Ian, the owner, is the sort of person who you feel would make a wonderful friend. He is welcoming and helpful. The house is lovely, and you come and go as you please. Very comfortable. Once we had had the opportunity of seeing most of Melbourne we were so pleased to have chosen Carlton as our location, by far the most vibrant and cosmopolitan of all the areas we saw, and all of this (together with the free tourist bus) just a few minutes from 169. Excellent.