Comfy, convenient, half the house!

House - Private room · Union St, Brunswick, VIC 3056, Australia
Christina

Hi there! Imagine shops, cafes, beautiful lush green parks, pubs, bars, public transport and CityLink access all within 5 minutes walk! Quiet, safe, spacious, bright, comfortable house. Enjoy king single bed, clean kitchen, lounge, washer/ dryer, and practically your own bathroom. Everyone loves it here! Won't you stay too? :)

Your host, Christina
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Hi there! Imagine shops, cafes, beautiful lush green parks, pubs, bars, public transport and CityLink access all within 5 minutes walk! Quiet, safe, spacious, bright, comfortable house. Enjoy king single bed, clean kitchen, lounge, washer/ dryer, and practically your own bathroom. Everyone loves it here! Won't you stay too? :)

The Space

Hi there! Imagine shops, cafes, beautiful lush green parks, pubs, bars, public transport and CityLink access all within 5 minutes walk! Quiet, safe, spacious, bright, comfortable house. Enjoy king single bed, clean kitchen, lounge, washer/ dryer, and practically your own bathroom. Everyone loves it here! Won't you stay too? :)

Upstairs and in the private section, you'll enjoy staying in my specialist music school headquarters, where there are fun and informative specialist music lessons and courses going on downstairs, and occasionally you may be serenaded in the main space by the community choir or duo/ trio rehearsal (if you ask me nicely I might sing and play for you!) when there is a rehearsal or go relax in the comfort of your room :) Close the door and let the sounds drift away.. You'll love strolling to the local cafes, and shops for breakfast and great coffee, read your book in one of the lush local parks and see how amazingly vibrant the area closeby is at night and how easy it is to get involved, take public transport to other nightlife and then be able to come home to a safe and quiet house after a big day/ evening. Offering you any ideas and advice you may like or need, I am around and delighted to help you with anything you may like/ need, or leave you to your own devices- as you like. We love having guests, and we're sure you'll love it here too. :)

Whilst you're here, as you will see if you look up Pro Expression Music School & Creative Alliance online, you may like to have a one-off singing or piano lesson, whether you're timid beginner/ enthusiast or experienced (or rusty!) in playing or singing music :) Specialist private lessons with me are $90 for a one hour session normally but for guests I offer a special rate of $79.. On a Monday night (6.30pm-8.30pm) you may also take part in our choir/ group singing workshop for just $25 and we'll provide you with the basics of singing and all the music materials you need!

We also run specialist NLP services here and a few Airbnb guests have also taken advantage of the fact that apart from being Senior Voice Teaching Specialist and Director of Pro Expression, a well-seasoned professional classical/ opera singer and instrumental musician... I'm also an experienced and qualified Specialist Hypnotherapist and I help people Quit Cigarettes in 60 Minutes, a 10+ year old system that's helped tens of thousands of people over the years become PERMANENT non-smokers for Life, and it's the only hypnotherapy and anti-smoking program in the world that is backed by a full Lifetime Guarantee . Feel free to ask me how at time of booking or for any family or friend that maybe interested - even in your home town - about quitting smoking as I do travel to major capital cities every few months for music workshops, breathing enhancement workshops, corporate training and Quit Cigarettes appointments. If you are curious about our beautiful home premises or any of the services my business provides, I'll be delighted to answer any questions and give you more info :) We look forward to having you stay and have fun around here or use it as a cool place to explore Melbourne!

An appointment time needs tone made to check in, where you'll be shown around properly and handed over the keys. You are expected to hold on to and protect the keys (as there are no spares..).
Just please do not bring or let any other guests in, keep the front door and security door locked for peace of mind.. You're welcome to come and go as you please once you have the keys so go forth, explore, enjoy! :)

I like being social, however interaction can be as often or sparse as desired by the guest, or as little. Generally I'm in and out at various hours of the day and night so after properly meeting and getting-to-know a little at check-in time it depends on schedules and guest's comfort :) I'm always contactable though by phone for any questions/ advice :)

Everything, it rocks! Read above description, it reveals all! Really friendly, young families/ Uni students type area, usually very safe (but take care as always please) :)

5 mins walk to the train to the city, two different tram lines and numerous bus lines.. One of the most accessible and convenient parts of Melbourne!

