Small,pretty house in quiet street home swap

Small Victorian semi-detached terrace with courtyard garden within close walking distance of public transport to city centre and parks, Melbourne University, major hospitals,rail connections to other cities and airport. In a pretty, quiet, tree-lined virtual cul de sac above small suburban railway cutting.

Comfortable, attractive living, dining room and bedroom with open fireplaces; gas ducted heating, no a/c but house remains cool in hot weather so not necessary; new kitchen and bathroom/laundry with washer, no dryer but again not necessary in our summer.

Close to all major city events, lively music scene, restaurants, galleries, parks, public pools etc. Beaches can be reached by public transport from city.

About the location

A quiet area divided by only one through road. Mostly small Victorian workers' houses but rapidly gentrifying so most are renovated and extended. Population a mixture of students in rented accomodation and young professionals with families. Pleasant cafes and small supermarket and shops on Macaulay Road, five minutes' walk, close to 1860's railway station; many ethnic and modern restaurants and shops fifteen minutes' walk to Racecourse Road and trams to Vic Market and city.
Holland Park indoor swimming pool a few minutes' walk away behind house, includes gym; also North Melbourne Football Club Sports Centre over footbridge at end of street and three blocks' walk. Walking distance from Flemington Racecourse.
Walks to former Stockbridge over river and along river Oakland to edge of suburbs.

Type of home swap

  • Home Exchange
  • Housesitting Offered

Conditions of home exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • Pet Care Offered
  • Pet Care required

Melbourne (HE27722)

Victoria,   Australia

  • 1 bed   (sleeps 2) 1 bath

Preferred destinations

  • UK - London or within reach of; USA - New York; or any other big city
  • London
Interested in museums, art galleries and gardens

Dates available

December 2013 - January 2014
April 2017 - April 2017

Swap duration: 1 - 2 months

Meet the member

Adults: 2     
Experienced Exchanger

Membership expiry date: 05 Nov 2017