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Rippleside beach townhouse Geelong
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1.5 baths
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1.5 baths
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
4 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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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.

The space

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.
I also have a queen bedroom downstairs which is listed separately (Privacy in lovely Rippleside) but, if it is available, can be included in booking which could then accommodate two singles in separate rooms, or up to four guests in total. 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.

Guest access

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.

Interaction with guests

Minimum interaction with guests, however, I'm happy to chat if guests wish to find out about this great part of Australia.

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 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 noises.

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Hair dryer

Extra people €48 / night after the first guest
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 10AM

Please treat me and my home with respect and note that I am sharing my home with you.
I do not include a charge for cleaning so, apart from used linen, I expect it to be left as you found it when you arrived.
Please remove stilettos and hard soled shoes.
This is a non-smoking property - that includes the area outside.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

55 Reviews

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McKenzie User Profile
September 2017
Jo's accommodation was perfectly lovely, as was she! I prefer privacy which Jo respected but she kindly let me know that I could turn to her for any request I might've had - although I had none because the place was so great! It's ideally located very close to the waterfront and it's a gorgeous way to spend your time walking along the boardwalk. A welcome platter featuring small nibbles and other edibles greeted me on my entrance - I immediately felt welcomed and relaxed and appreciated that gesture. If you need a spacious, clean and modernly designed place to reside as you take in beautiful Geelong, I highly recommend Jo's space. I will definitely book it again the next time I'm there.
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Response from Jo:
Thanks for your lovely review, McKenzie. You'll be welcome back anytime.
September 2017

Christine User Profile
August 2017
I've stayed at Jo's a few times now and it's terrific - warm, friendly, clean, great spot and Jo is an excellent host. Highly recommend.

Derrick User Profile
August 2017
I found this to be an excellent location and a wonderful place to stay. Every thing was 5 star. Jo is a fantastic host and the hospitality was wonderful.
Jo User ProfileJo is a superhost.
Response from Jo:
Thanks, Derrick, for the lovely review. You'll be welcome back any time.
August 2017

Christine User Profile
August 2017
always a pleasure to stay at Jo's place - clean, comfortable, great communication. HIghly recommend.

Jacquerine User Profile
August 2017
Jo was so lovely, very friendly and welcoming. Was very flexible with check-in time. The place had everything you need and more. Located in a lovely area of Geelong, not far from the beach and CBD. Definitely recommend.

Jed User Profile
August 2017
Jo was a fantastic host!
Jo User ProfileJo is a superhost.
Response from Jo:
That's Jed - any time.
August 2017

Slade User Profile
June 2017
Jo's place is an excellently presented apartment with all the facilities you would expect from accommodation twice the value. I recommend this place highly.
Jo User ProfileJo is a superhost.
Response from Jo:
Hi Slade, You actually missheard what I said this morning so I'd like to take the opportunity to clarify what I said. Because you had revealed the reason for your visit to Geelong, I said, 'The parting must have been difficult.' If I had a surprised look on my face, it was because you had missheard me. I should have clarified what I said this morning. I have 5 adult children. They are all known to 'party like nothing else'. People partying, no matter the reason, doesn't bother me - unless it interferes with my sleep. Given the misunderstanding, I'm very pleased that you did not judge me harshly but, believe me, I did not judge your friends. I hope the parting was not too difficult. Take care, Jo
June 2017

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Rippleside, AustraliaJoined in August 2012
Jo User ProfileJo is a superhost.

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.

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

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