About this listing
Experience this charming home by the Yarra river which fronts onto parkland and Melbourne's scenic bike trail. Nearby shops, public transport, cafes, and walking/bike/artist trails while living in a country atmosphere close to Melbourne City.
Relaxing, comfortable, light filled home with outdoor entertainment area. Every window looks out onto natural views. With a beautiful garden and across the road is the main entrance to the parkland area called the Yarra flats with main walks to explore along the Yarra river. If you are a keen cyclist then you can ride your bike all the way to the city.
The house has a large spacious master bedroom with a queen size bed. This room is light, spacious and peaceful, and features a full en-suite bathroom. The bedroom has a beautiful bay window overlooking parklands.
The second bedroom is adjacent to main bathroom with a futon bed for 2 and side table for reading.
You will be sharing the house with myself in the second bedroom and 27 yr old son who lives below in a converted garage space. We both live busy lives (as my business is 6 days a week & some nights) and you are more than likely will have the whole house to yourself.
The circle of houses in our neighbourhood is based on a inner community driveway that leads to undercover parking for your car. This is also rear access to the house. The heritage parkland has swings for children and was designed by the famous Architect Walter Burley Griffin who designed Parliament House in Canberra.
The house provides you with comforts like an open fireplace, ducted heating, air conditioning, dishwasher, full laundry facilities and off street parking. It's fully equipped with TV, DVD player, wifi / internet access.
This home is in a very safe neighbourhood. It's close to the city, situated opposite parklands. Nearby is a well known Heidelberg Contemporary Museum of Arts called "Heidi". The boulevard street is famous during the Christmas period for the display of Christmas lights decorations.
We are approximately 15 km from downtown Melbourne with walking distance to train station and a vibrant local shopping strip, cafes, pubs and galleries.
So come and enjoy yourself in a beautiful space and bring your camera to capture the wildlife and beauty of nature. You will feel like you are in the country and yet are only 20mins away from the centre of Melbourne.
As guest you have access to the whole house and garden area except the garage under the house.
Interaction with guests
There will be someone to meet and greet you on arrival and run through the details of the house and a list of what to see in the area.
Eaglemont is a well established and affluent area and was originally built by Walter Burley Griffin, a famous architect who designed our parliament house in Canberra. After you step outside our door and walk for 5 mins you will encounter a horse paddock, an array of Australian animals from cockatoos, lizards, bats and even kangaroos all in our front parkland. Our street is famous at Christmas as all the homes on the Boulevard display Christmas lights and families come out in the summer night to view together. The parkland opposite is by the river which has a bike track that goes for miles from the city and beyond. On the path is known as the artist trail and you can see famous paintings from the artist Arthur Streeton. There is also a famous art gallery only 5 mins drive away called Heidi which displays contemporary artwork. We are only a short walk from the shops and amenities.
There is a bus around the corner and a train which is a 15min walk from the house. The trains run frequently into the city. If you are traveling by car (not in peak hr) it takes only 25mins to the centre of Melbourne.
Other things to note
Please note this house is also close to Austin Hospital within walking distance, and approximately 5 mins by car.
If shopping is your thing we are only 10min drive from Doncaster Shopping Centre where you can shop or catch a movie. Or take a 10 min drive to Bridge road Richmond to all the designer clearance outlet shops in Melbourne.
Melbourne has been voted the most liveable city in the world, with many parks, the famous Art Centre with great shows and good food. There is also a Information Centre on corner of Flinders St and St Kilda Road CBD of Melbourne. You can also travel for free on the city RED tram which will give you a commentary of the city sites.
Please respect our desire to have clean air in our home. No smoking inside the house, no pets preferably.
Welcome to my home, I am Sharon a professional business owner in the wellbeing industry at Port Melbourne.
Sharon is the host of this beautiful home by the river. She is a very busy woman who on occasions travels and enjoys coming home to her sanctuary amongst the trees and cosy fire place in winter. The area I live in is a well known "Artist Trail Walk" along one of Melbourne's scenic bike trails.
The house also has a boarder who stays below (converted garage space) on some occasions.
I am looking forward to sharing my home with you.
Hope you have a great stay!!