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Homestay in Glen Huntly - Melbourne, Australia

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
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
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
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
  • Use of Kitchen
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.

59 Reviews

  • 4 hearts
    September 2017

    Joy is a very friendly and hospitable host, with many years experience.

  • 5 hearts
    August 2017

    This guest awarded the host 5 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.

  • 5 hearts
    August 2017

    Joy and Owen are lovely hosts, I really enjoyed staying with them. The house is nice and located in a great area (only 20 minutes with the train to the city). There is always a lot of food at the house and the hosts are providing dinners which are super delicious. Highly recommend this place to stay! :)

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Joy in ,

    Thank you Carolin for your lovely review and also compliments on the food in our home. We have enjoyed having you and hope you definitely come back again... only next time in Summer so you can really enjoy our beach weather... we would welcome you to stay anytime. We wish you good health, good fun and a wonderful life journey.

  • 5 hearts
    July 2017

    Lovely old home to stay in, host Joy makes you feel very welcome lovely clean linen and room swith old charm, location very convenient

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Joy in ,

    Thank you Sandra for the review... It was lovely to meet you and your son and daughter in law for your stay...do let us know what the baby is and name... You are all welcome anytime...kindest Joy and Owen

  • 4 hearts
    July 2017

    This family was interesting. They were welcoming and the most lovely and helpful people I have ever seen. You will feel like a family from the day of your arrival. I stayed with them 8 days, Owen showed me around the neighbourhood and Joy helped me as much as she could and I had great time with them. The room was clean and clean towels and linens were provided. The place is near the train station and you will be provided with information for getting around the city. Joy was lovely and funny and she is a great cook as well. You will enjoy delicious dinner she prepares and despite the extra fee it is worth. If I had a chance, I would stay there again.
    I would like to thank them for their hospitality and help.

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  • 5 hearts
    June 2017

    Very friendly greeting, clean,warm and location great near train station and tram. I would like to stay again sometime.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Joy in ,

    Thank you Anne, we would love to host you any time you are in Melbourne... next time for a nicer reason to come to town.... take care till next....

  • 5 hearts
    June 2017

    My stay was only a long weekend and I was barely in the house , but it was one of the most pleasant & conveniently located stays I have had.

  • 4 hearts
    June 2017

    Very welcoming.

  • 4 hearts
    April 2017

    Wonderful Host.. Joy welcomed me in with a Joyful smile. Felt welcome and felt at home.. had delicious home cooked dinner. And had fun watching AFL with Owen.. wonderful place to stay.. hope to stay there again :)

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Joy in ,

    thank you for the comments... Was nice to meet you Francis, good luck with the flying and hope you enjoying Great Ocean Road.... would be happy to have you stay again

  • 5 hearts
    April 2017

    Fantastic hosts, comfy bed. I had a great night sleep. I hope to stay there again.