About the Homestay
Look forward to welcoming you to our home in Elsternwick. I have 1 Double room(s) available to homestay guests. Facilities are desk, hair-dryer, fridge, walk-in-wardrobe, Wifi.
Helen is 55 and enjoys yoga, cooking, music, reading, socialising and travel. She speaks English and German.
John is 56 and enjoys sports, bike riding, music, socialising, travel, gardening and nature. He speaks English and German.
Helen has 2 children (18 and 20 years) living at home
The room rate includes the following services: regular room cleaning, washing machine usage, internet access, off street parking
- Bikes for use
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Smoke alarm on each floor
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our home is located in Elsternwick, which is 5 km away from Melbourne CBD and 18 minutes by train. The train station is a 4 minutes walk from our house. We can help you with transport details if you let us know how you will be arriving.
Local Area Facilities
- Amusement Park
- Water sports
- Sports arena
- 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
Please keep our home secure and double-lock the front door when entering and leaving the house
Please do not adjust the heat settings yourself, ask me and I will happily do it for you
Keep noise to a minimum after midnight please
Please do not invite strangers into our home; if you would like to invite a friend over just agree it with me in advance
Please enjoy your stay and treat our house as you would your own home!
Smoking is not allowed.
Beautiful house , very good family , lovely dog . The experience was fantastic . I was very lucky choosing Helen's Homestay !!!
Ich war auf Grund eines Praktikums für zwei Monate in Melbourne. Während dieser Zeit habe ich bei Helen und ihrer Familie gewohnt. Dort habe ich mich sehr wohl gefühlt und mich abends immer auf das "Zuhause auf Zeit" gefreut. Die Familie stand mir immer mit Rat zu Seite und unterstütze mich, wenn ich bei irgendetwas Hilfe brauchte.
Helen ist eine tolle Gastgeberin. Ich kann nur Jedem, der einen Aufenthalt in Melbourne plant empfehlen, bei Helen zu wohnen.
In die Stadt kommt man in gut 30 Minuten mit der Bahn, die man in nur 5 Minuten zu Fuß erreicht. Der Strand ist auch in 20 Minuten zu Fuß oder in 10 Minuten mit der Bahn erreichbar. Die Umgebung ist sehr ruhig, jedoch befinden sich in 15 Minuten Entfernung alle Einkaufsläden, die man braucht.
I was in Melbourne for work experience. Helen and her family have been wonderful hosts. They made me feel comfortable on the first day and it was great to come home after a day of work. The place is very close to public transport and close to the beach. Thank you very much for the great experience!
It was a great experience. Family very kind and helpful. I felt welcomed and access to the CBD is really very easy.
Very good experience in this family!
Helen and your family are very friendly,helpful and terribly nice!
I can recommend this accommodation.
Burkhard from Germany
Helen's homestay is extremely wonderful. Everyone was so kind in the family, and helped us so much such as tourism information and daily necessity during our half-month stay. We felt at home living in Helen's house, we were invited to enjoy the tradditional bavarian dishes with german beer, Helen and John are good cook. We do love the german dishes. Lovely dog Ziggy, We miss you so much, you make us feel so warm. You always welcomed us back home behind the side door every day, and we had a lot of fun together. Thank all of you so much once more. If you live in Helen's homestay, you will be the lucky one. It is not a advertisement, it is a true feeling from our stay.
BTW, it is very convenient to go to city centre from Helen's home.
Eine sehr nette, gastfreundliche und aufgeschlossene Familie, die einen Mittelweg zwischen der australischen und deutschen Lebensweise gefunden hat. Einfach toll!!!!!
WOW Helen's homestay is just wonderful. we were their first homestay.I learned much about life in helen's place.
we are missing THEM so much and already. so good place and you must ask Helen about her beautiful coffee.They are beautiful gorgeous family. sasha is so gentle and handsome too^^.Louisa showed her expert jumping and we hope she is settled in New school now. john we are missing your laugh.if you find Helen's place you are so lucky.and we are missing Ziggy as well.P.S ziggy is cute sniffy dog.^*^ Love ya~
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?
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