About this listing
1 hr to Melb - available to guests is entire fully self contained, two bedroom, lower level in double storey home. Great location - close to train, beaches, Bellarine, Great Ocean Road, eateries, cinema, galleries. I have a 2nd listing for singles.
Why pay Melbourne prices for an overnight stay in a city apartment when you can enjoy all that Geelong has to offer? Why pay for a couple when you're travelling alone? Whether you're a tourist, someone with work commitments in the area or you need a place to stay while you attend an event, seminar or conference, you can enjoy the comforts of my home in Rippleside.
This home has two spacious, separate, completely self contained living levels - only the ground floor will be available to guests. Listed price is for one adult only. I charge a per person rate so as not to disadvantage single travellers, or groups of three, so please enter the number of guests when making an enquiry.
The ground floor open plan living/dining/kitchen and main bedroom area are north facing. Two bedrooms sleep 4 in one king bed and one queen bed, or two singles and one queen. There is an en-suite bathroom to the king bedroom. The second bedroom (queen bed) has its own shower room, separate toilet and separate powder room. Home is fully furnished - linen, tea, coffee and breakfast will be provided.
This quiet home, with its north orientation, has a passive solar design to reduce energy consumption. All windows are double glazed and toilets are plumbed to water tanks.
My home is just off Melbourne Road about 3 minutes north of the large regional city of Geelong.
It is located in Rippleside opposite acres public parkland and sports ovals and the historic bluestone Customs House. It is 300 m from the St Helens boat ramp, marina and beach. It is an 8 minute walk to the Rippleside Park, 5 minutes to the North Geelong Station (Southern Cross Station in less than an hour) and a stunning 30 minute walk along the esplanade to Geelong's pier, cafes, and Eastern Beach and its park. It is a 5 minute drive to the Pakington Street eateries, 10 minutes to the Queen's Park Golf Course and 5 minutes to North Geelong Golf Course, about 20 minutes from Torquay and less than an hour from the famous Brae Restaurant in Birregurra.
This little known residential pocket is an hour from Melbourne, 20 minutes to the Great Ocean Road, 15 minutes to the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula wine region, eateries and beaches, 25 minutes to the Queenscliff/Sorrento ferry, the Blues Train, an adventure park and 3 minutes from the freeway network which leads to anywhere you would like to go in Australia.
Check my second listing for singles ($75/night) which is available during school holidays and Friday and Saturday nights during school terms.
You will have access to your own space downstairs with an open plan living/dining/kitchen area. There are two bedrooms. You will have access to the paved courtyard which is accessed via French doors from the living room.
Parking is free, on street, in front of the house.
Interaction with Guests
Minimum interaction with guests, however, I'm happy to chat if guests wish to find out about this great part of Australia.
Rippleside is a little known pocket on the Melbourne side of Geelong. My home is a short walk to a marina, parks and the coastal walk in to Geelong and the Eastern Beach aquatic recreational precinct. It is minutes from eateries, cinema, theatre, retail outlets and the village atmosphere of Pakington Street. It is at the gateway to the Bellarine Peninsula wineries, olive groves, beaches and ferry across the bay. You can be on the road to the Great Ocean Road in a few minutes in the car or bus - or to the freeway network which can get you to anywhere in Australia.
The Pickers Union Cafe, 3 Mackey Street, is a great place for coffee, breakfast or lunch. It's only 5 minutes walk from my place - next street parallel to Swinburne when travelling north to Melbourne.
Home is a 5 minutes walk from North Geelong Station.
Other Things to Note
You can expect to be left alone while you are here so, if you are staying for more than one night, I will not enter the bedrooms or living area downstairs. I will endeavour to leave enough breakfast provisions for your stay.
You are welcome to use the kitchen to prepare meals but I expect it to be left EXACTLY as it was found.
I live upstairs so my listing is not suitable for groups of adults who are seeking a 'getaway' experience to enjoy the fellowship of friends for a few days.
Please treat me and my home with respect and note that I am sharing my home with you.
I do not include a charge for cleaning so, apart from used linen, I expect it to be left as you found it when you arrived.
Please remove stilettos and hard soled shoes.
This is a non-smoking property - that includes the area outside.