Beatifully renovated 1880's Melbourne home.

Beatifully renovated 1880's Melbourne home.


Aug 2013

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6 Bedrooms
Sleeps 11
4 Bathrooms

About our home

Our home is named Cooinda and was built in 1880. It's an exceptional family home set on over 1 acre offering everything a family could ever want - including liberal accommodation, an in-ground heated pool, tennis court, and a location near the banks of the Yarra River and extensive bike trails, just 30 minutes to Melbourne city. A flexible floor plan includes the ability to zone or separate the home into 2 residences. The lower level comprises 4 bedrooms -master with QB and ensuite, 2nd bedroom with single bed and 34rd and 4th bedroom with 2x singles each, beautiful study, a very comfortable lounge with 95 Inch TV, a family and dining zone with a commanding entertainers kitchen that spills to an outdoor alfresco deck overlooking the pool and tennis court, and a children's zone including music room and bathroom with rumpus to the rear. The upper level is configured to include 1 additional bedroom with QB plus spare room with DB, 2 bathrooms, craft room and gym along with a theatre/living room where you can get lost in the big screen movies or play larger than life X-Box.

The house has been recently renovated so is living up to it's grand potential but at the same time is very comfortable and livable. The plantation shutters give it a great style and feel. It as 12ft ceilings, polished timber floors, stone bench tops throughout, premium chef style cooking appliances, zoned heating and cooling systems, alarm. Externally, the grounds include an in-ground heated pool, flood lit mod grass tennis court and large trampoline. Something for everyone! With a location at the delta of the areas major arterials and surrounded by extensive parks.

We are happy to share this wonderful home and open to discussing car swaps including a 7 seater SUV. We have a cleaner also who can clean the house on your departure for a fee if required. Our home also includes 4 chickens which are very easy to look after and provide lovely fresh eggs. We also have two dogs, a border collie and a miniature schnauzer, which, depending on our own travels, we often would like looked after during our swappers stay. They are very easy to look after and need only water, daily feeds and daily cuddles. Please consider whether you are happy pet sitting as part of your stay when booking (especially on instant).

Eltham is a beautiful leafy Melbourne suburb with great cafes and restaurants and a strong artistic community, markets aplenty. It is a great base location to explore all of Melbourne and it surrounds including some of Victoria's best wine regions in the Yarra Valley and further afield to Victoria's Great Ocean Road. Melbourne itself is renowned for it's theaters, restaurants, coffee and great shopping.

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More about us

  1. We are a couple Angie and Mark, with three kids, Aiden 12, Pete 11 and Hannah 8.

  2. Angie is an accountant and Mark is a property developer

  3. We love our family and our home has been designed for resort style family living.

Swap availability

Open to offers
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Where is it?


Buzzy restaurants
Mercer's, Maroush, EOS
Cool bars
The Common, Eira Cafe Lounge Bar, Barpiccolo
Cozy cafés
Papa Bear Cafe, The Boulevard @ Montsalvat, Cafe Zen Den
Retail therapy
Westfield Doncaster, Chadstone
Bit of culture
Diamond Valley Railway, Montsalvat, Melbourne Zoo
Walks in the park
Westerfolds Park, Botanical Gardens
Spot of exercise
Yarra Bike Trail
Day tripping
Great Ocean Rd, Puffing Billy, Sovereign Hill, Yarra Valley Wineries, Mt Bulla Ski Fields

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