77 Railway Crescent home swap

Our home is a lovely Victorian house in Williamstown, a historical seaside inner -Melbourne suburb. Built in 1908 the house has a mix of period features coupled with a fresh modern renovation of the kitchen and living areas. We are very close to the beach, parks, cafes, restaurants and public transport . Trains and buses are virtually on the doorstep. The airport is a 20minute drive away.
Melbourne is a large, cosmopolitan city in Australia with an amazing dining and theatre scene. Melbourne is a great starting point for exploring the rest of Australia. It is close to a huge range of natural attractions in Victoria such as the penguins on Phillip Island, the Great Ocean Road, the wilderness of Wilson's promontory.
Our house has 4 bedrooms separate lounge with TV, Projector and surround sound, large open plan living/dining/ kitchen area with sonos music system and a very well appointed kitchen including French door fridge, large Ilve oven with teppenyaki plate, microwave and double dishwasher. The bedrooms sleep 9 in total and have inbuilt wardrobes. The main bedroom has a kingsize bed, second bedroom has a double bed, the third bedroom has single bunk bed and a trundle bed and the fourth bedroom/study can accommodate a double bed mattress. French doors access the outside covered entertaining area with BBQ and in-ground swimming pool. There is a large 2 car garage room with billiard table, table tennis table and air hockey table. We also have an outdoor games area and trampoline.
Other features include 12ft ceilings, ducted heating, evaporative air conditioning, large laundry area with front loading washing machine and a dryer, ceiling fans in all bedrooms and living areas.
Our home is in an inner city location with easy access to a charming old fashioned strip shopping centre, also 15 mins walk away, including two supermarkets. The city shopping district is 20mins on a train or a 15minute drive over the stunning Westgate bridge. We are also close to a small community hospital with an emergency department.

About the location

Williamstown is located at the mouth of the Yarra River where it enters Hobsons Bay and Port Phillip, south-west of the Melbourne city centre.

Originally Melbourne's first sea port, Williamstown has developed from what was a neglected industrialised centre into a popular and fashionable maritime village.

Williamstown's attractive main commercial precinct is located along Ferguson Street and Douglas Parade. Around the corner in Nelson Place is what was originally the town centre, lined with historic buildings which are now restaurants, hotels and galleries.

Williamstown is surrounded on three sides by water. The eastern shoreline consists of foreshore reserves dotted with piers, gardens and remnants of Williamstown's maritime history. Scenic views of Melbourne's city skyline can be enjoyed from Gem Pier where cruises on the Yarra River and the bay depart regularly. The rocky south-eastern coastline consists of open parkland which includes the Point Gellibrand Coastal Heritage Park. This park preserves the cultural heritage of the area with items of significance such as the old Fort Gellibrand military site which was first developed in 1860, and the Timeball Tower which was used by ships for timekeeping and navigation. Along the south-western coastline is Williamstown Beach which consists of a sweeping expanse of sand fronting sheltered swimming waters. Further west is Jawbone Reserve, a coastal wetland conservation area.

Type of home swap

  • Home Exchange
  • Hospitality Exchange

Conditions of home exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • Pets welcome
  • Children welcome

williamstown (HE31815)

Victoria,   Australia

  • 4 bed   (sleeps 2) 2 bath

Preferred destinations

  • Open to offers

Dates available

August 2015 - October 2015

Swap duration: 1 - 2 weeks


Meet the member

Adults: 2      Children: 2

Membership expiry date: 24 Jul 2015