The back living area opens onto undercover deckSecond bedroom with double bed with optional cot
Spacious Garden Cottage in Preston
Spacious Garden Cottage in Preston
6 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
6 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
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Our three bedroom cottage is perfect for your stay in Melbourne.

With fresh produce in the garden, a deep soaker bath, central gas heating and three large bedrooms and a north facing studio, your stay is guaranteed to be comfortable and relaxed.

Located in Preston 11km from the CBD, the house is walking distance to trams, trains and regular buses. The 86 Tram will take you into the city via Northcote, Clifton Hill, Smith St Collingwood, Gertrude St Fitzroy and Carlton Gardens. Each of these have a great food and live music options and some of the best cafes, galleries in Melbourne.

Preston itself is one of the most culturally diverse suburbs in Melbourne and there's no better place to experience that than the Preston Market, a short 10 minute walk from the door. The market is open from Wednesday to Saturday and attracts people from all over Melbourne. Its an incredible mix of fresh produce, meats, local wines, whole foods and fresh flowers. During it's peak on Saturdays it's an authentic Melbourne experience- so be sure to head down there for some quality people watching and culinary bargains.

The house itself is a 1940's weatherboard cottage with retained original features, it has off street parking, polished timber floors and has been freshly painted inside and out. There are two sitting/lounge areas- the north facing one opens out onto a back deck area which is great for small children and has swings and a sandpit. There is a modern laundry featuring a Bosch front loader washing machine and undercover clothes line. We renovated the bathroom in 2009 and the stone floors and deep soaker bath make it one of the best rooms in the house.

There are 3 good sized bedrooms. The master bedroom contains a queen sized bed and a cot, which can be removed if not needed. The second bedroom also contains a queen sized bed whilst the third bedroom contains a king single with a king single trundle underneath for use if required. The studio out the back has an ottoman and desk, with power, wireless access and a convection heater it is a good space if you need to get work done or just to relax and read a book.

The kitchen has a gas cook top and oven and a large fridge as well as plenty of storage room for groceries and wine. Toaster, kettle, rice cooker, slow cooker and microwave as well as all the utensils, pots and pans and any other cooking equipment you might need.

The front garden is a dedicated permaculture garden that we've built up over 5 years which is fed by rainwater tanks. The edibles include feijoa, mandarins, spinach, radishs, beans, eggplants, capcsicum, potatoes, and peach trees as well as a perpetual crop of silverbeet and kitchen herbs. We encourage you to eat from the garden while you are here! There are also a number of established natives. The house has grid connected solar panels and may go some way to offsetting your flights if that's how you are travelling...

The front and back yards are fenced off with spring loaded gates and the main living areas are quiet and north facing at the back of the house.

We've had lots of happy times in this house so we're sure that you will too. Thanks for reading and we hope you enjoy your time in Melbourne.

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21 Reviews

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Abu Faris User Profile
July 2017
The house is very clean , nice and comfortable. Communication was excellent and we felt like home. We recommend the cottage for family as they will love it. Regards

Rémi User Profile
June 2017
He stayed in their house for about 2 days, we had a lovely stay, we had everything we needed to feel home. Thanks you !

Ivan User Profile
April 2017
Great stay, house is comfortable and spacious. Good vibe.

Christian User Profile
January 2017
Beautiful, comfortable home. You'll love it. Host is great. Very comfortable and convenient for our recent two-week stay.

Stewart User Profile
January 2017
A perfect place for us to stay. Dan and family made us very welcome. Communication was prompt and clear. Dan managed to have someone come and repair a faulty tap on boxing day which actually amazed us. The eco friendly house was very nice and was perfectly clean for our arrival. A wonderful garden in the front yard was a welcome addition. WiFi was perfectly fine although coverage was a little weak in the back of the house. The location is great, with a local market at one end of the street and a large shopping centre at the other end. This was very handy. Public transport was close by. We would definitely stay there again.

Karen User Profile
June 2016
It is a lovely house, but as a prior person mentioned it is going to take you an hour to get to the city centre from this suburb (just due to the number of stops that the tram or train is going to make).

Steve User Profile
January 2016
Preston Cottage is a highly recommended place for those who are visiting Melbourne and trying to enjoy all that is essential in southern Victoria over some days with a car. My wife and I stayed for close to a fortnight with two young children from Christmas though to early January. Dan and his family had provided us with just what we were looking for our vacation in Australia's most attractive metropole. The house was all ours during the stay, whilst Dan always kept in touch over the net whenever we needed his guidance - which happened very seldom as the house is well kept and guidance prior to check-in was very extensive and clear. We were looking for a casual and homy place to spend the holiday as well as not overly patronized by the hosts, so this was a perfect match. Preston is close to shopping centre and access to public transportation is not inconvenient, however, if you are planning to stay without a car I would recommend to find your accommodation closer to CBD - it takes around 45 min to get into central Melbourne. Visiting Yarra valley, Mornington Peninsula and northern outskirts of Melbourne was so ideal as access to highways was practical. Never to forget mention was Wiggle the cat: he was a friendly and cordial companion throughout our stay! We just loved the place and would come back again.

Melbourne, AustraliaJoined in May 2013
Dan, Amy, Auley And Romy User Profile

We are a young family consisting of two adults, Dan (web developer, masters student in urban and environmental management) and Amy (community development officer and university lecturer), in our early 30s. We live with our two sons Auley and Romy, four and one, who love playing with toy trains and chewing on random things, respectively. We like to ride bicycles and grow vegetables in our garden as well as go on adventures, large and small. whenever we can.

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