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 minutes direct walk to train/tram, bus stops and shops and cafes
- 15 minutes train ride to Melbourne city centre
- 20 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 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) – $10 per night per person
** 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
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
We are in the south eastern aread - 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
Please enjoy your stay and treat our house as you would your own home!
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
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
A great place to stay, Joy and Owen were wonderful hosts, who made my stay a memorable occasion. A charming, big period home, very clean, with a wonderful homely atmosphere. Close to all amenities. Food excellent. Will definitely be going back.
Joy and Owen were fantastic hosts in a beautiful, clean, big old house with lots of character. They would take time out of their busy schedule to get to know things about you, your family and work. The facilities in the house are spot on and the help yourself attitude makes you feel right at home and Joys big hearty meals are worth looking forward to after a long day. A great place to stay where everybody is made to feel like they are part of the family.
It was my first homestay experience and Joy and owen made it fantastic.
They are so nice. Actually I felt completely at home!
Her dinner is delicious.
There are no strict rules and they are casual as long as you are clean and responsibile.
Also, she helped me updating my resume once she knew that I was looking for work.
Moreover, she explained everything about Melbourne to me the ways, the trains, the rules.. Etc
Owen also is very nice guy and helpful
I recommend staying with them if you want to Melbourne.
Thanks Joy ;).
Loved it, Joy and Owen were lovely a warm and friendly place made me lunch when I arrived they put me in the Dvd room I'm a huge movie buff the other house mates were awesome to meet happy house hold!
I missed my train do stayed 2 more nights!
I highly recommend staying here you will love it beautiful house kitchen the rooms are immaculate nice and quiet at night close to everything you will want!!