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Brighton 3186 Australia

Listing # 72592

Rates From AUD 350 Weekly
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Last Updated: Friday, December 21, 2018

OWN SUITE in Quiet GARDENVALE HOME for Independent Person.


Contemporary townhouse in the trendy Gardenvale Village cafe precinct. Close to the beach, in popular Bayside District of Brighton, Gardenvale and Elsternwick (both with postcode 3185).
This area is part of the Brighton community, with many amenities nearby, including shopping, parks, Port Phillip Bay and excellent beaches. Ideal location for Monash University, both Caulfield and Clayton Campus.

TRANSPORT: See PTV Public Transport Victoria website and Google Maps.
Gardenvale Train Station is close, only a few minutes walk, and takes 20mins to CBD.
Comfortable tram (No. 64 goes direct to CBD, Arts Centre and Melb Uni.)
Bus stop directly outside the house goes to the CBD -Central Business District- and to Monash Medical Centre & other Hospitals, Monash University & CSIRO Clayton.

AVAILABLE: Accommodation suitable for an independent person/s, mature couple, with professional and academic interests, eg international student,writer, visiting university researcher/ educator.

ENVIRONMENT: Studious, quiet house with one other mature, straight, responsible woman working in Specialist Education and Counselling.
Widely-travelled, having lived in Europe for six years, she worked in Milan, Italy, and London; is interested in the Arts, Cinema, Literature, Meditation/Mindfulness Practice; has an active life with friends, family.

The expectation is that you would be happily independent, have a focus for your work and "do your own thing".
Ideal for researchers and writers, academics who want to get on with their own interests.

The accomodation is virtually a self- contained suite of four rooms, all for your own use within the townhouse. The fee is fairmarket value at $350/week for single, paid fortnightly and including bills for electricity, gas and water, which are all now high costs in Melbourne if you rent a whole house or apartment in Melbourne.

YOUR ACCOMODATION includes (1)one bedroom with double bed, built-in wardrobe, desk, bookshelves, lamps, TV/DVD, phone & Internet connection point, spacious cupboards and drawers, all linen and bedding; (2)own ensuite bathroom with a bath and separate shower; (3)own separate toilet; (4) own studio/ sitting room and/or eating /breakfast area with pantry storage, wide selection of crockery, cutlery and kitchen equipment, microwave, kettle and fridge.
#As well, you have a shared laundry with washing machine & dryer and use of a larger kitchen.
# Young adults from overseas and International Students who need more support can discuss more Homestay Arrangements. Parents, School Coordinators and International Student Agents are welcome to get in touch.
A previous International Student has stayed for six years throughout her university studies. Other lodgers have included several doctorate university academics, single UK woman/ teacher with adult Australian children, retired travelling French couple, senior International students.

FEE: Included in the fee are heating & cooling, gas, electricity, water and house maintenance. A vacuum cleaner is provided so you can be responsible for cleaning in your own area.
Your costs include your food, costs related to any lost keys or damage, personal items such as toiletries, washing machine powder, your own internet arrangements.
The usual arrangement of a bond is payable, then refundable to you at the end of the stay if there is no damage or debt.
To secure your dates, a deposit of only two weeks is required in advance.

*Very safe area and household, with good security- ideal for an international student, academic or researcher studying in Melbourne. *Friendly support, orientation and guidance is provided if wanted.
*This is a non-smoking, drug-free environment and suits an honest, self-sufficient and studious person/s with a resposible outlook.
*Suitable for a single person, or a quiet mature couple. Contact to discuss the specifics of your situation.

Please send me a message about yourself, your situation, dates, email and mobile contacts.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices

Suited for
3 people
Property Type
Suite in Private Home


Available from Wednesday, January 30, 2019 until Thursday, January 30, 2020
Minimum Stay
1 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
Single ideal; Preferred longer stays eg academic semesters or year. Times can be negotiated
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Brighton
Postal Code - State or Province 3186 VIC
Country Australia
Neighborhood Keywords Elsternwick/Gardenvale-Caulfield-Elwood-Brighton- Malvern- Ormond.
Closest University Monash University, Clayton & Caulfield Campuses
University nearby Monash University; Alfred Hospital/Burnett Institute; Monash Medical Centre; RMIT & Uni of Melb; Aust Catholic Uni;

Rental Price:

AUD 350 Weekly
Rental Fee Comments
Supportive, respectful environment, ideal for international student/ academic All facilities for reasonable rent. Contact to discuss re cost per couple.
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Shops
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Ocean/Lake
  • Near Restaurants
  • Sub Urban Environment
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Second Home
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Off Campus
  • Holiday Term
  • Available for Short Term
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Wireless Network
  • Stairs
  • Security System or Doorman
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other: Own internet account can be activated;


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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I am a member of the University of Melbourne Staff Club, having lectured and supported professionals at universities, schools and across Victoria. I managed a series of exciting partnership programs between Victorian universities and ACEL,The Australian Council of Educational Leadership, a key national organization. As an ACEL Fellow, I have been an ACEL Victorian Board Member for 10 years and am an experienced educator. My work specializes in educational support, couselling, interventions and programs for students and adults with learning difficulties and additional challenges. I worked in the Victorian Education Department as a statewide consultant and manager of significant projects, from school leadership and teaching to ministerial levels. As well, I held several posts as Head of Faculty, Special Education and Support Services, in both the Victorian Independent and Catholic schools sectors. Now, I manage a private practice, Specialist Education Services, providing consultancy to families, learners, schools and community organisations. I was born and educated in Melbourne where I have many friends and family who are professional leaders in Law, Government, Medicine and Health, Education and Counselling. I am an experienced practitioner of Insight Meditation/Mindfulness, have traveled widely, living in Europe for six years and working in London and Milan, Italy. I am interested in current affairs and contemporary social issues, and enjoy the Arts, film, literature, reading, gardening and walking.


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