The SpaceMy quirky fifties house is in East Brunswick on very beautiful Merri Creek surrounded by big beautiful trees and lots of birdlife, yet five minutes away from cafes and coffee shops.
The room is light and airy and has a queen size bed, table and chair, free wifi, TV and built in wardrobe and ducted heating.
My home is spacious with a large living and kitchen area, also a huge deck with BBQ, lots of sky, trees and birds. Enough space for two people to really spread out and not feel cramped or crowded.
Feels like you are in the country, but you are in one of the coolest suburbs in Melbourne only minutes from cafes, restaurants, bars and the vibrant hubbub of inner city living.
Guest AccessMy house is your house; help yourself to all facilities, garden, deck, laundry and kitchen facilities. Coffee and tea, help yourself. Bed linen and towels provided. If you want to pedal around Brunswick or travel further afield, I have a bicycle you can use to really enjoy yourself. Interaction with GuestsI work from home and come and go often in the day. I play a lot of tennis, if you love the game come and join me. I have travelled most of my life and love to share travel stories. Love to have a cuppa and a chat but respect your privacy and space.
I have lived in Brunswick a long time, so happy to help you with your directions, places to visit, great places to eat and interesting things to see. Feel free to ask any questions. I am happy to help you any way that I can. I have two gorgeous cats, Phukee (very spunky Thai National) and Sanook that do their own thing. Phukee does like a good lap to sit on but is not offended if you shoo her off.
The NeighborhoodBrunswick is a very vibrant and multi cultural suburb with everything you need, great coffee houses, great cafes, ale houses, lots of second hand shops and even a few local designers. In the vicinity and less than a ten minute walk there are at least six cafes to enjoy your morning coffee in.
Being a multi cultural suburb we have wonderful Thai, Turkish, Italian, Lebanese, Japanese and Indian eateries to name a few.
Recently Johnny Di Francesco from local pizza restaurant 400 Gradi, won the best pizza in the world title in Italy. Needless to say it is a very popular restaurant and certainly worth the trip. A little closer to home, is renowned chef and star of TV series MasterChef George Calombaris’ Helenic Republic, a wonderful Greek restaurant with a modern touch. Great.
There are ale houses and bars and pubs, all serving great food at very reasonable prices. The family owned Lomond Hotel a five minute stroll away, has great food, friendly staff with a lovely old fashioned pub atmosphere. An all round good pub experience with live music four nights a week.
A must do, is a ride or a five minute stroll along the Merri Creek to CERES, the local environment park which has a nursery, a wonderful market where you can buy organic fruit and vegetables, local craft makers’ wares, second hand books, clothes, soaps and so on. There is also a cafe where you can get a coffee or a meal while you enjoy the beautiful peaceful surroundings.
Further afield a thirty minute walk away is Sydney Road which truly is the heart of Brunswick and a joy to stroll down. Such diversity of people and shops. Many cafes and wonderful ethnic restaurants: Turkish, Thai, Vietnamese and in particular, not to be missed, is Tibas the best Lebanese restaurant in Melbourne! Big statement, but true!
Getting AroundTwo tram routes, the 96 in Nicholson St and the 1 in Lygon St are both five minutes’ walk away. The 96 travels down to St Kilda on the bay through the city, via the Exhibition Buildings, the striking contemporary Melbourne Museum, Southern Cross Station, the Arts Centre and the Casino. The number 1 also goes down to St Kilda via a different route. It travels along Lygon Street through iconic Carlton, the traditional home of Melbourne’s Italian Community with many great Italian eateries plus a sprinkling of other wonderful ethnic restaurants. Past Melbourne University, on through the city to the Art Centre, Southbank, the National Gallery of Victoria, and on to St Kilda, another fabulous place to visit when you come to Melbourne.
Brunswick is very easy to get around, walking around Brunswick you get to see and feel the wonderfulness of the suburb, but if you prefer jump on a tram. Bicycles are the choice of many Brunswick residents.
I have flexible hours so can pick you up from the airport for a small fee, if time suits. Other Things to NoteLocal restaurants and cafes worth checking out.
La Taverna: family run Italian restaurant, great food and atmosphere
Rumi: nouveau Middle Eastern. Great.
Small Block: Great breakfasts or just hanging out drinking coffee.
Gelo Bar: Best cakes and gelato ice cream
Alasya: Bustling busy delicious Turkish fare.
A1 Bakery: Great Lebanese bakery, pita, pies, Lebanese pizza and Mediterranean groceries.
Mediterranean Wholesalers: Monster Italian store that sells everything Italian.