About This Listing
My home is on Elwood & Brighton beach and within walking distance to St Kilda Beach, the most famous tourist spot in (website hidden) Kilda Pier is where fairy penguins have nests and is open to public viewing. This is where these cute penguins wander freely.
My house includes an outdoor spa/swimming pool.
1-2 minutes walk takes you to a sandy beach and sea where you can also swim and indulge in water sports.
10 minutes stroll on the beach to Elwood village where cafes and boutique shops abound.
Upmarket bayside neighbourhood in Church Street, Brighton. Best fish and chips and coffee in the world (my opinion only).
A bike trial runs all the way to the city.
5 minutes walk to bus that links with trams and trains to the city centre (Flinders street station and Southern Cross station that is linked to airport shuttles).
45 minutes by car to Tullarmarine International Airport.
5 minutes drive (and walkable if you don't have heavy luggage) to airport bus shuttle stop nearby. Shuttle takes you to airport in 40 minutes..
Yoga/meditation sessions are available in the house upon request.
5 minute drive to Argentinian tango/salsa walk-in classes.
The bedroom is big with its own separate entrance to the front garden. It is an ensuite (shower/toilet). Room has a double bed (antique) with custom made mattress. Room has been described as WOW!
Unique features of house/home: theatre/film studio/multi purpose space suitable for movies, meditation, yoga, massages, tango etc. A baby grand steinway piano.
We are a friendly mob that live here and seasoned travellers for over 20 years. We know most things round and about Melbourne and off the tourist tracks sights in Victoria. If you need to do the Great Ocean Rd, Wilsons Prom, Philip Island or whatever, let us know before you book the tours because we can do them at non tourists prices. Your rental and whatever you like to give us go towards our charities to support starving orphans in E Timor (Alola Foundation) Mirabel Foundation (drugs orphans in Melbourne) and PRASAD Australia in India. PRASAD supports a clinic that assists women and babies with aids. We thank you for collaborating with us to help others. There is no meaning in life unless we continue to share our resources and work towards a better world.
No smoking inside but outside is ok. Well behaved and trained pets allowed, including kids and spouses. And lovers.
Have a shower before using the spa (hot tub)
Put away your things eg books, magazines, beach towels in your own room and not on kitchen bench/table.
It is difficult to describe how wonderful Moni and Phil are. They are warm, loving people and their home is a haven and an oasis from the outside world. It was mean't to be and they helped me welcome a new grandson into the world. Love them forever, Julie xxx
Had a great time at this house perfect location perfect host
Moni and Phil made me feel very welcome in their home. From the first moment that I met Phil when he kindly picked me up from the bus stop at Brighton I immediately felt at ease and knew that my stay with them would be pleasurable. They are lovely people, warm hearted and interesting and are used to living in shared houses with others.
Staying with Moni and Phil was more like meeting old friends than being a paying guest! They were warm and welcoming, and I felt very looked after. The room was large and spacious with a very comfortable bed and private bathroom. There was a separate entrance so I could be completely self-contained if I wanted. Communication was clear with regards food, keys etc. They were also around to give details of where to go and how to get to places if necessary. The house is lovely, and I had the privilege of using the garden hot tub, even though the weather was not great! Moni and Phil are fabulous hosts and make you feel very welcome and cared for. The location is perfect if you want to be near the sea, but it is a bit of a walk to the nearest shops and train station. However it is a short and easy train ride into the city. Melbourne in April was colder than I expected, but generally the weather was fine for a city trip. I don't think I could have found a more welcoming couple or more lovely place to stay. Brighton Homestay was definitely the highlight of my Australia experience!
Unfortunately Moni was not around during my stay however she was always quick to communicate and answer any questions I had. Her sister however was present to welcome me and introduce me to my room and as luck would have it, I was to have the whole house to myself! The room was great, complete with it's own ensuite bathroom and side entrance and I did get to try out the pool and spa which were also fun. The location was great for accessing the beach and was about a 15-20 min drive into the city would suited me fine. Overall it was a great stay and made Melbourne very relaxing.
Truly home away from home. Aka The Peaceful Palace, we will be back!
Thank you Moni & Phil.
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About the Host, Moni
I am a writer, playwright, poet and a seasoned traveller, consulting all over the globe (0ver 20 years) on doing business in Asia and Australia. Airbnb is great for me as it is a collaborative community of like minded people. I enjoy doing it tremendously meeting all sorts, shapes and colours in my listings in Australia. My partner in travel is Felipe or Phil. He is bilingual (English & Spanish) having lived in south america for 20 years. Together we roam round the world singing, putting events on and generally have a good time. Felipe has a listing in Langkawi, Malaysia on airbnb as well. Langkawi Hut - 10 steps to the sea is quite an experience and we live there when we are not in Brighton 4 doors to the sea. As you can see, we love the sea. We should have been born as dolphins. For more about us, you will need to come and stay with us.