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Rear living room which looks out to a gorgeous japanese style garden from the balcony
Fabulous house, fabulous ST KILDA
Fabulous house, fabulous ST KILDA
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath

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Stay with a local host instead of a hotel.
You will share a WHOLE HOUSE, with your own private bedroom and fully equipped bathroom. All the modern conveniences are here.
Friendly, knowledgeable host can provide sightseeing advice & local tips.

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Welcome to Melbourne!

Modern town house, your own private bedroom and bathroom, close to many restaurants, bars, cafes and tourist attractions. It doesn't get much better than this in our lovely and elegant city!! You definitely won't need a car if you stay here. Also close to Grand Prix circuit. Vroom Vroom in March!!

If you are a single traveller or a couple, this will be the perfect place to experience a short stay in Melbourne. There are many things for tourists to do when they are staying in this area.

You will be located 300 metres from the famous St Kilda beach, 400 meters from Albert Park ( Grand Prix circuit), 4 km from the centre of the city, (15 minutes by tram)

Your BEDROOM: You can expect a quiet, comfortable bedroom with a Queen Size bed and all linen supplied. You will enjoy bathroom of your own with nice thick bath towels, beach towels and a hairdryer also supplied for your convenience.

The HOUSE: You will share the rest of the house and all facilities with your friendly and knowledgeable host.

There is a fully equipped kitchen, cable TV, wifi internet access, a lovely courtyard garden (Japanese style), a sunny balcony for morning breakfast, washing machine and dryer and much more for you to use, relax with and enjoy. Feel welcome to cook in the kitchen (a fantastic supermarket is only 400 metres away for your shopping).

BREAKFAST: a formal breakfast is not provided but you are welcome to use the cereals, muesli, milk, tea, coffee, toast, jams, spreads and sugar that are in the pantry and refrigerator. You can buy anything else at the local supermarket and use the kitchen to cook your own (or have breakfast in one of the many cafes close by).

TRANSPORT: There is a choice of three tram routes close by: No. 96, 12 and 16 - all of which will encourage you to explore our lovely city sitting on our very own, unique tram network.

THINGS TO DO: DAY TRIPS: Because my house is located in a tourist precinct, there are many tours which can be booked and start close by: Phillip Island for the fairy penguin parade, The Great Ocean Road day trip, Healesville Sanctuary to see our unique Australian animals....... the list is endless and there are brochures at the house for you to choose from. If you want to splash out for a special dinner, why not catch the "Restaurant Tram" - fine dining while relaxing and looking at the passing views of Melbourne and St Kilda.

THINGS TO DO: CLOSE TO HOME: we have own own fairy penguin colony of approx. 100 little penguins who swim in at St Kilda Pier, which is a short stroll from my house. Walk back through the Catani Gardens and see our possums at night. Other ideas include: Buy a Met Card (transport card for $7.00) and travel around on our trams for only $7.50 per day. You could go to the Eureka Sky Deck (a bird's eye view of our city from our tallest building), stroll around Albert Park Lake (Grand Prix circuit), Melbourne Botanical Gardens and Melbourne city centre (for shopping and exploring our laneways and bars). If you are fit and adventurous, have kite sailing lessons, catch a ferry to Williamstown, hire a bike and explore the local beaches and much more.

Meanwhile, safe and happy travels - or at least enjoy this window shopping of places you can stay with fellow travellers.

Guest access

You will have access to the whole house including: living areas, kitchen, laundry, study, computer, WiFi, cable television, balcony overlooking garden, garden, your own room and own bathroom. Only area out of limits is owner's bedroom.

Interaction with guests

Depending on other social and work commitments, it is nice to interact with guests and share a glass of wine or cup of tea. I am well equipped with knowledge about my local area and sightseeing day trips and happy to provide ideas and advice to make your stay more enjoyable.

I love meeting and hosting fellow travellers.

Other things to note

If you are allergic to cats, this isn't for you. I have two beautiful, long haired cats and the house is vacuumed daily but.......

