Northcote is fast becoming THE place to hang out, with easy access to the city it is a great place to base yourself and discover the many delights that the inner suburbs of Melbourne hold for those travellers who like to checkout the local, rather than the tourist scene.
Our large house is situated in the popular suburb of Northcote.
High st, Northcote, one of the main streets in the area is within easy reach of our house and features some great cafes and bars. With live music acts, both local and international playing regularly, it is sure to suit all ages.
Station st, Fairfield is also within walking distance and contains many eclectic retailers and some lovely cafes/restaurants.
Public transport is easily accessible with the 86 Tram, that runs through the City to Docklands and the 112 tram which (email hidden), St Kilda. Both Hurstbridge and Epping Train lines go to and from the City and are both within walking distance. The 508,250 and 251 buses all within a stones throw from the house.
I live with my partner Amanda, daughter Caitlin and son James. We are always happy to entertain guests and introduce you to the delights of the local area. We also have a quiet and friendly dog called Sugar.
If just relaxing and doing your own thing is more to your liking then the room is secluded enough to enjoy some serenity whilst looking out onto a native garden with its own vegetable patch which you are more than welcome to use when fresh produce is in season.
The garden also has a shed that has been set up with old gramophones, turntables and radios and is a ideal area to relax and play music from an old vinyl record collection ranging from classical to punk, and much more in between. Feel free to use this space if a quiet night around a open fire is your way of relaxing after a hard day seeing the sights.
For the energetic, the Northcote Aquatic centre is two hundred metres away with heated indoor and outdoor pools as well as a gym, sauna, spa and tennis courts available.
Breakfast is provided every morning with toast, cereal and fruit and yoghurt available and there is always the possibility of a cooked breakfast at the weekends when hosts are around. Guests can help themselves to tea and coffee in the kitchen during their stay.
Guests have the use of a hairdryer and any toiletries sitting on the lowest shelf in bathroom cabinet for the duration of your visit.
Please feel free to contact me to ask any questions you may have before booking
|Room type:||Private room|
|Extra people:||$14 / night after the first guest|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$279 /week|
|Check In:||2:00 PM|
|Check Out:||12:00 PM (noon)|
Walter and Amanda were really sweet. Breakfasts were arranged on the table for us which was such a kind gesture that we felt most appreciative for. We enjoyed our comfortable stay at the suburbs very much by such great hosts.
hello I am maxime mother's , he said me that he had a good journey in your house, that you are pleasant people. Excuse me for my enghlish ! have a good week end
Stayed at Walter and Amanda's house. I recommend this place to other travellers. The nabour hood is safe. The main street at Northcote is busy and all you need can be found here. Northcote aqua has super swim facilities only 350 meters from the house. The host are friendly and warm. So is family dog and junior boy ; All in All. You fell at home. And have fine base for experience Melbourne.
Walter and Amanda and wee James were great, the room was comfy and clean and the garden was lovely to relax in. They went out of there way to help when I ran into trouble. Will definitely stay again!
I would highly recommend staying with Walter, Amanda and gorgeous toddler James. To say my daughters and I had many challenges during our stay is an understatement ! They are incredibly kind, warm,friendly people who went way beyond the call of duty to help us in our difficult circumstances, for which we will be forever thankful. Julia Sula Poppy
Melbourne is just an amazing city and the stay with Walter and Amanda was great. They were really kind and helpfull hosts and the selfservice breakfast was great! We could even borrow their bikes which was great to get around easily.
Walter and Amanda made me feel welcome and at home immediately. I enjoyed seeing what good parents they are to their little boy James, and I also had fun taking their lovely dog Sugar for a walk. I would be happy to go back to their house in the future. The room is at the back of the house and away from the busy road in front of the house, which was an advantage for someone like me who's used to a quiet neighbourhood. Good value for money and an interesting suburb to explore.
Me and my husband had a lovely trip though a short one, whilst in Australia. Walter and Amanda did host us well and there were many aspects like sight seeing , culinary decisions we made based on their suggestions. All went well! Not to forget Walter and Amanda's hospitality to make us feel comfortable and feel home. The place is quite near the amenities and we had no trouble to get to the tourism attractions and explore local delights as well. We would definelty recommend Walter's place for those visiting Melbourne.
Walter and Amanda were very obliging and welcoming hosts. We were out most of the time we were there but we were happy with the room and the breakfast. Great also to have wi-fi. I would have liked a reading light - the lighting in the room was quite dim.
I really enjoyed staying with Walter and Amanda. There was a very welcoming atmosphere at their house, and I felt at home from the moment that I arrived, when I was immediately invited to sit down at the dining table and have a cup of tea.
They are both easy going people with who you can share a chat, and they were both happy to provide advice about Melbourne and Northcote.
Talking of Northcote, I must say I really enjoyed stying there, and getting to know a different side of Melbourne. I always try to listen to some live music whenever I visit Melbourne, and the music scene in Northcote is definitely on the up. Apart from the Northcote Social Club in High Street there are quite a few other little bars springing up with live music. On my first night I got to listen to 3 different jazz bands in the Bar 303 for just $5.
I definitely recommend Walter and Amanda’s house, and would happily return there on another occasion.