No wifi is offered at the house right now as we were hanging out for new NBN offers to sign on with but we all know how that's been thwarted for now. However there is free wifi offered at all the cafes nearby and 24/7 McDonalds within 5 mins walk. ;) you really have EVERYTHING you could possibly want, need or be curious to check out for a night out around here :)

Guest Access

An appointment time needs tone made to check in, where you'll be shown around properly and handed over the keys. You are expected to hold on to and protect the keys (as there are no spares..).
Just please do not bring or let any other guests in, keep the front door and security door locked for peace of mind.. You're welcome to come and go as you please once you have the keys so go forth, explore, enjoy! :)

Interaction with Guests

I like being social, however interaction can be as often or sparse as desired by the guest, or as little. Generally I'm in and out at various hours of the day and night so after properly meeting and getting-to-know a little at check-in time it depends on schedules and guest's comfort :) I'm always contactable though by phone for any questions/ advice :)

The Neighborhood

Everything, it rocks! Read above description, it reveals all! Really friendly, young families/ Uni students type area, usually very safe (but take care as always please) :)

Getting around

5 mins walk to the train to the city, two different tram lines and numerous bus lines.. One of the most accessible and convenient parts of Melbourne!

Other Things to Note

No wifi is offered at the house right now as we were hanging out for new NBN offers to sign on with but we all know how that's been thwarted for now. However there is free wifi offered at all the cafes nearby and 24/7 McDonalds within 5 mins walk. ;) you really have EVERYTHING you could possibly want, need or be curious to check out for a night out around here :)

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Extra people: $24 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $368 /week
Monthly Price: $1353 /month
Security Deposit: $145
Cleaning Fee: $24
Check In: 8:00 AM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
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  • The reservation was canceled the day before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    April 2014
    Christina
    Response from Christina:

    Even though I made every effort to communicate, help and accommodate this guest, there was unfortunately too much of a language barrier to understand necessary instructions and it was deemed that he was not an appropriate fit for my place where safety, security (and comfort) is of utmost importance to me.

    April 2014
  • Christina is a lovely host and full of local knowledge. Unfortunately I had to cut short my stay for personal reasons however I would recommend staying there if you want to be close to the action in Melbourne. The accommodation is close to Sydney Road which is abuzz and full of life with cafe's, restaurants and retail outlets. You will also be very close to public transport like the tram and the train station which will take you directly to the city 15 minutes away. If I go back to Melbourne and need accommodation I will probably stay at Christina's place again if it's still available. Thank's Christina. It was a pleasure to meet you!! :)

    March 2014
  • Excellent location!!Christina is a lovely person and you ll feel like home!!Live like an arist for a few days :)

    March 2014
  • Christina is a lovely host, I had a great stay. Great location - good bars and cafe's within walking distance.

    February 2014
  • I had a great time at Chriss' house! It`s perfect located near Sydney Rd where you will find lots of nice cafés. Chriss will tell you whats up in the near area and of course she is a lovely person to talk to. Your private sphere is always respected so you feel like being home.

    :)

    February 2014
  • I enjoyed my stay at Christina's place. she's a great host: kind and attentive. She provides lots of informations and tips to make your stay comfortable and she's very supportive if you need her. Unfortunately my stay was short but I come back to Melbourne, I would like to come back there. Thanks Christina!

    January 2014
  • The room, host and location are excellent. Transport to the city is 3 min walk at end of the st; a train takes u directly to the city centre and there is also a tram taking no more than 15 mins.
    Christina is a cool lady with helpful tips and keeps a nice large pad clean and cosy.

