Albury-Wodonga is a very pleasant town, just 3 hours from Melbourne. Situated on the Muray River - good for swimming - with many amenities such as restaurants, theatres, sporting clubs, etc.
My home is a four bedroom, 2 bathroom house and I have a 34 year old daughter who needs company whilst we are away. Garden has sprinklers in some places, but not a real worry. I have 4 very delightful cats - no problems.