About the Homestay
Our home is situated in the best suburb in Melbourne. We are in Brunswick, an 8 minute walk from the trams and social life of Sydney Rd, a 5 min walk from Anstey Station (just 15 mins to Melb Central) and a bus just around the corner. Our family consists of one Irish-Aussie mum, two primary school aged kids and our very friendly cats.
The kitchen/living room is a good size, the garden is a work in progress (very slow), and there is one shared bathroom and one toilet room. The home has hydronic heating for the colder weather. The main Family bedroom has a double bed, sofa bed, small wardrobe, shelves, and desk. It is suitable for up to two adults and a child , or a very small adult. The Lovely Little Room is exactly that, it is cute with a single bed, large wardrobe, small desk etc.
The children go to bed early and are used to having guests in our home and respect privacy.
I have a small home business (personal training) which I operate from a small studio at the rear but separate from the home.
We have loved being homestay hosts and have met a great bunch of people from all over the world.
- Bikes for use
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Gym at home
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our home is in the vibrant inner city of Brunswick, more musicians live in Brunswick than in any other Melbourne suburb. The famous Sydney Road is an 8min walk away with eateries from the widest range of cultures, some of Melbourne's best coffee shops are a short walk or bike ride from our place. We have buses, trains and two tram lines close by. Two great libraries, close to Melbourne University, RMIT Brunswick and just a quick commute to Vic Uni and the city. We love living here.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Health club
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Please note that only a light breakfast is included in the room rate. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Feel free to use the kitchen, just be sure to clean up after. One of the kids is severely anaphylactic to some foods, please feel free to cook with any ingredients in our home, just be particular about cleaning them up afterwards.
Be careful to lock the doors. Use the back door between the hours of 7pm and 7.30am, the kids will be in bed.
We love having company and we also will respect your privacy.
Smoking is not allowed.
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Kathryn is a wonderful home mom. I definitely have a fantastic experience in her house. Everyone coming to Australia could spend some days at her home if you want to live in Brunswick.
We had the most fantastic time staying with Kathryn and her wonderful family! It was so homely and comfortable and Kathryn was always on hand to offer advice on places to eat and where to visit! The kids are amazing and a pleasure to have around! The house is in a great location for the city and all transport links and you couldn't ask for anything more! Thank you so much Kathryn for making our stay feel like we were part of your family and for making it such a special experience!
Stayed here for a week, really enjoyed, great accommodation. Home owner Kathryn is really friendly and cool.
Awesome experience! Very kind host and comfortable room. Definitely recommended!
A great experience. I felt myself as I was in my own home. Kathryn is a very nice host. She helped me with some tips about the city that made everything easier. The kids are lovely and funny. More than a host she become in a friend. I was sad to leave
Hi, it was really worth it! We are so happy been there. Kathryn and her friend, Zoe are really helpful. There are kind and lovely. Hope to see again. Thank you.
We talked and chatted about almost everything during the stay.
She gave me a lot of useful information of Austrailian culture and lifestyles.
It's real sad to leave at the end cause it feel so like home...
I'll miss everything, the chat, the dinner, and her lovely kids and cat :)
Kathryn is an amazing person. She's kind, dynamic and funny. And her kids are lovely. Staying at their house was a great experience. I was sad to leave !
Kathryn is a really lovely and kind host. The house is very warm and welcoming and her children are so sweet. If you have any questions she will always help you out.
It was a joy to stay with her and her children!
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (minimum booking fee may apply) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or by prior arrangement.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.