On the Reserve and Water B1

Bedroom
Seaholme, Victoria, Australia
The Space An extremely spacious 5 bedroom house in a great beach area looking at the water over a few small apartments and AT THE END of the developed west coast of the Melbourne metro with a fenced-in backyard opening onto an enormous reserve. (The coastal reserve separates Altona and Altona Meadows from the West Coast of Port Philip Bay - e.g. Point Cook and Sanctuary Lakes which are practically inaccessible from Melbourne). Here you can walk, cycle, or try to relax near the water on or...
Amenities
  • Wifi
  • Gym
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Pets Allowed
  • Breakfast
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
Good
13 reviews
  • airbnb90.0%
Description
The Space

An extremely spacious 5 bedroom house in a great beach area looking at the water over a few small apartments and AT THE END of the developed west coast of the Melbourne metro with a fenced-in backyard opening onto an enormous reserve. (The coastal reserve separates Altona and Altona Meadows from the West Coast of Port Philip Bay - e.g. Point Cook and Sanctuary Lakes which are practically inaccessible from Melbourne). Here you can walk, cycle, or try to relax near the water on or near the extremely quiet peninsula which begins the reserve or use the park or the home's facilities as you see fit. We are an internationally (mostly European) mixed home of airbnbers or other short or even medium-long termers with great amenities and friendly hosts! A few things make the space unique;) Most of all THE VIEW, but I'm also quite proud of the small communities we create. The modern light and space of the house and location a stone's throw from the water combined with a relaxed pace for the Melbourne metro and a very getaway feel to the area. I've been upgrading since I got the house and continue to do so.

Guest Access

This is the list from the former house but it's all at your disposal. In addition I'm working on getting the pool table over from the old mansion we're shutting down: Out front is a porch swing and an outdoor dining table to extend your appreciation of the view. In the common area you now have access to (of course wifi and tv with roku stream, but also hopefully a situation where you won't want to use it!) but also a pop up volleyball net in the front park (and my assistance in setting it up), other gaming balls, board games (chess checkers chinese checkers scrabble monopoly battleship pictionary trivial pursuit something called connexio and a poker set), bicycles to and from the train station or through the natural reserve as you require, 8 spaces on the comfy couches, a breakfast table that seats 5 and a full kitchen with toaster George Forman grill boiler and of course oven refrigerator and microwave. Washer and rotating hanging in the wind fixed-metal structure clothesline out back.

Interaction with Guests

It varies based on the group and how much we get along, but I am off from work and like to interact with my guests when we have a bit in common or to keep to myself or talk less when we don't. I do live in the house as well. I alternate between babysitting to make sure the kitchen stays pretty clean and disappearing for a few days at a time if we're full, so it's best you're prepared for both scenarios. I'm of course accessible by phone.

The Neighborhood

Altona is a great holiday area, only 25 min train ride away from Melbourne CBD, in zone 1. Lots of cafes and restaurants. Perfect place for kite surfing - lessons available in the area. Do be advised that we're on the "quiet" side of town and it's about 1 kilometer along the water to the main street of Altona - Pier Street Quiet residential and natural but a good opportunity to interact with each other!

Getting Around

Public transport at (URL HIDDEN) There's a bus on Blyth street about 500 meters from the house with 1 change to Southern Cross Station and two train stations that are about 1 kilometer's walk. FROM THE AIRPORT: If you don't mind paying there are big red buses you can take to Southern cross station, but then you need to get on the Werribee line possibly through North Melbourne station or Melbourne Central, Southern Cross, Flinders Street, etc... Public transit on ptv dot vic dot gov dot au - From the airport Bus 901 after the Qantas Domestic terminal (terminal 4?) goes to Broadmeadows train station where you can buy a Myki card for $6 plus probably at another $4 or so for your possibly fare and to keep a positive balance (it can go negative, but you won't be able to "touch on" again with a negative balance...) Or you can free-ride and take your chances with control, but be advised that there are gates at the central train stations. We are slightly closer on foot from Westona station, which you can get to by taking the Werribee line from North Melbourne Station (or Flinders or Melbourne Central)... They just made the map that was formerly in the fare guide a standalone piece of paper, but not all the myki employees will know about it right away. They should have it behind the window at most train stations. It is handy as it has the trams on one side and the trains on the other and you can fold it up to fit it in your wallet, etc... From Westona station if you want to walk (it's very walkable) take a left from the direction of the train to head south on Maidstone take a right when you reach Queen Street and we are a few houses down on the left. Alternatively you can take a bus to the intersection of Queen and Maidstone. We are right before the beginning of the large reserve. If you want to see the center of Altona and take the scenic route (moving a bit more on Pier Street), get off at Altona station instead so you can find the grocery store and the Liquorland as you head south on Pier Street (left from the direction of the train toward the water.) Take a right just after the Coles onto Queen Street (or head down to the water and walk along the esplanade, it's just a bit further) and follow it for about 1.3-1.4 k or so until you hit the "end of the line" large reserve and our house after the intersection of Queen and Maidstone Streets or behind the apartments at the end of the Esplanade.

