Elwood beach garden retreat
Elwood beach garden retreat
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Quiet private room with queen-sized bed in leafy inner-city bayside Elwood. Step out into a charming, secluded garden courtyard for your morning coffee. A short 7-minute walk to the beach, cafes, shops, park, bike tracks and public transport. Wifi, breakfast, laundry facilities and bicycles included.

The space

Immerse yourself in the quiet surrounds of this Spanish influenced home. A beautiful garden courtyard is the perfect location to start your day. The house is filled with art and books for your enjoyment. Explore the beautiful bayside suburb on foot or by bicycle, or take a short tram, train or bike ride into the city. The very best of Melbourne surrounds this home, St Kilda, Richmond, South Yarra are all close by and bikes and helmets are available for guests' use at no extra charge.

Guest access

You will have access to the kitchen, laundry, garden and living area. Free parking is available upon request as are 2 bicycles, helmets and locks for guests' use. A beachside bike path is 5 mins from the house.

Interaction with guests

We live and work from home so will be there to welcome you to our home.

Other things to note

Minimum length of stay - one week.

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet

Extra people No Charge
Weekly Discount: 35%
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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 flexible
Check out by 12PM (noon)

No smoking in the house or garden.
No pets.
Check-in 2 p.m. earliest.
Check-out 11 a.m. unless prior arrangements are made.


Safety features
Smoke detector

2 nights minimum stay

17 Reviews

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Helga User Profile
September 2017
Cathi and Iris are perfect hosts, extremely helpful and friendly. The house is absolutely gorgeous with beautiful flowers and herbs in the backyard. We had the downstairs room and own bathroom which was perfect for the two of us. Cathi provides breakfast with fresh berries and self-made jams from local farmers. Overall, we enjoyed staying with Cathi and loved conversations with her. We definitely recommend her place and stay there again in the near future.

Helga User Profile
August 2017
Cathy is extremely hospitable and we felt very much at home. Her house is very cozy and very clean. She provided breakfast with fresh fruits and organic products. We definitely recommend to stay at her place.

Nina User Profile
July 2017
My in laws loved Catherine's lovely place and enjoyed their long stay. My parents will also stay at her place for 3 weeks soon.

Kimimk User Profile
July 2017
Catherine is a excellent host. She and her mother are generous and helpful. They make us feel welcoming and give us good suggestions, where to visit, good place to eat. The room we stayed is clean, warm and spacious with lovely balcony. Her house and garden is so beautiful and there is a lot of sunshine around even inside the

Nina User Profile
July 2017
Really nice house with a lovely backyard in the middle of Melbournes beach suburb Elwood. Beach is only walking distance away. Catherine is an extremely nice and helpful host, we really enjoyed her company. Her house has the most beautiful backyard with many colorful plants. Breakfast was great and she always had fresh fruits ready for us. We highly recommend to spend a few days at Catherine's beautiful and tidy place.

Delia User Profile
June 2017
I had an absolutely amazing time at Cathi's place. Cathi and Iris are very kind and fascinating! I felt more than at home with them in their beautiful house. They are very responsive and helpful. The place is clean and comfortable. I could write a novel about how amazing everything was!

Veronica User Profile
May 2017
Catherine and Iris aren't just lovely, they surprised us with their knowledge beyond their own culture. We enjoyed their company and the conversations we had about...everything! Their home is cosy, warm and colourful plus it has a beautiful garden with both ornamental and edible plants. Amazing!! The neighbourhood is also a highlight. Quiet and walking distance to shops and restaurants as well as plenty of public transport options. We think we couldn't get any better airbnb in Elwood. Thank you Catherine & Iris, we really enjoyed our stay!!

Elwood, AustraliaJoined in December 2014
Catherine User ProfileCatherine is a superhost.

I am a publisher of non-fiction books but previously I was an academic for nearly 20 years. I have 2 adult children and 4 grandchildren. My partner is Iris, who was also an academic in English Literature, and a publisher, who is now retired and spends a lot of time with her grandchildren. We enjoy books, films, the theatre, travelling, food, and especially Melbourne coffee! We love to meet and host people from around the world to our wonderful house and garden on the bay.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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