About this listing
Double bedroom with high ceilings in older, character-filled home, plus two very friendly miniature dachshunds who LOVE visitors. Free wifi, close to public transport, short walking distance to nearest supermarket. Great coffee just a few blocks away. Please note we have a 3 night minimum on a long weekend.
The house is an older-style home, it was built in 1920, with double brick plastered walls and high ceilings.
The room has a comfortable queen size bed (previous guests have described it as "a fantastic bed" and "the best bed they'd slept on all year"), with free wifi, desk, a bookshelf full of books, bedside table, coffee table, fan, mirror etc, in a character-filled old house with polished wood floors (carpet in bedrooms), and central heating.
Backyard has a herb garden, BBQ, outdoor setting & outdoor firepit.
The kitchen has every appliance you could imagine (I love cooking)! If you ask, I can make some space available in the kitchen fridge if you wish, and you are welcome to use the crockery, cutlery & all kitchen appliances.
Located on Brunswick/Coburg border, close to both Nicholson St & Sydney Rd. The nearest tram stop is an easy 3 min stroll from your door (both the No 8 / No 1 trams). 15min drive to city, 30min on tram.
The East Brunswick Project, which serves some of the best coffee in Melbourne, is two stops away on our tram line (or a leisurely 15min morning stroll if you prefer to walk), straight down Lygon Street. Moreland Train Station also within walking distance. Unrestricted onstreet parking available.
We have some small quiet fish and two small quiet but friendly dogs (miniature dachshunds: Molly and Spike). Please note that the dogs are not allowed in the bedrooms.
If you are a smoker, we request that all smoking is done outside (ashtrays are provided outside the back door).
Guests have access to most rooms in the house, including the shared bathroom, laundry, toilet & kitchen. Everything, in fact, except for my home office and our bedroom. Everywhere else you are welcome to make yourselves at home! During the warmer months we enjoy dining and relaxing on the back deck, enjoying the sun. You are most welcome to do the same!
Interaction with Guests
It is up to you how much interaction you have with us. Some guests like to retreat to the privacy of their room, or spend all their time out and about exploring Melbourne. Other guests like to spend time chatting around the kitchen table with us. Either is welcome!
An eclectic and vibrant area in Melbourne’s inner north, Brunswick & Coburg bustle with a diverse cross section of interesting street cafes and restaurants flaunting a spectrum of global flavours. Easy walking distance to bars, cafes, inexpensive restaurants, shops & post office (the house is within easy walking distance of both Lygon Street and Sydney Road). The area has plenty of cafes and bars, lots of artists and musicians live in the area and there is an active live local music scene. Historically it was a poor working class/migrant area which has recently become gentrified. There are lots of front yards still with lemon trees and fig trees growing to reflect this history. There is a great article in Broadsheet Melbourne (a local online paper) describing some of the excellent places you can eat out in Brunswick for under $10 if you feel like googling!
Trams: #8 and #1 tram are both a very easy 2-3min stroll away - both trams will take you in to the city. #19 tram is also an easy walk.
Trains: the Upfield train line is approx 900 metres away on the other side of Sydney Road.
Buses: the 510 which travels between Essendon & Ivanhoe via Brunswick, Northcote &Thornbury goes right past the door, the nearest bus stop is a two minute walk.
Other Things to Note
I am happy to be a little flexible with check-in and check-out times when it is possible to do so.
No smoking indoors.
No extra pets, please (two dogs and some fish is quite enough).
If you use the kitchen, please clean up after yourself.
You are welcome to use the washing machine but PLEASE ask first.
We also ask that you please show some consideration with regards to loud noise eg loud talking/music/tv/slamming doors early in the morning (before 8am) and late at night (after 10pm).
If you wish to eat in your room, feel free to do so, but please clean up after yourselves. Leaving food & crumbs on shelves and in the bed is not the way for a preferred guest to behave.