About This Listing
Great location, a/c available, King Size bed, selection of pillows, free flowing hot shower, and first rate breakfast to set you up for a great day in Melbourne. All supported by a treasure trove of material about things to see in Melbourne & wifi.
This is the perfect location for much of what Melbourne offers!
Large room with very comfortable king size bed and a range of pillows. Much has been improved since the airbnb photos were taken. Airbnb won't take new photos.
Coded key safe to facilitate early or late check-ins.
A free flowing hot shower over bath in your own bathroom and lots of big fresh fluffy towels.
A fabulous self serve breakfast featuring a range of fresh fruit, yoghurts and cereals.
A treasure trove of recently published books that highlight aspects of Melbourne for everyone are available to peruse.
For more about fabulous Melbourne see: (website hidden)
Middle Park Village (3 restaurants, 1 wine bar, 1 hotel & 3 cafes) and Albert Park Village (7 cafes 1 wine bar, 1 hotel and 11 restaurants) are each within 5 minutes walk.
MSAC is a five minute walk as is the day/night golf driving range.
1.6 km from St Kilda, 500 metres from the Bay and 3 kms from Melbourne CBD.
Truman, one of Melbourne's top coffee shops is just 50 metres away.
For your convenience, the kitchen is available, but why would you want to cook when you have your pick of dozens of Melbourne's best cafes, bars and restaurants on your doorstep!
A washing machine is available.
On-street parking - Car Park available during the Grand Prix for a minimum 4 night booking.
[I live in the house.]
So far guests have come from Canada, Spain, France, Mexico, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Japan, UK, USA, Antarctica, Turkey, Thailand, Lithuania, Russia, Australia, Romania and most recently from Belgium.
Getting from the airport: We can provide you details of a limo driver who will meet you at customs, carry your luggage and bring you to the door for $85 fixed.
Taxis cost between $65 and $80 plus tolls.
Public transport consists of the Skybus to the city and then a tram (but you must buy a MYKI card $5 and then load the card) before you board the tram. Cost about $32 including the cost of the card.
ou book him direct by text message. A number of our guests have used him and then booked him when they leave too.
Guests have access to bedroom, their own bathroom, kitchen, dining room and lounge room.
Interaction with Guests
Interaction is at the guests' discretion - usually my day starts much earlier than the guests when I go training as early as 0530 and they end theirs much later than mine.
Most catching up occurs on checking in and just before dinner time.
As I mostly work from home I am never far away.
We have prepared some walks that will introduce you to Melbourne and its little secrets - to take you to Melbourne as Melburnians use and see Melbourne.
We have prepared a driving guide for those who wish to visit the Great Ocean Road and Otways (my favourite cycling destination) - what we highlight the paid tours miss. You can rent a car (driving on the left is no harder for you than driving on the right is for me).
For most enjoyment plan a 2 day trip and if you take 3 days you can return clockwise via the fabulous Grampians instead of retracing your steps.
A quiet street in leafy Albert Park midway between Melbourne CBD and St Kilda. A 300 metre walk from the start of a strip of more than 20 restaurants and pubs.
The room is safe, convenient and spacious. The house is just 3 km from the centre of the city yet has no through traffic.
All located within 600m:
- Albert Park shops
- Cafes, including the Albert Park Deli, Combi Espresso coffee & Hausfrau
- Restaurants, including the famed Misuzu's & Lina's Bistro a Vin
- Bars, including the Albert Park Hotel & Santiago Tapas
- Albert Park grand prix circuit
- Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre MSAC
- 5 minutes on the 12 tram to St Kilda
Nearby facilities for sporting activities and the arts include:
- Fabulous running tracks at the Tan, along the beach and also around Albert Part and the new Athletics Centre
- Public Hire Tennis Courts (en tous cas) available at Fawkner Park. and (hard court) at the Rod Laver Arena
- Public Golf Courses (Albert Park 1.5km) Elsternwick (5km with a direct bus #606) and Brighton (12km)
- Melbourne University by direct tram
- The famed Brunswick Street and Gertrude St precincts by direct tram-
- The Arts Centre by direct tram
- Malthouse theatres by direct tram
- NGV by direct tram
- ACMI (Australian Centre for Moving Image by direct tram
The beach, Albert Park Golf Course and South Melbourne market are within 10 minutes walk.
There are three different tram routes within 500 metres [Routes #1, #12 and #96] - all go to the city when north bound. The #12 and #96 go to St Kilda when southbound.
The #1 goes to South Melbourne beach when south bound.
There is also a bus two streets away that travels from Port Melbourne to Elsternwick rail station.
