About this listing
Our neat townhouse is just minutes walk from the train station, trams and shops in trendy area Northcote. It comfortably fits 4, but there is room for 2 extra people. Secured parking space included.
Feel at home while away from your own home!
+ Two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a sunny courtyard
+ Convenient location - walk to trains and trams, cafes, restaurants and parks
+ Free wifi
+ Off-street parking
+ Sunny courtyard with outdoor reclining sun lounges
+ Washer and dryer
A short train ride from the city is this modern 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom townhouse with a sunny courtyard. The location of the townhouse is simply brilliant. Train, trams, cafes, parks and shops are all within a few minutes walking distance!
The home is spread over two storeys. It has everything you need to feel relaxed. The bedroom downstairs has a queen size bed, ensuite, built-in wardrobe and a spacious courtyard containing a couple of sun lounges. Upstairs you’ll find bright open rooms with high slanted ceilings. Another bedroom with a queen bed, a bright, open-plan kitchen and living room with modern appliances, a bathroom and a balcony. This home comfortably accommodates four people, but if your party is larger than four, we have airbeds to accommodate two more people!
+ Upstairs split-system unit with air-conditioning and heating for your comfort
+ A washer and dryer is available for your convenience. A washing line is in the courtyard
+ A 42 inch TV, and Blu-ray/DVD player, as well as a variety of DVDs, books and games … you will never get bored.
+ Prepare food in the well-appointed kitchen. Appliances include a microwave oven, fan-forced oven, fridge, dishwasher and toaster
+ Refresh in the bathroom stocked with fluffy towels, soaps and other toiletries (just in case you forgot to bring your own)
+ Fast wifi available for your use
+ We have airbeds to accommodate 2 extra people (max 6) There are 2 x single airbed, and 1 x queen airbed. Please let us know your preference when making an enquiry.
+ Keyless digital entry & doorbell intercom
+ Portacot, high chair and stroller are available upon request
Interaction with Guests
We don't live at the house. We communicate with our guests throughout the booking process, check in and check out via email, phone or text.
If there are any problems, we are a phone call away!
Northcote is an eclectic suburb, with a decidedly arty vibe. Along High Street you’ll find a mix of cafes, bars and restaurants, as well as small music venues. If you’re looking for some good coffee you’ll want to visit Espresso Room and Penny Farthing. An amazing variety of food is available on your doorstep - Japanese, Sri Lankan, Tibetan, Vietnamese, Indian and Mexican to name just a few of the options available. Going down Rucker’s Hill into Westgarth you’ll find an arthouse cinema, and more cafes and restaurants.
+ 1 minute walk to Northcote train station to take you into the city in around 15 minutes
+ 5 minutes walk to trams on High Street, taking you down through Clifton Hill, Collingwood and into the city
+ 5 minutes walk to trams on St Georges Road, taking you down the famous Brunswick Street and into the city
+ Metropolitan bus stops around the corner
Other Things to Note
One night stays, early check-in, and late check-out is assessed case by case. Additional fee may apply.
The house is close to a train line, and a passenger train passes by around every 20 to 30 minutes during the day (and they stop about midnight). Some guests say they don't notice it at all, but it depends on how much background city noise you are used to. The downstairs main bedroom is well insulated and you won't notice it much there.
+ No smoking inside the house (but you can use the balcony)
+ No pets
+ No parties
+ Upon checkout, we ask guests to leave the house in a similar state to when they check in. If the house is left in a much worse state of cleanliness we may ask for extra cleaning fee.
+ If you need flexibility around specified check-in or check-out times, please let us know in advance
This is a really nice little place! Clean, modern, well furnished. Cosy and comfortable. There were even a couple of bottles of wine in the fridge for us! Great location for getting around on public transport - close to train station and tram stop. Only downside is the since it is right next to the train line, there is a bit of noise at night, which can be a problem if you're a light sleeper. They did provide earplugs though, which was a thoughtful touch :)
My friends and I stayed in this beautiful apartment for the weekend. Belle and Michael were so welcoming and so accommodating by providing us with an earlier check in time.
The location was fantastic, really close to Northcote station and only about 10-15 mins on the train into the city. We would highly recommend staying at Belle and Michael's place!
Thanks so much again for having us :-)
Laura, Sigrid, Emma and Kim
Great hosts, made us feel very welcome, including fresh fruit and chocolates in the house on arrival. Instructions easy to follow and a lovely townhouse close to cafes and shops. We had everything we needed. Many thanks to Belle and Michael.
Listing was accurate and the location nearby public transport made the stay in Melbourne all the better. Having WiFi was a big plus as it enabled me to continue working in the evenings.
Very modern apartment, close to shops and transport. Parking right out front. Very secure. Happy with communications and attentiveness of the hosts. Gave great recommendations on the local shopping and food choices. Spot on.
Micheal and Belle made us feel very welcome by sending a detailed email with all the directions on how to get there and enter the unit.
They were also helpful in that they allowed us to leave our baggage in the garage when on the day we left as we had a late flight out that day. When we arrived they even supplied ear plugs in case we had trouble sleeping. Our stay was very comfortable and warm, it was pefectly situated with a short level walk to our relatives house and shopping on High St. We spent an afternoon on High St dining and exploring the many different shops, best retail therapy I've had in a while. We would certainly come back and stay there again and are going to recommend them to our friends and family.
We spent three nights at Belle and Michael's place, we enjoyed a lot our stay in their fantastic townhouse. Everything was clean and tidy when we came. It's close to the train station and there is plenty of little coffees and shops around. Thank you for having us.
About the Host, Michael & Belle
I'm a freelance web designer who works from home. I love anything skating, figure skating, roller skating, jam skating, roller derby etc.
Michael my husband is a web developer. He loves politics, technology and his gadgets.
We are in our early 30s, living in Melbourne and we love weekend cafe breakfasts :)
Benji our sausage dog also loves coming to cafe breakfast with us.
We are enjoying being airBnB hosts. We travel quite a fair bit and we understand that staying in an accommodation that you are happy with is a big part of a memorable trip. We want our guests to have a great time visiting Melbourne. We love this city and we want you to experience it too! :)