Welcome To Lovely Kensington Melbourne!
About The House
Located in Kensington, this 2 bedroom fully furnished house has everything you will need to make your stay here comfortable, including cable TV, broadband internet, all linens and cooking items.
**We are looking for guests to move in from March/April to July/August (dates flexible, but must be in the house from May to mid July). We will be away travelling for two months and are looking for responsible, mature guests (preferably a couple) to live with us and take care of our house while we are away. Please contact us if you are interested and we can discuss prices and dates**
You will be free to use all the kitchen items, washing machine, BBQ and wifi. We have a flat screen TV with surround sound in the lounge room, and we also have cable TV.
Your room is fully furnished with a queen sized bed, clothes rack, a bedside table and lamp, chair, 2 seater sofa and all linen.
The house has vented heating and an air conditioner in the loungeroom. The house does not contain a dining room, but the lounge is large, has 2 couches and a large coffee table. There is a backyard with outdoor setting and BBQ for use too.
About The Area
Kensington is a beautiful, safe and quiet Inner City suburb, with no noise at all at night. It's very family oriented so there are lots of kids and people walking dogs etc during the day. Leafy, green and peaceful area. Shops, markets, cafes, pubs and restaurants within one or two minutes walk.
We live very close to the city, less than 5km. Two to five minutes walk to the train and tram. You can cycle to the city or Melbourne Uni in 10 minutes. Flemington race course is about a 5 to 10 minute walk from our doorstep also.
We are both aged 30 and work in the health sector Monday to Friday. We enjoy getting out and about a lot and keep things pretty quiet and low key when at home - watching a movie, cooking, drinking wine playing scrabble and the like.
We get out on weekends, go to the gym and eat out with friends. We're pretty flexible with length of stays so just contact us to ask any questions. If you'd like to stay for a longer term, please contact us with any questions.
Guests have access to the whole house. We just ask that you clean up properly after yourself and respect our household furniture and goods as we do.
Interaction with Guests
We give you space and respect your privacy completely, and we only ask you to do the same. Our guests are like housemates to us, so its a mutual respect situation.
There are countless cafes and restaurants around, and we are spoilt for choice with many cheap eats in the neighbourhood. We have a giant food market close by (Queen Victoria Market) and fruit and vegetable shops, corner stores and a supermarket within 5 minutes walk.
It is a very quite area, tree lined streets, peaceful and safe.
We have a bus, train and tram all within 5 minutes walk.
Other Things to Note
Please only contact us if you are serious about booking. We are very happy to share knowledge of Melbourne and Victoria and assist you in planning activities with our guests, whom we treat like friends.
We don't have pets, and don't smoke, but you are welcome to smoke outside, but not in the house.
If you cook or use kitchen items, it is expected that you clean up after yourself properly - wash and dry dishes and put them away, wipe benches etc.
As we work during the week, we ask that guests are respectful and keep noise to a minimum between 10:30pm and 7am.
We are very green minded and always look to conserve energy. We appreciate our guests turning off all lights after use, and appliances such as the TV and washing machine.
I enjoyed my stay a lot at Emma and Rob's place. They are very relaxed, accommodating and welcoming hosts. The room was super convenient: the bed was most comfortable, the house was clean and tidy. Kitchen was just well-equipped. The location is ideal, in particular for those who like silence and tranquility. Still, there are a significant variety of shops and restaurants in the neighborhood. it is in very short distance from the city and easy to travel by train.
Emma and Rob were both very welcoming. We arrived quite late from the airport on a weekday and they stayed up waiting for us! The house was very clean, modern, and in a quiet location. As we were recent arrivals to Melbourne who were looking for jobs/places to live, it was the perfect place to get settled in. The location was great--only a short walk to plenty of restaurants, the supermarket, and train station. If we could, we would have loved to stay longer while we continued to job hunt. Unfortunately for us, the room was booked. Thanks again, Emma and Rob!
Emma & Rob were both very hospitable, friendly, and helpful. They gave me advice and answered my questions on Melbourne since it was my first time in the city, as well as in the country. The room, and the house in general, was clean, comfortable, and provided a great living environment for the 20 nights that I stayed there. I would definitely recommend their place to anyone looking for a cozy place to stay and meet new people.
My girlfriend and I stayed with Emma and rob during our first week in Melbourne. They were able to give us good recommendations on where to eat and what to see in the city. Being that we were both searching for jobs in the restaurant industry, this was extremely helpful. The house was always very clean and the couple was very considerate about giving us space and allowing us to treat their home as it was ours. The house isn't far from the train so it was very easy to get into the city every day.
Emma and rob's house was very clean, quiet and well situated.
They made us very confortable, they were very nice and opened and we were really happy to talk with us during dinners.
We highly recommand this place for your stay in Melbourne !! :)
We stayed 4 nights and we had a great time. Emma and Rob have a lovely home, the room is just as described. Both welcomed us very nice and we would stay there again. Everything is very clean, trainstation is close and it is a nice neighbourhood.
Emma and Rob are very nice people, welcoming and always ready to help you. The room and the appartement as a whole are clean and you have everything you need. Kensington is a nice surburb close to the CBD and you get great food just around the corner. I had a great time in Melbourne, thanks Emma and Rob!