Free parking on premise
Family/Kid Friendly
Cable TV
Wireless Internet
Weekend Price £78 / night
Always communicate through Airbnb
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check-in time is flexible
Check out by 1PM


Clear and Simple House Rules: Ensure house is secure at all times. This means locking up properly (including safety shutters) when you leave the house.
Keep shared living areas tidy and as you find them
No access to owner's bedroom suite area.
Arrivals before 9 pm please.
No guests other than those booked - this is a private residence.
Prefer shoes off upstairs.... wooden floors can disturb people resting or sleeping downstairs.
Smoking is not allowed inside the house but there is a covered balcony with table and chairs available for smoking outside.
Be kind to the pets.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - Bedrooms are on ground floor, living area is upstairs (one flight of stairs)
Pet(s) live on property - 2 friendly cats
No parking on property - Parking permit is available for on street parking which is usually easily found.
Some spaces are shared - Living room, family room and kitchen is available for your use, shared with owner
Safety features
Smoke detector
2 nights minimum stay

24 Reviews

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Dennis User Profile
March 2015
Marjolein made us feel very welcome from the moment she opened the door to us. The house is really fabulous and was in the ideal position for us to attend the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne. The Albert Park track was literally 5 minutes from her door. It was also a short walk from the restaurants of St Kilda, as well as the beach, with excellent transport links using the tram system into the city. Marjolein was kind enough to take us on a walking tour of the area and provided a wealth of local knowledge. This was our first AirBnB experience and Marjolein has set the bar very high for any future bookings we may make. Many thanks Marjolein. It was a wonderful experience. We loved meeting you, as well as Boots and Peekaboo.

Tony User Profile
March 2014
My wife and I thorourly enjoyed our stay at Marjoleins house. We wanted for nothing; Marjolein had thought of every little detail to ensure that our stay at her lovely house was a pleasant one. Lashings of hot water, fluffy white towels and a super powerful shower added to our comfort, along with the super comfortable new bed. Her lovely house with modern kitchen, relaxing lounge/ diniing room and TV lounge created a unique ambience which enabled us to relax quickliy into the ST Kilda holiday scene. Marjolein was warm, freindky and helpful and we would strongly recommend anyone thinking of visiting this lovely location to stay at Marjoleins. During our short stay in ST Kilda we booked a trip on the Great Ocean road tour through Peter Pan Travel Agents. The tour operator, Otway tours was perfect for thouse who prefer smaller groups and at just 94 dollars it represented good value for money.
Marjolein User Profile
Response from Marjolein:
Dear Tony and Jeanette, Thank you so much for such a lovely review! I hope the remainder of your holiday in Australia and New Zealand continues to be a wonderful experience. Great that you included the information about the Great Ocean Road for future airbnb guests..... much appreciated :-) Cheers Marjolein
March 2014

Liron & Dario User Profile
December 2013
We had such an amazing stay at Marjolein׳s house. This was our first airbnb experience renting a room inside a house (and not a whole flat) and at first the situation seemed as it would be uncomfortable- but we had a real positive experience. The house was beautiful, big and full of light. The bedroom and ensuite bathroom were extra clean, filled with all the appliances one might need. The living room was pleasant to sit in, the kitchen wonderful to cook in and the balcony a real treat for breakfast! The house is located in a perfect area, 10 min walk to the beach and Albert Park on the other side, supermarket and tram around the corner. Best bonus was the company: Marjolein was the perfect host. She was always kind and helpful, and shared with us her wonderful stories and career tips. We both have learnt so much! We already miss Peekaboo and Boots the lovely furry friendly cats. Marjolein was also kind enough to take us to see the penguins and possums and even the water rat. (!) The stay was relaxed and comfortable, and Marjolien was full of good smart ideas of how to keep the communication flowing and the stay easy and fun! We are already planning the next time to visit Marjolein and the cats.
Marjolein User Profile
Response from Marjolein:
Dear Liron and Dario, Thank you for such a positive review. I hope we stay in contact...... I will be watching over your careers with interest. Hope the remainder of your Australia and New Zealand visit is wonderful and that you successfully chase the sun up to Queensland :-) Marjolein
December 2013

Teresa User Profile
March 2013
Absolutely lovely house and Marjolein made us feel most welcome. From the moment I booked the communication was fantastic and Marjolein made the process so easy.

