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.
Great place to stay. Very accommodating and everything you need. A couple blocks from main at shops
My stay was fleeting (only one night) but despite this, Chris made me feel extremely welcome and comfortable. Chris has thought of everything one might need when traveling, and is organised and thoughtful. The breakfast was delicious with lots to choose from.
The neighbourhood was lovely and quiet but still close to Melbourne CBD and St Kilda via public transport or taxi. In the short time I crossed paths with Chris, we had a quick chat about what I was planning to do for the day and he recommended a coffee shop down at Middle Park tram stop and gave me some tips on transport which was very helpful and allowed me to enjoy my day to the fullest.
Thank you Chris for a great stay.
We spent two short nights here on our way home from New Zealand. Earlier in the trip we spent more time in downtown Melbourne but this neighborhood was much more relaxing and we wish we had more time to spend. The room was exactly what was promised: comfortable, clean, and great breakfast provided. Check-in was extremely easy and we wish we had more time to stay. Downtown was fun but the Albert Park and St Kilda neighborhoods were great.
Chris provides a good bed, in a good room in a good suburb, close to beach and transport with good wifi. . Breakfast of muesli, yoghurt, fresh artisan bread, juice and coffee was lovely. He was very helpful with getting around and with advice after I lost my wallet.
Excellent accommodation in a convenient and beautiful part of Melbourne. Comfy bed, excellent breakfast available, friendly host. Travelling alone, I had a busy schedule and this place suited me down to the ground. Well recommended.
I had a pleasant couple of nights at Chris' place. Communication have been effective and he has been flexible with me arriving quite late. Good location, very close to some nice restaurant and cafe's. Thanks Chris and see you next time. All the best, Marcus
Chris was a very great host, the room was perfect and he gave me good tips to get around Melbourne. The breakfast was great as well with a big choice of food. The house is situated perfectly to get around . I even got a small present at the end of my stay. I definitely would book there again when I would visit Melbourne.
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) .