Great location, 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 this supported by a treasure trove of material about things to do and see in Melbourne at no cost.
A quiet street in leafy Albert Park midway between Melbourne CBD and St Kilda.
This is the perfect location for much of what Melbourne offers!
Large room with very comfortable king size bed and a range of pillows.
A free flowing hot shower over bath in your own bathroom and lots of big fresh fluffy towels.
A fabulous breakfast. Coded key safe to facilitate early or late check-ins.
We have many available for your use a treasure trove of recently published books that highlight aspects of Melbourne for everyone. 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.
For more about fabulous Melbourne see: (website hidden)
Friday night. Saturday night or Public Holiday reservations must be of at least two nights duration (except within 24 hours on stand by basis)
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.
The beach, Albert Park Golf Course and South Melbourne market are within 10 minutes walk.
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 and my brother has a cafe at the other end of our short street.
We will 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 and public transport consisting of airport bus and tram costs $22 per person). You book him direct by text message. A number of our guests have used him and then booked him when they leave too.
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.
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 112 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
Guests have access to bedroom, their own bathroom, kitchen, dining room and lounge room.
Interaction is at the guests' discretion - usually my day starts much earlier than the guests when I go training at 0530 and they end theirs much later than mine. Most catching up occurs on checking in and just before dinner time. But as I work from home I am around all day most days if they need me.
It is safe, convenient and spacious. It is just 3 km from the centre of the centre of the city yet has no through traffic.
There are three different tram routes within 500 metres - all going to the city when northward bound and one going to South Melbourne beach, and one to Middle Park beaches and one to St KIlda Beach when south bound. there is also a bus two streets away that travels from Port Melbourne to Elsternwick rail station.
We enjoyed our stay with Chris very much. He was most helpful in helping us sort out our transport options from the airport, as well as separating the tourist hangouts from those preferred by locals in his neighborhood, a big plus in our book. His other travel tips for this lovely city were spot on. His home is a short walking distance from the tram stop which runs from the CBD to St. Kilda's beach (#122), a vibrant destination. His breakfast was very wholesome & sustaining, just what one needs to get a good jump touring this pleasant city. We would add that his neighborhood is quite peaceful & has a lot of beautiful period architecture. We highly recommend a stay with Chis.
Chris is an avid cyclist, and Melbourne is a great place for this pursuit, even for the novice, being reasonably flat. Melbourne has a cycle system similar to Paris: you can hire public bikes and helmets throughout the city. The first half hour is free.
We had a lovely 3 days in his house which is an easy 10-15 minutes in the tram from the CBD, all within Zone 1 and therefore very cheap if you use the Myki card. His house is very close to two tram routes, both of which operate frequently.
Chris was away for most of our stay, but was most welcoming at the start, providing heaps of information about ways to see Melbourne along lesser-known (read "less touristy") routes. He provided us with everything we needed for a gorgeous breakfast.
We will be back!
Great location - interesting area close to beach, trams, shops, restaurants. Comfortable room and accommodating host. No air con so 40 deg plus in Jan posed a challenge but in more moderate weather the accommodation is recommended.
We had very good time in the house, it was very quiet and the bed and the pillows were very comfortable. Everything was clean. Chris was a great host, very discreet and above all willing to provide me special breakfast (due to my allergy). I very appreciated the gift he gave me at the end of the stay. I highly recommend this accommodation.
I would highly recommend this as a place to stay in Albert Park. The breakfast was plentiful, healthy and varied, bed very comfortable, own bathroom, house was clean and tidy and above all Chris was a helpful, non-intrusive host who goes the extra mile to make one feel welcome and at home. I only stayed there 5 nights but would definitely re-visit if in the area. I very much appreciated the gift he gave me when I left and also the lesson in the correct way to cut a mango!
We enjoyed our stay in Chris’ house. Chris was kind enough to let me and my partner to stay in even he is away for business. The king size bed and pillows was very comfortable. The location is great, it is just 10 min tram ride to city center by Tram 112. Love this place very much as it is quiet and peaceful. If you would like to experience local lifestyle while you are travel overseas, this is a great place I recommend. Would love to meet up with the host again. Cheers !!
Chris is a very flexible and accommodating host. The location is a lovely walk away from the centre of Melbourne and we enjoyed experiencing the neighbourhood. Thumbs up for the great big bed and the lovely breakfast!
Chris has a lovely spacious home and was a fantastic host. He was incredibly helpful when planning our days and gave us excellent tips and advice to see the most of Melbourne. The house is in a great location with lots of lovely bars and restaurants nearby. We felt very welcome in his home.
Great host and great big bed! thanks
What Chris promises he delivers: an excellent bed, a good hot shower and internet. And then you get that extra: lots of local tips! Chris makes sure you see the other side of Melbourne, away from the tourist spots. He knows every local gem. Make sure he tells you about his favourite Japanese restaurant around the corner or Mart130 Cafe to have coffee or lunch! The house is a few tram stops away from the city centre and close to the beach.
So, if you want a quiet stay in Melbourne with a host who knows his community, this is the place to be!