Ann User Profile
March 2013
Marjolein is a wonderful host who made our recent stay in Melbourne a pure delight. I would like to think that we have made a new friend ,so good was our interaction.The house is even more stunning than it appears in photos shown on this site , the amount of space is breathtaking. Being situated in St. Kilda it is perfectly positioned for visits to the City by tram , train or bus,a stones throw from the famous Albert Park , and only a few minutes walk from the glorious beaches . Marjolein was also happy to show us around the area ,advise us on anything in and around Melbourne ,and always willing to spend time with us .And who can forget her two adorable cats,Boots and Peekaboo. All in all a fantastic experience.

Nicole User Profile
August 2012
Marjolein was an amazing host. She came to collect us from the station as we arrived in the city much later than expected which was really kind of her on a Friday night! Her house is absolutely beautiful and is in such a great location. It's walking distance to the beach and right beside a tram stop. It is really nice to stay somewhere which is much more homely and welcoming than a hotel. If you are planning a trip to Melbourne and want to stay around St Kilda then Marjolein's house is the place for you.

Anthony User Profile
October 2014
It seems evident from the overwhelmingly enthusiastic reviews of this Airbnb accommodation and host that there is little that can be added in the way of new superlatives. As a result of our recent 3 night stay here, we can echo all the positive comments regarding the exceptional quality of this accommodation and experience. Marjolein is a warm and gracious host with an appreciation of travel and a keen desire to optimize her guests' stay in her city, of which she is so justifiably proud. All the comforts reviewers cite such as the super comfortable bed, extensive storage space, use of a comprehensively equipped kitchen and genuinely welcoming ambience of her elegantly stylish but relaxed home seem to us a reflection of Marjolein's remarkable generosity of spirit that is the best of what airbnb offers. Upon our arrival, our gallant host -- after a busy, long and no doubt tiring day at work-- led us on an orientation walk around her dynamic and fascinating neighbourhood, including the local sites most meaningful to us. That first evening we spent an amazing half-hour with the fairy penguins which was absolutely magical for us and set the tone for a perfect stay. Our only regret is that we couldn't stay at least one more night. Thank you, Marjolein, for a wonderful introduction to Melbourne, hours of engaging conversation (and some laughs!), and for making us feel so comfortably welcome in your beautiful home. And hugs to the exceedingly adorable Boots and Peekaboo. We hope to see all 3 of you again!
Marjolein User Profile
Response from Marjolein:
Dear Tony and Val Thank you so much for your reference! As we discussed, I would welcome you back any time and especially if you could house sit the fluffy ones when I am travelling. Let's stay in touch. Meanwhile I wish you safe travels with many happy memories to be created and reflected on. We forgot to take a photo "selfie" of the three of us! Warmest wishes Marjolein
October 2014

St Kilda West, AustraliaJoined in June 2012
Marjolein User Profile

I run a successful consulting firm which keeps me fairly busy during the day Monday to Friday but I still find time to travel overseas every year for at least one month. I can easily host a single traveller or a travelling couple in my lovely house located in a magical area close to the beach, the park and the centre of our city of Melbourne.

The location is within 400 metres of the famous St Kilda Beach and just as close to the Albert Park Lake reserve where the Grand Prix is held in March each year.

I am in my early 50's, ride a motorbike for fun, love skiing in Europe and am accustomed to having friends and guests stay over and am happy to provide you with ideas for your Melbourne stay over.

The only reason I occasionally host guests from airbnb is because it provides an opportunity to meet interesting people from around the world. Therefore, I will look at your profile, to see how you have described yourself and any partner you might be travelling with, to make my decision. Airbnb stays are very different from staying in a hotel.............. and you need to understand this as a prospective guest.

My experiences with airbnb have been fantastic and I have met people I will know for the rest of my life. Interesting, happy, engaging, respectful and cat friendly people who have understood how to share the house and amenities.

If you have received a request from me to rent your house, please realise that as a host myself, I will look after your house as if it is my own.

Languages: English, Nederlands
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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