Peaceful Country cottage feel, Heart of Oakleigh
Peaceful Country cottage feel, Heart of Oakleigh

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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About this listing

Hi and thanks for visiting. I have a wonderful and warm house to share. Bedrooms ready for you to put your feet up and make yourself at home.

With an easy-going, tidy flatmate, it's fully furnished, cosy, serene, and clean. 2 nights minimum stay:)

The space

Tranquil, colourful, enjoy your own space and feel welcomed into the place. There's is unlimited fast wi-fi, a washing machine, tv, dvd player, ambient lounge with a toasty gas heater, large warm kitchen, large back garden, 5 minutes to local cosmopolitan shops, about 15 mins drive to St Kilda and 20 mins on the train to the city. Located 20 mins from Brighton Beach, this bayside pocket is the perfect getaway, and a very affordable Melbourne stay!

Guest access

Your room, bathroom, laundry, kitchen, lounge, back and front gardens, front porch.

Interaction with guests

Yes I live here myself, and one other easy going quiet housemate. Am more than happy to help you feel most at ease during your stay. If you have any questions about the house or local sights or things to do, I can definately help you out.

Other things to note

There is free ample street parking, it's on a really quiet street, very peaceful and only a 5 min walk from a local sports oval if you like morning walks. At the end of the street is a supermarket open till 10pm and other shops such as funky cafes with great melbourne quality lattes, bakerys, bottle shops, post office, banks, lots of restaurants and one of those super handy $2 stores! A 10 min drive to Brighton Beach, which is very unwinding to walk along.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Bed: 1
Check In: 2PM - 9PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room


Extra people: £12 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: £25
Weekly Discount: 3%
Weekend Price: £36 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 2PM - 9PM

Keep the space beautiful and tranquil! Pretty easy to do, simply this means cleaning dishes as you go and being mindful this is a space for all to enjoy the serenity. Relax, be yourself...of course music and tv are welcome, just at civilised levels. Make yourself comfortable! There is spare spaces in the kitchen and fridge for food storage. Everything is accessible to all, you can come in any time of the day or night, coffee and tea lovers a bonus :-)



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Safety features
Smoke detector

3 nights minimum stay

13 Reviews

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Hailey User Profile
January 2017
Definitely a good stay! My partner and I stayed there for 3 nights before moving into our apartment and we had everything we needed, a good bed, good kitchen to cook in, place to watch some tv, and good spot to chill out. Definitely recommend grabbing your brekky and eating out in the back garden! Also her cat is pretty great as well!

Nick User Profile
January 2017
Lara was a very nice host and the room well maintained
Lara User Profile
Response from Lara:
Thanks Nick, welcome back anytime, all the best and easy as to host you
January 2017

Peter User Profile
September 2016
The host canceled this reservation 2 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Danny User Profile
November 2015
Enjoyed my time at Lara's a cosy home with lots of character. Thanks Lara!

Arun User Profile
November 2015
I like the place and Lara's hospitality. She made me comfortable as I am in home. It has shops and bus stop in 5 minutes walk distance, So the commutation to city is good. House is in calm and relaxed location. Beds and rooms are good and it has warmer which I found more useful as I am from warm place. I would recommend this place for your relaxed peaceful lifestyle :)

Nick User Profile
October 2015
Lara was an awesome host yet again. Have stayed with her a couple of times now and will happily stay there again.

Nick User Profile
October 2015
Stayed at laras yet again. Very welcoming!

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Melbourne, Australia · Joined in October 2012
Lara User Profile

Art and Dance Therapist, self entrepreneur, residing in Australia. I love new cultures, nature, creativity and adventures. I enjoy socialising and meeting new people and sharing some stories and laughs. I love creating a beautiful and nurturing home atmosphere, and doing things such as cooking delicious meals, pottering about in the garden, going on beach walks, catching up with friends, having quiet time at home and making and creating art. I also love cats!
My favourite holiday destination so far is Byron Bay and Bali. I love the hot weather, and all things tropical. And the people in both places are very friendly and open minded and fun.
I like British comedy, Australian drama series on abc, and documentaries by people such as Louis Theroux.

5 things I can't live without are: a cat, my friends, my expressive dance classes, music, nature and colour!

My style of hosting is to be friendly and warm, yet respect the space and people and allow ease and comfort to prevail.

The beauty of Airbnb, is that it seems to bend the truth on the line 'there's no place like home'. It is wonderful that there is this system set up, whereby we can travel anywhere and experience other places, like home, but different, and be warmly welcomed, and do the things we do at home. I like that we can belong anywhere we go, with like-minded people, it opens doors which before never would have been explored.

Response rate: 80%
Response time: within a day
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