About this listing
We have a double futon bed in a separate studio/granny flat in our back yard available for rent. The studio has its own toilet, but we all share a shower in the main house.
Our home is a charming, three-bed home with a spacious open-plan living area, back terrace and a studio/granny flat in the back yard where you'll be staying.
The bedroom is a good size, about 3m by 3m. It has a double futon and a chest of drawers and its own toilet, although we share the shower in the main house.
Included in your costs are:
* A double futon bed with clean sheets and pillows
* Bath towels
* Shared bathroom
* Hair dryer/straightener available
* Furnished lounge & dining room
* Shared kitchen
* Shared laundry facilities (including detergents)
* BBQ & outdoor area
* Free unlimited wifi broadband
* Free coffee, tea, hot chocolate, milk
Our living area has sandstone floors and contains the lounge room, plus open plan kitchen and dining room. The lounge room has wireless broadband, a 42" HD TV, stereo system and our ridiculously comfortable six-seater couch (which converts to a queen size bed, if you wish). The kitchen has a gas stove on an island bench, blenders, toaster, kettle, dishwasher, all your crockery, cutlery and utensil needs. The whole area is heated by a split system. Naturally, you're welcome to use all of this equipment.
The bathroom has a bath and shower and loads of room. There's an additional toilet available out the back.
There is a laundry with iron, washing machine and utility cupboard, with a clothesline just outside.
Our backyard has herbs, a BBQ, a brazier to huddle around and keep warm, and chairs to relax on.
The home is located in Yarraville, which is one of the coolest areas of Melbourne. We are literally 200 metres from the village, which has a train station (12 minutes to the city!!), two supermarkets, loads of restaurants and cafes, boutiques, and a brilliant old art deco movie theatre
Charlie and Rowena were very nice and helpful. I needed the room the same day, and they responded immediately. It was great to be able to stay in a self-contained studio in the back of the house, yet also use the living room/kitchen. Charlie and Rowena were good conversationalists, extremely responsive, and I would stay with them again. Highly recommended.
I think you should know beforehand whether the bed is a futon or not. Great neighbourhood. OK room if you don't have a dust allergy, but carpet stained.
This is the 2nd time we've been staying at Charlie's place. This time for 2 weeks. (while being in Melbourne for business).
We again had a very pleasant experience and would recommend anyone to stay in his place.
Very convenient location near Yarraville village
We had a wonderful time in Charlie's house, which is conveniently located near the centre of Yarraville, minutes away from the train to Melbourne. Easy hopping into the city and back with the pleasant small town feel to it too. Lovely art deco cinema and bookshop at the doorstep and handy grocers shops. Thanks, Charlie, for letting us stay in your comfortable house. We really enjoyed the space, the chance to cook a meal or too in the kitchen, and the nice back garden. Highly recommended for those who want to explore the city and come back to a relaxing spacious home.
Charlie's house was perfect and ideally located in the heart of the village, close to everything you need. Parking was very easy. Although I didn't get to meet Charlie, he was very quick to respond to messages. Thanks Charlie!
It was great staying with Charlie and his family. They were open, helpful and easy going. Yarraville is a great place to stay, with Charlie's place 2 minutes from 'the village', a quant parade of shops and a vintage cinema, with the train taking you into the city in about 15 minutes. Altogether highly recommended.
About the Host, Charlie
I am a professional 34 year old male, living with my lovely fiance Rowena and our 6-month old baby Harper. I love living in Yarraville because of the unique upbeat/country town vibe and the friendly locals.