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Retro Retreat, Cosy, Central, Free Parking

Entire rental unit
hosted by Michelle
  1. 4 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bath
Dedicated workspace
A private room with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
Free cancellation before Mar 19.


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Spacious 1 bedroom unit, separate lounge that can be used as a bedroom with sofa that converts into queen size bed.
Bedroom can be set up with king size bed or 2 extra long single beds.
Typical 1960’s style architecture, "Retro Retreat" is in a quite residential street, with surrounding substantial homes. Only 10-15 minute walk from most of Ballarat’s Health & Education Facilitates. 30 minutes walk to CBD area & train station

The space
BEDROOM ( 2.7m x 4.8 m)
Can be configured to have a King sized bed or 2 x Extra Long Single beds.
Easy storage under bed for large suitcases
2 Bedside tables with 3 drawers each
Desk, chair, desk light & electric panel heater on wall.
Wardrobe (160cm, L x 60 cmW) with & full length mirror on inside of door.
PLEASE NOTE Light switch behind door (on window side)
There is a TV on wall in bedroom, however please note only connected to Wifi.
You can use your Netflix logon to access Netflix or watch You Tube.
But no free to air channels available.
Free to air available on lounge room TV.

Fridge, microwave, oven, toaster etc
Table ware etc
Front loader washing machine is in kitchen, clothes drying rack supplied & rear courtyard had clothes line.

LOUNGE ROOM: 3.6 m x 4.8 m
IKEA Friheten “L” shaped Sofa that easily converts into comfortable queen bed.
Sofa also has storage area for bedding for quick conversions from sofa to bed if necessary.
TV with Apple TV - & Netflix
Table 92cmx92cm, seats 4, can also be extended to seat 6
Buffet, fitted with TV & storage drawers for your belongings
Gas HEATER very effective but DO NOT TOUCH when ON as gets very hot and could potentially burn. Carbon Monoxide tested & compliant. Electric Panel heater also in room.

Cupboard with vacuum, & hanging space for coats.
Breakfast/ meals bench (160cm L x 48W) with stools x 2 with adjustable height, so may be used at dining table as well.
Robin Hood ironing board with clothes iron built into wall in entry/meals area.

Shower over bath with niche storage.
Original cool pink pedestal hand basin.
Toilet with soft close lid
Vanity cupboard with mirror
Heated towel ladder

Clothes line available in rear court yard. Front loader washing machine in kitchen

Enjoy the morning or afternoon sun, dine or relax with comfy table & chairs

Where you'll sleep

1 king bed
Living room
1 sofa bed

What this place offers

Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
HDTV with Apple TV, Netflix
Free washer – In unit
Private backyard – Fully fenced
Luggage dropoff allowed
Hair dryer

Where you’ll be

Newington, Victoria, Australia

Love the convenience of central location;
5-15 minute walk to supermarket, bakery, cafes, pub, other shops, Lake Wendouree, Ballarat Health Service & Australian Catholic University.
Also enjoy riding bikes (Ballarat very flat for riding). Popular activity for locals is to walk or jog around the lake - 6km. From my house, round trip about 7.5km.

7 nights in Newington

Mar 20, 2023 - Mar 27, 2023

4.90 out of 5 stars from 172 reviews

Hosted by Michelle

Joined in July 2014
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Hi, I'm a Registered Nurse & have 21yo daughter, 16yo son & playful cat.
Enjoy playing tennis, riding my bike, walking, my work, gardening, cooking lots of different cuisines , reading biographies, music- many genres particularly jazz & baroque classical and reminiscing my youth with 70's and 80's music. Period movies & TV serials to escape & unwind.

I love meeting new people from different countries and enjoy hearing about their lives. l only wish l could remember more words in other languages from our bilingual guests.

I would like to travel more myself so enjoy hearing about your travel experiences. December 2018 we went to China, highlights were the Terracotta Warriors, Great Wall & night cruise in Chongqing.
In November 2015 we went to Europe for 1 month and attended the Airbnb Open in Paris. It was my first time in Rome & l loved all the history, art & architecture there. The trip consisted of 4 countries, 4 languages, 4 weeks & 4 Airbnb's for the 3 of us.
I've also been to UK, France (1998), USA , Singapore, Thailand, Mexico (~1996), Port Douglas in far north Queensland & Albury in New South Wales, in 2014. Have enjoyed many summer holidays in Point Lonsdale & Port Fairy & frequently visit Horsham my hometown.

As a shift worker in the Post Anaesthetic Recovery, l work about 25 hours per week, the days l work change from week to week and l work on the week ends sometimes.

The Family Principles that underpin my decisions and values l wish to be my legacy and teach my children,
l remember from the acronym CHILD:

Love & Life long learning
Hi, I'm a Registered Nurse & have 21yo daughter, 16yo son & playful cat.
Enjoy playing tennis, riding my bike, walking, my work, gardening, cooking lots of different…

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