This holiday home may not be for everyone. If you are after hotel perfect, then this home will not be suitable.
Please review the details below prior to making a booking.
Check in weekdays: Generally its standard check in times. BUT other times can be arranged if there is no other guests on the same day. So please do ask!
Check in weekends: Flexible depending on same day guests arrival/departure.
Interaction with Guests: We are only a phone call away for questions or advice at all times! Once you are settled in we like to give our guests privacy – we don’t “pop in”. Any visits will be pre-arranged with you prior to arrival. The exception to this will be if there is an emergency or we have been advised that someone is breaking the house rules.
Street Noise: While the home is surprisingly quiet for its location, it is on a main road and in a vibrant area so does have some street noise. People wanting a whisper quiet setting should seek a house away from the city centre in outer suburbs. The main bedroom, being at the front of the home, has the most noise, but it has a sunroom with a door that closes to soften the noise considerably.
Rubbish: The rubbish collection service is on Wednesday evening. I kindly ask guests if they are able to wheel the bins though the home to the front street later on Wednesday evening and bring in on Thursday morning (even if its just into the front porch) Red is household food scraps and dirty rubbish and yellow is clean recyclables. Rubbish MUST be bagged before putting in the bin. (bags supplied in the kitchen drawers)
IMPORTANT: Please note that no rubbish is to be put into the red bin unless it is BAGGED SECURELY first (I’ve had unfortunate instances where I’ve had to clean the bin out by hand as someone put all their pasta straight into the bin.. yuk!). Part of the bond may be forfeited if there’s a need to clean out un-bagged rubbish or if there is excess rubbish not put out on the Wednesday night.
INSURANCE: For peace of mind, we have changed from our standard domestic home and contents to a business insurance to ensure our guests are FULLY COVERED. Most private listings haven’t checked their current policies and are possibly not covered.
NOTICE FOR AGED, IMMOBILE AND CHILDREN: There are steep stairs in this house – therefore it may not be suitable for persons with reduced mobility or those with unsupervised children.
While the house is kept clean and tidy, please note the home is not in showroom condition. It is a 200 year old, lived-in home. While I have had the home painted inside and out and have had lovely new carpet installed, there may be a paint chip here and there from previous guests, and some scratches on the lounge. The sheets won’t be ironed either. But be assured, they are freshly laundered, clean and hygienic.
If you are after hotel perfect, this home may not be suitable.
The cleaning fee covers one visit by professional cleaners. If you require a weekly service, I can organize for $90 per visit.
While the home is surprisingly quiet for its location, it’s on a main road and it does have some street noise. People wanting a whisper quiet setting should seek a house away from the city centre or in back streets. The main bedroom at the front of the house has the most noise, but it has a sunroom with a door that closes to soften the noise considerably.
Parking: There is no parking on this property. There is free street parking in the surrounding streets but it is timed during the weekdays. Street parking on the weekend, however, is un-timed and free all weekend.
There is free, untimed, all day parking about 10-15 minute walk from the home if required.
THE BORING (BUT IMPORTANT) STUFF:
The below covers finer details of the property and the terms and conditions of staying. Not exactly exciting reading, but nonetheless important. Don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions at all!
• No parties, smoking indoors or overnight visitors, please.
• Ladies – no high heels inside so the floorboards don’t get damaged.
• Pets allowed by prior arrangement only. Strict conditions apply about cleaning up after the pet.
• Neat & tidy policy – Please clean up after yourself if using the home’s facilities, otherwise the bond will be forfeited. Please wash up and put away dishes at the end of your stay and remove the rubbish.
• One clean is included in your visit. If you wish the professional cleaners to come again during your stay, please advise and I will organize for you.
• On departure you must take out the rubbish, clean up the space and wash and put away all dishes.
• Rubbish must be taken out every Wednesday evening (see “other things to note” for more details).
Guest Access: Full use of the home, including all appliances.