About This Listing
Comfortable bedrooms with private bathrooms, access to all appliances, gourmet kitchen and everything that a luxury, classy family home has to offer. Close to public transport, shops in a beautiful, leafy and safe neighbourhood, with friendly hosts.
Heritage, gracious residence ideal for middle aged single travellers, couples and friends. Perfect for academics, nature enthusiasts and those who enjoy seeing the world at slow pace.
Private rooms with own bathrooms, quality cotton Sheridan linen, luxury Egyptian cotton bath sheets, Historical, small mansion, screened from the world by fernery and brush fence with occasional koala appearing on front yard eucalyptus tree.
A former European-born globe trotting diplomat is opening her elegant house to share with professional and business travellers. Hosts (Gosia and Ray) live in the house and have own private bedroom with en-suite in the front of the house.
Wake up to chirpy parrots and other natvie birds. Relax in a wisteria-shaded, outdoor space sipping coffee, reading, chatting or listening to music. Private bedrooms with an an ensuite and a spa bath.
Conveniently located near train / bus and a 10 minutes drive to the beach and the city.
We have a Volkswagen Touareg 4WD and by arrangement can offer one day or 1/2 day visits to pristine secluded beaches, national parks, whale watching, vineyards or other seasonal attractions.
Close proximity to the dress circle cafe / restaurant precinct.
Lunch / picnic pack available by arrangement.
Access to the pantry, help yourself to supplies to make your own breakfast. Venture out on your own or ask for guided excursions to nearby beaches, wineries, national parks, museums, galleries.
Two private bedrooms one with its own spa bathroom. Hosts occupy a privately located front bedroom with their own ensuite. Guests can count on assistance /conversation/ orientation to the environs or left alone.
Free wireless internet.
Private guest bedrooms and dedicated bathrooms. Guests have access to the whole house, fully equipped kitchen, stocked pantry laundry, media lounge, computer room and the gardens.
Interaction with Guests
Interaction with hosts:
As little or as much as desired.
We live in one of the most attractive, safe "old charm" neighbourhoods with restored stone fronted houses and lovely gardens on a jacaranda studded peaceful Elmo Avenue. 10 min to the CBD and the ocean and close to all conveniences, public transport, shops, cafes.
To get around you have 150 m to the metro train (two stops to the city) and buses every 15 min to town and Flinders University. Walking distance to Woolworths and other shops for all your supplies.
Other Things to Note
Due to popular demand, if Elmo has reached full capacity, we have an arrangement with our friends and neighbours who have offered a bedroom with a private bathroom in their lovely home nearby.
Professional and business travellers only. Use of fridge , microwave and toaster for snacks and light meals. No cooking. No parties. By arrangement meals can be cooked and prepared for / with the guests.
No smoking inside the house. Smoking area in the garden.
Gosia and Ray were wonderful hosts, as we chose to stay with them when we first moved to Adelaide, knowing no one at all- Gosia & Ray were better than friends, not only thoughtful, helpful, gracious, generous, smiling, but also Gosia and Ray were amazing with our 2 toddlers, offered meal & sweets , books & toys. we couldn't ask for more.
Gosia is such a nice person, that she will go above and beyond to help in all ways. we had great conversation and great time with both Gosia & Ray. Ray helped us a lot with finding a car and a house, we are so thankful.
the house is big with beautiful garden, with spacious rooms located in a prime location within 5 minutes walk to the market and 3 minutes walk to the train & buses.
this is an experience and for us we gained friendship. not only an accommodation, i will definitely recommend this place.
Gosia and Ray are so nice and helpful. To live with them makes our family feeling quite lucky and they have given many valuable advices for our start in Adelaide. We do love them! The house is pretty good, spacious and comfortable. It will be your best choice, I do believe!
Gosia and Ray were absolutely wonderful!!! My partner and I had such a lovely stay in Adelaide because of them.
We were welcome into their home with open arms and honestly it felt like we were visiting relatives rather than people we had just met.
The room was spacious, clean and very comfortable and the neighbourhood was very peaceful and safe. The bathroom was big and private and the kitchen and breakfast facilities were above and beyond. We were offered food and tea/coffee every day and felt very comfortable in the house. Public transport was so close and very easily accessible. Gosia even ensured we had metro cards that we could top up and travel with.
Gosia and Ray are such lovely people, we had such good conversations with them. They were so easygoing and just generally top humans! Gosia has such a deep passion for human rights and making the world a better place and Ray is wonderfully warm and is willing to give you the time of day. They also gave tips on what to see in Adelaide, and we had such a great time in the city/countryside. I cannot recommend this accommodation enough!
Our host was extremely gracious. Gosia greeted us. After we were settled, we shared tea and coffee. Gosia and Ray have a beautiful home, comfortable bedrooms, and lovely garden. We enjoyed every minute of our stay. Gosia went above and beyond. We were out enjoying Adelaide after having completed and hung out our washing. While we were out, it started to rain. Gosia very kindly brought in our washing!!!! I would stay with Gosia and Ray again.
Gosia and Ray were very accommodating and welcoming hosts. Their home is beautiful, and a wonderful place to stay. Breakfast amenities were delicious and more than sufficient.
They were very kind about providing privacy to some quite tired travelers, as well as friendly conversation when we were up for it.
Gosia and Ray were also super understanding and nice about an early morning departure.
Thanks Gosia. It was great staying at your place. It was clean and spacious. Thanks to Anna welcoming us as well. Will definitely return.
About the Host, Gosia
A former European-born globe trotting diplomat is opening her elegant house to professional and business travellers. I am a humanist, love reading, enquiring and exploring. Have travelled the world and am convinced that Adelaide is one of the world's hidden treasures! Conversation and fresh food is always top quality at Elmo!