Brunswick Home w Small Family

Homestay in Brunswick, Australia

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 cat.

The kitchen/living room is a good size, the garden is a work in progress (very slow) with a trampoline, and there is one shared bathroom and one toilet room. The home has hydronic heating for the colder weather. The main bedroom has a double bed, sofa bed, small wardrobe, shelves, and desk.

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.



House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Bikes for use
  • Laundry
  • Internet Access
  • Smoke alarm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

Bedrooms available for booking


The Lovely Little Room
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This is a lovely little room. It is just 3.2m x 2.5m but it is cute and comfy. It is only suitable for 1 person.

  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Radio
 1 guest
Nightly Price
The Family Room
Family Room
Sleeps 3

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Double, 1 Pull-Out Sofa Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This is a double room with a small sofa bed (would fit one adult or two children). When the sofa bed is used the room becomes a little small. Ideal for small families or anyone looking for a bit more space.

  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
  • Radio
 1 guest
2+ Guests
Nightly Price
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How it works

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
  • Tennis
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Swimming
  • Beach
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Shopping Centre
  • Health club
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station
  • Hospital


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
Available on request at an extra cost
  • Half Board
  • Full Board
  • Packed lunch
Diet Type available on request
  • Lactose Intolerant
  • Nut Allergies

House Rules

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.

10 Reviews

  • 5 hearts
    May 2017

    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.

  • 5 hearts
    March 2017

    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!

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  • 4 hearts
    January 2017

    Stayed here for a week, really enjoyed, great accommodation. Home owner Kathryn is really friendly and cool.

  • 5 hearts
    November 2016

    Awesome experience! Very kind host and comfortable room. Definitely recommended!

  • 5 hearts
    November 2016

    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

  • 5 hearts
    September 2016

    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.

  • 5 hearts
    July 2016

    Kathryn rocks!!!
    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 :)

  • 5 hearts
    May 2016

    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 !

  • 5 hearts
    January 2016

    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!

  • 5 hearts
    October 2015

    They are very lovely family. I'm so glad to have stayed with them :) Thank you so much!!!