The SpaceBOOK NOW FOR SPRING & SUMMER! Come stay in a spacious, quiet, very safe, creativity-filled, lovely 2 story townhouse that was for many years home to my highly respected and much loved business, Pro Expression Music School & Creative Alliance. Now my beautiful space is simply used for living in serenity and good happy vibes, perfect for your time in Melbourne :)
You'll GET THE HOUSE TO YOURSELF most of the time unless there is also a guest hiring the downstairs queen size bedroom (also available if dates for this room aren't available- try downstairs! Listing is below my profile here!) in which case the place is big enough to keep your own schedules happily or make new friends if you wish! You may also occasionally interact with me online or by phone , or if my cleaner/ maintenance person needs to come through to reset the other room or take care of anything (which would always be with notice!)
FOR YOU: Enjoy sleeping on a big comfy bed in your own room away from the street, settle in for your stay with clothes hanging space and your own private ensuite bathroom, fresh sheets and towels provided.. perhaps sit and read on one of the comfy couches or out on the private balcony if weather allows, whilst using free and fast wifi; perhaps make yourself a snack in the clean, fully equipped kitchen..
Perhaps you feel like venturing out, with easy access to city tours and to the Great Ocean Road etc through one of the tour companies in town, or exploring the neighbourhood and the vast number of wonderful offerings, from warm homey cafes, pubs and bars serving awesome coffee, generous servings of fantastic food within 2 minutes walk, see a local band play of an evening within 5 minute walk, check out one of the many surrounding parks, the Melbourne Zoo, Botanical Gardens, a football or cricket game, a local farmer's market, or do some window shopping for goods or food from the shopping districts at each end of our street - each of these being within 30-40mins by trams or train/ walk..
My place is also extremely convenient for students, lecturers, visiting nursing students, nurses and doctors, or students of the Savoury School, Melbourne University and the Royal Melbourne Hospital being within 20 minutes walk or a minute tram ride.. we even have a Chocolate/ pastry school, great local breweries and coffee roasters within minutes walk! And all the cafes have fabulous all-day cooked breakfasts and sweets to die for.. You can't ask for better location for easy access to everything you could possible want, need or have a craving for! :) Guest AccessAs our guest, you will be looked after by me personally via media as well as my teachers there in person, with contact details shared (after booking confirmation), and a warm friendly welcome, flexible check-in time as you will simply do it yourself with details of how to get the keys (and replace them securely in the lock-box also upon departure), and you can settle-in in your own time.
PS - Your room is the one UPSTAIRS. (just one flight ;)) Interaction with GuestsI like being social, however interaction can be as often or sparse as desired by the guest, or as little - I am currently overseas so I do appreciate conversation before and throughout your stay via media so that we can happily touch base and make sure you're having the best experience possible.
I'm always contactable though by phone, message via various online services and on here, as ell as face to face video media for any questions/ advice. I am an Airbnb Superhost, so I am here to do the best I can for you! :)
PS: I am currently overseas so you get much of the house to yourself, much of the time! For peace of mind, I do have someone to call on in Melbourne should you need any assistance in person, so rest assured :)
EXTRA PERKS FOR GUESTS STAYING AT MY PLACE (if I am in Melbourne):
*MUSIC LESSONS in singing and piano, and chances to SING with the community choir or in workshops I run here on occasion! ;
*NLP Consultations - I'm a certified NLP Trainer, Master Practitioner and hypnotherapist (apart from professional musician and specialist music teacher) so I can help you with goal setting, relaxation techniques and stress reduction, vocal health consultations, breathing and vocal exercises for singing, professional speaking, technique and rehabilitation of voice damage. (We have a number of touring musicians, guest speakers, nurses and conference goers whom come to stay with us and love these extra services - even by (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) whilst I'm physically elsewhere! These services are individually priced depending on your needs so just ask me :)
*ARRANGE A PERSONALIZED DRIVING (& WALKING) TOUR OF MELBOURNE WITH ME, or even get out of Melbourne and we can tour fantastic areas including beaches, mountains, see animals, visit rivers and sanctuaries and even tour the Great Ocean Road. I'll show you and tell you about places in Melbourne much more interesting than the Tourist Guides, and without tourist traps!
This is something I LOVE doing for my guests.. so explore with a local and REALLY DISCOVER why Melbourne and Australia is so amazing! I can tailor your tour to cater for anything you like - shopping, beach, street art and Bohemian areas, mountains and wildlife, cafes and coffee, best hidden gems of pubs and cocktail bars, and live music, or just a mixture of all. Just sit back, relax in personal comfort and be chauffered by someone who LOVES this city and loves sharing stories.
- 3-4 HOUR TOUR for just $60 (MORNING, LUNCHTIME OR EVENING), take pocket money for your meals, drinks, and if you think I have shown you some really special things, a tip is always delightfully received! :)
- FULL DAY UNTIL LATER EVENING for just $150 (we cover a lot of ground and some great sites!)
I know you'll love it!
(Subject to me living in Melbourne again - check with me! If you're ever passing through Athens, Greece or Crete, I offer similar tours here! Just ask me :)) The NeighborhoodEVERYTHING you could possibly want and need. Food, entertainment, free wifi, live music, fantastic coffee and food and all-day cooked breakfasts, awesome public transport access to city, bike paths, walking paths, lush parks, pubs and bars, shopping centres, serentiy and security in my place even though we're really close to anything, and a very friendly interesting neighbourhood. Getting AroundAll sorts of public transport all within 5 minutes walk! 5 mins walk to the train to the city, two different tram lines and numerous bus lines.. One of the most accessible and convenient parts of Melbourne!
Additionally, we are so close to CityLink freeway access which is very convenient for taxis to/from the airport.. Other Things to Note*want to stay for a couple of months or more? Just ask me..
I do have fast WIFI available FREE to guests (however please be respectful that our teachers need to also have data quota, so please, NO TORRENTING and if you work in IT or web development and travelling to Melbourne for work, working from home is NOT appreciated nor is using up all our data, thanks ;) Free WiFi is also offered at all the cafes nearby too! You are so close to central Melbourne and the most happening parts of town that you really have EVERYTHING you could possibly want, need or be curious to check out for a night out around town, without being 'stuck' within the mayhem and you can retreat to a quiet, calm, secure and comfortable place to lay your weary head :)
ANOTHER POINT OF NOTE re UTILITIES:
We were in drought for many years here and water restrictions are in place still in parts of Melbourne and across Australia. Please respect water use, use half-flush button on toilets, do what the locals do and limit showers to 5 minutes please.
Please also turn OFF ALL lights, extra appliances and heating/aircon and bathroom/kitchen/laundry fans when you leave the premises.
Security and cleanliness are paramount. Please be courteous and treat the place with the same care you show your own property please, or more. If you cook anything, please pull out and turn on the overhead fan, or air out the room if needed. Seal food items and put the away- do not leave them out! If you leave it in a mess, break anything without letting me know, leave rubbish or food stuffs around or not take your rubbish out, it will not be taken happily, so please just do the right thing. Any extraordinary cleaning requirement beyond the typical expectation or damage bill will be charged. So please, just be clean, decent, courteous guests as you'd hope anyone staying in your house would be... :)