A lovely room with ample storage. Another room to relax in and watch tv. I am Dutch by birth so know how to make you feel at home. There is also an outside garden for you to relax in or have a BBQ.
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You will feel right at home straight away and after a long day come "home" to our lovely Edwardian Period home. It offers a lovely bedroom with double bed, own separate bathroom - separate bath and shower, separate toilet, linen, towels. dressing gowns and doona included and with free access to use of the rest of the house and garden including the gas mains connected BBQ. Off street parking available. Happy to do your washing if required.
Help yourself Breakfast provided free of charge - cereal, porridge, toast, tea, coffee, orange juice and bacon and eggs are available but as I am at work you cook these yourselves.Other meals by negotiation with hostess. Also provide the morning paper for those who like to read the paper at breakfast. The whole idea is for you to make yourself at home and be comfortable.
Free Wi Fi and Printing and use of a lap top computer if you don't have one. Also use of a tripod stand for any avid photographers and provision of beach towels in summer. Warm coats and umbrellas can be provided in winter. And there is a piano for anyone who fancies "tickling the ivories".
We have a golden retriever so must like dogs. The dog is either outside or in the back family room (she is not allowed up the front of the house).
Located 12kms from city centre with only a 6 minute walk to train station for 20 minute ride to city Flinders Street or Southern Cross stations) (Zone 1 fare which is the cheapest) 2 min train ride to Caulfield Station for Monash University or Caulfield Racecourse for Annual Spring Racing Carnival or 15 minutes to Richmond station for the Melbourne Cricket Ground for cricket, Australian Open Tennis Championships and football matches and grand finals. Or change at Richmond to take train to Belgrave for Puffing Billy tour and the Great Dandenong Ranges. Buses right outside our door take you to Chadstone the shopping capital of Australia and the largest in the southern hemisphere and Southland Shopping Centre Mall in the other direction. Bus from Carnegie takes you straight to St. Kilda another tourist highlight.
Only a 10 minute drive to Brighton Beach - Walking distance to numerous local shops, cafes and parks. Also Chadstone is only a 15 minute walk away. Smoking outside is o.k.
The room is in our house, we are a mother and daughter who are acquainted with lots of international guests from our extended overseas family. We are easy-going, don't mind sharing our space and are happy to teach our guests things about Australia if they are interested.
Koornang Road Carnegie, shops and restaurants representing just about any country in the world is 10 minute walk away and also provides shopping for Korean, Asian, Baltic/Russian, Indian groceries. The Dutch Club is also in that area.
All utilities included except for international phone calls or mobile calls from our landline
$68 A night for up to two people minimum of 2 nights.
$420 per week (7 nights) for a single or $398 a week for a couple
$1,420 for a calendar month
IMPORANT NOTE: As you can see from my website I have an "Instant Book" feature and sometimes prospective guests spend time in discussion with me and lose the booking because someone has jumped in and used the Instant Book Feature. I always keep my calendar up to date so if you want it - book it!
Guests have access to their own private bedroom and bathroom and toilet, kitchen facilities and meal table, a little fridge for their own use, garden and bbq outside, television in the family room as host has their own television lounge room. Use of computer printer if needed. Host will do their washing. Hair dryer for their own personal use.
We interact with our guests as little or as much as they like. I am always present when our guests are here but sometimes my daughter is away.
6 minutes walk to the station. 10 minutes walk to Koornang Road shops and just about every country is represented in the array of restaurants that can be found there. 20 minutes walk to Chadstone the biggest shopping centre in the southern hemisphere. Or the bus stops right outside our door to take guests there.
Yes, 6 minutes walk to station, bus outside door, 10 minutes walk to tram. If guests have cars they can park them off site. From the airport they take the Sky bus to Southern Cross Station and from there the train to Murrumbeena station - either the Cranbourne or Pakenham lines. Driving takes about 40 minutes.
