Hello! I'm Melbourne born and bred so will be delighted to help you on your visit.
Good situation and clean, we stayed 2 days it was really gread, Julie was so Friendly
We've been 3 people and stayed for 2 nights at Julie's place for the F1 race 2014. It was a really pleasent stay and Julie did everything to make us feel at home.
We would come back at any time and of course also recommend staying at Julie's as she's a great host and very nice person.
When we first arrived in Melbourne late at night after a taxing 24 hour trip from Dublin. Julie made us feel welcome straight away, even meeting us at the local rail station. She was extremely helpful, giving us advice and sharing her extensive local knowledge. Her two small dogs were delightful and made no sound throughout our stay.
Her beautiful home was all that we could have hoped for - comfortable and tastefully maintained, situated in a modern, privately owned, securely gated residential development. We had our own key to come and go as we pleased. We were able to make full use of the kitchen (including a washing machine), private bathroom, garden, communal pool and she encouraged us to treat it as our own.
Within a few minutes walking distance of a local hotel, bottle shop and pub, 5 minutes from the rail station and 10 minutes from the main street of Prahran, it was an ideal base from which to explore all that greater Melbourne metropolis and beaches has to offer. It was just perfect.
A gorgeous home away from home. We were a family of two young boys who were happy to share the second bedroom double bed but if you have preference for two single beds, then this won't suit. The master room has a queen bed and the pillow were the most comfortable I have ever slept on other than my own!! There is a TV in this room only. Also, lots of Melbourne pamphlets and Julie is a local with lots of knowledge about the region. She was very kind to stay up late when we were arrived after 11pm. Yummy healthy breakfast cereals are provided but we bought bread and jams, juices etc and were welcome to use appliances and oven. The bedroom curtains are sheer with venetian blinds so I'd suggest an eye patch if you are photo-sensitive while sleeping.
Don't pack heavy bags as it is a flight of stairs up to the rooms and bathroom. The shower is strong and two basins plus a separate toilet makes for multiple usage if needed by all in the family.
Julie has two little white Maltese dogs which are like dolls, do not bark or scratch or lick - just sit around and enjoy a cuddle.
The neighbourhood is quiet even though is part of a 70 unit strata complex. Parking is only onstreet and Julie gives you a permit. There are sometimes few spaces available in front but the furtherest distance we had to walk was only one block.
There are quality Thai, Japanese/Vietnamese restaurants and lots of Tapas bars in Chapel St. The corner hotel 'college lawn' is stylish and excellent meals with many TVs and nice clientelle.
We didn't try the pool in the complex, but it looked very enticing.
Highly recommended for groups or families with sensible and quiet children.
Very nice to stay with Julie and we would like to stay in her place again.
Julie is really nice and friendly. She kept everything in the house very clean and tidy. The tow little doggies are very cute. The place is clean, quite that made me very comfortable to stay, especially after the long journey. I would like to stay there again. Highly recommend to stay if people love dogs.
Fantastic location with choice of trams and trains. Clean and comfortable room with built in robes. Close to Prahan market and Chapel St. Pubs and cafe within walking distance. The pets were wonderful and very friendly. No wifi! You need to be reasonably fit to climb the stairs with your luggage. My wife and I enjoyed our stay with no issue regarding our late night out! I have no hesitation in recommending this home.
Julie was a wonderful host - friendly, helpful, but not at all intrusive. The rooms were spacious, clean, bright and very comfortable, and the location is fantastic - quiet, but convenient to trams, trains, and great local shops and restaurants. Amazing value - highly recommended.
Julie hosted 2 guests of mine from China. Mum and sister of my young Chinese student. Julie's communication with me in making the arrangements was excellent, and my guests relaid to me that they were very happy with Julie's lovely and very accommodating hospitality, the guest rooms were beautiful, and her home clean and very homely. And, her dogs are just too gorgeous. So, thank you Julie from Mum, Yanen and me for making their week's stay so easy & comfortable. Highly recommended. cheers Eugenie
Lovely clean and spacious place to stay in great location to Chapel St with wonderful shops, cafes and market. Julie was a most welcoming and helpful host and Billie and Flossie were gorgeous too. Although not quite summer we even utilised the lovely pool in beautiful garden setting. Thanks for sharing your home with us. We will be back!!