Great base for exploring Melbourne

Great base for exploring Melbourne


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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
1 baths

About our home

Our home is a detached renovated Victorian cottage in the historic centre of the beautiful beachside suburb of Sandringham.
The property has two comfortable bedrooms (master bedroom + second bedroom with a bed that can be either one single, two singles or convert into another double) both with ample storage.
There is a new kitchen/dining area (including dishwasher, gas oven, microwave, fridge freezer, coffee machine) and bathroom with separate bath/shower and laundry area. The home has a great lounge with air conditioning, ducted heating, cable TV, TV and blueray player. Polished floorboards throughout and high ceilings give a feeling of space and light and there are a number of original features that reference the Victorian heritage of the home.
Large bi-fold doors allow the back of the house to be fully opened up onto the garden, which features a paved area, raised garden beds, water feature, deck, outside table and chairs as well as a BBQ, a great place to unwind relax at the end of the day.
This location offers the best of both worlds, a quiet beachside home yet still close enough to the city to benefit from all Melbourne as to offer. You can kick back and enjoy the local café scene and beach walks or join in the buzz of vibrant Melbourne. A great location all year round.
The house is situated on a quiet road, less than a five minute walk to Sandringham beach and village shops (including a regular farmers market) local tennis, yacht or Aussie Rules Football club. Less than a five minute walk away there are two local play parks if you have small children. Hampton is a ten minute walk away for even more great eating and shopping options.
The rail station is a five minute walk for the short journey into the centre of Melbourne - MCG for cricket, Rod Laver Arena for the Australian Open and the Grand Prix at Albert Park as well as world class art galleries, restaurants and entertainment.
Bike paths along the esplanade allow you to discover the wonderful Bayside area and there are a number of local parks to explore.

We are originally from England and we would love an exchange with a property in the UK for 3-5 weeks. Our dates are pretty flexible but our preferred options are listed. However if you are from elsewhere in the world (near or far) and are interested please do get in touch. Please be assured that we would be extremely respectful of any property we stay in and would treat it as we do our own. We are a non-smoking household.


More about us

  1. We are a couple with one son (15) who may accompany for part of the time on our travels
  2. Roy is a Company Director and Wendy is a Project Manager at a large University
  3. We are originally from the UK and are especially interested in London or Essex based swaps but do contact us wherever you are from !

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Where is it?


Buzzy restaurants
Hobsons Stores, Sandringham Hotel and too many to mention in Hampton and Brighton
Cool bars
Brown Cow in Hampton, or grab a beer and look out over the sea at The Sandringham Hotel
Cozy cafés
Boathouse Cafe, Limoncello, Foodies Deli and cafe
Retail therapy
Church Street in Brighton, Southland Shopping Centre, Melbourne Laneways
Bit of culture
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Museum
Walks in the park
local play parks for children, along the foreshore for the grown ups!
Spot of exercise
local tennis club, cycle along the esplanade, sailing
Day tripping
into Melbourne city, Mornington Peninsula or furher afield to Great Ocean Road or Country Victoria

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