Quiet, green, comfortable, a retreat in the city.
Comfortable room available in a clean and cosy two-bedroom townhouse nestled by the Merri Creek. Large and light-filled home, with a pleasant open plan living area opening out onto a sunny rear deck and lush garden. The guest bedroom is upstairs, good sized and has a near-new double futon, built in robe, bedside table, lamp, reliable old clock-radio and armchair.
5 minute walk to the tram, 35 minute tram ride into the city and cycling distance to Sydney Rd and and Lygon St shops, restaurants, galleries and bars. 10 minute stroll to the local indoor pool and gym. Local natural waterway, Merri Creek, is literally out the back gate. Walk or cycle the creek trail to discover a quiet retreat, local flora and fauna and a scenic route into surrounding suburbs, such as Brunswick and Thornbury, and into the city.
Coburg is a diverse and friendly neighbourhood, not too close and not too far from the action, and a 15 - 20 minute drive from the airport. There's lots of great Middle Eastern, European and Indian food on offer. Good affordable grocery shopping can be found at nearby Coburg Market or catch the tram into the foodie paradise, VIctoria Market.
A dachshund lives at the premises too, so dog friendly and aware people are a must.
Coburg has it all - 50s drive inn, Olympic pool, farmers market, lake, friendly and diverse community, Merri creek, within 10kms of city with good public transport, the old Pentridge prison, half moon cafe - best kebab in Melbourne, close to things you might want to see and do ie city, cafes and shops in hipsterville or gentrified Northcote, Brunswick and Thornbury etc, but not too close.
5 min walk to No. 1 tram, 20 minute walk to train and to no. 112 tram.
I couldn't have asked for a better first room in the country. Lucy is extremely accommodating and helpful and the room is clean, sunny, and quiet. Her dog is very affectionate and the neighborhood is lovely. There's not much to walk to but there are things happening just a short bike ride away. Merri Creek is nearby if you fancy a walk and Lucy provides breakfast fixings so you don't go hungry. The room is worth every dollar and I wish I could stay longer!
My stay at Lucys was very much as I expected. She has been a lovely host and many thanks to her for this week spent at hers.