Located at the rear of a heritage building in the heart of iconic St Kilda, this free standing secluded cottage in a lovely garden setting, is open plan, wonderfully spacious and light. A few minutes walk to some of Melbourne's best cafes, restaurants, landmark locations and St Kilda beach. Great for couples, business and solo travellers. Distinct living zones for sleeping, cooking, dining and lounging, also an outdoor dining area with barbecue and second outdoor space at the rear.
I'm thrilled to have achieved Superhost status in the few short months since taking over the cottage. It really is a hidden gem amidst all that St Kilda has to offer. Open plan, spacious yet cosy; contemporary with a lovely rustic feel with its wooden floorboards and timber blinds. The cottage enjoys an abundance of natural light with the morning sunshine streaming through the French doors which lead to a private garden at the rear of the cottage, afternoon sunshine streams through the bedroom window (if you open the blinds!). The front deck enjoys lovely afternoon sunshine (more so in summer months), perfect for al fresco dining or just basking. Can you tell I love sunshine?! There is a very comfortable queen bed and three-seater sofa that can be used as singe bed. The bathroom is compact with a shower, basin and loo. The neat kitchen has electric cook top and oven, sandwich maker, kettle, sink, fridge, pots, pans and all the basics like teas, coffee (plunger), sugar, milk, olive oil, vinegar, herbs, salt and pepper - hopefully all you require if you choose to cook in your temporary home away from home. And of course there's the gas BBQ on the deck with outdoor table, chairs and umbrella. There is also a smart TV and WIFI.
Accès des voyageurs
Check in is from 2pm, check out by 11am. If there are no guests checking out on the first day of your stay, I can usually be flexible with check in times. If you arrive before 2pm and I'm unable to check you in earlier, I'm happy to store your bags at the cottage till check in and you can familiarise yourself with all St Kilda has to offer. Local amenities next door and across the road from the cottage include two supermarkets, restaurants, cafes, cake shops, bars, a pub, bottle shops, hairdressers, beauty salons and Thai and Chinese massage clinics, two laundromats and numerous public transport options. The cottage is all yours, all you need is available, though if you think something is lacking don't hesitate to tell me so I can get it sorted.
Guests are provided with a welcome pack of fresh seasonal fruit, milk, tea, ground coffee on arrival. Basics for cooking are provided, as is information showing the many local cafes, restaurants, shops, as well as essential information like public transport. You are very welcome to contact me for further advice about your stay in Melbourne. Wi-fi is also available during your stay. All day free on street parking is a five minute walk from the cottage.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
I will meet you on arrival and can be easily contacted by phone during your stay to assist in any way. If I am unable to meet you on arrival, I will organise for a friend to let you in.
As this is a very leafy setting small furry native marsupials (possums) live in the trees. They are very cute and this is an up close opportunity to see Australian fauna. Occasionally they can be a little noisy in the night. They don't come inside, have no diseases and run away if approached. The following information is from the RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty Against Animals) website: "Brushtail and Ringtail possums are native marsupial species that have adapted well to urbanisation and are commonly found dwelling in Australian gardens. Ringtail possums are a social species that live in nests, called dreys, several metres above the ground. They build them out of bark and leaves and usually dwell in them as a family. Brushtail possums are larger, more territorial possums that usually reside in tree hollows. The trees and gardens around our houses provide a modified woodland environment similar to their natural habitat and both species feed on native plants found in abundance in suburban gardens. Many households are fortunate to share their property with one or more possums. It can be fun, especially for children, to learn about them and look out for them at dusk moving around your property and along cables in the street."
A non smoking property.
As this is a very quiet location and with good neighbours who all enjoy the tranquility, this is definitely not a place to party. Though the lively St Kilda precinct with the many bars and restaurants are just a few minutes walk away. I want you to enjoy your stay here, so please make yourself at home and don't hesitate to let me know if there is anything you need to make your stay more comfortable. Just a couple of requests - if you finish something from the pantry please let me know so I can replenish and if you damage something or if something isn't working, do let me know so it can be repaired or replaced. Please leave the cottage clean and tidy on your departure. Thanks in advance.
I’m originally from Sydney and moved to Melbourne a few short decades ago... I was attracted to all this amazing city had to offer (and still does), with regards to arts, music, food and the four seasons! I love this city and its hidden gems. The cottage certainly fits that description, literally a hidden gem in the middle of St Kilda. I work as an arts publicist on arts festivals and independent shows. I have been fortunate enough to travel a lot for work and pleasure, so understand that where you lay your head can make all the difference to your trip, be it for work or pleasure. I want the cottage to be your home away from home.