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“Excellent B&B with caring and generous owner”
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Boutique Retro Bedroom: Sleeps (2). 'Bayside Boutique Retreat'
~Well known for it's friendly high-end hospitality service & gourmet food
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Boutique Retro Bedroom:  Sleeps (2)
Boutique Retro Bedroom: Sleeps (2).
'Bayside Boutique Retreat'
~Well known for it's friendly high-end hospitality service & gourmet food
Spring Water Provided.
Ground Level:  Boutique Retro Bedroom: Sleeps (2)
Ground Level:  Boutique Retro Bedroom, Sleeps (2)
Level (1)Dining Area; Ocean Views
Ground Level Living Area. Inc: Nespresso Coffee Machine/Twinings Teas/Bar Fridge/Microwave/Kettle.
Ground Level: Bathroom consisting of large Bath & Shower. Hair Dryer, Shower Gels/ Soap provided.
Ground Level Toilet. Situated next to Bathroom.
Ground Level Outdoor Courtyard Area:  Bench Seating. Tranquil.
Ground Level Living Area: Opens onto Outdoor Courtyard Area.  Wide Screen TV/DVD. Lounge & Chairs.
Ground Level Courtyard Area.  Breakfast Served.  Umbrella & Outdoor Gas Heater Supplied.
Ground Level bathroom.
Ground Level Bathroom: Bath Towels provided for guests.
French Champagne on Arrival (Per 2 Guests)
Ground Level Living Area. Looking out to Courtyard Area.
Ground Level Courtyard Area.  Table & Chairs. Breakfast served.
Ground Level: Outdoor Courtyard Area.
Outdoor Relaxation Area- Night Lights
Outdoor Eating Area
Outdoor Eating Area
Chairs & Table Ground Level - Eating Area/ Working Area
Private Outdoor Eating Relaxing Area with large umbrella & Weber BBQ
Local Beach- Walking distance
Cerebus_ 'Half Moon Bay' Beach. Local.
Local Beach - Walking Distance
Bayside Clifftop Walk- North to St.Kilda & Port Melbourne
Green Dot= Best Beach EPA Readings for 2016. Black Rock Beaches.
Bath Robes Provided
Offering Services: Qualified Professional Masseuse- Mobile; Will come to the House for your needs.
(1) Breakfast Option- Hot Cinnamon Honey Porridge.
European Salad Option for Breakfast
(1) Breakfast Option;  'Cooked breakfast'- Eggs; Bacon; Tomatoes; Mushrooms; Baked Beans.
French Croissants with a selection of French Jams.
(2) 'Cleanse Balance' Spring Water Bottles provided on arrival, with Australian Flower Essences.
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Melbourne, Victoria

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ghowe2016
Sydney, Australia
1 review
“Excellent B&B with caring and generous owner”
Reviewed 12 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

My wife and I stayed at Mel's B&B for 2 weeks. We were the only guests of a 2 bedroom B&B. The accommodation is of a high standard. There are 2 bedrooms with a separate toilet and separate bathroom (communal if there were other guests occupying the second bedroom). There is a separate kitchen with microwave, fridge, clothes washer and dryer, and a lounge/dining/TV room. For the warmer weather, there is also an enclosed courtyard with BBQ.

The owner, Mel, is delightful and went out of her way to ensure that our stay was uneventful. Breakfast was generous and on days that we chose to forgo breakfast there was a large fruit platter waiting for us when we returned at night.

The setup would work well for a family with children or 4 friends. It is a 5 minute drive to shops at Blackrock and the Bay. Cheltenham shopping centre is a 10 minute drive.

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Liked best: Position, amenities and Mel's attention to detail
Liked least: No dislikes
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
13 Sep 2016
Lovely to have Graydon & Sue stay for (2) weeks. An absolute pleasure having you here. Wishing you all the very best and hope to see you again sometime when you are back in Melbourne. Safe Travels. Cheers- Mel.
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Alexander...
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great host in the beautiful home”
Reviewed 21 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016
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person found this review helpful

We spent the most pleasant 4 days at Bayside Boutique Retreat. Mel was a great hostess: very professional, kind and excellent communicator. In addition she is a great cook, her breakfasts are just fantastic!
The house is very tasty decorated, clean and very homely. Outside space where we had meals is also very green and cozy.
We chose the bedroom with double bed and the mattress was very comfortable. The bath is large and luxurious.
Overall there are only praise about the host and the property.
And the 3 course dinner we asked Mel to cook for us and our guests was just besides any praise! Better than at any top restaurant!
Mel was also very generous to allow us a very late check out at no extra charge.
Highly recommended to anyone who values good life!

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Liked best: The host and the property
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with disabilities Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
24 Feb 2016
Thank you Alexander & Hediko,
It was an honour to have you stay here from Japan. I hope to see you back again here next time & wish you all the very best for your future travels. A pure delight meeting you!
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Tete_shin...
seattle
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Most relaxing and peaceful holiday home.”
Reviewed 3 February 2016 for a stay in January 2016
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person found this review helpful

We wanted to come for a relaxing holiday in Austraila for the first time and decided to stay outside of the city. It was still close enough that if we did wanted to venture into the city a quick hop on the train would of took us straight there. The home was beautiful and filled with everything we needed.
Mel was an amazing host with a fantastic breakfast every morning and always knew where to take us for everything. Made planning our days must easier. I would highly recomend this stay for anyone visiting Melbourn and wanting a relaxing quiet stay.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
7 Feb 2016
Thank you Tina,
It was a delight to have you here, and for you to experience Melbourne Bayside beaches. Wishing you every success with your fashion business and safe travels around the world. X
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vanessama...
Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Mel has a fantastic B&B and is a fantastic hostess, chef, and tour guid!”
Reviewed 22 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Mel went above and beyond our expectations!

We had the whole downstairs, (large bathroom, amazing soaking tub, shower, two bedrooms, living room, and garden) and access to the upper level kitchen, dining room, and salon. The space was tastefully decorated and very clean with floor to ceiling windows through out the home for natural lighting.

Mel was happy to play tour guide, driving us to some local attractions including the beaches and St. Kilda neighborhood. She had fantastic recommendations for places to eat, shop, and explore.

A gourmet breakfast every morning was included with our stay! And there is a lovely barbeque in the garden should you want an Australian BBQ.

I highly recommend Mel's Bayside Boutique Retreat for couples, families, or corporate guests. I would love to stay again!

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Liked best: I loved how comfrtable I was staying here.
Liked least: It's about a $50 cab ride to Melbourn's CBD, which isn't a problem if you are driving!
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
23 Jan 2016
Lovely to have you here as a guest from Seattle-Washington, USA.
I love meeting different people from various parts of the world offering them a boutique service for those wanting complete 'relaxation', to see the sights of the local beaches & Acland Street, St.Kilda-. Thank you Vanessa- it was great to meet you and hope to see you again next time. All the very best and 'safe travels' for the remainder of your journey!
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