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Homestay in Glen Huntly - Melbourne, Australia
From $55  /   per night

About the Homestay

Suburban Period style

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) 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
Note:
** 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

Additional Info

Languages in our house are varied - Joy speaks English, some Turkish, some French, little Italian & Spanish, Owen - English, Northern Irish

House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Bikes for use
  • Computer
  • Games Room
  • Laundry
  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • TV
  • Internet Access
  • Smoke alarm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

Bedrooms available for booking

   

Upstairs -near Attic
$55
Twin Room
Sleeps 2

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

We have double room or single if needed. Room - King size bed or single. Beautiful light , built in robes & all linen - upstairs or downstairs

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
$55
$110
Upstairs
$55
Double Room
Sleeps 2

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

We have double room or single if needed. Room - King size bed or single. Beautiful light , built in robes & all linen - upstairs or downstairs .

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
$55
$110
Downstairs
$55
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom private (exclusive to guest)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

We have double room or single if needed. Room - King size bed or single. Beautiful light , built in robes & all linen - upstairs or downstairs

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
$55
$110
You have selectedTotal Booking AmountPayable Upon Booking

How it works

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
  • Tennis
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Bowling
  • Beach
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Shopping Centre
  • Amusement Park
  • Water sports
  • Sports arena
  • Health club
  • Fishing
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station
  • Hospital

Meals

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
  • Vegetarian

House Rules

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.

48 Reviews

  • 5 hearts
    April 2017

    I had great time in the house. Beautiful home, clean, comfy, yummy dinner . Owen and Joy were helpful and friendly and I will most certainly stay again if I'm back in Melbourne. Thank you.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Joy in ,

    Sayuri...Thank you for the review --from a week booking to nearly 3 months ...lovely that you stayed with us and happy to give you a room - we really enjoyed your stay and to become part of the "family" during your time here... we would welcome you back again and bring your husband next time - was nice to meet him on the last day and so glad that you loved our Melbourne city. See you again. kindest Joy and Owen

  • 4 hearts
    April 2017

    My husband stayed at this home in suburban Melbourne when taking part in a sport event in Caulfield.
    The hosts were welcoming and the house was conveniently located with near by transport and shops. The room was clean and comfortable, although a bit too cluttered to his liking - he says he's never slept with so many dolls!! (dolls collections in the room, that is)

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Joy in ,

    Was a pleasure to have him stay. Yes we do have a covered cabinet however the King size bed does take up most of the room. We were so sorry he didn't win all his tournaments and wish him well for future games. Hope he enjoyed his time in Melbourne and we wish him well with his job.

  • 4 hearts
    April 2017

    Was great to be in Joy's hause. The food was 10points, and Joy helped me in all I asked her for.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Joy in ,

    Thanks Francesc, was great to have you stay and hope you come by and visit again if you are still in Melbourne.

  • 5 hearts
    April 2017

    The most friendly, helpful couple, accommodating couple you could meet. More than a few days and one starts to part of a family.
    Rooms are excellent, facilities the same,guests are friendly, great atmosphere.
    Worst part is being able to book there again as it's quite sort after, worth booking as far in advance as possible!
    Joy and Owen, I take my hat off to them. Wonderful hosts.
    Trains, shops and many other things to do and see close by.
    If a 5 is the top score, then 5 definitely, as is everything else available at Joy and Owens, Dorothy Ave, Homestay,
    Cheers guys, many thanks,
    Kindest regards
    John Wajda

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Joy in ,

    John, we really enjoyed your stay and thank you for the complimentary review. We would always welcome you if we have any room available. Hope we see you again soon and things going well.

  • 4 hearts
    April 2017

    The location is great, close to tram and train stops. Beautiful area close to parks for afternoon jogs as well as some restaurants and cafes in the area. Dinners in the evening were great and the kitchen was stocked with fruit, breads, cereals, coffee and everything else needed for a good start to the day.

    Joy and Owen are very kind people and go out of their way to help their guests in any way possible. Overall a good stay

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Joy in ,

    Thank you Fritz for your comments. We wish you well in Melbourne and really nice that you like our suburb so well that you wish to live here with your wife. Good luck with your move and keep in touch. Owen says a good day at Aussie Rules is def a must.

  • 5 hearts
    April 2017

    Great hosts, great accommodation, totally recommended

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Joy in ,

    Glenn, we enjoyed your stay with us and would welcome you back anytime. Thank you for the nice recommendation and hope we see you again.

  • 5 hearts
    March 2017

    Both Joy & Owen are great folks, the venue easy to get to by Train & Tram. Everyone becomes a member of the family just straight away and it's all totally laid back , I will go again. Keith .

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Joy in ,

    Keith, thank you for the kind comments... we enjoyed having you to stay and glad you liked the ambiance. Welcome any time and look forward to another visit. Safe flying on all your trips Joy and Owen

  • 3 hearts
    March 2017

    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.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Joy in ,

    You had a downstairs bedroom right next to our beautiful bathroom - the bedroom has a giant king size bed. Also in addition to cooking many dinners for you, we offered you in your stay plentiful breakfasts with the freshest and wide variety of fruits as well as other breakfast foods and we went out of our way to cook a large roast dinner complete with Yorkshire puddings and Australia's best roast lamb and pork and dessert, and because of your complaints about going to our wineries here in outer Melbourne we actually offered you 2 bottles of our own expensive wines which you drank in our home (at no cost to you) to appease your disappointment of the wineries of which we have some excellent ones in outer Melbourne. We do ask our guests to vacate around 10am (as per in most hotels) but state that our guests are quite welcome to stay in our home - loungeroom, family rooms etc until flights. I personally also organised a hotel for you, booked it and printed out the documents. We did offer to take you to the next main station at Caulfield to save you carrying luggage but you declined. Its a shame you have felt this as our 39 other reviews seemed to have been more than happy. We hope you have an enjoyable stay at your Homestays in New Zealand as you mentioned you would not be having dinners there.

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  • 4 hearts
    March 2017

    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

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Joy in ,

    Thank you Rose for your review.. we have seen you come back again and no doubt will see you again too as you have mentioned. Happy to have you stay when you are in Melbourne if we have a room. So glad you found our house relaxing and also enjoyable - we love this atmosphere

  • 4 hearts
    February 2017

    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.
    Would recommend.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Joy in ,

    Hi Ally, so funny re our pic.... I guess because I don't always wear make up...and my hair changes sometimes...however yes it is much better to get a train to glen huntly and city to glen huntly is 8ks but sometimes taxis when they have new travellers will take you the long way....lol Hope everything goes well for you and perhaps see you another time.