Enjoy a private room with a comfy queen bed
Feels like home
Hosted by Julie
Julie is the host.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 shared bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 shared bath
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Only 17 minutes by train to the city (15 min by car).

Close to Newport lakes reserve (BBQ area, playgrounds, lake), Newport station (10min walk), IGA (grocery shopping), Leroy's cafe (brunch), Junction Beer Hall & Wine Room (pub food, beer & wine), Dough (pizza, fish & chips).

You’ll love my place because of the wonderful bedroom, comfy outdoor hanging chair, netflix, wifi, & nearby parks. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, and business travelers.

The space

Enjoy a book in the sun in the hanging chair outside, watch a movie or netflix and chill on the couch, or just surf the net.

Guest access

Only the main bedroom is off limits, you are free to use the rest of the house.

Interaction with guests

Let me know if you need anything.


Amenities
Wireless Internet
Indoor fireplace
Kitchen
Hair dryer

Prices
Extra people $12 NZD / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $58 NZD
Security Deposit $231 NZD
Weekly Discount: 5%
Weekend Price $81 NZD / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is flexible

No shoes in the house. Plenty of slippers for you to choose from.

Empty rooms don't need light and heating, so please turn them off when you leave the room or house (this includes the electric blanket).

The glasswear in the glass cabinet are for special occasion use only.

Kitchen rules: you dirty it, you clean it. Just general courtesy, I'll make sure you have pots and pans to use when you want to them, and I hope you will do the same for me. This includes wiping down the stove and benchtops. Attack that spilled sauce is like your enemy ;)

You must also acknowledge
No parking on property - There is on street parking, but no garage.
Some spaces are shared - We will be sharing a bathroom and the general areas, living & dinning room, and kitchen.
Amenity limitations - No dryer but there is a laundromat up the road.

Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

9 Reviews

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Nicky User Profile
October 2016
Just as the listing suggest - feels like home! Julie was friendly and hospitable and the place was tidy and clean. Great location too, just a walk from the train station and supermarket/cafes etc. Highly recommended!

Robert User Profile
August 2017
Very small apartment. Hot water supply poor. You have to stand in a bath to take a shower. Toilet only accessible through the bathroom. Only 3 of the 4 cooker hot plates worked. No electric toaster. Kitchen is small, with little space to store food. The Wi-Fi wasn't working for my final 6 days. No smoke alarm in the guest bedroom. Guest bedroom small and cluttered with hosts belongings. Host wasn't very communicative. None of the food shown in the photograph was offered to me.
Julie User Profile
Response from Julie:
I'm sorry you found my place unsatisfactory, no other guest has mentioned these issues, and for $50 a night I think I offer a lot. It is a two bedroom unit, not a house, so though I have two bedrooms, I only have the one living room. Two living areas would be great, and I have thought about creating a sun room over the 6 x 4 meter decking out the back. I'm sorry you feel the way you do, I didn't think a double sink kitchen, with a oven/grill/hot plate, microwave, coffee maker, milk frother, kettle, and sandwich press wouldn't be enough for your needs. Everything in the guest room is for the guest to use. You have a whiteboard for notes, I'm a big fan of making lists. There's take away menus of near by places in case you don't feel like cooking. Lots of fresh sheets and towels. There's a pouf seat and floor cushion and a bookshelf of books in case your're bored and want to sit and read. There's a steamer for your clothes, as well as clothes hangers in the wardrobe. There's a side table, with a lamp, assortment of teas and a scented candle. There is also an electric blanket, heater, myki cards, power adapter, and suitcase scale. I've tried to think of all the possible things a guest might need. I'm sorry this felt like clutter to you, and at your request I removed them from the room. The fire alarm is just outside your bedroom door, so that it can quickly alert you if the kitchen or living area is on fire. Though I also have a fire blanket and fire extinguisher (which I have never had to use, and hope will remain unused) in case of emergency. It was unfortunate that you didn't have wifi for four days. I called up iiNet straight away and they promised me it would be resolved by Telstra in 2 days. Host are not obligated to purchase anything for guest, but I like offering tea and coffee and laundry use, and shampoo/conditioner/body wash, and share the occasional meal. It is not polite to take advantage of a host generosity by asking for even more free things. As my first unhappy guest I can only wish you luck finding a place more to your liking in the future.
August 2017

Jamie User Profile
May 2017
Julie's Place Julie's unit is super comfortable and cosy in a quiet residential neighbourhood. Set back from the roadway, there was very little noise and heaps of privacy. It is close to public transport (Newport train station about a 10 minute walk away or a bus stop around the corner) and there is a small selection of shops the same distance away (including an amazing bakery and a liquor store). The furnishings are great quality and comfortable and I didn't particularly want to move from the couch or the bed. There is a reverse cycle aircon in the lounge room which heated the room very nicely at night, great for binge watching Netflix on the tv if that's your thing. There's also a panel heater to take the chill out of your bedroom before you jump into bed. The free included wifi is blazingly fast. Julie Julie is a bright and bubbly, warm and helpful person. She was heaps busy when I stayed and unfortunately I didn't get to catch her much but she was friendly and really great to talk to with a wealth of experience. Julie communicated really well through all stages of my booking and stay and made everything so easy and my stay a pleasurable one. Check in couldn't have been easier. Would definitely stay at Julies place again.

Luke User Profile
February 2017
Julie had a great unit in a good spot. Walking distance to local cafes and quiet as it is located off the street at the rear of the complex. Julie herself is lovely and very easy to deal with.

Linyu User Profile
February 2017
Julie's house is well decorated by her self. The house is warm and clean. She offered us free tea and coffee. Also she borrowed us her myki card, coat and washing machine . Julie do makes us fells like home cause you can help yourself do anything or you can ask for help from Julie. This is a great place to stay.

Zoe User Profile
February 2017
Julie is a lovely woman, very kind and a wonderful host.

Frank User Profile
January 2017
Julies place was perfect for us as it is located in the Newport-Williamstown area where we needed to be! But even if you are wanting to visit Melbourne it is a 15min drive to the city or the train station is a 7min walk from where you have many direct train lines to the city! The place is just like all the other reviews already say, you feel like at home! Very clean and thank you for letting us use your kitchen and TV. There is a nice little backyard to relax when the weather is nice. Thank you Julie for also letting us use your Myki Train card:) We hope we can come back soon:)

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Julie User Profile

I love food, reading, technology, running, yoga. Happy for you to do your own thing, or you can join me for a run and brunch.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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