Your own room and bathroom, plus use of the rest of the house, in a huge, contemporary, multi-level townhouse in a landmark converted factory building in trendy Port Melbourne - half a block from the beach and ferry terminal, and just 10 minutes by tram to the centre of vibrant Melbourne.
ENTIRE HOUSE potentially available for Australian Grand Prix and Easter weekends 2014. Message me for details.
A unique space featuring soaring 20 foot ceilings, striking architectural detail and a high spec fitout with everything you need to make my home your home while you're here.
• Large, comfy lounge and living areas
• Kitchen with it all - cook up a storm if you like
• Quality furnishings and appliances throughout
• Wireless internet access
• Nespresso machine for those early morning lattes in the courtyard
• Private courtyard with high-powered BBQ (an Aussie must)
• Plus access to gym, pool and extensive landscaped grounds
YOUR GUEST SUITE
Settle into your own spacious, quiet room with:
• Very comfy double bed (everyone comments on it!)
• Additional small (and I do mean small) fold-out single
• Luxury linens
• Flat screen TV
• Desk and chair if you need to work
• Adjacent private bathroom with large shower
It's ideal for one adult, two singles (if one's happy to sleep on a squeezy fold-out!) or a couple. (A baby may be welcome for short stays, but the house isn't appropriate for toddlers or older children.)
Port Melbourne is one of Melbourne's most sought-after inner enclaves - a salty-aired, breezy, almost resort-like bayside neighbourhood - yet just 10 minutes by tram from the centre of the city.
Formerly a rough-edged wharf side neighbourhood, today Port is a delightful mix of high and low, old and new, teeming with quirky cafes, every flavour of restaurant or pub and shops of all kinds. Plus the beach, with its kilometres of bike and walking paths meandering along the waterfront, is just a few steps from my front door.
IS IT FOR YOU?
My home is perfect for folks who like to come and go as they please, stay in a friendly, fun, informal environment, get inside local knowledge and help when needed, but for the most part fend for themselves. (No formal B&B services - it's just 'help yourself' here!)
Oh and if you're allergic to dogs, beware - a springer spaniel makes the townhouse home.
A few more Q&As...
HOST INTERACTION WITH GUESTS?
As much or as little interaction as you prefer. I've had quiet guests with their own plans who prefer to keep to themselves. And gregarious ones who jump in and live the local life with me and my congenial neighbours. All are welcome, on your own terms.
WHAT MAKES THE 'HOOD' SO SPECIAL?
If you like a real neighbourhood, not just a place to stay, you'll love Port. It's a friendly, bustling, busy, breezy place where Vince the barista extraordinaire learns what coffee you like and has it ready for you before you ask - folks say hi as you run (or stroll) along the beach - and neighbours drop by for a natter. Plus anything you could want close by, and just a few minutes to the centre of the CBD.
HOW EASY TO GET AROUND?
Couldn't be easier! The tram and 10-minute access to the city is just a few blocks away, with guest metro passes available at the tram stop. Plus rent-a-bikes just out the front door. And easy walking to neighbourhood and bayside delights.
Incredibly generous and fun hostess. House in the best area for everything-beach, restaurants, bars, city, transport. Broke my ankle whilst in Melbourne. So many stairs at Linda's, so settled on her couch downstairs! Nothing is too much trouble!!
Linda was a great host, and her home was lovely. The room had everything I needed (great bed, TV, ample space) and the washroom was huge.
Everything was very clean, which is always important (well, for me!).
Got a chance to speak to Linda and enjoyed my time with her.
Getting into the centre of town was easy. Hop on the 109 tram a few minutes walk away and within 15 minutes you can get trams to anywhere else.
When next in Melbourne, I wouldn't hesitate to stay with Linda again. If the room is free!
Linda’s home is just lovely – comfortable, cosy and safe and an intriguing design. The beautiful décor reflects good taste and a keen interest in the arts and design.
As a host, Linda is very welcoming. My stay with her was fun,relaxed and homely. She was helpful regarding transport and recommending cool places to eat locally. The location is fantastic to both explore the city (only a few tram stops in) and the Port Melbourne area. Linda is a great conversationalist and a perfect host.
Linda is the perfect host! Her greeting was warm and welcoming, as is her beautiful home. My room was extremely comfortable and very attractive. The bathroom has a great shower, luxurious towels and a choice of toiletries. The welcome pack is comprehensive and packed with useful information. Linda has to be one of the easiest people in the world to get along with. We had some great chats and lots of laughs! Thank you Linda for making me feel so much at home!
Beautiful house with a lovely dog- Buddy. Me and my mum had the most wonderful stay here, Linda gave us the most freedom to enjoy the house and all the facilities are of highest standard.
The beauty of this place is that you could enjoy the serenity of Port Melbourne while having an easy access to CBD in 15 minutes by tram.
I'm happy to have made friends with Linda and Buddy and this is more than just a stay.
We'd be right back!
Linda is a perfect host. She was delightfully welcoming, and great for some tips and advice on the neighbourhood. A very clean and comfortable stay, with great public transport access. And the beach at the end of the street.
Lindas home is really luxury and she is a warmhearted and relaxed hostess. We enjoyed our 8 days in Port Melbourne, including xmas, so very much. We hope to come back some day!
Absolutely amazing and I highly recommend you stay with Linda & Buddy in Port Melbourne!
Linda's home is just gorgeous and has everything one could need for overnight accommodation and more!. The bed is superbly comfortable and the room was perfect. Everything was super clean and comfy. Buddy, Linda's dog, is an absolute delight and extremely charming.
Linda is really close to the port, shops and freeway taking you to the airport and there was easy parking out the front.
Linda was a fantastic host, very flexible and helped me when I wasn't feeling very well. She is a very easy person to talk with, hang out with and she made me feel so at home at her place.
I stayed with Linda Loose in her lovely townhouse for a week, and it was a total success. Linda is an amazing and amusing host. The house is even better than in the photos, and it is located in a really good position for visitors. It is perhaps 100 yards from the beach, which stretches into the distance for miles. It is about 5 minutes away from the Port Melbourne tram stop that goes every 6-12 minutes to the CBD; and 15 minutes in the other direction is the South Melbourne Beach tramstop to the other side of town, galleries etc. Inbetween there is Bay Street with shops, and many cafes and restaurants.
In summary, this is a tremendous place for a temprary home, either for business or tourism. Unqualified recommendation!
Had an excellent stay and would highly recommend this accommodation.