Important to treat this place as a home away from home - relax and enjoy everthing it has to offer
I had the most wonderful opportunity to stay with Marlous and Yalenka whilst I was recently in Melbourne for 4 days. Though I was hardly there during the day, I always came back to a welcoming atmosphere in such a beautiful home. Great care is taken in offering such a high standard and it really shows. Thank you Marlous and Yalenka
We had a great time staying at Marlous place. Plenty of space, we didn´t have to stay in our bedroom when not sleeping. Also having our own bathroom and toilet was good. Table set for breakfast in the mornings. Marlous is a very nice lady taking well care of you all the time. Close to train station. Recommended.
Margareta & Roland from Sweden, stayed for 5 weeks.
we spent a realy good time in Marlous's house.
All were large, the berdroom, the bathroom, the lounge, etc... :-)
And Marlous make you feel like if you're in your home.
Thank's a lot Marlous
A great host
I had a really good time in Melbourne and for a big part it was because I could come home to this lovely B&B every night.
The hostess was very nice and helpful with any questions or problems I had during my stay.
Since it is located close to one of the train stations it was easy to get around.
I highly recommend this place to anyone who is staying in Melbourne.
Hello everybody! I stayed three months with Marlous and Yalenka and it couldn't have been better! I had a really nice room and an extraordinary bathroom for my own, but even better, Marlous and Yalenka made me feel at home in Melbourne from the first day! We had wonderful chats and I had great fun playing football in Yalenka’s football team. Whoever wants to visit Melbourne should not hesitate to stay at Marlous’ and Yalenka’s house!
We really enjoyed our stay with marlous and yalenka. They were fantastic hosts, full of advice about the local area and more than happy to answer any questions that we had. Their house is lovely and spacious and equipped with everything you need to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
Hi guys, we're Indonesian couple who stayed in Australia for studying. Me and my wife want to share our experience living in Marlous' place.
We had really great experience there. Marlous is a lovely teacher, she is very nice to us and more importantly, she was giving us a l(phone number hidden)ttt of information about staying in Melbourne and those were really useful for us. Her daughter, Yalenka, was so nice to us. And also her dog, Shannon.
We lived there for 2 weeks and Marlous had given us many good advices. Her house is really awesome. She provided a cozy & warm room and also a private bathroom. There is a living room which we could use freely. She also provide print & scan facility and also 24-hours internet connection. The kitchen is really nice and clean. When we stayed there, Marlous cooked us food from our country, NASI GORENG!! and the taste was really good.. :)
There is a bus stop exactly in front of her house which could bring you directly to Chadstone Shopping Centre, the biggest shopping centre in Melbourne. If you want to go to city, there is a train station within 400m. So basically it's really easy to go anywhere.
So, if you want to stay in Melbourne, don't hesitate to live in Marlous' place. You will definitely have really great experience living there.
We had a fantastic experience staying with Marlous, Yalenka, and Shannon the precious dog! They provided a lovely, spacious bedroom and bathroom; the largest we have ever had at any AirB&B. Plenty of room to store your things. An entire tv area wth furniture is also included ( that the family does not use), so it a comfortable place instead of just staying in the bedroom. Her house is absolutely fabulous with all the stained-glass windows and antiques. Another exceptional reason to stay here is how friendly and helpful they are. No matter where we wanted to go, explicit directions were provided for us. The train is close and a bus stops right in front of her property. They both provided web sites to help locate employment opportunities! Marlous provides a self-serve breakfast and allows you to cook in her kitchen for your other meals. These two made us feel right at home and you will feel so welcomed if you stay here!
Fantastic stay near Melbourne. We had quick and easy access to the tram into Melbourne and the bus into St Kilda. Marlous is a generous and gracious host. Her home is an absolute treasure and we will be back to stay.
We were here for one week. We had a big room and a big private bath room. Marlous and her daughter Yalenka are very lovely, helpful and welcoming and did everything to make our stay as comfortable as possible. They also have a wonderful dog. Her name is Shannon, a Golden Retriever, and an absolute cute old lady ;). We totally enjoyed our week there and felt almost like at home. We absolutely recommend this familiy to everybody and would definetely return there if we were ever in Melbourne again!!!