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 home to stay with Aussie couple. If you are looking to experience an ambience in an Aussie home and not just a place to live (privacy or join in) we are a Large 2 storey (5 bedroom) renovated 100 year old "Australiana" 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 and love to share our relaxed Australian way of life.
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) You are welcome to help yourself to tea/coffee at all times
2)Washing done and folded twice a week/ Irons, ironing board and Elna press you can use complimentary
3) Complimentary - We have a couple of Bikes & helmets if you wish to use for bike rides, lots of bike tracks in Melbourne and areas
4) Complimentary - DVD/CD library (heaps of varied music) and huge Book library , also (avid collection of movies –current and great selection)
5) Also available is WIFI complimentary
We used to include our breakfast and dinners however as food prices have rapidly increased soaring in Melbourne we also make available -
** Breakfast including – juice, fruit, tea/coffee (coffee machine – Lavazza coffee), cereal, toasts – complimentary
**Beautiful big cooked Dinner at night - home cooked buffet style help yourself dinner (as per our picture) – $20 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 $60 final Cleaning Fee on leaving your room (per bedroom used) 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
- Non Smoking
- 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
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
- 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 not allowed.
Great place to stayif you want a place that feels like home away from home then this is the place to stay along with home cooked meals!
I was nervous about my first time homestay, but that wasn't necessary. They were really kind and warm.
Thank you for the delicious dinners. Without a doubt, they were the best dinners I have ever had.
I can't thank you enough.
I had to leave here earlier than planned due to a flight, but it was a home I wanted to stay in forever.
I highly recommend it to anyone who is considering it.
I had a great time at Joy and Owens place! It was my first homestay and my first travel on my own to the other side of the world!! Joy welcomed me really friendly and showed me around the house. There is a lot of stuff but that's what gives it character and everything is clean and tidy and has its space! I felt comfortable really quick, everyone was nice, friedly and always up for a chat and some laughts. Joy and Owen are really welcoming and helpful, so if you ever need something, if you have a question or a problem just ask them and they will do their best to help you! I stayed in the room on the ground level. I really liked it there. The bed is amazing and the sun comes through your window, my place to be for having breakfast and an amazing way to start the day :) Most of the time I went with the dinner option and was happy with that.
Like a lot of the others said in their reviwes it is really a home away from home and I can just recommend it for your stay in Melbourne! That's why I extended my stay at this really nice place <3
I had a happy time meeting you guys! I am able to live now thanks to the good response when I feel sick. I would love to see you again if I have the opportunity! Thank you so far. It was the best homestay life.
I had a wonderful birthday with them:) They celebrated my birthday with a cake and I really loved it! Thanks to Joy, Owen and the other members who stayed there with me!
I loved staying with Joy, Owen and others. Really made me feel at home. Definitely recommending it to anyone looking for a homestay. I really miss the people and the place now that I have moved out. Hope to see you guys soon!
Great people. Lovely room in a very beautifull house. You could say a home away from home.
Great place to stay. Joy and Owen very hospitable and accommodating. Bedroom and facilities very clean. Excellent.
I stayed with Joy and Owen for 4 nights. It was my first homestay and I really enjoyed it as they made it very easy to settle in. The room and the bathroom were clean and everything was well organised. I had some great chats with both of seem and they gave me good tips on where to go and how to get around. I did not have dinner but I am sure it is nice too. If you are looking for place that feels like home, in a nice (suburb) neighbourhood plus the chance to have some good conversations that is the place to stay.
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