Californian Bungalow 1933 Preston (Pet Friendly)


Entire bungalow hosted by Maurice

4 guests, 2 bedrooms, 3 beds, 1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the bungalow to yourself.
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Great location
90% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
A beautifully restored Californian bungalow 1933 with off-street parking under carport in a no-through road. Access 250m to Melbourne (9km) via tram number 86 only 30 minutes to the CBD. Access to the city bus network in Murray Rd-250m. Walk to Preston Market/High St 5-10 minutes or city rail 30min.

The space
Our house is a Californian Bungalow 1933 -at the end of a quiet no-through road but with quick lane access access to major roads and the 86 tram and Northland bus nearby-through short (URL HIDDEN) typical of the larger worker's houses built in Preston in the 1930's compared to (say) Northcote with its smaller long single frontage homes and street parking only. We have off street parking and a carport -with trellised grapevine and passionfruit vines providing additional shading and atmosphere.
We have lovingly maintained its character features and added a side driveway and matching carport. The house has modern comforts such as air conditioning and Samsung Smart LED TV in the lounge room (you can watch Netflix, Stan etc.)and Samsung HD TV in main bed room and small bedroom.
As conservationists and lovers of Australian timbers like red gum and Jarrah we have many items such as cupboard and drawer faces, bookshelves desks and tables made from these and other native timbers.There are energy-efficient lights and appliances throughout the home-and 3 solar arrays -on the carport and the east and west faces of the terracotta tiled roof.There is a lovely study with magnificent single slab desktop and lovely open fireplace.
The kitchen is a good size and all electric with upright stove including oven and rangehood. Also a convection microwave and 500litre modern energy-efficient fridge. We have most of our cupboards faced with jarrah-and a pine kitchen hutch.There is also a "fully loaded" walk-in pantry. There are plenty of appliances including a Rancilio coffee machine with built-in burr grinder.We have a small laundry with a 7kg front load washer.Walk through to the toilet. Our bathroom has a vanity, and shower over an original cast iron enameled deep bath.House hot water is via super efficient Sanden heat pump technology, replenished 11am-6p.m.Solar powered from our panels)
Step out of the front door to an intimate veranda with seats and orchids and sunblind for seclusion-lovely in the morning!
We have minimal backyard but instead a big enclosed secluded front yard with tall fence and gate enclosing flowerbeds and lawns.Citrus and pomegranates and grapes along the fence provide privacy and atmosphere-and organic food!! It's just gorgeous on a sunny day sitting at the outdoor settings under a market umbrella! Along the entire side of the carport is a grapevine shading the car above large colourful raised flower beds.

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Washing machine
Air conditioning
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer

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Where you’ll be

Preston, Victoria, Australia

A quiet street in a multi-cultural neighbourhood-with very easy access to Preston central,trains,trams and the exciting High Street food and restaurant shopping precinct (Walk thru to the huge Preston Market). We are close to monster Northland Regional shopping Centre(1.5km)-via nearby bus 200m to the stop(you could also walk), Cramers hotel, Aldi and Woolworths supermarkets on opposite ends of Preston Market.Preston Rail station adjoins the Market car park. Preston Oval is opposite Aldi on Cramer St/(Gower st) with Aussie rules football, cricket and other sports.

Hosted by Maurice

  1. Joined in September 2014
  • 96 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Superhost
Ecologist and hobby wine and olive oil producer-with an eco-lodge in Beechworth Northern Victoria and Preston,Melbourne inner suburb.

During your stay

We will be available for cell phone/email contact throughout your stay. We will be at our holiday house. My son or daughter could be locally available if necessary.

Maurice is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly-rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Languages: English, Tagalog
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 2:00 pm
Checkout: 10:00 am
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $517

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