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.
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.
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.......
NO SMOKING INSIDE
NO ILLICIT DRUG USE
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.
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.