Other Things to Note
Friday night. Saturday night or Pubic Holiday reservations must be of at least two days duration.
Public holidays are Christmas Day (25 December), Boxing Day (26 December), New Years Eve and New Years Day, Australia Day (26 January), Labour Day (first Monday in March), Easter Friday and Easter Monday, Anzac Day 25 April, Queen's Birthday (second Monday in June) and Cup Day (first Tuesday in April).
The house rules are really simple. Apply common courtesy and common sense.
If you want to know what counts as common courtesy and common sense then you will need to read what follows.
COURTESIES of THE HOUSE
•The number 1 courtesy is clean up the mess you make.
•Always place the key safe key back in the safe immediately after use to ensure it is there if you lock yourself out.
•Breakfast will be available from 0730 Monday to Friday and from 0830 on the weekends and remain available until 1000. If you are leaving earlier than that please let me know early enough to be able to do something about it.
•Lock up when you leave.
•Turn off the heaters and or a/c when you leave.
•After preparing food (and before retiring for the night) wash the pots and pans and place all other things in the dishwasher.
•Food is to be eaten only in the kitchen, dining room or outside. Do not eat in the front room or in the bedroom.
•The internet is provided on a fair use basis and will shut down if you make excessive use of it. Using the internet to view You tube and or download movies may result in excessive use.
•You may use the washing machine – one scoop of detergent in the bottom or the machine, load the clothes and then press the top left button and the bottom right button. Adjust the water level if necessary. Take care to load the machine evenly and avoid overloading the machine.
•Please ask before inviting guests back to my house – it may not be possible or convenient if I am having guests over on the same night.
•No smoking in the house and if you smoke outside bin your butts.
•If you have the near perfect body feel free to wander around in your underwear during the middle of the day - otherwise it is probably not a good idea to do so.
Staying with Chris was a great way too experience the Melbourne area! The location is perfect - close enough to the city to shoot in quickly but far enough away for peace and quiet. Chris offers great showings for exploring melbourne too. Finally . . . The breakfasts were awesome - just what one needs for a day of exploring.
Had a great time in Melbourne staying at Chris' home. Room was really comfortable and sheets and towels really nice. The breakfasts that Chris provided were awesome and such a lovely extra.
The home is in a lovely area of Albert Park and is close to trams to Melbourne City and St Kilda.
Would highly recommend. :)
The place is exactly as described plus more. Clean, organised with a comfortable bed and pillows, with ample privacy.
The hot shower is an experience to remember, much better than my own place.
The breakfast is more than I ahve got in many hotels; selection of mueslis along with fresh seasonal fruits was just a divine healthy start of the day.
Overall Chris made an extra effort of making me comfortable during my three days of stay. He was quick with his responses, as I made my booking very late, was helpful, caring and courteous host. He even gave me Myki card and provided all the directions.
This place is conveniently situated in beautiful Albert Park, close to Tram station and for me it was just 10min from convention centre. This was my first experience with Airbnb and I am glad I made this decision. If I am ever again in Melbourne, I am certain I will go to Chris's place.
Chris has a lovely home in a fantastic location for exploring Melbourne. We LOVED our stay here in Albert Park! The room was clean, tidy, and very welcoming after long days of exploring the city. Chris made sure we were looked after well and gave us heaps of helpful tips to make our visit to Melbourne so wonderful. Plus, the breakfast he provides is great! He has tons of local knowledge and was more than willing to recommend awesome places to visit and walks to take. :) I'd highly recommend Chris's lovely and convenient home for your next visit to Melbourne. Thanks Chris!!
About the Host, Chris
Relaxed but keen on staying fit and healthy. Work in the legal field. Love good food. Enjoy exploring organic places.
Enjoy cycling. Regularly make the one hour drive to cycle along the Great Ocean Road as far as Apollo Bay (from Anglesea that is about 120km return cycling) or the loop through the Otway Forest (about 140km) .
