Our lovely country style 2 bed apartment is a "home away from home." The off street parking is very convenient and you will find all the creature comforts you need for an enjoyable, relaxing stay in Knox.
The price per night is for the self contained apartment. We are able to accommodate guests in two lovely guest rooms with a private bathroom and toilet. Extra adults after 2 people, attract an additional charge. There are no extra charges for children. Large Sheridan towels, shampoo, conditioner and a hairdryer are provided. The separate entrance leads into the garden, where there is a covered outdoor area. You may care to use the gas barbecue.
Our apartment, which is adjacent to our home, is ideal for a single person, a couple or a family group of 3 or 4. If required, a single inner spring mattress can be set up as an additional bed in the living room. We also have a cot and a high chair. You will have the back section of the house to yourselves, including a private living room with flat screen TV and a new kitchen, with a dishwasher. The beds are very comfortable queen size beds with new pillow topped mattresses. The beds are fitted with Sheridan linen and we have 24 hour complimentary WiFi.
For breakfast we provide your choice of homemade bread, pancakes, fruit, yoghurt, gourmet muesli, porridge, other cereals plus eggs. Of course, there is ground coffee and a selection of tea.
Our home is in a very quiet, peaceful location with a lovely garden. It is close to Westfield Knox, which is the 2nd biggest shopping Centre in Australia. There you will find excellent restaurants and a huge cinema complex.
There is a bus around the corner which can take you to Boronia train station, from where you can catch a train into the city. This takes under an hour in total or less time if you take a morning express train. If you have a hire car, you can drive on Eastlink to the city in only 30 minutes. You can, of course, drive directly to Bayswater station, if you would prefer catching a train into the city. There is plenty of parking at Bayswater station. Bayswater is very close to Eastlink, and you can be at a bay beach in 20 minutes. We also have bicycles here for your use, as there are fabulous bike tracks in Knox.
There are many tourist attractions nearby including:
*The famous Puffing Billy – a restored steam train that winds its way through the scenic Dandenongs.
*Dandenong Ranges National Park - the Ferntree Gully area has several short walks, including the very popular 1000 Steps, up to One Tree Hill picnic ground. This is part of the Kokoda Memorial Track.
*Sky High, Mt Dandenong - for amazing views over Melbourne from the highest point in the Dandenongs. There you will find a cafe/restaurant, garden, picnic area and a maze.
*Grants Picnic Ground sits within Sherbrooke Forest, the largest section of Dandenong Ranges National Park. This is where you can see and feed a large number of wild birds including rosellas, king parrots and cockatoos. Our international guests have loved this place. Afterwards you can have coffee in the cafe whilst listening to the kookaburras.
*There are plenty of quaint craft, antique shops, walking tracks and eateries to explore in the Dandenongs.
The Knox area is a popular central base in the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne. It is a convenient place to base yourself whilst exploring the Yarra Valley and all the wineries in that region. Healesville Sanctuary is a popular destination for animal lovers.
The local area is quiet and peaceful and everyone takes pride in their gardens.
There is a regular bus service from the end of the street. The buses go to Boronia Railway Station in 5 mins or Westfield Knox Shopping Centre, 5 mins on the other direction.
This is a pet free home.
Přístup pro hosty
Guests have access to all parts of the garden and to the 2 bedroom apartment. A front loader washing machine and a dryer are installed in the guest bathroom.
Vztahy s hosty
We enjoy interacting with our guests but we leave it up to the guests to decide how much interaction they would like.
Další věci, které stojí za zmínku
This is a pet free home.
This is strictly a non smoking house, but there is an outside smoking area. We will respect your privacy at all times. You are welcome to cook in the brand new guest kitchen, which is complete with dishwasher. You may use the washing machine and dryer at any time in the guest bathroom. There is also a washing line to hang clothes outside. You are welcome to use the spa, but preferably not after 10.30pm. Only the number guests who have booked the apartment are permitted to stay overnight.
I work part-time as a school teacher and my husband, Russell, works as a photocopier service technician. We love welcoming guests to our part of the world, now that our children have moved out of home. We are in our early 60s.
Several years ago we had many exchange students from Europe stay with us for periods of 3 to 6 months. We have also had family friends from overseas stay with us and we always have enjoyed sharing our home with others. We have since met such lovely people through Airbnb, from all over the world.
We both like travelling, cycling, swimming, walking and camping. Russell also likes baking bread with spelt flour and I enjoy cooking and gardening. Recently, we have added cruising to our list of things we like to do!