About this listing
'Omega' is a fully furnished two storey home combining historic charm, architect designed living, fabulous waterfront location and a 20 minute drive from Melbourne city centre.
The property sits on the edge of historic Point Gelibrand Coastal Park.
Ground floor -
- Front balcony with view across parkland and sea.
- Entrance hallway with garderobe.
- Living/bedroom with bedsofa and view of parklands and sea.
- Lounge room with 40" television and dvd player.
- Kitchen with cooktop, oven, microwave, dishwasher, breakfast table.
- Bedroom with queen sized bed, expansive sea and park views, built in robes.
- Bathroom with walk-in shower.
- Toilet/powder room.
• Hydronic heating throughout.
• Air conditioning in lounge area.
• Fan cooling in bedroom.
• Wifi throughout.
- 300 metres to railway station for train trip to Melbourne centre (30 min).
- 20 min car trip to Melbourne city centre.
- Point Gellibrand Coastal Park (across the road) with historic Timeball Tower and historical interpretive signage.
- Waterfront walking and bicycle paths (across the road).
- 700 metres to restaurants, cafes, shops and tourist information centre.
- Ferry rides, seaplane rides, fishing, 700 metres.
- Williamstown Botanical Gardens 400 metres.
- Royal Yacht Club of Victoria 600 metres.
- Williamstown beach 400 metres.
- Seaworks Maritime Precinct and Museum 500 metres.
- Scienceworks museum 10 min by car or train.
Other Things to Note
The house 'Omega' was constructed in 1864 for Williamstown shipwright Robert Keig and is listed as historically significant by Heritage Victoria. It is an early example of an uncommon nineteenth century two-storey timber dwelling and has strong associations with early maritime pursuits.
Robert Keig lived in the house for the first ten years and then leased it to tenants with a wide variety of occupations such as Richard Davies, a coach builder, Charles Keig, a draper and William Biggs, a lumper.
The house sits on Point Gellibrand, noted by historian Geoffrey Blainey as an Australian heritage 'sacred site', second only in significance (for white settlement) to the site of the landing of the First Fleet at Botany Bay. As well as the landing point for Victorian settlers, Point Gellibrand was the site of the first Telegraph Station in the southern hemisphere and the site of a bluestone quarry that was worked by convicts (including Ned Kelly).
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We hope you will have an enjoyable stay.
No pets. No smoking. No shoes upstairs.
From Dec 27, 2015 - Jan 31, 2016 the minimum stay is 7 nights.