About This Listing
Our luxurious, double story home boasts a chefs kitchen, large open living area, free wi-fi, luxury guest b/room & bath, aircon/heating, TV/DVD in your room. 20 min to city by car. 30 min to the airport. Walk to beach & cafes. Close to bus & trains.
Your queen sized guest bedroom has a walk in robe, queen sized bed with 1000 thread linen, your choice of winter or summer dooner and we have a pillow menu to cater for all needs.
My husband and I live in a luxurious home which is only a 15 minute drive to the city and 30 minutes from the airport. You'll find the area very cosmopolitan with beaches, cafes, restaurants, bike tracks, pubs, wine bars and more.
The house has a large living area downstairs with a gorgeous outdoor entertaining space. It has floorboards throughout and carpet in the bedrooms. Your queen size room boasts a queen size bed, large flat screen TV, HDMI cables to connect your computer to the television, multiple DVD's for your entertainment, carpet and a walk in wardrobe. The bathroom you will share with another adult and it features a free standing bath, separate shower, vanity and toilet. Your room and bathroom is upstairs which is very private and away from our living space.
You are welcome to cook in the chefs kitchen. We will make space in our butlers pantry for your dried goods and fridge space for your cold goods. Or, you may join us for dinner for a small fee. (I'm a gourmet cook). You are welcome to use our spices, oils, condiments etc.
The price includes a self serving breakfast which can include eggs, bacon, toast, juice, cereal, coffee and tea.
We have off street parking for one car and plenty of parking in the street. There is convenient public transport with a bus stop two blocks away that will take you directly to the local train station a few moments away. The train to the city takes about 20 minutes. We also have a night rider bus on Friday and Saturday nights that leaves half hourly from 1.30am and will drop you off within a couple of blocks from the house.
We are very friendly and consider ourselves to be well traveled and love the company of others. Don't be surprised if we insist on your joining us for dinner from time to time (if you like). We'll also give you the best advice on where to visit, what restaurants to eat at and local attractions to visit.
Our local area has a gorgeous bay feel with beaches and cafes lining the streets. There is a large shopping centre only moments away and lots of local delis, green grocers and convenient stores. There is a bike track from Altona all the way to Williamstown beach that has BBQ areas, ice-cream and restaurants. You can visit the open range zoo at Werribee, take a drive on the Great Ocean Road or 40 minutes away is Geelong, another lovely coastal town.
So, if you're looking for a luxurious stay where the price isn't too high that is close enough to the city and other outer attractions, then our home is ideal for you.
Oh, we have a small foxy cross terrier who is old and loves a cuddle or two.
We hope to see you soon!
The entire home.
Interaction with Guests
As much or as little as they like. We are happy to give you your privacy or if you wish to join us for meals, a glass or two of wine in the evening or a chat on the back porch we'd love that too. For only $10 per head you can join us for as many meals as you like. (You can see the type of meals we cook in the photos provided). Or you can take over our kitchen as many of our guests have done! If you are a professional, business person, speaker or entrepreneur you'll find a lot in common with my husband and I as we are both entrepreneurs and work from home. There is usually someone at home at all times.
Quiet, friendly and close to public transport, pool, beach and shops. It's also a great location for travelling business people as it's close enough to the city and not too far from the airport.
We have two cars and offer one as a hire car at an agreed price. We can also arrange a pick up and drop off to the airport for much less than a taxi fare. We also have a bus stop less than a block away which will take you directly to the train station. There is also a night rider bus that stops nearby late at night on the weekends if you'd like to be out late on the weekends.
Other Things to Note
We are a child friendly house and welcome children who are well behaved and at the same time understanding that they're children.
Please say hello and goodbye when you enter and leave the house. We like to know when you're home.
Be friendly to our little, old dog Lily.
The rest we can work out when you get here. We're all adults after-all.
The main thing is to have a great time while you're here and please make yourself feel at home.
