About the Homestay
I live in a large house, in Heidelberg Heights near public transport, Latrobe University and many grammar schools. We have a large fruit and vegetable garden. I have been hosting students since 2009. I am home all day and look after three pre-school children - the children go home at night. My daughter and son-in -law live with me in the house, We have five bedrooms and two are set aside for students.
We love making food and most of the ingredients we use is organic and grown at home. We have two bedrooms set aside for students use. One room has a single bed and the other room has a double bed in it. We have a bathroom with shower set side for students use. We also have three bathrooms in the home and three lounge areas. We have two dogs - the dogs live outside the house.
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Non Smoking
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is 15 minutes ride in the train to Melbourne city. We have a 2 minute walk from our front door to the bus stop which takes us to the Ivanhoe station. We are in walking distance to Latrobe University and many grammar schools. We are surrounded by three shopping centres, Ivanhoe, Northlands and Heidelberg. There are two very large public swimming pools nearby and cinemas in the shopping complex. Our suburb is very quiet and safe, the people are very friendly.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Available on request at an extra cost
- Full Breakfast
- Half Board
- Full Board
- Packed lunch
Diet Type available on request
- Nut Allergies
No drinking , No smoking. Respect for the home, fellow students and everybody in the home
Smoking is not allowed.
Sandra was a very nice and friendly home stay owner, I felt like staying in my own house.
Sandra was very helpful and welcoming. I enjoyed her dinners, too. Thank you.
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 (maximum of 250 $£€ for longer term bookings) 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 as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
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.