You will love staying at our stylish and modern home, located in a quiet street just 300metres from the gorgeous Tootgarook foreshore. Enjoy your stay in a peaceful, relaxing and comfortable space that we have lovingly set up to accommodate 8 people.
This vibrant and clean is a place to call home. 400 metres from the foreshore in a quiet street you will find Firenze, a comfortable and peaceful home with plenty of space for up to 8 guests. Great place to relax.
We have wireless internet which you can have access to. We have a flatscreen TV, plenty of books, board games and a nice garden to relax in.
Main House :
There are 3 bedrooms in the main house:
Bedroom 1: queen bed
Bedroom 2: bunk bed (can sleep two - top bunk not recommended for young children)
Bedroom 3: bunk bed (can sleep two - top bunk not recommended for young children)
The living areas ( Living room, dining room, study area ) spill out onto the main entertaining deck and the spacious back garden which is fully enclosed. Firenze has a coonara log fire, floor ducted heating and air conditioning.
The kitchen has everything you need to relax, entertain or share including a dishwasher.
The Bungalow :
The one bedroom bungalow with queen bed has a bathroom, lounge and a second deck.
Beds come with pillows, mattress protectors , sheets and quilts. Towels are provided.
There is plenty of space for up to 4 cars and a boat on the property.
NB : Christmas and New Year and Easter breaks, we have a minimum week long booking.
The whole house and bungalow are yours to enjoy on your own with privacy.
Features include :
-quality mattresses, bedding linen and towels for 8 people
- a portable cot for baby- toddler to 15 kgs (guest to supply bedding) and high chair are available by arrangement
-high speed wifi
-fully equipped kitchen with microwave, oven, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
-BBQ on the property
- comfortable outdoor table setting with four cushioned chairs and 6 additional chairs
- ironing board/iron
- carparking for 4 cars (one behind the other) in the driveway-gates can be closed
- washing powder provided
- washing machine and clothes drying line plus drying rack in laundry
- beautiful dining table with 8 chairs
- comfortable sofa and chairs
- front porch with table and 2 chairs
- books to read
-games to play (Monopoly, Chess, Jenga, Scrabble)
-First Aid kit
- Flatscreen TV, DVD, stereo with radio, CD player, Iphone docking station (for IPod or IPhone 4 or IPhone 5 with your own adapter)
-desk area with pens and others stationery!
-central heating and open fire in the main house
-air conditioning and electric fans for the warmer months
- House Manual that details how everything works and information on exploring the beautiful Mornington Peninsula tourism attractions, and helpful information from doctors to hairdressers.
Interaction with Guests
I am available to answer any queries you have before and during your stay. I am an avid traveler (60 countries and counting) and love having friends across the planet. I really want you to enjoy my part of the paradise that is Melbourne's Mornington Peninsula.
We will arrange check in and check out before you arrive.
Check ins are normally 3pm and check outs are 11am. Please advise if you have other check in /out requests and we will do our best to accommodate them.
The Mornington Peninsula has been known as Melbourne's playground for over a century. You can drive the length of our coastlines, stopping at the seaside towns, or cruise through bush and fields along our country roads with stunning vistas.
The nearby bathing beach is very accessible. Its gentle waters are perfect for young bathers. I love wandering down with a book and watching the sunset. Gunamatta surf beach is a short ten minute drive away or you may prefer to surf in Rye (also 10 mins) or Sorrento (15 mins). There is also scuba diving, and a multitude of boating options including boat hire and boat launching ramps (400 metres away from the house!)
Many people start with one or more of 50 wineries or the Merricks wine store. You must try the Hot Springs for a wonderful soak in a range of gorgeous pools.
Dining ranges from Fast Food take aways, local fish and chips stores, casual cafes (try Two Bouys in Dromana and tell them you are an Air BNB customer!) through to up market intimate dining options. The Onshore cafe is a favourite of mine.
Cycling is a delight with 100km of cycle paths stretching around the coast. The famous Round the Bay in a Day passes close by. Its fun to watch! Golfers are well catered for with 15 golf courses on the Peninsula including The National Old Course, St Andrews Beach, The Dunes and Rosebud Golf.