Nacional - Close and opens early and also for dinner on Wed, Thu and Fri. Plus my brother owns it, is there a better reason to recommend it.Mills Street Albert Park VIC 3206
Truman - Close with great coffee. A totally eccentric setting with ant like lines of plastic soldiers marching up the walls and across the roof. Understand Truman, understand MelbourneMontague Street Albert Park VIC 3206
This is the place to swim alongside the Olympians indoors or outdoors. Also has a surf pool and many other pools, cafes and other places to spend your money.Aughtie Dr Albert Park VIC 3206
Good sea food restaurant and the adjoining bars are one of the places to be for after work drinks on a Friday. Also a hot spot after the races during the Cup Carnival.Montague Street Albert Park VIC 3206
Mediterraneo - Michael the owner is always around. Best steaks around (in my view better than at Rockpool) good service surprising Specials inspired by classic European dishes.Bridport Street West Albert Park VIC 3206
AJA - modern Asian food done well by fabulously friendly staff. Good wine list great setting and an A list haunt.Bridport Street West Albert Park VIC 3206
Yellow Door ~ different attitude and worth a look. Papers and wifi available tooDundas Place Albert Park VIC 3206
Andrews - 50 years making hamburgers the old way. Brilliant but seriously busy. T/A only. Go over to the hotel for a drink while waiting. Go twice and little Greg will remember your name. Mon-SatBridport Street West Albert Park VIC 3206
Wide range of good quality product in a small setting. Cash withdrawals also available. Not as cheap as Woolworths or Coles but more convenient.Victoria Avenue Albert Park VIC 3206
Dundas Place wifi - Cafe serving good coffee and half hour of wifi included. All daily papers here too.Dundas Place Albert Park VIC 3206
Linas - Good wines without the massesAlbert Park VIC 3206
Pacific Rim ~ Been here since my uni days. Need chilli? Here is the place for that chilli hot meal. Dine in or take away.Bridport Street West Albert Park VIC 3206
A middle eastern inspired menu with truly interesting food and great value. I eat there regularly.Victoria Avenue Albert Park VIC 3206
Vincents ~ eccentric coffee shop and gallery complete with wood fire in winter and restored VW Combi. Great location to find out what else is going on in Melbourne that week.Victoria Avenue Melbourne VIC 3206
Eis - Good Japanese food at a slower and quieter pace than its neighbour on the other side of the street.Bridport Street West Albert Park VIC 3206
Lamaros Hotel - A stand alone hotel in a residential area, serving some seriously good beers to an upmarket crowd. Great space and live music on some nights.Cecil Street South Melbourne VIC 3205
Golf driving range - easily accessed and two level facility. Pro lessons available (closed during the Grand Prix week) Pro Shop alsoAughtie Drive Albert Park VIC 3206
Armstrong St Food Store ~ Good range of fresh fruit, grain breads and organic produce.Armstrong Street Middle Park VIC 3206
Post Office Close with a good range of protective packaging and envelopes to post things back home. Great service from a friendly crew.Armstrong Street Middle Park VIC 3206
Owned by Gerry Ryan. Gerry owns Orica Green Edge cycling team a Melbourne Cup winner. Sister hotel to Albert Park Hotel. Great Sports Bar with fabulous counter food.great steak restaurant.Canterbury Road Middle Park VIC 3206
The corner of Beaconsfield Parade Kerferd Road ~ This corner marks the unofficial start of the cyclists traditional Melbourne 50 km return trip to Mordialloc from as early as 0430 each day.VIC
IGA Good small supermarket with a wide range of superior products. Not the usual house brand stuff at Coles and WoolworthsArmstrong Street Middle Park VIC 3206
Stocks range of Australian craft beers. Located deep inside Sth Melbourne market. Open W, F, S S . Vry helpful Owner with encyclopaedic knowledge of Australian craft beer. Also Prahran market.Coventry Street South Melbourne VIC 3205
Classic Melbourne - up a laneway with no signage. Worth the trip even just to look and understand MelbourneUnion Street South Melbourne VIC 3205
Another typical Melbourne coffee shop, buried in a laneway with no signage. Interesting food and good coffee.Coventry Street South Melbourne VIC 3205
St Ali not just a coffee shop but a coffee church with seriously interesting food . Buried in a large warehouse in laneway, NYC style, with no signage. Easy to walk past without seeing it.Yarra Place South Melbourne VIC 3205
Not the typical Melbourne coffee shop, but still hidden away. Modern but good and buried between the brothels looking down on the street. Very friendly crew.Market Street South Melbourne VIC 3205
One special meal each night at $20 includes a drink. Other great food available at normal price. One of Melbournes A list hangouts, especially on a Friday.Domain Road South Yarra VIC 3141
Dogs Bar - a long time favourite a short walk down Acland Street from the 12 Tram. Musicians artists hang out, good snack foods, good beers a good range wines/glass. Live music most eveningsAcland Street St Kilda VIC 3182
Cicciolina ~ named after the Italian porn actress politician. Hard to find door to back bar which is the entree to restaurant but worth the effort. Great value. Melbourne at its Melbourne best.Acland Street St Kilda VIC 3182