    January 2014
  • I had a great stay with Christina. The host was both friendly and informative. The apartment is very well located, with a train station at the end of the street! Taking u into the city centre. In addition, there are superb markets and trendy eating places nearby.

    January 2014
  • Christina was an excellent host. Her place was spotlessly clean and comfortable and I basically had the bottom floor to myself! Chris was super friendly and I'm so happy, since it was the holidays, we had time to hang out together as she was great fun to be with and gave me a ton of information about Melbourne and the surrounding areas. Thanks so much for a very enjoyable stay.

    December 2013
  • Great place, host and location! I thoroughly enjoyed my short stay with Chriss. A share arrangement where I truely felt comfortable and living independant. I recommend a stay, especially if you have an interest in music!

    December 2013
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English, Ελληνικά
School
Pro Expression Music School & Creative Alliance : find our site or on (website hidden)!
Work
Performing as a professional classical/opera singer and multi-instrumentalist in music concerts/gigs/ workshops/teaching/ recording & managing Pro Expression Music School & Creative Alliance, NLP trainer/ course facilitator, 'Quit Cigarettes In 60 Minutes
About
Hello :) I'm Chriss, pleased to make your acquaintance! As a long-time professional classical/ opera singer, multi-instrumentalist and bona-fide academic music nerd who runs a specialist music school , teaches by day and perform large concerts, gigs and corporate functions by night, I tend to either be energetic, lively and talkative or deep in thought and on my own. I'm also an experienced NLP Master Practitioner/trainer with a great interest and experience in performance psychology, and a specialist hypnotherapist helping people 'Quit Cigarettes In 60 Minutes, Lifetime Guaranteed'.. so if I can can help you with anything during your stay - to quit cigarettes, or to enhance your breathing and posture, to help you with public speaking/ singing anxieties, or to teach you to sing or play piano, percussion etc, you are welcome to book an appointment with me ahead of time too :) I very much enjoy company, love having fun and sharing laughs, am an excellent conversationalist and LOVE sharing travel stories and hearing all about others' adventures (and misadventures!) , but also know when to keep to myself and let people enjoy quiet times too. I have spent a lot of time living, traveling and working abroad in Greece (just returned from a 6 week trip there!), Italy, France, Switzerland, England, Wales, Thailand, South Africa, Zambia and the USA, I am always up for a drink and chat about traveling. Where are you from and what are your favorite destinations? :) I am also a massive movie buff and being from Melbourne originally (and having a Mediterranean background) we are all foodies here! You will be spoilt for choice in this area..! I have always been considered a great host to many friends and warm to fellow travellers quickly being a very avid and experienced traveller myself. As a musician, proud Melbourne resident and quasi-tour guide to friends who have come and stayed with me over the years, I would be absolutely delighted to give you information and guidance on all there is to experience in this amazing city and how to get around... Time permitting I'd be very happy to take you out and show you around too or for a night out on the town.. But I am also sensitive to your wishes and will otherwise be happy to leave you to your own devices unless asked for assistance :) Please note, as my place is a very popular Airbnb house, I do have another room available (so two in total) in my house in Brunswick.. One with a king single bed, little tv, desk and share other facilities for c.$50-59 per night (listing here entitled 'Comfy, convenient, half the house!'), and the other upstairs room is a lovely master bedroom with queen size bed and private ensuite bathroom for $59-$69 per night, (entitled 'Comfy, convenient, secure, lovely!') Some points on housekeeping: Have a fully functioning and well equipped kitchen but don't tend to cook much due to long or strange working hours but you are welcome to make use of it all during your stay! :) ..as long as noise (and pungent aromas) are kept to a minimum and just as other common areas including bathroom are to be cleaned up by you directly after use. Strictly no guests or pets allowed. Please be respectful regarding looking after property, locking up properly, keeping noise to a minimum at night especially, and replacing anything you damage. Keep the keys safe.. Losing them will incur a $30 replacement fee for inconvenience/ possible changing of locks.
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