Continental breakfast; separate entrance; own key; 5 minutes from Geelong CBD; 5 minute walk to North Geelong station; 15 minutes to Avalon and 1 hr from Melbourne. Available to guests is entire fully self contained, one king bedroom (second queen bedroom possible as well), lower level in new double storey home. Great location - close to train, beaches, Bellarine, Great Ocean Road, eateries, cinema and galleries. Refer to my second listing for singles.
Why pay Melbourne prices for an overnight stay in a city apartment when you can enjoy all that Geelong has to offer? Why pay for two when you're travelling alone? Whether you're a tourist, someone with work commitments in the area or you need a place to stay while you attend an event, Geelong home game, seminar or conference, you can enjoy the comforts of my home in Rippleside.
This home has two spacious, separate, completely self contained living levels - only the ground floor will be available to guests. Listed price is for one adult only. I charge a 'per person' rate so as not to disadvantage single travellers so please enter the number of guests when making an enquiry.
The ground floor open plan living/dining/kitchen and main bedroom area are north facing. The king bed can be configured as two single beds. If that is preferred, it must be requested when booking. There is an en-suite bathroom to the king bedroom.
The queen bedroom has its own shower room, separate toilet and separate powder room.
Home is fully furnished - linen, tea, coffee and breakfast will be provided.
This quiet home, with its north orientation, has a passive solar design to reduce energy consumption. All windows are double glazed and toilets are plumbed to water tanks.
My home is just off Melbourne Road about 3 minutes north of the large regional city of Geelong.
It is located in Rippleside opposite acres of public parkland and sports ovals and the historic bluestone Customs House. It is a 5 minute walk from The Federal Cafe Restaurant Bar - a brand new eateray in Mackey Street which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and the well known cafe, The Pickers' Union. It is 300 m from the St Helens boat ramp, marina and beach. It is an 8 minute walk to Rippleside Park, 5 minutes to the North Geelong Station (Southern Cross Station in less than an hour) and a stunning 30 minute walk along the esplanade to Geelong's pier, cafes, Eastern Beach and its park. It is a 5 minute drive to the Pakington Street eateries, 10 minutes to the Queen's Park Golf Course and 5 minutes to North Geelong Golf Course, about 30 minutes from Torquay and less than an hour from the famous Brae Restaurant in Birregurra.
This little known residential pocket is an hour from Melbourne, 20 minutes to the Great Ocean Road, 15 minutes to the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula wine region, eateries and beaches, 35 minutes to the Queenscliff/Sorrento ferry, the Blues Train, an adventure park and 3 minutes from the freeway network which leads to anywhere you would like to go in Australia.
Check the second listing, Privacy in lovely Rippleside, for singles ($85/night) if you are travelling alone and Rippleside beach townhouse Geelong listing is not available.
You will have access to your own space downstairs with an open plan living/dining/kitchen area. Enter via the front door. I use the rear door only when I have guests so our paths need never cross. You will have access to the paved courtyard which is accessed via French doors from the living room.
Parking is free, on street, in front of the house.
Other things to note
You can expect to be left alone while you are here so, if you are staying for more than one night, I will not enter the bedrooms or living area downstairs. I will endeavour to leave enough breakfast provisions for your stay.
I do not charge a cleaning fee. You are welcome to use the kitchen to prepare meals but I expect it to be left exactly as it was found with kitchenware items returned to cupboards/drawers.
Please turn off lights and any appliances if you leave the apartment for any period of time. Do not leave outside lights on overnight.
Please place recyclables in the yellow-lidded recycle bin which is located outside at the rear of the house.
I live upstairs so my listing is not suitable for groups of adults who are seeking a 'getaway' experience to enjoy the fellowship of friends for a night or two.
All windows and doors are double glazed and, when closed tightly, are effective in reducing the impact of outside noise.
An iron is located in the laundry - let me know if you'd like to use it.
Please treat me and my home with respect and note that I live upstairs and that you are sharing my home with me.
I do not include a charge for cleaning so, apart from used linen, I expect it to be left exactly as you found it when you arrived.
Please turn off lights when they are not in use.
Please remove stilettos and hard soled shoes.
This is a non-smoking property - that includes the area outside.
Minimum interaction with guests, however, I'm happy to chat if guests wish to find out about this great part of Australia.
I was born in Scotland and came here as a young child. I have had a very busy life which included raising five children, teaching, travelling, studying and managing my business as a garden designer. All five children are independent so I now live alone, however, I am still very busy - still involved with family, still travelling and still, generally, enjoying my life.
I have been delighted with my move to Rippleside and love hosting airbnb guests. I'd like to think that my reviews reflect how much I enjoy this new enterprise and foray into tourism/hospitality.