Best hosts and hospitality I have ever had. Ludwina picked me up from the train station and cooked a beautiful dinner. The bed was super comfy and the room luxurious, private and quiet. Its a great deal for a business trip to Melbourne any time. I know I will be back again.
We had a great time with Ludwina and Harry. They made us feel very welcome and had plenty of great tips for things to do and places to see in the local area. The room was great and everything about the stay worked out really well.
I stayed at Ludwina's and Harry's house as part of a business trip to Melbourne. As a professional who is travelling quite a lot, I was looking forward to a nice private bedroom with shared bathroom and access to a fully equipped kitchen and generous living area with terrace. I absolutely enjoyed my stay and loved the delicious dinner that Ludwina cooked for a more than reasonable additional fee. The hosts were always approachable and super-friendly, and the room was very spacious and modern with extra pillows/blankets to cater for different sleeping needs. Whether you are looking for social contact or more privacy, here you can have both the way YOU want it. In summary: Great alternative to (or I would say: even better than) a hotel-stay - less costs, more 'service', very personal and lots of room and the right ambience to wind down after a busy day.
Hi Sabine, thanks for much for your kind words. We really loved having you stay and hope to cross paths again in the future. I also appreciate you sharing the word around your networks. It is a great place for business people to retreat from their busy work day yet still feel like they're coming home at night.
Ludwina and Harry xxx
The house is new, clean and awesome! Everything is perfect. We enjoy our stay in Ludwina's house and look forward to coming back again.
I stayed with Ludwina & Harry recently for 17nights, while doing a work contract nearby in Yarraville. They are such a warm and friendly family, plus they have a lovely daughter Tijana, who is a budding actress and a great little old dog, Lily..who took me for walks in the park most days! The house is spacious and light, the bedroom is big with THE most comfortable bed! it has a walk-in wardrobe, A/C, and its own big TV & DVD player, so you can chill out in private or join the family..and I was made very welcome to join them for meals or do my own thing. The suburb is quiet, and getting around is easy on buses & trains. So you can get into the city or down to the beach in 30-40mins.
A great place to stay, I can highly recommend it..
Thank you Ludwina, Harry & Tijana, and a big hug to Lily..xxx
We had an awesome time. The room was very spacious and clean. The bed very comfortable. We enjoyed a lovely dinner one evening with Ludwina and her family. They made our stay fun and memorable. We would go back and stay with them in a heartbeat.
Thanks so much. It was lovely to have fellow business people stay. We really enjoyed sharing our entrepreneurial journeys with you. We welcome your return at anytime you should be back in Melbourne. BTW good luck with your business ventures and thanks for the pillows!
Ludwina and Harry were friendly and helpful hosts, there is always someone at home, that's good if you have a question or need something.
The room was spacious and clean, we shared the bathroom with their daughter who is also friendly. We were welcomed with a nice dinner Ludwina is a good cook. You can have dinner for 10$ which is nice because there are no restaurants nearby.
Location: if you don't have a car everything is pretty far away. 40min walk to train station, 30min to shops and 45min to the beach. There is a nice park close by.
Ludwina has a strong personality that means sometimes she can appears bossy.
Quiet and safe neighborhood.
We recommend it to people with a car.
Thanks Kristof. We loved having you and Kathleen stay. I'm glad you enjoyed our hospitality particularly the last night when you we hosted an Australian BBQ just for you and Kathleen at Williamstown beach. My good friend Michelle, who drove you to Carlton the morning you left, said to say hi. I wish you safety and joy for the rest of your trip. Tell Kathleen I said hi:)
About the Host, Ludwina
My husband and I are very friendly, easy going people and we love entertaining and having guests in our home. We are self employed and enjoy travelling, hosting dinner parties, going out for dinner, weekend trips to wineries and watching television and films. We believe that life is short so you'd better live it well and take every moment you can to do the things you enjoy. We believe in sharing and opening our lives to others in the form of support and friendship. We like getting to know people we don't know. We live in a very large, brand new home with our adult daughter and our little old dog, Lily. We have so much space and love to share it with others.
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