Wake to kangaroos grazing in the paddock and king parrots on the veranda outside your bedroom window.
Just 50 minutes from Melbourne, this 7 acre retreat is bordered by nature reserve and pasture, making a peaceful base for exploring the Dandenong Ranges and Yarra Valley.
The apartment features a spacious bedroom with ensuite, kitchenette and cosy living area flanked by verandas facing east and west. It is attached to the main house, but has it's own front and back entrance.
The house stands at the back of a 7 acre property surrounded by bushland and farms, so it's very quiet here. But you are only 3 minutes by car from the township of Emerald, which boasts, 4 coffee shops, 3 restaurants, a pub, a major supermarket and markets on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month, with produce and hand made gifts, plants, and yummy things to eat. And of course, the famous puffing billy train, a tourist delight for many overseas guests.
You will have your entrance and private lounge, and kitchenette, and naturally a double bedroom and ensuite bathroom...There are two areas to sit, at the front and back of your apartment on the respective verandas. The back veranda is a great place to sit and enjoy the quiet and the wildlife when then come to call. It is a mix of bushland and cleared space, to walk in.
Interaction with guests
I am more than happy to stop and chat about the area, mostly you will find me in the garden, pottering away - but I am always available to help with recommendations for walks or places to visit.
Other things to note
Small and medium sized pets only please, if you're unsure please ask.
The last little bit of your trip, 500 metres is on a dirt road.
Since working in a guesthouse in England in the 1970's, I've loved hosting people from around the world - friends, family, students - and airbnb is another great opportunity to share this beautiful part of the world that I call home.
I am so lucky to live in this beautiful part of the world, 1 hour from Melbourne town and less than 2 kilometres from the little township of emerald. My little part of heaven is less that 2 kilometres from Emerald town, it is a 7 acre property with an abundace of wild life that come to visit, kangaroo's and wallabies, echnida's and even the wombat, although he is a night traveller, and I rarely see him. As the house is at the back of the block, there are no street lights to marr the beautiful stars at night, and no traffic noise, it is unbelievably quiet. My garden, and my bees give me an enormous amout of pleasure and I am always happy to share the bounty with family and friends..I love to cook, and share meals with my friends, sitting outside, under one of the trees, watching the bird life, the kookaburra's the magpies, the king parrots, and rosella's and even those pesky galah's.
I am lucky enough to have friends that raise chooks, so there are always fresh eggs for breakfast for me, and for you.
For me, Airbnb is a wonderful way to get to know people from all around the world, and show them the wonderful place that I call home.
There is a wonderful little saying - strangers come to visit and leave as friends.
Come See me some time...