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Luxurious Self Contained Pool House

AustraliaVictoriaKooyong
Entire home/apt
2 Guests
1 Bedroom
1 Bed
1 adult
0 children
Ages 2 - 12
0 infants
Under 2
2 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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About this listing

Our luxurious and private Pool House is tucked away in an English style garden with a swimming pool and spa. We are located in a secure and safe suburb, close to the city centre which is easily accessible by car, train, tram, or even bicycle.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Property type: Other
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $47
Security Deposit: $158
Weekly Discount: 15%
Cancellation: Strict

Description

The space

Enjoy a tranquil stay in a magnificent garden with pool and spa, in a quiet suburb conveniently located close to the city centre.

We accept a maximum of two guests only.

Location

Kooyong is a tiny sought-after suburb wedged between Malvern and Hawthorn, and abutting Toorak--one of Melbourne's most exclusive suburbs. We are only 7km from the city centre.

Our home backs on to Kooyong Park and there is easy access to the city only 10 minutes by train, or 25 minutes by bicycle path all the way (bikes available).

Amenities

The modern Pool House is fully air conditioned and heated, and has its own private, separate entry. It is fitted with a smoke alarm and even has its own security system. There is unlimited broadband wireless Internet in the Pool House with optional direct plug-in cable connection. We also provide a wireless printer (Mac or PC) to print out plane tickets or correspondence. The bathroom has a shower (hairdryer provided) and there is a fully kitted out kitchenette with a two hob Miele gas stove, mini-bar fridge, microwave and Nespresso coffee machine. There is an LCD TV with DVD library, two wardrobes and a suspended rattan chair. The two sets of concertina doors fold right back to enjoy the lush surrounds. We have just upgraded the bed to an extremely comfortable Queen size chiropractic ensemble. Quality linen is provided and additional pool towels. The Pool House is extremely quiet as it has been built of double brick with double glazed windows. We have a small friendly Cavoodle that is kept mostly indoors. For longer stays, we are happy to offer laundry facilities. Parking is not a problem--you can park right outside our house with our visitor's parking permit.

The pool is only heated from December through to April, when there is consistently warm weather, but you are most welcome to use the pool at any time if you don't mind the cooler temperature. However, we are happy to heat the jacuzzi (spa) all year round and there is nothing more delightful than a 38C degree spa in the middle of winter!

Originating from the UK, we are used to having friends and family regularly come and stay with us and we take great pleasure in showing them our beautiful city. I speak fluent French and some Italian.

If you are looking for a unique luxury stay in a private, tranquil setting but with easy access to the city, then come and enjoy the Pool House.

NOTE: The Pool House is unsuitable for toddlers and young children due to its direct pool access within the safety fence perimeter.

Guest access

The Pool House has it's own private, separate entry so guests can be completely independent.

Guests have access to the garden pool and spa. Most of the time they will have this area to themselves.

For stays of one week or more, we are happy to put guests' laundry through our machine as there are no laundry facilities in The Pool house itself.

Guests have access to unlimited Wi-Fi and their own dedicated wireless PC or Mac printer.

Interaction with guests

The Pool House has it's own private, separate entry so guests can be completely independent.

Most of the time guests will have the garden and pool area to themselves.

We enjoy chatting with our guests and pointing them in the direction of interesting local spots and eateries, but we are also respectful of guests' privacy should they prefer it.

I personally meet and greet guests upon their arrival and I am always contactable during their stay.

The neighborhood

We love living in Kooyong, a quiet, safe and exclusive suburb only minutes from the city. Kooyong Village is only a 5 minute walk to the end of our street--a strip of quaint shops and cafes providing anything you night need during your stay.

There are several cafés/bakeries, an upmarket French restaurant, a mini supermarket with bottle shop, newsagent, post office, chemist, milk bar and hairdresser. It is only a 10 minute walk to the monthly Booroondara Farmers Market off Auburn Road.

The area boasts some of the best cafes in Melbourne and we are only a 10 minute drive to Chadstone-The Fashion Capital; the largest shopping mall in Australia.

We are a few minutes walk to The Kooyong Tennis Club, Vision Australia, Scotch College, St Kevin’s College, St Catherine’s School and The University of Melbourne Hawthorn Campus.

I have a list of favourite cafes and places to visit in the area, as well as the city, that I will share with you upon your arrival.

Getting around

We have free parking available directly in front of our house, although we recommend using public transport for easy access to the city. The train and tram are both at the end of our street and the train takes you to the city in 5 stops, or 7 minutes. The number 16 tram goes to The city via St. Kilda Beach, and the number 8 tram goes to the city via the Chapel Street shopping precinct and the Royal Botanical Gardens.

We are close to the Toorak Road exit of Citylink which is only a 25 minute drive from the airport. Likewise, it is only a few minutes by car to the city.

Our house backs onto Kooyong Park and you can borrow our bikes and cycle all the way into the city along the scenic Yarra River bicycle/walking path, without leaving the track once. There are great cafes to stop off along the way.

Other things to note

Please let me know what your special interests are as I keep up-to-date with the arts scene and what's happening in and around Melbourne.


House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in is after 2PM

For the comfort of other guests, smoking is allowed outside only.

No loud music to be played after 11pm.

Please ensure that heating or cooling is turned off before leaving the Pool House.

No more than two visitors at a time.

Please do not put us in an awkward position and ask if you can squeeze in extra guests. The Pool House accommodates a maximum of two people only.

Accommodation unsuitable for children under 12 years.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

Availability
3 nights minimum stay

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Abby

Abby

Melbourne, Australia · Joined in March 2012

Hi. We are privileged to live in a lovely part of Melbourne. We have two adult children, one teenager still at home, and one small friendly dog that lives mostly inside.

I am self employed and work mostly from home, which is ideal for having guests come and stay.

I love walking, cycling, cooking, reading, theatre, live music and travel and I try to keep up-to-date with what is happening in and around Melbourne, so I am able to recommend restaurants, activities and festivals. I am particularly fond of quirky events around town and am always dragging someone along!

When we travel we forgo the homogeneous chain hotels and stay in anything from camper vans to B&Bs to boutique hotels - accommodation that reflects a bit of the culture around us. I particularly love destinations that offer an insight into a completely different way of life.

I look forward to welcoming you to our part of the world and giving you some great tips on Melbourne.

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