“Our stay in Otto and Sandra's lovely townhouse was just great! Everything went very well and Annie the cat even liked us! Our arrangements were easily set up with them and they are nice friendly folks. We recommend their home as being very handy to everything, shops, restaurants and trams to the CBD. A car is scarcely needed.”
Otto's reviewsAs a host (7)
“We loved it so much the first time, we went back for more! Sandra and Otto are a lovely couple who took all measures to make us feel welcome and at ease. We were met and taken back to Melbourne airport, and taken for a walking tour of Fitzroy, complete with the best coffee you\'ll find anywhere. So many restaurants and cafes to choose from, and a 15-20 minute walk to Lygon Street Carlton with its arthouse cinema and another huge selection of restaurants; or walk or tram to Melbourne Museum (recommended). After we\'d explored the local area, visited the outlet stores and coffee\'d and dined our way around Fitzroy, on several days we took a short tram ride from the corner of the street into Melbourne. The transport system is great, easy to get to the numerous attractions. Melbourne is a city you must visit. Plenty of places to explore by car also - a couple of minutes to the Eastern Freeway, visit the Dandenongs, Mornington Peninsular, and numerous places we haven\'t even explored yet. And I haven\'t yet commented on their beautiful home, which is filled with light and interesting items collected from their world travels. Beautifully presented, all the comforts you would require, and all in all a great place to stay. Sandra and Otto and their travel partners left our home in immaculate condition. Fabulous people, fabulous location, fabulous home. Highly recommended. Julie and John.”
“Fitzroy is an inner suburb of Melbourne, very trendy and energetic, lots of shops and international little restaurants. Tram train and bus system takes you anywhere. Staying at Otto and Sandra's Victorian Terrace just around the corner to Brunswick St was a treat. Behind the very secure big doors to the street is a charming traditional but open plan interior space - beautifully restored with every modern convenience. Despite its position in busy Fitzroy it is so quiet inside and at night too!!. We had an inspiring time after each busy day as we retreated to this lovely place. A lovely taste of what Australia is all about - near a big city.”
“Landing early at Sydney Airport we were greeted by our kind hosts, Sandra and Otto and treated to an early, delicious breakfast at a coffee shop just around the corner from their delightful home in the quiet and leafy Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy.. The 19th century house, just a mile or so from the city centre has been beautifully modernised without losing its inherent charm; great high ceilings, lovely polished floors, a fine collection of ceramic pots, comfortable sofas and and the welcome cool of ceiling fans and air conditioning upstairs if the heat becomes overpowering! There’s a pretty courtyard garden to the rear, with giant wooden tubs of plants, including a lemon tree, herbs and salads. The house was beautiful to live in and everything arranged very conveniently. Sandra and Otto provided us not just with their warm hospitality but also with plenty of information and an introduction to the famous Victoria Market in CBD. We were fortunate to have the use of their two bikes, and their second car. A thoroughly enjoyable stay in marvellous Melbourne.”
“We recently spent two glorious weeks in Sandra and Otto’s home in Fitzroy. As previous exchangees have mentioned theirs is a beautifully restored and well-kept home in the best location. We met Sandra and Otto for breakfast and thoroughly enjoyed their company – they are a very warm, generous and welcoming couple. Their home is just a few steps from bustling Brunswick Street with its eclectic mix of shops and cafes however once in the home all is perfectly quiet. Being in a central location it was very easy to use public transport to visit the many interesting sights and attractions that Melbourne has to offer. They also left us a car to use so that we could explore further afield. Despite a change in circumstances which meant that Sandra and Otto couldn’t travel to our home at the agreed time we were so very grateful that they “moved out” to ensure that our travel plans weren’t disrupted. We can’t thank them enough and look forward to offering the same hospitality in the future.”
“Sandra and Otto recently stayed in our home and we were delighted with the care they took of our home and car. Everything was left spotless. It was very easy to organise the exchange and we would definitely recommend them to any other Homeforexchange members.”
“We were very spoilt by Sandra and Otto with our recent visit to Melbourne. They not only very kindly met us at the railway station on our arrival, but also delivered us to the airport for our departure. They were extremely generous and hospitable exchange partners - with a prepared frozen meal and wine for our first evening. Their apartments location is close to Brunswick Street - a street bursting with cafes, bars and eclectic shops. Transport by tram into the city centre was a ten minute ride. Close by were parks and a swimming pool.”
Where is it?
We live within walking distance of the centre of Melbourne. Our street runs into Brunswick Street in Fitzroy which is full of cafes, bars and restaurants. It is also a great shopping destination. The area is very much alive. Close by is a 50 meters heated pool & many health clubs.
Parks and gardens are within walking distance and the area has access to many bike paths, public golf course and health centres and public transport.
A quick tram ride or 20 minutes walk gets you to Melbourne city centre. Melbourne Is regularly voted the most liveable city in the world.
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