The SpaceHistoric Victorian terrace, built in 1889.
Downstairs has two living spaces, including a cozy study with an instant gas flame fireplace and Netflix.
The bedroom is upstairs with a queen-sized bed, 100% cotton sheets and electric blanket.
Kitchen has an espresso machine, microwave, gas cooker and dishwasher. Basic cooking items like oil, salt, coffee, tea and milk for guests.
Modern bathroom with large double head shower and large hot water service. Soap, shampoo and towels supplied for guests.
Fast free WIFI everywhere. NBN 'fiber-to-the-premises' Internet.
Two 40" TVs, one connected to the internet (Netflix) and the other for free-to-air channels.
An old computer is set up to play iTunes music, but can be used to surf the net if needed.
Six heaters, two fans and one (noisy) portable air conditioner.
House is on a busy street but double glazed windows keep the front rooms quiet and the bedroom overlooks rooftops towards a rear laneway.
From late October there will be two free 24hr street PARKING PASSES for two guest cars. Currently there is only one guest-parking pass. Always lots of empty spots near the house. A small car could squeeze into the rear courtyard via a manual roller-a-door, street parking is easier. Guest AccessKeyless entry, unique front door code emailed to guests before arrival, let yourself inside, 24hr check-in.
Access all areas including euro laundry with washer, dryer and iron.
A second bedroom is used to store host's personal items out of guests way. Interaction with GuestsContact via phone, text, email and can meet in person if needed.
Guest sheet with info on WIFI, TVs, heaters, washer, free car parking etc.
Map marked with local supermarkets and cafes. The NeighborhoodFootscray is a multicultural working-class suburb currently undergoing gentrification, newspapers call it Melbourne's 'next' cool suburb...
The house is three minutes walk from the Seddon shopping village with several cafes, a large organic whole-food supermarkets, a top quality bakery, busy restaurants, a serious wine bar and a post office.
Five minutes walk in the other direction is central Footscray...
According to Wikipedia, 'there are over 130 restaurants in Footscray, including; 30 Vietnamese, 20 Indian, 17 Chinese and several; African, Australian, Indonesian, Italian, Thai, Turkish and Japanese. Plus...American, French, Korean, Malaysian and Portuguese.' Getting AroundFootscray is well connected with public transport.
Melbourne CBD is 6km. Melbourne Showgrounds and Flemington Racecourse are 3.5km.
‘Middle Footscray Station’ is 250 meters from the house, 3 (express) or 4 stops to the city center.
‘Footscray Station’ is 850 meters, 2 (express) or 3 stops to city. It is the busiest station outside of the city center, with services to three metropolitan lines: Sunbury, Werribee and Williamstown, it is also used by the V/Line with services to Ballarat, Bendigo and Geelong.
‘Highpoint Shopping Centre’ (4km), with 500 shops/cinemas etc. Take Bus 223, it stops 200 meters east from the house on Buckley St.
‘Yarraville Village’ (2km) is home of the famous art-deco ‘Star Theatre’ which plays mainstream and art house movies. Take Bus 223, heading west on Buckley St.
The house has two GUEST BIKES with locks and helmets. A short pedal down busy Buckley St will take you to the peaceful Maribyrnong River bike trail. Another off road bike path runs along Footscray Road and leads into the city (6km) via Docklands.
DIRECTIONS FROM MELBOURNE AIRPORT:
# TAXI: 30 minutes ($50-$70)
# ‘SKYBUS’ to ‘Southern Cross Station’ ($18), at Southern Cross Station, buy a ‘MYKI’ card ($6 plus credit) then catch the SUNBURY line to MIDDLE FOOTSCRAY STATION (4 stops), walk 250 meters to the house.
DIRECTIONS FROM AVALON AIRPORT:
# TAXI: 40 mins. ($80-$115)
# ‘SITA COACHES’: 50 mins to Southern Cross Station ($22), at Southern Cross Station, buy a ‘MYKI’ card ($6 plus credit) then catch the SUNBURY line to MIDDLE FOOTSCRAY STATION (4 stops), walk 250 meters to the house. Other Things to NoteLong term stays preferred, but 1 or 2 night bookings made less then few weeks before OK. Prefer guests with reviews.
'Powershop' offset the carbon emissions from the house's electricity.