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Katie Rose
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia · Member since March 2012
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Enjoy our charming home and huge gorgeous garden nestled in the beautiful tree lined streets of Alphington! The house is in a lovely peaceful neighbourhood tucked away from the hustle and bustle yet extremely close to all that the city of Melbourne has to offer!

Take leisurely one minute stroll from our front door to Alphington train station and bus stop where public transport will take you anywhere you want to go in Melbourne (the Melbourne CBD is only a 16 minute train ride away).

Our rental room is fitted out for your comfort and enjoyment , fully furnished, warm and comfortable.

The house has a large yoga and meditation room which you are welcome to use any time, a fully equipt kitchen for all your cooking needs, bathtub in the bathroom to relax and unwind, and verandas at the front and back of the house to sit and while the day away in the beautiful lush surrounds of the garden.

We are 5 minutes walk from Station Street Fairfield which has many scrumptious cafes, restaurants, bakeries, supermarkets, a lovely organic grocery store, movie rental, every kind of take away you could imagine and lots more.

If you feel like exploring the area then just jump on one of the two bikes which are available for your use. There are many stunning parks, rivers and creeks just a 5-10 minute ride away with bike paths that lead all around Melbourne.

The historic Fairfield Boathouse is only minutes away where you can enjoy a devonshire tea by the river or a delicious breakfast cooked on the grill. Why not make a day of it, hire a beautiful antique style row boat and head out down the river.

On Saturdays take a short bike or bus ride up to the CERES Environmental Park Saturday Market where you may catch the local Family Jug Band, enjoy some freshly baked woodfire bread or pastries, pick up some delicious fresh organic groceries or some eclectic fashion items. Whilst you're there you could take some time to explore CERES and the incredible organic and permaculture educational village they have created.

Your hosts are yoga and meditation enthusiasts and we are happy to point you towards the many yoga and meditation studios and events in town, most of which are within 25 minutes of our house. If you are into Iyengar, Ashtanga, Buddhist meditation or any other particular styles we probably know where you'll find it in Melbourne!

We are a 4 minute train ride to the historic Westgarth cinema and all the fabulous cafes and fashion stores, from here its just a 5 minute tram ride to the super trendy area of Fitrzoy where you can soak in the essence of Melbourne culture: fashion, art and the best food, coffee and nightspots.

We are most happy to give you information on whatever you might want to know about Melbourne and all the things it has to offer.

We look forward to meeting you soon!