Elwood Beaches is a delightful, pet friendly, fully furnished property with luxurious decor and immaculate attention to detail. It offers quality accommodation in the trendy, Melbourne suburb of Elwood where you will feel at home the moment you step through the door, due to its tasteful furnishings and enriched ambience.
"Beautiful accommodation - like taking a step into a House and Garden magazine" - Gina and Malcolm, Guests.
Elwood Beaches has been thoughtfully designed for your personal comfort and enjoyment. It features a spacious open plan lounge/dining area complete with an open gas fireplace, where you can relax in front of the TV with complimentary Foxtel (cable TV) with Platinum package, or select a DVD from the large range available at the property.
The beautifully styled bedroom has an extremely comfortable queen size bed with a choice of pillows to ensure a perfect night's sleep. The ensuite is absolutely heavenly, featuring a textured pebble finish and large double shower. There is a functional, modern kitchenette, including a microwave, bar-fridge and portable 'hot plate' as well as all your cutlery and crockery requirements.
To complete the perfection of this property, Elwood Beaches has a lovely courtyard, completely secure for pet guests. Enjoy complimentary wireless broadband internet and free local phone calls plus air conditioning in the bedroom, heating throughout and the added convenience of a washing machine. You also have the added benefit of security as the owners live onsite, in a semi-detached house at the rear of the property. Your privacy is assured with your own private entrance and fenced couryard.
This stylish, serviced apartment/villa is perfect for a couple looking for luxury, holiday pet friendly accommodation in Elwood for their next visit to Melbourne. It is also ideal for those seeking relocation accommodation in Melbourne, Australia and is a great choice for corporate and business short stay accommodation as it's conviently close to Melbourne CBD.
Elwood Beaches is conveniently located for easy access to Melbourne's major attractions such as the Australian Grand Prix and the St Kilda Festival or simply enjoy a relaxed stay within minutes of the beach, parks and bike paths. You can catch a tram into the Melbourne CBD or walk around the corner to sip a latte at the Elwood Village cafes, restaurants and great shopping.
Please note off street parking is not included but there is usually adequate on street parking available, and is unrestricted.
Additional amenities include: quality bed linen and comfortable bedding to ensure a great night's sleep, use of all utilities (gas, electricity etc) included (reasonable use), interim or weekly servicing for stays of 8 nights or longer, 1 bedroom self contained apartment, highchair available for hire. must be booked prior to arrival, 1 couple or 1 single, TV/DVD/cd, electric frying pan, courtyard secure for pets, phone and local calls (reasonable use) included free of charge, gas and electricity included in rates (reasonable use), courtyard with outdoor dining for 2, open gas fire, complimentary selection of tea and coffee, and milk provided on arrival, wireless broadband internet included, private courtyard, living with comfortable seating for 2 people, portacot available at the property free of charge, just byo cot linen, nearest children's playground 300m, free local phone calls, floorboards throughout property, open gas fire in lounge, foxtel platinum a comprehensive package with 85 channels. choose from sport, disney, entertainment, news, music, documentaries, movies and more., no internal stairs, across the street from elsternwick public golf course, and elsternwick park which has an off leash dog area, queen sized bed, reverse cycle heating and air-conditioning in bedroom, pet friendly with small, secure courtyard, luxury pet friendly accommodation in elwood, 1 couple with a child in a portacot, blockout curtains, ground level access, unrestricted on street parking is usually available, ½ sized refrigerator (bar fridge), quality furnishings and décor, a welcome pack of frequently used household consumables and luxurious toiletries, portacot available at property free of charge, just byo cot linen. please ensure you have advised us if required, air conditioning and heating, no smoking inside the property, quality bedding and towels included, ironing board, elwood beaches can accommodate a maximum of 3 people, garden outlook, securely fenced courtyard, dining setting for 4 people, ensuite has a double shower, toilet, vanity, hairdryer and luxurious toiletries, ensuite with double shower, toilet, vanity, hairdryer, luxurious toiletries, private entrance, 1 portable electric hotplate, across the road from elsternwick park, which has an off leash area for dogs, broadband internet included free of charge (reasonable use), note - kitchenette only, pet guests welcome by prior arrangement. pet guest charges apply, fully equipped with crockery, cutlery, and utensils, free standing robes....Read more
Thank you for taking the time to provide your valued feedback for your recent stay with us and I am glad you enjoyed your break while in Elwood.
I hope we get an opportunity to accommodate you again and get to hear more about your next visit.
Boutique Stays Team
A FlipKey verified reviewer
"Elwood Beaches was a great home away from home."
Left on 05/09/2013 for a stay in January 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 9, 2013Stayed Jan 2013
Upon arriving at Elwood Beach after a 2 day drive from Brisbane, we were pleasantly surprised at what we found. A modern, well appointed home away from home for us and our dogs for our time in Melbourne.
Our communications with Boutique Stays were easy and everything was taken care of when we got there with a beautiful hamper waiting for us on arrival.
The location is fantastic with a short walk to cafe's and shops in Ormond St and a massive dog friendly park literally a 2 minute walk from the front door.
We would have loved to have stayed much longer than we did. Unfortunately time wasn't on our side but we definitely hope to be back at our home away from home again one day.
