This is a modern, clean, 2 storey house which is a great base from which to reach many NE Melbourne destinations. It is a good choice for 2-4 people who want somewhere with a little space.
ABOUT US AND ABOUT YOU
We are a well travelled couple who have stayed at Air BnB accommodation in Spain, Hungary, USA, and Australia. We have more info on our profile.
PLEASE NOTE - You'll be sharing with us, so when you contact us, it is very helpful if you include some detailed information about yourselves and your trip. It's also good if your profile has as much information as possible, too. As this is our home, we would like to know more about you. Thanks for understanding.
CITY CENTRE ACCESS AND TRANSPORT LINKS
Although we can't claim to be in an inner city location, we do have good transport links to get you where you need to go. We're also well placed for destinations to the north east of Melbourne.
Heidelberg train station is 1.3km/0.75mi away; a 15 minute walk or a short bus ride from the stop that is 30 seconds from our front door. Heidelberg Station is on the Zone 1/2 boundary on the Hurstbridge line, about 20-25 mins to the city centre (CBD) and 15-20 minutes to the MCG/Tennis Centre area.
In a straight line, it is about 10km to the city centre, a bit further by road.
Please refer to the listing's map to get an idea of where we are in Melbourne. https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/98303#maps
Access from Melbourne Airport is straightforward and is quickest and easiest by taxi (approx. $53) or in a private vehicle.
Airport Bus Eastside, operate a bus service from the airport that drops off in Burgundy St, approximately 1.5km away.
SkyBus is very frequent from the Melbourne airport to Southern Cross Station (about $28 return per adult), where you can change to a suburban train (about $3.50 per adult for a 2-hour fare).
SITA coaches operate buses from Avalon Airport to Southern Cross Station.
We are situated within walking distance of the Heidelberg hospitals area (Austin Hospital, Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, Mercy Women's Hospital, Warringal Private).
Also convenient is La Trobe University (bus stop is 100m away), NMIT Heidelberg, Heide Museum of Modern Art, and The Centre Ivanhoe.
Guests will have the top floor to themselves. The 2 guest bedrooms (one with a double bed and one with 2 single beds) share a bathroom (with shower and spa bath) and separate toilet. Linen, towels and soap are provided but not other toiletries.
The top floor has a spacious lounge area with a CRT TV that has an SD Freeview set top box. A multi region DVD player is available, if you need it. As we are music lovers, there is also a selection of CDs and Vinyl that you can play on the stereo.
You also will have use of our small backyard (and BBQ), the kitchen (and dishwasher) and the washing machine; all of which are downstairs.
Feel free to connect to our wireless network for internet access.
Please note, if you are a very light sleeper, you might want to take into account that we do get some outside noise. The double room is at the back of the house and is more sheltered.
FOOD AND DINING
Although we do provide tea and coffee, we don't generally provide meals. However, should you arrive late in the evening and don't get a chance to buy any food, we'll try and make sure that you don't starve to death! There are a few dining options nearby that are open late and a café around the corner that serves breakfast. McDonalds is also very convenient, if that's your thing. The closest supermarket is Aldi, 1km from us, with other options in Burgundy St, about 1.5km away, near Heidelberg train station.
Of course, you are welcome to use the kitchen. We have the usual pots, pans, plates and utensils. We've got cooking oil, salt and pepper that you can use, too.
The Guidebook for our listing shows you the local amenities on a map, so you can get a sense of where they are.
Please ask us for detailed directions about how to get here, if you need it.
We also regularly pay a visit to Melbourne's visitor information centre, so we have a selection of maps and brochures on hand to help you out, as well.
A free parking space in the driveway is available.
YOUNG CHILDREN AND PETS
We're sorry, we aren't equipped to host young children and pets.
Staying at Ed & Kate's was very comfortable for us as a family. Their home was very clean and tidy. We had the whole top floor with two bedrooms, large bathroom, separate toilet and a large lounge area. Location wise it was very convenient for us as we had functions on in Bulleen, Templestowe and Panton Hill. We highly recommend Ed & Kate as fine hosts with good accommodation.
We had a lovely 2 night stay with Ed and Kate, as a family of 4. Ed and Kate were very friendly hosts, and very accommodating. Their upstairs area is perfect and private. 2 large bedrooms, and huge modern bathroom, with shower, spa bath and sink. There is also a large living area, which we didn't have time to utilise on our stay. We were attending a wedding, and appreciated having a large area to hang our clothes, get ready, and the use of an iron and hairdryer. Ed & Kate were flexible with our arrival and departure times. I would highly recommend this house and hosts to anyone, especially if you have your own transport, as it is out of the city.
Enjoyed staying at Ed & Kate's place. It was great to have the entire upstairs to ourselves - particularly because there were 4 of us travelling together.
Ed was a great host, even taking the time to search out to the local churches for my in-laws.
Would definitely recommend this place, particularly if you are travelling with multiple people.
Ed and Kate have been excellent hosts. They are really friendly. Ed gave us a lot of advice and very useful maps and tourism documentations. We learnt a lot with them about Australia.
Rooms are clean and we had a whole level for ourselves.
Their home is in a suburb of Melbourne, but it's easy to go to downtown Melbourne by bus and train. There are several restaurants and stores close to their home.
We strongly recommend them. Thank you again. Guy,Guillaume and Anne.
It was great to stay with Ed & Kate. The rooms were all clean and we had a whole level for ourselves. They were both very helpful and gave us value advice. We can strongly recommend this accommodation and would chose it again.
Ed and Kate were great hosts, very welcoming and really nice company. It was great to have our own living room area and bathroom too. Very much recommended.
Great stay with Ed and Kate. The accommodations were spacious and private. Our hosts were super chill, available to answer questions when we had them, and letting us fend for ourselves as needed. We felt very comfortable there!
Their home is in a suburb of Melbourne, but it's very easy to get into the city, and there are plenty of restaurants and stores within a 15 minute walk.
Great suggestions from them about how to get around, and where to see kangaroos!
Would love to stay with them again next time we're in Melbourne.
stayed 1 night with ed and kate! as stated, 2 level was all ours! i would love to own a house like this!
That was a great first trip to Australia and Melbourne in particular.
We could not have had such a great experiance without the exceptional contribution of our grear hosts Ed & Kate.
They were thouroughly prepared, proactively expecting every kind of question we might ask them.
Simply said, we had amazing 8 days of our lives, lived to the max!
Thank you again Ed and Kate, you rock!
Grigor, Alexandra, Valentin an d Daniel.
Great location, right behind Maccas and walking distance to the train station. Friendly environment in the house and very hospitable hosts. Would definitely recommend the stay to anyone looking for a short term stay in Melbourne suburbs.