Every Saturday brings a different market including the famous Red Hill markets, the community Tootgarook markets (3 minutes walk from the house), the all hand made or hand grown Boneo market, the Rye trash and treasure or the truly local Rosebud Markets.
We are close to a Shell Select and a milk bar. Restaurants are a short walk or very short drive away. Rosebud and Rye main shopping areas with supermarkets, many restaurants, coffees and ice creams are a very short drive or bike ride away. Bus 788 from Frankston stops 300 metres from the house. There is a bus service to and from Melbourne airport- ask me for more information!
Other Things to Note
The Mornington Peninsula is an all year round destination. The beaches are beautiful in all weathers. The hot springs, restaurants and wineries are all weather pursuits. Our house is cozy and warm in winter and cool and comfortable in summer.
* Enjoy yourselves
* Please look after my house
* Please respect our neighbours by entering and exiting the house and stopping noise at 1-pm weekdays and midnight weekends
* Please leave the apartment clean and tidy.
* Smoking is permitted outside -No indoor smoking
* the house is not to be used for weddings/functions & the like
Martin was a terrific host. He communicated very clearly and gave us all the information we needed to ensure an easy check in and relaxed stay. He checked in on us to see if we needed anything and recommended a great Fish and Chip shop nearby.
The house is very spacious, really quiet, clean and well maintained. It is located just a few blocks from the beach and we enjoyed walks in the local neighbourhood. The rooms have lovely natural light.
Although it was just my partner Rob and I staying, we can see how comfortable the house would be for a family or group of friends. There is plenty of space in the lounge and large dining room and front and back decks to sit on.
The kitchen has lots of bench space, full size fridge and a dishwasher. Even for an Autumn /Winter getaway, the beach area is still beautiful and the house has a great ducted heating system (although we only used it briefly one night). The wifi is reliable and strong.
Thanks Martin for a really lovely stay.
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Martin's place is in a great location, just two blocks from the beach which is a really safe, flat beach and was perfect for my toddler. The layout of the house worked well for our guests - some grandparents and kids, so the separate spaced meant that no one was disturbed during afternoon naps! Beds were comfy. The separate bungalow proved a great getaway for my parents. My key suggestion would be to provide some better utensils/cooktop ware for the kitchen to make it better equipped.
We had a great time staying here over a sunny weekend in September, with 2 small children under 3 it was helpful to be within 10min walk to rosebud beach which is shallow so great for small kids to play and swim. Martin was easy to deal with and very flexible on checking in and check out times which helped with young ones napping. Clean house, loved the big spa bath, books and toys for the children and great big enclosed garden. Ducted heating was great too on the cold nights.
A few of my girlfriends went up for a girls night over the long weekend. The house was clean, bright & well stocked. The bungalow at the back was perfect for one of us who's a student & needed a bit of study time. The beach is a very short walk from the house - it's not a bustling beach but it's great for getting a tan, reading & walking.
The only downfall was the lack of wifi & TV that was promised in the ad and that I specifically requested. The host contacted me only a couple of hours before we got there to inform us of the lack of internet & TV so our student friend had to go without her course notes :(. After offering a partial refund, the host didn't make any further contact when we accepted... Quite disappointing.
Aside from this blip, the house itself is quite nice.
I was very sorry that due to technical difficulties with our exchange we lost the Internet. We had indeed promised the net but our net provider was not able to fix the problem in time for the weekend..
We have now switched net providers and not had a problem since. I have also changed TVs and aerial connection. In addition, I enlisted two friends of mine who live up the road, one of whom is very technical to be on the spot to fix problems if I am not around.
As a gesture of goodwill on this occasion, and because we had promised the Internet, I refunded part of the rental cost. I want people to have a good stay. I do advise that equipment is out of our control but I felt under these circumstances determined to make good. Neha advised me that she got the refund and said: The girls & I appreciated it :) Thanks for lending us your lovely home for the weekend. We had fun, relaxation.