# Your own apartment in a beautiful, leafy, heritage area
# Train and bus services a couple of minutes away
# Cafes, bank and post office just round the corner
# Perfect base for seeing Melbourne's attractions
Your clean and comfortable private space is on the ground floor area of our modern home. You'll have your own entrance, a living room with kitchenette, bedroom with queen size bed and plenty of cupboard space, and your own bathroom with shower and toilet - we supply soap, towels and linen. You can also have access to our laundry and clothes line in the back yard.
The kitchenette has a refrigerator, microwave oven, toaster and kettle, and there's also a barbecue available. We'll provide you with the basics for a light breakfast. After a tiring day of sightseeing you can unwind with a game of pool in your living room or watch TV or a DVD. Overhead fans will keep you cool in summer, and for winter there’s hydronic heating throughout. Should you require internet access, we can provide you with a 4G WiFi modem on a user-pays basis.
We’re located behind the Surrey Hills shopping strip and close to the Surrey Hills station. You’ll find a bank, car hire, post office, a couple of bakeries, pharmacies and a number of cafes just a few minutes walk away. There's plenty of activity around during the day but after business hours it’s very peaceful, safe and quiet.
It’s a 3-minute walk to the Surrey Hills railway station - a train to Melbourne city takes 20 minutes. It's safe to travel home on the train from the city at night, so you'll have easy access to Melbourne's restaurants and night life. The train will also take you direct to Melbourne’s major sporting precincts - the MCG, Etihad Stadium, Rod Laver Arena at the tennis centre, the soccer and rugby stadiums. In the other direction, the train takes you direct to Victoria's iconic Puffing Billy steam train that departs from Belgrave daily.
It’s easy to find your way here from Melbourne Airport by train. Take the SkyBus from the airport to Southern Cross railway station and then a Belgrave, Lilydale or Blackburn line train to Surrey Hills station.
Shopping and Restaurants
The cafes in our immediate neighbourhood serve delicious breakfasts, lunches and all day coffee and cake. There are a number of takeaway shops open in the evening and a Thai and Chinese restaurant if you'd prefer to dine out close to home. A slightly longer walk will give you the options of Italian, Greek, more Thai and Chinese restaurants, and great fish and chips.
Just a couple of stations away from us are Camberwell and Box Hill shopping centres, both home to good shopping and a fantastic variety of restaurants. They also have clothing and gift shops, fresh food markets and large supermarkets.
As well as the nearby train service, a bus service is a 1-minute walk away and will take you to the huge Chadstone Shopping Centre - the fashion capital of Melbourne. And if you’re prepared to walk for 10 minutes to the tramline, you can take a tram through the city to Port Melbourne beach, a comfortable and inexpensive way to see interesting parts of Melbourne. All Melbourne’s tram, train and bus services are linked, so getting around on public transport is easy, paying all your fares with a Myki card, available at many outlets including railway stations.
If you're travelling by car, there is street parking nearby.
As for us, your hosts, we’re a well-travelled couple, who have lived in Melbourne for most of our lives, so we can help you plan your stay and find your way around. Our living space and home office are upstairs from your rooms. Once we’ve helped you settle in, we'll respect your privacy but we’re available to answer any questions and make you feel welcome and ‘at home’ in our home.
Absolutely loved our stay at Sherry & Jo's accommodation. Exceptionally clean, modern and tidy. Fruit, milk, crumpets, jams were made available in the room. The apartment is very roomy with your own entry and even though S & J live in their home above, you would never know - very quiet. 3 min walk to station, the same to some shops and eateries. Sherry & Jo are a lovely couple who really care about your comfort and their beautiful dog, Louis, may visit if your lucky - he's gorgeous (never heard him once - you wouldn't know he was there).
Sherry & Jo are excellent hosts. They have made sure that our stay was comfortable, taking into account the small details like when the weather turned cold, Sherry & Jo changed into the thicker blanket to make sure we are warm enough. And they have remembered the day we mentioned we might want to do our laundry and made arrangement for that. The apartment also came with adequate kitchen cutlery, snacks, coffee, etc. (love the shortbreads by the way!)
The apartment is also situated in a very nice area, with a handful of cafes, and restaurants around. On top of that, it is very near the train station, less than a minute walk away.
Leon & I really enjoyed our stay there! Thanks alot Sherry & Jo!
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Staying at Peppercorn Place is always a treat. Great location, beautiful, comfortable, clean apartment and terrific hosts.
Had a very convenient and comfortable stay in Surrey Hills at Sherry and Jo's place recently. Really appreciated the self contained, spotlessly clean and very comfortable accommodation.
We stayed 2 nights in Sherry&Jo's flat. The place was exactly as it is described on AirBNB : very well set up, immaculate, very well equipped, quiet and private. It is also convenient : near to the train station. Sherry&Jo are very warm, welcoming and very considerate for everything (especially for the breakfast, the home-made cookies are excellent!!!!)
I stayed in Sherry & Jo's apartment for a week. I couldn't recommend it more highly. Spacious, quiet, private, convenient (only a couple of minutes' walk from railway station and shops), well equipped, and immaculately clean and fresh. I'm only sorry I didn't have time to play a game on the full-sized billard table!
Sherry and Jo were most welcoming and kind - even did my washing for me! I'm sure I'll stay again.
Fabulous appartment , immaculate and very well set up. Great hosts , I wanted for nothing and was very happy ,. Im already looking forward to my next visit
We stayed at Jo and Sherry place for 4nights, there was such a warm and cosy place to stay in.The place was so convenience, near to the train station and sounded with shops.. Very warm in the cold weather.. Excellent place for a tempo stay. Thank you so much Jo for her host.
The downside was there lack of secured parking space, woken up early morning by the noise from the train and lack of amenities to cook our own meal.
A quiet clean and pleasant place to stay with accommodating hosts. It is much newer and fresher than we thought from the photos.
Convenient to transport and services.