Other Things to Note

I'm accepting you to the ALTONA house and it is my main personal residence for now You're coming to Australia. This is what the plugs look like so feel free to order some of these: (URL HIDDEN) For those of you just arriving to Australia, I believe Commonwealth and NAB banks allow individuals from certain countries to transfer money into an account in advance. You can order a simcard to the house if you like and I highly endorse the $18 Power Plan from (URL HIDDEN) dot au. If you're on working holiday or a student visa or another visa with workrights, you're highly advised to obtain a tax file number: (URL HIDDEN) If you don't mind paying there are big red buses you can take to Southern cross station, but then you need to get on the Werribee line possibly through North Melbourne station or Melbourne Central, Southern Cross, Flinders Street, etc... Public transit on ptv dot vic dot gov dot au - From the airport Bus 901 after the Qantas Domestic terminal (terminal 4?) goes to Broadmeadows train station where you can buy a Myki card for $6 plus probably at another $4 or so for your possibly fare and to keep a positive balance (it can go negative, but you won't be able to "touch on" again with a negative balance...) Or you can free-ride and take your chances with control, but be advised that there are gates at the central train stations. We are slightly closer on foot from Westona station, which you can get to by taking the Werribee line from North Melbourne Station (or Flinders or Melbourne Central)... They just made the map that was formerly in the fare guide a standalone piece of paper, but not all the myki employees will know about it right away. They should have it behind the window at most train stations. It is handy as it has the trams on one side and the trains on the other and you can fold it up to fit it in your wallet, etc...

Place's rules
PLEASE DON'T SMOKE AT ALL ON THE PROPERTY AS I'M MILDLY ALLERGIC. Having had the same guest lose a pair of earbuds in the common area and leave his Ipad 2 on the tv stand to be cracked by clumsy me, PLEASE return your electronics (as well as your other personal items) to your bedroom when you're not using them. I do feel personally liable when anything interferes with your enjoyment of your stay. Please take off you shoes when entering the home and place them on the shelf rather than on the floor. Please rinse your feet using the hose if you're coming in from the beach. If you'd like to use a bike, that's fine, but please lock it back up on the side of the house. I don't have bike deposits or anything like that, but you accept risk of theft if you take the bike(s) out and please do use the pump or check at the gas station to keep air in the tires if I haven't gotten to it yet! I do in theory want to hold you responsible for any damage to the bikes. Please do your best to help me keep the common areas immaculately clean especially in the kitchen. In particular, give surfaces a wipe when you're done using them and please try to do your own dishes and any small ones that may have been left aside. If you have a moment, help me restore the dry rainbow glasses to the cabinet to the top and left of the sink, dry utensils to the drawer or wet ones to the utensil drying rack, large pots and pans to the large drawer under the stove, and plates and bowls to the cupboard underneath the drying rack. Please keep your things out of the common areas for periods of time when you're not using them. If you're worried about your food, please label food, especially things like milk or a large orange juice if you'd like to keep it exclusive to yourself to ensure a cranky sharehouse operator doesn't put your milk in his coffee (he might anyway!). Social use of the common areas is quite fine. Please be aware of anyone else in the house and try to invite include them in your activity if possible. A plurality of languages in the home is fine. If you are French or German or Polish or Russian or... I will try to learn something and speak to your in your language! However, please be considerate of any OTHER dumb Americans who might happen to be passing through and let's all try to create an inclusive linguistic atmosphere!
Additional info
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
- Real Bed
Bathrooms: 2
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