House on O'Farrell is situated in the immaculately preserved suburb of Yarraville, which feels like a different world from the CBD, just 8 kilometers away. Melbourne is regarded as one of the world's most liveable cities and the term 'Marvellous Melbourne' (first used in the 1880s) is still frequently used by the media and its residents today. Many of our guests come from overseas and we would encourage you all to take the time to get to know why Melbourne is often referred to as such a liveable city.
This cozy but beautifully appointed home-away-from-home is perfectly situated close to all of Melbourne's main tourist attractions. House on O'Farrell is situated perfectly between the suburbs of Yarraville and Seddon. In Yarraville, go about your usual inner-city business at a relaxed pace around the village nexus of Anderson and Ballarat streets. Wander along Gamon Street - to Charles and Victoria Streets (in Seddon) to choose between one of the 14 restaurants listed in the Australian Good Food and Travel Guide. If you after the complete relaxation package, why not book in for a massage (with practitioners providing exceptional holistic healthcare) or the wellbeing clinic located directly at the end of the street?
Envy the locals over coffee and cakes at the local bakeries. Bookend the day with cocktails at any of the licensed local restaurants, or, have tapas and nibble on pizzas within the delightful open-aired cafes. Stroll through boutiques, gift shops and bookstores, and keep your eye out for artisan wares, jewellery and gourmet food and wine that is hard to find in the big city. Don't miss the beautifully restored Art Deco Sun Theatre, opened in 1938 and a modern-day icon of Melbourne's film community. Enjoy a glass of wine or beer while catching cult films, classics and recent releases.
Curtis Stone (who was recently interviewed by the Herald Sun - in recognition of Melbourne's 180th Birthday in 2015) when asked about the best suburb in Melbourne said: "Yarraville is really quaint. It's got a small-town, country vibe going on but is only a stone's throw from the city. Wandering around Yarraville, stopping by a wine bar followed by a film at the art deco Sun Theatre would make the ultimate date night for me."
Ideally this property is suited to couples and older families travelling from the country or guests flying in from interstate/overseas who want to base themselves centrally in Melbourne or be close to relatives in the area. Young families will need to make contact with the owner to see if this house is appropriate for your needs. This is not a place where large family gatherings or parties can be thrown.
This property is situated (in close walking distance) to both Seddon and Yarraville train stations and is closely located to many of Melbourne's main tourist attractions:
- 10 minutes drive to Melbourne's vibrant City Centre and shopping district
- 10 minutes drive to Williamstown Beach
- 10 minutes drive to the Docklands
- 10 minutes taxi ride to Flemington Racecourse and the Melbourne Cup
- 15 minutes taxi ride to Albert Park home of Australian Grand Prix
- 15 minutes drive to delight in the Royal Melbourne Zoo
- 20 minutes train trip to Southern Cross Station
- 20 minutes train trip to Etihad Stadium, the Melbourne Aquarium and Docklands district
- 20 minutes train ride to the Crown Casino, MCG and Melbourne Convention Centre
- 20 minutes train ride to Australian Tennis Open/Rod Laver Arena
- 25 minutes taxi ride to Melbourne Airport
- easy access and a one hour's drive to Geelong's Eastern Beach and add a further 22 minutes to reach Torquay Beach (the start of the Great Ocean Road).
By train, catch the Werribee line from Flinders Street or Southern Cross stations. Journey time is approximately 20 minutes. By car, Yarraville is 10 minutes from the CBD via the West Gate Freeway or travel down Footscray Road. Take the Williamstown Road exit.
Deluxe King Bed.
Deluxe Queen Bed.
Two Deluxe Singles.
Luxurious Bathroom with a relaxing bath and large corner shower.
Open plan living area. Relax on the couch or in the comfortable armchair with a good book and glass of wine.
Entertain on the deck under the spacious back veranda. Stainless Steel BBQ.
Sorry this property not really suitable for pets.
Port-a-cot and high chair provided.
Beach items (boogie boards, sand playing buckets for children)
In-house Movies/Videos (on hard drive)
IPod with music
Outdoor entertaining area
Split system air conditioning/heating
Ducted heating throughout the whole house
Towels and Beach Towels Supplied