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Well lit desk with comfy chairs for study and work
Private Self Contained Pool House
Private Self Contained Pool House
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Studio apartment in large suburban back garden. This private quiet room has a double bed and own kitchenette and en suite bathroom. Perfect for travelers wanting a quiet location, businesses trips and students. Close to public transport, shops inc Chadstone (5 min drive) and Oakleigh (10 min walk). 20 mins drive to Monash Uni and 25 min drive to Melbourne CBD or easily accessible by train. You'll have access to pool in summer months and must be ok with dogs as our pet shares garden with you.

The space

This studio pool house is the ultimate in a fun place to stay. Its a private room at the end of our garden with a place to cook, eat, study, relax and enjoy your time in Melbourne.

The kitchenette has a fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle, sandwich press and 2 ring electric cooker. Pots, pans and cooking utensils are also provided allowing you to cook up a storm, although with plenty of good restaurants and take away options in the area you may not want to. Room comes with tea and coffee provisions. BBQ is also available when we are not using it.

There is a table that seats 2, that can also be used as a desk, taking advantage of the internet access provided. We have just "upgraded" to the NBN which was meant to be better however, we are experiencing slow internet in the evenings.

All linen is provided including towels. Pool towels are available on request too.

The flat screen TV and DVD player allow for you to relax in this beautiful hideaway.

The room offers space to hang your clothes and unpack and enjoy your stay in Hughesdale, a beautiful leafy suburb of Melbourne.

The room is not huge so we only accept a maximum of 2 guests

Guest access

The pool house is completely separate from the main house and has access via the side gate so you are able to come and go as you please allowing you some privacy. The large backyard is shared with us although we have busy lives so more often or not it will be all yours and the dogs.

The pool is fully gated and guest are welcome to enjoy a swim. It is solar heated and available during the summer months. Since we rely on the sun to heat the water for the pool we cant guarantee that it will always be warm water in the pool. After you have spent some time in Melbourne you will understand why. In winter it is covered up and guest will not be allowed access to the pool... apart from anything it will be too cold for a swim!

Interaction with guests

We both work and have busy lives so you will have plenty of privacy.
We are however available if you have any questions about the local area, need some advice on what to visit, where to eat or how to get somewhere.

During the Summer months we too will use the beautiful garden, pool and deck when we have free time.

Other things to note

We have a small dog who is over friendly, loves a pat and will often bring you a toy to play with her. She is very bouncy and noisy. She will share the back garden with you during the day and sleeps inside with us at night. If you are afraid of dogs this might not be the place for you.

We also run a small business selling wine barrels as dog kennels. During the weekends and early evening we may be out in the garden working on these.

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $16 SGD
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed

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 10AM - 2AM (next day)
Check out by 12PM (noon)

No smoking on or near our property please. We will ask you to leave if we believe you are not following this rule. We are nice people but after having guest breaking this rule and costing us a lot of money we don't want to have the same problem. Thanks for your understanding.

This is our much loved house and garden and we ask that you treat it with respect

During summer months the swimming pool is available to be used, it is solar heated so may not be hot all the time. No glass in the pool area, or diving in the pool.

Maximum of 2 people in the room and only paying guests may use the pool area.

Only pre approved guests in the room please, if you would like a friend over, please let us know prior to inviting them. We would like to know who is on our property for our safety and yours so will be strict on this rule.

We may be able to accept your pet... lf its a dog happy to sleep in the garden and happy to play with our dog and not destroy our garden or furniture. Contact us for more information.

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - We have dog(s) - you must be ok with animals as you will have to walk through the garden where they will be


The minimum night stay for this listing varies.

56 Reviews

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Cheryl User Profile
October 2017
Thank you for being such a wonderful host! We absolutely had a great time with your dogs. Willow and Roxy are so lovable. We miss them already. Your place was amazing. Even though it was small, it was fully equipped. I wish all Airbnbs are like yours. Definitely gonna come back to stay if i'm heading back to Melbourne again (:

Jasmine User Profile
June 2017
Gemma's place is lovely! The unit is cozy with the double bed and bookshelves lining the wall. Perfect for people travelling in pairs! :)

Elena User Profile
June 2017
My husband and I had a very wonderful stay at Gemma's place. Gemma was very responsive right from the start as she will reply to our queries within a few hours. The place was clean, nicely done up and fully equipped! Love the convenience of the place as it is near the mall and petrol kiosks so no worries if we are hungry at night as the kiosks are within walking distance. There are also several nice cafes like Jake and the Beans Talk near the area too! Gemma is also very friendly and she waited up for us when we checked in at around 10 in the evening. We will not hesitate to stay here again if we ever visit Melbourne.

Stephanie User Profile
June 2017
Gemma and Danny were lovely and very accommodating to us. Although we didn't have much interaction with them, they were always available when we needed. Their place is very cosy and lovely for 1-2 people. Exactly as described and we highly recommend them!

Lynette User Profile
October 2016
What you see is what you get and more. I highly recommend this place.

Sze Ying User Profile
September 2016
I stayed for 1 night and check in was easy. The place was as advertised, self contained and very comfortable. Love the comfy bed. Its winter now and the heating worked in the bathroom and bedroom. Will love to stay again in the future.

Zheng Yi User Profile
August 2016
As shown in the pictures! Everything was good! No complains but better if hot water supply was more consistent. Love the stay and slept well!

Hughesdale, AustraliaJoined in June 2013
Gemma User Profile

I'm an English backpacker that had a one way ticket to Australia 8 years ago and a dream to stay. I love rowing, trying triathlons and my "fur baby" Willow the dog.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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