Comfortable family home just 15 minutes from the city

House
West Footscray VIC Australia
6 Guests   3 Bedrooms   4 Beds   2.0 Bathrooms   1 Car space 
Primary home  
Exchange type Simultaneous 
Listed August 2019
Views 99
Response rate 100%

Our comfortable family home is in West Footscray, only a 15 minute train ride to the centre of Melbourne. Melbourne has world-renowned restaurants and other desirable tourist attractions including; The MCG, Melbourne Park for the Australian Open, Rod Laver Arena, the National Gallery, Melbourne Zoo (Werribee Zoo is also 25 minutes away), as well as a number of renowned theatres showing all the big productions.

The space

3/4 bedroom family home. Just 15 minutes by train from the city. Our home is not fancy, but is certainly very comfortable. With recently renovated bathrooms and 3/4 bedrooms, our house is suitable for couples and families. Our home easily sleeps 6+ people, with the main bedroom containing a very cosy king sized bed and the second bedroom has a queen-sized bed. The third bedroom has a king single bed, as well as a single trundle bed (full sized mattress). We have two living areas; one off the kitchen, the other can be closed off and used as a bedroom (with an air mattress), allowing another 2 people to make use of the space. We are in the process of renovating another space into a bedroom; it currently contains just a treadmill, which you are welcome to make use of. For families, we are well set up for children, with toys and books, as well as an enormous trampoline in the backyard. We can also make available a portacot if required.

Guest access

Single storey home. One step up to enter the front door. From the house to the backyard there are a few steps to descend.

Features

Air conditioning
Cupboard/drawers
Hair dryer
Heating
Iron
Washer
TV
WiFi
Towels
Bed sheets
Toilet paper
Dishwasher
BBQ
Fridge
Oven
Microwave

Travel styles

Weekend
Family
Sport and leisure
Foodie
Relaxing
City
Culture
Good public transport

House rules

Suitable for infants under 2
Suitable for children ages 2-12
Pets not allowed
No smoking

Neighbourhood

West Footscray is just 15 minutes by train to the city. Tottenham Station is just 300m away, so very accessible for those travelling without a car. Our home is in West Footscray, a working class suburb that is going through 'gentrification'. Our home is just a 15 minute train ride from Melbourne Central Station (CBD). The local shopping centre is 1km away, with a supermarket, fruit and vegetable shop and butchers etc. West Footscray is near to the cafe culture suburbs of Yarraville (4km) and Seddon (3km), whilst also being in the middle of foodie hubs, Sunshine and Footscray. For those who enjoy the nightlife, Footscray is only 6 minutes by train and has quite a few cool bars and pubs, as well as excellent restaurants.

Getting around

Train is very easy and close. I'd you're driving, a parking space in the driveway is available.

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Sarah

Melbourne
Joined August 2019
Response rate 100%
Travelling group
We are a family of 2 adults and 2 young children. I'm a teacher and my husband works in a public health. Travelling in the Victorian school holidays is preferred, although we would be keen to travel away for long weekends (Thursday-Sunday preferred) throughout the year.
Member description
Hello, I'm Sarah. We are a family of four, 2 adults and 2 young children (4 and 2). I'm a teacher and my husband (Nick) works in public health. At times, we may like to travel with 2 additional adults (grandparents) if the space is sufficient. We are keen to travel during school holidays and are particularly interested in travelling to Sydney, NSW South Coast and Brisbane/Gold Coast as we have family members there, but are also open to other destinations within a couple of hours flying time from Melbourne. In the future we would also be keen to travel further afield for the right destination... We are also open to weekends away (within a couple of hours drive from Melbourne). We enjoy good food, wine and the outdoors, as well as city destinations. We would treat your home respectfully and ensure it is left as you would expect.

Desired destinations


Open to any destination

Sydney NSW, Australia
Dates flexible
"Early January 2020 would be great, or during Victorian school holidays."

Sunshine Coast QLD, Australia
Dates flexible
"Victorian school holidays."

South Coast, NSW, Australia
Dates flexible
"During Victorian school holidays. I have family in the region, so I'm always interested in the area."

Hobart TAS, Australia
Dates flexible
"During Victorian school holidays, or possibly for a long weekend (Thurs-Sun preferred)."

Gold Coast QLD, Australia
Jul 3, 2020 - No end date (Flexible)
"Would specifically like to come to the Gold Coast for the Marathon (my husband is keen to do it), but would also be willing to come during other Victorian school holidays (which sometimes match up with QLD)."

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