in another part of my home.
There is a sitting area in the breakfast room so you can have visitors but you would need to minimise noise after 10 pm. No additional guests are to sleep here unless by prior arrangement with host.
I prefer that you leave your street shoes near the front door and that food is only consumed in the breakfast/dining room. No smoking is allowed anywhere inside (but outside is ok).
My pleasure is to travel and to help other travellers.
I'm one of those fortunate people who have travelled a lot and lived on several continents. That means I have extensive personal experience of what is needed to make a stay enjoyable for guests and for hosts.
I spent the 5 years to 2012 living part-time in Sicily and in Australia.. In this next 5 years I'm focussing on volunteer work as my travel model and have recently returned from working as a volunteer zoo keeper in Belize - a great adventure.
I'm an outgoing person and seem to always have some new project underway. My past includes being an academic in Australia, studying in the U.S., setting up a not-for-profit bookshop in Italy and managing a horse farm in Canada. My range of interests is just as diverse, especially if you add in my being a parent to grown-up children.
I live by myself, am currently in the middle of an occupational course on community service, work as a volunteer at a radio station and happily socialise in my other moments. I'm reluctant to describe myself as 'retired'.
I genuinely look forward to meeting you.