About this listing
Your own room and bathroom, plus use of the whole house, in a huge, contemporary, multi-level townhouse in an historic factory building in trendy Port Melbourne - half a block from the beach, and just 10 minutes by tram to the centre of Melbourne.
Renovated extensively in 2014-15 and just re-opened for guests. (Even better than it looks here - new photos still to come.) Old friends, do come back - and new guests welcome!
A unique space featuring soaring 20 foot ceilings, striking architectural detail and a new, 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 newly decorated, spacious, quiet room with:
• Very comfy double bed (everyone comments on it!)
• Additional small (and I do mean small) fold-out single
• Room controlled air conditioning
• Luxury linens
• Flat screen TV
• Desk and chair if you need to work
• Adjacent, brand new 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.)
IS IT FOR YOU?
My home is perfect for folks who like to make themselves at home, come and go as they please, stay in a friendly, fun, informal environment, get inside local knowledge and help when they want it, but for the most part fend for themselves. (No formal B&B services - it's just 'help yourself' here!)
Oh and if you're averse to dogs, beware - Buddy the beloved Springer Spaniel is no longer with me (so sorry to all of you who loved him like I did), but Boof the Spoodle pup has moved in!
Access as much of my home as you like. Share the lounge, the kitchen, the courtyard with me if you like to hang out. Or stick to your own private room and bath if that's what you prefer. Expansive common area grounds, gym and pool are also yours to enjoy.
Interaction with Guests
How much interaction with your host do you like? In my place, it's really up to you. 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.
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 wharfie zone, 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.
But what makes my 'hood' a truly special place to stay...
Well, if you like a real neighbourhood, not just a location, you'll love Port. It's a friendly, bustling 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. Come stay and see why my neighbours and I wouldn't live anywhere else!
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.
Other Things to Note
The whole house, suitable for 4-5 guests, may occasionally be available for the right guests at the right time. Please contact me if you're interested.
No smoking inside please.
Amazing experience!!!! Linda is the most wonderful host I have ever met!!!!
The location of the apartment is perfect, just a short walk from the tram, close to the city. The whole house is beautifully decorated with stylish, quality furniture. Beautiful, very clean, and quiet. The bed in the guestroom is very comfortable, fells like in a 5-star hotel. Very nice, new, clean bathroom with quality shower.
Linda provided me everything and her home became a home away from home for me. I enjoyed every moment of my stay at her place. This is really a luxurious home and well worth the price.
Linda is a wonderful person with full of heart and shine. She is truly the most wonderful host I have ever met!!! I cannot recommend her and her home enough!!!! Staying with her was a real life-time experience for me. Her home is one of the best places in Melbourne, warm, cosy and welcoming.
Don’t hesitate to come and stay with her!!!
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As soon as I arrived Linda made sure to make me feel very welcome and at home. Her house is beautiful in the great location of Port Melbourne, right next to the beach. A short distance from the city via public transport, it is a great place to relax after a busy day out seeing all the attractions Melbourne has to offer!
I'd recommend her place to anyone, but be warned you'll struggling to say goodbye to her lovely dog Buddy.
Well!!....where to begin. Right from the moment I knocked on Linda's front door she made me feel not just like a boarder in her home but a very welcome guest. Linda was warm and friendly and had a wealth of information on where everything was in the area. Linda's luxurious home was a welcome haven and a treat to come back to each day. Never a Hotel again for me when I'm in Melbourne..... it will always be at Linda's beautiful comfortable first class home!!
Oh... and I mustn't forget "Buddy" who never says no to a walk along the glorious beach front just metres from your doorstep if you're up for it. Libby
Linda's place was great! Very convenient location, super clean and comfortable. Linda is also a great host, accommodating but not intrusive. Everything was very organised. I look forward to staying with her again.
Had an excellent time with Linda (and Buddy).
A seriously cool and unique architecturally designed house. Plenty of space, lovely comfy bed, great kitchen. Located close to close to the beach and a 5 min walk to the Port Melbourne Tram.
Linda was a great host who made every effort to make my stay comfortable. She had plenty of helpful and interesting advice. We enjoyed several meals together and had plenty of great chats.
Linda accepted me on very short notice and able to accommodate my arrival time in the late evening.
My first airbnb experience but now I can feel confident jumping online and making more airbnb bookings.
Linda is a wonderful host. She anticipates all the basic questions such as parking, local restaurants, and transport, and includes you in the household. The apartment is elegant, and the accommodation private, homely and very quiet. It was also enjoyable to meet a number of her friends; it's clear she is a key member of the local Port Melbourne community. I would recommend her to international and Australian travelers alike for a special experience of this beautiful corner of Melbourne. — Tim Bass
About the Host, Linda
I'm a once-upon-a-time New Yorker, transplanted to Australia 25 years ago for a one-year assignment, and never looked back.
I now work from home running my own marketing consulting and creative services business. And my place is a frequent stopping off point for friends from around the globe - or for neighbours just dropping by on the way home from the tram.
You'll find an easy-going home away from home here. I'll show you where everything is, you can help yourself any time, and feel welcome to join in for a drink or a chat. Or if you prefer to stay to yourself, that's cool too.