Easy to travel from and to airport; quiet and safe neighbourhood; spacious and sunny room ; backyard for sun baking; easy going host with live music entertainment:-)
We would like to meet you and host your stay in your journey, happy 2014!
My place is great for guest from overseas, interstate or want to live in northern suburbs. If you like live in CBD, it is not for you, if you are looking for someplace is between airport and city, have free places to park your car, and like a spacious and quite place for some privacy, or not in rush and happy to travel 30 minutes on the train to city(as lots of Melbourne suburb area do) , it is the perfect place for you.
As you see in the photos, the guest bedrooms in a two bedroom unit with 100sqm backyard(my green garden) is what you pick. This bedroom is airy and bright with huge windows. The unit is new painted, your room has a double bed, 6 drawers cabinet and a build in wardrobe, very firm mattress, big mirror, bedding will be nice and clean, and room is often decorated with fresh roses. Bathroom and kitchen are kept in 70's style with colorful tiles . All my neighbors are very friendly and lovely, You will be woken up by the birds every morning.
fast and unlimited wireless internet,fully equipped kitchen, washing machine, no dryer(they get dried very quickly on the lines in the backyard).
It is close to Melb Airport as well as City CBD. From Melbourne main airport is 15 -20 mins drive, by taxi is about AUD30 ( work out cheaper and quicker than catching the sky bus from airport to city). from my place to city 13Kms which is about $20-30 by taxi depends on where you go of course. You can catch bus or train to city (30 mins train trip), 8mins lovely walk to the Keon Park station. Just to mention, we don't have TV, hope it won't bother you.
Local shops 5 mins walking distance are Chinese Restaurant, Italian Dairy product shop, Fresh vegetable and fruit shop, milk bar, and if you need big supermarket, that is 3kms away, can reach by train(2 stops), 2 big shopping mall is 10 mins drive away or couple of train or bus stops away. Also the nearby suburb Preston has big food market during Wed to Sat, and plenty of restaurants open till late every night and offers $10 meals! it is 4 stops on the same South Morang train line, so you could have dinner there on the way back from City if don't want to cook. If you love cooking, you have access to all the kitchen equipment, feel free to cook as much as you want.
It is close to Preston weekend markets, RMIT & La Trobe Uni Bundoora campus but not walking distance.
My parent used to live in the guest room, and mum used to cook guest dumplings. Now they are back in China, you will share the house with me and my partner Rob. Rob plays guitar in the sitting room some times, you are welcome to sing along if his country west style is to your liking :-)
We would love to open up our home to offer you a home away from home and joyful Melbourne experience.
We are all travelers on this planet, happy to make your journey brighter and happier!
Everything in the house, we open our home to you! （the price is for accommodation and facilities only, if you need food or use of telephone, we can provide with extra charges)
We love to chat with guests and we always give them space and privacy as well . The good conversations often turn into cooking and eating dinner together:-)
The amazing thing about being the host is the privilege to be part of some strangers life for a short period of time :-)
The neighbours are quiet and friendly , plenty parking space on the street for free:-)
8-10 minutes walk to local train station, and half hour train ride you will be in city CBD . Melbourne is a big city, if you don't live in CBD, then train or bus will be the main public transportation.
Rob plays guitar and sings in the sitting room sometimes, so you like country west music?
I had great time with Diana and Rob, they are both warm hearted make u feel like living home. They took me to shopping and even helped me sort out my last night accommodation. I'd recommend to everyone!!!
Diana is a very very nice host, she is so warm hearted, provided a lot of information for our tour, made our stay in MEL much easier.Highly recommend.
Diana is a very good person，very warm，house is very clean and tidy，she gave me a lot of Melbourne Tourism，Diana's husband is a guitarist，guitar playing very well，welcome you to Beijing Tourism
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Diana and Rob are such lovely hosts. They were so nice and helpful with us. They are definitely one of the best host I have met since I use airbnb. Thank you so much for everything ! The house is so cosy, clean and in a safe neighborhood. We really felt like home :-)
I highly recommend to book with them. Emmanuelle and Pauline
Diana and Rob were really lovely and helpful! The house is really comfy and quiet. They have a cute little garden in the back we could chill out. They are great hosts, showing us directions, giving us tips to tour around Melbourne, sharing cooking etc. The house is fairly close to the train station, which makes traveling easier. Also, Diana being able to speak Chinese made my mum's first time to Australia really easy!!
Diana and Rob were great hosts to us, very friendly and approachable. Being first time visitors, we were able to understand more about Melbourne from the locals perspective. Their place is homely and comfortable, and they have pretty roses planted on the front porch. All in all a wonderful stay and I would recommend to anyone visiting Melbourne to stay with them :D
Wow where to begin! As students visiting Melbourne Diana and Rob had looked after us extremely well. Instantly we felt welcome and at home :) From explaining directions and transport to showing us around famous streets we had most definitely enjoyed our stay. We will miss their company and kindness. Diana is very friendly and caring, and Rob also has a great sense of humour (as well as being very talented at singing and playing guitar!) The house was indeed quiet as described and we spent each day comfortably.
Our trip to Melbourne was wonderful and one to remember.
We couldn't have asked for a better host :) Once again, thank you so very much.
- Debbie and Joanne
Out stay at Diana's place was perfect! Although we haven't been much in the apartment we felt at home. The house is a bit further away from the city center but on the other hand its very quite and there is a train going close by! We tried to stay at Diana's a few days later but unfortunately she was booked!
Absolutely the best n home experience stay with Diana n Rob. The place is super cosy n very suitable for a pair or single stay. Fully equipped kitchen, hot water shower and if timing permits, you get to taste home sweet home food cooked by Rob n Diana. We will come back to them next year. Strongly recommend to all members...thank you Diana n Rob. See you around.