About the Homestay

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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. Check in usually around 10am and check out 9am however we are happy to discuss if you need earlier/later times.

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
- 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 - DVD/CD library (heaps of varied music) and huge Book library , also (avid collection of movies –current and great selection)
4) 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
and
**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
Note:
** 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. We do not have credit card facilities and prefer cash on the day of your arrival please.

Additional Info

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

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 2 nights

Maximum stay is for 352 nights

Available for given dates

Long stay? If you have a reoccuring schedule where days in the week do not require accommodation, you can unselect those days below. This will inform the host and reduce the price of your stay.

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Upstairs -Twin
From $55 per night
Twin Room
Sleeps 2

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Room - 2 single comfy beds. Beautiful light , built in robes & all linen - upstairs

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
$55
$110
Weekly Price
$385
$770
Monthly price
$1,650
$2,400
Cottage Twin
From $55 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This room can be twin or single (for 1 or 2 people) and is in our cottage ..shared bathroom with one other.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
Nightly Price
$55
Weekly Price
$385
Monthly price
$1,650
Upstairs KING bedroom
From $55 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This room is a large King size room for 1 person or couple. Upstairs, north facing - light filled

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
$55
$110
Weekly Price
$385
$770
Monthly price
$1,650
$2,400
Downstairs KING bedroom
From $55 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Large King size for 1 or 2 person or a couple. Light filled on ground floor, north facing with lovely doorway and view of garden. all linen provided

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
$55
$110
Weekly Price
$385
$770
Monthly price
$1,650
$2,400
Upstairs
From $55 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

We can make double room with 2 single beds if needed. Room - Single size beautiful comfortable bed . Beautiful light , built in robes & all linen - upstairs

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
Nightly Price
$55
Weekly Price
$385
Monthly price
$1,650
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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

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
  • 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 Rules

Your host is a non-smoker.

Smoking is not allowed.

112 Reviews

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    Australia

    5 hearts
    February 2024

    Owen and Joy are so wonderful hosts. We had a great time staying at this homelike place. The house is located conviniently to almost everything. Definitely a great choice for accommodation in Melbourne. Love it. Recommend it.

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    Iran
    Age 45 - 54

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    February 2024

    The host cancelled the booking 4 days before the arrival date.

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    Australia
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    February 2024

    A really good homestay. From the start Joy makes you feel comfortable and welcomed. They have a collection of literally thousands of DVDs to watch when you just want to relax inside and a beautiful garden to relax outside. Could not recommend Joy's homestay more highly.

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    Japan
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    December 2023

    Super lovely warm House!
    I would like to visit this house again!

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    Japan
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    December 2023

    Thx!!
    They were really friendly and kind.
    If you will stay in Melbourne first time, you should stay here!

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    Japan
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    December 2023

    I stayed joy’s house for couple of weeks and I had good time there .
    Joy and Owen were so kind and helpful.
    They were happy to help you if you have some issues while you’re in staying.
    I had good time talking with them :))
    The house itself was antique and gorgeous .
    They have pretty garden as well .
    Everything was is walking distance like supermarket, cafes and stations.
    Thank you so much for having me joy and Owen

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Joy in ,

    Kana and thank you so much for your review. We wish you well in the future and in your job and further staying in Melbourne. You were a delight to have you stay and loved our conversations about everything and appreciated you were very clean and tidy in your room and would recommend you to any homestay. Do keep in touch and come visit when you like.

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    Japan
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    October 2023

    they welcomed me as if I were their real family.
    can't wait to see them again

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    Japan
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    October 2023

    I had a wonderful staying in melbourne thanks to them! They accepted me as if I was a part of their family, so I’m sure they should give a warm welcome you, too.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Joy in ,

    Anri it was a pleasure having you stay, good luck with your new job and we would welcome to have you stay anytime.

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    Italy
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    October 2023

    Both Owen and Joy were very welcoming into their home, and their home is amazing. Always ready for a chat, and a word. I felt at home.

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    Japan
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    August 2023

    I had a great time at Joy and Owen's house. They were always kind and helpful to me. Every time I came home they asked me what I had done that day and listened to my stories, which I enjoyed very much. All the food Joy cooked was delicious. The house and rooms were very beautiful and comfortable. The house is very close to the train, tram and bus stations and there is a supermarket nearby. I hope to see Joy and Owen again when I go back to Melbourne. I would highly recommend this family to anyone going to Melbourne. Joy and Owen are lovely people. Thank you for everything.

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Joy in ,

    Thank you Minori for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to have you stay and your sweet nature made us easy to speak with you. We hope we will see you again and very happy to recommend you if you are staying in another country or state for homestay. Take care and good luck for your future.
    Joy and Owen

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