About the Homestay
HOME AWAY FROM HOME -- Large fully furnished private really nice room with built in large robes, king or single bed and all linen provided. Bright,clean centrally heated and air conditioning.
We are a great, friendly, quality charming and gorgeous Aussie style place to stay with Aussie couple. If you are looking for a home and not just a place to live (privacy or join in) we are a Large 2 storey (5 bedroom) renovated 100 year old home and beautiful (2-1/2 bedroom)cottage at back of our home. Three large bathrooms (shared)
We have no children or pets here, but we love sports and take an interest in everything and love people of all cultures.
GLEN HUNTLY – Zone 1 – fantastic location – close to everything
- 4-8 minutes (depends on how much or how fast you walk ...lol) direct walk to train/tram, bus stops and shops and cafes
- 15-20 minutes train ride to Melbourne city centre (depends if train goes direct or through the city loop)
- 20-25 minute tram ride (No. 67) to St Kilda beach
- 10 minute bus ride to Chadstone (largest shopping centre in the southern hemisphere with shops, theatres, bowling alleys etc)
- 3 minutes walk to green parks/bike tracks – we have 4 bikes and helmets which we are happy to loan to you
- 15 minutes walk direct to outdoor swimming pool and tennis courts (weather permitting)
- Nightrider bus 980 stops about 20 minutes walk from home if late in the city centre
On arrival -
- beautiful towels and soap in your room
- Freshly laundered sheets, doona covers and all linen
- Brochures available of places to visit and where you can book and how to get there ...also ....
1) Complimentary - Breakfast including – juice, fruit, tea/coffee (coffee machine – Lavazza coffee), cereal, toasts – help yourself
2) You are welcome to help yourself to tea/coffee at all times
3) Complimentary - Washing done and folded twice a week/ Irons, ironing board and Elna press to use
4) Compimentary - We have 4 Bikes & helmets if you wish to use for bike rides, lots of bike tracks in Melbourne and areas
5) Complimentary - DVD/CD library (heaps of varied music) and huge Book library , also (avid collection of movies –current and great selection)
6) Also available is WIFI complimentary
We used to include our dinners however as food prices have rapidly increased in Melbourne we also make available -
** Beautiful big cooked dinner at night - home cooked buffet style help yourself dinner (as per our picture) – $15 per night per person if you would like, or bring some food in or dine out - up to you
** We have had to include a $20 Cleaning Fee on leaving your room prior to checking out. We ask for this on arrival with your payment - with thanks
Languages in our house are varied - Joy speaks English, some Turkish, some French, little Italian & Spanish, Owen - English, Northern Irish
- Bikes for use
- Games Room
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
We are in the south eastern area - 8 ks from the city and only 4 mins direct walk to all transport - train/tram and bus stops. It is a lovely peaceful "village" type of place but with some great shops and Chadstone only 10 minutes bus ride away (the largest shopping centre in the southern hemisphere). Lots nice cafes, restaurants, bars and great fashion shops and markets sometimes. Go into the city centre in 15-20 minutes by train or by tram for longer relaxing time.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- 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
Available on request at an extra cost
- Full Board
Diet Type available on request
General house cleanliness- rooms are expected to be kept clean
Please do not invite strangers into our home; if you would like to invite a friend over just agree it with me in advance
We are really happy when you offer "Is there anything I can do to help especially around dinner time" - it's always appreciated - things like empty the dishwasher, or any little thing.
Please enjoy your stay and treat our house as you would your own home!
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
Made welcome an unusual but cluttered house. Very little room round our bed because of cabinets covered with sheets. Nice good value evening meals. Disappointed to be told at the last moment to vacate our room by 9.00am.
Thoroughly enjoyed the company of both Joy and Owen and lt was very pleasurable having dinner with the other guests...Lots of laughs!!..The house is absolutely amazing..The room was very clean & accomodated my needs..Joy is a Great detailed stylist!!..The garden surroundings are so well laid out & an abundance of colour...All so relaxing..l highly recommend them BOTH as hosts..Rose
Joy and Owen are very caring people whose concern is to make their guests stay happy and comportable. Food plentiful, evening meal usually home cooked food at a very reasonable price of $10. Profile could do with updating. Wouldn't recognise Joy from current picture.Distance from Southern Cross station to house much further by taxi then stated.
Hi I am Nana , I have recently stayed in Joy's house,since it is close to the train station, it provides very convienent transport to the city.
We are impressed with a wonderful room, the bed is increditably comfy, thr kitchen is full of rich breakfast, actually brunch for us.
Joy is so kind that she would spend her time chatting with us, her husband Owen is also a nice gentleman whom we had a short but nice and happy conversation.
We highly recommend you guys try her dinner, it's more than delicious, we especially love the curry chicken, literally of chef cooking level.
I must say ,without her advice to the tour in the visitor information centre, we can't say we have been to Melborune at all.
If anyone go to Melborune, I am sure Joy is your right choice, thanks again Joy, your hospitality is very much appreciated.
I stayed with Joy and Owen for one night, they were very welcoming and I immediately felt comfortable.
The room was nice and clean, and everything you need provided for. They make you feel at home and I really enjoyed staying with them.
We had a wonderful time at Joy's homestay in Melbourne. Joy and Owen were very nice and helpful in every way. They welcomed us with tea and biscuits eventhough we came very late in the evening. We slept like babies in the room and ate good and big breakfasts before our trips in the surroundings. They gave us a lot of tips what to do and the dinners we had with them were very good and the company and discussions at the dinners were better than good. If we return to Melbourne we'll definitely come back to Joy./Bitte and Ulf
Very nice place and very friendly people!
À very good place tout stay in Melbourne close to the train , in a nice and quiet suburb. Thanks to Joy we felt like at Home during our stay!
Great Place, Friendly People
I usually get hotel when I'm in Melbourne but they can be too expensive on high demand days like Friday's. The next best thing is definitely Homestay, I had my own room and the people who owned the place were friendly.
Wonderful hosts , very accommodating.
Beautiful house and grounds , nice rooms . All that you would need :)
brilliant stay, very helpful host family