Left on 06/14/2012 for a stay in February 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 14, 2012Stayed Feb 2012
We have stayed at Elwood Beaches several times in the past 5 years and it has always been exceptional. The quality of the accommodation is fantastic - spotlessly clean, well furnished with every thing we need for a short or long stay. The little touchers - food hamper, bathroom amenities are also of an amazingly high standard. It is a fantastic location that is a short walk to great restaurant, cafes and the Elsternwick Dog Park.
Left on 11/03/2011 for a stay in August 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Nov 3, 2011Stayed Aug 2010
Check-in was great. as I arrived very late it was very welcoming with lights and heating on.Thoughtfully there was breakfast goodies including the most yummy sourdough bread.The location worked well as my kids live in Elwood. I have tried to re-book but unfortunately there is a minimum 5 day stay- 4 days would be better.Decor modern,tidy and clean. Well equipped kitchen. I was very happy to stay and try to book each time I go to see my kids.
Left on 11/03/2011 for a stay in March 2009 | Peteski76Reviewed Nov 3, 2011Stayed Mar 2009
Excellent accommodation when we first arrived in australia, close to the beach, 5 mins from trams and 10 mins from trains. Very comfortable, cleaners were fast and efficient and the owners were very helpful
Left on 10/25/2011 for a stay in September 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 25, 2011Stayed Sep 2011
Extremely happy with Elwood Beaches - first impression on arrival was homely & warm. Loved the fireplace as weather was cold for our week in Melbourne. Breakfast hamper plentiful and well thought out. Cleanliness throughout stood out. Loved Elwood Beaches position close to transport and cafes/restaurants. Only critique was owner using driveway in front of dining room window to work on restoration of his car at weekend. Overall a delightful B&B; which we would use again.
Left on 10/25/2011 for a stay in July 2009 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 25, 2011Stayed Jul 2009
We had stayed at another Boutique Stays property previously and we were so glad that we decided to make a last minute booking from the "Spirit of australia" on our way back from Tasmania. We had a very rough crossing and it was so wonderful to drive off the ferry and straight to Elwood Beaches to be greeted by a warm fire, soft lighting, and beautiful music playing as we opened the door. The accommodation was very tasteful and provided every comfort for a couple. The breakfast provisions were generous and we enjoyed the thoughtful touch of fresh strawberries and chocolates.
The location is fantastic for walking along the bayside and restaurants and cafes are but a walk away in Elwood. We loved our stay at Elwood Beaches and its proximity to St Kilda, Melbourne and the bayside. I have no hesitation in recommending Boutique Stays.
Left on 10/25/2011 for a stay in November 2011 | eric3ironReviewed Oct 25, 2011Stayed Nov 2011
Booked this second visit after thorougly enjoying our first stay, but were very disappointed with cleanliness, and large mould growing in the fridge which must have been there some time. Owners came back just before we left, and said they'd had problems with the cleaners ! No compensation offered. Sadly we will not stay there again. Read more
Thanks for this feedback eric3iron, we appreciate your honesty and would love to entice you back again. As you can see from the other reviews we exceed guest expectations the majority of the time and we’re disappointed we didn’t achieve this for you on this occasion. Please let us know if you are coming back and would consider giving us the opportunity to make things right for you, either at Elwood Beaches or at another lovely Boutique Stays property.
Regarding your comment on the fridge, we had not received any previous guest feedback about that, and we replaced the fridge after your stay. We had just transitioned to a new housekeeping model in the month you stayed (Nov 2010), and whilst we thought everything was under control, we obviously missed the mark for your stay. However, over the last 12 months the new housekeeping team have lifted the overall cleaning scores, previously 8.7 average which was already great, now 9.0 average which we are all thrilled with.
Left on 10/25/2011 for a stay in June 2009 | Alexander BirdReviewed Oct 25, 2011Stayed Jun 2009
I was visiting Melbourne on a 6 week academic visit to Monash University. Boutique Stays' Elwood Beaches bungalow apartment could hardly have been better. The location is excellent, opposite a park, and just around the corner from the shops and cafés of Elwood. Very pleasant neighbourhood. There was a direct bus to Monash from across the road, as well as good bus and Metlink connections to, St Kilda's, Melbourne's CBD, and so forth.
The apartment itself was very attractive and comfortable. Very well decorated, with many tasteful touches. It felt fresh when I arrived and efficient cleaners kept it that way. Wireless internet, cable TV (I think I recall that correctly), DVD etc.. And a good collection of books and Dvds. The flat did take a while to warm up if I had been out all day (this was midwinter). But nothing else could have been better. I would certainly want to stay here again when I return to Melbourne.
Left on 10/24/2011 for a stay in November 2008 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 24, 2011Stayed Nov 2008
The unit was wonderfully appointed, relaxing and convienient to public transport. The hosts were very helpfull in all ways. The location is close to all the best of Melbourne but in a nice quite area away from the hussle and bussell. Highly recommended.
Left on 10/24/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 24, 2011Stayed Aug 2011
We stayed a week in Elwood Beaches and just a delightful place to stay and so well priced. They thought of everything that one would want and also dog friendly. The lovely owners at the back of the house even removed their car so we could safely park our trailer. The accommodation was comfortable and clean and modern. I would most definitely return to this lovley one bedroom home.
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