Charismatic Cottage - yes please!
Charismatic Cottage - yes please!

2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

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About this listing

* Sunshine streams through the cathedral ceilings
* Rear of the house opens into an enchanting cottage garden
* A short walk to the river and beautiful parklands


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: £45
Security Deposit: £212
Weekend Price: £100 / night


The space

A Victorian terrace with period charm and modern convenience. Enhanced by natural light, period features, high ceilings with ceiling roses, wide skirting, panelled doors and open fire places. It includes an arched hallway, 1 bedroom, living room, well appointed galley style kitchen opening to family room, and bathroom with unique sunken bath. A pretty rear garden ideal for outdoor living.

The rear section of the house was designed by architect A. Cronin and completed in 1983. It is a timeless fresh, light filled design with cathedral ceilings and windows a plenty. It looks current and contemporary.

It is a very long skinny house that I lovingly refer to it as "the pencil."

Guest access

Guests will have access to 1 x bedroom, formal lounge, kitchen, bathroom, family area including dining, and front and rear garden areas.

The neighbourhood

It is walking distance to the Kew Junction shops, cafes and restaurants. The Kew Recreation Centre is at the top of the street along with bus and tram stops on each side of the street. The Yarra river and parklands are a beautiful 10 minute walk away, and within the area you can do bush walking, hire row boats and play golf.

We have wonderful providores, restaurants and cafes. I recommend Leo's fine food, Toscanos, Laurent bakery, cocoa patisserie, Via Verona for grocery, bakery goods and sweet treats. Restaurants; Mister Bianco, Centonove, Estivo, Charcoal Grill on the Hill, Hellentic Republic. Cafes; Ora Cafe, Percys Aeroplane, The Salmon Shop, Lil Boy Blue, Xocolatl (they make the most delicious hand made chocolates - truly special).

Getting around

The tram runs along High Street which is a short walk to the top of our street. It is the 48 line, it goes out to Box Hill or into the city along Bridge Road (Richmond) into the CBD along Collins Street. A ride to the city should take approximately 30 minutes depending on the time of the day.

The bus stop is just up from the tram stop. This also goes to the CBD. It goes through the Kew Junction, along Johnston Street, into Lygon Street (the heart of our Italian restaurant district) and along Russell Street. This is a faster trip to the city than the tram.

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 10AM

* Please leave it as you find it
* Non smoking environment
* 1-2 adult guests only - no additional guests

The cleaning fee assumes that the house is left as you found it. If additional cleaning is required it will be an additional charge after check out. We will be in touch to discuss before contacting Airbnb.

Please keep the house secure when you are out by using deadlocks on the doors and closing the windows.

I have a trust system. If you use something of mine please be thoughtful and replace it.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector

2 nights minimum stay

56 Reviews

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Candy User Profile
March 2017
Jayne is an outstanding host. Her cottage clean, comfort and stylish with very good location. We had a nice stay and definitely will come back again. Highly recommended.

Fiona User Profile
March 2017
Charismatic cottage is a comfortable & peaceful place to stay. It had everything we needed. Jayne was an excellent host who always responded promptly. We enjoyed our stay so much that we returned for a further 3 nights towards the end of our time in Melbourne.

Ruth User Profile
March 2017
Jayne's cottage was exactly as advertised online. Bright, airy, quiet, well outfitted kitchen, firm comfy bed. We'll be back!

May User Profile
February 2017
A lovely lovely home, location and host! We had a wonderful stay and highly recommend this home to those who are visiting Melbourne and love to stay somewhere away from the cbd and experience the local lifestyle!!!

Lili User Profile
February 2017
This was the second time we stayed at Jayne's cottage and it was just as great as the first. We definitely recommend staying at Jayne's if you're looking for a calm place where you can recharge yet close enough to the city. It was really hot during our stay so we went to the Borroondara outdoor pool to cool down a couple of times, it's less than a 10-min drive and definitely worth it. Thanks Jayne ! :)

Lili User Profile
December 2016
Jayne's cottage is fantastic. It gives you the feeling of enjoying life in Melbourne as a local in one of the historic Victorian houses - with the benefit of it being very luminous and spacious like modern houses. We had quite a lot of work to do during our time there and we were lucky because you can spend the day in front of your computer but not feel anguished because you're looking out into a beautiful green garden, you hear the birds, can walk outside for a break - just great! We went for a wonderful walk in Yarra Bend park which is really close by - feels like being in the bush, highly recommend it. Jayne was great, went out of her way to give us tips, wish we had the time to do everything she suggested!

David User Profile
November 2016
Great place and even greater host !! what more can I say

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Melbourne, Australia · Joined in August 2011
Jayne User ProfileJayne is a superhost.

I am a stylist who loves to create, I specialise in interiors, food and events.

I have lived and worked in many places around the world and am always ready for more of the same. I'm really enjoying my home town Melbourne and think it's full of whatever you would hope to find.

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Response time: within an hour

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