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.
Even a loadable MYKI card to get you started on Melbourne's trams and trains.
This is the perfect location for much of what Melbourne offers!
Guests have access to bedroom, their own bathroom, kitchen, dining room and lounge room.
Large room with very comfortable king size bed and a range of pillows.
Coded key safe to facilitate 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.
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.
Miss Columbia Coffee Shop is 80 metres along the street.
Why would you want to cook when you have your pick of dozens of Melbourne's best cafes, bars and restaurants on your doorstep!
I live in the house.
A washing machine can be available - but ask first,
The kitchen can be available - but ask first.
On-street parking - Car Park available during the Grand Prix for a minimum 4 night booking.
Guests have come from Brazil, Poland, Canada, Spain, France, Mexico, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Japan, UK, USA, Antarctica, Turkey, Thailand, Lithuania, Russia, Australia, Romania and 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. A number of our guests have used him and then booked him when they leave too.
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.
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
Leaving bags early (after 0800) is possible.
Leaving bags early (until 2200 on your check out day) is possible and a late shower may be possible.
Late check out can be arranged - please ask at least the day before - rather than assume
The house rules are really simple. Apply common courtesy and common sense. If in doubt ask.
If you really need to know what counts as common courtesy and common sense then you better read the following .
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.
•Lock up when you leave.
•Turn off the heaters and or a/c when you leave.
•Eat or drink only in the kitchen, dining room or outside.
•Ask if you wish to use the washing machine or if you wish to cook an evening meal.
•Please ask before inviting guests back.
•No smoking in the house and if you smoke outside bin your butts.
•If you have the perfect body feel free to wander around in your underwear or less .
Relaxed but keen on staying fit and healthy. Work in the legal field. Love good food. Enjoy exploring other places.
Enjoy cycling. Regularly make the one hour drive to cycle along the Great Ocean Road. Ridden in many Euro countries, the USA and Japan in the last couple of years.