About this listing
Our AirBNB space consists of a bedroom with a queen sized bed, a private bathroom, and a sitting room that has a fold-out bed that can be used for a third guest travelling with you.
Mostly we just have couples stay and use that space to themselves.
Welcome and thank you for checking our listing!
We have a bedroom with queen sized bed and access to a private bathroom. Your private balcony is overlooking the Barwon river which offers you amazing views. In addition to your bedroom you can make use of small sitting room with TV. What we will be sharing is the use of the fully equipped kitchen (with owners). The house has two levels, with a few stairs between.
Available only to 3 people of the one group: we can accommodate 1 extra person in sofa bed, if you are all willing to share your bathroom with each other. There is an extra cost of $50 per night for this.
We also have a single folding bed which would be suitable for a child travelling with parents - no additional cost.
There is parking outside of the property in a safe, quiet court location.
What to do:
House is located in a picturesque suburb 3 km from downtown Geelong. Find out more about Geelong from the VisitVictoria website.
Less than a 30 minute drive to start of the Great Ocean Road, one of the great Australian attractions and offers the most spectacular sightings you can imagine. The house is even closer to Bellarine Peninsula where you will find beautiful beaches, farms and wineries.
How to get to us:
We are less than an hour by car or train to downtown Melbourne. 70 minutes from Melbourne's International (& Domestic) Airport and 30 minutes from domestic airport at Avalon near Geelong. The Airport buses link Geelong to both airports.
We are looking forward to welcoming you.
Guests have their own bathroom. There is a balcony off the guest bedroom and sitting room. There is a small fridge downstairs for guest use.
Interaction with Guests
We let our guests decide how much they wish to interact. Most guests arrive in the evening and we tend to see more of them in the morning at breakfast - it is up to you how much you want to spend time with the hosts.
We love the views from our home. Also, there are lovely walks beside the river.
There is extremely limited public transport to access our home. Most of our guests have been travelling in their own cars or hire cars.
No smoking inside.
Cleaning fees only applied in exceptional circumstances.
Use anything you like in the kitchen but please clean up after yourself. Load things in the dishwasher and we'll take care of it from there.
Eat as much of the breakfast items as you like but please leave the other items.
Cleaning fees only if needed.
Lovely hosts with a beautiful home. We were only here for one night as we were leaving early morning for the great ocean road drive, however the little time spent was relaxed and enjoyable. Beautiful views and an awesome breakfast!
What a pity we arrived at dusk and had to leave at 8am next day - this is really a 'room with a view', or actually several rooms, which we love. Alison and Les were very welcoming and moreover kind enough to get up early the next day to have breakfast with us. Everything just as described in the listing. Great spot, would love to come back on another stay in Geelong.
This is our second visit with Alison and Les and again we were warmly welcomed and the facilities were excellent. I would recommend their accommodation highly.
Fabulous view from the rooms and balcony, and the friendly and accommodating hosts make this an unforgettable experience.
The location, facility and inclusions are just as described. Everything you need is there. The place is clean, well equipped and makes you feel at home.
Alison gave us very prompt response and detailed information prior to our arrival. helps a lot for a first time booking.
Alison and Les are friendly. we chatted a bit now and then. But they give you a lot of privacy.
The two rooms are rather spacious with homely décor. Breakfast included is also a big plus.
Highly recommended, especially if you want a home away from home.
Thank you, Alison and Les for sharing your home.
Thank you Les and Alison to have a really good stay at Geelong. The room with beautiful view and you can even see all the town. Les is very friendly and shows me the artworks made by himself. Both of them leave you a private space and very quite. I really enjoy the nite there and have a pleasure talk with them. :) For the room, it's not very big, but really warm and comfortable.:)
The apartment is located on a hillside in a quiet neighborhood. We stayed at the lower floor, we had access to the bedroom (comfy bed with a great view from the balcony), bathroom (clean and fully equipped), and an entertainment room (didn't have time to use the facilities in here). This apartment was way better than our initial expectation, and was the best apartment among our 7-day stay in Melbourne (compared to our stay in other AirBnb apartments located in Footscray, Carlton, Apollo Bay, Philip Island). Les invited us to breakfast (toast, cereal with milk, coffee, juice) and we had a leisure chat with him on the upper floor. As we only spent a night in Geelong, we couldn't spend more time in the lovely apartment. We hope to return another time.
Alison and Les are very welcoming hosts and the accommodation they offer is lovely. Not only is the room clean and comfortable with all the extras such as tea and coffee, information about the area etc, there is a great view!
I will definitely return and would not hesitate to recommend to others.
About the Host, Alison And Les
In our spare time together, my husband Les and I enjoy walks, cycling, playing and listening to music, attending music events, movies and some TV watching, and travelling locally, interstate, and overseas.
I (Alison) have lived for periods in the Netherlands and Canada some years ago. We have both travelled a bit to other parts of the world, and in 2011 we enjoyed a wonderful trip to the UK and south of France. We hope to visit the USA and Canada in 2013.
Les has retired from the work force and he plays golf at least two days a week. He is an accomplished leather artist, and spends time in his leather workshop here at home. He also plays the mandolin, and particularly loves Irish music.
I work full-time at the moment.
We love our present home in Highton (a suburb of Geelong). We have great views from our home of the Barwon River, across Geelong and to areas beyond. Our home is a short drive to the start of the Great Ocean Road, as well as to the Bellarine Peninsula with its beautiful beaches, farms and wineries. It is less than an hour's drive or train journey into downtown Melbourne (which is less than it takes from outer Melbourne suburbs). About 70 minutes drive to Melbourne's international and domestic airport, and less than 30 minutes to Avalon airport (domestic travel only, at this stage). There are airport buses between Geelong and these airports.